Leck eyes tournament win

Hawick coach Phil Leck
Hawick coach Phil Leck

Hawick coach Phil Leck remains bullish about the Greens’ prospects of picking up a sevens win, and has set his sights on this weekend’s Langholm and Peebles tournaments, writes Alexander McLeman.

The Greens lost their unbeaten home sevens run to Edinburgh Accies on Saturday, and bowed out of the Berwick tournament in the opening round to Edinbrugh University the following day.

But despite these setbacks, Leck is adamant his troops can get their hands on some sevens silverware.

“We are going into both of these tournaments with the goal of winning them like we always do,” he stressed.

“The side took a bit of a bashing last weekend, with some players not available due to work commitments, but I’m confident that we will be as prepared as we need to be to win over the weekend and claim our first tournament victory.”

Alluding to their shock exit at Mansfield Park on Saturday, Leck continued: “Everyone was disappointed, but the boys are fired up for this weekend and looking to make amends. It meant a lot to the lads to keep the record going and there were a lot of unhappy boys in the rooms at full time. We were cruising with minutes to go and they [Accies] changed the game in a second. In sevens these sorts of things happen, teams can come back in a matter of seconds, turning the game on its head.”

Leck added: “This weekend will be tough as always but if we catch a few breaks on Saturday [at Langholm] and Sunday [at Peebles] then I don’t see why we can’t get a result.”