Instead of playing rugby in front of thousands of rugby fans at some of the biggest rugby sevens events around the globe, Scotland 7s internationalist Mark Robertson went back to his old primary school today to speak about his experiences over the past year on the IRB Sevens World Series.
Speaking to 50 pupils from Melrose Primary School’s two P5 classes, Robertson hosted a presentation about his time on the international stage before signing autographs for the kids before signing and donating his international playing shirt to the school.
After the event, Robertson said: “It was great to back to my old school and meet the kids, even some of the teachers that taught me are still there.
”It’s really positive to see the kids so enthusiastic about coming to watch international rugby sevens in Scotland; it can only be good for the team and for rugby in Scotland.”
The Melrose born winger, who is also an apprentice with the Border Reivers, has travelled to Dubai (UAE), George (South Africa), Wellington (New Zealand) and San Diego (USA) with the national sevens squad.
Rugby sevens will return to the country of its birth, Scotland, on 2-3 June for the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s, the final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.
The Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s will feature the world’s top teams over two days of fast flowing, skilful and dynamic international rugby sevens together with a fun-packed Festival of Rugby on the back pitches, making it the “not-to-be-missed” event of the summer.
Tickets are available now at the great value price of only £10 for one day or just £15 for both (with free concessions on all pre-booked tickets)
The sevens are coming, visit www.edinburgh7s.com.