Scotland side named for France test

Scotland side named for France test

Head Coach Bryan Easson has made two alterations to the starting Scotland side to face France in this Sunday’s 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations match at Scotstoun Stadium (10 April, kick-off 1pm) – live on BBC Scotland.

Chloe Rollie returns to the fold this weekend to start at full-back, while Louise McMillan moves to the second-row from the bench.

Scotland stalwart Sarah Law could make her 50th appearance this weekend if called upon from the bench, with the Penicuik-born playmaker making her debut nine years ago against England in the opening 2013 Six Nations match.

Easson said: “We’ve had a good review this week following last Saturday’s result against Wales and we’ve taken a lot of learnings on-board. I think we performed well for the first 50 minutes and created a lot of chances while demonstrating a strong defensive effort at the same time.

“We’ve spoken this week about being a lot more clinical and working a little bit harder off-the-ball to make sure those running lines are more detailed for the match this weekend.

“There is only a handful of changes to the starting line-up this week but it is pleasing to see consistency and strength within this group at the moment.

“Unfortunately Emma Wassell is unavailable due to injury, however, Louise McMillan is a fantastic player who fully deserves her spot in the starting line-up this week.

“We had an excellent home crowd a few weeks ago at the DAM Health Stadium and the squad are very excited to run out in front of the supporters again this weekend at Scotstoun Stadium.”

Lana Skeldon will pack down alongside an unchanged prop pairing of Leah Bartlett and Christine Belisle.

Louise McMillan and Sarah Bonar will link-up in the second-row, while Rachel Malcolm, Evie Gallagher and Jade Konkel are all once again named in the back-row.

Jenny Maxwell and Helen Nelson will continue their half-back partnership, while Lisa Thomson partners Emma Orr in midfield.

The back-three sees Chloe Rollie return to full-back, with Megan Gaffney and Rhona Lloyd again lining up on the wing.

Come along and support the team in the 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations as tickets are still available for this Sunday’s match against France. Adult tickets are £15, Under-18 tickets at £5 and U12s can attend for just £1 with a paying adult ticket. Secure your tickets here.

You can also follow all the action live on BBC Scotland. Live updates will also be provided on scottishrugby.org

Scotland Women side to face France in the 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations at the Scotstoun Stadium (kick-off 1pm) – live on BBC Scotland

15. Chloe Rollie (Exeter Chiefs) – 46 caps

14. Rhona Lloyd (Les Lioness du Stade Bordelaise) – 35 caps

13. Emma Orr (Biggar) – 1 cap

12. Lisa Thomson (Sale Sharks) – 42 caps

11. Megan Gaffney (Loughborough Lightning) – 41 caps


10. Helen Nelson VICE CAPTAIN (Loughborough Lightning) – 39 caps

9. Jenny Maxwell (Loughborough Lightning) – 38 caps


1. Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning) – 14 caps

2. Lana Skeldon (Worcester Warriors) – 50 caps

3. Christine Belisle (Loughborough Lightning) – 14 caps

4. Louise McMillan (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 33 caps

5. Sarah Bonar (Harlequins) – 26 caps

6. Rachel Malcolm CAPTAIN (Loughborough Lightning) – 26 caps

7. Evie Gallagher (Stirling County) – 9 caps

8. Jade Konkel (Harlequins) – 51 caps

Replacements

16. Jodie Rettie (Saracens) – 18 caps

17. Molly Wright (Sale Sharks) – 11 caps

18. Katie Dougan (Gloucester Hartpury) – 16 caps

19. Lyndsay O’Donnell (Worcester Warriors) – 15 caps

20. Rachel McLachlan (Sale Sharks) – 25 caps

21. Caity Mattinson (Worcester Warriors) – 2 caps

22. Sarah Law (Sale Sharks) – 49 caps

23. Meryl Smith (Edinburgh University) – 1 cap

Unavailable for selection: Emma Wassell, Hannah Smith, Lisa Cockburn, Shona Campbell

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