|Women’s Six Nations: England v Scotland|
|Venue: Twickenham, London Date: Saturday, 16 March Kickoff: 19:30 GMT|
|Coverage: Radio and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.|
When flyhalf Katy Daley-Mclean left her England debut against Scotland from 2007, fewer than 300 people are there to watch.
Twenty five years on, the 33-year-old is preparing to manage Scotland again since she calls to get a Six Nations Grand Slam with the Red Roses.
This weekend, also Daley-Mclean faces Scotland again – but that is where the similarities between her first and 107th limit end.
“In 2007, we were all working so we’d have travelled in for a team run before the game,” said that the 2014 World Cup-winning captain, that had been one of 28 players awarded a fulltime contract at January.
“When we were playing on Saturday, we’d have arrived at our base afterward, which would have turned into a much smaller place. We used Broadstreet Rugby Club at Coventry a good deal.
“If I was younger that the women realistically wouldn’t have played at Twickenham – notably not the last game of this tournament – and we absolutely wouldn’t have done the staff run “
|England’s 2019 Six Nations outcome|
|Ireland 7-51 England|
|England 41-26 France|
|Wales 12-51 England|
|England 55-0 Italy|
Red Roses on excursion
England have historically played their games at Twickenham Stoop, but started flying across the country this past year in a bid to reach new Audiences.
England overcome Six Nations favourites France 41-26 at Doncaster’s Castle Park – a game in which Daley-Mclean surpassed 500 points because of her country – until thrashing Italy 55-0 at Exeter.
“Exeter was just a little bit overwhelming,” she added. “To walkout to 10,500 people who’d solely come to see us – it had been the very first time that had happened beyond a World Cup.
“It is where we need our game to be and I think it needs to be a normal occurrence.”
The Audiences have been treated to exciting play against the Red Roses, that have scored an effort every 9.7 moments on average from the tournament so far.
There have been standout performances from wings Kelly Smith, 2-3, and Jess Breach, 2-1, with Breach scoring seven attempts.
“You examine younger girls today becoming capped at front of the most people – that shows how fast our game has evolved in 1-2 years and the service that’s out there because of this.
“Kelly Smith and Jess Breach are just natural finishers. As a10, acquiring the chance to kick into a wingers is the thing you’ll need in the modern game”
Entry to Saturday’s Red Roses’ game at Twickenham will be free, with the match kicking off at 19:30 GMT after the men’s match is completed.
Because of this, Twickenham attendances for women’s games are tough to record, but England Rugby officials have estimated that a crowd of around 10,500 in preceding years.
England defeated Scotland 60-0 at 2007 and are favourites to win again this year, using defeated them 43-8 at the 2018 six-nations.
Victory would give the Red Roses that the chance to lift the trophy at the home of English Rugby, but Daley-Mclean states that 10,500 people do not make quite as much an impact in such a huge scene.
“I really do love playing at Twickenham but when there are over 10,000 there it still looks pretty empty as a result of just how big it really is,” she explained.
“I think one day we could WISh to fill it. That might be spectacular.”