Scotland qualified for the Rugby World Cup with a wonderful performance and comprehensive 59-3 victory over Colombia in Dubai this afternoon.

And it was a victory made in the Scottish Borders with tremendous performances from Lisa Thomson, Lana Skeldon and Chloe Rollie.

The game kicked off at 7pm local time in perfect conditions and the Scots were on the front foot from the start.

Sarah Law opened the scoring with a penalty after two minutes then later Thomson did well to break through the Colombian defence but was stopped five meters from the line and the danger was cleared.

The Scots continued to press forward and were awarded another penalty after a deliberate knock on and Law made it 6-0 from in front of the posts after only six-minutes.

Thomson extended the lead with a touch down at the corner in a move set up by fellow Borderer Lana Skeldon with a back-hand pass, The conversion was missed on this occasion.

10' | Fantastic team try! A break up the middle from the forwards creating a chance for Lisa Thomson to finish out wide. Conversion from the touchline missed.

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Rollie was next to get fans off their feet with a fantastic run through the defence before being stripped of the ball 10-meters from the line.

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Another try followed moments later when  Skeldon broke away from a maul before finding Megan Gaffney who touched down in the corner. The conversion from wide was missed though.

In the 27th minute more great play for Thomson and Skeldon culminated with a try at the corner for Rhona Lloyd. Law’s conversion was on target but fell just short.

Five minutes before the break Colombia pulled three points back with a penalty from Gonzalez Arzuaga.

Scotland extended their lead in the 39th minute when Law barged over the whitewash from five-meters out and converted her own try.

Half-time Scotland 28 – 3 Colombia

Scotland extended their lead four minutes after the restart when Gaffney broke through the Colombian defence from 25m to touch down near the posts and Law kicked the extras.

Scotland continued to dominate possession and Colombia's number 12 was shown a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on. Scotland elected to go for the scrum and pushed over for Law to drop on the ball.

She then converted her own try from just left of the posts to pass the 50-point mark in international rugby.

Scotand then too advantage of an overthrown Colombian throw and were awarde a penalty in the next passage of play. Thomson elected to kick for touch, then from the resultant maul Skeldon grabbed the ball and touched down over the whitewash. But this time Law was just off target.

That was Skeldon's last involvement and she left the field to huge and well-deserved congratulations from her teammates on the sidelines.

In the 53rd minute the Scots took advantage of a dropped ball and Eve Wills scored her first try for Scotland in the right hand corner but the conversion was missed.

Thomson then kicked another penalty to touch and the Scotland maul took the ball over the whitewash where Molly Wright droppled on the ball. This time Helen Nelson converted.

Eva Donaldson came off the bench for her Scotland debut, coming on for Louise MacMillan andKatie Dougan also joined the pack, replacing Christine Belisle. 

And when the final whistle blew the Scots finally booked their place in Pool A alongside hosts New Zealand, Australia and Wales for this year's World Cup.