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.
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.
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.
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