Melrose defeat Selkirk in Peebles 7s final

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In the Peebles 7s on Sunday, it was Melrose who triumphed 35-10 over Selkirk in a one-sided final.

The Greenyards men stepped up after going 10-7 down inside the first half and tries came from Callum Anderson, Fraser Thomson, Bruce Colvine, Joe Helps and Andrew Skeen.

There was some nice passing in the game, and the winners were well and truly the best team throughout the competition. Peebles reached the semi-finals of the competition, but were bested by two great tries from Fraser Harkness, who put Selkirk into the final.

An unexpected victory came from Howe of Fife as they defeated Watsonians in the first round 17-14.

The most one-sided victory of the event was in the quarter-finals where Melrose put out Hawick at 40 points to 5. The current sevens table sees Gala top with 28 points, Melrose 2nd with 23 and Edinburgh Accies 3rd with 21. Bottom of the table is Kelso with only three points.