Robbie Nairn comes into the 12-man Scotland Sevens squad for this weekend’s Singapore Sevens.

The 20-year-old, who is leaving Harlequins this summer, was 13th man for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Hong Kong last week, but this time replaces Robert Beattie in the playing squad.

Beattie is in Singapore should any injuries occur.

Mark Robertson continues his return to play protocol having picked up a head knock in Hong Kong and will feature on the basis that he is passed fit to do so.

This is the eighth event of 10 on the circuit and currently Scotland sit eighth in the standings on 61 points.

After a poor pool stage in HK, the team rallied on day thee to win the Challenge Trophy.

Scotland Sevens Head Coach Calum MacRae said: “To get off to a strong start in Singapore our first actions must be decisive and accurate. We grew into the tournament last week and finished strongly.

“To play Cup football we need to take the bull by the horns right from the off.

“All four teams in Pool D have the ability to progress and it will come down to who keeps their nose to the grind stone the longest.

“We enjoyed our time in Singapore last year and the crowd brought a huge energy to our performances. I expect nothing less again.”

Fixtures (UK time)

Saturday

6.14am: New Zealand v Scotland

9.34am: USA v Scotland

1.28pm: Scotland  v Wales

Sunday

TBC

Squad

1 Grayson Hart

2 Dougie Fife

3 Ally Miller

4 Darcy Graham

5 Blair Kinghorn

6 Mark Robertson

7 Jamie Farndale

8 Joe Nayacavou

9 Hugh Blake (C-C)

10 Scott Wight (C-C)

11 James Fleming

12 Robbie Nairn

Sub: 13 Robert Beattie

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