Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors confirm Celtic Challenge squads

Campaign will kick-off with an inter-city clash at Hive Stadium on 30th December

Sophie Anderson of Watsonians has been named in Glashow Warriors' core squad for the Celtic Challenge. Image: Peter Watt
Sophie Anderson of Watsonians has been named in Glashow Warriors' core squad for the Celtic Challenge. Image: Peter Watt

BOTH Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors women teams have now named their ‘core squads’ for their respective Celtic Challenge campaigns, which will kick-off when the two sides face each other at the Hive Stadium at lunchtime on 30th December, ahead of the men’s 1872 Cup clash on the adjacent Murrayfield international bowl later that afternoon. 

The Edinburgh squad, which will be coached by Claire Cruikshank, who Head of Performance Ladies’ Rugby at Edinburgh University, was announced yesterday [Monday].

Meanwhile, Glasgow head coach Chris Laidlaw, the former Boroughmuir and Scotland Club XV stand-off, named his squad earlier today.

Tickets for the Edinburgh versus Glasgow Warriors Celtic Challenge clash on Friday 30th December at 12noon, click HERE.


Glasgow Warriors squad:

Forwards: Chloe Brown (Stirling County), Eilidh Fleming (Stirling County)*, Kaylee Fraser (Corstorphine Cougars), Debbie Lee (Hillhead Jordanhill), Hannah McMahon (Edinburgh University), Ailie Tucker (Watsonian FC),
Karis Craig (Watsonian FC)*, Nikki Simpson (Garioch)*, Holland Bogan (Stirling County)*, Eve Thomson (Hillhead Jordanhill)*, Ellie Williamson (West of Scotland)*, Sophie Anderson (Watsonian FC), Megan Hyland (Garioch)*, Alex Love (West of Scotland), Alison Orr (Biggar), Kirsty Ritchie (Biggar)*, Emma Turner (Corstorphine Cougars) and Lucy Winter (Watsonian FC).

Backs: Rhea Clarke (Edinburgh University)*, Rebekah Douglas (Corstorphine Cougars)*, Ceitidh Ainsworth (Stirling County)*, Carla McDonald (Hillhead Jordanhill)*, Pearl Kellie (Heriot’s Blues), Lucy MacRae (Edinburgh University)*, Claudia McClaren (Stirling County), Charlotte Burrows (Garioch)*, Roma Fraser (Hillhead Jordanhill)*, Sky Phimister (Stirling County)*, Pheadra Snailham (Stewartry Sirens) and Beth Tobin (Hillhead Jordanhill).



Forwards: Adelle Ferrie (Corstorphine Cougars), Aila Ronald (University of Edinburgh)*. Alex Stewart (Corstorphine Cougars)*, Alison Wilson (Heriot’s Blues), Freya Walker (Watsonian FC)*, Katie Lindsay (Corstorphine Cougars)*, Lucy Kidd (Corstorphine Cougars), Merryn Gunderson (Corstorphine Cougars), Millie Capaldi (Heriot’s Blues), Millie Whitehouse (University of Edinburgh), Molly Poolman (Watsonian FC)*, Natasha Logan (University of Edinburgh)*, Poppy Fletcher (University of Edinburgh)*, Rachel Cox (Stirling County), Sam Taganekurukuru (Stirling County) and Sophie Murphy (Stirling County)*.

Backs: Ami Conchie (Watsonian FC), April McKenzie (unattached)*, Briar McNamara (Watsonian FC), Cieron Bell (University of Edinburgh)*, Emma Orr (Heriot’s Blues/ Biggar)*, Giselle Chicot (Heriot’s Blues), Hannah Chrisp (Heriot’s Blues), Hannah Ramsay (Corstorphine Cougars), Hannah Walker (University of Edinburgh)*, Mary Nelson (Watsonian FC), Nicole Flynn (University of Edinburgh)*, Rachel Philipps (Watsonian FC)*, Sarah Denholm (University of Edinburgh)* and Zoe Turner (Corstorphine Cougars).

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  1. I see the nepotism is working well again on the coaching front. Not what you know but who you know. Yes yes yes as long as you remember this word you will go far with the SRU coaching structure.

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