Scotland 7S 7 - 17 Zimbabwe 7S

The Scotland 7s team ended another disappointing day at the office with a loss to Zimbabwe on day one of the Emirates Airline South Africa 7s. Captain Roddy Grant made the score-sheet in the first half once Zimbabwe had opened with a converted try. Rory Hutton converted Grant's touch down.

The Scotland 7s team ended another disappointing day at the office with a loss to Zimbabwe on day one of the Emirates Airline South Africa 7s.

Captain Roddy Grant made the score-sheet in the first half once Zimbabwe had opened with a converted try. Rory Hutton converted Grant's touch down.

An unconverted try from the Africans gave them the edge at half-time. A further unconverted try sealed the win for Zimbabwe.

After the game, coach Stephen Gemmell said: "Again, there were some better points but there were still far too many individual errors.

We missed too many tackles and lost the ball in contact, when you mistakes like that at this level you get punished.

Over the piece our performances were better than last week but still just not good enough."

Scotland 7s team v Zimbabwe 7s: Colin Shaw (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Fusaro (Heriot's)*, Roddy Grant (West of Scotland)* CAPTAIN, Graham Hogg (Hawick)*, Rory Hutton (Hawick)*, Grant Anderson (Ayr)*, Tom Bury (Boroughmuir)**
Substitutes: Ashleah McCulloch (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby)** for Hutton

Scotland 7s squad for the Emirates Airline South Africa Sevens on 5 & 6 December: Roddy Grant (West of Scotland)* CAPTAIN, Struan Dewar (Heriot's)**, Colin Shaw (Glasgow Warriors), Fraser McKenzie (Edinburgh Rugby), Chris Fusaro (Heriot's)*, Ashleah McCulloch (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby)**, Tom Bury (Boroughmuir)**, Rory Hutton (Hawick)*, Andrew Easson (Edinburgh Rugby), 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

The Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s is the eighth and final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. It will be held at Murrayfield on 30 and 31 May 2009.

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Rugby sevens will be one of the showpiece events of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.