In the first minute, Jamie Farndale broke free for a Scotland try. Gavin Lowe on the conversion for the 7–0 lead. The Scottish lead grew to 12 in the sixth minute when Farndale made it a brace. As Uruguay had against New Zealand, it proved a hard foe to put down. As the hooter sounded, Guillermo Lijtenstein stepped through a tackle for a score. He connected on his own conversion to keep the upset very much in reach.
The second half started with Uruguay making the upset very plausible following Manual Ardao’s break away try to the left of the post. The conversion gave the non-core invittee an improbable two-point lead against the team to have claimed each of the last two London Sevens cup titles. One minute later, Nick McLennan returned the Scots to their expected position as leaders in the match. Gavin Lowe connected on the conversion putting Uruguay behind by five. With just over two minutes left, Max McFarland added another seven-pointer for Scotland, leaving Uruguay needing two scores to come from behind. Any hope of a memorable upset ended when James Fleming scored in the corner and Lowe hit the long conversion. And the final points also went to Scotland with a try by Gavin Lowe. Following the conversion, it was Scotland 40, Uruguay 14.