Melrose Rugby Football Club
Villager became the highest profile casualties of the second round, as they crashed to West of Scotland. A disappointing first half, saw the game tied at 5-5, with Villager going ahead through Mike Smith, before West levelled the scores with a Nicky MacLeod try.
West went ahead for the first time when Nigel Scullion drove himself over, after his side were awarded a penalty short of the Villager line. MacLeod converted and then Scullion touched down again after skipping round the Villager defence.
The South Africans forced their way back into the tie with a try and conversion from Brendon Bell, but Villager were unable to get the extra score.
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Report by Andrew Innes. Photographs by Mathew Tunnock.
Melrose Sevens 2000 Results