Bryan Easson names 35-player training squad ahead of Six Nations

Campaign kicks off against England at the DAM Health Stadium on 26th March

Scotland's Six Nations squad has been announced. Image: ©Craig Watson
Scotland's Six Nations squad has been announced. Image: ©Craig Watson

HEAD COACH Bryan Easson has gone for continuity in his 35-player squad for the 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations, ahead of the campaign kicking off against England at the DAM Health Stadium in Edinburgh on Friday 26th March.

He has retained the full squad which travelled to Dubai last month to secure qualification to the World Cup later this year, whilst calling up three experienced internationalists in Jodie Rettie (Saracens), Abi Evans (Darlington Mowden Park) and Hannah Smith (Watsonians), plus three players in Alison Wilson (Heriot’s), Emma Orr (Biggar) and Meryl Smith (Edinburgh University) who could potentially make their international debuts during the tournament

Rachel Malcolm will continue as captain, with Helen Nelson supporting her as vice-captain.


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“We’ve had an exciting start to the year after claiming the last spot in this year’s World Cup in New Zealand, but it’s important that our focus now turns fully to the Six Nations,” said Easson.

“The hard work and effort that the squad have displayed in recent training sessions has been terrific and our priority over the next six weeks will be about building on the positive progress that we’ve seen over the past year.

“The opening round of the tournament will see us host defending champions, England, which will be a tough test but I know the players are relishing the chance to challenge themselves in front of a home support.”

The 2022 championship will see all of Scotland’s games broadcast across BBC channels, with Scotland’s first two matches against England and Wales being shown on BBC Two and the remaining three fixtures being broadcast on BBC Scotland.

Scotland squad for the 2022 Women’s Six Nations –

Forwards

  • Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning) – 12 caps
  • Christine Belisle (Loughborough Lightning) – 12 caps
  • Sarah Bonar (Harlequins) – 25 caps
  • Lisa Cockburn (Worcester Warriors) – 23 caps
  • Katie Dougan (Gloucester Hartpury) – 15 caps
  • Eva Donaldson (Edinburgh University) – 1 cap
  • Evie Gallagher (Stirling County) – 8 caps
  • Jade Konkel (Harlequins) – 49 caps
  • Rachel Malcolm CAPTAIN (Loughborough Lightning) – 24 caps
  • Rachel McLachlan (Sale Sharks) – 24 caps
  • Louise McMillan (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 31 caps
  • Lyndsay O’Donnell (Worcester Warriors) – 15 caps
  • Jodie Rettie (Saracens) – 18 caps
  • Lana Skeldon (Worcester Warriors) – 48 caps
  • Emma Wassell (Loughborough Lightning) – 52 caps
  • Alison Wilson (Heriots) – uncapped
  • Molly Wright (Sale Sharks) – 10 caps
  • Anne Young (Edinburgh University) – 1 cap

Backs

  • Shona Campbell (Edinburgh University) – 2 caps
  • Abi Evans (Darlington Mowden Park) – 15 caps
  • Megan Gaffney (Loughborough Lightning) – 39 caps
  • Coreen Grant (Saracens) – 1 cap
  • Sarah Law (Sale Sharks) – 48 caps
  • Rhona Lloyd (Les Lioness du Stade Bordelaise) – 33 caps
  • Caity Mattinson (Worcester Warriors) – 1 cap
  • Jenny Maxwell (Loughborough Lightning) – 36 caps
  • Mairi McDonald (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 7 caps
  • Liz Musgrove (Watsonians) – 10 caps
  • Helen Nelson (Loughborough Lightning) – 37 caps
  • Emma Orr (Biggar) – uncapped
  • Chloe Rollie (Exeter Chiefs) – 45 caps
  • Hannah Smith (Watsonians) – 30 caps
  • Meryl Smith (Edinburgh University) – uncapped
  • Lisa Thomson (Sale Sharks) – 40 caps
  • Evie Wills (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 3 caps

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