Cambridge University RUFC Varsity Match hero Coreen Grant earns Scotland call-up for Women's Six Nations
Varsity Match hero Coreen Grant has described the prospect of representing Scotland in the Women’s Six Nations as the “highest honour” possible.
The 21-year-old centre scored the last-minute winning try at Twickenham in December as Cambridge University earned a 8-5 win over Oxford University.
Things have got better for the Saracens player though, as she has now been named in the senior Scotland squad for the first time.
“I had been at a wider training camps and testing over the Christmas period, so it wasn’t too much of a shock to be called up for the Six Nations squad – I knew I was in the mix,” she said.
“But of course it feels great to be named in the squad. I’ve been involved in Scotland training before but never named, so that’s definitely a personal step forward.
“I’m sure that training at a high level with Saracens, and the visibility of the Varsity match, helped keep me in the eye of the coaches.
“I've received lots of congratulatory messages from friends, family and former teammates so it's really lovely to feel that support and know people are rooting for you.”
Grant has appeared for Scotland under-20s in the past, but has not previously represented the full senior team.
“In terms of hopes for the Six Nations, it's a very competitive squad so I'm just focusing on working hard in and out of camp, improving on the feedback the coaches give me, and enjoying training with the squad,” said Grant.
“Of course I'd love to earn my first cap, but the hard work has to come first. It would be the highest honour to represent my country.”