Edinburgh Accies storm Merchiston Castle

Louie Tang scores
Louie Tang scores
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Louie Tang dives for a try playing for Merchiston Castle against Edinburgh Academy in the under-18 final of their annual seven-a-side rugby tournament.

Alas for Tang and his team, it was not enough to prevent the Academy taking the trophy with a 14-7 win.

The sevens festival has been running since 1990 and this year attracted 45 teams from 17 schools, making it the largest of its kind in Scotland. More than 1500 spectators attended.

Results: under-18 cup – Edinburgh Academy 14, Merchiston 7; plate – Heriot’s 21, Merchiston B 5; under-16 cup – Watson’s 19, Dollar 14; plate – Boroughmuir bt Stewart’s/Melville; under-15 cup – Dollar 12, Watson’s 7; under-14 cup – Merchiston 29, Watson’s 0; under-11 league – winners: Watson’s; runners-up: Merchiston.

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