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Hawick retain Premiership status – Watsonians lift Kelso 7s title

Hawick have won their tense BT Premiership/National 1 Play-off match at Lasswade against Edinburgh Accies, coming from 6-20 down to win 23-20 in a thrilling encounter, bagging two tries from John Coutts and skipper Bruce McNeil, with Lee Armstrong’s reliable boot kicking valuable points to ensure a place at the top table of Scottish Club Rugby next season. Watch report here.  Watch TV highlights with commentary here.

At the Kelso 7s tournament – round 7 of the Kings of the 7s – Watsonians triumphed with a 27-26 win over Jedforest in the Final, giving them a big 21 point lead at the top of the table from Melrose. This means a win at Earlston tomorrow will give Watsonians the title of Kings of the 7s with two tournaments still to play. Watch the final here.