The growth of women’s rugby of late has been added to with the news that an East v West under-18 girls fixture has been created to complement the senior East v West fixture at BT Murrayfield next month.

The matches, at 10am and 1pm, will be part of the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Finals Day on Sunday, August 13 in the capital.

Last year in the senior match the East won the Donna Kennedy Cup for the second year in a row.

The encounter at the national stadium saw the best female players in the country play in front of Scotland Women’s head coach Shade Munro.

Full-back Chloe Rollie led the way with four tries and she was unsurprisingly given the Keri Holdsworth award for the Player of the Match.

The East team – made up of players from Edinburgh and the Borders – had more composure on the ball when it came to the key moments.

They got off to a good start and they took the lead after just two minutes.

The ball was shipped left and after centre Lisa Thomson had brought some pace to the attack Rollie went over for a try. It was converted by scrum-half Sarah Law.

By the time half-time came they were 17-0 to the good, Rollie and No.8 Karen Dunbar adding further tries.

Rollie completed her hat-trick to make it 24-0 after the break and she would cross again at the death with Dunbar and Law scoring further tries for the East.

The West’s tries came from Lana Skeldon and Aimee Watson as the East won 43-10.


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