Twelve-try Melrose Ladies seal the deal

Melrose Ladies 76

Cartha QP 0

Melrose booked their RBS Cup finals day place with a fine display of running rugby.

In dry, but sub-zero temperatures, ’Rose were not for hanging about, and using their pace out wide, ran in three early tries to shock their opponents.

Behind 0-43 at the break, Cartha never gave up and some spirited forward drives brought them close on occasions, but they could never match the pace and support play of the Borderers, who put together some excellent handling moves.

Melrose scorers: Lauren Harris (5), Emma Hackney (2), Chloe Rollie (2), Sarah Bell, Megan Maciver and Nicola Halfpenny, who also converted eight.

Melrose: C. Rollie; L. Harris, G. Inglis, L. Gilchrist, S. Webb; N. Halfpenny, E. Pate; M. Maciver, L. Purves, J. Hall, M. Robson, N. Rivera, E. Hackney, R. Wood, L. Skeldon. Subs: S. Bell, D. Durham.