Howe’s sevens weekender

Howe of Fife are heading to the famous sevens tournament.
Howe of Fife are heading to the famous sevens tournament.

Howe of Fife RFC will competein this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Melrose Sevens which is descending upon the Scottish town of Melrose for the 124th time tomorrow (Saturday).

The Howe have never won the Melrose Sevens and hope to bring home the trophy for the first time this year.

More than 12,000 rugby fanatics will travel from across the UK and beyond to watch rugby teams hailing from as far as France and the Caribbean compete in the tournament.

Howe of Fife will battle against esteemed rugby clubs including 2013 runners up Clermont Auvergne as well as 20 Scottish clubs for the 2014 winner’s title and coveted Ladies’ Cup.

The tournament is known as the world’s oldest and most famous rugby sevens contest and originated in Melrose over 130 years ago.

The spotlight is well and truly on rugby sevens at the moment as teams prepare for the 2014 Commonwealth Games ahead of the sport’s Olympic Games debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management says, “The Melrose Sevens continues to attract visitors and top class players from around the world, all looking forward to some thrilling entertainment and world-class sport.

“Every year the Melrose Sevens puts on a great show for supporters and players and it’s a great day for all. Aberdeen Asset Management is proud to be associated with such a historic and much loved Scottish sporting event.”