Scotland 7s captain, Colin Gregor, joined the skippers of all 16 competing nations in the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s today in George Square to share their thoughts about the competition with the international media.
As is the tradition of the HSBC Sevens World Series circuit the teams met up in the bright sunshine, lesser known to the west of Scotland than the likes of Australia’s Gold Coast or Dubai, to get their picture taken outside a well known landmark in the host city. For Glasgow it was outside the City Chambers in George Square, known for it’s classical architecture.
In an interview with www.scottishrugby.org Gregor spoke about how the tournament was shaping up and the mood in camp as well as giving his thoughts on Scotland’s opposition, Wales, South Africa and Russia, in the eighth leg of the circuit. He’s also encouraging Scotland supporters to come along and make a massive noise.
He said: “All the captains and coaches are looking forward to the tournament at the weekend and they’re waiting for the action to start and hoping that the sun continues to stay out.
“In terms of our opposition we’ve been close with South Africa and Wales so far this year and we’ve just beaten Russia, so hopefully with a lot of vocal cheering from our home support we can turn previously close defeats into wins.
“We’ve had a good week’s training this week and can’t wait to get going now.
“I think Scotstoun will be great, a lot of work has been put in, the pitch is looking amazing and it’s in a tight compact little stadium, which will, I’m sure, create a great atmosphere.”
Tickets are still on sale for the event on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May with a wealth of fast paced international rugby being played on both days from 10.30am right through to the evening. Tickets are available from www.glasgow7s.com/buy-tickets.
Scotland 7s take on Wales (11.58am), South Africa (3.04pm) and Russia (5.53pm) on Saturday with the results from these matches determining their schedule on Sunday.