Lasswade sevens win for charity side

Portobello v  Edin Uni
Portobello v Edin Uni

Lasswade RFC held its annual rugby sevens tournament last Friday evening, which was won by charity side The Pigbarians.

The Pigbarians and Lasswade took to the field for the final.

The Pigbarians RFC are an invitational charity rugby side whose sole purpose is to raise funds and awareness for the children’s charity Dreamz4U, which makes the dreams of terminally sick children across Scotland come true. Formed in 2007 (the Chinese Year of the Pig!) by Jimmy ‘The Pig’ Michie, ‘The Pigs’ have competed in many tournaments and charity games across Scotland in the (in)famous pink, white and black colours.

For this tournament players had been head-hunted from Gala, Hawick, Kelso, Jed-forest, Haddington and Howe of Fife. The squad were managed and coached by “Jammy” McFarlane and Geoff Caldwell.

The select seven soon proved even more “sevens savvy” and pacey than the home side and took a 2-0 try lead in the first half extending it to 3-0 early in the second. Lasswade fought back and Robertson forced his way over in the corner to avoid a whitewash, but The Pigbarians replied with a fourth try to end the scoring on 28-5.

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