Plymouth’s Tuima to make first Six Nations start against Scotland

PLYMOUTH rugby player Lagi Tuima will make her first Women’s Six Nations start on Friday evening when she lines up for England against Scotland in Glasgow.

Tuima, who came on as a replacement in their last match against Wales, will start at outside centre at Scotstoun.

It will be her fourth England cap and her second start, with her first coming against Canada in the autumn.

Former Marjon student Rochelle Clark, who is England’s most capped player of all-time, is named on the bench.

England head coach Simon Middleton said: “Scotland are an extremely competitive side, they play with a lot of energy and passion and we expect a really tough contest for a full 80 minutes on Friday night at the Scotstoun.

“We are using the full breadth of the playing squad available to us for this Test, allowing us look at different combinations across the starting 15. We are really confident in the depth and quality of this side and know that new players selected to start and those coming in on the bench will take full advantage of this opportunity.”

Friday’s match kicks off at 7.05pm and will be shown live on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Arena via red button.

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