RUGBY star Liz Musgrove insists it is “amazing” to be involved with her debut Six Nations with Scotland Women. . . just over two years after she took up the sport.

Musgrove turned her back on a promising athletics career to take up rugby in September 2016. Fast forward 18 months and the former North Berwick High School pupil was winning her first cap in the women’s Six Nations.

She debuted on the right wing in the 18-17 defeat to Wales in round one, and kept her place as Shade Munro’s side pushed world number three side France all the way at Scotstoun.

Looking back on that experience, the 21-year-old told Courier Sport: “When the squad [to play Wales] was named and everyone started sending me messages, it all suddenly felt real.

“Strangely, though, I wasn’t that nervous as I’d run at Colwyn Bay [Parc Eirias] before at Scotland U18 level so I actually knew where everything was.”

While Musgrove, who is studying sports science at the University of Edinburgh, was disappointed not to have recorded an international victory, she was pleased with how the side has performed so far.

“We sat down before the France game and we challenged ourselves to be physical and put pressure on them and I think we did that,” she said. “It is about being able to play our game and we were competitive against them.”

And previewing tomorrow (Friday) evening’s clash with England, again at Scotstoun, Musgrove was keen to see her side continue their development.

She added: “We want to be focused and not let the occasion get to us. We want to keep building on what we’ve done in the first two games.”

With away fixtures against Ireland and Italy to follow at the conclusion of the championship, Musgrove, who lives near Drem, is keen to see the Scots end an away losing streak that stretches back more than a decade.

That would follow two home wins last season – Scotland’s first since 2010.

Musgrove said: “It would be massive.

"All the girls who were involved last year want that away win and it is more than achievable.”

She will win her third cap in the number 14 jersey tomorrow (Friday), among a side showing one change from the defeat to the French, with Sarah Bonar returning in the back-row.

The game, which is live on Sky Sports, kicks off at 7.05pm at Glasgow's Scotstoun Stadium tomorrow.