Selkirk’s victorious squad head to the Maxwell Motors Kelso Sevens tomorrow, bouyed by a spectacular return to form last weekend.
Poynder Park is the place to go for Souters after the in-form Philiphaugh men triumphed at Langholm on Saturday and reached the final of the Peebles tournament a day later.
They thumped Edinburgh Accies 36-10 in the final of the Muckle Toon tournament. The tie was still a contest at half-time, with Selkirk leading 17-5 through tries from Scott Hendrie, Angus Duckett and Callum McColm, plus a Fraser Harkness conversion.
But thereafter it was all Selkirk with another three tries by Harkness, Hendrie and Gavin Craig, and a brace of Harkness conversions.
Although not scoring in the final, scrum half Darren Clapperton notched eight tries in the afternoon and was named player of the competition.
Twenty four hours later, Selkirk had led 10-7 against Melrose in the Peebles final, having beaten Biggar, Howe of Fife and the hosts along the way.
But Melrose grabbed a try through Fraser Thomson before half-time, and added another three scores in the second half to ease to a 35-10 victory.
Selkirk will face Edinburgh Accies and Jed-Forest in Group A at the 88th Kelso Sevens, which is again using a pool format to ensure each team gets two games.
The top two sides in the Kings of the Sevens table – Gala and Melrose – will play each other in Group D.
Edinburgh University and The Pigbarians also feature, with the charity side led by Kelso’s own development officer Jammy McFarlane. And, of course, there is the home side, who have struggled so far in the series but will be supported by a big home crowd.
Admission is the same as last year – £12, £6 concessions and £4 for secondary school pupils. No alcohol may be brought into the ground.
Kelso Sevens draw (first pool tie 1.30pm): Group A – Jed-Forest, Selkirk, Edinburgh Accies. Jed v EA (1.30pm); Selkirk v EA (2.42pm); Jed v Selkirk (3.54pm).
Group B – Kelso, Peebles, Edinburgh University. Peebles v EU (1.48pm); Kelso v EU (3pm); Kelso v Peebles (4.12pm).
Group C – Watsonians, Hawick, Berwick. Hawick v Berwick (2.06pm); Watsonians v Berwick (3.18pm); Watsonians v Hawick (4.30pm).
Group D – Gala, Melrose, Pigbarians. Melrose v Pigbarians (2.24pm); Gala v Pig (3.36pm); Gala v Melrose (4.48pm).