Tamara was playing Rugby for Bath Rugby Ladies in February 2008 when a freak accident happened and she broke her neck.
The medical term is a C5/C6 injury to her vertebrate, which consisted of her spinal cord being damaged. This has resulted in paralysis from the chest down.
Since the accident the rehabilitation process has meant two months in Frenchay Hospital and nine months in the Spinal Unit of Odstock Hospital in Salisbury. Since 2011 she has been living in a specially adapted bungalow near Bath.
The formerly Bristol-based Sports Development Officer is a regular supporter of both the Women's and Men's matches, and she is often seen at the Rec on matchdays.
Since Tamara's injury the Bath Ladies team no longer play with a number 8 shirt, the number 18 shirt is used instead. A historical parallel to this is that in the amateur era where Bath never played with a number 13 shirt as it was deemed to be unlucky.
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