The Wightman family enjoying the spectacle of the Melrose Sevens on Saturday (Photo: Bill McBurnie)

In photos: Crowds welcome back Melrose Sevens after two-year absence

Spectators turned out in force to welcome back Scottish club rugby’s biggest event, Melrose Sevens, at the weekend after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Darin Hutson
Monday, 11th April 2022, 3:41 pm

Thousands flocked to the Greenyards to see regional sides Hawick, Kelso, Jed-Forest, Peebles, Gala, Selkirk and the hosts take on almost 20 teams from further afield, including invitational outfits bolstered by some of the world’s biggest names in the short-sided version of the sport.

Only two of the Borders’ sides were still involved come the quarter-finals, Melrose and Jed-Forest, but that was enough to earn them eight points between them to go towards their Kings of the 7s totals as they watched a British Army side go on to claim the 1883 Centenary Cup.

Here are some of our pictures of those there on the day, taken by Bill McBurnie …

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