WATSONIANS moved into second place in the Ned Haig Kings of the 7s title race after triumphing in the Berwick tournament at Scremerston by defeating Boroughmuir 24-17 in the final yesterday [Sunday]. They are the fifth winners from five tournaments in the series so far, following behind Melrose at Peebles, Edinburgh Accies at Gala, London Scottish at Melrose and Boroughmuir at Hawick.
The lead in the series is still held by Edinburgh Accies, who finished second in their pool at Berwick having come up short against Jed (losing 7-24), while Boroughmuir and Melrose share third place.
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Watch the final here –
Pool 1: Melrose 34 Peebles 12; Boroughmuir 42 Peebles 0; Boroughmuir 35 Melrose 15.
Pool 2: Edinburgh Accies 35 President’s V11 0; President’s V11 0 Jed-Forest 52; Edinburgh Accies 7 Jed-Forest 24
Pool 3: Borders Select 7 Kelso 35; Berwick 0 Kelso 28; Berwick 33 Borders Select 12.
Pool 4: Earlston 19 Selkirk 31; Earlston 0 Watsonians 47; Selkirk 0 Watsonians 50.
Semi-finals: Boroughmuir 24 Jed-Forest 14; Kelso 5 Watsonians 26.
Final: Boroughmuir 17 Watsonians 24.
Ned Haig Kings of the Sevens (positions after five rounds) –
Edin Accies 30
No Hawick either .withdrew on Saturday night .
First time I can remember Hawick couldn’t field a team
I assume they sacrificed sevens to focus on league rugby. They were pushing to finish in the top 6 of National 1 to get promotion to the premiership, but ultimately finished 7th.