Scot­land win World Rugby Sev­ens Se­ries

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

LON­DON—Scot­land won their first World Rugby Sev­ens Se­ries event as they de­feated South Africa 27-26 at Twick­en­ham.

The Scots had never been to a Sev­ens Se­ries fi­nal be­fore and looked des­tined for de­feat when they trailed 26-15 in the clos­ing stages.

But two late tries scored by Dougie Fife, with the sec­ond com­ing af­ter time had ex­pired, de­liv­ered a his­toric suc­cess for Calum McRae’s team. They set up the show­down with the de­fended their ti­tle, yet a team fea­tur­ing ex-rugby league player Jarryd Hayne, who has con­verted to the sport fol­low­ing a stint with the San Fran­cisco 49ers in the NFL, were knocked out at the last-four stage in Lon­don by South Africa.

The Scots’ day had started the day with a 17-0 quar­ter-fi­nal suc­cess over Eng­land, who sub­se­quently lost to New Zealand in the plate semi-fi­nals, be­fore Fife’s semi-fi­nal tries saw them progress to a meet­ing with South Africa.

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