Where? Melrose, Scotland
When? Saturday 12th of April 2014
Rugby Sevens was founded in Melrose in 1883. The game of rugby 7's is now played on an international stage from Hong Kong to Scotland and is testimony to its founder in the Scottish Borders town, Ned Haig.
2014 will be the 124th playing of the Melrose Sevens and it is proposed to continue an extended tournament with guest teams coming from far and near. The town of Melrose takes on a carnival atmosphere with the day being considered a main social date in the sporting calendar. To complement the main Melrose 7s tournament other attractions are being planned for the international event.
The ten most prestigious of the Borders tournaments make up a league competition known as the Kings of the Sevens. Teams competing gain points depending on how far they progress in each tournament, the winner gains 10 points, runner up 7 points, semi-finalists 5 points and teams who are eliminated at the quarter final stage gain 3 points.
Further information: www.melroserugby.bordernet.co.uk