IN PICTURES: Hawick 7s rugby

Last weekend’s Festival of Rugby at Mansfield Park incorporated Hawick RFC’s first August staging of its Ned Haig Kings of the Sevens round.

Friday, 16th August 2019, 2:00 pm
Jed-Forest captain Gregor Young, left, and player of the tournament Robbie Yourston.

In the end, Jed-Forest followed up their victory at Peebles seven days earlier with another triumph at Mansfield Park. Photographer Bill McBurnie was there to capture the best of the action.

Ex-Kelso and Hawick player Dom Buckley hands off Ethan McVicker in the final between Jed and Melrose.
Jedburgh's Gary Munro.
Callum Young offloads to Gary Munro in the final.
Dom Buckley makes a run against Selkirk.
Jed's Robbie Yourston makes a charge.
Selkirk make a challenge on Robbie Yourston of Jed.
Jed-Forest's Rory Marshall, supported by Gary Munro, in the semi-final against Selkirk.
Jed captain Gregor Young in an aerial tussle with Selkirk's Ewan MacDougall.
James Brown for Melrose.
Gavin Wood tries to find a gap for Melrose against Boroughmuir.
Aaron McColm in action for Selkirk.
Willie Thomson from Watsonians takes a painful-looking knock when challenging Jed-Forest's Gary Munro.
Ross Nixon retains the ball for Selkirk against Edinburgh Accies.
Hawick chose to break with tradition this year and move their 7s contest from April to August.
Robbie Shirra-Gibb makes the break for Jed-Forest.
Robbie Yourston for Jed versus Berwick.
Gary Munro, for Jedburgh, supported by Callum Young, in their opening-round win against Berwick.
Andrew Mitchell for host side Hawick against Langholm.
Matthew Bell scores a try against Langholm for hosts Hawick.
Former Hawick XVs captain Bruce McNeill ploughs through the challenges against Langholm.
Visitors Tynedale, from Newcastle, touch down against Melrose.
Close-quarter action between Melrose and Tynedale.
Greg Cessford in black and white lfor Kelso in their second-round tussle with Boroughmuir.
Dwain Patterson has possession for Kelso.
Selkirk saw off Edinburgh Accies in the opening round.
Selkirk go to ground against Edinburgh Accies.
Edinburgh Accies prepare to make a pass in the hope of creating something against Selkirk.
Jed-Forest have a healthy lead to take into next spring after two wins from two in this season's Kings of the Sevens.
Jed-Forest en route to the final.
Boroughmuir v Melrose.
Melrose against Boroughmuir (in green and blue).
Selkirk against Gala.
Gala, in maroon, lost out to Selkirk in the second round.
Lively action in the match between Gala and Selkirk.
Jed-Forest v Watsonians.
Current overall Sevens holders Watsonians went out in round two at Hawick to the eventual winners on the day, Jed-Forest.
Melrose come up against Hawick and Bruce McNeil.
Bruce McNeil, supported by team mates, sizes up the Melrose opposition.
Robbie Tweedie, left, and Kevin Wilson, right, for Kelso opposing Boroughmuir.
Watsonians v Jed-Forest.
Two in a row - winners Jed-Forest celebrate at Mansfield Park.