Muir set sights on regaining title
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