Scotland 7s made it two wins from two this afternoon in Moscow, beating the hosts Russia, 21-5.
It was a fast paced and intensely physical match, with the Russians throwing absolutely everything at the Scots, but concise defence and resilience saw the victory come.
Chris Dean, continued to make his mark on the Rugby World Cup 7s with his second try of the tournament just before half-time, giving the Scots a 7-0 lead going into the break.
Russia were first to score in the second period, before Andrew Turnbull scored his second try of the weekend and Mark Robertson went in for his first Rugby World Cup 7s score. Captain Colin Gregor converted all three tries.
Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: “Our performance was improved this afternoon, but was a little nervy still at times.
“We came into today knowing we had to win this match at all costs and we’ve done that.
“Credit to the boys, they have lifted the intensity and tempo of our play and everyone has come out of the match fit, so we will now build towards the South Africa match this evening and keep growing into the tournament.”
Scotland 7s will play their final Pool B match at 4.16pm (BST) and will need a win or a draw to secure their place in the Melrose Cup knock-outs.
Subs: Mark Robertson (7mins), Struan Dewar and Andrew Turnbull (both 10mins), Jim Thompson (12mins) and Michael Maltman (13mins).
|1||South Africa 7s||3||3||0||0||9|
|Russia 7s||17||v||17||Japan 7s|
|South Africa 7s||41||v||0||Scotland 7s|
|Scotland 7s||21||v||5||Russia 7s|
|South Africa 7s||33||v||0||Japan 7s|
|Scotland 7s||19||v||17||Japan 7s|