Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

The journey to representing Scotland is founded upon many important building blocks. Talent, hard work, desire and opportunity to name but a few. In our new series, Hometown Heroes, we look at some of the places of opportunities crucial to the development of our Scotland stars. From schools and clubs to individuals, these home towns made the players who they are today.

Episode 1: Rhona Lloyd

Scotland winger Rhona Lloyd’s first interaction with rugby was at Tynecastle High School, Edinburgh. From there, she grew through the club game – Murrayfield Wanderers – and university rugby – University of Edinburgh.

She is now a hugely experienced Scotland international, as well as representing Great Britain in Rugby Sevens.

Read more about Rhona’s story.

Watch the full episode with Rhona

Episode 2: Helen Nelson

Scotland fly-half Helen Nelson learnt the game in the Highlands. Beginning playing on a shinty club in Ballachulish before moving to Lochaber RFC, her enthusiasm, dedication and quality was always obvious. The support of the local communities took those qualities and set her on the path for international stardom.

Helen now has 57 caps for Scotland and has been Vice Captain of the side over the past couple of years.

Watch the full episode with Helen




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