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.


2018-19 TOURNAMENT

POOL A
SELKIRK 10
MELROSE 10
PEEBLES 4
GALA 1

Aug 10 – Peebles 17-14 Gala
Aug 18 – Selkirk 41-10 Peebles
Nov 10 – Gala 17-26 Selkirk
Dec 22 – Selkirk 10-31 Melrose
Dec 26 – Gala 15-28 Melrose
TBC – Melrose v Peebles

POOL B
HAWICK 10
JEDFOREST 4
KELSO 1

Nov 9 – Jedforest 20-13 Kelso
Dec 20 – Hawick 54-5 Kelso
Dec 26 – Jedforest 17-26 Hawick

FINAL (Date & Venue TBC)
Melrose or Selkirk v Hawick


THE ROLL OF HONOUR

HAWICK 49
MELROSE 19
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 19
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

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

VIDEOS OF BORDER LEAGUE FINALS
2017-18 JEDFOREST 22-50 MELROSE
2016-17 GALA 5-37 MELROSE
2017-18 JEDFOREST 22-50 MELROSE