Scott Wight

Scott Wight's reward for exceptional and consistent achievement in the club game with Melrose was his first professional contract ahead of season 2011/12.

The contract was with Glasgow Warriors who he remained with for three seasons.

Coming from the home of rugby sevens, Wight is not unfamiliar to the shortened game, having captained Melrose and Glasgow Warriors to victory in the 2011 and 2014 Melrose Sevens respectively. His rugby understanding, awareness of space and skill-set are suited to sevens.

His first involvement with the national team was when he was called up for the fourth leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas. He was also an intrigal part of the Scotland 7s team who finished fourth at the 2014 Glasgow 7s, this in-turn saw him named in the Commonwealth Games squad that competed at Ibrox in July that year.

It was in front of the 50,000 strong crowd that he scored his first try for the abbreviated national team, against Barbados, in the side's 56-0 win.

Wight captained his home-club, Melrose to a magnificent haul, in 2011, picking up RBS Premier 1, Border League and Melrose Sevens titles. He also guided them to the final of the Scottish Cup.

Player stats

Commonwealth Games stats: 1 cap (Glasgow 2014), 1 try, 2 conversions and 9 points

Rugby Europe stats: 3 caps, 1 try, 8 conversions and 21 points

HSBC Sevens World Series stats: below

Stats

Caps
8
Tries
4
Starts - Conversions
9
Replacements - Penalty goals -
Points
38
Drop goals -
Position: 
Stand-off
D.O.B.: 11/11/85
Place of birth:
Galashiels
Height: 6ft 3in
Weight: 92kg
Twitter: @wighty10