Scotland Women 7s' progress 'through the roof'

Scotland Women 7s Head Coach Scott Wight is thrilled with the progress made by the squad on their road to winning the first round of the Rugby Europe Sevens Women’s Trophy. 

The team travelled to Ostrava, Czech Republic for the tournament on June 10-11 and brought home the trophy following six wins, including a 46-0 victory against Germany in the final.

With 42 tries scored over the weekend and just one try put past them, the side’s improvements in both defence and attack was apparent.

We were composed and controlled in everything we did. We stuck to our defensive structures really well." - Scott Wight

“We asked teams to hold onto ball for phases against us and teams struggled to do that because we were so well organised. Off the back of that, our transition attack was also really pleasing.

"When we turned over ball we scored off the possession in most instances.”

“I thought the way we passed the ball about the pitch was really good. Their accuracy and width of pass made us sharp in attack.”

Wight, who skippered Scotland 7s this season before moving into coaching, is impressed with the commitment and concentration from the players.

He said: “I think the progress they’ve shown as a group is through the roof. They want to come, they want to learn and they want to get better.

I’m absolutely enjoying it, loving life. It couldn’t have been a better start for the girls and myself."

The Scots beat Moldova, Israel and Germany to top their pool on Day One, before securing wins against Hungary and Ukraine in the knock-out stages to make it to the final.

All three debutants – Elizabeth Musgrove, Hannah Smith and Rhona Lloyd – scored in the opening match with Lloyd going on to collect top try scorer with 12 to her name.

Wight added: “We learned from all six matches by analysing every game and we definitely got stronger as the tournament went on. But there’s still plenty to work on and room for improvement before we head back to Europe for the second round in Hungary next month.”

Scotland Women 7s will compete in the second and final round of the Sevens Women’s Trophy on July 22-23.

Read the full round-up of Scotland Women 7s games in the Czech Republic HERE.