Scotland have risen to their best-ever position in the World Rugby women’s rankings after their first win on Welsh soil for 20 years on Saturday.

The 20-18 win at Cardiff Arms Park saw Scotland leapfrog Wales into sixth place on the rankings. 

Bryan Easson’s team were guaranteed to move up one place in victory but Italy’s 48-0 home defeat to England 24 hours later enabled them to climb two places, above both Wales and the Azzurre.

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With Scotland gaining 1.53 points, the WXV 2 champions have increased their rating to 75.90 points.

However, there is still a 5.71-point gap between Bryan Easson's side and fifth-place Australia.

Scotland face world number three France, who beat Ireland in their Guinness Women's Six Nations opener, at Hive Stadium in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon. 

Ahead of that match, uncapped lock Natasha Logan has been added to the Scotland squad.

Scotland Rugby News: Natasha Logan has been added to the Scotland squadNatasha Logan has been added to the Scotland squad (Image: SNS)

She represented Edinburgh Rugby during the Celtic Challenge, and joins the squad following an injury to Sarah Bonar in the win in Cardiff. 

Meanwhile, both of Scotland's tries from the win over Wales are in the running for try of the round. 

Scotland Rugby News: Coreen Grant scored Scotland's first try against WalesCoreen Grant scored Scotland's first try against Wales (Image: PA)

The scores by wingers Coreen Grant and Rhona Lloyd have been selected on a shortlist of four alongside tries by England's Ellie Kildunne and France's Marine Menager.