Jed-Forest Sevens

Jed-Forest Sevens is an annual rugby sevens event held by Jed-Forest RFC, in Jedburgh, Scotland. The Jed-Forest Sevens was the fourth of the Border Sevens tournaments to be instated, in 1894, after the Melrose Sevens (1883), Gala Sevens (1884) and the Hawick Sevens (1885).[1]

Jed-Forest Sevens
SportRugby sevens
Instituted1894
Number of teams16
CountryScotland Scotland
HoldersScotland Watsonians (2019)
Most titlesScotland Hawick (28 titles)
Related competitionKings of the Sevens

The Jed-Forest Sevens are traditionally the last tournament of the Kings of the Sevens competition.[2]

2019's Jed-Forest Sevens will be played on 18 May.[3]

Sports DayEdit

Jed-Forest RFC introduced a Sports Day in 1894 featuring rugby sevens as a way to supplement the club's income at the end of the season.[4][5]

SponsorshipEdit

The Sevens tournament is now sponsored by RJT Excavations as a main sponsor.[6] Previously it was sponsored by Mainetti[7] and Tennents before that.[8]

Past winnersEdit

'A' sides are shown where a club had entered two sides in the tournament

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC - A Sporting Nation - The first Melrose Sevens match 1883". www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Jedforest 7s - Kings of the 7s".
  3. ^ "Jed-forest Rugby Club - Mainetti Jed-forest 7s". www.jedforestrfc.com.
  4. ^ Roodt, Gerhard (7 August 2015). "The Dna of Rugby Football: A Short History of the Origin of Rugby Football". Partridge Africa – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Iainthepoet (28 April 2012). "On this day in Scotland: The world's first rugby sevens tournament".
  6. ^ "Jed-forest Rugby Club - Mainetti Jed-forest 7s". jedforestrfc.com.
  7. ^ "Jed-forest Rugby Club - Jed win Mainetti Jed-Forest 7s". jedforestrfc.com.
  8. ^ http://www.rugbyrelics.com/images/aaaaa/hx/07.jpg