Scots Humbled In Glasgow

It was a disappointing end to the inaugural Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s for Scotland, losing to Spain in the Bowl semi-final, 7-10.

From the moment the Scots lost the opening kick-off they struggled to take a hold of the game and were dominated at the ruck by a very physical Spanish outfit, who have impressed throughout the weekend.

After losing an early try, scored by Cesar Sempere, Andrew Turnbull hit back with his fourth try of the weekend and Colin Gregor converted the score, but their efforts were in vain and all it took was one more try in the second-half from Javier Carrion to conclude their campaign.

 

Scotland 7s head coach, Graham Shiel, said: “We didn’t control the game, we made errors and were punished for it.

“To compete on the IRB circuit we must be at our very best in every match we play. There are a number of improvements we must make, we were particularly indecisive in this match and Spain turned us over at every hint of indecision.

“It’s a very challenging competition to play in, but the players enjoy it, we’re just disappointed we couldn’t deliver this weekend.”

Scotland 7s will now travel to the London to compete in next weekend’s final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series at Twickenham. The draw will be made later today before the Cup final.

Half-time: Scotland 7-5 Spain

Full-time: Scotland 7-10 Spain

Scotland 7s team: Scott Riddell, Michael Fedo, Ross Miller, Colin Gregor (captain), Andrew Turnbull, Jim Thompson, John Houston.
Replacements: Sean Kennedy, Struan Dewar, Adam Ashe (for Ross Miller), James Fleming (for Andrew Turnbull).

Spain 7s team: Ignacio Martin, Carlos Blanco, Javier Canosa, Pablo Feijoo, Cesar Sempere, Facundo Lavino, Marcus Poggi.
Replacements: Pedro Martin, Nick Marshall, Javier Carrion, Ryan Le Roux, Matias Tudela.