All set for a Muckle battle? Milntown’s the place to be

28 April 07, Langholm Sevens, 89th year.'Newcastle Falcons winners.'Hawick v Falcons Final.'Man of Tournament Adam Dehaty (CapT) Falcons.'Pic.Angus McDougal,Photo,Dumfries,DG1 4SB'Mobile 07 850 790 251.
28 April 07, Langholm Sevens, 89th year.'Newcastle Falcons winners.'Hawick v Falcons Final.'Man of Tournament Adam Dehaty (CapT) Falcons.'Pic.Angus McDougal,Photo,Dumfries,DG1 4SB'Mobile 07 850 790 251.

ON SATURDAY, the sevens bandwagon moves south to Langholm for the 93rd playing of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Langholm Sevens.

Current holders Kelso will be hoping to step up to the mark in a bid to retain the title they won last year, but with the Kings of the Sevens table wide open again, following last weekend’s results at Hawick and Berwick, the competition is likely to be stiff with Jed, Selkirk, Melrose and Hawick all vying for the top spot.

Kelso take on Melrose in the opening tie of the first round, while hosts Langholm, who have been known to spring a few surprises at their own tournament in the past, play Berwick in the other half of the draw.

President Jake Little is looking forward to an action-packed day at Milntown.

He told TheSouthern: “It’s still early days in the Kings of the Sevens tournament.

“Melrose set the early pace, but this has all changed due to cup and league commitments. There should be some cracking games in store.”

Attending the tournament are all the usual Borders clubs, along with guests teams, including three – Lasswade, Greenock Wanderers and Dumfries – who are making their debut.

Little added: “The tournament will be officiated over by the Borders Rugby Referee Society who we are indebted to.

“Our sponsors here again are Edinburgh Woollen Mill who have been keen supporters for a few years now.

“We are grateful for their support and look forward to welcoming them again to Milntown.”