LIZ Musgrove has described representing Scotland at the Rugby World Cup as “a huge honour”.

The Scottish squad travelled out to New Zealand at the end of last week as they compete in the global tournament for the first time in more than a decade.

Musgrove, of North Berwick, is joined in the squad by Megan Gaffney, also from the town, as they attempt to make history at the competition.

The 25-year-old spoke to Courier Sport before the squad jetted out.

She said: “It’s a huge honour to be selected for the squad.

“None of us have been to a Rugby World Cup before and it’s been a long qualification journey so I’m excited for the opportunity to perform on the world stage.

“I’m looking forward to playing teams we haven’t faced before and to do that in New Zealand, where rugby is such a cultural thing, is something really special.”

Musgrove, who has been capped 10 times for her country, will be hoping to add to her caps as Scotland face Wales on Sunday in a 5.45am kick-off (BST).

Scotland also share a group with Australia, who they play on October 15, before taking on hosts and reigning champions New Zealand on October 22.

Each of the games are on ITV and available on STV Player.