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.
Rugby Sevens is a tournament that originated in Melrose in the Scottish Borders.
Teams from all over the world travel to Melrose to play at the "home of rugby" every year.
Rugby sevens is a variant of Rugby Union, but there are seven players in each team instead of 15, and the games are shorter.
Then ten most prestigious of the Borders tournaments make up a league competition which is called the Kings of the Sevens. Teams gain points dependent on their progression in individual tournaments.
The winner has ten points, the runner-up takes seven, semi-finalists gain five points and those who are eliminated keep three points.
Rugby Sevens was founded in Melrose back in 1883 and is now played internationally
The idea of the sevens tournament.was thought up by Melrose-based butcher, Ned Haig, as a means to generate more cash for the rugby club.
Melrose Sevens was first played at The Greenyards, Melrose Rugby Club's home ground, where it is still played today. This year is the 124th tournament.
The famous Melrose Rugby Sevens tournament starts tomorrow.
Thousands of visitors from far and wide will descend on the small Borders town.
With them they'll bring a party atmosphere, and money to spend.
Our reporter Jenny Longden has been to see how businesses are getting ready to welcome the crowds.
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Around 12,000 people are expected to visit Melrose tomorrow for the world famous Sevens tournament.
This year the event has attracted rugby teams from America and Trinidad and Tobego.
Its thought the event brings in £2million to the local economy.