Sevens boost for Gillespie

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Former Jed-Forest back row Darren Gillespie was called into the Scotland 7s squad for the Wellington 7s last weekend.

He took the place of Joseva Nayacavou, who could not compete due to illness.

This was Gillespie’s sixth outing with the abbreviated national team. He was last involved at the same tournament 12 months ago and currently plays for Hornby Panthers, a rugby league side in New Zealand.

Gillespie joined fellow Borderers Mark Robertson, Scott Wight and Nyle Godsmark in the squad who finished fourth in the tournament, equalling their best performance in a World Series event.