Wales thrashed by Samoa in Scotland sevens plate final

Jamba Ulengo of South Africa is tackled by Ifan Evans of Wales
Jamba Ulengo of South Africa is tackled by Ifan Evans of Wales

Wales' Sevens team were comfortably beaten 31-12 in their IRB Scotland Sevens plate final by clinical Samoa.

Richard Smith and Ifan Evans did touch down but a hat-trick by Tom Iosefo inspired a Samoan victory while Taulagi Afamasaga and Ken Pisi also scored.

Tom Grabham and Sion Bennett had scored as Wales secured their final place by defeating Argentina 12-5 in extra time.

Pool D leaders Wales had gone into the cup competition but dropped into the plate after losing 17-7 to Australia.

Rhys Shellard and Lee Williams both scored three tries as Wales finished top of Pool D with a 100% record after beating South Africa 17-5, defeating Russia 31-5 before concluding with a win over hosts Scotland 17-14 in Glasgow.

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