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Jade Konkel scores try as Scotland beat Colombia in Dubai to qualify for Rugby World Cup in New Zealand


By Will Clark


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Rugby World Cup qualifying final repêchage round

Scotland 59

Colombia 3

Jade Konkel in action for Scotland.
Jade Konkel in action for Scotland.

Jade Konkel scored a try as Scotland thrashed Colombia to qualify for the rugby world cup for the first time since 2010.

The 28-year-old Munlochy star scored the sixth of eight tries as they cruised to victory in Dubai and book their place at the tournament in New Zealand in October.

Lisa Thomson, Megan Gaffney, Rhona Lloyd and Sarah Law scored the tries in the first half with Law kicking the remaining points to give them a 28–3 lead at half time.

Gaffney scored a second try after the break before Konkel added a further five points in the 54th minute.

Lana Skeldon, Evie Willis and Mollie Wright scored a further three tries in a ruthless performance.

Scotland will face New Zealand, Australia and Wales at the World Cup later this year.

Konkel, a former Fortrose Academy pupil who played with Inverness Craig Dunain and now plays with Harlequins in England, was the first female player to earn a professional contract with Scottish Rugby in 2013.


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