Come and enjoy a super day out

Kelso in action recently againt Edinburgh Accies in the Berwick leg of the King of the 7s
Kelso in action recently againt Edinburgh Accies in the Berwick leg of the King of the 7s

The Kings of the Sevens 2016 festival makes its first stop of the weekend in Kelso on Saturday – and the hosts hopes to serve up a great day out as well as some thrilling rugby.

A fine hospitality package has been lined up and everyone at Poynder Place hopes those who invest in it can enjoy some great food and entertainment.

“At Kelso, we do try to go big on hospitality,” said club president Terry Frame.

The catering is being done

by Peter Allan, of the local racecourse, while there is a disco and dance after the tournament. There is also a hospitality Q&A session with Andrew Ker, one of the most decorated players in the Borders game.

On the field, the 16-team line-up features, as ever, all the big familiar names from the south, along with travelling line-ups from around Edinburgh, Fife and Tayside.

Good weather, a large crowd and attractive, attacking rugby is hoped for. Of the contest so far, Mr Frame said: “It’s interesting the way things have panned out.”

Kelso’s sevens lynchpin, Andrew Skeen, is injured, which, said Mr Frame, summed up the side’s “unlucky season”, but everyone was looking forward to the day. Kelso will also be showcasing its new ladies’ team, which will be playing at 1pm, an hour before the main action starts.

– either against other oppsitoin or two sevens agaisnt each other – before the main action starte at 2pm got a XV line-up showcase them A Q 7 A session in hsoptialaty with one of Borer rugby’s most decorated players, Andrew Ker. We have an unlucky season Andrew Skeen noramlly the lynchpin of any sevens team struyllgging with injurh struggle a bit to get the winning habit but lookgin forward to the day