Sixes and sevens for dominant Hawick side

Hawick Sevens winning squad: Keith Davies, Stuart Graham, Greg Anderson, Scott McLeod, Rory Scott, Neil Renwick. In front: John Coutts, Greg Cottrell, Graham Hogg and Rory Hutton

Hawick Sevens winning squad: Keith Davies, Stuart Graham, Greg Anderson, Scott McLeod, Rory Scott, Neil Renwick. In front: John Coutts, Greg Cottrell, Graham Hogg and Rory Hutton

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Hawick made it six in a row at their own sevens tournament at Mansfield Park yesterday.

Having dominated throughout the Greens put the icing on the cake in the final game of the day when beating close rivals Gala 31-17 with an impressive final performance.

Rocky Johnstone’s outfit looked the team of the tournament as they worked their way methodically through the bottom half of the draw, disposing of Berwick, Watsonians and Heriot’s en route,

Current Kings leaders Gala on the other hand came up against some strong Border opposition, all with a mind to take the series title, but managed to edge wins over Kelso and Jed-Forest following a first round whitewash over Edinburgh University.

In the final it was Neil Renwick who was the points provider with a hat-trick of tries, with touchdowns from John Coutts and Keith Davies and three conversions from seasoned playmaker Rory Hutton. Gala’s tries came from Lee Millar (2) and Grant Somerville, one converted by Millar.

Winning Hawick squad: Keith Davies, Stuart Graham, Greg Anderson, Scott McLeod, Rory Scott, Neil Renwick, John Coutts, Greg Cottrell, Graham Hogg, Rory Hutton

Results

First round: Gala 33, Edinburgh Univ 0; Kelso 28, Hawick YM 19; Jed-Forest 31, Berwick 0; Selkirk 24, Melrose 15; Hawick 26, Peebles 5; Watsonians 41, Ponteland 0; Heriot’s 22, Biggar 7; Edinburgh Accies 40, Rugby MADS 15.

Quarter-finals: Gala 17, Kelso 12; Jed-Forest 15, Selkirk 12; Hawick 24, Watsonians 14; Heriot’s 33, Edinburgh Accies 28.

Semi-finals: Gala 19, Jed-Forest 7; Hawick 35, Heriot’s 19.

Final: Hawick 31, Gala 17.