Scotland national rugby sevens team

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Union Scottish Rugby Union
Coach(es) John Dalziel
Captain(s) Scott Riddell
Most caps Scott Riddell (333 matches)
Top scorer Colin Gregor (1,345)
Most tries Andrew Turnbull (151)
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World Cup Sevens
Appearances5 (First in 1993 )

The Scotland national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. The head coach is John Dalziel, supported by manager John Manson and skills coach Graham Shiel.

World Rugby Sevens Series international series of tournaments in mens rugby sevens

The World Rugby Sevens Series is an annual series of international rugby sevens tournaments run by World Rugby featuring national sevens teams. The series, organised for the first time in the 1999–2000 season, was formed to develop an elite-level competition series between rugby nations and develop the sevens game into a viable commercial product for World Rugby. The competition was originally known as the IRB World Sevens Series, but has been known officially as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series since 2014 due to sponsorship from banking group HSBC.

Rugby World Cup Sevens international rugby sevens tournament

The Rugby World Cup Sevens is the premier stand-alone international rugby sevens competition outside the Olympic Games. The event is contested every four years, with tournaments for men's and women's national teams co-hosted at the same venues. It is organised by World Rugby, the sport's governing body.

Commonwealth Games multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930, and has taken place every four years since then. The Commonwealth Games were known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966, and British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974. It is the world's first multi-sport event which inducted equal number of women’s and men’s medal events and was implemented recently in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


During 2006, the side were in danger of no longer competing in the Sevens World Series due to the financial problems faced by the Scottish Rugby Union. However, they gained a reprieve when the International Rugby Board announced that a leg of the Sevens World Series would be held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, starting in 2007. The SRU then announced that the Scotland sevens team would compete in all eight legs of the Sevens World Series, and draw players from the country's national academy. [1] Scotland were champions of the 2016 London Sevens. [2]

Scottish Rugby Union governing body of rugby union in Scotland

The Scottish Rugby Union is the governing body of rugby union in Scotland. It is the second oldest Rugby Union, having been founded in 1873, as the Scottish Football Union. The SRU oversees the national league system, known as the Scottish League Championship. The SRU is headed by the President and Chairman, with Mark Dodson acting as the Chief Executive Officer. Bradbury became the first female president of a Tier 1 rugby nation upon her appointment on the 4th August 2018.

Murrayfield Stadium rugby stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland

Murrayfield Stadium is a sports stadium located in the west end of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Its all-seater capacity is 67,144 which makes it the largest stadium in Scotland and the fifth largest in the United Kingdom.

Edinburgh Capital city in Scotland

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore.


Current squad

Former squads

Scotland squads for the 2016–17 World Rugby Sevens Series

The 10-round Sevens World Series XVIII.

Dubai Sevens Cape Town Sevens Wellington Sevens Sydney Sevens USA Sevens
2–3 December 201610–11 December 201628–29 January 20174–5 February 20173–5 March 2017

Made their début *

Made their début *

Made their début *

Made their début *

Finished: 6th placeFinished: 4th placeFinished: Bronze Medal WinnersFinished: Challenge Trophy Quarter FinalsFinished: Challenge Trophy Semi Finals
Canada Sevens Hong Kong Sevens Singapore Sevens Paris Sevens London Sevens
11–12 March 20177–9 April 201715–16 April 201712–14 May 201720–21 May 2017

Made their début *

Made their début *

Finished: 13thFinished: Challenge Trophy WinnersFinished: Challenge Trophy Runners UpFinished: Silver Medal WinnersFinished: Tournament Winners
Scotland squads for the 2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series

The 10-round Sevens World Series XVII.

Dubai Sevens Cape Town 7s Wellington Sevens Sydney Sevens USA Sevens
4–5 December 201512–13 December 201530–31 January 20166–7 February 20164-6 March 2016

Made their début *

Made their début *

Finished: Bowl finalistsFinished: Bowl WinnersFinished: Bowl finalistsFinished: Bowl Semi-finalistsFinished: Bowl Semi-finalists
Canada Sevens Hong Kong Sevens Singapore Sevens Paris Sevens London Sevens
12–13 March 20168–10 April 201616–17 April 201614–15 May 201620–22 May 2016
Finished: Cup Quarter-finalistsFinished: Bowl FinalistsFinished: Bowl WinnersFinished: Bowl WinnersFinished: Tournament Winners
Scotland team to the 2014 Commonwealth Games

2014 Commonwealth Games
Mark Bennett Centre
Colin Gregor Scrum-half/Stand-Off
Lee Jones Scrum-half/Wing
Stuart Hogg Wing
James Johnstone Centre
Scott Wight Stand-Off
Richie Vernon Prop / Centre
James Eddie Prop
Sean Lamont Prop
Colin Shaw Prop/Centre
Scott Riddell Prop/Hooker
Roddy Grant Prop/Hooker

World Rugby Sevens Series

Scotland has competed in the World Rugby Sevens Series every season since the Series’ inception in 1999–2000. Scotland’s best finish is seventh place in 2016–17.

Tournament results

Rugby World Cup Sevens

World Cup record
Flag of Scotland.svg 1993 Bowl Final14th7430
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1997 Plate Semifinals=11th6321
Flag of Argentina.svg 2001 Did not participate
Flag of Hong Kong.svg 2005 Cup Quarterfinals=5th6420
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2009 Plate Champions9th6420
Flag of Russia.svg 2013 Plate Semifinals=11th5320
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 Qualified
Total0 Titles6/73018111

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games record
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1998 Did not participate
Flag of England.svg 2002 Plate semifinals [3] 9th6420
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2006 Bowl Semifinals=11th5230
Flag of India.svg 2010 Plate Final6th6330
Flag of Scotland.svg 2014 Plate Semifinals=7th5230
Total0 Titles4/52211110

See also

Scotland national rugby union team

The Scotland national rugby union team is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union. The team takes part in the annual Six Nations Championship and participates in the Rugby World Cup, which takes place every four years. As of 18 March 2019, Scotland are 7th in the World Rugby Rankings.

<i>Flower of Scotland</i> Scottish song

"Flower of Scotland" is a Scottish song, used frequently at special occasions and sporting events. Although there is no official national anthem of Scotland, "Flower of Scotland" is one of a number of songs which fulfil this role, along with the older "Scotland the Brave" especially. Roy Williamson of the folk group the Corries wrote both the lyrics and music for the song. The words refer to the victory of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over England's Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

Notes and references

  1. "Scotland to host IRB Sevens leg". 2006-10-17. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2006-10-31.
  2. London Sevens: Scotland win first ever World Rugby Sevens series title

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