Scotland trio George Horne, Jamie Farndale and Mark Robertson were named in the Paris Sevens ‘Dream Team’ after a cracking weekend.

The Scots finished second at the World Sevens Series event, winning five games in a row before narrowly falling short to newly crowned series champions South Africa in the Cup final.

And Horne, Farndale and Robertson led the way.

Scotland Sevens Head Coach Calum MacRae said: “I’m incredibly proud of my players. The rugby they played over the two days of competition was as good as I’ve seen.

“The players worked hard for each other. We put a tough two weeks of training in at home and a lot of it transferred onto the field.

“They players are naturally disappointed, but mainly due to the manner of the loss in the final. To win big games the basics and set piece need to be there, we lost concentration and it cost us. There were so many performances in the group. George Horne was tremendous, his competitive edge and energy adds a lot to us.

“We showed that last year in London wasn’t a flash in the pan. We didn’t get across the line today but will use the disappointment as a positive driver.”

MacRae’s men defeated South Africa, Canada and Japan on Day One and on Sunday morning were flying against Fiji.

A brace of tries each for Farndale and Robertson saw Scotland record a famous 24-0 win.

It was England in the semi-final and a Dan Norton hat-trick for the English was bettered by a score each by Horne, Scott Wight and Robertson as Scotland snuck into their second ever Cup final 19-17.

Wight’s lovely try to finish off a flowing move was not quite enough as the Blitzbokke won the final 15-5.

There is plenty for Scotland to build on ahead of the final event at Twickenham this coming weekend.

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