Uncapped Trio Listed In 6 Nations Squad

Three uncapped players have been included in the Scotland Women's squad for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations Championship. Back-row forwards Alex Pratt and Mary Lafaiki and stand-off Julie Sanaghan are among 23 players listed who will convene at Murrayfield for training next weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January).Three uncapped players have been included in the Scotland Women's squad for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations Championship.

Back-row forwards Alex Pratt and Mary Lafaiki and stand-off Julie Sanaghan are among 23 players listed who will convene at Murrayfield for training next weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January).

Pratt, 33, an environmental engineer, is a graduate of the Scotland Women's Development squad; Lafaiki, 32, is a textiles student at Heriot Watt University; and Sanaghan, 27, is a sport and exercise student at Napier University, who has played for the Scotland Women's 7s team and the Development team.

Scotland Women will once again be captained by lock forward Jilly McCord with centre Veronica Fitzpatrick as vice-captain.

Their games in the RBS 6 Nations Championship are

v France, Sunday 3 February, Meggetland, Edinburgh (kick-off 12 noon)

v Wales, Sunday 10 February, Taffs Wells RFC, Cardiff (kick-off 1pm)

v Ireland, Friday 22 February, St Mary's RFC, Dublin (kick-off 6pm)

v England, Saturday 8 March, Meggetland, Edinburgh (kick-off 12 noon)

v Italy, Sunday 16 March, Stadio Communale Mira near Venice (kick-off 2.30pm)

Scotland Women's squad: Backs: Hazel Belinski (Hillhead/Jordanhill), Louise Dalgleish (RHC), Lyndsey Douglas (Richmond), Cara D'Silva, Veronica Fitzpatrick (both RHC), Sarah Gill (Murrayfield Wanderers), Tanya Griffith (RHC), Lindsey Harley (Murrayfield Wanderers), Suzi Newton (Blaydon/Team Northumbria), Julie Sanaghan (Kirkcaldy), Laura Steven (Murrayfield Wanderers)

Forwards: Lana Blyth (Murrayfield Wanderers), Sonia Cull (RHC), Beth Dickens (Murrayfield Wanderers), Joan Hutchinson (Hillhead/Jordanhill), Mary Lafaiki (GHA), Heather Lockhart (Hillhead/Jordanhill), Jilly McCord, Louise Moffat (both RHC), Alex Pratt (Watsonians), Lynne Reid (RHC), Sarah-Louise Walker (Watsonians), Lindsay Wheeler (Blaydon/Team Northumbria)