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Scotland to host U18 7s comp

Scotland will this weekend host a Home Nations U18 7s in Edinburgh

The two-day tournament is the first of two this season which will see Scotland take on England, Ireland and Wales in a competition focused on developing high-level competition for the teams involved.

Day one will host a round-robin tournament where every nation plays each other before progressing to semi-finals and finals on day two based on seedings from the preceding games.

Scottish Rugby Head of Women & Girls’ Rugby, Gemma Fay, said: “This Home Nations U18 7s tournament will provide a great development opportunity for all players involved.

The competitive format reflects the tournaments that these players aspire to in their future playing careers.”

This leg of the tournament will take place at Peffermill Playing Fields, Edinburgh University before the same teams are hosted by England in Birmingham on 21 and 22 July.

New Scotland Women U18 7s Head Coach, Graeme Blackhall, has selected his first training squad ahead of the matches.

He said: “For many of the squad it has been their first experience of training at this intensity and I have been delighted with their response, they are relishing the chance to represent their country on home turf.

Playing against the other home nations will be a great test for this talented squad.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all the girls and it’s fair to say I’ll be very interested to see how we go in the tournament.”

Included in the squad are Stirling County’s Evie Wills and Evie Gallagher who were recently a part of Head Coach, Scott Forrest’s senior Scotland Women 7s squad ahead of the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series.

Supporters are invited to attend the Home Nations U18 7s which is free and unticketed.The tournament runs from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 7June and from 10am until 2pm on Sunday 8June.

There is limited on-site parking available for spectators at Peffermill. On-street and other local parking options are available, but please be respectful of residential properties in the area. Catering will be available in the clubhouse. 

Scotland Women U18 7s Training Squad 

Evie Wills (Stirling County), Elissa Burr (Hillhead Jordanhill), Eve Thomson (Hillhead Jordanhill), Ciara McCulloch (Murrayfield Wanderers), Sarah Denholm (Biggar), Meryl Smith (Murrayfield Wanderers), Feebi Robinson (Biggar),Emily Flavell (Caithness), India Birrell (Ayr), Ellie Clark (Stirling County), Katie McLaren (Stirling County),Beth Streets (Stirling County), Eilidh Shearer (Oban High School/Oban Lorne), Eva Donaldson (Stirling County), Eve Irving (Annan), Zoe Toner (Hillhead Jordanhill), Rebecca More(Stirling County), Evie Gallagher(Stirling County),Chloe McCue(Murrayfield Wanderers), Natalie McDonald(Ayr), Lorna Farquhar(Stirling County)