Scotland 7S Get Off To Winning Start

Scotland 19, Italy 0

In the game that head coach Stephen Gemmell targeted as a key clash in terms of qualification for the Cup competition on day two, Scotland delivered. After the game, Gemmell reflected on an encouraging first outing of the day: "We identified the Italy game as one we needed to win; now all our focus is on our next tie against Kenya. A win over Kenya would take us into the Cup competition tomorrow which is our goal."

Scotland 19, Italy 0

In the game that head coach Stephen Gemmell targeted as a key clash in terms of qualification for the Cup competition on day two, Scotland delivered.

After the game, Gemmell reflected on an encouraging first outing of the day: "We identified the Italy game as one we needed to win; now all our focus is on our next tie against Kenya. A win over Kenya would take us into the Cup competition tomorrow which is our goal.

After an initial period of pressure from Italy, the Scots were awarded a penalty inside their own 22 which Colin Gregor took quickly.

The ball was spun left and Ben Cairns was unleashed, burning the trailing defenders to cross the line in a terrific solo effort. Adamson failed to convert from out wide.

Ben Addison was next to cross three minutes later when Roddy Grant and Cairns put him away, with a neat pass behind the back from Cairns. Addison converted.

The Italians made a break shortly into the second half after they forced a turnover, putting in a dangerous tackle on Colin Gregor who was driven back, landing awkwardly on his neck. However, as Alessandro Onori crossed the whitewash, he failed to ground the ball correctly.

Scotland's reply was another try. Replacement Max Evans sliced through the Italian defence and offloaded to captain Scott Forrest who was in support. Adamson converted.

Scotland's next game of the Emirates Airline London Sevens is against Kenya at 1:56pm.