Dumfries welcomed old friends 7 Sisters from the Neath Valley, on Friday 8th March, in the 56th year of the exchange visit, between the two clubs.
The game kicked off in damp conditions, with Saints in early command, as scrum-half Ben Johnstone scored and converted two early tries to put the home side 14:0 up with the visitors still suffering from their exertions of the previous day!
Jordan Kerr, playing 12 for Saints, scored a third try converted by Johnstone. The visitors then grabbed a try thro’ Evans only for Tom Martin to score a fourth converted try for Saints leaving the home side 28:5 ahead at the break.
The weather conditions were steadily deteriorating, Saints emptied the bench, the scrums became non-contested and the Seven players were visibly recovering which, when all combined, led them to win the second half. They scored three tries, converting two to narrow the gap but determined defence by the home side ensured the trophy returns to Park Farm and will attempt to defend it successfully next season in South Wales.
Best performers for Saints were the try scorers plus Michael Gregori and Edward Martin.
Referee Andy Summers was deservedly voted man of the match.