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Lottie selected for Scotland U18 Six Nations

Lottie selected for Scotland U18 Six Nations

Strathallan School pupil Lottie R will face England U18 next month as she joins the Scottish U18 Women’s Six Nations squad.

The 17-year-old from Stranraer said she had to get a friend to read her selection email as she thought she was seeing things.

“It means the world to me to be selected for Scotland,” said Lottie, who has been playing the egg-shaped game since she was in Primary school.

“I’m really excited for the England game in April, we’ve learned a lot from our development match with Wales and I can’t wait to see how we perform together.”

Lottie is one of nine Stirling County RFC players to earn a spot on the U18 team after impressing Scottish Rugby staff in the SRU Girls Regional Series.

She added, “It’s not as daunting playing for Scotland when you are playing with your friends.”

Director of Strathallan Rugby Academy, Andrew Henderson, said, “We are delighted to see Lottie progress to the next level with her rugby. Selection to any national squad is a fantastic achievement but to get selected for the U18 Six Nations squad is testament to her persistent hard work. Well done, Lottie.”

Lottie recently joined fellow Strathallan Rugby Academy student and Stirling County player Nathalie R to take on the Edinburgh Harlequins in the National Youth Cup Final at BT Murrayfield.

Photo thanks to Bryan Robertson

The pair put in a huge performance helping their club bring the trophy back to Bridgehaugh.

Lottie is one of nine Strathallians involved with the Six Nations this year. Fellow pupil Joe T has been selected for the U18 series and former pupils Jamie Ritchie, Zander Fagerson, Matt Fagerson, George Horne, Cameron Henderson, and Ollie Smith were selected for the Guinness Six Nations 2023.

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