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Black Isle's Jade Konkel determined to get Scotland to Women's Rugby World Cup

Posted On: 21 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

Scotland number eight Jade Konkel aims to fulfill a career-long dream in 2020 by reaching the women's rugby World Cup.
The Scots will have the chance to secure automatic qualification for next year's tournament in New Zealand, with a spot up for grabs for the winner of a four-team Rugby Europe tournament in September.
Should they fail to qualify through that pathway but finish second, another chance will be afforded to Philip Doyle's side by the Repechage tournament, which will involve teams from across all continents vying for one additional place.
Harlequins women player Konkel, who was born in Inverness and grew up on the Black Isle, was part of a Scots team that defeated Spain 36-12 in a test match in Almeria on Sunday, in their first fixture of the new year.
With Scotland aiming to qualify for their first World Cup since 2010, Konkel is determined not to let the opportunity pass.
She said: “Everything we have been doing is all building up to qualification, and preparing us for September.
“It has flown...

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