Freddie Owsley, a blazingly fast winger for Edinburgh Rugby, has been selected to compete in the Scotland Sevens team at the World Cup this coming weekend.
The 25-year-old player moved to Edinburgh during the previous campaign and has since played three times for the team. It was in the Toulouse and London legs of the World Sevens Series that he received his first taste of sevens rugby for Scotland. He has maintained his spot on the team for the championship tournament that will be held in Cape Town between September 9-11.
Jamie Farndale will serve as the team captain, while the remaining members of the squad are going to be Kaleem Barreto, Finn Callaghan, Reiss Cullen, Matt Davidson, Harvey Elms, Lee Jones, Paddy Kelly, Aaron Purewal, Femi Sofolarin, and Callum Young respectively.
The knockout style of play that is utilized during a Rugby World Cup Sevens will determine the outcomes of every subsequent match that takes place over the course of the weekend. The pre-round of 16 match between Scotland and Jamaica will take place on Friday at 8.51am (BST). ITV is the network that will be showing the event live.
“This is one of the major events in the global sevens calendar, and we are focused on creating a great impression,” stated Head Coach Ciaran Beattie. It is essential that we have a successful conclusion to the sevens season, and the players are focused on providing the greatest performance they are capable of while wearing the Scotland shirt.