No Rest For Forrest As He Heads To Hong Kong

Glasgow Warriorsa?" apprentice Scott Forrest will join the Scotland 7s squad in Hong Kong for the world famous three day tournament this weekend (31 March-2 April). Forrest will be joined by Edinburgh Gunnersa?" back-row Dave Callam and Edinburgh Academicalsa?" scrum-half Matt Coupar._The trio replace David Gray, Alasdair Strokosch and Rory Lawson who competed for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne earlier this month. Lawson and Strokosch returned to assist Edinburgh in their Celtic League title chase while David Gray was forced out with a stress fracture of the leg. Forrest already has two international sevens tournaments under his belt as he was called up for the tournaments in New Zealand and the USA in February.Scotland 7s coach Rob Moffat said: a??Scott showed a lot of promise at the tournaments last month and hea?'s got good rugby skills. Hea?'s also very athletic and I felt he deserved a run of tournaments,a?? he added.Scotland face Commonwealth Games gold medalists New Zealand in pool D in Hong Kong as well as Japan and Singapore. From the six pools, the top team in each qualifies for the cup with the two best placed runners up joining them for the quarter-finals. Moffat said: a??New Zealand did very well to win gold but wea?"re looking forward to playing them. We faced them six times last year but this will be a first for us this season. We played Japan at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong last year so wea?"ll not take them lightly and theya?"re a proud rugby nation. a??Points difference against Japan and Singapore could be crucial for us in terms of qualifying for the cup a?" which is our aim. All teams raise their game for Hong Kong but after the Commonwealth Games ita?'s important for us to have a top performance,a?? he added. SCOTLAND 7s SQUAD FOR HONG KONGMark Lee * (Kinga?'s Own Scottish Borderers) CAPTAIN, Ross Rennie (Edinburgh Gunners and Stewarta?'s Melville FP), Oli Brown * (Boroughmuir), Dave Callam * (Edinburgh Gunners), Scott Forrest (Glasgow Warriors and Glasgow Hawks), Matt Coupar (Edinburgh Academicals), Ciaran Beattie (Border Reivers and Selkirk), Colin Gregor * (Glasgow Warriors and Watsonians), Clark Laidlaw * (Jed-Forest), Ali Warnock * (Nottingham), Andrew Turnbull * (Watsonians) and Nick De Luca * (Edinburgh Gunners)* indicates member of the Scottish Institute of Sport Glasgow Warriorsa?" apprentice Scott Forrest will join the Scotland 7s squad in Hong Kong for the world famous three day tournament this weekend (31 March-2 April). Forrest will be joined by Edinburgh Gunnersa?" back-row Dave Callam and Edinburgh Academicalsa?" scrum-half Matt Coupar._The trio replace David Gray, Alasdair Strokosch and Rory Lawson who competed for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne earlier this month. Lawson and Strokosch returned to assist Edinburgh in their Celtic League title chase while David Gray was forced out with a stress fracture of the leg. Forrest already has two international sevens tournaments under his belt as he was called up for the tournaments in New Zealand and the USA in February.Scotland 7s coach Rob Moffat said: a??Scott showed a lot of promise at the tournaments last month and hea?'s got good rugby skills. Hea?'s also very athletic and I felt he deserved a run of tournaments,a?? he added.Scotland face Commonwealth Games gold medalists New Zealand in pool D in Hong Kong as well as Japan and Singapore. From the six pools, the top team in each qualifies for the cup with the two best placed runners up joining them for the quarter-finals. Moffat said: a??New Zealand did very well to win gold but wea?"re looking forward to playing them. We faced them six times last year but this will be a first for us this season. We played Japan at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong last year so wea?"ll not take them lightly and theya?"re a proud rugby nation. a??Points difference against Japan and Singapore could be crucial for us in terms of qualifying for the cup a?" which is our aim. All teams raise their game for Hong Kong but after the Commonwealth Games ita?'s important for us to have a top performance,a?? he added. SCOTLAND 7s SQUAD FOR HONG KONGMark Lee * (Kinga?'s Own Scottish Borderers) CAPTAIN, Ross Rennie (Edinburgh Gunners and Stewarta?'s Melville FP), Oli Brown * (Boroughmuir), Dave Callam * (Edinburgh Gunners), Scott Forrest (Glasgow Warriors and Glasgow Hawks), Matt Coupar (Edinburgh Academicals), Ciaran Beattie (Border Reivers and Selkirk), Colin Gregor * (Glasgow Warriors and Watsonians), Clark Laidlaw * (Jed-Forest), Ali Warnock * (Nottingham), Andrew Turnbull * (Watsonians) and Nick De Luca * (Edinburgh Gunners)* indicates member of the Scottish Institute of Sport