Scotland have won the Bowl Final at the Paris Sevens after a beating England by a convincing 28 points to 10.
This is their 3rd Bowl Final win of the HSBC Sevens Series and it came in style thanks to tries from Jamie Farndale, Damien Hoyland, Scott Wight and James Johnstone.
Calum MacRae’s team had been playing some patchy rugby across the pool stages of the tournament but seemed to grow with every game of the knockouts.
In their Quarter Final they thrashed this summer’s Olympic hosts Brazil by 38-14 with 6 stunning tries and hat trick from Fleming.
Watch: Scotland v Brazil Bowl Quarter
Then came the USA who were a much more dangerous proposition with good form and strike runners across the pitch. It was a tight game with both sides straining to shackle the other, however Scotland found themselves 14-7 ahead thanks to tries from Edinburgh Rugby’s departing winger Dougie Fife and danger man Scott Riddell. With the game all but done and the scoreboard up the Americans struck back and had a chance to push the game into overtime, but thankfully the conversion was missed and Scotland were through to the Bowl Final.
Watch: Scotland v USA Bowl Semi
With a 3rd Bowl Final on the line Scotland needed to put in a big performance to stand any chance of beating a dangerous England side whose players make up the bulk of the Team GB training squad.
Thankfully they delivered just that and the England team looked totally shell-shocked going down 21 points in quick succession courtesy of some quick Scottish offloading and incisive running angles that put Johnston, White and Hoyland over.
They didn’t have it all their own way with the men in white striking back just before half time to make it 21-5 and all to play for in the 2nd half.
Super sub Jamie Farndale came on shortly after the break and scored a scything try that put the game all but out of England’s reach with a few minutes left on the clock.
Once again England struck back, this time through Charlie Hayter, but it was too little too late and Scotland went on to win the game and bag the silverware.
Watch: Scotland v England Bowl Final
[blockquote author=”Scott Wight” pull=”normal”]“We set the target of winning the Bowl and the boys have really stepped up to the plate. It is really, really positive to finish like this going into Twickenham.”[/blockquote]
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