Scotland 7s ended the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s in fourth place, their best finish since the 2009 London 7s, where they got to the Cup semi-finals, a third place play-off did not exist at that time.
Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, made four changes to his starting team, bringing in Colin Shaw, Michael Maltman, Andrew Turnbull and Chris Dean for their first starts of the weekend and they all stood up to the challenge, however the side were pipped by Fiji 17-10.
Gemmell said: "I'm massively proud of the players, they have stood toe-to-toe with the best teams in the world this weekend.
It has been a disappointing end losing the last two games. Even though I made changes to the starting team in the last match they also put in a good shift against the team third in the HSBC Sevens World Series rankings."
At the break the scoreboard was level with one try apiece. Chris Dean crossed the line for Scotland and Samisoni Viriviri for Fiji. In the second-half, Andrew Turnbull touched down for his 150th Scotland 7s try, in front of a home crowd, but Fiji were to strong up front and tries from Waisea Nacuqu and Emosi Mulevoro won them the game.
Scotland 7s' attention now moves to Twickenham and the final leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series, next weekend (10-11 May). They have been grouped together with South Africa, France and Portugal.
Try: Andrew Turnbull
Conversion: Colin Gregor
Starting team: Scott Riddell, Colin Shaw, Michael Maltman, Colin Gregor, Andrew Turnbull, Chris Dean and Scott Wight.
Replacements: James Eddie (10mins), Alex Glashan (12mins), Richie Vernon, Nick De Luca and Lee Jones (not used).
|6||South Africa 7s||1||0||1||0||1|
|Fiji 7s||17||v||10||Scotland 7s|
|Scotland 7s||7||v||10||Canada 7s|
|Scotland 7s||12||v||7||South Africa 7s|