Scotland Women ready for French battle

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: Susie Brown of Scotland poses with the Women’s Six Nations Trophy during the Six Nations Launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images for RBS) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Susie Brown returns from injuryWith 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) Substitutes16 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 EnglandSunday 12 February, Wales 20 – 0 Scotland, Cross Keys RFCSaturday 25 February, Scotland v France, Stirling County RFC, kick-off 2pmFriday 9 March, Ireland v Scotland, Ashbourne RFC, kick-off 7.30pmSunday 18 March, Italy v Scotland, Rovato Stadium, Brescia, kick-off 2.30pm unday 5 February, Scotland v England, Lasswade RFC, kick-off 5pmSunday 12 February, Wales v Scotland, Cross Keys RFC, kick-off 1pmSaturday 25 February, Scotland v France, Stirling County RFC, kick-off 2pmFriday 9 March, Ireland v Scotland, Ashbourne RFC, kick-off 7.30pmSunday 18 March, Italy v Scotland, Rovato Stadium, Brescia, kick-off 2.30pmlast_img read more

Adarabioyo: I’ll return a better player to Man City

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Man City top players test positive for coronavirus Tosin Adarabioyo has admitted that he’s loved his season with Rovers and believes he returns to parent club Manchester City a better player.Adarabioyo swapped the Etihad for Ewood almost a year ago, and certainly impressed with his calm displays in the back four throughout his 35 appearances in all competitions. His assured performances ensured that the towering defender quickly became a favourite with the fans, with his three goals also helping to cement a strong bond with the supporters in the stands.And looking back on his year in East Lancashire, the 22-year-old says he departs with the fondest of memories from his stay.“We were all disappointed that we didn’t get over the line and get into the play-offs, but looking back, I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club,” he told iFollow Rovers in his farewell interview.“We were desperate to get into the top six and it was heartbreaking that we couldn’t quite do it in the end.“It’s been a long season with everything that’s gone on, and it was mainly down to a few results as to why we didn’t get ourselves over that line. “It’s been a great experience to be amongst some great lads. On a personal level, I feel like I’ve had a lot of good performances and have shown people what I can do.“Last season I didn’t play at centre half as much as I’d have liked to, so I’m delighted to have played regular football at the heart of the back four.”His three goals helped the team to a trio of victories – over Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic and Bristol City.His goal against Wednesday was the first of his professional career, and really got his relationship with the supporters up and running.“The moment that stands out was the win over Sheffield Wednesday at home,” Adarabioyo admitted. “It was my first goal and then Bucko [John Buckley] went on to get that dramatic winner late on. “It was a goal that put us back into the game and helped us get the win, a great day for all of us.“I love our fans, they’ve given me lots of support and a lot of love ever since I walked theought the door. I’ve come here, I’ve had the song, which I really appreciate, it’s just a shame they haven’t been in stadiums for the final games.“I’m very thankful to them, they’ve been fantastic all season and I certainly wish them and everyone at the club all the very best for the future.”Tags: Blackburn RoversEithadManchester CityTosin Adarabioyolast_img read more