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Seven Loughborough players heading to Six Nations with Scotland

Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson has named a 35-player squad for the upcoming TikTok Women’s Six Nations, with seven players from the joint Northampton Saints / Loughborough Lightning side set to feature across the tournament. 

Following Scotland’s successful qualification campaign for this year’s World Cup, Lightning’s Rachael Malcolm will lead her country into the Six Nations campaign – with fellow Loughborough teammates Leah Bartlett, Christine Belisle and Emma Wassell also selected amongst the forwards, while Lightning trio Megan Gaffney, Jenny Maxwell and Helen Nelson are named in the backs. 

Scotland begin their Six Nations campaign at the DAM Health Stadium as they host last year’s winners England on Saturday 26 March (kick-off: 12pm), with all Six Nations matches being broadcast on the BBC throughout the tournament.

Head coach Easson said: “We’ve had an exciting start to the year after claiming the last spot in this year’s World Cup in New Zealand, but it’s important that our focus now turns fully to the Six Nations.

“The hard work and effort that the squad have displayed in recent training sessions has been terrific and our priority over the next six weeks will be about building on the positive progress that we’ve seen over the past year.

“The opening round of the tournament will see us host defending champions, England, which will be a tough test but I know the players are relishing the chance to challenge themselves in front of a home support.”

Scotland squad for the 2022 Women’s Six Nations

FORWARDS
Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning) – 12 caps
Christine Belisle (Loughborough Lightning) – 12 caps

Sarah Bonar (Harlequins) – 25 caps
Lisa Cockburn (Worcester Warriors) – 23 caps
Katie Dougan (Gloucester Hartpury) – 15 caps
Eva Donaldson (Edinburgh University) – 1 cap
Evie Gallagher (Stirling County) – 8 caps
Jade Konkel (Harlequins) – 49 caps
Rachel Malcolm CAPTAIN (Loughborough Lightning) – 24 caps
Rachel McLachlan (Sale Sharks) – 24 caps
Louise McMillan (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 31 caps
Lyndsay O’Donnell (Worcester Warriors) – 15 caps
Jodie Rettie (Saracens) – 18 caps
Lana Skeldon (Worcester Warriors) – 48 caps
Emma Wassell (Loughborough Lightning) – 52 caps
Alison Wilson (Heriots) – uncapped
Molly Wright (Sale Sharks) – 10 caps
Anne Young (Edinburgh University) – 1 cap

BACKS
Shona Campbell (Edinburgh University) – 2 caps
Abi Evans (Darlington Mowden Park) – 15 caps
Megan Gaffney (Loughborough Lightning) – 39 caps
Coreen Grant (Saracens) – 1 cap
Sarah Law (Sale Sharks) – 48 caps
Rhona Lloyd (Les Lioness du Stade Bordelaise) – 33 caps
Caity Mattinson (Worcester Warriors) – 1 cap
Jenny Maxwell (Loughborough Lightning) – 36 caps
Mairi McDonald (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 7 caps
Liz Musgrove (Watsonians) – 10 caps
Helen Nelson (Loughborough Lightning) – 37 caps
Emma Orr (Biggar) – uncapped
Chloe Rollie (Exeter Chiefs) – 45 caps
Hannah Smith (Watsonians) – 30 caps
Meryl Smith (Edinburgh University) – uncapped
Lisa Thomson (Sale Sharks) – 40 caps
Evie Wills (Hillhead Jordanhill) – 3 cap

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