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Framlingham: Laura helps inspire England win

19:59 03 February 2013

Laura Wright sings the national anthem before the RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham, London.

Laura Wright sings the national anthem before the RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham, London.

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SHE’S Suffolk’s favourite soprano and is rapidly becoming the go-to-girl for big sporting occasions.

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Laura Wright has already sung at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final and performed at Twickenham in the past.

And dressed in a stunning red dress, the 22-year-old former Framlingham College student delivered the national anthem for the England national rugby union team on Saturday afternoon ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland.

She also changed into a white Alberta Ferretti dress to sing again at half time.

England won the game 38-18 and Laura, who last year was named as the England rugby team’s first ever official anthem singer, won many more new fans.

She was inundated with messages on social networking website Twitter, all praising her performance, and posted some behind-the-scenes pictures from the day in response.

She tweeted: “Thank you for all the lovely comments - got to catch some of the second half, too! Great game.”

Laura, from Framsden, is a passionate rugby fan who plays for the Rosslyn Park Ladies XV, known appropriately as the Slingbacks,

She followed Saturday’s performance with an early start as she made an appearance on BBC Breakfast yesterday morning.

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