Tayside dental trainee aims for a touch of glory

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A trainee dentist is off to Malaysia after being selected to play for Scotland’s touch rugby team at the upcoming World Cup.

Emma RobsonDental core trainee Emma Robson did her undergraduate training at Dundee Dental Hospital before graduating at Caird Hall in 2017.  She has just completed a further six month placement at the dental hospital and is now working in the public dental service at Kings Cross.

Emma took up touch rugby in November 2017 during her vocational training year in general practice in Edinburgh, playing for local club Galaxy. Since moving back to Dundee, Emma has been training with the Scotland squad every second weekend.

Emma, who plays wing, will be heading out to Kuala Lumpur at the end of April to play for the national women’s team as part of the World Cup championships.

This will not be the first time that Emma has represented her country in the six-a-side sport. Last summer she played for Scotland at the European Championships in Nottingham, where the team picked up the bronze medal.

Consultant in oral surgery Stephanie Sammut said, “We are so proud of Emma’s wonderful achievement. It is incredible that she can juggle being a full time dental trainee with playing sport at an international level – she even makes it look easy! I wish her and her team the very best in the world cup.”

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