Scotland 7s put in an improved performance on day two of the Wellington 7s and recorded two impressive victories v Spain (38-12) and Wales (28-0).
The team, did one better than Las Vegas a fortnight ago, finishing off as Bowl runners-up where they came up short against a pacey Kenya side, 24-14, in the final.
19-year-old, Alex Glashan scored a hat-trick in the match v Wales, while team-mate Mark Robertson, did the same v Spain. Scottish Rugby’s top international try-scorer, Andrew Turnbull also brought his World Series tally to 138 with seven touchdowns this weekend.
Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: “Our performances were better today and we played with more intent and accuracy.
“Against Kenya though some individual errors cost us and we let a 14-12 lead slip from our hands.
We have come away with seven points this weekend and there is a sense of improvement, but the tale of missed opportunities has continued and we are still not where we want to be operating.”
Now looking ahead to Tokyo, the Scots are drawn against England, Australia and Spain for the sixth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Gemmell continued: “We’re looking forward to Tokyo and there is a genuine sense of optimism in the camp for this Pool. We have beaten Australia and Spain on the circuit this year and England are doing very well at the moment.
However, in order to progress in that group we will have to be consistent and play at the top of our game. If we can do that we will get results like we did against Spain and Wales today.”
Finally, in today’s matches there were also tries for Colin Gregor, Darren Gillespie and Struan Dewar. Gregor converted nine of today’s 12 tries.
Wellington 7s day one
Scotland 14-17 Canada
Scotland 12-17 Argentina
Scotland 19-19 USA
Wellington 7s day two
Scotland 38-12 Spain (Bowl quarter-finals)
Scotland 28-0 Wales (Bowl semi-finals)
Scotland 14-24 Kenya (Bowl final)