Walkerburn 5, Selkirk Stormers 58


Ben Purves – scored four tries in Stormers’ big win.

IN Saturday’s friendly fixture at Caberston Haugh, Stormers absorbed some early pressure from Walkerburn before scoring a try against the run of play through Ben Purves. Another try by Callum Turnbull put the visitors 10-0 ahead, but Walkerburn then hit back with a try of their own.

Just before the interval Ben Purves ran over for his second try, converted by Rob Kelly, making the halftime score 17-5 in the visitors’ favour.

With skipper Guy Blair retiring through injury, a reshuffle of personnel saw Jordan Lunt and Connell Grieve team up in the centre. This didn’t appear to faze the Stormers, and with the wind now behind them they took the game to Walkerburn in no uncertain terms.

The floodgates duly opened with tries from Scott McClymont, Rob Kelly, Lindsay Carrick, Craig Monks, Robert Cook and a further two from Ben Purves. Scott Tough and Daniel Pringle added two conversions. 

This proved another successful day for the Stormers, with last year’s Youth Club contingent firmly establishing themselves in the senior rugby ranks. 

STORMERS - Ben Purves, Craig Monks, Daniel Pringle, Rob Kelly, Tom Walling, Guy Blair, Scott Tough, Chris Fairbairn, Colin Heatlie, Callum Turnbull, Jordan Lunt, Willie McClymont, Connall Grieve, Scott McClymont, Robert Cook. Replacements: Adam Nichol, Lindsay Carrick.