Shiel named in Scotland 7s squad

Edinburgh scrum-half Charlie Shiel has been named in the Scotland 7s squad for the final HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament of the season in Paris.

The 20-year-old is brought in to replace Gavin Lowe who picked up a leg injury in London.

Shiel signed his first professional contract with the club in March after graduating from the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy.

His father, former Scotland International and Edinburgh captain Graham, represented Scotland 7s in 1996 and was the programme’s Skills coach until 2015.

Charlie played under John Dalziel for Scotland U20s last season and is also a capped Scotland Club XV International.

Scotland have been drawn against South Africa, Canada and Russia on day one in Paris.

Scotland 7s Head Coach John Dalziel said: “We are looking at being more consistent in our delivery and just getting our basics right. Doing the simple things to the standard we expect.

“The weekend can’t come quick enough and the players are desperate to get back out there and express themselves in the way we know they can.

“It’s exciting to give a debut to another up and coming youngster. The challenge of 7s will be huge in Charlie’s development as we have seen with the likes of George Horne and Darcy Graham.”

 

Scotland 7s fixtures in the tenth and final leg of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series in Paris, Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 June, live on Sky Sports. (Kick offs UK Time).

 

9 June

9.06am: Scotland 7s v South Africa 7s

11.40am: Scotland 7s v Canada 7s

5.08pm: Scotland 7s v Russia 7s

10 June

TBC

Scotland 7s squad to compete in Paris (World Series tournaments in brackets)

 

Bobby Beattie (6)

Jack Cuthbert (8)

Harvey Elms (5)

Jamie Farndale (30)

Robbie Fergusson (8)

Nyle Godsmark (15)

Darcy Graham (8)

Max McFarland (9)

Nick Mclennan (18)

Ally Miller (8)

Jo Nayacavou (35)

Scott Riddell (66)

Charlie Shiel (0)