1st October 2004 at 01:00
Scottish Rugby has had the Scottish Executive's seal of approval on the work it is doing to expand the sport in schools.

Peter Peacock, the Minister for Education and Young People, said in parliament that he hoped all secondary pupils would get the chance to try the game.

"It is for the individual education authorities and schools to determine what sporting activities are offered in schools," he said. "However, I hope that the excellent work of the Scottish Rugby Union, supported by the Executive, will continue to widen opportunities for schools to offer rugby as an option."

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