MATCH DAY LIVE: Day Two: London 7s

It was a familiar story as Scotland 7s went into the last play of their Sheild semi-final this afternoon.  As the hooter went the scores were tied at 19-19 v Japan, just like the previous game against Wales.  A last minute score from Japan's Kosuke Hashino saw the Cherry Blossoms steal the victory, 26-19.

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Scotland 7s squad to compete at the London 7s on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May: Scott Riddell, Colin Shaw, Gregor Young, Michael Maltman, Struan Dewar, Jack Cuthbert (Edinburgh Rugby), Colin Gregor (captain), Scott Wight (Glasgow Warriors), Mark Robertson, Lewis Young, Andrew Turnbull and James Fleming.

London 7s day two

Scotland 19-26 Japan (Shield semi-final)

It was a familiar story as Scotland 7s went into the last play of their Sheild semi-final this afternoon.  As the hooter went the scores were tied at 19-19 v Japan, just like the previous game against Wales.

This time though there was one more play and Japan who looked good with ball in hand throughout the tie won their first game of the weekend, 26-19.

At the break Scotland had the lead 12-7, but were ultimately let down by their lack of ball retention and defence.

On the scoreboard for the Scots was Lewis Young, Colin Gregor and Michael Maltman.  Gregor comverted two of his three attempts.

This defeat concludes the Scots' 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series campaign, their next big event, a home Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Match details

  • Tries: Lewis Young, Colin Gregor and Michael Maltman
  • Conversions: Colin Gregor (2)
  • Starting team: Struan Dewar, Gregor Young, Jack Cuthbert, Colin Gregor, Andrew Turnbull, Scott Wight and Lewis Young.
  • Replacements: Mark Robertson (8mins), James Fleming, Michael Maltman (12mins), Scott Riddell and Colin Shaw  (not used).

Lewis Young v Wales in London - May 2014

Scotland 19-24 Wales (Bowl quarter-final) 

Scotland 7s were unable to reach the Bowl semi-final in London this morning, despite a second-half fight back v Wales, having trailled 0-19, and taking the game to extra-time.  The team will now play Japan at 12.28pm in the Shield semi-final.

Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: "The bottom line is that performance was unacceptable.  I have a group of players here looking for selection for the Commonwealth Games and I'm disappointed.

We were too passive in the first half, but credit to the players bringing it back to 19-all.  However, we had an opportunity in extra-time but made critical mistakes.  Once again we have beaten ourselves."

In the end Wales won the tie in sudden death, 24-19.  The Scots initially fell behind in the first period following tries from Adam Thomas and a brace from Luke Morgan.

Just before the half ended, Scotland had their first real opportunity to attack and they did so well when Jack Cuthbert set Lewis Young off into space and for their first try. 

Cuthbert then crossed the whitewash in the second-half and then as the hooter went to end normal time, Mark Robertson stepped two men before crossing for Scotland's third try, which levelled the scores.

The angle for the conversion was just too tight for Colin Gregor, therefore extra time ensued.  Before anyone scored the ball changed hands on a number of occassions as both teams struggled to maintain their discipline.  James Fleming got within a few metres of the Welsh line, but he was tackled and his offload wasn't quite able to reach Struan Dewar who was in support.

The turnover was detrimental as the Welsh counter-attack was enough to see Samuel Cross touch down for the winning score.

Match details

  • Tries: Lewis Young, Jack Cuthbert and Mark Robertson
  • Conversions: Colin Gregor (2)
  • Starting team: Struan Dewar, Colin Gregor, Andrew Turnbull, Michael Maltman, Scott Wight, Lewis Young and Jack Cuthbert.
  • Replacements: Gregor Young (10mins), James Fleming, Mark Robertson (both 10mins), Scott Riddell and Michael Maltman (not used).

London 7s day one 

Scotland 10-14 France 

  • Tries: Michael Maltman and James Fleming
  • Starting team: Scott Riddell, Colin Shaw, Struan Dewar, Colin Gregor, Mark Robertson, Andrew Turnbull and Scott Wight.
  • Replacements: Lewis Young, Jack Cuthbert (both 9mins), James Fleming, Michael Maltman (10mins) and Gregor Young (13mins).

Scotland 31-5 Portugal

  • Tries: Andrew Turnbull, Jack Cuthbert (2), Lewis Young & Gregor Young
  • Conversions: Colin Gregor (2) and Scott Wight
  • Starting team: Scott Riddell, Colin Gregor, Andrew Turnbull, Michael Maltman, Scott Wight, Lewis Young and Jack Cuthbert.
  • Replacements: Colin Shaw (7mins), Struan Dewar, Gregor Young (both 8mins), James Fleming and Mark Robertson (both 9mins).  

Scotland 12-26 South Africa

  • Tries: Jack Cuthbert and Lewis Young
  • Conversion: Colin Gregor
  • Starting team: Scott Riddell, Colin Gregor, Andrew Turnbull, Michael Maltman, Scott Wight, Lewis Young and Jack Cuthbert.
  • Replacements: Colin Shaw (8mins), Struan Dewar, Mark Robertson (both 10mins), Gregor Young and James Fleming (both 11mins).