Preview: Scotland Women v USA
Scotland Women host USA at the DAM Health Stadium for the opening round of the Summer Nations Series on Saturday 27 August, kick-off 4pm.
Scotland will play two Summer Nations Series matches at DAM Health Stadium, located next to BT Murrayfield, on their road to New Zealand for their first Rugby World Cup in 12 years. The first against the Eagles on Saturday 27 August, and the second against Spain on Sunday 11 September.
Chloe Rollie is poised to make her 50th appearance for her country, with the Jedburgh-raised full-back making her debut against France in the 2015 Six Nations, while the University of Edinburgh’s Elliann Clarke could make her debut from the bench.
What the coaches said
Scotland Women Head Coach, Bryan Easson, said: “It’s the first time we have been able to have a full pre-season as a group. I am really pleased to see the 7s players coming back and following an extensive pre-season period, the exciting part now is for us all to get on the field and put together everything that we have been working on.
“Our long-term goal is the first game in New Zealand against Wales, however, this match is still part of our build-up and crucial preparation towards the main showpiece event in New Zealand.”
USA Women’s Eagles Head Coach Rob Cain said: “Scotland have been in camp for six weeks. They are very organized, very purposeful, and look to maximize their ability to create a go forward off their set piece, dangerous ball carriers and kicking game.
“This a great opportunity to continue gauging where we are, showcase the hard work that has gone into the past three weeks as we continue to develop our own game ahead of New Zealand. We would like to see the development shown in camp also show through in real time under pressure, alongside our ability to adapt tactically on the pitch in real time. Playing time at this level is critical for us a group, we have two opportunities ahead of the Rugby World Cup and a further training game in New Zealand, but we are well aware that our competition have had the opportunity to play many more test matches over the past two years.”
- Both teams have qualified for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand
- This is the first time Scotland Women have been a part of a Rugby World Cup since 2010
- USA are in World Cup Pool B with Canada, Italy and Japan
- Scotland are in World Cup Pool A with New Zealand, Wales and Australia
- The last time Scotland played USA was in the 2006 Rugby World Cup
- Former World Champions, USA, are ranked 5th in the World
- USA recently took part in the Pacific Four series against New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, recording a win over Australia (16-14)
- Scotland are currently ranked 10th position
Where to watch
The match kicks off at 4pm, you can buy match tickets online up until kick-off HERE
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For the first time, fans can watch international rugby LIVE on TikTok with the full game being streamed on our TikTok channel.
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