Borderers on losing side as Scots start Women's Six Nations campaign with 52-10 defeat by England

Borderers Chloe Rollie, Lana Skeldon and Lisa Thomson ended up on the losing side yesterday, April 3, as Scotland failed to get their Women’s Six Nations campaign off to the same sort of start as their male peers two months ago.

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Jess Breach holds off Jedburgh's Chloe Rollie during the Women's Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Castle Park on April 3, 2021, in Doncaster (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Gregor Townsend’s side’s historic 11-6 victory over England in London at the start of February was always going to be a hard act to follow and so it proved for head coach Bryan Easson’s female XV against the English at Castle Park in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Jedburgh’s Rollie, 25, was picking up her 38th cap, with Hawick’s Thomson, 23, and Skeldon, 27, up to 33 and 41 respectively.

Hannah Smith scored the Scots’ only try, with Marlie Packer, Leanne Riley, Lark Davies, Bryony Cleall, Jess Breach and Helena Rowland crossing the line for their hosts.

Poppy Cleall looks for support during the Women's Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Castle Park on April 3, 2021, in Doncaster, (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Helen Nelson added a conversion and penalty to take Scotland’s score into double figures.