Three losses match Scots with England in Bowl
Scotland Sevens will take on England in the Gold Coast Sevens Bowl quarter-final today. This follows a disappointing first day in the opening leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
The Scots now face a stern battle for the third tier trophy, having lost out to Fiji (14-31), hosts Australia (0-22) and Tonga (5-24) yesterday.
Scotland Sevens captain, Colin Gregor, pictured, said: “We started cold against Fiji but simply couldn’t capitalise after scoring two tries which brought us back into the game. We were then unable to match Australia and our attack against Tonga was too flat.
“However, the match against England today is a great opportunity to try to get back on track in the Bowl. They will be hurting because they didn’t get into the Cup competition. Our challenge is to turn them over.”
In terms of attack, the Scots offered very little. Ayr scrum-half Peter Jericevich scored the Scots’ first try against Fiji, moments before the end of the first half. However, their opponents had already touched down three times by then.
James Fleming added to his try-tally against Fiji, Gregor converting two, but the South Sea islanders notched another two tries before the final whistle.
Against Australia, no chances came to fruition and Michael Fedo marked his first outing as a centrally contracted sevens player with the only points against Tonga.
Scotland will take on England at 1.52am UK time today. The result will determine the remainder of their fixtures.
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