Young Souters are just champion

Selkirk High School 32 Buckhaven High School 10

Brewin Dolphin Under 16 Bowl Final

Selkirk High School provided the Borders with their first outright win in national schools rugby this season by lifting the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools under 16 Bowl.

The young Souters ran in a 32-10 victory over Buckhaven High School on the back pitch at Murrayfield.

The Selkirk boys had to overcome a physical Buckhaven side but in the end their skill and discipline were key factors in securing victory. “They were a big side but our guys have worked hard over the past few weeks and were able to cope with them” said Selkirk High’s coach, Iain Paxton.

Outstanding for Selkirk High School was man of the match, Aaron McColm, the talented stand-off running in three of Selkirk’s six tries. Selkirk’s other touchdowns came from flanker Harry Borthwick, second row Liam Blair and captain and number 8 Mishim Oziz. Full back Ker Gerrard, whose father played for Kelso, kicked one conversion goal. Read more in Friday’s Wee Paper.