Scotland ‘excited not daunted’ by opener

Rachel Malcolm in coaching with Scotland on Tuesday
Venue: Citadel Park, Doncaster Date: Saturday, 3 April Kick-off: 15:00 BST
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Scotland are excited moderately than daunted by their Ladies’s Six Nations opener towards hosts England on Saturday, says captain Rachel Malcolm.

This 12 months’s match has been shortened, with every crew taking part in three fixtures. Italy be a part of Scotland and England in Pool A, with France, Eire and Wales in Pool B.

The Scots misplaced closely to England in final 12 months’s curtailed championship.

“The mindset has utterly shifted to what we have had,” mentioned Malcolm.

“We beforehand most likely targeted far to a lot on our opposition.

“In earlier years, I might have mentioned this was a frightening begin however this 12 months it is simply not the best way we’re pondering. We’re so excited to play. Confronted with what I believe is the very best crew on this planet is a large opposition to go and try to compete at that stage.”

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