Rugby World Cup 7s set to be a special and competitive occasion

Scotland 7s head coach, Stephen Gemmell, has spoken exclusively to www.scottishrugby.org about the forthcoming Rugby World Cup 7s in Moscow next week (28-30 June).

In the interview he discusses how special this opportunity is for the 12 selected players, the benefit of the training camp this week in Largs and the intensity of a 24 team tournament that only sees the top teams in each group and the best two runners up advance to the Cup competition.

Click below to watch the full interview:

Scotland 7s will open their Rugby World Cup 7s campaign, where they will compete in Group B, against Japan on Friday 28 June at 7.36pm (local-time).

They will then complete their group against hosts Russia at 1.02pm and then South Africa at 7.16pm on Saturday 29 June (both times local).

Scotland 7s squad to compete at the Rugby World Cup 7s at Luzhniki Sports Complex between Friday 28 and Sunday 30 June 2013: Scott Riddell (Scotland 7s), Michael Fedo (Scotland 7s), Struan Dewar (Scotland 7s), Alex Glashan (Scotland 7s EDP), Colin Gregor (captain) (Scotland 7s), Chris Dean (Scotland 7s EDP), Andrew Turnbull (Scotland 7s), Colin Shaw (Scotland 7s), Jim Thompson (London Scottish), Michael Maltman (Scotland 7s), Mark Robertson (Scotland 7s) and James Johnstone (Scotland 7s).