Watsonians defend title at Gala 7s
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
The City sides proved too strong for the Borders teams at Gala’s 7s tournament, as Watsonians battled out the final against Edinburgh Accies to defend their title 33-28. There is no doubt that Watsonians are the favourites this season to clinch the Belhaven Riverside Rock Kings of the 7s title with both holders Jedforest and 7s specialists Melrose occupied heavily in the 15s game still for the rest of the month. Watsonians, with star of the day Scott McKean scoring a bundle of tries at the tournament, were a class act, easing their way through their Pool to knock out Jed 33-0 in the Semi Final. Accies, who fielded a team featuring many who played a tough match against Aberdeen the day before, look good to get at least one win in the series this season. Kelso were surprise winners of their Pool, dumping out hosts Gala, on their way to collect five points as semi finalists, eventually going out to Accies. Watch the Final here. Watch the best of the tries here. Watch the Semi Final highlights here.