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Women's XV toast Sarah Beaney Cup win and GB call-ups

Women's XV toast Sarah Beaney Cup win and GB call-ups

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The Women's XV made it two from two in the Cup while two players are celebrating...

Alison Orr led the way with two tries as the Women’s XV made it two wins from two in the Sarah Beaney Cup pool stages on Sunday.

The match with Stirling County was moved to the 3G pitch at the Clydebank Community Sports Hub and ‘Sonians came out on top 26-5 with a four try bonus point.

Charlotte Runcie and Rebekah Nolan scored the other Watsonians tries with Nicola Nightingale kicking three conversions. Katie McLaren scored County’s try.

Next up Watsonians travel to Cartha Queens Park this coming Sunday, March 1.

Cartha are currently top of Pool A after a 29-0 win at Garioch last time out.

Meanwhile, well done to Women’s XV players Megan Gaffney and Hannah Smith who have been named in the extended squad who will all compete for a place in the final Great Britain Sevens squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The announcement came from GB Sevens Women’s head coach Scott Forrest ahead of the squad’s first training weekend this week.

The first of three planned training camps will take place in Edinburgh with the second due to be hosted in Wales and the last in England, both in April.

Other Scots Rhona Lloyd, Helen Nelson, Chloe Rollie and Lisa Thomson are also involved.

The extended squad is comprised of the top players from across the UK, with Forrest explaining that “it’s very exciting to name this initial training squad. It has a lot of potential with some world class athletes selected”.

The 24 strong squad will be narrowed down to a final 13 just prior to the Olympic Games in Japan in July and August.

Main image by Graham Gaw, more here

Scotland images by Scottish Rugby/SNS