SCOTLAND defence coach Brad Mooar has issued a come and get him plea for veteran winger Damian Hoyland, who is one of three players who have been flown out to the national team World Cup camp in the south of France this week.
The 29-year-old was released by Edinburgh at the end of last season and is now looking for a club. Youngsters Matt Currie, Alex Samuel and Gregor Brown have also been drafted in to help the national team prepare for Sunday’s World Cup clash versus Tonga at the Stade de Nice.
World Rugby regulations allow extra players to train with squads as long as they haven’t been involved with the original training group and wouldn’t be called up to the World Cup squad if there were injuries.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to come over and extend their experience,” explained Mooar, when asked about the quartet’s involvement on Thursday. “I spoke before about the personal development opportunities I’ve had, and this is a personal development opportunity for those three young fellas.
“They have been outstanding, and they are preparing for the club season, so it is great for them to get involved and see what the standard is like at this level.
“For Damien, he doesn’t have a club and this is a great opportunity for him to stay current and stay fit, and to put his skill-sets under pressure. And if there is a club out there looking for a winger, that’s a pretty good one sitting there on the market ready to go.”