The rugby season locally will get underway again on August 5th at 1.30pm with Round 1 of the Belhaven Riverside Rock Kings of the 7s 2018 tournament at Peebles. The tournament, sponsored by Green Field Marquees, at the Gytes switched to pre-season last year, bucking the trend of the other rounds on the circuit, meaning that whoever wins will top the table for eight months before Round 2 at Netherdale when the Gala 7s takes place on April 8th. The draw for the Peebles 7s will take place on July 21st at the clubhouse and will be streamed live. Borders Rugby TV will be providing extensive coverage of the event including action from the four Pools featuring the 12 teams, the Semi Finals and the Final. We will also be following the home team on their journey throughout the tournament. Melrose (pictured) won the event in 2016 captained by Grant Runciman.