MEGAN Gaffney will win her 45th cap as Scotland face Wales in the Rugby World Cup.

Scotland’s bid to progress in the competition gets under way at 5.45am UK time on Sunday, with the match screened live on ITV.

Gaffney, of North Berwick, is back in the side after missing out in Scotland’s last game against the USA in August.

Scotland and Wales share a group with Australia and hosts and reigning champions New Zealand.

Liz Musgrove, also of North Berwick, is part of the Scottish squad but was not named in the matchday squad.

Bryan Easson, Scotland Women head coach, was looking forward to the tournament getting under way.

He said: “When the players take to the pitch on Sunday, it will mark a moment that has been 12 years in the making for Scotland Women so it will be incredibly poignant for everyone involved and hopefully for those watching back home too.

“The work-rate and dedication in our training sessions throughout the summer period and here in New Zealand has been exceptional.

“It will be crucial that we keep our composure and focus for the full 80 minutes on Sunday.

“Our joint training session with South Africa last weekend provided an excellent opportunity to analyse and tighten up on certain aspects of our game and I know the players are now raring to go against Wales.”