Oban rugby star Abi helps Scots to triumph

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Oban’s international rugby star Avi Evans was part of the Scotland Women 7s who began their summer campaign this month by winning the Amsterdam Sevens tournament.

The women’s team got off to a great start with a 24-12 victory over Comite Cote d’Argent, before crushing HRC Xtreme 70-0, Abi being one of the try scorers.

Scotland then thumped Dambusters  47-0, Abi again among those who crossed the whitewash as the first day came to a close.

The Scots girls started day two by beating Paarse Rebellen 45-0, then defeated Mo Sistas 33-0.

It was then on to the quarter-final against Comite Cote d’Argent, with Scotland winning 41-12, with Abi scoring again.

The semi-final saw a scoreline of Scotland 28, Hong Kong 14, Abi helping the  team to the win with another touchdown.

Scotland triumphed 26-5 over Almaty in the final, though Abi was not among the scorers on this occasion.

Having gained promotion back into the Grand Prix series by winning the Rugby Europe Trophy in 2017 the squad will play Grand Prix tournaments at Marcoussis, Paris, on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30,and Kazan on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2.