Scotland Seek To Bolster Sevens Management

Graham Lowe

Fresh from qualification for next year’s Rugby World Cup 7s, Scotland are seeking to bolster their sevens management team.

Graham Lowe, Scottish Rugby’s Director of Performance, said: “Since the decision was taken to re-admit rugby to the Olympics with effect from the 2016 Games in Rio, the emphasis being placed on sevens by countries worldwide has been phenomenal."

“We are very proud that the game invented in Melrose is now such a catalyst for the global expansion of rugby union and we are determined that Scotland should be competitive in international sevens, especially with the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on the horizon where sevens will be one of the core sports.

As part of our ongoing review of sevens and having discussed with the sevens management team, we have decided to bolster the group.

“Our current coach Graham Shiel will remain with the sevens management group, focusing on skills and analysis, and we are now looking to recruit a head coach and programme manager to work alongside Graham to drive forward our sevens programme and the performances of the national sevens team.

“This will be a global recruitment search to ensure we get the best candidate for the role,” he added.

Scotland secured one of the five qualification places for the 2013 Rugby World Cup 7s in Moscow when they won the Plate Final at the Algarve 7s at the weekend.