Argentina 7s 7, Scotland 7s 5
The Scotland 7s team were edged out of the Hong Kong Plate tournament by Argentina this morning. A single conversion was the difference between the two sides.
Both teams went in 0-0 at half-time, but a converted try by Argentina early in the second half saw them take the lead.
However, a late try from Greig Laidlaw brought the Scots back into the game but it wasn't enough to carry them through to the semi-finals.
With the tournament now over, Scotland 7s coach Stephen Gemmell said: "There's disappointment again. It was an improved performance from yesterday but the confidence was a bit low.
We will have another chance against Argentina in Adelaide so we need to carry out a big debrief and regroup in time for next week's competition."
Scotland 7s: Scott Forrest (Ayr)* CAPTAIN, Roddy Grant (Heriot's)*, Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh), Ali Warnock (Edinburgh), Mike Adamson (Glasgow Warriors), James Thompson (Heriot's)*
Substitutes: Chris Fusaro (Heriot's)** for Grant
* = 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
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Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s - 2008
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