Scottish Thistles 69 - 0 Red Dot Rebels
The Scottish Thistles rocketed to a ten-try-to-nil victory over local select side Red Dot Rebels at the SCC International Rugby 7s in Singapore early this morning.
Captain Scott Forrest, Graham Hogg and Tom Bury each bagged two tries, with Grant Anderson, Roddy Grant, Ashleah McCulloch and Kevin Bryce all crossing the whitewash for a try a piece.
After the game, coach Stephen Gemmell said: "We made a good start to the tournament. We played well and imposed ourselves on the game early on.
It was great to give the newcomers like Alex Blair, Tom Bury and Ashleah McCulloch a run out. We're going to have a much more difficult second game so we need to keep our feet on the ground.
The more experienced guys like Scott Forrest and Mike Adamson will help keep the boys' composure and ensure we have the right mindset going into the second game of the tournament against Tamariva."
Scottish Thistles' remaining fixtures on day one of the SCC International Rugby 7s (Saturday 1 November):
Scottish Thistles v Tamariva (kick-off 12:48pm local time, 4:48am GMT)
Scottish Thistles v Arabian Gulf (kick-off 4:24pm local time, 8:24am GMT)
Scottish Thistles: Scott Forrest (Ayr)* CAPTAIN, Roddy Grant (West of Scotland)* Struan Dewar (Heriot's)**, Ashleah McCulloch (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby)**, Mike Adamson (Glasgow Warriors), Graham Hogg (Hawick)*, Grant Anderson (Ayr)*
Substitutes: Kevin Bryce (Stirling County)** for Forrest, Alex Blair (Edinburgh Accies)* for Adamson, Tom Bury (Boroughmuir)** for Anderson