Scotland 7s coach Stephen Gemmell described this morning's Bowl quarter-final clash against Kenya as a "much improved performance" as his side lost their grip of an elusive victory in the dying minutes.
Scotland took the early initiative, scoring through Andrew Easson, before Kenya struck back with a converted try straight after.
The Scots went back in front before the break with another try from Easson, this time Graham Hogg slotting the conversion, to go in ahead at half-time.
Kenya struck first in the second period to level the score before Scotland put themselves within reach of their first win of the weekend.
A penalty with only 90 second on the clock seemed to be enough, but that's still a long time in rugby sevens.
Scotland's re-start bounced on the ten metre line before Kenya collected and ran the length of the field to touch down. The successful conversion was the final blow.
After the game, Gemmell added: _x001C_It was probably our best performance over the last two weekends. It was disappointing to lose in the manner that we did, but there were a lot of positives we can take from that game._x001D_
Scotland 7s team v Kenya 7s: Roddy Grant (West of Scotland)* CAPTAIN, Chris Fusaro (Heriot's)*, Colin Shaw (Glasgow Warriors), Graham Hogg (Hawick)*, Rory Hutton (Hawick)*, Andrew Easson (Edinburgh Rugby), Tom Bury (Boroughmuir)**
Substitutes: Fraser McKenzie (Edinburgh Rugby) for Fusaro
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.