Four uncapped players in Scotland’s Six Nations squad

Evie Gallagher, Shona Campbell, Coreen Grant and Evie Wills will be looking to make their international debuts in the tournament

Scotland kick off their Six Nations campaign against England on 3rd April. Image: ©Craig Watson
Scotland kick off their Six Nations campaign against England on 3rd April. Image: ©Craig Watson

BRYAN EASSON has named four uncapped players in his 31-strong squad for Scotland’s 2021 Six Nations campaign, which kicks off a week on Saturday with an away match against England in Doncaster.

Evie Gallagher, Shona Campbell, Coreen Grant and Evie Wills will be looking to make their international debut in the tournament, while Elizabeth Musgrove and  Jenny Maxwell return to the squad following lengthy injury spells.

Easson has named 17 players who were involved in Scotland’s impressive 13-13 draw with France in the last outing in October, before lockdown finally put the 2020 Six Nations to bed.

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


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“We are very much looking forward to the return of test rugby and I’m really pleased for the players that they will be back on the pitch after a turbulent few months,” said Easson.

“I’ve been really encouraged by the squad’s attitude and focus in our recent training weekends and the upcoming tournament provides a great opportunity to showcase all of our hard work.”

The Six Nations will be played in a new and condensed format this year, which will comprise of two pools of three teams with each team playing one home and one away fixture, culminating with a Super Saturday finals day.

Scotland will join England and Italy in Pool A, with France, Ireland and Wales forming Pool B.

Scotland will begin their Six Nations campaign with a trip to Doncaster to face reigning champions, England, on Saturday 3 April (kick-off 3pm) before facing Italy at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday 17 April (kick-off 5pm).

On Super Saturday Finals day, Scotland will host the side that finishes in the equivalent position in Pool B (Saturday 24 April, kick-off 5pm).

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Scotland Women squad for 2021 Women’s Six Nations:

FORWARDS

  • Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning)
  • Christine Belisle (Cartha Queens Park)
  • Siobhan Cattigan (Stirling County)
  • Lisa Cockburn (Darlington Mowden Park)
  • Katie Dougan (Hillhead Jordanhill)
  • Evie Gallagher (Stirling County)
  • Megan Kennedy (Stirling County)
  • Rachel Malcolm (Loughborough Lightning)
  • Rachel McLachlan (Unattached)
  • Louise McMillan (Hillhead Jordanhill)
  • Panashe Muzambe (Edinburgh University / Watsonians)
  • Jodie Rettie (Saracens)
  • Lana Skeldon (Unattached)
  • Emma Wassell (Corstorphine Cougars)
  • Molly Wright (Watsonians)

BACKS

  • Shona Campbell (Edinburgh University)
  • Abi Evans (Darlington Mowden Park)
  • Megan Gaffney (Heriots)
  • Coreen Grant (Saracens)
  • Sarah Law (Unattached)
  • Rhona Lloyd (Loughborough Lightning)
  • Jenny Maxwell (Loughborough Lightning)
  • Mairi McDonald (Hillhead Jordanhill)
  • Liz Musgrove (Unattached)
  • Helen Nelson (Loughborough Lightning)
  • Chloe Rollie (Harlequins)
  • Rachel Shankland (Stirling County)
  • Hannah Smith (Watsonians)
  • Lisa Thomson (Unattached)
  • Evie Tonkin (Darlington Mowden Park)
  • Evie Wills (Stirling County)

Scotland kick-off Six Nations campaign against England in Doncaster

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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.