Ireland v Scotland Women | Preview

Ireland v Scotland Women | Preview

It all comes down to this. Scotland are on the road to Belfast to face Ireland for Super Saturday, the final round of the Guinness Women's Six Nations 2024. The match will be broadcast live via BBC iPlayer – Saturday 27 April, kick-off 2.30pm.

Scotland Women Head Coach, Bryan Easson, said:

“Looking at last week there was thing we were really happy with and things we can work on but we’ll take the positives. In the last week of the Six Nations we’re always looking to modify so we haven’t trained a lot this week but when we have it’s been focused and at that test match level intensity.

“Meryl (Smith) played at 15 against Wales, with Coreen (Grant) on the wing so they’ve played together this season already and performed really well against the Welsh so although changes have to be made with Rhona (Lloyd) going to Great Britain Sevens and Chloe (Rollie) missing this week with the red card, but with those two coming in it’s pretty smooth.

“They (the forwards) have been brilliant all the way through. There have been times when we haven’t been so happy with the set piece but we’ve been working at it, and you just look at last week, it was a real high percentage line out and 100 percent at the scrum, so that experience is beginning to show through. There’s an experienced spine through there but also youth, Alex Stewart in her first Six Nations has been excellent and Evie Gallagher has been outstanding.”

The teams

The stats

  • Scotland have won both of their away games in this year’s Guinness Women’s Six Nations, more wins than in their previous 39 away games since Italy joined the Championship in 2007 (W1 D1 L37) – they will be aiming to win all their away games in a campaign for the first time since 2002 (3/3).
  • Coreen Grant has the highest dominant carry rate of any player in the 2024 Women’s Six Nations (88%).
  • Louise McMillan has the highest lineout steal rate of the 2024 Women’s Six Nations with five from four games.
  • Alex Stewart sits in joint second place (alongside Charlotte Escudero, France) in successful tackles, making 59 in four games.

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