Stephen Gemmell names his squad for Moscow 7s

Scotland 7s head coach, Stephen Gemmell yesterday named a familiar-looking squad to travel to Moscow for the Rugby World Cup 7s from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June.

London Scottish full-back Jim Thompson has made the squad, while the remaining 11 are full-time Scotland 7s players.

Colin Gregor returns as captain for his third Rugby World Cup 7s, with Scotland’s top try scorer Andrew Turnbull also making his third outing.

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It will also be Scott Riddell, Colin Shaw and Thompson’s second Rugby World Cup 7s.

Making their first trip to a Rugby World Cup 7s are Mark Robertson, Michael Fedo, Struan Dewar, Alex Glashan, Chris Dean, Michael Maltman and James Johnstone.

Gemmell said: “We’ve selected an experienced squad. It’s an exciting opportunity for all involved to be going to a Rugby World Cup 7s, and in a place like Moscow.

“We have a big challenge ahead in our group with Russia, Japan and South Africa and only the winner going through to the Cup competition.”