Howe clinch Legacy Sevens Series title

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HOWE of Fife have won the Legacy Sevens Series.

Cartha Queens Park RFC hosted the Glasgow City Sevens last Saturday in the final round of the series.

Having previously won two rounds at Stirling and Cupar, and runners up at both Boroughmuir and Hamilton, Howe went to Glasgow topping the table on 50 points with nearest rivals Boroughmuir on 42, so it was all to play for on the final day.

The first round opponents, GHA, who eventually went on to win the tournament, shocked Howe by winning 50 points to 14.

Boroughmuir also lost their first round tie to a strong Glasgow Warriors side, so the plate competition would decide the winner of the Legacy Series.

Boroughmuir and Howe played off in the Plate semi-final and for once Howe got the better of the Edinburgh side winning 26-14 to secure the Legacy title.

Try scorers were Martin, Imrie and Horne (2) with three conversions, all from the boot of Horne.

In the Plate final, Howe faced local rivals Dundee HS and again it was the Howe team who shone with a convincing 42-12 victory.

Try scores were Martin and Imrie with two apiece, Guthrie and Dow with one each, conversions from Horne (5) and Dow (1).

Coaches and players will be proud of their performance, the team having performed constantly throughout the series and punched well above their weight against teams from higher leagues.

One notable achievement was the points total of George Horne whose tally of points reached 202 for the series with 20 tries and 51 conversions - a remarkable total.

Howe of Fife squad: Chris Mason, Iain Wilson, Fraser Clark, George Horne, Dom Martin, Angus Guthrie, Girvin Imrie, Conar Dow, Jack Todd, Andy Steven.

Legacy Sevens table (top 10n places):

Howe of Fife 70pts, Boroughmuir 46pts, GHA 35pts, Dundee 33pts, Aberdeen 32pts, Hamilton 25pts, Cartha Queen’s Park 24pts, Glasgow Hawks 24pts, Stirling County 19pts, Hillhead Jordanhill 14pts.