Edinburgh Academicals centre Paul Loudon has been called up to the Scotland 7s squad for the next two tournaments on the IRB Sevens World Series in Wellington, New Zealand, and San Diego, USA.
Loudon, a member of the East of Scotland Institute of Sport, replaces Border Reivers and Kelso back-row Scott Newlands who suffered an ankle strain and a knee injury whilst playing against Newport Gwent Dragons in the Magners League on Friday night.
Scotland 7s fixtures in Wellington, New Zealand - Day 1 (Friday 2 February)
England 7s v Scotland 7s, kick-off 1pm
Samoa 7s v Scotland 7s, kick-off 4:18pm
Scotland 7s v Papua New Guinea, kick-off 6:52pm
Scotland 7s fixtures in San Diego, USA - San Diego (Saturday 10 February)
Fiji 7s v Scotland 7s, kick-off 10:44am
Argentina 7s v Scotland 7s, kick-off 2:12pm
Scotland 7s v West Indies 7s, kick-off 4:34pm
All kick-off times are local time.
IRB Sevens World Series
The Scotland 7s team will return home on 2-3 June when the final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series comes to Scotland for the Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens - 2007.
Dubai, UAE - 1-2 December
George, South Africa - 8-9 December
Wellington, New Zealand - 2-3 February
San Diego, USA - 10-11 February
Hong Kong, China - 20 - 31 March & 1 April
Adelaide, Australia - 7-8 April
London, England - 26-27 May
Edinburgh, Scotland - 2-3 June