Women's Six Nations Preview: Scotland v Wales

Women's Six Nations Preview: Scotland v Wales

If their 2022 encounters are anything to go by Wales’ visit to Scotland is set to be the highlight of Round 2 of the Women’s Six Nations.

Ioan Cunningham’s side overturned a 12-point deficit in the second half to secure Wales back-to-back wins in last year’s Championship, going on to finish third.

Wales have the chance to do the same again this time, and their last-gasp win over Scotland in the Rugby World Cup last autumn will provide plenty of fuel for both sides.

Scotland suffered a bruising 58-7 defeat to holders England last time out at Kingston Park as their new-look backline got a first taste of international action together.

Wales enjoyed jubilant full-time scenes at Cardiff Arms Park meanwhile, as they defeated Ireland 31-5 in front of a record crowd.

The win saw them leapfrog Ireland into eighth in the World Rugby rankings to sit two places above Scotland and they will be hoping to keep climbing at DAM Health Stadium on Saturday.

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Scotland are unchanged from their trip to Newcastle last week, with Chloe Rollie continuing at full-back having been named in the 15 jersey in the Team of the Round.

She was the only Scottish representative in the side, although Evie Gallagher impressed at No.8 - the 22-year-old once again lines up alongside captain Rachel Malcolm and Rachel McLachlan in the back row.

Wales had four players in the Team of the Round and all four keep their place in the starting XV with Sioned Harries the only change as she replaces the injured Gwen Crabb.

Player of the Match Sisilia Tuipulotu will pack down with Gwenllian Pyrs in the front row with scrum-half Keira Bevan set to earn her 50th cap.

Captain Hannah Jones continues at centre with Carys Phillips, Cara Hope and Natalia John named among the replacements to make their first appearances of the 2023 Championship.

Scotland: 15 Chloe Rollie, 14 Coreen Grant, 13 Emma Orr, 12 Meryl Smith, 11 Francesca McGhie, 10 Helen Nelson, 9 Caity Mattinson; 1 Leah Bartlett, 2 Lana Skeldon, 3 Christine Belisle, 4 Lyndsay O’Donnell, 5 Louise McMillan, 6 Rachel Malcolm (captain), 7 Rachel McLachlan, 8 Evie Gallagher

Replacements: 16 Jodie Rettie, 17 Anne Young, 18 Elliann Clarke, 19 Eva Donaldson, 20 Eilidh Sinclair, 21 Mairi McDonald, 22 Beth Blacklock, 23 Liz Musgrove

Wales: 15 Courtney Keight, 14 Lisa Neumann, 13 Hannah Jones (captain), 12 Kerin Lake, 11 Carys Williams-Morris, 10 Elinor Snowsill, 9 Keira Bevan; 1 Gwenllian Pyrs, 2 Kelsey Jones, 3 Sisilia Tuipulotu, 4 Abbie Fleming, 5 Georgia Evans, 6 Bethan Lewis, 7 Alex Callender, 8 Sioned Harries

Replacements: 16 Carys Phillips, 17 Cara Hope, 18 Cerys Hale, 19 Natalia John, 20 Kate Williams, 21 Ffion Lewis, 22 Lleucu George, 23 Hannah Bluck

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