Jamie Farndale will lead Scotland’s return to the HSBC World Sevens series with games in Malaga and Sevilla later this month. The 27-year-old will lead a 13-man team that includes veteran roles such as 2021 England Olympians Ross McCann, Gavin Lowe, Harvey Elmes, Paddy Kelly and Lee Jones, they will return to the 7 for the first time since 2018. Six players will make their Scottish 7 debut in Spain as Matt Davidson, Jordan Edmonds, Jacob Henry, Finn Callahan, Grant Hughes and Rice Cullen. Scotland were drawn in Group A of the Malaga stage along with South Africa, England and Fiji, with the outcome of the event determining the make-up of Sevilla a week later. “Having named our core squad in December, we are delighted to send a group of players to Malaga and Sevilla to start such an important year for Scotland 7,” said head coach Ciaran Beattie. “We’ve worked really hard over the past few weeks to prepare for the first leg of 2022, knowing the series will be as competitive as ever.” Scotland 7s to take place in Malaga and Sevilla HSBC World Sevens Series (Scotland Sevens in brackets): Kaleem Barreto (2), Finn Callaghan (0), Rice Cullen (0), Matt Davidson and Jordan Edmunds (0) , Harvey Elms (21), Jamie Farndale (43) Captain, Jacob Henry (0), Grant Hughes (0), Lee Jones (25), Paddy Kelly (4), Gavin Lowe (40) and Ross McCann (16). Meanwhile, Mike Adamson has two referee appointments for the upcoming Six Nations. He will serve as a go-between when France host Italy in the first round and England host Wales in the third round, and he will also serve as an assistant referee for the fourth round between England and Ireland and the fifth round between France and England. “After receiving my first Six Nations appointment at Twickenham last year, it’s been a pleasure to get a few games in this year’s Championship,” said the former Glasgow Warriors defender, who became No. 1 of 19 The Scot who officiated the men’s Six Nations ‘felt more like my first Six Nations than last year because I loved refereeing in front of crowds. It was clear how important the fans were to the players, which in turn added to the fun of the game strength.”

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JAMIE FARNDALE will return to Scotland for the HSBC World Sevens Series later this month in Malaga and Sevilla. The 27-year-old will lead a 13-man […]