Kelso caps get sevens invite
SOME legends of Kelso rugby will be out in force at the club's forthcoming sevens tournament as the club celebrate their international past.
The Borders town launched a Homecoming Scotland museum attraction this month, with history boards appearing in shops revealing a wide variety of famous people to have emerged from Kelso, from Olympic Games stars to the writer of Rule Britannia. The rugby club have followed suit by inviting their living caps back to Poynder Park for the sevens tournament, to be staged on Saturday week.
The list of internationals stretches from Ken Smith, the British and Irish Lion of 1966, to Ross Ford, a Lion this year, and includes such well-known names as Roger Baird, Gary Callander, John Jeffrey and Alan Tait.
The tournament will also feature a youth coaching clinic, starting at 11am.
As well as kicking off the new rugby season in the Borders, the tournament will launch the 2009-10 Kings of the Sevens series, run in conjunction with Radio Borders, where Watsonians bid to hold on to their crown as the first non-Borders champions.
Croall Bryson Kelso Sevens: First round (1.30pm): Melrose v Langholm, Gala v Perthshire, Selkirk v Edinburgh Accies, Peebles v Howe of Fife, Hawick v Hawick YM, Kelso v Berwick, Jed-Forest v Haddington, Watsonians v President's VII.
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