In a bid to avoid clashes with other tournaments the club have taken the decision to play the Boroughmuir Sevens under floodlights with the first tie at 6pm. Twelve months ago the hosts defeated Morgan Academy 50-14 in the final in what was former captain Rory Couper's last outing for the club before he took up the coaching reins at Haddington. And in 2008 'Muir put in a fine showing to see off Edinburgh in the final.
Tonight's event sees the hosts joined by Bruce Hay's Chiefs, Lasswade, Heriot's, Edinburgh University, Lismore, Gumboots, Lothian & Borders Police, Forrester, Glasgow Hawks, Murrayfield Wanderers and Preston Lodge in the draw. And tomorrow the inaugural Edinburgh Tens, the brainchild of former Edinburgh hooker Steve Lawrie and friend Jonny Jenkins, takes place at Raeburn Place.
The first tie is at 11am and ten teams will battle it out for the Dunedin Cup and Auld Reekie Plate which are to be presented by former Scotland internationalist and British Lion Ian McLauchlan.
Tomorrow also sees the staging of the Musselburgh Sevens.