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Melrose Sevens is an annual rugby sevens event held by Melrose Rugby Club, in Melrose, Scotland. It is the oldest rugby sevens competition in the world, dating back to 1883 when the tournament was suggested by former Melrose player Ned Haig.

Melrose Sevens
Current season or competition:
2019 Melrose Sevens
SportRugby sevens
Number of teams24
CountryScotland Scotland
HoldersEngland London Scottish (2019)
Most titlesScotland Hawick (28 titles)
Broadcast partnerBBC Scotland
Related competitionKings of the Sevens

Held every April, the tournament is part of the Kings of the Sevens competition, and has attracted teams from as far afield as Japan, Hong Kong, Uruguay and South Africa. English side London Scottish are the current champions after beating Edinburgh Accies 29-12 in the final to win the event since for the first time since 1962.

Domestically, the tournament is broadcast live on BBC Two Scotland and BBC Red Button, and locally, from the first tie right through to the final, on Radio Borders.

From 2018 the playing time in the final was cut from twenty minutes to fourteen minutes which is in line with the standard match time.

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