Kirkcaldy Rugby Club triumph at Portobello Sevens, ahead of hosting their own Sevens for first time since 2019 this Saturday

Kirkcaldy squad who won in Portobello (Pic by Michael Booth)Kirkcaldy squad who won in Portobello (Pic by Michael Booth)
Kirkcaldy squad who won in Portobello (Pic by Michael Booth)
Kirkcaldy Rugby Club warmed up for their home Sevens tournament with a win at the Portobello Sevens in Edinburgh last Saturday.

The Blues beat Premiership side Musselburgh 21-12 in the final after completing the knockout stages with wins against Dunbar, Haddington, and Langholm in a competition played in torrential rain.

Delighted Kirkcaldy head coach Quintan Sanft told the Fife Free Press: “The boys have had a long break from 15s rugby so to win at the sevens after getting back to rugby matters was really good.”This Saturday at Beveridge Park, the club welcomes 20 teams for the first seven-a-side event since 2019, competing across U18 Colts, Womens, and Mens tournaments.

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Action gets underway at 10am (Colts), 10.40am (women) and 12.20pm (men) with fast-paced rugby running throughout the afternoon, while off-field there's a raffle, cake stalls, clubhouse bar, BBQ, kids activities, and after-party.

Sanft added: “The excitement has been building up for a while now to get this up and going.

"It’s excellent within the club itself that we’ve got the Colts playing, we’ve got the ladies playing and of course the seniors playing as well.

"The seniors have got a good chance of winning like in Portobello.

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"The boys played well on Saturday. Apart from our pack as 15s we’ve got some quick boys in our backs, namely the Kennedy twins and Finlay Smith who’s our ball player who controls pretty much everything that happens through the team.”

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