Melrose Rugby Football Club

Greenyards, Melrose

Gala 31 Stellenbosch 26


Gala secured a place in the 1999 Melrose Sevens final with a stunning last minute try from Chris Paterson. With the tie level at 26-26, Paterson picked up behind the scrum and left the Stellenbosch defence standing as he sailed in between the posts.

The South Africans had led 14-0 through van der Watt and Rosscouw, but Gala hit back with tries from Paterson and Pittius, which had left the half time score level at 14-14. The sides scored two more tries each with Dodds and Townsend for Gala and two from Badenhorst for Stellenbosch before Paterson sent Gala into the final.



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Report by Andrew Innes. Photographs by Mathew Tunnoch.

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