Selkirk have ambition to win their own sevens

From left: Ewan MacDougall, Craig Anderson (general manager), John Rutherford and Angus Duckett.
From left: Ewan MacDougall, Craig Anderson (general manager), John Rutherford and Angus Duckett.

Melrose may be Kings of the Sevens already, but rugby supporters can be sure that the host team at this weekend’s event will be going all out to stop them gaining another win at their ground.

For Selkirk RFC will be looking to retain the title they won at their own event last year and with both teams in different halves of the draw, an exciting afternoon is already on the cards.

Selkirk 7's

Selkirk 7's

Lawrie’s Garage of St Boswells is once again sponsoring Selkirk Sevens, which takes place at Philiphaugh on Saturday.

This is the second successive year the company has supported the event, and Lawrie’s general manager Craig Anderson says the firm is delighted to be involved once again.

“We are very happy to renew our sponsorship,” commented Mr Anderson, “and got a lot of positive feedback from last year’s event.

“The Selkirk tournament is one of the most popular on the Kings of the Sevens circuit, and Lawrie’s is pleased to be able to play a part in helping to enhance this reputation.”

Last Wednesday at the company’s St Boswells headquarters, Mr Anderson presented a sponsorship cheque to Selkirk Rugby Club president John Rutherford.

The former Scotland internationalist said the club was delighted to welcome Lawrie’s Garage back as tournament sponsor. “Having Lawrie’s Garage on board once more has given the 2014 sevens a massive boost, and we’re delighted to be strengthening our ties with such a prestigious organisation,” he added.

“As the penultimate event in the Kings of the Sevens series, it promises to be an exciting afternoon of rugby. We have managed to attract an extremely strong line-up of teams this year, including RBS Premiership clubs Ayr, Heriot’s FP, Edinburgh Accies and Glasgow Hawks, plus all the usual Border sides as well as our RBS National League rivals Watsonians and Stewart’s/Melville FP.

“Of course it would be great to win our own tournament again. The players have showed a lot of heart in recent weeks and I’m sure Saturday will add extra incentive.”

Lawrie’s Garage is the only Volkswagen, SKODA and Hyundai service and approved used car centre in the Scottish Borders offering the full range of cars for sale with the added support of the award-winning sales team. Lawrie’s Garage intends to have several of its cars on display at the Selkirk tournament.