Rugby Sevens

Rugby Sevens

Warriors destroy Wasps to win Glasgow City Sevens

Glasgow Warriors drew the sting from Wasps as they romped to an emphatic win in the final of the NCS Glasgow City Sevens on Saturday. The 48-0 victory was a popular one with the sizeable crowd, who were treated to an excellent afternoon's sport at Cartha Queen's Park's ground.

Crowning moment for Melrose

MELROSE captain Scott Wight emerged from another cracking sevens final to declare himself ready and willing to try his hand at professional rugby, and bearing fresh scars from a career striving to unearth the opportunity.

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Warriors take sting out of Wasps' attack to lift 'home' title

Glasgow Warriors ensured the NCS Glasgow City Sevens trophy remained in its home city with a fine display in eclipsing Wasps at Dumbreck yesterday. To the delight of the noisy and partisan crowd, Warriors crushed the Londoners with a superb display of sevens rugby in the final, running out 48-0 victors.

Thomson seals title for Melrose

MELROSE added two trophies to a stunning season by beating the hosts 31-24 in a pulsating Jed-Forest Sevens Final and so pipping Jed to the Kings of the Sevens title.

Springboard for Scots as international turnout assures quality play

THE PRESENCE of two-thirds of the Scotland international squad that will play at Twickenham and Murrayfield will ensure a high standard of rugby in today's NCS Glasgow City Sevens at Cartha Queens Park.

Trio still in sevens race

SELKIRK have set up a possible repeat of last year's finale in the BSCP Kings of the Sevens, winning their own tournament last week to take the race for the coveted sevens crown to the wire.

Experience to the fore in Scots' sevens squad

SCOTLAND have named a strong squad of proven sevens performers for the final two HSBC World Sevens Series events at Twickenham and Murrayfield at the end of this month.

Robert Gordon's in sevens success

RUGBY SEVENS: Robert Gordon's College won the under-18 final of the Lathallan School tournament. The Robert Gordon's boys beat Deeside A 24-12 to claim the title.

Full-strength Melrose warm to their task and shine in Kelso sun

KELSO voted the historic switch of their Maxwell Motors Sevens tournament to the spring a great success after more than 1,500 people trooped into Poynder Park on Saturday to savour sevens in the sun.

Murrayfield to host 2012 sevens event after U-turn

SCOTLAND will remain part of a revamped HSBC World Sevens Series next season after First Minister Alex Salmond helped reassure the International Rugby Board that Scotland was committed to the global event.

Peebles spring surprise to win their own tournament

THE Kings of the Sevens series will go down to the wire after Peebles produced a major surprise to win their own Sevens yesterday at The Gytes.

Veterans lead Boroughmuir to Stirling sevens crown

Boroughmuir became the party poopers when they spoiled what had otherwise been a splendid day for the County set, beating their hosts 29-15 in an enthralling denouement to the Ondeo Stirling County Sevens on Saturday. In a tight conclusion to an excellent afternoon, latterly blessed with spring sunshine after a damp beginning, the men from Meggetland proved too canny for the home side.

Sevens: Hawick defend home title

Hawick followed a familiar script by winning their own sevens tournament yesterday with victory over Selkirk in an absorbing final to make it a historic four-in-a-row Mansfield Park titles for the Greens.

Max Evans credits sevens rugby for key role in his career

SCOTLAND centre Max Evans has hailed the impact of sevens rugby on his career after helping launch the latest instalment of the NCS Glasgow City Sevens, which returns next month.

SRU in talks over GB sevens team for 2016 Rio Olympics

THE SCOTTISH Rugby Union is working on an agreement with its counterparts in England, Wales and Ireland to ensure Scottish players are part of the first Great Britain team to compete in the Olympic Games sevens, in Rio De Janeiro in 2016.

Success of sevens hailed as catalyst for global surge in rugby's prestige

THE VALUE of sevens rugby to the sport as a whole is fast becoming recognised as rugby begins to take off in Russia and the USA and the home unions even come together to form a new Great Britain team to compete in the Olympic Games in 2016.

Memories of 'Grand Slam' revived as Melrose seek success on four fronts

SUCCESS might appear to be something of a standard at Melrose after a weekend in which they posted 69 points in their penultimate league match and coasted the Gala Sevens, but as the club puts the finishing touches to the Greenyards for its annual sevens tournament there is a strong message being hammered in that they have won nothing yet.

Melrose make strong start to defence of Kings of the Sevens title

Melrose made a successful start to the defence of their Kings of the Sevens title by defeating Heriot's in the final of the 120th Gala tournament yesterday at Netherdale, the first of ten rounds in this season's competition.

Scotland fightback falls short against Americans

Scotland's Sevens side were knocked out of the Adelaide Sevens Bowl semi-final by the United States yesterday.

Relaunched full-time Sevens squad will develop young talent

THE SRU is planning to re-launch a full-time dedicated sevens team as a tool to help to develop the best young players for professional rugby.

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