Scotland women’s rugby: Tanya Griffith makes return

STAND-OFF Tanya Griffith returns to the starting XV as Scotland Women regroup to take on their Irish counterparts at Ashbourne RFC on Friday.

Hooker Alison Macdonald, back row Tess Forsberg and stand-off Lisa Martin move to the bench, completing the four changes to the side that was defeated by France at Bridgehaugh two weeks ago.

Scotland Women: Stephanie Johnston (RHC Cougars), Katy Green, Laura Steven (both Murrayfield Wanderers), Lisa Ritchie (Carlisle), Sarah Dixon (Stirling Co), Tanya Griffith, Louise Dalgliesh (both RHC Cougars); Tracy Balmer (Worcester), Sarah Quick, Beth Dickens (both Murrayfield Wand), Anna Swan (RHC Cougars), Jemma Forsyth (Hillhead/Jordanhill), Lindsay Wheeler (Richmond), Ruth Slaven (Murrayfield Wand), Susie Brown (Richmond, capt). Subs: Alison Macdonald (RHC Cougars), Heather Lockhart (Hillhead/Jordanhill), Katherine Muir (Richmond), Charlotte Veale (Wasps), Tess Forsberg (Richmond), Lisa Martin (Murrayfield Wand), Lauren Harris (Melrose).