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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  1. Kathryn Samson

Full Report: Rugby Sevens in Melrose

A crowd of nearly 10,000 people watched the Saracens seize a narrow victory at the Melrose Sevens last night. They defeated French side Clermont Auvergne 24-22 in a closely fought match. The ball for the final was delivered onto the pitch by Grand National winning jockey, Ryan Mania from Galashiels.

Pubs in the town were packed all evening as people celebrated the biggest sporting event in the Borders. Many fans turned up in fancy dress to watch the action.

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