Muir set sights on re­gain­ing ti­tle

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LEGACY SEV­ENS SE­RIES Bor­ough­muir go into their own event, the sec­ond tour­na­ment of the five-round Legacy 7s Se­ries, on a high, hav­ing won the open­ing event at Stir­ling County and bid­ding to fol­low it up by re­gain­ing the ti­tle they re­lin­quished last year,

Fea­tur­ing a num­ber of play­ers who had been in­volved at Mel­rose the pre­vi­ous week, they saw off Pi­rates, GHA and Howe of Fife, last year’s over­all se­ries win­ners, at Bridge­haugh to reach a fi­nal with the hosts in which they raced to a 19-0 lead then with­held a fight­back by the hosts to tri­umph 26-14.

The two sides are in the same pool for to­day’s event at Megget­land while, with the pres­ence of an Ed­in­burgh side in the draw, could re­sult in some of the reg­u­lar Legacy 7s Se­ries sides be­ing de­nied ma­jor points hauls.

Glas­gow Hawks, who had an RBS Cup fi­nal to con­tend with last week, should have a stronger seven out, while Howe of Fife will be de­ter­mined to get to a fi­nal af­ter a last-four place seven days ago.

Bor­ough­muir’s Danny Rut­ter­ford said: “The size of the Bor­ough­muir Sev­ens has in­creased each year and the com­mu­nity has been key to its suc­cess. It gives a lot of kids and fam­i­lies a chance to see the ex­cit­ing as­pect that sev­ens of­fers and leading up to the Com­mon­wealth Games this year in Glas­gow will only help build the ex­cite­ment.” DE­TAILS Bor­ough­muir Sev­ens Pool 1 Hamil­ton, Cur­rie, Ed­in­burgh Rugby Pool 2 Kirk­caldy, Stir­ling County, Bor­ough­muir Pool 3 GHA, Ed­in­burgh Univer­sity, Glas­gow Hawks Pool 4 Howe of Fife, Cartha Queens Park, Perthshire

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