BORDERERS Lisa Thomson and Chloe Rollie will be joined in Head Coach Scott Forrest’s 13-strong squad by Biggar’s Emma Orr as Scotland prepare to compete as an invitational team at the Toulouse leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series (May 20-22).

It is only the second time Scotland have featured on the circuit, having competed in Biarritz in 2019 and in a year that will also see them attend the Commonwealth Games, the Toulouse event will prove important in the lead up to that competition in Birmingham at the end of July.

Each of the 13 players selected was a part of Bryan Easson’s training group for the recent TikTok Women’s Six Nations, with a number of players having played a role in Scotland’s memorable run to qualify for this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Lisa will co-captain the side along with by Helen Nelson and they have been drawn in Pool B alongside New Zealand, Canada and Spain.

Lisa Thomson and Chloe Rollie in action for Scotland

Head Coach Scott Forrest said: “In such an important year for women’s rugby, with the Commonwealth Games on the horizon, being able to compete in Toulouse on the HSBC World Sevens Series provides some excellent preparation for us.

“It is only the second time that Scotland have played a part in the series but we have a good amount of experience in the squad and I’m confident that we can go to France and give a good account of ourselves.”

Scotland 7s squad for HSBC World Sevens Series events in Toulouse (20-22 May):

Lisa Thomson (Sale Sharks), Abi Evans (DMP Durham Sharks), Megan Gaffney (Loughborough Lightning), Emma Orr (Biggar), Shona Campbell (Edinburgh University), Chloe Rollie (Exeter Chiefs),Rhona Lloyd (Les Lioness Du Stade Bordelais), Helen Nelson (Loughborough Lightning), Caity Mattinson (Worcester Warriors), Meryl Smith (Edinburgh University), Coreen Grant (Saracens), Rachel McLachlan (Sale Sharks), Evie Wills (Hillhead Jordanhill)

Pool B fixtures, Toulouse, all times BST:

Friday May 20 -New Zealand 7s v Scotland 7s, 8.52am then Canada 7s v Scotland 7s, 4.00pm

Saturday May 21 - Spain 7s v Scotland 7s, 8.30am

Remaining matches on Saturday 21 May and Sunday 22 May determined by pool placings.