A History of the Melrose 7’s

In 1883 two Melrose butchers, Ned Haig and Davie Sanderson, came up with an idea. Funds could be raised to save their rugby club by holding a Sports Day to include a seven-a-side tournament of shortened games. The credit for the rugby element went to Ned Haig and Melrose Sevens was born at the Greenyards.