Preview: Scotland Women U20 v France U20

Preview: Scotland Women U20 v France U20

Scotland Women U20 take on France U20 in their second match of the Women's Summer Series campaign Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium, Parma (kick off 5.30pm BST) - live on

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What they said

Head Coach, Claire Cruikshank, said: “Our match against Italy was a positive starting point for us as a group and overall, we’re pleased with how we played but we know there are some things to fix.

“We have seen from their performance against Wales that France are a very strong side so this will be a big test for us but with that challenge comes an exciting opportunity to make changes both with personnel and positions and I’m looking forward to seeing some debuts and some new partnerships.

“Leia Brebner-Holden, Merryn Gunderson and Nicole Flynn are all rested after picking up injury on Thursday. Our medical team are taking great care of them and we hope they will be fit for our final match later in the week.”

The team

The stats

  • Hooker Aila Ronald broke into the top three for tackles made across all six nations teams, making 18 (one behind Italy’s Elena Errrichiello) against Italy in last week’s match.
  • During the Celtic Challenge, Molly Poolman scored one try and had a 96% tackle success rate, with 20% of those tackles rated dominant.
  • Whilst playing for Stirling County in the Women’s Premiership during the 2023/24 season, winger Sky Phimister scored eight tries, breaking into the top 10 try scorers across the league. Replacement winger, Ami Conchie scored six for Watsonian FC in the same season.

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