Sonians grab second spot in Sevens

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Watsonians finished second in the overall Kings of the 
Sevens title race to Melrose, following the final event at Jed-Forest on Saturday.

The Myreside men went in to the tenth event on the Borders circuit four points behind Melrose and managed to progress to the semi-finals before losing to Jed-Forest 5-0.

Melrose won their semi-
final against Gala and although they lost the final to the hosts the men from the Greenyards had done enough to clinch the overall title and repeat recent successes from 2010 and 2011.

The event at Jed was played in horrendously wet weather and the players involved on the day must take credit for producing some good sevens with a slippery ball.

Edinburgh University lost in the first round to Kelso and Edinburgh Accies lost at the same stage to Gala while Heriot’s lost 28-12 to Jed in the last eight.

At the Legacy Sevens Series final event at Cartha, Boroughmuir lost out in the first round 28-0 to GHA.

Glasgow Warriors won the event – called the Glasgow City Sevens – with ‘on loan’ Edinburgh Accies man Callum Reid running in six tries, including a hat-trick in the final against Glasgow Hawks.

Howe of Fife took the overall crown.