Scots set for London 7s

Scots set for London 7s

Scotland will compete in Pool D of this weekend’s London 7s as part of the HSBC World Sevens Series at Twickenham.

Ciaran Beattie’s charges have been drawn alongside the tournament hosts, who they play in their opening fixture, as well as a strong Samoa team and Japan, who complete the group.

Scotland faced some tough fixtures in Toulouse last weekend but rallied to come back from behind to beat Kenya before defeating a South Africa side who had won four of the past six HSBC World Sevens Series events in 2021/22.

Beattie said at the end of the Toulouse leg: “I was really proud of the way we stuck at it after such a tough pool, beating Kenya and then that super win over South Africa. We’re looking forward to Twickenham next week.”

There is one change to the Scotland squad for London, with Reiss Cullen coming in for Harvey Elms, who picked up a minor Achilles injury in France.

Scotland 7s squad for HSBC World Sevens Series event at Twickenham, London (28 and 29 May) – Scotland 7s events in brackets

Jamie Farndale (48) Captain

Kaleem Barreto (7) Vice-captain

Alec Coombes (19)

Reiss Cullen (4)

Matt Davidson (5)

Jordan Edmunds (5)

Robbie Fergusson (26)

Grant Hughes (3)

Paddy Kelly (9)

Lee Jones (28)

Ross McCann (21)

Freddie Owsley (1)

Femi Sofolarin (6)

Pool D fixtures, London, all times BST:

Saturday 28 May

England 7s v Scotland 7s, 11.22am

Samoa 7s v Scotland 7s, 2.50pm

Scotland 7s v Japan 7s, 6.05pm

Sunday 29 May

Fixtures on this day determined by pool placings.

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