Kings of the Sevens

Border League


The Kings Of The 7s tournament is run by The Border League, the oldest Rugby Union league in the world.  The first Border League took place in 1901, and since then Hawick have dominated with 49 tournament wins. Things change over the years and the tournament has certainly gone through a few tweaks. However it is still going and the format will no doubt change again in the future to fit in fixtures in an increasingly busy rugby season.

Here we take a look at the list of winners spanning over a century. This is also the page to let you know all about the current tournament.


2019-20 TOURNAMENT

POOL A
JEDFOREST  P2 W2 L0  10pts
GALA  P2 W1 L1  6pts
MELROSE  P2 W0 L2  1pt

Aug 24 – Jedforest 29-22 Melrose
Aug 31 – Gala 22-29 Jedforest
Dec 26 – Melrose 14-26 Gala

POOL B
SELKIRK P3 W2 L1  11pts
HAWICK P2 W2 L0  9pts
KELSO P2 W1 L1  5pts
PEEBLES P3 W0 L3  0pts

Aug 31 – Kelso 19-32 Selkirk
Jan 4 – Peebles 22-30 Selkirk
Feb 1 – Selkirk 7-13 Hawick
Feb 7 – Peebles 0-28 Hawick
Match Cancelled – Peebles cannot field front row – Hawick awarded 5 points
Feb 21 – Kelso 24-14 Peebles
Cancelled – Kelso v Hawick

Final Cancelled
JEDFOREST v TBA


THE ROLL OF HONOUR

HAWICK 49
MELROSE 20
GALA 12
JEDFOREST 10
SELKIRK 6
KELSO 5
LANGHOLM 1
PEEBLES 0


PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE BORDER LEAGUE

HAWICK 49
1901-2, 1908-9, 1909-10 (Shared with Jedforest), 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, 1920-21, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1931-32, 1948-49, 1950-51, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1988-89, 1995-96, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2014-15

MELROSE 20
1910-11, 1938-39, 1949-50 (Shared with Gala), 1953-54, 1957-68, 1962-63, 1970-71, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2010-11, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19

GALA 12
1905-06, 1921-22, 1949-50 (Shared with Melrose), 1966-67, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1997-98, 2004-05, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16

JEDFOREST 10
1902-03, 1903-04, 1904-05, 1906-07, 1907-08, 1909-10 (Shared with Hawick), 1919-20, 1956-57, 1987-88, 1994-95

SELKIRK 6
1934-35, 1937-38, 1952-53, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10

KELSO 5
1930-31, 1933-34, 1936-37, 1985-86, 1986-87

LANGHOLM 1
1958-59

VOID YEARS
1914-1918, 1932-33 (Unfinished), 1935-36 (Unfinished), 1939-48, 1951-52, 2019-20 (Unfinished)

VIDEOS OF BORDER LEAGUE FINALS

2018-19 MELROSE 16-10 HAWICK
2017-18 JEDFOREST 22-50 MELROSE
2016-17 GALA 5-37 MELROSE
2013-14 GALA v MELROSE
2012-13 GALA v MELROSE
2011-12 GALA v HAWICK
2008-09 SELKIRK v KELSO
2007-08 SELKIRK v JEDFOREST