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Malcolm shows respect to England captain Hunter ahead of Six Nations opener

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England may be the old enemy, but Scotland skipper Rachel Malcolm has nothing but respect for Red Roses co-captain Sarah Hunter.

The duo are clubmates at Loughborough Lightning but rivals on the international stage, with both sides preparing for a mouth-watering encounter at Kingston Park in the 2023 TikTok Women's Six Nations.

Ad Scotland will be desperate for the win in their opening game of the Championship having lost their last nine matches in all competitions.

RugbyFryday backs Ireland's switch from white to navy shorts for TikTok Women's Six Nations34 MINUTES AGO However, that has not stopped Malcolm from showing respect to one of the greatest to ever play the game. «For me, she is probably one of the best leaders that women's sport has ever seen, let alone women's rugby,» she said. «I can't speak highly enough of Sarah Hunter, as a person, as a player, and as a leader. »I am really lucky that I have played the majority of my club rugby alongside her and to have been coached by her as well. «In terms of the wider game, I would argue that there is not a player that has influenced the game as much as she has. »The way she performs every single time she goes on the pitch, for her club, for training, for England: that is what being a rugby player is about. «I look at her in training, and even still that is what I aspire to be because she never gives less than 110%. »In terms of role models, it doesn't get much better than that, and she is a really kind human being as well. «She is not only influencing England and Loughborough Lightning, but she is also influencing other countries because we can go back and help our countries as well.

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