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Scotland Women make two changes for Italy clash

Scotland Women make two changes for Italy clash

Women's Six Nations Championship Round 4, Donnybrook, Dublin 11/3/2018 Ireland Women vs Scotland Women The Scotland team celebrate winning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Scotland Women head coach Shade Munro has made two changes to the starting XV for the final Women’s Six Nations clash against Italy.

Scotland Women head coach Shade Munro has made two changes to the starting XV for the final Women’s Six Nations clash against Italy.

Centre Lisa Thomson has picked up a shoulder injury so Hannah Smith will shift from the wing to start at outside centre.

That sees Lauren Harris move off the bench to make her first start of the Championship in Padova.

In the forwards, Lindsey Smith, who has 41 caps for her country, comes in to the front-row at loosehead prop with Siobhan McMillan moving to the bench alongside sister Louise.

Scotland beat Italy in last year’s Championship for the first time since 2009 and will be hoping to secure their second victory of the campaign.
 


Munro said: “Getting the result last week was fantastic. The whole team showed the desire needed to win test matches and they put in the defensive effort to back it up.

“Italy are coming into this game after a fantastic bonus point away win at the Principality Stadium. In beating Wales, they showed what an effective attacking team they are and how much they have progressed during this season’s Six Nations.

“It will be a really exciting challenge as both teams strive to maintain that winning feeling and finish the championship on a high.”

Scotland side to face Italy
15. Chloe Rollie
14. Liz Musgrove
13. Hannah Smith
12. Helen Nelson
11. Lauren Harris
10. Lisa Martin (C)
9. Sarah Law
 
1. Lindsey Smith
2. Lana Skeldon
3. Megan Kennedy
4. Emma Wassell
5. Deborah McCormack
6. Sarah Bonar
7. Rachel Malcolm
8. Jade Konkel
 
Substitutes
16. Jodie Rettie
17. Siobhan McMillan
18. Katie Dougan
19. Siobhan Cattigan
20. Louise McMillan
21. Jenny Maxwell
22. Eilidh Sinclair
23. Rhona Lloyd