Scotland Ladies’s Six Nations Squad 2022
The Scots dominated the primary half towards Wales and durations of the second, however weren’t all the time capable of make these probabilities rely, notably within the closing minutes of every half.
The guests’ second attempt got here across the half-hour mark. This time it got here from a fortuitous bounce after a spell of Scottish strain within the 22.
Jenny Maxwell put a kick over the road and it bounced away from the 2 Welsh defenders and again in direction of Rhona Lloyd, who gratefully dotted down.
They couldn’t add a 3rd earlier than the break regardless of a protracted spell in possession within the Wales 22, however Lloyd scored her second inside a few minutes of the restart going over within the nook to make it 19-7 as she completed off an assault that she began with a break down the wing.
Then again got here Wales with tries from Sioned Harries and Kelsey Jones to degree the scores going into the ultimate quarter-hour, with Scotland prop Leah Bartlett additionally sin-binned after a lot of scrum offences within the 22.
A Ffion Lewis attempt with 5 minutes to go regarded to have sealed the win for Wales however a lot of penalty infringements by Wales, together with a deliberate knock-on by Siwan Lillicrap, meant Scotland may mount one final assault and push for a attempt.
They acquired to inside a metre of the road however a fumble by Jade Konkel allowed Wales to kick the ball out to shut out the sport.
Scotland workforce to play Wales – Saturday 2 April
Shona Campbell; Rhona Lloyd, Emma Orr, Lisa Thomson, Megan Gaffney; Helen Nelson, Jenny Maxwell, Leah Bartlett, Lana Skeldon, Christine Belisle, Emma Wassell, Sarah Bonar, Rachel Malcolm, Evie Gallagher, Jade Konkel.
Replacements: Jodie Rettie, Panashe Muzambe, Anne Younger, Lyndsay O’Donnell, Louise McMillan, Caity Mattinson, Meryl Smith, Hannah Smith.
The Scots got here into the match stuffed with confidence after qualifying for the Rugby World Cup for the primary time in 12 years and they’d have been comfy within the heat circumstances on the DAM Well being Stadium having performed in Dubai final month.
But they couldn’t halt the Pink Roses’ successful run – it now stands at 19 straight Checks. The hosts conceded two early tries earlier than Chloe Rollie crossed within the sixteenth minute to make it 5-14.
Nonetheless, England scored 4 extra occasions earlier than the break and whereas Scotland had the higher of the second half by way of territory and possession they couldn’t make it rely on the socreboard. As an alternative, they conceded one other three tries.
Make amends for the better of Ladies’s Six Nations spherical one.
Chloe Rollie; Rhona Lloyd, Hannah Smith, Lisa Thomson, Megan Gaffney; Helen Nelson, Jenny Maxwell; Leah Bartlett, Lana Skeldon, Christine Belisle, Emma Wassell, Louise McMillan, Rachel Malcolm, Rachel McLachlan, Jade Konkel.
Replacements: Molly Wright, Lisa Cockburn, Katie Dougan, Lyndsay O’Donnell, Eva Donaldson, Sarah Regulation, Meryl Smith, Shona Campbell.
Scotland Ladies’s Six Nations Squad
It’s the primary time since 2010 that Scotland will likely be that includes at a World Cup and the match-day 23 who bagged the spot with a victory over Colombia are all included within the championship squad.
Harlequins’ Jade Konkel returned to rugby this season after taking a break to work within the fireplace service and she or he has been named.
Captain Rachel Malcolm will as soon as once more lead the workforce within the Six Nations. In addition to Malcolm, there are extra skilled gamers named within the forwards. Hooker Lana Skeldon and lock Emma Wassell will star however there’s additionally new blood with Heriots’ Alison Wilson in line to win her first cap.
There are new names within the backs, too, with the uncapped Emma Orr and Meryl Smith included. They are going to be supported by skilled gamers like vice-captain Helen Nelson, Rhona Lloyd and Chloe Rollie.
Caity Mattinson could also be inexperienced within the Scotland aspect, successful her first cap in February, however she’s no stranger to the worldwide stage. She is the primary ladies’s participant to modify groups as she has gained caps for England.
Head coach Easson stated of preparations: “We’ve had an thrilling begin to the yr after claiming the final spot on this yr’s World Cup in New Zealand, however it’s necessary that our focus now turns absolutely to the Six Nations.
“The onerous work and energy that the squad have displayed in current coaching classes has been terrific and our precedence over the following six weeks will likely be about constructing on the optimistic progress that we’ve seen over the previous yr.
“The opening spherical of the event will see us host defending champions, England, which will likely be a tricky take a look at however I do know the gamers are relishing the possibility to problem themselves in entrance of a house assist.”
Scotland Ladies’s Six Nations Squad 2022
Shona Campbell (7 Jun 2001/Edinburgh College/Wing/2021 v Japan/3)
Abi Evans (30 Could 1996/Darlington Mowden Park/Wing/2015 v France/15)
Megan Gaffney (3 Dec 1991/Loughborough Lightning/Wing/2011 v The Netherlands/40)
Coreen Grant (30 Jan 1998/Saracens/Centre/2021 v Italy/1)
Sarah Regulation (19 Dec 1994/Sale Sharks/Fly-half/2013 v England/49)
Caity Mattinson (Worcester Warriors/Scrum-half/2022 v Colombia/1)
Jenny Maxwell (8 Dec 1992/Loughborough Lightning/Scrum-half/2015 v France/37)
Mairi McDonald (25 Nov 1997/Hillhead Jordanhill/Scrum-half/2020 v Spain/7)
Liz Musgrove (25 Dec 1996/Watsonians/Wing/2018 v Wales/10)
Emma Orr (Biggar/Uncapped)
Hannah Smith (30 Oct 1992/Watsonians/Centre/2013 v France/31)
Meryl Smith (11 Jun 2001/Edinburgh College/Full-back/2022 v England/1)
Lisa Thomson (7 Sep 1997/Unattached/Centre/2016 v England/41)
Evie Wills (4 Feb 2001/Stirling County/Fly-half/2021 v Italy/3)
Leah Bartlett (28 Aug 1998/Loughborough Lightning/Prop/2020 v Spain/13)
Christine Belisle (4 Nov 1993/Loughborough Lightning/Again-row/2019 v South Africa/13)
Sarah Bonar (2 Sep 1994/Harlequins/Lock/2016 v Spain/26)
Lisa Cockburn (6 Dec 1992/Worcester Warriors/Prop/2018 v Italy/24)
Katie Dougan (15 Jan 1995/Gloucester-Hartpury/Tighthead/2015 v Italy/24)
Eva Donaldson (Edinburgh College/Flanker/2022 v Colombia/2)
Evie Gallagher (22 Aug 2000/Stirling County/Again-row/2021 v England/8)
Rachel Malcolm (23 Could 1991/Loughborough Lightning/Again-row/2016 v Spain/25)
Rachel McLachlan (25 Feb 1999/Sale Sharks/Again-row/2018 v Italy/25)
Louise McMillan (27 Jul 1997/Hillhead Jordanhill/Again-row/2016 v Spain/32)
Lyndsay O’Donnell (21 Jun 1993/Worcester Warriors/Again-row or second row/15)
Jodie Rettie (31 Dec 1990/Saracens/Hooker/2018 v Wales/18)
Lana Skeldon (18 Oct 1993/Worcester Warriors/Hooker/2011 v Netherlands/49)
Emma Wassell (28 Dec 1994/Loughborough Lightning/Lock/2014 v Eire/53)
Alison Wilson (Heriots/Prop/Uncapped)
Molly Wright (13 Could 1991/Sale Sharks/Hooker/2020 v Spain/11)
Anne Younger (Edinburgh College/Prop/2021 v Japan/1)
(All kick-off occasions are UK & Eire time)
Sat 2 Apr, Wales 24-19 Scotland
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