THREE Borderers have been named in the Scotland women’s rugby squad.
Chloe Rollie, who went to Jedburgh Grammar School, will join Lisa Thomson and Lana Ann Skeldon, who both attended Hawick High, in the 28-player squad.
The squad convened at Oriam, Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre, last  Monday before travelling to Parma for a round robin tournament.
Scotland will compete against Spain, Ireland and hosts Italy. The top team will book a spot in Group B at the Rugby World Cup 2021 and the runner up will enter the Final Qualification Tournament.
Head coach Bryan Easson said: “The squad selection has been difficult as the players have really stepped up to the mark in our recent training camps. As a result, we’ve seen a lot of competition for places which has been real positive from a coaching perspective.
“In this round-robin tournament, every game counts and we know that we will have to hit the ground running in the first game to keep our qualification chances in sight. We are very familiar with our opponents and we know that they will each present very different game plans, but we firmly believe we have the ability to adapt to each challenge that may arise.”
Rollie played for Melrose before moving to Murrayfield Wanderers. She then spent two years at Lille Métropole Rugby Club Villeneuvois in France before moving to Harlequins for the 2019/20 season.
Thomson got involved with rugby at Jed Minis. She took a break from her degree and also joined Lille Metropole Rugby Club Villeneuvois for the 2017/18 season. She most recently played for DMP Sharks.
Skeldon progressed through the ranks and has been part of a Scottish Schools Cup-winning team on three occasions at U15 and U18 with Gala Girls. She also won the plate with Melrose Ladies in 2013.
She has more recently played for DMP Sharks in the Premier 15s.