WXV2: Sarah Law replaces injured Holly McIntyre in Scotland squad

Experienced stand-off is set to provide invaluable cover during tournament in South Africa.

Sarah Law
Sarah Law will fly out to South Africa with the Scotland squad later this week. Image: © Craig Watson. www.craigwatson.co.uk

SARAH Law has replaced the uncapped Holly McIntyre in the Scotland squad for this month’s WXV2 tournament after the latter was ruled out by a knee injury suffered in training.

One of the most experienced internationals currently playing, Law, a stand-off, reached the 50-cap landmark last year. Highly respected by the squad for her shrewd game management and calmness under pressure, she scored the late conversion against Ireland in 2021 that took Scotland to their first Rugby World Cup in 12 years.

McIntyre was one of three uncapped players in the 30-woman squad selected for WXV2 alongside Demi Swann and Fiona McIntosh. A versatile back who has most recently been seen as an outside centre, she graduated to Bryan Easson’s senior squad after impressing for the Thistles in the Celtic Challenge competition which preceded this year’s Six Nations.

 

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