Double sevens success for Watsonians

Watsonians won the Haddington Sevens on Saturday and the Gala Sevens yesterday.

Monday, 4th April 2016, 6:00 am

In the first round at Haddington, Watsonians beat Pigbarians 52-0 whilst, amongst the other teams to make it through to the quarter-final, were the hosts who defeated Lasswade 22-7.

In the last eight, ‘The Myresiders’ – a Watsonians second VII – lost out to Melrose 17-10 while Haddington defeated a President’s VII 33-5.

Watsonians then eased past Musselburgh 48-0 and Boroughmuir Bears defeated Boroughmuir 24-15.

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In the first semi-final, Haddington pushed Melrose close, but were edged out 17-10.

Watsonians saw off Boroughmuir Bears 21-5 to see them into the final. In that final, Watsonians beat Melrose 24-12.

Yesterday at Gala in the first Kings of the Sevens event, Edinburgh Accies defeated Peebles 24-7, but then lost to Gala in Pool One.

In Pool Three, Edinburgh Rugby defeated Watsonians 29-26 – Otulea Katoa leading the way with two tries – but then lost to Melrose. It meant Sonians’ defeat of Melrose put them in the last four.

Boroughmuir beat Kelso in Pool Four but lost to Glasgow Warriors. Jed-Forest defeated Gala in the first semi and then Watsonians saw off the Warriors 21-17.

Edinburgh Rugby then won the Bowl with a 26-17 win over Hawick before the main final.

Watsonians led 19-5 at half-time against Jed. They eventually came out on top 38-5 with Scott McKean running in a hat-trick of tries.