Wales coach Gareth Williams gave his team a strong ticking off after their 34-0 loss to Scotland in the semi-finals of the Bowl competition at the Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday. The Welsh were never in the contest as Scotland ran up six unanswered tries through a Lee Jones brace and one each from Chris Dean, Fraser Lyle, James Johnstone and Mark Robertson. “That performance was just not good enough and the players know that,” said Williams of the 2009 RWC Sevens champions who were 11th in the Sevens World Series standings prior to arriving in Hong Kong. “There was a lot of promise through the weekend and with an inexperienced squad we showed some glimpses of doing something but that last game leaves a sour taste in your mouth. “We talk about player responsibility and we put a lot of pressure on that, the boys must look at themselves in that sense. We were doing things in the game that we weren’t doing over the weekend. I take a lot of responsibility for that but we must sort it out.” Williams is confident his side can bounce back in the next tournament in Tokyo, Japan. “It’s a test of character for us and the players and a challenge for Tokyo,” he said. “There were promising aspects in periods but we must string that together from a consistency point of view and not fall off in the manner that we did in that game.” Also bowing out in the Bowl semi-finals were Canada, who lost 38-19 to France. “It’s been an up and down tournament for us,” said Canada coach Liam Middleton. “We started well against Belgium [winning 28-12] and played well against Samoa but made some crucial errors [before losing 24-19]. “That knocked us out of the Cup, which is where we wanted to be here,” he said of his squad who also lost 45-0 in their final pool game against eventual Cup winners Fiji.