Scotland 7s fixtures and squad for Cape Town announced

Scotland 7s have made just one change to their squad for this weekend's World Rugby HSBC Sevens-Series in Cape Town.

BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy winger Robert Beattie joins the squad as an injury replacement for Gavin Lowe who dislocated his shoulder in Dubai.

Beattie, who plays for Glasgow Hawks in the BT Premiership, could make his senior debut in Cape Town having trained with the squad in the pre-series preparation camp.

Scotland Head Coach Calum MacRae said: "It's tough losing Gav, he's developed into a top performer and demonstrated in Dubai that he has the potential to influence a game.

"He is getting scanned this week and I remain hopeful that the injury isn't too extensive.

"Robert performed well during the preparation camp, he has a lot of potential and will get up to speed during the training week.

"It will be a special moment for him winning his first senior cap and I'm sure he will take confidence from the way George Horne has slotted in and performed."

Scotland will open the competition in South Aftrica having been drawn in Pool A alongside Samoa, Uganda and Wales.

Scotland 7s fixtures in the second leg of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series in Cape Town, Saturday 10 December & Sunday 11 December (Kick-off times in GMT)

Saturday 10

8.15am - Scotland 7s v Samoa 7s

11.36am - Scotland 7s v Uganda 7s

3.19pm - Wales 7s v Scotland 7s

Sunday 11


Scotland 7s squad to compete in Cape Town

1. Scott Riddell 

2. Dougie Fife

3. Fraser Lyle

4. James Johnstone 

5. Nick McLennan

6. Mark Robertson

7. Jamie Farndale

8. Joseva Nayacavou

9. George Horne

10. Scott Wight

11. James Fleming 

12. Robert Beattie