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 50 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.


2021-22 TOURNAMENT

POOL A
HAWICK  P1 W1 L0  5 pts (+41)
JEDFOREST  P1 W0 L1 0 pts (-41)

Fri 25 Feb – Hawick 53-12 Jedforest

Gala & Peebles pulled out of the competition due to injuries (Peebles)
and fixture congestion (Gala)

POOL B
MELROSE  P2 W1 L1  6 pts (+43)
KELSO  P1 W1 L0  4 pts (+5)

SELKIRK  P1 W0 L1  0 pts (-38)

Fri 19 Nov – Kelso 18-13 Melrose (Also NL1 game)
Fri 4 Feb – Melrose 43-5 Selkirk
Fri 11 Mar – Selkirk 10-20 Kelso

BORDER LEAGUE FINAL
Wednesday 13 April at Mansfield Park

Hawick 18-14 Kelso


THE ROLL OF HONOUR

HAWICK 50
MELROSE 20
GALA 12
JEDFOREST 10
SELKIRK 6
KELSO 5
LANGHOLM 1
PEEBLES 0


PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE BORDER LEAGUE

HAWICK 50
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, 2021-22

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), 2019-20 (Cancelled)

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