Composed Scotland move into Bowl semi-final

Scotland 7s showed good composure in their first game of day three in Hong Kong, beating Kenya, 26-12.

Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: "This was an important win to bounce back from yesterday's frustrations.

We did the basics well and played with tempo.  We're fighting for our lives here so every game is important and we reflected that in this performance."

From the outset, the Scots looked comfortable in attack and their defence held up strong, for the most part of the match.  James Eddie, Scott Wight, Lee Jones and Scott Riddell’s tackling was particularly impressive.

Also, good vision from Andrew Turnbull, Riddell and Mark Bennett saw them all touchdown.  Bennett scored a brace. 

It was a first start for Glasgow Warriors stand-off Wight and he converted three of the four tries to score his first Scotland 7s points.

Scoring for Kenya, was Collins Injera and Oscar Ayodi, who completed a length-of-the-field effort.  Injera converted his own try.

The Scots now move into the Bowl semi-final where they’ll play Argentina at 6.24am (UK time).  They beat Spain, 7-5, in their quarter-final.

Scotland 7s squad to compete in the Hong Kong 7s (29-30 March): Scott Riddell, Finlay Gillies (Glasgow Warriors), Mark Robertson, Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Colin Gregor, Chris Dean, Andrew Turnbull, Michael Maltman, Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors), Scott Wight (Glasgow Warriors), James Johnstone and James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors). 

Hong Kong 7s day one

Scotland 0-33 New Zealand
Starting team: Scott Riddell, Mark Robertson, Michael Maltman, Lee Jones, Colin Gregor, Mark Bennett and James Johnstone.
Replacements: Chris Dean, James Eddie (both 9mins), Andrew Turnbull (10mins), Finlay Gillies and Scott Wight (both 12mins).

Hong Kong 7s day two

Scotland 15-10 USA
Tries: Mark Bennett (2) and James Johnstone
Starting team: Scott Riddell, Lee Jones, Colin Gregor, Chris Dean, Mark Bennett, James Johnstone and James Eddie.
Replacements: Mark Robertson (8mins), Finlay Gillies, Andrew Turnbull, Michael Maltman and Scott Wight (not used).

Scotland 14-19 Samoa
Tries: Scott Riddell and Andrew Turnbull
Conversions: Colin Gregor (2)
Starting team: Scott Riddell, Lee Jones, Colin Gregor, Chris Dean, Mark Bennett, James Johnstone and James Eddie.
Replacements: Mark Robertson (9mins), Andrew Turnbull, Michael Maltman (both 10mins), Finlay Gillies and Scott Wight (not used).

Hong Kong 7s day three

Scotland 26-12 Kenya (Bowl quarter-final)
Tries: Mark Bennett (2), Scott Riddell and Andrew Turnbull
Conversions: Scott Wight (3)
Starting team: Scott Riddell, Mark Robertson, Lee Jones, Andrew Turnbull, Mark Bennett, Scott Wight and James Eddie.
Replacements: Finlay Gillies, James Johnstone (9mins), Colin Gregor, Chris Dean and Michael Maltman (not used).