FORMER Greenock Wanderer Grant Anderson has been called up to the Scotland squad for the opening IRB World Series 7s tournaments in Dubai and George.

Anderson is one of five newcomers who were part of the Rugby Ecosse squad that participated in last month"s international tournament in Singapore.

The Scotland 7s squad will train for three days at Murrayfield before flying out to Dubai on Monday.

Scotland have been drawn in a pool with New Zealand, France and the Arabian Gulf for the Emirates tournament in Dubai on 30 November and 1 December.

The following week in George, South Africa, they are in a pool alongside Samoa, Australia and Tunisia.

Anderson, at the age of 18, is the youngest player in the squad.

He now plays for Premier One side Ayr.

He said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I cannot wait.

'I think it"s the furthest anyone from Greenock Wanderers has ever been in international rugby.

'I learned a lot at Wanderers but playing in the Premiership has given me an edge.

'I scored a good few tries during the Ecosse tournament and the coach said I"d earned the right to play at full international level.

'I"ll be playing alongside the likes of Colin Gregor from Glasgow Warriors. I really can"t wait.' Douglas Sloan, who coached Grant at Greenock Wanderers, said: 'Grant is a product of our youth system and we"re proud to see him get as far as he has.

'He is a very gifted player and it was only a matter of time before he left us for a Premiership team.

'That"s where he needs to be to develop his international ambitions.'