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Retiring South Africa winger Bryan Habana. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Allan Massie: Super 6 ticked boxes but it’s an opportunity missed

Response to this week’s news about the SRU’s “Super 6” must surely be “we’ll have to wait and see”. No doubt the members of the panel, chaired by Sir Bill Gammell, who had the task of assessing the twelve bidding clubs, and selecting the Six that will set sail on the uncharted ocean of officially approved semi-pro rugby, will have adhered scrupulously to the criteria they were handed. Nevertheless, it seems wrong – even ridiculous – that three of the “chosen six” are Edinburgh clubs, that there is no Glasgow one, and that Stirling County is the most northerly club selected. For years we have bewailed the narrow base of Scottish rugby. Now Ayr is to be the only Super 6 club more than a drive and a chip from Murrayfield. This is a weird way to grow the game.

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Watsonians' Mike Fedo scored a try in the final. Picture: SNS

Watsonians beat Heriot’s to clinch Hawick Sevens

Watsonians made it two from two on successive Saturdays by winning the Hawick Sevens yesterday, a week after they triumphed at Melrose. They defeated Heriot’s in the final at Mansfield Park, extending their lead in the Kings of the Sevens competition in the process.

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Rory Hutton touches down to put Watsonians ahead during a topsy-turvey first half yesterday. Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Heriot’s 17 - 46 Watsonians: Myreside men progress

Watsonians continued their climb up the BT Premiership table, leapfrogging yesterday’s opponents to occupy a play-off berth after taking all five points from a match that was played at a furious intensity. While Heriot’s contributed to their own downfall with a string of errors, the result was further evidence of the progress the Myreside outfit has made since Steve Lawrie assumed coaching responsibilities.

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Coach Ben Cairns said Currie's performance was 'not good enough'. Picture: SNS.

Patience a virtue as gritty Heriot’s frustrate Currie

A superb defensive effort by Heriot’s coupled with two short-range tries by their two locks set up a victory that stung Currie, even though the losing bonus point the Chieftans salvaged lifted them into second place in the Premiership table at the halfway point of the season.

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