Legacy Select named for Scotstoun showcase

On Sunday (5 May) special select teams from the Kings of the Sevens Series and Legacy 7s Series will go head-to-head in a showcase match at Scotstoun Stadium during the eighth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

Legacy Sevens SelectThe Legacy coaches are the first to name their team, selecting players who have been impressive so far on the Legacy circuit, following the Stirling County and Boroughmuir 7s the last two weekends.

Three players from Stirling County, two from Glasgow Hawks and Howe of Fife each and one from GHA and Hamilton have been selected for the side.

Glasgow Hawks’ Grant Strang will captain the side.

Coach, Kenny Murray, said: “Following the recent Arnold Clark Legacy 7s Series events we have selected a squad of players who have performed well and who have been highlighted by the core team coaches as players worthy of selection.

“We feel that we have a good mixture of players who have the necessary physicality, speed and skills to compete in a game at this level. Selection was very difficult but we have decided to go with players who are from the core Legacy 7s Series teams.

“Within the squad there is a good blend of youth and experience with players such as Grant Strang and Brian Archibald providing vast knowledge and understanding of the sevens game, which will be beneficial to the younger players including Tony Heron and Ross Inglis.
“Players to watch include the hugely impressive Andrew Gilman at scrum-half and the electric Tony Heron who is one to watch for the future.
“Both Richard [Maxton] and I are hugely honoured to coach the team and look forward to a great game at a fantastic arena.”

Legacy Sevens Select to play Kings of the Sevens Select at Scotstoun Stadium on Sunday 5 May, kick-off 1.26pm: Brian Archibald (Stirling County), Andy Gilman (GHA), Tony Heron (Glasgow Hawks), Joff Hope (Stirling County), Ross Inglis (Hamilton), Sean MacDonald (Stirling County), Dom Martin (Howe of Fife), Chris Mason (Howe of Fife) and Grant Strang (Glasgow Hawks) captain.

The Kings of the Sevens Select team will be named later in the week.

Notes to editors

Get your tickets now!

Tickets for the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s tournament, the eighth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, are on sale now from £15 per day. All concessions are at half the equivalent adult price. Tickets will be sold for particular stands and designated days, with two-day ‘weekend’ tickets also available. Buy your tickets now.

Tickets can also be purchased at Scotstoun Stadium and Scotstoun Leisure Centre and the SECC near Glasgow’s city centre or through their booking site www.ticketsoup.com.

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Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s

Scotland are hosting the penultimate leg of the circuit, for a second year, at The Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s, which will take place at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2013.

The Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s is part of the HSBC Sevens World Series. 

The event, led by Scottish Rugby, is a partnership with Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government and Event Scotland with the assistance of sportscotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau:

  • The HSBC Sevens World Series is a globally recognised event featuring 16 international teams and visiting cities across the world.
  • Glasgow joins the Gold Coast, Dubai, Port Elizabeth, Wellington, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and London in hosting the competition between 2012 and 2014.
  • Scotstoun Stadium will host 30,000 fans over two days of competition in the penultimate leg of the series.
  • Glasgow is the host city of the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the HSBC Sevens World Series is a key part in creating a legacy for the games.