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Black Isle rugby star Konkel excited for Six Nations campaign with Scotland


By Andrew Henderson

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Munlochy’s Scotland rugby star Jade Konkel is looking forward to the challenge of this year’s Six Nations.

The 26-year-old is in Spain this weekend with the Scotland squad for a training camp to prepare for the first Six Nations match against Ireland at the start of next month.

Jade Konkel won her 40th international cap for Scotland against Japan in an Autumn international in November last year.
Jade Konkel won her 40th international cap for Scotland against Japan in an Autumn international in November last year.

But the fixture list has not been kind to the Scots, with them facing only the two tournament favourites – England and France – at home.

For Konkel, who plays for Harlequins after a year at Lille Metropole, those two home games are a chance to test herself against former team-mates.

“We definitely play better against them at home, which obviously bodes well for us,” Konkel said.

“They’re both in the top five in the world rankings, so to actually be able to play them at home, hopefully we can take points away from them."

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