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Scotland stars try out Canal Park for pre-season

By Staff Reporter

CANAL Park played host to world class rugby stars when the Scotland squad held its pre-season training camp in Inverness.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend put his squad, who will be competing at the Rugby World Cup in Japan in September, through their paces at the home of Highland Rugby Club.

As well as going through pre-season training in preparation for warm-up matches against France and Georgia this summer, international stars also had the opportunity to meet with talented youngsters from across the north of Scotland to pass on their skills and techniques to improve them as players during a special event on Tuesday.

The players took part in the Tartan Touch festival where 176 youngsters from 14 clubs across the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire were involved.

Tartan Touch is an initiative designed by Scottish Rugby for people to take part in non-contact rugby.

After the festival, youngsters had the chance to meet their heroes where they were able to get autographs and also take selfies.

Scotland will kick off their World Cup campaign against Ireland on Sunday, September 22.

Scotland will also face hosts Japan, Samoa and Russia during the group stage of the tournament.

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