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London Scottish sign Scotland Sevens scrum-half

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London Scottish have confirmed the signature of Scotland Sevens scrum-half Russell Weir ahead of the 2015/16 season.

The 25-year-old former age group international, who had a previous spell with Loughborough University, joins the Exiles after three years playing on the World Sevens Series.

He said: “I am delighted to be here and really excited to have signed for London Scottish – which was the obvious choice for me, being a Scotsman.

“I spoke to current London Scot David Cherry before signing and he was very complimentary about the Club.

“Scottish did really well last season and ran Worcester Warriors close in the Championship play-off semi-final.

“Hopefully we can go a step further next season.”

He continued: “Travelling the world playing for Scotland at Sevens has been an amazing experience but it was always my plan to get back playing 15-a-side rugby.

“Sevens was all about further developing my skill set before applying them back into 15s and it was a really worthwhile and memorable experience.”

London Scottish coach Peter Richards added: “We are excited that Russell has agreed to join the club.

“We have watched him on the Sevens circuit all season and he has a real energy and fizz to his attacking play.

“Offensively he is also a brave defender with a fantastic work ethic.

“Russell is hugely ambitious and the fit with London Scottish is perfect in terms of the style of rugby we want to be associated with next season.”

CONNOR PETERHANS

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