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2024 Womens Six Nations: Scotland v Italy – Team News & Match Discussion

Fran McGhie - pic © Peter Watt/N50 Sports
Fran McGhie - pic © Peter Watt/N50 Sports
Italy

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2024 Guinness Women's Six NationsSat 20th Apr 2024Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, ParmaKick-off: 4:45 pm (UK)10-17

Scotland

Referee: Maggie Cogger-Orr (NZR)| TV: BBC iPlayer

The England game was very disappointing and Scotland are able to get right back on the horse immediately with a tricky visit to Italy. They beat the Italians last year but have not won in Italy since 1999 so another hurdle will need to be overcome to get their tournament back on track.

Head coach Bryan Easson has made four changes across the starting XV, with Lisa Thomson and Francesca McGhie in for Meryl Smith and Coreen Grant in the backline. Smith and Grant drop to the bench and will be anxious to make an impact after struggling to do so in rounds two and three.

In the pack, Molly Wright starts at prop and Eva Donaldson in the second row will start, while the players replaced (Leah Bartlett and Fi McIntosh) again move to the bench.

Italy: Vittoria Ostuni Minuzzi, Aura Muzzo, Alyssa D’Inca, Beatrice Rigoni, Francesca Granzoto, Veronica Madia, Sofia Stefan; Silcia Turani, Vittoria Vecchini, Sara Seye, Sara Tounesi, Giordana Duca, Ilaria Arrighetti, Francesca Sgorbini, Elisa Giordano (capt).
Replacements: Laura Gurioli, Gaia Maris, Lucia Gai, Valeria Fedrighi, Isabella Locatelli, Beatrice Veronese, Sara Mannini, Beatrice Capomaggi

Scotland: Chloe Rollie, Rhona Lloyd, Emma Orr, Lisa Thomson, Francesca McGhie, Helen Nelson, Caity Mattinson; Molly Wright, Lana Skeldon, Christine Belisle, Eva Donaldson, Louise McMillan, Rachel Malcolm (capt), Alex Stewart, Evie Gallagher.
Replacements: Elis Martin, Leah Bartlett, Elliann Clarke, Fi McIntosh, Rachel McLachlan, Mairi McDonald, Meryl Smith, Coreen Grant.

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