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May 16, 2016

7s news

Posted by Editor on May 16, 2016 10:45 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Nick Grigg featured for the Academy select
Nick Grigg and George Horne featured in the Scottish Rugby Academy squad that lifted the NCS Glasgow City 7s at Dumbreck, home of Cartha Queens Park on Saturday.

The tournament was the final leg of the Legacy 7s Series with BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy players coming together as a cross-academy select for the first time since the development pathway’s inauguration last June.

Wins over GHA, Biggar and Marr set up a final against Tynedale in the final with Academy select running out 33-5 winners.

Glasgow Hawks' George Horne recently returned from his loan spell with London Scottish while Nick Grigg will join Glasgow Warriors next season on a pro deal.

Scottish Rugby Academy Select

Hamilton Burr (Aberdeen Grammar)
Jonny Goldring (Watsonians)
Thomas Gordon * (Currie)
Nick Grigg ** (Stirling County)
George Horne ** (Glasgow Hawks)
Struan Hutchison (Melrose)
Robert Kay (Heriot's)
Thomas Klein (Melrose)
Ruairi Knott (Melrose)
Paul Paxton (Aberdeenshire)

* Scottish Rugby BT Sport Stage 2 Academy Player
** Scottish Rugby BT Sport Stage 3 Academy Player

Glenn Bryce and Hugh Blake helped Scotland 7s defeat England 28-10 on Sunday at the Paris 7s to lift their second consecutive Bowl final – and their third of their season following wins in Cape Town and Singapore.

Calum MacRaes men saved their best performance to last and overpower their English counterparts away in their third game of the day, after defeats of Brazil (38-14) and USA (14-12), in the quarter and semi-final respectively.