Rugby sensation Maia Boucher-White made her debut for England Under 18s in a stunning 39-5 over Scotland on Sunday.

Boucher-White, from Yate, starred for the national team in the match which was held at Preston Grasshoppers.

The 18-year-old, who is a loose-head prop, is currently at Hartpury College where she is in the Elite Academy as well as studying Geography, PE and Psychology.

She’s played for the likes of St Mary’s and Chipping Sodbury but was invited to play for Gloucester-Hartpury in the Women’s Tyrell’s Premiership.

Boucher-White was overjoyed with the call up and to pull on the England jersey.

“It was an amazing experience and a great feeling to get the win,” she said. “Ive been a part of the u18’s squad since September. We meet every six weeks for week long training camps.

“I was told by my coach that my development was noticed by coaches in and out of camp and I had put in to be in a good position for selection but when he told me that I would be starting my debut against Scotland I was lost for words and overjoyed.

“It didn’t sink in for a few days and it was so surreal.”

Boucher-White is aiming to continue her progress at Gloucester-Hartpury and push for a place in the England Under 20s squad in the near future.

Another important desire of hers is to inspire more girls to play rugby.

“I grew up being told it wasn’t normal for girls to play rugby so my aim is to completely change people’s perceptions of this statement,” she explained.

“If I can inspire young girls to get involved in rugby or any sport for that matter would make me so proud.”