T-Bone Catches Up With Scotland Women

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.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.