Scots Put Portugal To Sword In Poo

Scotland registered their first victory of the London Marriott 7s this afternoon with a confident 26-12 win over Portugal, to progress to tomorrow's Bowl competition at Twickenham.

After being 7-12 down at half time, the Scots fought back to score all the points in the second half with tries from McGuigan, Fleming, Fedo and captain Gregor (photo).

Core side for next season Portugal put up a battle in the first half though a flurry of spilled balls and missed tackles meant it was nearly three minutes before a score, Foro taking the five points. A missed pass to Fedo saw the ball intercepted minutes later with Vieira Almeida crossing the line and taking the conversion to put the Portuguese ahead 12-0 as half time approached.

In a moove that began just before the hooter the Scots found their feet and launched Colin Gregor towards the line, he lunged across and went on to take the conversion, making it 12-7 at half time.

Half time: 12 - 7
Scotland came out with guns blazing in the second half and, almost immediately it was Michael Fedo who was racing towards the line, ball in hand. The try was converted again by Gregor to make it 14-12 to Scotland.
Next it was James Fleming who made the break across the pitch and up the wing, flying across the whitewash for the score, again converted by Gregor to make it 21-12.
In a well-worked move from Miller to Fedo to Fleming to McGuigan, it was the latter who crossed the line for Scotland's last try to make the final score Scotland 26-12 Portugal.

Scotland 7s v Portugal

17.06pm on Saturday 12 May at Twickenham
1 Scott Riddell
2 Michael Fedo
3 Ross Miller
5 Colin Gregor
7 Andrew Turnbull
8 Byron McGuigan
10 Andrew Skeen

Non starters

4 Sean Kennedy
6 Rory Hughes (used)
9 Adam Ashe (used)
11 James Fleming (used)
12 John Houston
Referee: Simon McDowell (Ire)