- New Zealand thrash Canada 54-7 to win fourth Glasgow title
- Fiji take third place after tight win over valiant Scotland
- Plate final: England 26 Kenya 5
- Bowl final: Argentina 14 France 20
- Shield final: Japan 12 Wales 29
- Will this magical Canadian score be the try of the tournament?
- Updates by Rod Gilmour
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Well, after another thrilling World Sevens leg, we now head down to London for the final leg at Twickenham. New Zealand's rivals will have memories of a 50-point final and DJ Forbes leading the haka in the rain. Fully deserved. A simply unrelenting performance. Goodbye!
And here's Kiwi coach Sir Gordon Tietjens, who presides over yet more success: "They played pretty well in the conditions, which are a bit of a leveller. Canada are a tough outfit but to score over 50 points is pretty impressive in a final."
So, New Zealand win their fourth title in Glasgow. DJ Forbes was outstanding in the final and it was an utterly relentless performance against a gallant Canadian side, who did so well to reach their first Cup final. New Zealand will surely win the World Series title next week, they lead by 19 points from South Africa overall.
A jubilant, but slightly shattered looking DJ Forbes on yet another Kiwi title: "It was pretty special and the team has a lot of character. The rain falls into our hands a little bit. We still have a job to do in London but you'd think we can do it."
The game is surely won now. There is already breathing space, but the first score after the break is pure class. There are Kiwis coming off the angles and it's too much for Canada as Ben Lam finishes off. Canada make hay in the Kiwi half, but DJ Forbes is a tower in defence and it leads to a mistake as Curry runs in for another. Kaka splits the Canadian lines again for yet another. Akira Ioane then pushes NZ past 50 points in conditions they are revelling in. NEW ZEALAND WIN CUP FINAL 54-7
Scott Curry then sees a hole in the Canadian lines and it's an easy break. Canada are working the ball nicely though down the channels. But they can't break down the Kiwis. Suddenly, they break. DJ Forbes takes space at the turnover and Curry finishes off again. NZ 28 Canada 7
Ben Lam angles in after a coast-to-coast move from New Zealand for the opening score, with Canada unable to win the tackles that matter. Canada regroup and the underdogs find space on the blindside with Harry Jones. There's work to do yet, but Bryce Heem can't tackle in time and we're all level. 7-7 after five minutes.
We're off in the final match of the Glasgow Sevens.
Final time. Nerves, passion, tension https://t.co/x0xkl7PXLt— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 19:47
National anthems! What a proud moment for all of these players @RugbyCanada @nz7s http://t.co/wW4qtyFnBC— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 19:49
DJ Forbes is ready! @Glasgow7s @nz7s http://t.co/dAdsffHzb0— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 19:44
Really hoping for some miracle here and a spark of inspiration for Canada. Would be AMAZING to see them win! #Glasgow7s— Natasha Kumar (@Natasha Kumar) 04/05/2014 19:44
So, to the Cup final. New Zealand, well, we could have all forecast their serene progression o the final. But Canada? Yes, they are now a world-class side, but South Africa were seen as the likely berth holders. This is Canada's first ever Cup final appearance. Can they deliver one of the biggest World Series shocks? Stay tuned...
What an occasion for this young lad @Glasgow7s @HSBCrugby http://t.co/78PeMPOPDQ— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 19:42
Well Done @Scotlandteam!!! You were fabulous this weekend! Fab-u-lous!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the #Glasgow7s :))— Elizabeth (@Elizabeth) 04/05/2014 19:34
Waisea Nacuqu turns the tie around to give Fiji the lead, but not for long. Andrew Turnbull cuts inside, receives the ball and runs 60 metres for the score in the corner. But, there is an afterthought... Turnbull could easily have scored under the posts as the conversion is missed. Fiji press and Scotland are under the cosh before Emosi Mulevoro goes down the blindside for the score. Great effort by the Scots, but Fiji take third place 17-10.
Congrats to @turnybull7 - scorer of 150 career tries in @IRBSevens! Done on home soil for @Scotlandteam @Glasgow7s http://t.co/tqYIlkjHQY— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 19:30
The Pretenders' classic 500 miles rings out as equally young Scottish pretender Chris Dean angles to the corner and glides over for the first score. Samson Viriviri then gets Fiji on the scoreboard with a galloping run down the middle for his 48th season try. Five-each at oranges.
Again, the atmosphere is ratcheted up several notches. Scotland v Fiji for third-place. It will not be a dour game, that's for sure.
Tom Mitchell, England captain, after his side won the Plate: “The thing we are most happy with is the heart shown by the boys to turn it around and the effort was really there in those last two games. It is always great to have home support, Scotland have done so well this week and it is great to know we are heading home to play at Twickenham in front of a home crowd and now we can start getting excited about it.”
Frederi Pommarel, France coach: "I am happy, it is a good tournament for France, with four wins. We lost against Canada, but they are now a great team. It was a very difficult season for France, but now it is better and now I hope for England."
It's a speed race between Collins Injera and Dan Norton and it's a fine spectacle. Norton taps and finds space in Kenya's flat lines inside his own 22. And he goes! Injera follows but he has enough pace to score the all-important third try. Marcus Watson settles the game for England's fourth try and this is a morale-boosting win ahead of Twickenham. England take the Plate final 26-5
Here is the @Glasgow7s dream team! @riddell07 @jmoonlight12 @phillymack07 @Tim7Geduld Forbes, Lam and Viriviri! http://t.co/uTFrVmP900— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 19:05
Dan Norton has got jet shoes.. Dots his second try, at the centre.. Converted.. England 21-0 #Kenya7s #Glasgow7s— Katami Michelle (@Katami Michelle) 04/05/2014 19:00
First blood to England, the ball goes loose and James Rodwell uses his pace to pick up and drive over the line. Kenya respond but to no avail. Then, the killer punch as Dan Norton goes over from close range. England 14-0 up
The Plate final is looming. England v Kenya.
As the minutes tick down, the game is stretched and we have our first score of the second-half with a minute left. Argentina are now within six points, with time for the kick-off. Surely not! But Julien Candalon knows the game is up, taps and scampers back to his own line and out of touch. France win Bowl final 20-14
One big win down: @RugbyCanada off to the #Glasgow7s final! And my boy @conort22 tearing it up. WOOOOOOOOOOO!!! https://t.co/JkyeAIswpG— Matthew Scianitti (@Matthew Scianitti) 04/05/2014 18:30
Fine support work in attack from France as Manoel Dall Igna goes over under the posts (with the kick missed). Virimi Vakatawa then stretches Argentina further with pace, before Jean Baptiste Mazoue steps inside and touches down. Another kick missed! Diego Palma then pulls a score back with a lengthy run before Julien Candalon changes pace brilliantly for an immediate score. Steeve Barry opens up the blindside to give France a deserved 20-7 lead.
Gareth Williams, Wales coach: "We haven't turned up to games. We aren't happy, having set the boys a challenge. We got some consolation and something to build on for Twickenham. We have to be smart about how we're playing."
Adam Thomas bulldozes past his opposited number with ease and runs round under the posts. The final scores of the final comes from Japan through Katsuyuki Sakai and Kosuke Hashino, a consolation before they travel and London and then make their mark in next year's World Series. Japan 12 Wales 29
Cracking start from Wales as stand-out performer Luke Morgan turns on the gas and scampers clear inside 20 seconds, surely one of the quickest tries this weekend. Samuel Cross then gathers cleanly from a sublime Gareth Thomas offload to double the lead. Cross then gallops clear down the left after run from the breakdown and he could run to London on this evidence. Japan 0 Wales 19
When the dust settles and the disappointment subsides.. @colingregor and @Scotlandteam 7s Know this.. You made Scotland Proud! #Glasgow7s— Lesley Hunter (@Lesley Hunter) 04/05/2014 17:51
@IRBSevens Great to see Southern v Northern Hemisphere sides contesting against each other in all 5 finals #Glasgow7s— Ash (@Ash) 04/05/2014 17:51
Shield final up next, Japan v Wales. The last time these two met was in Tokyo when it took extra-time to split the sides, Wales just shading it 24-19.
Canada skipper John Moonlight just has enough breath to offer: "It just shows the hard work that we've doing over the years. We are ecstatic but we have a job to do now against New Zealand."
No matter what happens in the Cup Final, I'm so proud of our boys @RugbyCanada #GoCanadaGo #Glasgow7s— Charlie Clarke (@Charlie Clarke) 04/05/2014 17:39
Canada continue to fizz the passes with Scotland stretched. It's classic Sevens. It's still 0-0. Until the outstanding Conor Braid breaks free, offloads to Phil Mack and he races to the line for his 80th career try. Sub Pat Kay scores a key penalty, meaning Scotland need two scores inside 60 seconds. Andrew Turnbull attempts a breakaway but it breaks down and despite a last-gasp try from Conor Gregor, Canada are into the first ever Cup final! 7-10
Absolutely nothing between these two sides, both up to the task here. Tight, tense and no one giving an inch. Richie Vernon nearly intercepts a looping pass but just knocks on. As the hooter goes, Conor Braid finds a spare inch and sets his sights to the corner. Is his boot in touch? It goes upstairs. Da-dum. Da-dum... No try! Huge cheers. And a rare 0-0 at oranges.
Both Canada & Scots giving nothing away at the breakdown. No one's missing tackles and everyone's getting their hands on the ball #Glasgow7s— Patrick Johnston (@Patrick Johnston) 04/05/2014 17:24
The heat of the battle. 0-0 @RugbyCanada v @Scotlandteam @Glasgow7s http://t.co/gedojT1Afi— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 17:24
Well, not a lot as the referee brings the match to an end after a knock-on. Gillies Kaka had given New Zealand a 19-7 lead, which proved too much despite Viriviri's second try. NZ win 19-14 and march on to the final by beating Fiji.
Ben Ryan trying to inspire his players at half time: "I never want to see us with our heads down, we look up because that is the way we are going. It is one score...let's go."
Samisoni Viriviri storms to give Fiji a lead in front of the Fijian section in the crowd, but Bryce Heem and captain DJ Forbes hit back for the All Blacks Sevens. New Zealand lead Fiji 12-7 at half time.
Meanwhile @Seabelo_Senatla and @Blitzboks are doing their lap of honour http://t.co/Fg5HOLD9rh— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 17:04
.@fijirugby fans cheering on their side during the first Cup semi final! http://t.co/soqpRhCZvt— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 17:03
Cup semi final time....
Kenya through to finals.. England here we come #Glasgow7s #TeamKenya— JOSHUA WALLACE (@ JOSHUA WALLACE ) 04/05/2014 16:57
A scoreless first five minutes, as the stands start filling up for the Cup semi finals. Justin Geduld scores late on, but it is too little too late. This was only Kenya's fourth win against South Africa, ever. Impressive
Lining up and getting ready for the semis! Here we go! Fiji Vs Nz - up next! #Glasgow7s #FijiSevens #FijiRugby... http://t.co/flqks0DHun— Fiji Rugby (@Fiji Rugby) 04/05/2014 16:48
Here we go, the atmosphere has ramped up somewhat with Scotland gunning for a Cup final berth. This Canada side will be no pushovers.
This is a turn up for the books. Paul Treu could be bringing an end to South Africa's spirited attemt to halt New Zealand from winning a 12th World Series title as Kenya lead South Africa 14-0 at half time....it will need something special in the second half from the Blitzbokke but Humphrey Kayange has looked in inspired form with two tries.
South Africa need a win here to keep the pressure on New Zealand....
Here's Tom Mitchell, England captain: "Consistency is a constant battle. Make no mistake, we don't want to be playing the Plate and I said to the boys that we must have pride in this England shirt. We want to finish well here before London."
Six minutes into the second-half and still no score after the break. Both teams are throwing everything into it, it must be said, but Australia are below par here as England hold firm. Afa Pakalani does give Australia a last score before travelling to London with a neat pick-up and slide over. An improved England to the Plate final. Australia 7 England 21
Plenty of running from the opening salvos as England and Australia renew rivalries once more. Alex Gray gives England a fine start before Tom Mitchell runs round the Aussie defence, hands off to Dan Norton and he flies into the corner. Mitchell then runs the defence ragged with a searing run to break Australia's lines to muster his 304th point of the season. Australia 0 England 21
Fiji vs New Zealand .. Ben Ryan vs Gordon Tietjens....Viriviri vs Mikkelson....Kolinisau vs Forbes....#Glasgow7s #Sevens #GoFijiGo— Moishin (@Moishin) 04/05/2014 16:12
Julien Candalon, the former French winger, is right on his game this weekend and he finishes with some aplomb from a tap and go, a weave and the power to go over. Candelon surely puts France into the Bowl final with a winger's score into the corner on an angled run. Great try. Spain 0 France 24
RT @nz7s: If this doesn't get your attention about the #Glasgow7s, nothing will! http://t.co/a1LGfVCdDL http://t.co/xGDkKUQyHV— Craig E (@Craig E) 04/05/2014 15:57
@Samoa7s performance well below par at #Glasgow7s hope they can finish the series with a flourish next week at #London7s #samoamosamoa— Lome Faatau (@Lome Faatau) 04/05/2014 15:57
#partystandselfie #Glasgow7s @Glasgow7s LOVING YOU DAY TWO http://t.co/VLOsXd8Oq5— Elena Soper (@Elena Soper) 04/05/2014 16:00
Brilliant opener from France as Julien Saubade runs to the outside, then a sidestep in, and the lines are breached. It's the only score of the half, in an otherwise tight passage of play. Spain 0 France 7
#Samoa7s is teaching me how you name your child is important. I shall name mine #MotoMoto #glasgow7s— Cinnamon (@Cinnamon) 04/05/2014 15:53
Argentina's trait in nuturing young powerhouses comes to the fore as Glasgow debutant Nicolas Coronel goes over for the first score of the half and that surely seals a Bowl final berth. Samoa finally show class as they create an overlap through pace and trickery before Samoa Toloa scampers clear with eye-opening pace. Ramiro Moyano then rounds off a stylish display by the South Americans from a six-man move. Excellent. Samoa 12 Argentina 29
What a start for Argentina. Gaston Revol and skipper Diego Palma go over before, yes, that man Franco Sabato taps his head in celebration as he continues his fine try-scoring run. on the hooter speedster Ritchie Ah Chong gives Samoa a sniff. Argentina 17 Samoa 7
Wales are still full of running and it's down to their skipper Adam Thomas to rally his troops with two breakaway tries in as many minutes. It opens up a 12-point lead. The game is put to bed as Jason Harries touches down expertly in the corner under pressure. Luke Morgan bundles over at the death and there is still time for a touch of football magic as he gathers and goes over once more. Wales 38 Portugal 7
Wales find themselves at the races after a lacklustre weekend. Adam Thomas finishes off a move across the lines for the opening score. We're all square as Duarte Moreira runs the angles and puffs his cheeks in going clear. Wales 7 Portugal 7
USA look spent, so too Japan as extra-time energy tells. There are mistakes aplenty, but it's thoroughly gripping before Dai Ozawa goes over on the left flank to secure their first win of the weekend and a place in the Shield final.
Japan allow USA back into the game as a kick through is gathered and Ryan Matyas runs 80 metres to level matters, but for a last-ditch tackle attempt from a gallivanting Japanese defender. More errors from Japan and Nick Edwards goes over. How a game can change. And change again! Brett Thompson is sin-binned and Japan move into spaces and Kosuke Hashino runs clear. 14-14. Golden Point looms.
it's 12.54am in Fiji but the whole country is eargerly awaiting the supposed "final" of the tournament Fiji vs NZ #Glasgow7s #glasgowsevens— ben sonewa (@ben sonewa) 04/05/2014 14:56
Not much to report. At the hooter, however, Garrett Bender is handed a two-minute yellow. Just to compound USA hearts, Masaki Watanabe glides into the corner with space enveloping as they use the channels to good effect. Now they'll have an extra man for a shade under two minutes for the second-half. Bonus. USA 0 Japan 7
@RugbyCanada has improved so much this year! Well done!! Hope to see them in the final!! #Glasgow7s— Mauro Carobene (@Mauro Carobene) 04/05/2014 14:36
Time to pause for a well-deserved break but we're back with the first of the semi-finals at 1346 as the USA and Japan for the Shield at 1346 BST. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, watch one of the best tries you'll see in this season's Championship.
No African team in #Glasgow7s semis.. #Kenya7s too eliminated by Canada who won 14-5 to follow last year's winners South Africa.. #fb— Katami Michelle (@Katami Michelle) 04/05/2014 14:29
So it's official - we'll have a first-ever Cup finalist in Scotstoun. Neither Scotland nor Canada have ever reached an HSBC Sevens World Series final and the two meet in the semi-finals at 1620 BST. It's Fiji v New Zealand in the other - who are you predicting for this evening's final?
Right on cue, straight after the whistle at the start of the second half, Collins Injera slips onto Humphrey Kayange's inside pass to touch down under the posts - there's plenty of threat left in this Kenyan team. However, Canada's defence is resilient and there's no cracks for Kenya's speedsters to exploit. Yet another impressive performance from the men in red, their second Cup semi-final this season. Canada 14-5 Kenya
A mostly great first half for Canada over Kenya. Dominated in all aspects, lead 14-0 but should've scored another in last stretch #Glasgow7s— Patrick Johnston (@Patrick Johnston) 04/05/2014 14:13
We need a big second half,we've taken it in,let's give it back in equal measure#Kenya7s #Glasgow7s #TheHuntContinues— Mugambi Ian Mururu (@Mugambi Ian Mururu) 04/05/2014 14:13
The red-hot Canadians are tearing through the shellshocked Kenyans in our last Cup quarter-final as first Mike Scholz and then Harry Jones, straight from the re-start, steam through for scores in the first two minutes. There's little cohesion or threat from Paul Treu's team - a rousing, movitational half-time team-talk is needed. Kenya 0-14 Canada
Congratulations to Scotland, who make their first Cup semi-final appearance in five years. They've never made a Cup final before - will this be their year? Will they be joined by Kenya or Canada in the next round? We'll find out shortly...
Great play by Scotland! The mighty South Africa laid low #backingblue #glasgow7s— Brian Mcleish (@Brian Mcleish) 04/05/2014 14:06
Absolutely desperate stuff from the Blitzbokke searching for an opening in the dying seconds...all 14 players look spent yet they're spilling their guts for their countries. And a South African knock-on means the seriously in-form Scotland have sealed a semi-final spot in their home tournament. That's only the third time the Scots have beaten South Africa. Wow. Scotland 12-7 South Africa
Now then Cupset fans, we have a potential shock on our hands! James Eddie falls just short of the tryline but Scott Riddell swiftly picks up the ball and steams over to give Scotland the lead with three minutes ticking on the clock. Scotland 12-7 South Africa
This match is much too tight! #Blitbokke need to take control in the 2nd half. #Glasgow7s— Matthew Nepgen (@Matthew Nepgen) 04/05/2014 13:53
Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" reverberates around Scotstoun. The crowd are singing along to all the high notes - they clearly still believe their team can claim a semi-final berth. We'll find out in the next seven minutes...
Brilliant work #scotland7s its a joy2 watch this game against #RSA7s fab try should be in the running for try of the tournament #glasgow7s— Cinnamon (@Cinnamon) 04/05/2014 13:49
Yet more of the slick Blitzbokke play that's been a highlight of their season as first Branco de Preez eats into Scotland territory before recycling with efficiency to Justin Geduld, who steps and shimmies his way to the tryline for the first score. But Scotland are hewn of sterner stuff - and the hirsute Richie Vernon skips away on the right flank to bring the hosts right back into this last-eight encounter. Difficult to call this one. Scotland 5-7 South Africa
this will be an entertaining clash @Scotlandteam 7s versus @BlitzBokke #Glasgow7s #Sevens— Bernard Ndong (@Bernard Ndong ) 04/05/2014 13:41
The home roar in full effect as Scotland, Saturday's most impressive performers, take on South Africa, second in the Series table and desperate to take the tournament to the wire in London next weekend. Game on!
Fiji coach Ben Ryan on whether the conditions will affect his team: "It rains a lot in Suva. We're relishing the opportunity to have a go at the All Blacks."
Brilliant from England, snaffling the ball in the tackle off the floor before farming the ball out for captain Dan Powell to touch down under the posts, the perfect riposte at the start of the second half. A horror of a Fiji pass lands straight into Alex Gray's hands but the number one doesn't have enough pace for the corner. However, the resulting line-out sees Phil Burgess bundle over for a two-point game but the resulting conversion is miles off target - and it proves costly as the Pacific Islanders hold on to secure their Cup semi-final berth against New Zealand. Fiji 14-12 England
Keep talking, keep winning" @benjaminryan at half time #FijiVsEng #Glasgow7s— Kelvin Anthony (@Kelvin Anthony) 04/05/2014 13:30
First blood to Fiji as Osea Kolinisau slides over for try number one and that man Samson Viriviri, the tournament's leading try scorer, turns provider as he spins a fantastic ball out in the tackle for Emosi Mulevoro to touch down try number 17 for the tournament and 205 for the season. England are still in touch though, Dan Powell is only just denied a score by a desperate try-saving tackle on the left flank. Fiji 14-0 England
Coach Simon Amor squints on the sidelines as the Scottish rain lashes down for another enthralling encounter between England and Fiji, coached by Englishman and former Red Rose coach Ben Ryan. Can Fiji avenge their defeat from Hong Kong? We'll find out in just over 15 minutes...
Why DJ Forbes @nz7s keeps the beard after the second day ? #Glasgow7s http://t.co/ghchedb7S0— France7s (@France7s) 04/05/2014 13:19
Wonderful play from DJ Forbes, galloping through the slick Scotstoun turf before turning a deft inside pass for the speedy Ben Lam to touch down under the posts. Australia's Cameron Clark reduces the deficit as he latches onto a loop pass but, with two minutes to go, it's a forlorn exercise as the defending champions are once again into the Cup semi-finals. And fact fans, the same score as they defeated the Wallabies at the Hong Kong Sevens. New Zealand 19-7 Australia
not often I'm backing the Aussies...but right now I am! #Glasgow7s— Steph Thomson (@Steph Thomson) 04/05/2014 13:10
#NZ playing superbly....against #Aus #Glasgow7s looking forward to @FIJI7sRugby #TosoVITI— LBKV (@LBKV) 04/05/2014 13:07
Australia are right up in the noses of the All Blacks in the opening few minutes, giving the defending champions no room for manoeuvre or exploit microscopic gaps in the green and gold defence. But the industrious Tim Mikkelson sniffs a break 10m out, accelerating from a standing start to slam down his 31st score of the season. And once again the imposing physicality of the All Blacks comes to the fore, this time by DJ Forbes, who sweeps the ball from the tackle before setting up Scott Curry for a score to finish the first-half. New Zealand 12-0 Australia
Waiting on the quarter finals match allblacks sevens vs Australia @nz7s LETS GO BOYS!!!. @Sc0ttCurry @GilliesKaka #Glasgow7s— Linda itunu (@Linda itunu) 04/05/2014 12:59
Well, well. New Zealand and Canada looked strong, but, in all honesty, could you see Scotland overturning South Africa? Could you see Fiji beating England in not-very-Pacific-like conditions? Breathless Sevens. Now for the Shield semis. USA v Japan up first.
Right, roll up those sleeves and rub those hands with glee, it's time for the first of the quarter-finals - yet another enthralling chapter in the thriller that is the trans-Tasman belter, Australia v New Zealand.
Here's Scotland great Gavin Hastings: "With London next week and the Commonwealth Games, it is great that Scotland have got some momentum now, especially in front of a home crowd."
BOWL QF: FRANCE 21 WALES 7
Wonderful attacking try from Wales, scoring from deep inside their own half. Four Welshman exert all their energy with some incisive, fluid passing before Rhys Shellard collects and steams under the posts. It's the last salvos for Wales' hopes in the Bowl as France run-out easy winners. Wales to the Plate.
That would be Virimi Vakatawa, the French No.11. Some player.
France no. 11 would make an effective winger in the 15's #Glasgow7s— The African King (@The African King) 04/05/2014 12:49
Can't help bt b proud of our #Kenya7s team 4 making it 2 cup qrts. Lets see what they're really made up of now #TheHuntContinues #Glasgow7s— Magna 罗尼 (@Magna 罗尼) 04/05/2014 12:46
Wales coach Gareth Williams lays down the law to his young troops at the half-time huddle. Three scores down and seemingly out, can they produce some magic?
France have had their porridge this morning. Julien Candelon doesn't need it, as the stalwart has always had searing pace. He races through the Welsh defence first up for the opening score from depth. Steeve Barry, who sounds like he could be Welsh, then produces a subtle change of pace and angled dart towards the corner to double the lead. A third before the hooter and Wales are all at sea. France 21 Wales 0
Final Bowl quarter-final looms, France against Wales and two teams who have played below their best if truth be told this season.
BOWL QF: SPAIN 24 PORTUGAL 14
Spain know the importance of this match with core status at stake. And Matias Tudela gets the first score after the break after fine work from Spain, using width and pace. Portugal finally have some possession and Duarte Moreira exploits room down the left flank. With 180 seconds left, stranger things have happened, but Spain hold firm for a crucial win, despite a final Portugese score from Antonio Marques.
So, it's very evident that the slippery morning conditions will play a key part in the outcome of the Bowl and Cup quarters. Tactics to the fore. And after four minutes of Spain and Portugal working out the best policy in this relegation tussle, it's Angel Lopez who gets the former going, with a simple pick up and run-in. Spain 12 Portugal 0
BOWL QF: ARGENTINA 35 JAPAN 7
Masaki Watanabe gives Japan something to shout about with a power run straight from kick-off. But Josefa Lilidamu is then awarded a yellow and Japan are down to six men. Argentina make hay, as Japan are sucked in on the flank and Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada eases through. Japan fought hard there but Argentina were in tune with the conditions and advance to the semis.
Argentina are on their game too in the opening salvos. Sixteen completed passes from the of before Franco Sabato, superb yesterday, cuts through the Japanese defence inside the 22. More problems for Japan thereafter thanks to Argentine pressure. Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada runs in before the hooter to give Argentina a 21-0 lead at oranges.
Slippery pitch out at #Glasgow7s #ScotstounStadium Expect conditions to worsen throughout the afternoon...— blitzbokke.com (@blitzbokke.com) 04/05/2014 11:55
Skills....compared to @Cristiano too in commentary too...is there a space in the Real squad for this guy? http://t.co/idO5mzAqbm— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 11:49
BOWL QF: SAMOA 31 USA 12
USA haven't been at the races this weekend and they lose ball at the breakdown, gifting Lio Lolo with a Sunday walk-in. Moments later, Tulolo Tulolo is utterly alert and his chip and charge sees him slide in just before touch to put the game to bed. It is, though, an open game and Will Holder runs in for his third try of the weekend after a strong step inside.
Ok I changed my mind, my favourite name is Tulolo Tulolo #Glasgow7s— G-zus (@G-zus) 04/05/2014 11:47
Send us a picture of you watching the Sevens and we will RT the best :-) @Glasgow7s http://t.co/LnXmeJZS6J— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 04/05/2014 11:37
Ritchie Ah Chong gets Samoa firing inside 25 seconds. You can't miss a beat in Sevens. But the slippery surface from the morning dew brings about a leveller as Garrett Bender dives in to the corner under pressure from Ah Chong. There is a long delay as the RVR decides whether Bender touched first and he is finally awarded the try. USA are under the cosh before the hooter as Bender finds himself isolated and Tulolo Tulolo scores. Samoa 14 USA 5
Nice view @Glasgow7s @Scotlandteam #Glasgow7s http://t.co/MWx4SjEo7r— Sammac (@Sammac) 04/05/2014 11:33
It's the Bowl quarter-finals to start us off at 10:30 BST. Samoa v USA is up first, with the Cup last eight beginning at 11:58 BST with the little matter of New Zealand v Australia.
RT @JoshMasaki: A hero is no braver than an ordinary man but he is brave 14 mins longer.#Sevens #Kenya7s @IRBSevens @KenyaRugby247 @kenya_7…— Jeremy orina (@Jeremy orina) 04/05/2014 11:12
All Blacks captain DJ Forbes also becoming their most-capped player in the abbreviated format when he earned his 68th cap. He edges out Amasio Valence, who retired on 67 caps and Lote Raikabula. He said: "It's pretty special, I never thought I would be around this long. It is a team sport, the hard work that everyone else does helps me do my bit."
Although defending Glasgow champs South Africa started off yesterday by racking over 70 points without concesssion, it was New Zealand who ended the day as favourites for today's title, thanks to a psychological win over BlitzBokke in the last pool game.
Finding out who Scotland have to play tiday #freemathslesson #Glasgow7s http://t.co/ilXOEPH0Yi— Fiona Tait (@Fiona Tait) 04/05/2014 11:11
For Scotland coach Stephen Gemmell it was a welcome set of results, especially before this summer's Commonwealth Games at the same venue. "It is very special to do it in front of the home crowd and even more pleasing to do it with three wins. The crowd were wonderful, we had a responsibility and we need to keep building as we have a home Commonwealth Games ahead in July. I would have bitten your hand off with this situation."
Scotland enthralled their home support yesterday, with three fantastic wins to set up a Cup quarter-final clash with South Africa. Stephen Gemmell's side saw off Australia 19-7, Spain 33-12 and the USA 26-0 to top Pool D and qualify for the last eight for the first time since Dubai in November.
30 minutes to go before the 7s begins. #Glasgow7s Hoping Viriviri can rip it up #ForeverFiji— #RugbyFiji (@#RugbyFiji) 04/05/2014 11:08
Welcome to day two coverage from Glasgow and what an important day it is too with everything at stake ahead of next week's final leg in London. Stay tuned for all the action, permutations and best images from Scotstoun.
|09:20||FRA||21 - 19||CAN||Bowl QF|
|09:42||SCO||24 - 12||ASA||Bowl QF|
|10:04||USA||26 - 5||JPN||Bowl QF|
|10:26||KEN||17 - 19||POR||Bowl QF|
|10:48||NZL||7 - 31||ENG||Quarter-Finals|
|11:10||FIJ||31 - 10||WAL||Quarter-Finals|
|11:32||ARG||21 - 24||SAM||Quarter-Finals|
|11:54||RSA||12 - 10||AUS||Quarter-Finals|
|12:21||CAN||50 - 0||ASA||SF Shield|
|12:43||JPN||15 - 17||KEN||SF Shield|
|13:05||FRA||26 - 0||SCO||Bowl Semi-Finals|
|13:27||USA||33 - 0||POR||Bowl Semi-Finals|
|14:09||NZL||39 - 5||WAL||Plate Semi-Finals|
|14:31||ARG||21 - 17||AUS||Plate Semi-Finals|
|14:53||ENG||7 - 48||FIJ||Semi-Finals|
|15:15||SAM||28 - 12||RSA||Semi-Finals|
|15:47||CAN||40 - 7||KEN||Final Shield|
|16:17||FRA||15 - 31||USA||Bowl Final|
|16:47||NZL||36 - 21||ARG||Plate Final|
|17:17||ENG||19 - 0||RSA||Third Place|
|17:49||FIJ||31 - 24||SAM||Final|