Scotland beat NZ on way to winning London 7s. South blitz at Braidholm 7s.
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Scotland have beaten New Zealand for the first time ever at rugby and the Scottish team went on to win the London 7s for the second year running! Coming from 0-21 down at half time in the London 7s Cup Quarter Final the team dug deep with four tries in the second period to win 24-21. A tremendous way to mark the retirement of Melrose Olympic silver medalist Mark Robertson. Melrose’s Scott Wight was also part of the squad and will now go on to coach the Scotland’s Women’s team. Scotland’s 7s coach is another Melrose man, Calum MacRae, who will move on to be Edinburgh Rugby defence coach at the end of this 7s weekend. Listen to Mark and Scott’s message from their hotel room here.
Meanwhile the South of Scotland blitzed a Minerva team packed with Scottish club rugby stars 52-0 in the Final of the Braidholm 7s in Glasgow yesterday. Coming through their Pool with three straight wins, they won the semi final against Commonwealth Crusaders to take their place in the final. A Keith Davies hat-trick in the first few minutes of the game laid the foundations as the team made up of the best of available Borders players went on to score eight tries in total. Watch ITV Report here.
Watch the semi finals here. Watch the Final here. Watch the South documentary of the tournament here.