Scotland 7S 14-22 Argentina 7S

Scotland were unable to reach the Plate finals on day two of the USA Sevens in San Diego having continued to prove their class on day one of the tournament. Scotland reached their ninth consecutive Cup quarter-final in San Diego but Scotland 7s coach Stephen Gemmell now wants his troops to spread their performances over the two days.Scotland were unable to reach the Plate finals on day two of the USA Sevens in San Diego having continued to prove their class on day one of the tournament.

Scotland reached their ninth consecutive Cup quarter-final in San Diego but Scotland 7s coach Stephen Gemmell now wants his troops to spread their performances over the two days.

_x001C_We were disappointed with the way we played. We just need to go back home now and work really hard to make a difference.

_x001C_Nine consecutive quarter finals is good on paper but we need to start improving our performances on day two if we are to take real strides in this Series._x001D_

Argentina dominated the first half with three tries, two converted, to lead 19-0 at half-time.

Then Richie Vernon brought Scotland back into the game with a try of his own which was converted by Mike Adamson.

James Thompson then crossed the line, this time Ali Warnock adding the two points.

But with only a minute left on the clock, Argentina slotted a penalty to deny the Scots any kind of comeback.

Scotland 7s: Scott Forrest CAPTAIN, Chris Fusaro, Richie Vernon, Greig Laidlaw, Mike Adamson, James Thompson, Colin Shaw
Substitutes: Scott Newlands for Fusaro, Ali Warnock for Shaw and Jamie Hunter for Newlands

Rugby sevens will return to the country of its birth, Scotland, on 31 May & 1 June for the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s, the final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.

The Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s will feature the world's top teams over two days of fast flowing, skilful and dynamic international rugby sevens together with a fun-packed Festival of Rugby on the back pitches, making it the _x0018_not-to-be-missed' event of the summer.

The sevens are coming& back! Visit www.edinburgh7s.com