Littlejohn reflects on the first ever Scotland Women match

Kim Littlejohn was one of the trailblazers that played in that first fixture and eventually went on to make 43 appearances in the Thistle, while captaining her side for 29 of those occasions. While reflecting on the first Scotland Women fixture, the former centre said: “The first game at Raeburn Place was very special for […]

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Martin Haag appointed Scotland Women Assistant Coach

The former Bath and England player has recently worked as a coaching consultant with USA Women’s team during the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and will join Bryan Easson’s coaching team as forwards coach. In 2015, he was appointed England U20 Head Coach and led the national age-grade side to success at the […]

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MATCH REPORT: WRU Development XV v The Thistles

A strong start from the Scottish side saw them set up camp in the Welsh half but a resilient defensive effort from the hosts kept them just outside the 22. Still in possession, The Thistles’ Eilidh Sinclair made the clean break to edge her side forward, but the Welsh defence held firm to win the […]

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The Thistles side named for WRU Development XV test

University of Edinburgh’s Meryl Smith returns to captain the side this weekend and will form a half-back partnership with clubmate Rhea Clarke. Scotland internationalists Eilidh Sinclair and Evie Wills will make their debut for The Thistles, starting at left-wing and inside centre respectively. There are a further two positional changes in the backline, with Holly […]

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MATCH REPORT: Combined Provinces v The Thistles

The Combined Provinces opened the scoring in the early stages of the game, as centre Leah Tarpey powered past multiple defenders to score, with Dannah O’Brien converting the score [7-0]. The home side increased their lead with a second try on 18 minutes, as Claire Bennett crashed over from close range, with O’Brien slotting the […]

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The Thistles team named for Combined Provinces clash

The Thistles will travel to Kingspan Stadium in Belfast to face Greg McWilliams’ side, with Exeter Chiefs duo Panashe Muzambe and Mairi McDonald being named as co-captains for the fixture. The side showed a lot of promise in their opening Celtic Challenge clash at Scotstoun Stadium a fortnight ago, with scores from Roma Fraser, Holly […]

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MATCH REPORT: The Thistles v WRU Development XV

The hosts enjoyed the bulk of the early possession and were able to make good ground after asserting their dominance in the scrum. The Thistles were soon deep into the WRU Development XV territory, but the visitors did well to steal a line-out on the 5m and eventually were able to clear their lines. WRU […]

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Scottish Rugby encourages players to take part in women’s health research

The study is fully supported by Scottish Rugby, Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), England Rugby (RFU) and Cardiff Metropolitan University and will inform pelvic health strategies implemented by rugby governing bodies. The survey has been created by pelvic health and musculoskeletal physiotherapists and sport and exercise medicine scientists. Scotland Women’s Clinical […]

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