Weekend preview

Both the Legacy 7s Series and Kings of the Sevens circuits will play their final tournaments of the season tomorrow (Saturday 17 May) when they culminate at Cartha Queens Park and Jed-Forest respectively.

Howe of Fife, currently lead in the Legacy 7s and can only be caught by Edinburgh side Boroughmuir.  Only if Boroughmuir are to win this weekend’s Glasgow City 7s, and Howe fail to pick up any series points, will the Meggetland side be crowned as the Legacy champions.

The Duffus Park team won last week at Hamilton, beating the hosts, 29-19, in the final, giving them their second tournament win on this year’s circuit.

Glasgow Warriors will be playing at the Glasgow City 7s, looking to imitate the success of their rivals Edinburgh Rugby, who lifted the cup at the Boroughmuir leg of the series. 

The Warriors will be up against RBS Championship A side Dalziel, in their first tie of the day.

Melrose, who have already been crowned as the Kings of the Sevens for this season, claimed their seventh tournament win of nine on the circuit as they defeated hosts Selkirk, 19-14, in extra-time of last week’s final at Philiphaugh.

This week’s hosts, Jed-Forest, were victorious at their home tournament last year beating Melrose, 27-7, to take the cup. 

Jed-Forest seed their tournament, with each Border club playing a team from outwith the area, the only exception being when the hosts take on Berwick in the second tie of the day.

The annual Edinburgh 7s Festival will also be taking place over the course of this weekend from tonight (Friday 16 April) through to Sunday (18 April).

The multi-sport event, played at Meggetland, has both an invitational rugby sevens tournament, tonight, followed by a social tournament tomorrow, for clubs looking for their last hit-out before the season draws to a close.

Playing for Glasgow Warriors at the Glasgow City 7s will be; Peter Horne (captain), Folau Nuia, Murray McConnell, Lee Jones, Rory Hughes, Will Bordill, Fraser Brown, Tyrone Holmes, Fergus Scott and George Hunter.

John Barclay undergoes successful shoulder operation

Scotland and Scarlets openside flanker John Barclay, has undergone a successful operation on his shoulder and aims to return for the start of the 2014/15 season.

Barclay, who has appeared 43 times for Scotland, last won a cap in last year’s Autumn test match v South Africa at Murrayfield.

Future is Bright for London Scottish

London Scottish back-row Mark Bright, is one of the nominees for the Greene King IPA Championship Player of the Season Award, nominated by the captains of all the league’s clubs.

He said: “This season at London Scottish has been a really solid one for myself and I think as a team we have come a long way over the last 12 months.

“To be shown such respect from the club captains is great and hopefully I can carry that form into next season.”

In addition to their signing of Currie and former Scotland age-grade hooker, David Cherry, earlier in the week,  London Scottish, have bolstered their pack further in the form of lock Adam Preocanin.

Preocanin, 26, who currently plies his trade at fellow Championship club Ealing Trailfinders, has signed for the Richmond Athletic Ground side until the end of next season.

Lossiemouth’s island fly-by marks end to domestic season

RAF Lossiemouth will travel to Shetland tomorrow to play the last RBS league match of the season.

The RBS Caledonia League Division 2 North fixture will make no difference to the final league standings, with neither team able to move up or down in the table.

Glasgow City 7s, Legacy 7s Series, Drumbreck Road, 1pm

Ulster v Glasgow University

Whitecraigs v Hamilton

Kirkcaldy v Glasgow Hawks

Howe of Fife v Hillhead–Jordanhill

Dalziel v Glasgow Warriors

Ayr v Greenock Wanderers

GHA v Perthshire

Cartha Queens Park v Boroughmuir

Jed-Forest 7s, Kings of the Sevens, Riverside Park, 1.30pm

Hamilton v Selkirk

Berwick v Jed-Forest

Heriot’s v Hawick

Watsonians v Gala

Edinburgh University v Kelso

Stewart’s Melville v Melrose

Musselburgh v Langholm

Edinburgh Accies v Peebles