The Scotland Women team arrived in ireland this morning and completed their team run beneath sunny skies at Ashbourne RFC this afternoon in preparation for tomorrow's meeting with Ireland (kick-off 7.30pm).
A Friday fixture is not only slightly unusual for the players but means that the team of doctors, teachers, civil servants and other full-time employees and students must take additional leave from work to represent their sport on the international stage. That also means their training schedule and match preparations differ from their full-time professional peers, as Scotland captain Susie Brown talks about a regular day-in-the-life, below.
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Scotland Women v Ireland Women on Friday 9 March at Ashbourne RFC, kick-off 7.30pm 15 Stephanie Johnston (RHC Cougars) 14 Katy Green (Murrayfield Wanderers) 13 Laura Steven (Murrayfield Wanderers) 12 Lisa Ritchie (Carlisle) 11 Sarah Dixon (Stirling County) 10 Tanya Griffith (RHC Cougars) 9 Louise Dalgliesh (RHC Cougars)