Watsonians win Sevens

Watsonians won the Berwick Sevens at Scremerston on Sunday, beating Selkirk 22-7 in the final.

Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 11:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 11:59 am

The Edinburgh side have proved to be the team to beat on this year’s sevens circuit as they have now won four of the five tournaments played and currently top the Kings of the Sevens table.

They won the Berwick event just 24 hours after also winning at Hawick, making it a triumphant double for the weekend.

And they did it in style, for Watsonians went unbeaten throughout the day. They won both their pool matches – 34-0 against Gala and 52-5 over Jedforest.

In the semis, they saw off Melrose 33-14 to set up the showdown with Selkirk, who had won their pool and then beaten Peebles 12-10 in the last four.

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Host club Berwick beat Hawick 12-5 in their pool game, but lost out 14-10 to Peebles, who also beat Hawick to qualify for the semis.

Berwick 43

Broughton 29

Berwick rugby came from behind in the second half to beat Broughton in a high scoring game at Scremerston and maintain their top four position in East League 1.

The Blacks were 0-17 down at one stage and also trailed 12-24 at half-time, but turned on the style to record a deserved victory.

Broughton took an early lead with an unconverted try, and they doubled their advantage to 0-10 with a similar effort.

The visitors then scored a third try, which was converted, and suddenly they had a 0-17 lead.

Berwick hit back with Gareth Hill going over for an unconverted try (5-17), but Broughton looked up for the challenge and they added a bonus point fourth try, converted, to go 5-24 in front.

Tommy McColl added a second try for Berwick, which meant they trailed 12-24 at the break. Early in the second half, Lee Douglas scored a third try for Berwick, which was converted, and suddenly the Blacks were in contention at 19-24.

As Berwick upped their game, McColl went over for a second try and Geoff Logan also touched down as Berwick took the lead at 31-24.

Douglas added his second try of the game and Jack Webster also nipped through for a score, converted by Hindhaugh which opened up a 43-24 advantage.

The visitors scored a late fifth try, but Berwick’s second-half surge had carried them to an impressive win.