Scotland lift Shield on Day 2

Day 2 started off with a nervous match against Papua New Guinea, Scotland trailed 4-6 at half time, The second half Scotland came out all guns blazing to win 16-14 and book a place in the Shield Final against the winner of the England v Wales semi-final.

In the second semi-final Wales edged out England 10-8 to set-up a rematch of game 3 on Day 1. Wales started the stronger and opened up the scoring with some well worked play where Liam Silver set up Paul Edwards who ran under the sticks and converted himself.

Scotland hit back straight away when Matt Hogg broke through to ground but failed to convert. Direct from the kick-off again, Wales scored their second when Karlin Claridge dived over to make it 10-4 at half-time.

A Davey Dixon try converted by Hogg with three minutes to go, levelled the scores at 10-10, and a mistake at the play-the-ball gave the Bravehearts the opportunity to score the winner, one that they didn’t waste, Luke Westman grounding just before the hooter with Hogg converting to secure a 16-10 victory and the Shield.


Following the end of the Championships Luke Westman was named in the world 9s Team after impressing in all 5 games for the Bravehearts.

2018-02-24T23:35:49+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Scotland 9s|