Mixed Fortunes For Scotland
Scotland’s women’s teams had a mixed set of results over the weekend. Scotland Women Development won a tough encounter against the British Army’s Women’s side whilst the SWRU U18 squad were defeated by England Colleges.Scotland’s women’s teams had a mixed set of results over the weekend. Scotland Women Development won a tough encounter against the British Army’s Women’s side whilst the SWRU U18 squad were defeated by England Colleges. Despite difficult weather conditions Scotland Women Development’s head coach Jules Murciano was pleased with her side’s performance. She said: The girls played very well. The snow blizzard didn’t help but there were some very good individual showings. However I’m most pleased with the overall team performance. Facing a strong British Army team Murciano felt her team more than managed. She added: It was a hard fought game and they were a very physical side but we showed the practical side of our game and stuck to the principals we’d been working on in training. It was a good display of how well our development programme is working. A final score of 10 – 0 shows how close an encounter it was with Scotland’s points coming through Stand-off Emma Evans and centre Hayley Legg. The SWRU U18 squad were less fortunate suffering a 30 – 3 defeat to England Colleges. With a relatively inexperienced side head Coach Kenny Christie was pleased with his team. He said: It was really our first game together and we were looking for a performance rather than a result. The girls stepped up to the mark. The first-half performance was strong; they battled throughout and played with a lot of maturity. Scotland Women’s senior team will continue their 6 Nations campaign away from home against their Welsh counterparts, this Sunday, 10th of February. Scotland Women return home to Meggetland, Edinburgh – home of Scottish Hydro Electric Premier One champions Boroughmuir – on Saturday 8 March when they face England in their second home international of the Women’s Six Nations Championship (kick-off 12 noon). Tickets are priced at£5 for adults and concessions (under 18s, students and OAPs) can go absolutely FREE! Adults with a valid match ticket for the men’s international at Murrayfield will also be granted free admission.