Selkirk 41, Peebles 10
It may only be the opening week of August, but Melrose were in a class of their own at the Gytes on Saturday as they comfortably claimed the opening round of the 2019 Kings of the Sevens.
It is still only the fifth week of pre-season training for most clubs – but this Saturday sees the return of the Kings of the Sevens.
A cluster of local sporting contests traditionally fills the diary in early August.
Around 30 young rugby enthusiasts in the school age bracket from P1 to S2 enjoyed a couple of days learning about the game at Melrose RFC’s summer camps.
Three players from Melrose, including BT Premiership player of the year, Craig Jackson, are part of Scotland’s 12-man squad for this month’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
A top four finish is the target for Selkirk as a fresh rugby season looms into view, characterised by the newly-sponsored Tennent’s Leagues.
The area’s rugby clubs have been carefully scrutinising the new national league fixtures recently announced by Scottish Rugby for the 2018-19 season in the newly-sponsored Tennent’s Leagues.
The much talked-about experiment of the South of Scotland Development Squad worked almost perfectly on Saturday, as the young line-up reached the final of the Prince of the 7s tournament at Walkerburn.
Experience could be the telling factor when the South of Scotland squad lines up for this Saturday’s inaugural Edinburgh Sevens .
Scotland 7s will travel to Twickenham this weekend looking to win the London HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament for the third successive year.
Scotland’s matches on the 2018 Summer Tour will be broadcast live on free-to-air TV, it has been confirmed.
Some of the top Borders rugby players of the last half-century and more, who had the privilege of being selected for the British and Irish Lions, have received a ceremonial cap.
The South of Scotland rugby team will this year be competing in two major Sevens tournaments during the close season.
Watsonians, as predicted, did enough in their opening game to seal overall victory in the 2018 Kings of the Sevens series.
Borders rugby great John Rutherford is taking his place alongside the British & Irish Lions who are currently being recognised for their contribution through the presentation of ceremonial caps.
It’s going to be an enthralling end to the 2018 Kings of the Sevens rugby tournament on Saturday, with Jed-Forest the hosts.
Selkirk burst through on Saturday to win their own 7s contest for the first time in five years – and helped ensure the 2018 Kings tournament goes to its final day.
A special dinner is being held on Friday, May 25 in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, to herald the 90th anniversary of Gala YM RFC.
Scotland U20 head coach Bryan Redpath has selected his squad for the forthcoming World Rugby U20 Championship in France, which runs from May 30 until June 17.