Scotland Sevens Captain Scott Riddell is delighted to be back for the final two legs of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series.

This coming weekend the team will be in France and next week they will be at Twickenham as the series comes to an exciting close.

For Paris, Riddell is included for the first time since Vancouver having recovered from injury.

Jack Cuthbert will earn a second Scotland Sevens cap having played at Twickenham in 2014.

Edinburgh Rugby’s Glenn Bryce is involved having scored for his club in the 1872 Cup clash against Glasgow last weekend and George Horne is also recalled.

Scotland have been drawn against South Africa, Canada and Japan in Pool A in Paris.

Riddell, who has 55 series caps, said: “I’m really excited to get back to it after a few months out injured. The break has given me time to recharge my batteries and I’m raring to go now.

“It’s been a frustrating year. We started really positively and were interrupted by some injuries which knocked us out of sync a bit.

“There have been some really good performances in Hong Kong and Singapore, so we’ll be looking to build on that and have a strong finish to the season.”

Head Coach Calum MacRae, who is heading off to be Edinburgh’s Defence Coach in the summer, added: “It’s great to have Scott back in, he’s a player who has a strong influence over our team performance. I know he can’t wait to get back and lead the team from the front.

“Jack comes in and has strong experience from playing at the top level of the XVs game. I think he has huge potential and will have the opportunity to test himself on the World Series.

“We came into form on the back end of last series, this year has had its challenges but I’m pleased with the balance of the squad we’ve assembled.

“I look forward to the players stepping up. Concentration and staying in the moment is critical.”

Scotland are currently ninth in the standings and finished 10th overall last year.

Squad for Paris

1 Scott Riddell (C)

2 Dougie Fife

3 Hugh Blake

4 Grayson Hart

5 Glenn Bryce

6 Mark Robertson

7 Jamie Farndale

8 Jo Nayacavou

9 George Horne

10 Scott Wight

11 James Fleming

12 Jack Cuthbert

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