Sean Lamont called up for Commonwealth Games
May 21, 2014
Sean Lamont will be on Sevens duty this summer © PA Photos
Scotland have included Sean Lamont in their Sevens squad ahead of the Commonwealth Games which will be held in Glasgow this summer.
Lamont, who has 86 caps, has been named in Stephen Gemmell's 12-man squad alongside fellow Scotland internationals Lee Jones, Richie Vernon and Tommy Seymour. Gemmell said: "Sean [Lamont] is a player with a significant amount of Scotland caps.
"The pace, power and physicality he will bring to this squad allied with his sevens understanding, gathered from the World Series and a previous Commonwealth Games, will be invaluable. Tommy [Seymour] is a proven finisher at international and professional level. His skill set is relevant across the board for sevens, as a strong defender and he is good with ball in the air.
"This pair, along with a number of others come in from a successful environment with Glasgow Warriors who have reached the RaboDirect PRO12 final. That is something we can benefit from."
Gemmell continued: "Thank you to Scotland, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby for their support to this squad. Roddy [Grant] is a proven sevens player who has captained the side in the past. He has had a good season with Edinburgh Rugby and he will help this group step-up to another level."
Scotland face New Zealand, Barbados and Canada on July 26 at Ibrox Stadium.
Scotland 7s: Richie Vernon, James Eddie (both Glasgow Warriors), James Johnstone (Scotland 7s), Roddy Grant (Edinburgh Rugby), Scott Riddell, Colin Shaw (both Scotland 7s), Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Colin Gregor, Scott Wight (both Scotland 7s), Mark Bennett, Sean Lamont and Tommy Seymour (all Glasgow Warriors).
Unavailable for selection: Jack Cuthbert (knee) (Edinburgh Rugby), Russell Weir (knee), John Houston (neck), Michael Fedo (knee) (all Scotland 7s)
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