Congratulations to Harlequins who won the 2017 Melrose Sevens beating Melrose 31-19 in the final. The Melrose Sevens will be back in 2018 – in the meantime there’s plenty more rugby action to look forward to in 2017 including the Kings of the Sevens and Legacy 7s Series. For all the latest spectator news subscribe now to our free weekly newsletter!
The Greenyards in Melrose is the venue for the 126th playing of the Melrose Sevens this most iconic of rugby tournaments. Teams from across the Borders and Scotland are joined by teams from Sweden, South Africa and England to play in a unique carnival atmosphere that has spectators returning year-on-year. First tie at 11.30am, tickets are available.
First played at Melrose in 1883 and the brainchild of local Butcher and Melrose RFC stalwart Ned Haig, rugby sevens has gone on to be a game enjoyed around the world and makes its debut this year at the Olympic Games in Rio. The Melrose Sevens is the spiritual home of the game and a fantastic day of sevens action is guaranteed today.
Hosts Merose are joined by a string of strong Scottish teams including Heriot’s, Hawick, Gala, Ayr and Glasgow Hawks in the draw that includes an international flavour with Harlequins, Co-optimists (the national side from Sweden) and Western Province (from RSA) all taking part as guest teams for 2017.
The Melrose Sevens is also part of the Borders Kings of The Sevens series where tournaments at Kelso, Selkirk, Melrose, Hawick, Berwick, Langholm, Peebles, Gala, Earlston and Jedforest count towards a championship that runs throughout the summer.
This is the full draw for today’s Melrose Sevens the first match starting at 11.30am.
Last year Edinburgh Rugby won the Melrose Sevens beating Jed-Forest 29-19 in a thrilling final. Which team will win the trophy and ink their name in Melrose Sevens history in 2017? All roads lead to Greenyards to find out …
Tickets in advance are available to purchase via the ‘Get Tickets’ link or by telephone on 01869 822993.
Tickets on the day are available at the gate priced: £20 adult/£10 for U16s.