Sevens series' reach penultimate rounds

The top two sevens circuits in the country will both play their penultimate tournaments of the year tomorrow (Saturday 10 May) as the Kings of Sevens and the Legacy 7s Series visit Selkirk and Hamilton respectively.

Melrose completed the Saturday-Sunday double for the second consecutive weekend by winning at both Kelso and Earlston, in turn securing them the Kings of Sevens title for the seventh time since the inaugural series in 1999, more than any other club.

Last year at Philiphaugh, the home-side Selkirk, came out on top with a 27-7 victory over Melrose in the final, securing the title for the fifth time in six years.

Howe of Fife won last week’s round of the Legacy 7s Series at their home tournament, where they defeated GHA 38-5 in the final at Duffus Park.

The tournament win put the Cupar side ahead in the series on 32 points, sitting just above Boroughmuir who currently trail them by three points.

Tomorrow, the 12 teams competing at Hamilton will be grouped into four pools, the first-tie kicking off at 1pm. 

Selkirk 7s, The Kings of the Sevens,  Philiphaugh, 2pm

Edinburgh Accies v Kelso

Hawick v Watsonians

Glasgow Hawks v Heriot’s

Selkirk v Berwick

Ayr v Stewart’s Melville

Melrose v Peebles

Jed-Forest v Falkirk

Gala v Langholm

Hamilton 7s, Legacy 7s Series, Laigh-Bent, 1pm

Pool A – Hamilton, Cartha Queens Park and Cambuslang

Pool B – GHA, Glasgow Hawks and Dalziel

Pool C – Howe of Fife, Greenock Wanderers and Falkirk

Pool D – Boroughmuir, Kirkcaldy and Musselburgh

Heeks returns to London Scottish

Former Scotland under-20 scrum-half Matt Heeks, 26, has returned to London Scottish on a two year deal, making the move from National One side Rosslyn Park.

Heeks, who played for Scotland at under-18, 19 and 20, is joining London Scottish for his third term at the club.

The half-back has also enjoyed a spell at Aviva Premiership side London Wasps at the start of the year, as well as representing English Counties for the past two seasons.

He said:

“It’s like being home and it feels great to be back. I have signed a two year contract which gives me an extra opportunity to really knuckle down and help the club push for the top four next season.

“Speaking to some of the players that are here, they say the club has really pushed on over the past 12 months so it’s an exciting time to be involved.”