GLASGOW, Scotland – Scotland improved to 2-0 at Emirates Airline Glasgow Sevens Saturday with a 26-0 shutout win against the Men’s Eagles Sevens at Scotstoun Stadium.
Scotland gained possession from the match’s kickoff and quickly moved up the pitch. Not 40 seconds in, a skip pass landed in the waiting arms of Lee Jones, who was open on the wing. Jones was chased by the Eagles but had no problem dotting down for the first try of the match. Colin Gregor’s wide-angled conversion kick was good to give Scotland a 7-0 lead.
It was all Scotland in the first half. The Eagles completed one pass in the opening seven minutes in allowing Jones’ try and a try from Nick de Luca just before the end of the half for a 14-0 deficit.
The second half proved just as tough for the Eagles, who put together their most cohesive attack in the 10th minute only to turn over possession and concede a second try from Jones.
Substitutes Mike Te’o and Andrew Durutalo entered the match, but Te’o lost the restart with his first touch of the ball. Scotland won the scrum and a grubber kick into the try zone was chased by Chris Dean, who dotted down for the fourth and final try and a 26-0 final score.
Currently fourth in Pool D with an 0-2 record, the Eagles will need some help if they are to finish as high as third in their pool. Spain, with one win and one loss, has a superior point differential, but not by much. A Spanish loss and a win against Australia would give the Eagles the chance to move out of the pool basement.
Men's Eagles Sevens | v Scotland
1. Mike Palefau
2. Nick Edwards
3. Danny Barrett
4. Garrett Bender
5. Zack Test
6. Brett Thompson
7. Will Holder
8. Andrew Durutalo
9. Pono Haitsuka
10. Mike Te'o
11. Nu'u Punimata
12. Ryan Matyas
Men's Eagles Sevens | Emirates Airline Glasgow Sevens
v Australia - Saturday, May 3 - 1:55 P.M. ET