Susie Brown returns from injury

With the return from injury of back row Susie Brown, there’s been some movement in the pack as Scotland Women look forward to taking on France at Stirling County RFC this Saturday (kick-off 2pm).
Lindsay Wheeler moves to flanker as Brown returns at number 8, while Tracy Balmer switches to loosehead, Beth Dickens coming off the bench to start at tighthead. Also returning from injury, winger Lauren Harris is added to the bench.

Anticipating the encounter Findlay said: ” Ireland recorded a fantastic result against France a couple of weeks back, in what must have been a close game for them – and it’ll be a massive game for us, too.
“It’s a home game, which is great, with Stirling a new location for us. I think it’s important that we do as good a job as we can to move the women’s game around Scotland so that as many people as possible get the chance to see women’s sport at this level.”

The international is preceded by a senior women’s regional round-robin tournament which kicks off at 11.15am at Bridgehaugh.

Starting XV:
15 Stephanie Johnston (RHC Cougars)
14 Katy Green (Murrayfield Wanderers)
13 Laura Steven (Murrayfield Wanderers)
12 Lisa Ritchie (Carlisle)
11 Sarah Dixon (Stirling County)
10 Lisa Martin (Murrayfield Wanderers)
9 Louise Dalgliesh (RHC Cougars)
1  Tracy Balmer (Worcester)
2 Sarah Quick (Murrayfield Wanderers)
3 Beth Dickens (Murrayfield Wanderers)
4 Anna Swan (RHC Cougars)
5 Jemma Forsyth (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
6 Lindsay Wheeler (Richmond)
7 Ruth Slaven (Murrayfield Wanderers)
8 Susie Brown (Richmond)

Substitutes
16 Lindsey Smith (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)
17 Heather Lockhart (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
18 Katherine Muir (Richmond)
19 Charlotte Veale (London Wasps)
20 Tanya Griffith (RHC Cougars)
21 Caroline Collie (OA Saints)
22 Lauren Harris (Melrose)

Scotland Women’s RBS 6 Nations fixtures are as below, with free entry to both home matches.
Sunday 5 February, Scotland 0 – 47 England
Sunday 12 February, Wales 20 – 0 Scotland, Cross Keys RFC
Saturday 25 February, Scotland v France, Stirling County RFC, kick-off 2pm
Friday 9 March, Ireland v Scotland, Ashbourne RFC, kick-off 7.30pm
Sunday 18 March, Italy v Scotland, Rovato Stadium, Brescia, kick-off 2.30pm unday 5 February, Scotland v England, Lasswade RFC, kick-off 5pm
Sunday 12 February, Wales v Scotland, Cross Keys RFC, kick-off 1pm
Saturday 25 February, Scotland v France, Stirling County RFC, kick-off 2pm
Friday 9 March, Ireland v Scotland, Ashbourne RFC, kick-off 7.30pm
Sunday 18 March, Italy v Scotland, Rovato Stadium, Brescia, kick-off 2.30pm

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