Scotland Sevens coach Graham Shiel has called up three rookie players in his side for the next leg of the 2011-2012 HSBC Sevens World Series.
Hamish Watson, Sean Kennedy and Byron McGuigan all come into the side with the chance to earn their first World Series and Scotland caps, while the fourth addition is Fraser Harkness, who has seven World Series tournaments to his name.
Byron McGuigan was named in Shiel’s extended squad two weeks ago and on Friday last week, the Scotland coach named in him in the final side for Wellington and Las Vegas.
Born in the Namibian town of Walvis Bay and schooled in Cape Town, McGuigan (22) qualifies to play for Scotland through his Glasgow-born mother.
“This is a dream come true,” McGuigan (pictured above) said. ”I have always aspired to play professional rugby, but to be able to join up with the Scottish Sevens team and hopefully tour on the IRB circuit is incredible.”
McGuigan previously played club rugby for South Africa’s Border Bulldogs as well as Sevens rugby with the SA Vipers, a-feeder team to the Springbok Sevens side.
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