Falkirk take Shield at Hamilton

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Falkirk rugby club had a terrific weekend in sevens competition at Selkirk and Hamilton.

Head coach Paul Larter took the second VII to the Borders where he said his side performed well against top opposition.

But if he was pleased with that, his mood improved even further with news of the first sevens team’s success at Hamilton in winning the shield at Laigh Bent field.

The Shield adds to the previous weekend’s success in the Crieff and Strathallan Sevens event which the Sunnyside club won.

Coach Larter told The Falkirk Herald: “The second team was who I was with and they were drawn to Jed-Forest in the first game - a really classy outfit.

“They lost, but the great thing about it is our guys were always on the ball and kept going.

“We are hoping to win the Legacy Sevens next year - that’s one of our aims so the Hamilton success was an important means of forging a relationship with the Legacy Sevens ahead of that.”

The successful team at Hamilton was: Harry Russell (c), Logan Bonar, Lawrence Miller, Aubrey MnCube, Gregor Brodie, Richard Sievwright, Dan Ritchie, Tom Johnson, Floyd Kesson and Andrew Simpson.

Falkirk will host their own sevens tournament on May 31 at Sunnyside with 12 teams expected to by competing.

“Everything has been 
moving forward,” Larter added.

“We’ve done a lot of recruitment work and are already looking towards the new season after a couple of weeks off to recharge the batteries - or that was the plan!”