0 Have your say As “invites” go, facing the might of New Zealand and England in their first two matches may seem of the less hospitable kind, but Scotland Women’s Sevens coach Scott Forrest wouldn’t have it any other way as he leads his squad to mingle with the elite in Biarritz this weekend. Still smarting from their agonising last-hurdle fall in Hong Kong back in April as they bid to gain promotion to the elite HSBC world series next year, losing the qualifying final to Brazil, the Scots will get a chance to test themselves against the best when they play in the elite circuit finale on France’s Atlantic coast.“Having New Zealand in the group is exactly what I wanted,” said former Scotland Sevens star Forrest, who captained the men’s team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. “To go to an event like this we want to play against the best in the world.”Nine of the 12 players travelling to Biarritz this week were in the Hong Kong squad who came so close, with Helen Nelson, who has recently helped her French club Montpellier defend their domestic title, continuing to captain the squad.Meryl Smith of Murrayfield Wanderers and… Read full this story
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