Melrose Rugby Football Club
Fijian side Nawaka survived a revival by Watsonians to comfortably progress to the semi-finals, scoring three tries late in the match. Nawaka touched down three times in the opening half to put themselves in a comfortable position.
First Ligairi went over, and Driu converted, before Naevo went over for the Fijians second try converted by Ligairi. Nawaka went further ahead when Vula touched down, and Ligairi again converted.
Two tries on each of half-time, from Nick Penny and Graham Inglis, the latter converted by Marcus Di Rollo, put Watsonians back in the tie.
However, three further tries by Ligairi, Matanitobua and Driu, all converted by Ligairi put Nawaka comfortably into the semi-finals.
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Report by Andrew Innes. Photographs by Mathew Tunnock.
Melrose Sevens 2000 Results