JED-FOREST were crowned the 2022 Kings of the Sevens at Selkirk after securing enough points to win the title in the penultimate round of the competition with victory over the host club in the final.
The result means that the Jed-Forest Sevens on Saturday at Riverside will be a lap of honour for the new champions but there is little doubt that the Royal Blues will want to prove to their fans that they are worthy title holders.
The tournament at Riverside, however, will provide a fascinating struggle for the runners-up spot. Selkirk, after reaching the final of their own sevens, sit one point clear of Melrose, meaning it’s all to play for this Saturday for the number two position.
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At Philiphaugh, Jed came through the lower half of the draw with wins over Linlithgow (36-5) and Watsonians (45-7) before defeating Edinburgh Accies by 33-5 in the second of the semi finals.
Then in the final Jed produced title-winning form to defeat the host club, Selkirk, by 24-12 to win the eighth round of the competition and build an unassailable lead in the Kings competition.
Selkirk: A Grant-Suttie, R Cook, S McClymont, E McVicker, A McColm, R Cottrell, C Anderson, M Job, L Ferguson, F Wheelans.Jed-Forest: D Buckley, F Scott, G Young, G Munro, L Walker, R Marshall, L Young, D Gillespie, E Stewart, R Shirra-Gibb.
Selkirk Sevens Results –
Round 1: Kelso 17 Peebles 7, Gala 12 Currie 17, Selkirk 31 Berwick 0, Hawick 26 Boroughmuir 12, Melrose 40 Dalkeith 0, Edinburgh Accies 27 Aberdeen Univ 5, Jed-Forest 36 Linlithgow 5, Watsonians 26 President’s V11 7.
Quarter Finals: Kelso 12 Currie 26, Selkirk 43 Hawick 10, Melrose 7 Edinburgh Accies 24, Jed-Forrest 33.
Semi Finals: Currie 5 Selkirk 21, Edinburgh Accies 5 Jed-Forest 33.
Final: Selkirk 12 Jed-Forest 24.
Such a shame about that needless red card to the Soutars in the final. What might have been…..!