Scotland Sevens Head Coach Calum MacRae has praised duo Mark Robertson and Scott Wight after the Melrose men reached milestones at the weekend.

Robertson scored his 100th World Series try and Scott Wight reached 500 World Series points as Scotland finished 10th in Singapore.

“Mark Robertson hit a milestone in scoring 100 tries. His finishing as a forward in sevens is exceptional and he has scored a number of match winners during that century. He has a few more to come for sure,” MacRae said.

“Scott Wight hitting 500 points is also a great achievement. His reading of the game and support play gets him a number of tries and he has a great kicking game.”

With two events left on the circuit, Scotland are ninth in the standings and MacRae craves more consistency.

 “Although there was a lot of promise at various times over the weekend we weren’t consistent enough in our actions,” he added.

“Too many times we wandered off the page and lost control of the ties.

“Possession is critical and we lost composure, getting walked into touch three times against Wales in good attacking positions.

“The younger players have now had a taste for the competition and will be better for some of the tough lessons given. Their best performances are where they need to pick up from the next time they are selected.”

Scotland will now return home ahead of the final tournaments of the series in Paris and London, and have been drawn against Canada, South Africa and Japan in France.

On Day One Scotland lost to New Zealand, USA and Wales in the pool stage.

On Day Two they were drawn against Hong Kong in the Challenge Trophy last eighht and Scotland bounced back from their narrow defeats, starting day two strongly as they did the previous week in Hong Kong.

Robertson scored a first half hat-trick and added a fourth in the second period as the Scots won 26-15.

Next up were France, and everything was starting to stick for Scotland as they ran in five tries to win 31-12.

Robertson’s try just before half-time took his career try tally to 100 and Scott Wight also passed the 500 World Series points mark with a second half conversion.

Scotland had the chance to redress their day one defeat to Wales in their second successive Trophy Final and started brightly with an early double from James Fleming.

However, the Welsh responded, eventually wearing down the tenacious Scotland defence to score two late tries and take the Trophy with a 24-12 victory.

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