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Olympics disappointment opens door for Scotland call for Ross McCann

By Josh Raisey
Ross McCann of Great Britain Men's National Team is tackled by Sione Taufeulungaki of Tonga Men's National Team during day three of the World Rugby Sevens Repechage - final match between Great Britain and Tonga on June 23, 2024 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Edinburgh wing Ross McCann has been a late addition to Gregor Townsend’s Scotland squad for their Americas tour in July.

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The 26-year-old has spent much of the season with the Great Britain Sevens team, but after their failure to qualify for the Olympics at the weekend at the repechage in Monaco, Townsend has taken advantage of McCann’s availability.

Though still uncapped, McCann was also called into the Scotland squad during the Six Nations this year, before returning to the HSBC SVNS circuit, where GB finished eighth in the overall standings.

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McCann committed to the 15-player format in May by signing a two-year deal with Edinburgh, and and could very well see himself capped this summer.

Scotland face Canada, the United States, Chile and Uruguay in July, which may provide Townsend with the opportunity to hand some new caps out.

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“It’s a dream come true to sign a permanent deal with Edinburgh Rugby,” McCann said after signing for Edinburgh.

“I’ve always wanted to play for my hometown club, and now I finally get the chance to do that.

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“Edinburgh is home for me. I went to school here and rugby-wise, it’s where it all began for me. So to be able to sign here and pull on that Edinburgh jersey in front of my family and friends will be an incredible feeling. I can’t wait to get stuck in and show everyone what I can do.

“There’s a real sense of pride in representing your hometown club and I’m determined to give everything I’ve got for Edinburgh Rugby. It’s a special place to play and I’m excited to be a part of it for the next two years.”

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