The Piranhas travelled down to Jedburgh on a glorious Sunday morning for the first tournament of the year among scenes of fevered excitement. On arrival, the first big question was whether the swinging wooden bridge was going to collapse under the weight of the teams trying to get to the back pitches but, once we had successfully negotiated that Indian Jones-type danger, the games got under way and the spectators were treated to the spectacle of great running rugby and children really enjoying themselves.
All teams from s3-s6 competed very well and had some notable wins. The s3 team were on their first competitive outing and they defeated Hawick in their first ever game, with a memorable try from young Robbie Weir. They also went on to draw against a strong Selkirk side. P4 boys had a great record of 1 win and 2 draws and the P5 team managed to score a total of 7 tries in their matches (Andy Robinson has been on the phone to the coaches to find out how this is done.) The P6 also ran some very strong borders teams very close, and a particular congratulations to the p7 boys who travelled down and helped the Berwick team to a couple of good victories.
All in all, a great trip down to an impressively organised Jedburgh tournament (and thanks again to the organisers) spoiled only slightly by the news of Scotland’s defeat reaching us as we arrived.
Next week all teams from p3 to p7 are on the road again, leaving for Kelso from the Gytes at 9am again. Same procedure as last week - parents please drop off and collect young ones - and once again parents and helpers welcomed to come along.
P1s and 2s up at the High School at the normal time of 10am for more fun in the sun.