Souters on top form

Selkirk Youth Club's winning U18s team which took part in the Edinburgh 7s Rugby Festival.
Selkirk Youth Club's winning U18s team which took part in the Edinburgh 7s Rugby Festival.

WHILE Selkirk’s Lee Jones was busy helping the Scotland 7s squad progress in their Bowl campaign last weekend, the town’s aspiring youngsters were also involved in action at the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s Festival.

Playing in the Under-18 Cup on Murrayfield’s back pitches, the Youth Club 10 fought their way past Dunfermline (31-0), Boroughmuir (12-7) and fellow Borderers Duns Colts (10-0) to land themselves a place in the final.

Playing West of Scotland, who had defeated Hawick Wanderers in the other semi-final, the young Souters won the tournament by a 31-5 margin.

Try scorers: Alan Smith (4), Andrew Baxter (Duns), conversions Welsh (2), Smith.