Riddell brought into Scotland 7s squad for Paris

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Riddell brought into Scotland 7s squad for Paris

Scott Riddell has joined up with his Scotland 7s teammates in Paris ahead of the final HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament of the season.

Scotland 7s' most-capped player replaces the injured Sam Pecqueur while Tom Brown has also returned home.

Scotland have been drawn in Pool D with New Zealand, France and Japan in Paris.

Interim Scotland 7s Head Coach, Scott Forrest, said: “Our performances improved across the weekend in London with the exception of the Ireland match where we dropped our standards as a team.

"We performed well against New Zealand and England on day one but we were not clinical enough in the contact area, but this improved going into day two.

"The players stepped up well against Kenya and Wales and although we performed well in parts against Samoa we allowed them to control the tempo and individual errors cost us in the end.

"Overall there were a lot of positives for us to take into Paris this week and it was great to see Kyle (Rowe) and Kaleem (Barreto) step up in their first tournament." Scott Forrest

"It’s disappointing to lose Tom and Sam from the group, but to be able to call on someone with Scott’s experience will give everyone in the group a real lift.

"He naturally brings a lot of energy to the group which is really important going into week two."

Scotland 7s squad to compete at the tenth and final leg of the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Paris, live on Sky Sports (World Series tournaments in brackets)

Kaleem Barreto (1)

Glenn Bryce (24)

Alec Coombes (10)

Jamie Farndale (CC) (40)

Robbie Fergusson (CC) (18)

Nyle Godsmark (27)

Gavin Lowe (33)

Ross McCann (11)

Max McFarland (19)

Ally Miller (12)

Scott Riddell (73)

Kyle Rowe (1)

Scotland 7s fixtures in Paris, kick-offs UK Time

Saturday 1 June

12.12pm: New Zealand 7s v Scotland 7s

4pm: France 7s v Scotland 7s

7.04pm: Scotland 7s v Japan 7s

Sunday 2 June

Fixtures TBC

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