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Howe of Fife 7s
Written by Colin George   
Monday, 08 May 2017
On Saturday 6th May 2017 Kirkcaldy Rugby club’s senior, ladies and colts 7s teams attended a sunny but breezy Duffus Park, Cupar for the annual Howe of Fife 7s tournament.

The seniors were drawn in a tough group alongside 2 Scots from Edinburgh and Morgan FP rugby club, the ladies pool contained Watsonians and Melrose and the colts had Howe B and Glenrothes to compete with. 

Due to several teams failing to turn up on time for the start the schedule had to be altered for the tournament giving Kirkcaldy seniors only 10 minutes to prepare for their first tie against 2 Scots. 

This showed in the result with Kirkcaldy losing out but performing much better in the second half.  Morgan Academy FP’s failure to attend meant a place in the plate semi-final for the blues, where their opponents would be Dunfermline.  Kirkcaldy ran out easy victors in this match and headed into the plate final to face charity team and home fan favourites ‘Seabass’, a Howe select team.  In an end to end affair the lead changed hands a number of times but drawing on their experience from winning at Crieff last week Kirkcaldy ran out winners 22-19 to lift their second piece of silverware in consecutive weeks.

Team; Pow J (capt), Bonner O, Bonner R, Brown R, Milne S, McKenzie G, Moffat J, Brooks A, Brooks M and Smith F

The colts went through the league phase of their competition undefeated with a tight victory against Howe B and a runaway result against Glenrothes.  This led to a semi-final that was probably the best match of the whole tournament against Glenalmond College.  Kirkcaldy got off to a slow start with a few mistakes but dominated the middle section of the tie.  Glenalmond came back strongly but the colts managed to hold on for the win.  In the final they faced a very good home team who ran out winners, as they had done recently at Kirkcaldy’s own 7s tournament.

Team; Anderson S (capt), Mckervail S, Barclay S, Barclay J, Henderson E, Pilmur C, Ramsay C, Sutcliffe Y, Westwood R and Dumbreck E

The ladies couldn’t have had a tougher start than against recently crowned Division 1 champions Watsonians.  A one sided match where Watsons ran out comfortable winners.  In their second match the ladies were pitted against Melrose (where 7s was discovered).  In a dramatic match Kirkcaldy edged out their opponents to go into to the semi-final against the hosts Howe Harlequins.  Another tight affair between the two local rivals saw the home team sneak the match 12-10 to progress to their own final.

Team; Laird S, Heggie L, Dyce E, Downs C, Mcneil R, Morrison L, Cockburn M, Donegan N, Myles L, Laing K and Cooper J

 
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This Week's Fixtures

Saturday 6th May 2017

1st XV, Ladies and U18 at Howe 7s ko for U18 and Ladies 11am, 1st XV 12 noon

U15/U16 v Italian Touring Side at Beveridge Park ko 11am

Sunday 7th May 2017

U18 at Madras 7s ko 11am

Micro Wee Blues and P2/P3 training at 10am

P4/P5, P6/P7 and S1/S2 v RC Paris Neuilly at Beveridge Park meet at 2pm for 3pm ko

League Table

BT National League Division 2

TeamPlPts
Cartha QP 22 97
Kelso 22 96
Peebles
 22 86
GHK 22 81
Aberdeenshire 22 66
Preston Lodge 22 61
Biggar 22 56
West of Scotland 22 52
Kirkcaldy 22 45
Whitecraigs 22 40
Ardrossan Acad 22 28
Hillhead Jordanhill 22 1

View full league table on scottishrugby.org

Star Check

FIFE TROPHY CENTRE

Match 25 v Ardrossan Acad

3 James Pow
2 Kurt Littlejohn
1 Michael Harper

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