Chloe Rollie: This is a special time to be involved in Scottish women’s rugby

Full-back Chloe Rollie knows this is a “special time” to be involved in Scottish women’s rugby and believes that winning the WXV 2 tournament would “leave a legacy”.

The national team’s victory over USA last Friday in South Africa was Scotland’s fifth in a row and second in WXV 2. In 2001 the team went on to win six Tests on the spin – and the current crop know that if they can do the same by beating Japan this coming Friday then they will be right in the mix for the inaugural WXV 2 title. Heading into the last round of WXV 2 action in Cape Town, Italy are ahead of Scotland on points difference and the former play USA on Saturday, so it is all to play for.

Rollie, the 28-year-old who has 19 tries from 60 caps, said: “This is a special time to be involved in Scottish women’s rugby, 100 percent. It is huge for us and if we can keep up our good form and win the tournament come the weekend then hopefully it’ll leave a legacy behind and allow younger girls and boys to look up to us and make them want to play rugby the way we do. The culture within the squad has grown so much since I came into things in 2015, we have built and built and built and the way we have bounced back [from 12 defeats in a row in 2022 and earlier this year] shows the character we have.”

The matchday 23 to play Japan will be named on Wednesday.