Scotland name unchanged squad for Singapore Sevens

By Alex Dudley

Scotland Sevens head coach John Dalziel has named an unchanged squad for this weekend’s HSBC World Series leg in Singapore.

The Scots recovered well after a sloppy start in Hong Kong last time out. They won four consecutive matches to secure the Challenge Trophy. The final ended in a dramatic comeback win against Japan; just highlighting the resilience in Dalziel’s team.

Scotland’s standout performers were Jamie Farndale and Max McFarland. They scored five and six tries respectively throughout the tournament.

However, they will face a stern test in Singapore this weekend after they were drawn in Pool D alongside Olympic champions Fiji, Canada and South Africa.

The coach knows that it won’t be an easy challenge for his team. Speaking to Scottish Rugby, he said: “We’ve been drawn in a pretty tight group, but we are just going to focus on putting in consistent performances and starting better than we did last weekend.

“I was pleased with the boys’ efforts last week, winning four games on the bounce to pick up the Challenge Trophy after a slow start is very positive.”

Dalziel concluded: “It’s a great stadium to play in in Singapore with a great pitch, and the heat and humidity we’ll encounter will be challenging. We need a couple of excellent performances on day one to make the Cup competition.”

Scotland Sevens squad for Singapore: Ally Miller, Nyle Godsmark, Tom Brown, Robbie Fergusson (co-captain), Harvey Elms, Glenn Bryce, Jamie Farndale (co-captain), Sean Kennedy, Sam Pecqueur, Gavin Lowe, Max McFarland, Ross McCann, Jo Nayacavou.