Scotland 7S 5 - 19 Zimbabwe 7S

Scotland suffered another devastating blow as they were defeated by Zimbabwe on day two of the Dubai 7s this morning. Zimbabwe took the early initiative to score an unconverted try to have the edge at half-time. The Africans then started the second half as they had started the second, however, this time they added the conversion. 

Scotland then fought back with a try of their own but Zimbabwe proved too strong and slotted their third and final try to end the game 19-5 in their favour.

Coach Stephen Gemmell said: "Once again, there were too many players trying to play as individuals and we didn't keep to the plan we had laid out before the game. Also, our work rate just wasn’t good enough. In terms of our performance, this has been a massively disappointing tournament."

Scotland 7s team v Zimbabwe 7s: Roddy Grant (West of Scotland)* CAPTAIN, Fraser McKenzie (Edinburgh), Colin Shaw (Glasgow Warriors), Ashleah McCulloch (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby)**, Rory Hutton (Hawick)*, Andrew Easson (Edinburgh), Tom Bury (Boroughmuir)**
Substitutes: Graham Hogg (Hawick)* for McCulloch, Grant Anderson (Ayr)* for Easson, Struan Dewar (Heriots)** for McKenzie

Scotland 7s squad: Roddy Grant (West of Scotland)* CAPTAIN, Struan Dewar (Heriots)**, Colin Shaw (Glasgow Warriors), Fraser McKenzie (Edinburgh), Chris Fusaro (Heriot’s)*, Ashleah McCulloch (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby)**, Tom Bury (Boroughmuir)**, Rory Hutton (Hawick)*, Andrew Easson (Edinburgh), Graham Hogg (Hawick)*, Grant Anderson (Ayr)*, Chris Kinloch (Glasgow Warriors)

* = Member of Scottish Rugby’s National Academy
** = Member of Scottish Rugby’s Area Institute Supported National Academy