Over on the 4G pitch at Murrayfield on Sunday, Melrose Wasps proved themselves much too strong for Musselburgh in the Under-18 Bowl final.
Scoring eight tries and five conversions, Wasps ran out comfortable winners against their East Lothian opposition, who it must be said, never gave up.
However, the team from the ‘Honest Toun’ had no real answer to the fire power of the Greenyards side, who probably would have scored a few more had it not been for the weather, which included a strong, bitingly cold wind, rain and the odd bit of sunshine.
Scotland Under-18 cap George Taylor scored a hat-trick of tries, the other touchdowns coming from flanker Stewart Allison (2), scrum half Patrick Anderson, winger Ewan Runciman, and replacement Chris Rogerson, five of which were converted, while for Musselburgh, replacement Euan Lockhart scored the only try for his side, which was converted.
“We played some very good rugby against Musselburgh and it’s fair to say that the 4G pitch helped us play the way we wanted to,” said Wasps coach Alan Tait.
“We can now look forward to playing Hawick Wanderers in the Borders Cup”.
As a final note, it is worthy of mention that in the three matches played in the competition, the Wasps have scored 133 points while only conceding 10.