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Jones out, Gillespie in

05th February 2014 14:48


Darren Gillespie for Scotland Sevens

Called in: Darren Gillespie

Scotland Sevens have called Darren Gillespie into their squad for this weekend's tournament in Wellington, replacing Lee Jones in the squad.

The back-row player, in XV-a-side rugby, has previously won four caps for the abbreviated national team and replaces winger Jones, who has returned to join Glasgow Warriors on loan from Edinburgh, as injury cover for their forthcoming RaboDirect PRO12 matches.

"Lee has been given an opportunity to have game time in the RaboDirect PRO12 which is great for him as a player and although disappointing to lose him, we are fortunate enough to call on Darren Gillespie who has been living in New Zealand in Christchurch and therefore able to join up with the squad," said Scotland Sevens head coach, Stephen Gemmell.

"Darren brings with him previous experiences in the HSBC Sevens World Series and has played both rugby union and league, while working here."

Scotland: Scott Riddell, Finlay Gillies, Struan Dewar, Alex Glashan, Colin Gregor (captain), Mark Robertson, Darren Gillespie, Michael Maltman, Russell Weir, Andrew Turnbull, James Johnstone, Gregor Young.