Rugby: Scotland Sevens blow certain try, costing them victory over Fiji

Scotland Sevens star Jamie Farndale has come up with some big plays over the years, but a massive blunder over the tryline cost his side victory against Fiji in Dubai.

With 15 seconds left on the clock and Scotland only two points behind, Farndale crossed the line to score what would have been the match-winning try against the defending Sevens Series champions.

He stepped past two Fijian defenders to get over the line, but the Scot seemed to want to get closer to the posts - in doing so, he ran over the dead-ball line before he could get the ball down. He then fell flat on his face in the process, adding insult to injury.

The referee ruled out the try and called time on the Pool B encounter to leave Scotland heartbroken, losing 21-19.

Many people felt sorry for the 24-year-old as it happened to be St Andrews Day - Scotland's national day.

Scotland now has to face the All Blacks Sevens in the quarter-finals.

Farndale's error comes not long after former England rugby international Freddie Burns made a similar mistake, to cost his side a crucial European win over Toulouse in October.


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