Scotland 7s vs Russia 7s, Sat, 29/06/2013 - 10:00

Scotland 7s
21 - 5
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Russia 7s
Saturday, 29 June, 2013 - 10:00 |

Scotland 7s made it two wins from two this afternoon in Moscow, beating the hosts Russia, 21-5.

Scrum v Russia in MoscowIt was a fast paced and intensely physical match, with the Russians throwing absolutely everything at the Scots, but concise defence and resilience saw the victory come.

Chris Dean, continued to make his mark on the Rugby World Cup 7s with his second try of the tournament just before half-time, giving the Scots a 7-0 lead going into the break.

Russia were first to score in the second period, before Andrew Turnbull scored his second try of the weekend and Mark Robertson went in for his first Rugby World Cup 7s score. Captain Colin Gregor converted all three tries.

Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: “Our performance was improved this afternoon, but was a little nervy still at times.

“We came into today knowing we had to win this match at all costs and we’ve done that.

“Credit to the boys, they have lifted the intensity and tempo of our play and everyone has come out of the match fit, so we will now build towards the South Africa match this evening and keep growing into the tournament.”

Scotland 7s will play their final Pool B match at 4.16pm (BST) and will need a win or a draw to secure their place in the Melrose Cup knock-outs.

Subs: Mark Robertson (7mins), Struan Dewar and Andrew Turnbull (both 10mins), Jim Thompson (12mins) and Michael Maltman (13mins).

Team lineups

Scotland 7s
Russia 7s


1 Vladimir Ostroushko
3 Vladislav Lazarenko
4 Ilya Babaev
8 Alexsandr Ianiushkin
9 Igor Galinovskiy
10 Vasily Artemyev
12 Victor Gresev




2 Stanislav Bondarev
5 Dmitriy Perov
6 Igor Klyuchnikov
7 Nikolay Goroshilov
11 Denis Simplikevich

IRB Rugby World Cup 7s 2013: Pool B table

1South Africa 7s33009
2Scotland 7s32107
3Japan 7s30215
4Russia 7s30214
<p>The results of this pool will determine which teams the Scotland 7s will face in the <a class="link-arrow" href="/fixtures-results/?competition=90354">knock-out stages</a> of the tournament.</p>

IRB Rugby World Cup 7s 2013: Pool B latest results

Russia 7s 17 v 17 Japan 7s
South Africa 7s 41 v 0 Scotland 7s
Scotland 7s 21 v 5 Russia 7s
South Africa 7s 33 v 0 Japan 7s
Scotland 7s 19 v 17 Japan 7s