Melrose to play Gala in first round of Berwick 7s

The host club lost to Selkirk at the semi-final stage of the 2011  Berwick Sevens

The host club lost to Selkirk at the semi-final stage of the 2011 Berwick Sevens

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MELROSE have been drawn to play Gala in the first round of the Berwick Sevens, while the host club will take on Murrayfield Wanderers.

Among the 16 teams taking part in this year’s tournament, which takes place on Sunday April 22, are Morpeth, Alnwick, Watsonians, Edinburgh Accies, Edinburgh University and Musselburgh, along with the usual Borders contingent.

The afternoon kicks off with an intruiging tie between Kelso and Watsonians, before Gala and Melrose lock horns in the second tie. Defending champions Jed-Forest, who beat Selkirk in last year’s final, take on Morpeth in the last of eight first-round tie.

Berwick Sevens is round four of the 2012 kings of the Sevens circuit, which begins with the Gala Sevens on April 7.

BERWICK SEVES DRAW

1:00pm Kelso v Watsonians

1:17pm Melrose v Gala

1:34pm Edinburgh Uni v Hawick YM

1:51pm Hawick v Musselburgh

2:08pm Berwick v Murrayfield Wanderers

2:25pm Selkirk v Alnwick

2:42pm Edinburgh Accies v Peebles

2:59pm Jed-Forest v Morpeth