She joins new club Loughborough Lightning with immediate consequence.

Scarratt, 28, is one of the primary 3 players to be given a xv s contract, starting in 2019.

Natasha Hunt, 2014 World Cup winner, is also leaving the Sevens app to join Gloucester-Hartpury, while Jess Breach returns to Harlequins Ladies.

All three sacrifice the chance to play in the Tokyo 20 20 Olympic Games but will soon be regarded for the next Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021 in Newzealand.

They are each also now eligible to play with in the Tyrrells Premier xv s – that the top-tier of these women’s English rugby union domestic league.

Scarratt’s signature for Loughborough Lightning is likely to soon be considered a coup for the team currently third in the Premier xv s league.

She last played Lichfield before focusing on Sevens, however the club failed in their bid to get a franchise to play in the Premier xv s.

Scarratt was additionally World Cup winner in 2014. She went on to be named the Rugby Union Writer’s Club Pat Marshall winner in 2015 later she scored 16 points in debt Roses 21-9 final triumph over Canada in Paris.

The Rugby Football Union announced their Girls’s 15-a-side players are moving professional in 20-19 earlier this year.

An overall total of 28 full time xv s women’s contracts will be awarded, with all the last 25 titles announced on 3 January.

Meanwhile, the 2014 World Cup finalist Amy Wilson-Hardy has rejoined the Sevens programme.


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