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Sevens call-up for Riddell

Scott Riddell has been called into the Scotland rugby sevens squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi as a replacement for Dave Callam who has been ruled out of the competition with a knee injury.

Blaydon flanker Riddell, 24, was part of Scotland's plate-winning squad in the 2009 Rugby Sevens World Cup. He has represented his country in five IRB Sevens World Series tournaments and recently captained the invitational Wailers side in the 2010 Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham.

Stephen Gemmell, rugby sevens coach for Team Scotland, said: "It's obviously disappointing to lose Dave [Callam] from the squad and we wish him a speedy recovery. Scott Riddell has been an integral part of our rugby sevens squad to date and I'm confident he can do his country proud in Delhi."


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