This coming weekend will see the population of one Borders town increase by 650% as the 125th playing of the Melrose Sevens tournament kicks off.
Lori Carnochan went to find out about the history of the game.
Melrose butcher Ned Haig founded the Sevens in 1883, and his home town's tournament is still considered as the most famous in the world. This year will see the 125th playing of the Melrose Sevens.
The Marketing Convener of Melrose Rugby Club, Douglas Hardie, explains why this tournament is so special:
Every year the Melrose Sevens tournament attracts thousands of people into the sleepy Border's town.
Ticket sales can often vary, depending on the weather. However, this year has already seen a huge demand for tickets to the games and the after-party.
The official countdown has began for the 2015 Melrose Sevens tournament.
This year will see the 125th playing of the sevens, with guest teams coming from South Africa and Germany.
It's the oldest sevens tournament in the world, and attracts crowds of up to 15,000 every year.
The tournament was the brainchild of Melrose butcher Ned Haig, who held the first ever sevens in 1883. The seven-a-side game is now considered the fastest growing team sport in the world and will be included in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Around 10 thousand were in Melrose on Saturday the 12th of April for one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar. Visitors arrived from across the world to watch and take part in the Melrose Sevens.
The annual event is worth thousands to the Borders economy and sees some of the World's top sevens stars go head to head. Jenny Longden reports.
Glasgow Warriors won the Melrose Sevens after beating Edinburgh Accies 41-14.
A rugby team made up of America's best players are playing at the Melrose Sevens today.
The USA Tigers took photos of the Greenyards as they arrived this morning.
Some team members then stopped to chat to a young fan.
This year the fancy dress theme at the Melrose Sevens is tartan.
But as usual, most people dress up as whatever takes their fancy.
The 124th Melrose Sevens tournament is underway.
Despite a rainy start to the day, rugby fans have travelled to the Greenyards from across the Borders and beyond.
Around 10,000 people are expected throughout the day.