Rugby mad would sum up the Dow family. Red Roses back Abby has added to the exploits of her brother Chris, a Maidenhead player until injury curtailed his career, and sister Ruth, who appeared for Maidenhead, Reading, Wasps and England Women.
There’s more, Abby’s father Paul was her coach when she was a mini at Maidenhead, where she started at the age of five. Abby made her England debut in the 2017 Old Mutual Wealth Series against Canada, where she showed an art for finishing, scoring five tries in her first two appearances. There were three more starts, and three more tries, for Abby during the 2018 Women’s Six Nations as she helped the Red Roses to a second-place finish in the table. She featured once during the 2019 Women’s Six Nations, scoring a try in England’s win over Wales. She crossed in the team’s 60-3 win over Italy in autumn 2019 and starred in the 2020 Women’s Six Nations, scoring four tries in three matches. Abby studies mechanical engineering at Imperial College London.