USA vs Scotland 7s, Sat, 03/05/2014 - 16:10

USA
0 - 26
Full time
Scotland 7s
Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 16:10 | Scotstoun Stadium

Scotland 7s put in a clinical performance in their second match of the first day of the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s, beating USA, 26-0.

Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: "Credit to the players, they knew what they needed to do and they were clinical and accurate.

We need to keep improving for our third match against Spain and show we're moving forward and becoming more consistent in our play."

From the outset Scotland controlled the game, with Scott Riddell and Richie Vernon tearing up the pitch.  Their play in the breakdown was particulalry impressive.  Also, Lee Jones showed his flare on the wing with a brace in the match and Colin Gregor boasted his game sense with a number of assists.

Chris Dean touched down in the second-half, seconds after coming onto the pitch and Nick De Luca, made a lovely step inside to score his first sevens try since 2006, at the end of the first half.  Gregor converted three of the four scores. 

The most impressive element of the game was, just like against Australia, their opposition were never able to create any real threat, as Scotland closed them down quickly.

Match details

Tries: Lee Jones (2), Nick De Luca and Chris Dean
Conversions: Colin Gregor (3)
Starting team: Scott Riddell, Richie Vernon, James Eddie, Colin Gregor, Nick De Luca, Scott Wight and Lee Jones.
Replacements: Colin Shaw, Andrew Turnbull, Chris Dean  (all 10mins), Alex Glashan and Michael Maltman (both 11mins)

Team lineups

USA
Scotland 7s

Backs

3 Danny Barrett
4 Garrett Bender
6 Brett Thompson
1 Mike Palefau
2 Nick Edwards
5 Zack Test
9 Ryne Haitsuka

Forwards

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Substitutes

7 Will Holder
8 Andrew Durutalo
10 Mike Te'o
11 Nu'u Punimata
12 Ryan Matyas

Glasgow 7s 2014 Day 1 table

PosTeamPWLDPts
1Scotland 7s330012
2Australia 7s32108
3Spain 7s31204
4USA30300

Glasgow 7s 2014 Day 1 latest results

Scotland 7s 33 v 12 Spain 7s
Australia 7s 34 v 14 USA
USA 0 v 26 Scotland 7s
Australia 7s 36 v 7 Spain 7s
USA 7 v 17 Spain 7s