Scots Suffer Second Defeat In Hk

Kenya 7s 19, Scotland 7s 7

The Scotland 7s team couldn't match the pace and power of the top seeds in their group, Kenya, in the final pool game of the Hong Kong Sevens today. The Scots now await the remaining results of the day to find out which competition they will feature in tomorrow.

Kenya 7s 19, Scotland 7s 7

The Scotland 7s team couldn't match the pace and power of the top seeds in their group, Kenya, in the final pool game of the Hong Kong Sevens today.

The Scots will now face Argentina in the plate quarter-finals at 11:13am (local time) tomorrow.

Kenya scored a converted try in the first half to give them the edge going into the second seven minute period. From the break, they then cruised further ahead with two tries, one converted, to give them a 19-0 lead.

Edinburgh's Ali Warnock then scored for what was to be a consolation try, Mike Adamson adding the conversion.

Speaking from Hong Kong, Scotland 7s coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: "We came here with high expectations, but we just haven't performed when it matters.

"We came out in each game and played well for the first four minutes or so then we would turn the ball over. We just weren't effective enough._x001D_

Scotland 7s: Scott Forrest (Ayr)* CAPTAIN, Roddy Grant (Heriot's)*, Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors)*, Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh), Mike Adamson (Glasgow Warriors), James Thompson (Heriot's)*, Colin Shaw (Glasgow Warriors)
Substitutes: Chris Fusaro (Heriot's)** for Vernon and Ali Warnock (Edinburgh) for Shaw

* = Member of Scottish Rugby's Senior National Academy
** = Member of Scottish Rugby's Junior National Academy and supported by Area Institute of Sport

IRB Sevens World Series
Dubai (UAE), 30 November-2 December
George (South Africa), 7-8 December
Wellington (New Zealand), 1-2 February
San Diego (USA), 9-10 February
Hong Kong (China), 28-30 March
Adelaide (Australia), 5-6 April
London (England), 24-25 May(
Edinburgh (Scotland), 31 May-1 June

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