The School’s Head of Biology and European women’s Rugby team player, Lou Rickard, was recently presented with her first cap (having received her 50th and 100th previously but never her first!). Joining a group of Welsh players that had never received their first cap, she was presented hers by Thomas Davies CBE DL, a Welsh former Rugby Union wing and British Lions player. Having played international Rugby for Wales between 1966 and 1978, Thomas Davies is one of a small group of Welsh players to have won three Grand Slams including Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams, Ryan Jones, Adam Jones, Gethin Jenkins and Alun Wyn Jones – so it was quite an honor to meet the man and the player!
Following this presentation, Dr Rickard also attended an Inspirational Women’s event recently, where she was presented with and received her 100th cap from the Centurions. Only eight women in the world have received over 100 caps for their country, and four of them presented caps during this event. On the cap it states that Dr Rickard is centurion number 10, meaning she is the 10th centurion male and female (second female) to have got to 100caps. What an achievement!