Kirkcaldy host successful rugby sevens

Action from the Kirkcaldy Rugby Sevens at Beveridge Park. Pic: Neil Doig
Action from the Kirkcaldy Rugby Sevens at Beveridge Park. Pic: Neil Doig

Kirkcaldy Rugby Club held their annual Legacy Community Sevens Tournament on Saturday, sponsored by Digby Brown Solicitors.

There were three events – men, ladies and under 18 colts – with 22 teams making this the most successful sevens event held at Beveridge Park in recent years.

Before the tournament started Kevin Moon and Tom Morgan of Raith Rovers appeared with the Ramsdens Cup to give a great photo opportunity for the kids and adults, while there was also a minute’s silence in memory of Graeme Christie, who passed away on the morning of the tournament.

There was some good rugby played in the mens tournament. The Plate final was between Murrayfield Wanderers and Perthshire with reigning champions Murrayfield emerging the winners, while in the Heggie Cup final hosts Kirkcaldy met Boroughmuir.

Kirkcaldy got off to the best possible start, with a try from player of the tournament Gavin Welsh. Boroughmuir fought back with three tries of their own before the end of the 10 minute first half.

Again the Blues scored first after the break but the RBS National League winners managed to add three tries to their total in the second half, and despite a further couple of tries by Kirkcaldy, the final score was 38-26 to Boroughmuir.

Call-offs left just three teams in the ladies event – Cartha Queens Park, Midlands Select and Kirkcaldy. Midlands Select and Kirkcaldy contested the final with Midlands Select winning comfortably.

The under 18 colts event had a full compliment of eight teams with Boroughmuir winning the cup and Kirkcaldy winning the plate to complete a successful day for the hosts.

A club spokesman added: “Grateful thanks must go to Alistair Stewart for organizing the whole event. He has put in some work to make the whole day happen.

“Thanks also to our sponsors Digby Brown and to Royal Bank of Scotland for sponsoring the match balls, Condies Chartered Accountants for providing the Condies Village and to Morrisons supermarket for providing food and soft drinks for the players.”