Rugby: Scots well placed for Games medal glory, says Turnbull

Sevens maestro Andy Turnbull insists Scotland are ahead of the field in planning for Commonwealth Games medal glory.

Scotland's all-time top try scorer in the abbreviated game with 58 will be gaining his 25th sevens cap in Delhi from 3-14 October and is unique to the squad in being able to draw on experience of the Melbourne Games in 2006.

Reflecting on lessons learned there, Edinburgh winger Turnbull said: "It is great that we will be able to work together from now until we leave.

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"(Hosts) Australia turned up last time with big names from 15-a-sides including Latham, Tuquiri and Giteau. But the medals instead went to New Zealand, Fiji and England, who had a core of players who had been consistently on the sevens circuit."

Turnbull also advises grabbing the chance to learn from other sports.

"In Melbourne, the Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell was the star of the show. I watched a bit of his training. For the past couple of seasons, Edinburgh have been assisted by sprint coach Malcolm Fairweather so there is a connection."

Meanwhile, SRU performance director Graham Lowe says there is now a possibility of a full-time Scotland sevens squad ahead of Glasgow 2014.