Scotland fullback Chloe Rollie will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after she was sent off in the win over Italy on Saturday.  

Rollie was shown a yellow card by referee Maggie Cogger-Orr in the closing stages of the 17-10 win in Parma – Scotland's first on Italian soil since 1999.  

The decision was reviewed by the Foul Play Review Officer – more commonly known as the Bunker – and the card upgraded to red.  

Rollie, who had earlier crossed for her 20th international try – which proved to be the match-winning score - is now likely to miss the championship finale against Ireland in Belfast on Saturday.  

She will appear before a disciplinary panel on Tuesday morning.  

A statement from Six Nations Rugby said: “Scotland number 15, Chloe Rollie, will attend an independent disciplinary hearing after she was awarded a red card following a review by the Foul Play Review Officer (FPRO) for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.18 (A player must not lift an opponent off the ground and drop or drive that player so that their head and/or upper body make contact with the ground) in the Six Nations match between Italy and Scotland on Saturday 20th April 2024.

“The player will attend the hearing via video conference before an independent Disciplinary Committee consisting of Richard Cole – Chairman (Wales), joined by Valeriu Toma (Romania) and Stefan Terblanche (South Africa). 

“The hearing will take place on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 at 10am (BST).” 

If Rollie is ruled out of the match at Kingspan Stadium, Scotland may again turn to Meryl Smith to fill the number 15 shirt.  

Smith, usually a centre, started the first two matches of the championship at fullback after impressing there for Bristol Bears.  

She reverted to the midfield in the defeat to England, but was substituted at half-time and was an unused substitute in Parma at the weekend.  

Meanwhile, try-scorer Emma Orr praised the team for seeing the game out despite a late Italian fightback.   


The 21-year-old centre said: "We've been on the wrong side of tight scores a lot in the past, but we have been building and it is that mentality of composure in the moment.  

Scotland Rugby News: Scotland centre Emma OrrScotland centre Emma Orr (Image: SNS)

“We know when we get it right in games, we are now capable of beating a lot of these teams and that experience of being in close games that didn’t go our way in the past has helped us get to this point.  It was a massive team performance.”  

Scotland's cause was aided by an impactful display from the bench, where Rachel McLachlan particularly added energy in the final quarter.   

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The Sale Sharks flanker said was pleased by the impact offered from the bench.   

“We wanted to come on and bring some energy and hopefully we did that.”  

"It is always a tough game against Italy and the score was close, so all you can really do is a sub is come on and bring that energy and lift things up.”  

She hopes Scotland can end the campaign on a high by beating Ireland in Belfast on Saturday. 

McLachlan said: “We are very much a one game mentality type of team. We were very focused on this game and now our attention will shift to Ireland.  

“We want to finish the Six Nations on a high by beating Ireland.”