MEGAN Gaffney and Liz Musgrove are aiming to help Scotland’s women reach a Rugby World Cup for the first time in more than a decade.

Scotland have not qualified for the tournament since 2010, with the two East Lothian stars keen to reach the finals in New Zealand next month.

The two former North Berwick High School pupils were named in the 28-woman squad which got off to a poor start when they lost 38-13 to Italy on Monday.

The winners of the group, which also features Spain and Ireland, will automatically book their spot, alongside the 12 countries which have already qualified. Runners-up will enter a final qualification tournament.

Gaffney, 29, started the contest with Italy, who also defeated Scotland in the Six Nations earlier this year.

Scotland face Spain today (Sunday), kick-off at 3pm, before playing Ireland on Saturday (September 25) at 6pm.

Bryan Easson, Scotland head coach, said: “The squad selection has been difficult as the players have really stepped up to the mark in our recent training camps. As a result, we’ve seen a lot of competition for places, which has been a real positive from a coaching perspective.

“We are very familiar with our opponents and we know that they will each present very different game plans, but we firmly believe we have the ability to adapt to each challenge that may arise.”