Peebles Rugby Club will hold their annual sevens tournament, sponsored by First XV Rugby Stuff, at the Gytes on Sunday.
The action kicks off at 1.30pm with the first tie between Biggar and the far-travelled Orkney RFC, who are making their second visit to Peebles in as many years. The result of this tie really is unpredictable, with the victors progressing to face the winners of an all-Borders clash between Selkirk and current Kings of the Sevens leaders Gala.
Last year’s winners Melrose will begin their defence of the Peebles Sevens title against Kelso who made a strong showing at last weekend’s Berwick tournament before going out to the Maroons at the semi-final stages.
This has been an up and down season for Peebles Rugby Club who finished mid table in National League One. On occasions they played some exciting rugby and showed good skills and commitment but, like many teams in their division, they have the occasional ‘off day’.
Coaches Drew Moore and Gavin Kerr are hoping that their team can put on some good performances during the sevens season, especially at their home tournament on Sunday, beginning against Howe of Fife in the third tie of the afternoon.
Peebles president Gordon Brown told The Southern: “The sevens are a valuable source of income for our club and it is important that both the crowd and our sponsors are entertained throughout the afternoon. To that end I am thankful that the other 15 clubs, from Orkney in the north to Berwick in the south, have agreed to take part in what I hope will once again turn out to be a great family day out.”
As well as being an interesting afternoon of sport the Gytes will also be a buzz with family entertainment throughout the afternoon.
Biggar v Orkney; Selkirk v Gala; Peebles v Howe of Fife; Army v Berwick; Stewart’s Melville v Musselburgh; Hawick v Watsonians; Melrose v Kelso; Edinburgh Accies v Jed-Forest.