West of Scotland’s tourists have just about recovered after an enjoyable time at the Krakow 10s in Poland where they lifted the trophy.

They travelled with a party of 23, 15 of whom brought boots and with a mixture of players from the ones,  twos and 2As they played their socks off.

The event involved teams from Poland, England, Venezuela, the Netherlands, France and West and Fraserburgh from Scotland.

Day one was a long day of round-robin action to determine final day rankings.

West won four out of five, a great effort considering it was 30 degrees, and that saw them into the Cup semis.

Having beaten Messier in the semi-final, West went on to play the Venezuelans in the final with the final score being 24-22, Mark Sim having slotted a drop goal conversion from out wide to win.

Allan Snedden from the club said: “I am really proud of the team who were great ambassadors on and off the park and played some great running rugby.

“Many friends were made and I would heartily recommend the tournament to other Scottish clubs, it was eally well organised, good food and the beer flowed throughout.

“A special mention to club captain Jamie McAulay who was lead organiser. He did a superb job and everyone from experienced tour veterans to novices had a brilliant weekend.”

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