Dalgliesh and Harris picked for Scotland Womens match versus England

BORDERERS Lauren Harris and Louise Dalgliesh have been named in the Scotland Womens squad for Saturday’s clash with England in the 6 Nations Championship.

Dalgliesh, who plays for RHC Cougars but is originally from Hawick, starts at scrum-half against the Auld Enemy, while Melrose winger Harris, who was educated at Denholm Primary and Jedburgh Grammar, starts on the bench.

Head coach Karen Findlay said: “Scotland against England always has that added edge and it’ll be a really good opportunity to see how our training has progressed, how our squad has developed and be an exciting start to the 2013 campaign.”

Scotland warmed-up for the campaign with a 10-5 win over the British Army earlier this month. Findlay added: “It was really important our players had the chance to trial some things we’ve been practising in training and from a coaching perspective, it was a great opportunity for us to try out some of the combinations we wanted to look at in terms of our front five, back row and midfield.”

Saturday’s game at Esher in Surrey kicks off at 2pm.