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The history behind Melrose Sevens

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.

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Melrose crowned Premiership champions

The circumstances couldn't have been more dramatic as Melrose were crowned champions of the Premiership. They needed to win and hope their old rivals Gala slipped up.

Melrose kept their side of the bargain, but their game finished first so there was a nail-biting wait as they listened to the closing moments of the match involving Gala.

Stuart Cameron reports.

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Wath Brow Hornets to face West Hull in Widnes

In Rugby League Wath Brow Hornets are preparing to defend their National Conference Title in the Grand Final.

They face West Hull in Widnes today, November 17. They have already beaten their opponents twice in the league this season, but coach Ian Rooney insists they will not be taking anything for granted.

Kick-off is at 2:30pm.

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