Scotland Women got their 6 Nations campaign up and running with a 13-10 victory over Italy at Meggetland.
Fans feared the worst when Licia Stefan opened the scoring after nineteen minutes for the visitors which Veronica Schiavon converted however fifteen minutes later fly-half Tanya Griffith dotted down but the missed conversion meant that the Scots still trailed by two points.
Scotland Women got their 6 Nations up and running with a 13-10 victory over Italy at Meggetland.
Fans feared the worst when Licia Stefan opened the scoring after nineteen minutes for the visitors which Veronica Schiavon converted.
However fifteen minutes later fly-half Tanya Griffith dotted down however the missed conversion mean that the Scots still trailed by two points.
Half time: 5-7
The Italians added to their points tally through the accurate boot of fly-half Veronica Schiavon to peg the Scots back with a five point lead.
Six minutes later Tanya Griffith made her brace to bring the Scots back on equal terms.
Louise Dalgliesh’s conversion meant that the Scots were in the lead for the first time, a lead which they held on to for the remainder of the game.
Full time: 13-10
Scotland Women team to face Italy, Meggetland, Edinburgh (kick-off 12 noon) – admission to all Scotland Women, A, and age-grade matches is free
15 Lucy Millard (Murrayfield Wanderers)
14 Cara d’Silva (Royal High Corstorphine)
13 Laura Steven (Murrayfield Wanderers)
12 Erin Kerr (Richmond)
11 Victoria Blakebrough (Richmond)
10 Tanya Griffith (Royal High Corstorphine)
9 Louise Dalgliesh (Royal High Corstorphine)
1 Heather Lockhart (Hillhead Jordanhill)
2 Sarah-Louise Walker (Watsonians)
3 Beth Dickens (Murrayfield Wanderers)
4 Louise Moffat (Kirkcaldy)
5 Lindsay Wheeler (Team Northumbria)
6 Lynne Reid CAPTAIN (Royal High Corstorphine)
7 Ruth Slaven (Murrayfield Wanderers)
8 Susie Brown (Hillhead / Jordanhill)
16 Nikki Mcleod (Edinburgh University)
17 Ellen Beattie (Murrayfield Wanderers)
18 Joy Lyth (Lismore)
19 Keri Holdsworth (Watsonians)
20 Lana Blyth (Murrayfield Wanderers)
21 Lynsey Douglas (Richmond)
22 Katy Green (Murrayfield Wanderers)
Friday 13 March – Scotland v Ireland, Meggetland (kick-off 7.30pm)
Saturday 21 March – England v Scotland, Esher RFC SW London (1.30pm)
• Admission to all Scotland age-grade fixtures is free
• All Scotland age-grade sides are sponsored by Martin Currie
• Scotland club international assistant coach, Ally Donaldson (Currie), will take up the role of head coach and Selkirk’s Kevin Barrie will take over the forward coaching duties.