Scotland 7s To Progress In Dubai Bowl Competition

Scotland 7s will compete in the Bowl competition on day two of the Emirates Airline Dubai 7s. They play Australia in the quarter-final at 10.06am (local time).
 


The Scots suffered three defeats at the hands of Kenya (5-12), Fiji (14-22) and Spain (7-12) today, despite sustaining long periods of possession and territory in all three matches. 
 


Head coach, Phil Greening, said: “It’s frustrating to have lost all our games today. We played well at times and against Kenya and Spain we were ahead for long periods.
 


“However, at the end of the day we made decisions that resulted in us making mistakes and it cost us.
 


“We must now regroup and take tomorrow as a new challenge. Australia are a good side, but if we can get our basics right and if each individual executes their roles well the scoreboard will look after itself.”
 


On the scoreboard today was Michael Fedo who scored the only points against Kenya, James Johnstone who touched down against Fiji and Darren Gillespie and Alex Glashan who both scored their first Scotland 7s tries. Captain Colin Gregor added three conversions in the latter two matches. 


Dubai is four hours ahead of the United Kingdom.
 


Dubai 7s day one


Scotland 5-12 Kenya


Try: Fedo


Starting team: Michael Fedo, Colin Gregor, Mark Robertson, Andrew Turnbull, Scott Riddell, Michael Maltman, James Fleming.


Subs: John Houston (10mins), James Johnstone, Darren Gillespie, Colin Shaw and Alex Glashan (not used).
 


Scotland 14-22 Fiji 


Tries: Gillespie and Johnstone


Conversions: Gregor (2)


Starting team: Michael Fedo, Colin Gregor, Mark Robertson, Andrew Turnbull, Scott Riddell, Michael Maltman, James Fleming.


Subs: James Johnstone (7mins), John Houston (10mins), Colin Shaw (10mins), Darren Gillespie (12mins) and Alex Glashan (not used).
 


Scotland 7-12 Spain


Try: Glashan


Conversion: Gregor


Starting team: Michael Fedo, Colin Gregor, Mark Robertson, Andrew Turnbull, Scott Riddell, Michael Maltman, James Fleming.


Subs: Colin Shaw (9mins), James Johnstone (12mins), Darren Gillespie, John Houston and Andrew Turnbull (not used). 
 


Scotland 7s squad to compete in the Emirates Airline Dubai 7s on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December and in the Nelson Mandela Bay 7s on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December:



1.    James Johnstone (Glasgow Warriors EDP)


2.    Michael Fedo (Scotland 7s)


3.    *Darren Gillespie (Kelso)


4.    John Houston (Edinburgh Rugby)


5.    Colin Gregor (CAPTAIN / Scotland 7s)


6.    Mark Robertson (Scotland 7s)


7.    Andrew Turnbull (Scotland 7s)


8.    Colin Shaw (Scotland 7s)


9.    Scott Riddell (Scotland 7s)


10.    Michael Maltman (Scotland 7s)


11.    James Fleming (Scotland 7s)


12.    Alex Glashan (Scotland 7s EDP)


*sportscotland institute supported player
 


Scottish Rugby works in partnership with sportscotland, the national agency for sport. In 2011, sportscotland invested a total of £156,000 of National Lottery funding into Scottish Rugby’s 7s programme. sportscotland also supports Scottish Rugby 7s by providing high performance expertise through its institute network.