JADE Konkel is back in the Scotland squad for next week’s game against Canada after making her return from long-term injury at Harlequins at the weekend. The 24-year-old was one of several key players missing from the team’s last Test, the 38-0 defeat by Italy at the start of the month.
Lisa Thomson retains the captaincy for the Canada match, having skippered the side for the first time in Padua. Watsonians back Charlotte Runcie is in line to make her debut.
“The squad have worked really hard over the last few weeks following our match in Italy,” head coach Shade Munro said after selecting a group of 25 for the match in Glasgow. “There are a host of new and experienced players in the squad this week, all ready to push themselves against Canada.”
Scotland squad (for friendly against Canada at Scotstoun, Tuesday 27th, kick-off 7pm) –
Backs: Abi Evans (Hillhead/Jordanhill), Mhairi Grieve (Firwood Waterloo), Lauren Harris (Bristol), Lisa Martin (Lille), Jenny Maxwell (Loughborough Lightning), Bry Nelson (Watsonians), Helen Nelson (Montpellier), Chloe Rollie (Lille), Charlotte Runcie (Watsonians), Annabel Sergeant (Heriot’s), Lisa Thomson (Darlington Mowden Park).
Forwards: Lisa Cockburn (Darlington Mowden Park), Siobhan Cattigan (Stirling County), Katie Dougan (Gloucester-Hartpury), Mairi Forsyth (Stirling County), Nicola Howat (Edinburgh Univ), Jade Konkel (Harlequins), Megan Kennedy, Rachel McLachlan (both Stirling County), Louise McMillan, Siobhan McMillan (both Hillhead/Jordanhill), Jodie Rettie (Saracens), Lana Skeldon (Watsonians), Emma Wassell (Heriot’s), Lucy Winter (Edinburgh Univ).