Hocking was selected as part of the Scotland 7s team to compete in the 2023 Youth Commonwealth Games in Trinidad and Tobago. His team made history as the first ever team to not only secure a medal at the event, but take home the gold.
Burgess was born in Aberdeen and first started playing rugby at four, when his dad brought him along to Deeside RFC. He played all his rugby there before moving down to University in Glasgow. From there, Burgess played a season with Glasgow Hawks and then joined Stirling County in March 2022.
McConnell played for Stewarts Melville Lions throughout primary school, before moving to Boroughmuir at the start of high school, where he has now progressed to playing for their FOSROC Super6 side. He played for Scotland U16 and U18, and is now co-captain at U20.
He has also played at Musselburgh and Dalkeith, and attended Merchiston Castle School. In 2022, he lead the school’s U18 as Co-Captain to the Scottish Rugby Schools Cup. Robbie has represented Scotland at U16, U18 and U20 level. He featured four times for the U20s during the 2023 Under-20 Six Nations.