Fiji vs Scotland – USA Sevens Rugby
24 - 12
Pool DSam Boyd Stadium03/03/201707:08 PMUSA Sevens

Fiji wasted no time to heap misery onto a Scottish contingent desperate to bounce back from a horrendous showing in Sydney. A second loss in this pool will almost certainly leave the London Sevens champion competing for the challenge trophy on Day 2. Within the first minute, Fiji scored for a 5–0 lead. Scotland kept its composure and squared the match with two minutes remaining. The conversion attempt from distance banged off the post, thwarting a Scottish lead. A show and go with under twenty seconds remaining sent Vatemo Ravouvou in for a try against the left touch line. At the break, it was 10–5, Fiji.

Scottish hopes soared to start the half when Fiji was on the receiving end of an invitation to the sin bin from the referee a mere thirty seconds into the half. But as we’ve seen many times on Day 1 in Vegas, talented squads can play six on seven and still expand leads. Fiji broke through for a seven-pointer and still had to take the restart down a man. Jamie Farndale provided just enough to keep Scotland within reach at 17–12 with three and a half minutes left. However, after back-and-forth play, Fiji salted the match away with a try in the fourteenth minute. The restart on full time, left too wide a margin to be overcome by Scotland. Still, the Scots battled it out to the final whistle, earning a second yellow card for Fiji. The card made little difference, as Fiji was awarded a penalty and able to kick to touch to end the match. Fiji 24, Scotland 12.