We’ve had a few teasing days of sun recently and everyone is in the mind-set that perhaps this year, we’ll get a proper summer. Well then, it must be the beginning of 7s season.
It is a wonderful game that shows off the most exhilarating aspects of rugby...but if you want to read all about the Joys of 7s then follow the link.
I want to draw your attention to where sevens all began, in the borders town of Melrose when it was founded in 1883 by Ned Haig. This iconic rugby town plays host to one of the most highly anticipated rugby tournaments of the year, which attracts some fantastic sides from across the world and puts on a brilliant day for everyone involved.
This year’s tournaments will be the events 126th year and will feature the Aviva Premiership’s Harlequins, the Swedish national team, the renowned Co-optimists and late entrants, British University Select, as well as a number of Scottish based sides too.
The Melrose 7s is part of the prestigious King of the 7s League, which factors in the 10 most esteemed 7s tournaments and their hosts, within the Scottish borders. Thus, all is to play for.
Main stand tickets are all sold out, however it’s still a great event to attend and spectate from the side lines, so if you find yourself with a free Saturday, why not make the trip down to the borders and embrace this wonderful sport in the place where it all began.