Melrose Rugby Football Club
South African visitors Stellenbosch University survived a real scare in their opening tie, relying on desperate late tackle to stop Adam Roxburgh going over as the clock ran down.
After a hard-fought first half, the South Africans held the upper hand with a 10-0 lead over their Border opponents.
First Gremling Wiederman went over, followed by Ryno Van Der Merwe, but the South Africans failed to convert either try.
Kelso fought back in the second half, and after a move involving Adam Roxburgh, Graham Cowe sprinted over, and Graham Aitchison converted.
As Kelso pushed for the crucial score, the Stellenbosch defence held firm, with some superb tackling keeping Kelso out.
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Report by Andrew Innes. Photographs by Mathew Tunnock.
Melrose Sevens 2000 Results