COMPOSITE side Samurai Scottish lifted the silverware in the Central Taxis Boroughmuir Sevens at Meggetland – the second leg of the Arnold Clark Legacy Series – last night, winning 39-14 over a Howe of Fife outfit that eventually ran out of steam against opponents comprising largely professionals and sevens specialists.
The sides shrugged off appalling conditions that left the pitch churned up ahead of today’s Premiership play-off and served up an entertaining finale, although Samurai were well in control throughout the contest. Tries by Glenn Bryce, Alex Cox and Greig Ryan saw Samurai into a 15-0 interval lead and they stepped up the pace to bag four more tries, while Chris Mason and Angus Guthrie touched down for Howe.
Samurai had strolled through their two pool matches against Boroughmuir – eventual winners in the Plate competition – and Dalziel before stepping on the gas in the second half of their semi-final against Glasgow Hawks. Howe had a considerably tougher passage, battling past Stirling County before beating Edinburgh University – then coming into the final having expended much of their energy on a feisty semi-final encounter against Hamilton.