The game of rugby sevens was invented in the Scottish border town of Melrose when a local butcher, Ned Haig, was looking to raise much needed funds for Melrose Rugby Club.
It has grown from those humble roots to become a global phenomenon and, as well as being a core sport at the Commonwealth Games has now achieved Olympic status.
The game is played on a standard rugby pitch with matches lasting seven minutes per half. This makes for exciting competitions, where several matches are contested in a single day. Sevens tournaments have a party atmosphere, as rugby fans from around the world try to outdo each other in outlandish fancy dress.