Unknown quantities make for Milntown

LANGHOLM, UNITED KINGDOM. - 27/04/13: 'Kings of the Sevens 'Round 5'Langholm 7s'Sponsored by Edinburgh Woollen Mill'''(Photo by  Rob Gray / Freelance / � 2013)
LANGHOLM, UNITED KINGDOM. - 27/04/13: 'Kings of the Sevens 'Round 5'Langholm 7s'Sponsored by Edinburgh Woollen Mill'''(Photo by Rob Gray / Freelance / � 2013)

The Kings of the Sevens extravaganza moves to Milntown on Saturday for the 96th playing of the Langholm Sevens, which will once again be sponsored by the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd.

The club is delighted that the Day family and EWM are once again providing this excellent support.

It will be a great day out, with the children’s entertainment kindly provided by the sponsors, and food and drink will be available all afternoon. All under-14s will be admitted free to the sports.

Four teams are making their first ever appearance in the tournament. They are the national seven from Denmark, Northumberland County, Orkney RFC and RHC Cougars from Edinburgh, with the opening tie at 2pm.

Melrose added the Hawick Cup to their earlier success at Gala and are at present top of the Kings of the Sevens table, and last won at Milntown in 2002. They face Peebles in the first round on Saturday.

Kelso take on RHC Cougars, and the Borders side tasted success in 2010, but have been disappointing in the present campaign. The Cougars impressed with their speedy backs against Langholm in the XVs. Orkney make the long journey to face a Jed-Forest side that were beaten finalists on Sunday at Berwick. Northumberland will find it tough against city side Watsonians, who were runners up at the Gala tournament.

Langholm cup holders Selkirk face an unknown quantity in Denmark, and 2012 winners Hawick take on Berwick. Langholm will need to show considerable improvement to test Dumfries, who were runners up in 2011. The last tie of the first round should be a cracker, with Berwick tournament winners Gala taking on an Edinburgh Accies outfit who were runners-up at Milntown in 2013, and have so far been beaten in the final at both the Melrose and Hawick tournaments.