Nomads to play Scotland at Murrayfield

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At 3pm this afternoon, Saturday 3 January 2015 the Nomads will kick off against Scotland at Murrayfield, as part of Scotland’s preparation for the Six Nations.

The Nomads are an invitational team featuring top players not currently involved in international competition as well as ex-international and top club team players from around the world.  Nomads RFC were formed in 1993 and are generally described as the women’s equivalent of men’s rugby’s Barbarians.  Their last matches were against South Africa in 2014.

This fixture is their first against Scotland and they travel with a squad with 765 caps between them and six players who played at the World Cup.

The team is coached by former Scotland captain Suzie Brown and ex Canada prop Leslie Cripps, and includes recently retired World Cup winners Claire Purdy and Sophie Hemming and Irish internationals Fiona Coghlan and Lynne Cantwell.

The Scotland squad has yet to be named.

Nomads Squad:  (stars denote capped players)

Claire Purdy* ENG
Sophie Hemming*ENG
Fiona Coughlan*IRE
Pippa Crews
Sarah Mimnagh
Linsey Wheeler* SCOT
Emilia Kristianson* SWD
Claire Phelps
Jane Leonard* ENG
Catherine Spencer* ENG
Dalena Dennison *AUS
Charlie Veale * SCOT
Tina Lee* ENG
Ruth Nash
Louise Dalgleish* SCOT
Megan Goddard* ENG
Lynne Cantwell *IRE
Emilie Bydwell * USA
Lisa Campbell * NZ (Rugby League)
Vicki Jackson* ENG
Jade Wong
Sarah Mills* ENG
Tess Gardner
Claire Davies
Gemma Rowland