The Saturday Interview: Scotland Women ace looking forward to step up at Sale Sharks

Lucy Winter the Scottish Rugby player

Scotland internationalist Lucy Winter is looking forward to playing in the Premier 15s next season after signing for Sale Sharks Women. The club will embark on their debut campaign in the competition next season, and have signed Winter – along with her former Edinburgh University team-mate Nicola Howat and Scotland scrum-half Mhairi Grieve – to […]

Women’s Rugby World Cup qualifiers postponed

Scotland Women’s qualification route to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is now uncertain with qualifiers due to be played in September postponed.  Philip Doyle’s side were due to play Ireland and Italy in September. Scotland’s Six Nations campaign was curtailed due to the virus – their match against Italy, due to be played […]

Wright targeting return to New Zealand for World Cup

Molly wright in action for watsonians rugby club

Molly Wright wants to be part of a Scotland Women squad that competes at the Rugby World Cup in her native New Zealand, no matter when the tournament takes place.  It was due to be held later this year, but with qualifying matches set for September now in threat due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the […]

Scotland Women duo sign for Sale Sharks Women

Nicola Howatt has been called up to play for the Scottish national team.

A pair of Scotland Women internationalists will play in the Premier 15s next season, having signed for Sale Sharks Women.  Forward duo Nicola Howat and Lucy Winter, both products of Edinburgh University, will move south of the Border.  Second row Howat, 23, has seven caps for her country and was part of the Scotland squad […]

Scotland cap Molly Wright insists no need to rush rugby return

Molly wright takes part in a training line out

Scotland Women internationalist Molly Wright, who has been on the front line working for the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic, believes there is no need to rush a return to rugby.  Watsonians hooker Wright, who made her debut in the win over Spain earlier this season, has been working a physiotherapist in a rehabilitation hospital […]

Malcolm unsure if Women’s Six Nations will be completed

Rachel Malcolm - Scotland captain. Scotland Women v Wales

Scotland captain Rachel Malcolm is unsure whether this year’s Women’s Six Nations will be completed, alongside Rugby World Cup qualifiers.  Scotland’s championship was cut short due to Coronavirus, with their match in Italy postponed due to the outbreak in the Lombardy region, where the fixture was due to be played on 23 February.  Then, their […]

‘It’s important to stay in touch’ says Scotland Women skipper

Scotland Women captain Rachel Malcolm insists it is important to stay connected during the Coronavirus lockdown.  The back-row joined her international colleagues on Zoom earlier this week to take part in a virtual training session put together by number eight Jade Konkel.  And yesterday (Wednesday), to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, she spoke about the need to […]

‘We’re all in the same position’ says Scotland Women captain Malcolm

Rachel Malcolm is the flanker for Scotland women's rugby team

Scotland Women captain Rachel Malcolm insists that the whole population is in the same boat at the moment as we contend with social distancing and lockdown to battle Coronavirus.  It’s now more than two months since Philip Doyle’s side played their last match, with their Women’s Six Nations clash against France at Scotstoun, and their […]

‘We’ll do anything to help’

Jess McClintick playing rugby for edinburgh

One Edinburgh University Ladies Rugby Club (EULRFC) star is rolling her sleeves up on the front line of the NHS’ bid to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.  Jess McClintick is among the medical students who found out they had passed their final university exams last week, and will begin as a junior doctor during the Coronavirus […]

Strathclyde Women delighted with fundraising efforts

strathclyde womens rugby team promote the club

The women’s rugby team at Strathclyde University have taken part in a unique challenge to raise money for charity.  Despite disruption to Scotland’s Women’s Six Nations – caused first by Storm Ciara and then the Coronavirus outbreak – the team at Strathclyde University have battled on with their challenge.  At the start of the championship, […]