Former Keswick pair in England training squad

Date: Friday 20th October 2017

KESWICK’S Abbie Scott and Catherine O’Donnell, of Maryport — both former Keswick School and rugby club players — were included in the England women’s extended training squad for a camp at Bisham Abbey at the weekend.

They were among 43 players who took part in a three-day training camp before head coach Simon Middleton selects a smaller squad to take part in two behind-closed-doors training games against South Africa.

Scott recently moved to Harlequins Ladies from Darlington Mowden Park Sharks and O’Donnell plays for Loughborough Lightning.

The camp provided a chance for the squad to come together for the first time following the Women’s Rugby World Cup in August and begin preparations ahead of the three-game Old Mutual Wealth Series against Canada.

Scott played her part in the World Cup, but this is a chance for O’Donnell to shine, having previously represented her country at under-20 level.