The opening match for Scotland against Guyana at the Rugby 7s was far from easy but a calm and controlled performance gave them a 26-0 victory to get them off to an important winning start.
Three tries from Lee Jones and one from captain Scott Forrest showed the team’s skill, pace and calmness, when faced with a side that are new to international 7s but were well-drilled and showed plenty of power.
Forrest said, “First game of the tournament for us and the most important thing is that we came away with a win.
“Things weren’t perfect but we scored some good tries from depth and we’re going to build on that for the next game.”
Triple try-scorer Jones added, “Really good to get a win out there. We knew it was going to be hard against Guyana but we had to come out and play our way and hopefully continue that for the rest of the day.”
Next up for the Scots is Canada who lost their opening match to reigning gold medallists New Zealand 43-7.
The top two teams from each of the four pool make it into tomorrow’s quarter finals so Scotland will rest and regroup before going all out for a critical win over Canada who are ranked third in their pool.