‘Showboaters’ showed themselves up at Melrose

Congratulations to everyone at Melrose Rugby club on their sevens tournament success last Saturday.

The whole Borders is proud of you, even if our own local favourites did not fare so well. All credit too to Jed-Forest. A massive effort.

However, how sad to see the poor sportsmanship displayed by two of the Hamilton team from South Africa. The two players concerned were very poor losers. While they were beating other lesser teams, they indulged in “showboating”. But as soon as they came up against some serious opposition, they could not take it.

How sad such a super day should almost have been spoilt by a couple of guys with an attitude problem.

Roy Aylott

Peebles