May the sevens continue

May will open with another packed weekend of the abbreviated game on the domestic circuit with the Kings of the Sevens hosting their third successive Saturday-Sunday (3/4 May) double-header, and the Legacy  7s Series reaching its half-way point.

Melrose completed a double in last week’s tournaments, claiming victory at both the Langholm and Peebles legs, meaning they have won four of the six tournaments on this year’s circuit going into rounds seven and eight.

Poynder Park will be the first of this weekend’s destinations for those competing on the Border circuit, tomorrow (3 May, 1.30pm), as National League side Kelso host 12 sides to their home tournament to play in a pool format.

Edinburgh side Watsonians ran out as winners at Kelso last year, beating capital rivals Edinburgh Accies 24-19 in the final, their last taste of tournament success on the Kings of the Sevens circuit.

Earlston, will host the eighth leg of the Kings of the Sevens campaign on Sunday (4  May), where Melrose could potentially win for the fifth year in a row.

The Greenyards side beat Watsonians 33-19 in last year’s final at The Haugh.

The Legacy 7s circuit travels to Duffus Park for its third of five tournaments tomorrow, first tie kicks-off, 1pm.

Boroughmuir sit top of the Legacy 7s Series after the first two rounds, chased closely by last year’s victors and this week’s hosts Howe of Fife.

Howe of Fife, stormed to a home-victory in last year’s tournament beating Glasgow Hawks 50-26 in the final.

Kelso 7s, Kings of the Sevens, Saturday 3 May, Poynder Park,  first-tie 1.30pm

Pool A – Langholm, Watsonians and Hawick

Pool B – Berwick, Selkirk and Kelso

Pool C – Gala, Peebles and Jed-Forest

Pool D – Edinburgh Accies, Edinburgh University and Melrose

Earlston 7s, Kings of the Sevens, Sunday 4 May, The Haugh, first-tie 1pm

Edinburgh Accies v Peebles

Selkirk v Berwick

Jed-Forest v Hawick Harlequins

Gala v Merchistonians

Watsonians v Edinburgh University

Earlston v Kelso

Hawick v St Boswells

Melrose v Northumberland

Howe of Fife 7s, Legacy 7s Series, Saturday 3 May, Duffus Park, first-tie 1pm

Howe of Fife v Perthshire

Stirling County v Dundee HS

Greenock Wanderers v St Andrews University

Hamilton v Waid Academy FP

Boroughmuir v Kirkcaldy

Cartha Queens Park v Seabass Select

GHA v Glasgow Accies

Glasgow Hawks v Currie