Glasgow Warriors prop Kevin Tkachuk met some members of the Scotland Women??™s team in Glasgow today ahead of the national team??™s clash with Canada at Hughenden this Sunday (4 November, kick-off 1pm).Glasgow Warriors prop Kevin Tkachuk met some members of the Scotland Women??™s team in Glasgow today ahead of the national team??™s clash with Canada at Hughenden this Sunday (4 November, kick-off 1pm).
Known as T-Bone to his team-mates, Tkachuk has notched-up 38 caps for Canada (five as captain) and narrowly missed out on this year??™s Rugby World Cup through injury.
Speaking to the girls at Hughenden, where the game will be played, T-Bone said: ???I??™ll only be wearing one cap on Sunday. I??™ll be cheering on Canada all the way, but I do wish the Scotland Women all the best.
???I know Quentin Fyffe [Canada Women??™s head coach] really well, he was our fullback at the last World Cup, and Ric Suggit speaks very highly of the Women??™s team. I think they were as high as third or fourth in the world at one point so let??™s hope they put in a display worthy of that ranking.???
???It??™s also great to see international rugby coming to Hughenden. Having played there with Glasgow for many years, I know how great the ground is in terms of supporters getting up close to the field and all the action. It??™s a fantastic place to come and watch rugby. Everyone who comes down on Sunday will have a blast.???
Scotland Women player and fellow prop, Heather Lockhart, added: ???We last played Canada over there back in 2005 in a World Cup warm-up match which we narrowly lost so let??™s hope we reap the benefits of the home advantage this time and get a really good support.
On the venue for Sunday??™s game, Lockhart continued: ???Hughenden is where I play my rugby so it??™s fantastic to have the game here.
???It??™s an exciting time for sport in Glasgow with the 2014 Commonwealth Games decision just around the corner. Hillhead/Jordanhill has a thriving Women??™s section so let??™s hope those that are catching the sporting bug will give rugby a go.???
Entry to Sunday??™s Women??™s international is free.