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Sinclair stars; Blacklock starts at 10: Scotland Women squad watch

Eilidh Sinclair
Eilidh Sinclair was nominated for Player of the Match for Exeter

Andrew Petrie, BBC Sport Scotland

Away from the heartache of the men's Six Nations match, plenty of Scotland Women players were in action for their clubs in England. Let's have a look

At the top of the PWR table, Saracens set a new attendance record as over 3,000 fans watched them edge out Harlequins at the Stoop. Louise McMillan started for Sarries alongside Beth Blacklock, who was in the 10 shirt. Sarah Bonar was the vice-captain for the losing Quins side.

Speaking on X, Blacklock added: "When I got a text from Alex [Austerberry] on Wednesday in terms of selection, my heart rate increased by four times. It was amazing to get my first home start, and I felt most confident this week. Going in, I was so excited, I knew it would be fun to play against my old team."

Leicester Tigers pulled off of a shock second win of the season as they beat Loughborough Lightning. Tigers started their usual Scottish quartet, front-row Leah Bartlett, Elis Martin, and Lisa Cockburn, with Francesca McGhie on the wing.

Lightning's strong side included Christine Belisle, captain Rachel Malcolm and Helen Nelson, with Emma Wassell coming off the bench.

Eilidh Sinclair started on the wing and scored a hat-trick of tries as Exeter Chiefs rocked up a huge 64-5 victory over Sale Sharks. Loosehead prop Anne Young and scrum-half Mhairi Grieve started for the losing visitors.

Finally, Caity Mattinson came off the bench in the West County derby for the victorious Gloucester-Hartpury.

They edged past Bristol Bears, who lead at the break after a Lana Skeldon try. Evie Gallagher also started, while Meryl Smith came off the bench.