Sei Nazioni Femminile: Scozia, un solo cambio nel XV per la sfida al Galles

scozia femminile gruppo Broadwood Stadium Cumbernauld
Alba Ovale – 2016

Edimburgo – Shade Munro, head coach della Scozia Femminile, cambia un solo elemento nel XV che ha perso a La Rochelle contro la Francia due settimane fa in vista della sfida casalinga al Galles, in programma al Broadwood Stadium di Cumbernauld venerdì 24 febbraio (con kick off previsto alle 6.20pm, analisi e interviste sul nostro sito al termine del match che sarà trasmesso anche in diretta su Scottish Rugby TV – a questo link).

Il cambio, oltretutto, è forzato, perchè la flanker delle RHC Cougar, Karen Dunbar, è costretta a chiudere in anticipo il suo 6 Nations a causa dell’infortunio al ginocchio rimediato nella gara contro Les Bleues.

Sarà Jemma Forsyth a prendere il posto di Dunbar, con la terza linea di Worcester, Lyndsay O’Donnell – che ha vestito la maglia della Nazionale l’ultima volta nel ritorno della Women’s World Cup qualifier contro la Spagna nel novembre scorso.

We had a strong performance against Ireland in our opening match and a lot of good things were achieved, from which the players can take great pride from. Unfortunately, we were unable to build on those positives against a very physical French team,” ha detto l’Head Coach, Shade Munro, al sito ufficiale della Scottish Rugby.

The players are a tight-knit group and are determined to keep improving together. As a squad we remain focused and determined on making progress in this campaign and competing hard against all opposition. 
Wales pose a different challenge but one we are familiar with, having played them last October in a friendly as part of our increased training and game schedule. 
Home advantage will be key and I know the noise from the crowd during the Ireland game really lifted the players, so it would be great to see more supporters in the stands at Broadwood Stadium this Friday.

Entrambe le squadre cercheranno di dimenticare le brutte sconfitte del secondo turno, contro Francia e Inghilterra, ma mentre la Scozia sta ancora cercando il primo successo al 6 Nations da più di sette anni, il Galles contro le Red Roses ha interrotto (seppur bruscamente) una striscia positiva che durava da cinque gare, apertasi dopo la sconfitta contro l’Italia nell’ultima gara del 6 Nations 2016.

Scozia Femminile

15. Chloe Rollie* (Murrayfield Wanderers) – 14 caps
14. Megan Gaffney (Edinburgh University) – 22 caps
13. Lisa Thomson* (Edinburgh University) – 9 caps
12. Lisa Martin* CAPTAIN (Murrayfield Wanderers) – 34 caps
11. Rhona Lloyd* (Edinburgh University) – 9 caps
10. Helen Nelson* (Murrayfield Wanderers) – 6 caps
9.  Sarah Law* (Murrayfield Wanderers/Edinburgh University) – 27 caps
1. Tracy Balmer (Worcester) – 40 caps
2. Lana Skeldon (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 18 caps
3. Lindsey Smith (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 34 caps
4. Emma Wassell* (Murrayfield Wanderers) – 20 caps
5. Deborah McCormack (Aylesford Bulls) – 20 caps
6. Jemma Forsyth (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 18 caps
7. Louise McMillan* (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 4 caps
8. Jade Konkel** (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 25 caps
Panchina
16. Lucy Park* (Murrayfield Wanderers) – 3 cap
17. Heather Lockhart (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 86 caps
18. Katie Dougan (Edinburgh University) – 6 caps
19. Sarah Bonar (Lichfield) – 4 caps
20. Lyndsay O’Donnell (Worcester) – 11 caps
21. Jenny Maxwell  (Lichfield) – 12 caps
22. Eilidh Sinclair* (Murrayfield Wanderers) – 14 caps
23. Lauren Harris (Melrose) – 18 caps
* BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 2 player 2016/17
** BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 3 player 2016/17
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