SCOTLAND Women’s coach Shade Munro has promoted Lauren Harris from the bench to his starting line-up for the Six Nations Championship match against Wales tomorrow.

The Eccles winger comes in on the right wing, while Megan Gaffney, who played there in last week’s 32-0 defeat by England, moves into the centre in place of the injured Hannah Smith. The pack is unchanged from that loss at Broadwood, while Abi Evans of Hillhead/Jordanhill takes Harris’s place on the bench.

Wales also lost their first match in this year’s tournament, going down 21-3 to Ireland in Donnybrook. Their team includes flanker Sian Williams, who this week became the first woman to sign a professional contract with the Welsh Rugby Union.

Munro’s players can only devote themselves to rugby part-time, but the coach is confident that they are becoming increasingly professional in their attitudes. “We’re aiming to build on our improved performance against England last week,” he said.

“All of our players are hard workers both on and off the pitch, and have made great strides in all aspects of the game. The team is coming together as a unit and are hungry to go one better against Wales and do their families and country proud.”

Scotland (v Wales at The Gnoll, tomorrow, 2pm); C Rollie (Murrayfield Wands); L Harris (Eccles), M Gaffney (Hillhead/Jordanhill), L Thomson (Melrose), R Lloyd; L Martin, S Law (all Murrayfield Wands); T Balmer (Worcester), L Skeldon, L Smith (both Hillhead/Jordanhill), E Wassell (Murrayfield Wands), D McCormack (Richmond), J Forsyth (Hillhead/Jordanhill), K Dunbar (RHC Cougars), J Konkel (Hillhead/Jordanhill). Substitutes: S Quick (Murrayfield Wands), D Falconer (Stirling Co), H Lockhart (Hillhead/Jordanhill), F Sim, A Stodter (both Saracens), J Maxwell (Leeds Beckett Univ), A Evans (Hillhead/Jordanhill), E Sinclair (Murrayfield Wands).