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Melrose ready for Sevens tournament

Rugby teams from around the world will be descending on the Scottish Borders today, ahead of the world's oldest seven-a-side competition.

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Rugby Sevens: The history

Rugby Sevens was founded in Melrose back in 1883 and is now played internationally.

This year is the 123rd tournament and it is a big celebratory date in the Melrose sporting calendar. Melrose Sevens was first played at The Greenyards, Melrose Rugby Club's home ground.

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.

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