Touch of the Caribbean at Berwick 7s

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Another bumper crowd turned out at the Greenyards on Saturday as the 2014 Kings circuit arrived at the birthplace of the seven aside game.

And, as a spectacle, the tournament did not fail to disappoint with entertainment and colour in abundance both on and off the pitch.

Glasgow Warriors’ star-studded squad of IRB 7s international players were red hot favourites from the start and did nothing to dispel that status throughout the tournament.

Led by former Greenyards man Scott Wight the pro-side breezed through their games to take the title at a canter, disposing of Currie, Ayr and Heriot’s before beating surprise package Edinburgh Accies in the Final.

One by one the Borders sides fell with the much hyped overseas visitors not faring much better.

Langholm, Kelso and Peebles were all ousted in the preliminary round with Jed-Forest, Gala and Selkirk falling in the second along with SMT Trinbago. The shock of the day was Heriot’s beating the much fancied USA Tigers in the same round.

Hawick were the next Borders team to tumble when they went out to Melrose in the quater-finals, having put on a dogged performance in the previous round to beat Gala 17-12.

The semi’s proved very much one sided affairs with Warriors and Accies proving too strong for Heriot’s and Melrose respectively.

As predicted, the final was non-stop action from the off.

The scores were fast and furious, but in the end Glasgow triumphed by a 40-14 scoreline.