The PROJECX Waterboys have landed in Amsterdam and they are looking forward to the sevens this weekend.

A number of Scottish clubs are represented in two invitational squads selected to go to the event in the Netherlands.

Chukwuma ‘CJ’ Osazuwa, a former Heriot’s player and Nigerian international who in 2016/17 played for Chinnor in National Two South in England, will be playing for the Waterboys for a fifth time.

And the forward said: “Last time I was in Amsterdam we won ‘the boot’ in 2015.

“Every time I am picked it’s an honour, it’s a great set up. The sponsors and management put so much into it.

“It’s also a unique experience because boys get to know and become friends with people they have competed with and sometimes disliked for many years.

“The line-up for both teams look very strong so I am expecting both teams to go far even with the calibre of opponents.

“The Amsterdam tournament is so unique because it brings teams from all corners of Europe and the first day is a real mesh of team qualities and then the second day the big guns clash with each other.”

Alex Cox, the Boroughmuir centre, is on his sixth Waterboys tour.

“It’s a huge honour to get picked for the Waterboys again and I am really looking forward to captaining the side in Amsterdam. This event is one of the toughest sevens tournaments out there. With it being a fully open tournament you can end up playing the likes of Belgium, Germany and Georgia,” he said.

And Willie Thomson is on his ninth Waterboys trip.

He said: “It is always a fantastic opportunity to represent the Waterboys in one of Europe’s biggest sevens tournaments. The Waterboys have assembled two great squads with a good balance and I think we will do really well and hopefully pick up some silverware.

“My season has been a bit mixed, spending the 15s season in Orkney and finishing mid-table in BT National Three, but I have recently moved down to Edinburgh and finished the season playing sevens with Watsonians winning Kelso, Jed and the overall Kings of the Sevens trophy.”

Once again PROJECX, International Power and Water Investments, JA Resorts & Hotels, Ace Property Management, Sarcogent Solutions and Ethigen are supporting the team. They also have a range of new sponsors including Kyloe Restaurant (Signature Pubs), Orion Systems, St. Julians Advisory, 4 Navitas and Bureau with Akuma Sports as the equipment supplier.

‘CJ’ is pictured at a previous tournament

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