Mckenzie Ready For Edinburgh Challenge

ImageBruce Hay Chiefs player Robbie McKenzie revealed his team are thrilled to have been drawn against Edinburgh in this year's Capital Sevens (Sunday, 20 April, kick off 3.36pm) at Meggetland.

McKenzie, pictured with team-mate Douglas Roberts and Edinburgh head coach Andy Robinson after the draw which took place last month, admits it will be a tough challenge for the Chiefs but he is looking forward to it.

Edinburgh fans qualify for the special Concessions price of _8 (normal price _10) by booking online at www.capitalsevens.com. Children gain free admission.

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McKenzie said: "It is the plum draw in the competition and we are really excited about it. It is a chance for our guys to get a run-out against young professionals and to really feel the difference first hand.

"Our guys are just really looking forward to the challenge. There are guys coming up from London and a couple of pace men who played for Saracens. So we"ve got some guys with a bit of speed.

"We"ve also got some guys who are entering the final years of their careers and this is a great chance for them to play for the Chiefs against Edinburgh."

The team were named in tribute to the late great Scotland, Edinburgh and Boroughmuir full-back and McKenzie admits the players are honoured to represent the former Lions player.

He added: "Normally our team name is just the Chiefs, but we were asked last year before Bruce sadly died to carry his name into the Sevens tournament as a tribute to him. Everyone was absolutely honoured to do that for Bruce.

"He was around Boroughmuir forever and he was responsible for bringing a lot of the Chiefs players to Boroughmuir. His involvement with the age grade internationalists brought a lot of fantastic players to Boroughmuir.

'the opportunity for players to play with Bruce's name is a real honour and we will try and get some points on the board against Edinburgh."