MATCH DAY LIVE: Day Two: Scotland's Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s

Scotland 7s ended the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s in fourth place, their best finish since the 2009 London 7s, where they got to the Cup semi-finals, a third place play-off did not exist at that time.

Scotland 7s' attention now moves to Twickenham and the final leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series, next weekend (10-11 May).  They have been grouped together with South Africa, France and Portugal.

Scott Riddell and Colin Gregor celebrate after their Cup SF win

Scotland 7s squad for the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May at Scotstoun Stadium:Scott Riddell, Colin Shaw, Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors), Alex Glashan, Colin Gregor (captain), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh Rugby), Andrew Turnbull, Michael Maltman, Chris Dean, Scott Wight (Glasgow Warriors), Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors), James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors).

Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s  day two

Richie Vernon scores v South Africa in Glasgow

Scotland 12-7 South Africa (Cup quarter-final)

Scotland 7s have made it to their third ever Cup semi-final on the HSBC Sevens World Series after defeating South Africa, 12-7 in their first match of day two at the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s.  Scotland now play Canada, their Commonwealth Games opponents, at 16.20pm.

Similarly to the Australia game on day one, they let a try in early, but then bounced back and closed their opposition out.  This time the scores were a little closer and one mistake could have ended the game on a whole different note.  

Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: "We showed what we are all about in this Cup quarter-final. 

Defensively we were outstanding and the players showed how much it means to them to play in front of a home crowd.  Not only that we just beat the second best sevens team in the world just now.

"We haven't achieved anything yet though, we have afforded ourselves another opportunity and we have to focus on finishing that job first."

Once again, the front three of Scott Riddell, James Eddie and Richie Vernon were impressive at the breakdown and built a platform to allow the backs to move the ball around.  Vernon scored the first try of the match before half-time, but a missed conversion saw the side trailing at the break, 5-7.

In the second period, Scotland defended courageously when South Africa had the ball, but they also managed to hold the majority of the possession.  Their second try was scored but Riddell, after some strong set-up from Nick De Luca and Eddie.

Match details

  • Tries: Scott Riddell and Richie Vernon
  • Conversion: Colin Gregor
  • Starting team: Scott Riddell, Richie Vernon, James Eddie, Colin Gregor, Nick De Luca, Scott Wight and Lee Jones.
  • Replacements: Chris Dean (11mins), Colin Shaw (13mins), Andrew Turnbull, Alex Glashan and Michael Maltman (not used).

Colin Gregor for Scotland v Canada in Glasgow

Scotland 7-10 Canada (Cup semi-final)

Scotland 7s' hopes of a first ever Cup final on the HSBC Sevens World Series circuit were ended this afternoon, in a 7-10 defeat to Canada, who have now achieved that feet for the first time.  

Scotland 7s fans do however have one more opportunity at this weekend's Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s, to cheer on their country.  Scotland play Fiji in the third place play-off at 6.16pm and the gates have been opened for fans to attend for free from 5.30pm.

Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: "We have missed an opportunity here, it's as simple as that.

"Canada were very physical at the breakdown and they made life difficult for us.  Fair play to them they played very well.

We now move into the third place play-off and will look to finish today on a high.  It's great that we have opened the gates for fans to come for free this evening, so we'll hopefully have a big support as we move into our last game v Fiji."

The Scots were resilient at times, but were out done by a side who dominated possession and the breakdown throughout the tie.  At half-time things were all-square with the scoreboard remaining 0-0 after a last ditch tackle from James Eddie to stop Canada from scoring.

In the second period though, Canada moved in front, through playmaker, Phil Mack, who scored a try, conversion and penalty to put them 10-0 ahead. 

Scotland's only points in the game came late, with Scott Riddell touched down as the final whistle blew.  Captain, Colin Gregor converted the try.

Match details

  • Try: Scott Riddell
  • Conversion: Colin Gregor
  • Starting team: Scott Riddell, Richie Vernon, James Eddie, Colin Gregor, Nick De Luca, Scott Wight and Lee Jones.
  • Replacements: Colin Shaw (9 mins), Andrew Turnbull (13mins), Alex Glashan, Michael Maltman and Chris Dean (not used).

Michael Maltman v Fiji in Glasgow

Scotland 10-17 Fiji (third place play-off)

Scotland 7s ended the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s in fourth place, their best finish since the 2009 London 7s, where they got to the Cup semi-finals, a third place play-off did not exist at that time.

Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, made four changes to his starting team, bringing in Colin Shaw, Michael Maltman, Andrew Turnbull and Chris Dean for their first starts of the weekend and they all stood up to the challenge, however the side were pipped by Fiji 17-10.

Gemmell said: "I'm massively proud of the players, they have stood toe-to-toe with the best teams in the world this weekend.

It has been a disappointing end losing the last two games.  Even though I made changes to the starting team in the last match they also put in a good shift against the team third in the HSBC Sevens World Series rankings."

At the break the scoreboard was level with one try apiece.  Chris Dean crossed the line for Scotland and Samisoni Viriviri for Fiji.  In the second-half, Andrew Turnbull touched down for his 150th Scotland 7s try, in front of a home crowd, but Fiji were to strong up front and tries from Waisea Nacuqu and Emosi Mulevoro won them the game.

Scotland 7s' attention now moves to Twickenham and the final leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series, next weekend (10-11 May).  They have been grouped together with South Africa, France and Portugal.

Match details

Try: Andrew Turnbull
Conversion: Colin Gregor
Starting team: Scott Riddell, Colin Shaw, Michael Maltman, Colin Gregor, Andrew Turnbull, Chris Dean and Scott Wight.
Replacements: James Eddie (10mins), Alex Glashan (12mins), Richie Vernon, Nick De Luca and Lee Jones (not used).

Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s – day one

Scotland 19-7 Australia

  • Tries: Scott Riddell, Colin Gregor and Lee Jones
  • Conversions: Colin Gregor (2)
  • Starting team: Scott Riddell, Richie Vernon, James Eddie, Colin Gregor, Nick De Luca, Scott Wight and Lee Jones.
  • Replacements: Colin Shaw, Chris Dean (both 10mins), Michael Maltman (11mins), Alex Glashan and Andrew Turnbull (not used).

Scotland 26-0 USA

  • Tries: Lee Jones (2), Nick De Luca and Chris Dean
  • Conversions: Colin Gregor (3)
  • Starting team: Scott Riddell, Richie Vernon, James Eddie, Colin Gregor, Nick De Luca, Scott Wight and Lee Jones.
  • Replacements: Colin Shaw, Andrew Turnbull, Chris Dean  (all 10mins), Alex Glashan and Michael Maltman (both 11mins). 

Scotland 33-12 Spain

  • Tries: James Eddie (2), Richie Vernon, Colin Gregor and Andrew Turnbull
  • Conversions: Colin Gregor (4)
  • Starting team: Scott Riddell, Richie Vernon, James Eddie, Colin Gregor, Nick De Luca, Scott Wight and Lee Jones.
  • Replacements: Colin Shaw (8mins), Andrew Turnbull, Chris Dean (both 9mins), Alex Glashan and Michael Maltman (11mins).