Scotland finish sixth at the Gold Coast 2018
Team Scotland Rugby Sevens finished sixth at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Robina Stadium today.
The Scots opened their day-two account with an impressive 19-12 win over home-nations rivals Wales, with George Horne combining his ever-presence in support and lighting acceleration to score twice, before Jamie Farndale strode over for his sixth try of the weekend.
The win set up a 5th / 6th placed play-off against host nation Australia, who defeated Scotland 26-0 to bring an end to both teams’ part in the weekend’s rugby.
Scotland missed out on the chance to medal on day two of the Gold 2018 Commonwealth Games after they lost to World Rugby Series leaders and Commonwealth champions, South Africa in the last game of day one.
The team began the proceedings with an impressive win over Papua New Guinea, scoring five unanswered tries through Jamie Farndale (2), James Fleming, Darcy Graham and George Horne, to cruise on to round two (27-0).
They followed that up with a 41-0 win over Malaysia, Farndale and Horne each scoring twice, with solo efforts from Graham, Max McFarland, and Robbie Fergusson completing the win.
With only the top-ranked team from each group advancing to the last four (of which three will collect medals), Scotland’s last match against South Africa was predicted to be decisive, with ‘Blitzbokke’ winning 26-5 (Farndale again the Scottish scorer) to the rugby team’s hopes of securing Team Scotland’s first team medal.
Team Scotland Rugby Sevens; Robina Stadium (Day one):
Team Scotland 27-0 Papua New Guinea
Team Scotland 41-0 Malaysia
South Africa 26-5 Team Scotland
Team Scotland Rugby Sevens; Robina Stadium (Day two):
Men’s Placing 5-8: Team Scotland 19-2 Wales
Men’s Placing 5-6: Australia 26-0 Team Scotland