Winning Start For Scotland 7S

Scotland 7s 22, Cook Islands 7s 17

 

The Scotland 7s team bounced back from their disappointment in Hong Kong by getting off to a successful start at the Adelaide Sevens today. Despite going down 17-0 in the first half, coach Stephen Gemmell spoke of how his team showed great temperament to eventually win the game.

Scotland 7s 22, Cook Islands 7s 17
The Scotland 7s team bounced back from their disappointment in Hong Kong by getting off to a successful start at the Adelaide Sevens today.

Despite going down 17-0 in the first half, coach Stephen Gemmell spoke of how his team showed great temperament to eventually win the game.

"The boys showed great character to come back from going down early.

After the first half, we defended better, we got our hands on the ball and more importantly we kept the ball. It's a positive start in terms of getting the win but there's plenty work still to do."

The Scots found themselves 17-0 down inside the first seven minutes before Scott Newlands crossed the line to give them optimism going into the second half.

James Thompson was first to find the whitewash in the second period, Mike Adamson converting, before Chris Fusaro and Ali Warnock followed suit to seal the victory.

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

Scotland 7s' remaining Pool A fixtures:
Scotland v Argentina, kick-off 3.21pm
Scotland v New Zealand, kick-off 7.26pm

All times are local time.

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