Watsonians win the Peebles 7s
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Current holders of the Riverside Rock Kings of the 7s, Watsonians, came from two scores behind in both the semi final and final of the Peebles 7s against Melrose and Gala respectively to lift the first piece of silverware of the season at The Gytes. Round 1 of the tournament now takes place pre-season before the second instalment at Gala in April 2018. Watsonians won for the first time since 2012, coming back from 0-12 down against Gala to comfortably take the trophy 31-12, but it was their semi final win which shocked everyone as they looked to be down and out against a slick Melrose team, but three late tries saw them through against the odds. Ali Harris won the Player of the Tournament award. In the other semi final Gala beat Edinburgh Accies. A Pool system involving 12 sides was adopted for the first time at The Gytes. Watch the final here. ITV Report on the 7s can be viewed here. Watch highlights from the two semi finals here. There’s action from behind the try line and a “What Happens Next?” here. Check out some of the best tries from the Pool Stages here. Finally here are highlights from hosts Peebles’ games in the Pool stages against Earlston and Edinburgh Accies.