Scots Left Waiting For Hk Cup Confirmation

Scotland 7s will have to sit on their hands to find out if they have done enough to qualify for the cup quarter-final of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens (30 March - 1 April) after losing 26-0 to Fiji in their final pool match having defeating Portugal 31-7 on day one and Sri Lanka 53-21 earlier today.

Scotland 7s will have to sit on their hands to find out if they have done enough to qualify for the cup quarter-final of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens (30 March - 1 April) after losing 26-0 to Fiji in their final pool match having defeating Portugal 31-7 on day one and Sri Lanka 53-21 earlier today.

The Scots now rely on the other results from the tournament going their way to give them a chance of picking up one of the two best placed runners up positions along side the six pool winners in tomorrow's knock-out competition.

After day one all the top seeds were sitting at the top of their pools except Australia who were forced into second position by the USA on points difference after their superb 14-5 win over France.

However on day two, Canada, who finished day one second in Pool C, narrowly lost out to Japan 21-19 before Samoa smashed the Japanese 54-7. In Pool D, bottom placed Italy beat second seeds Kenya 19-5 this morning before Russia beat Italy 17-12. All eyes are now on Pool E where England and Argentina have won both their games but will face each other later today. In Pool F the USA came very close to beating Australia, losing just 15-14, before beating Tunisia 14-5 in their second match.

Scotland 7s coach Stephen Gemmell said: "W're sitting at +30 points so we just have to wait now. We're watching England and Argentina closely, hoping that Argentina lose to England or only narrowly beat them. We aimed for the cup quarter-final before we came here so hopefully we've done enough."

On today's second match he said: "Fiji scored two quick tries from well taken kick-offs which left us a little shell shocked but we managed to get into the game and keep possession of the ball. If you make mistakes and are punished then you learn a lesson but it's a better result against Fiji than we had in San Diego. We've got ten players with us who have never played here before so they are learning all the time."