08/09/2018 TENNENTS PREMIERSHIP' HERIOTS v WATSONIANS (28-24)' GOLDENACRE - EDINBURGH' Heriots' Innes Hill takes the ball from the lineout

Heriot’s hold their nerve to edge capital thriller

Anyone at Goldenacre on Saturday afternoon might wonder what all the Super 6 fuss is about. Two good teams displayed oodles of attacking intent and plenty of skill in executing it in front of a healthy crowd on a superb surface. It was one of those rare days in rugby when both team’s offence had the better of the defence. Any side that could hold on to the ball for any length of time seemed destined to score.

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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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