Three changes to Scotland Women 7s squad for Moscow trip

Rhona Lloyd, Mairi McDonald and Megan Gaffney have been added to the group for Commonwealth Games qualifying event

Megan Gaffney is one of three experienced players added to the Scotland Women 7s squad for this weekend's Rugby Europe tournament in Moscow. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Megan Gaffney is one of three experienced players added to the Scotland Women 7s squad for this weekend's Rugby Europe tournament in Moscow. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

INTERIM head coach Chris Laidlaw has made three changes to his Scotland Women 7s squad ahead of the second leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Championship Series in Moscow this weekend. 

Rhona Lloyd, Mairi McDonald and Megan Gaffney have been added to the group, while Evie Wills is unavailable due to injury.

For the second leg of the series, Scotland have been placed in Pool B alongside Wales and Spain. Scotland’s first match of the day is against Wales (10.22am BST), before taking on Spain later in the afternoon (12.22pm BST).  The side need to finish above Wales in the tournament standings in order to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year.


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“We’ve been able to remain fairly consistent with selection after [the Rugby Europe Sevens Championship Series first leg in] Lisbon and also bring in the experience of Rhona Lloyd and Megan Gaffney,” said Laidlaw

“Mairi McDonald also gets an exciting opportunity to join the squad after showing up well in training throughout the programme.

“The players are all ready to get back out there and build on the momentum from Lisbon and put in a performance that the whole group can be proud of over the weekend.”

All fixtures will be live streamed on Rugby Europe TV.

Scotland Women 7s squad to travel to Moscow: Shona Campbell (Edinburgh University), Abi Evans (Darlington Mowden Park), Megan Gaffney (Heriot’s Rugby), Coreen Grant (Saracens), Rhona Lloyd (Loughborough Lightning), Jenny Maxwell (Loughborough Lightning), Mairi McDonald (Hillhead Jordanhill), Helen Nelson (Loughborough Lightning), Emma Orr (Biggar), Chloe Rollie (Harlequins), Annabel Sergeant (Heriot’s Rugby), Meryl Smith (Edinburgh University).


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