Rugby union is deep in the Scottish Borders’ DNA, and is the main sport played in the region – a history which has given rise to many international players and a major part in the national game.

It’s thought the Borders’ affinity for rugby might derive from the local tradition of hand ba’ – a street game similar to rugby, which is still played in Jedburgh today.

Seven-a-side rugby was invented in Melrose in 1883. The Border town Rugby Sevens are an important fixture on the sporting calendar, with Melrose Sevens as a major highlight that attracts fans and visitors from all over the world.

For more information on rugby in the Scottish Borders, see the King of the Sevens website.

St Boswells Rugby Club

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Melrose Rugby Club

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Melrose Rugby Sevens

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