Preview: Wales Women v Scotland Women

Preview: Wales Women v Scotland Women

Scotland Women face Wales at Cardiff Arms Park for the second round of their 2022 Tik Tok Six Nations campaign.

With Scotland and Wales sitting 9th and 10th respectively on the World Rugby rankings, this Saturday's match is expected to be a keenly contested fixture in front of a record crowd in Wales.

Further milestones are also expected this weekend, with Lana Skeldon set to make her 50th appearance for Scotland and Emma Orr poised to make her international debut.

Head Coach preview

Scotland Women Head Coach, Bryan Easson, said: “Last week was an opportunity to test ourselves against the top team in the world and although the result didn’t go our way, we’ve learnt a lot of lessons from our opening match.

“It was brilliant to see Jade Konkel receive her 50th cap at the DAM Health Stadium and I’m delighted that Lana is also in line for her 50th appearance this Saturday. Lana is an incredibly committed individual and has been an integral part of this squad for over a decade now.

“We have a number of players unavailable for selection this week due to illness and covid, however, we have some exciting young players amongst the squad and it’s hugely important to give those players opportunities to experience test match rugby against some formidable opponents, particularly in a World Cup year.

“Emma has trained particularly well since she joined us at the start of the year and has fully deserved her place in the starting line-up this weekend. She has previously shown us her potential during her time with the Scotland 7s squad, before being selected in the extended GB Sevens training squad last year, and I'm looking forward to seeing her make her debut."

The Teams

Match Stats

  • Hannah Smith made more offloads (4) than anyone else in Round 1 of the 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations, in fact she accounted for 50% of all the offloads Scotland made in their match and was the only player on her team to make multiple passes out of contact. 
  • Scotland defeated Wales 27-20 at Scotstoun Stadium in last year's Women's Six Nations championship.
  • Lana Skeldon is set to make her 50th appearance for Scotland, with the hooker making her debut back in 2011 against the Netherlands.
  • The Cardiff Arms Park is expecting a record crowd for a Wales Women game, with over 4200 tickets sold for the fixture.

Where to Watch

Join us in the Scottish Rugby Match Centre on Saturday for exclusive insight, match stats and live commentary from BT Murrayfield.

As always we’ll bring you the big moments as they happen, along with the latest from inside the Scotland camp.

Wales v Scotland kicks off at 4.45pm and you can watch the game live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Two in the UK.

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