SCOTLAND’S Rugby World Cup Sevens experience ended in disappointment as they finished 16th in South Africa.

The Scots, featuring North Berwick’s Harvey Elms, began the competition with a 24-7 win over Jamaica.

Jamie Farndale scored two tries, with Femi Sofolarin and Kaleem Barreto also touching down.

However, Scotland would fall to defeat in the last 16 in Cape Town to New Zealand, who ultimately went on to lose to Fiji in the final.

New Zealand would race to a 43-5 win over the Scots, as Elms missed the conversion attempt following Lee Jones’ try.

The defeat meant that Scotland played in the subsidiary Challenge competition, where they lost in the quarter-finals to Kenya 24-5.

Chile would win 24-21 and Scotland went down 21-24 to Wales in the 15-16th place play-off.

Ciaran Beattie, head coach of the national side, said: “It was a tough competition for us and, with it being a straight knockout, any early defeats are telling.

“I am proud of the way the squad carried themselves not just in South Africa but this entire season.

“We had a raft of injuries to some key players in the lead-up to Cape Town but we were able to utilise a wider squad as a result and the guys who stepped in were a credit to the jersey.”