Edinburgh Charity Sevens

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Run by:

Where: Murrayfield (previously Inverleith)

Winners play for: Miller Cup (since 1953). Named after the Edinburgh Lord Provost Sir James Miller.

Notes: Charity tournament, originally in aid of the Edinburgh Infirmary (from 1925). Charity donor changed to the Red Cross in 1940 and remained throughout the Second World War. A decision in 1948 meant the tournament lost it’s Infimary tag and was instead run for the club’s benefit. Previously also known as the Inverleith Sevens and now the Murrayfield Sevens. Tournament began in 1922.

Past winners

Men

  • 1983 Barbarians
  • 1982 Stewarts Melville
  • 1981 Heriots (for RSSPCC, now Children 1st)
  • 1980 Heriots
  • 1979 Kelso
  • 1978 Hawick
  • 1977 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1976 Boroughmuir
  • 1975 Boroughmuir
  • 1974 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1973 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1972 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1971 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1970 Boroughmuir
  • 1969 Watsonians
  • 1968 Royal HSFP
  • 1967 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1966 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1965 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1964 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1963 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1962 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1961 Watsonians
  • 1960 Co-optimists
  • 1959 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1958 Heriots
  • 1957 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1956 Heriots
  • 1955 Heriots
  • 1954 Heriots
  • 1953 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1952 Watsonians
  • 1951 Watsonians
  • 1950 Heriots
  • 1949 Musselburgh
  • 1948 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1947 abandoned after 2nd round – inclement weather
  • 1946 Edinburgh University
  • 1945 Edinburgh Academicals – Wanderers
  • 1944 Army VII (for Lady Provost’s Comfort Fund for the Forces)
  • 1943 Heriots
  • 1942 Edinburgh Academicals – Wanderers
  • 1941 Edinburgh University
  • 1940 Hawick
  • 1939 Co-optimists
  • 1938 Dunfermline
  • 1937 Watsonians
  • 1936 Heriots
  • 1935 Heriots
  • 1934 Watsonians
  • 1933 Edinburgh Academicals
  • 1932 Edinburgh Academicals
  • 1931 Dunfermline
  • 1930 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1929 Edinburgh Academicals
  • 1928 Stewarts College F.P.
  • 1927 Watsonians
  • 1926 Edinburgh Institution F.P.
  • 1925 Heriots
  • 1924 Watsonians
  • 1923 Glasgow HSFP
  • 1922

Tournaments

1983

Final:

Barbarians 32 Co-Optimists 10

4 April 1982

Final:

Stewarts Melville 36 Haddington 4

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19820405&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1981

Final:

Heriots 24 Stewarts Melville 16

1980

Final:

Heriots 22 Watsonians 12

1979

Final:

Kelso 22 Stewarts Melville 10

1978

Final:

Hawick 16 Gala 12

1977

Final:

Edinburgh Wanderers 34 Heriots 0

1976

Final:

Boroughmuir 30 Stewarts Melville 3

1975

Final:

Boroughmuir 30 Portobello 10

1974

Final:

Edinburgh Wanderers 28 Dunfermline 16

1973

Final:

Edinburgh Wanderers 28 Heriots 26

1 April 1972

Final:

Edinburgh Wanderers 24 Watsonians 4

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19720403&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1971

Final:

Edinburgh Wanderers 18 Boroughmuir 10

1970

Final:

Boroughmuir 23 Public School Wanderers 8

1969

Final:

Watsonians 15 Royal HSFP 13

1968

Final:

Royal HSFP 8 Oxford University 3

1 April 1967

Final:

Edinburgh Wanderers 16 Watsonians 8

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19670403&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1966

Final:

Edinburgh Wanderers 18 Oxford University 11

1965

Final:

Stewarts College F. P. 9 Oxford University 6

4 April 1964

Final:

Stewarts College F. P. 13 Oxford University 11

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19640406&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1963

Final:

Stewarts College F. P. 18 Heriots 13

1962

Final:

Stewarts College F. P. 16 Edinburgh Academicals 8

1961

Final:

Watsonians 10 Royal HSFP 5

1960

Final:

Co-Optimists 20 Stewarts College F. P. 11

1959

Final:

Stewarts College F. P. 13 Co-Optimists 6

1958

Final:

Heriots 16 Stewarts College F. P. 3

1957

Final:

Stewarts College F. P. 17 Heriots 11

1956

Final:

Heriots 18 Co-Optimists 10

1955

Final:

Heriots 9 Watsonians 0

1954

Final:

Heriots 11 Stewarts College F. P. 8

1953

Final:

Edinburgh Wanderers 23 Heriots 5

1952

Final:

Watsonians 11 Heriots 0

1951

Final:

Watsonians 3 Stewarts College F. P. 0

1950

Final:

Heriots 17 Musselburgh 3

2 April 1949

Final:

Musselburgh 21 Edinburgh University 5

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19490404&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1948

Final:

Stewarts College F. P. 19 Heriots 13

5 April 1947

Abandoned during second round due to rain

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19470407/183/0007
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19470407&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1946

Final:

Edinburgh University 8 Hawick 0

1945

Final:

Edinburgh Academicals – Wanderers 14 Heriots 13

1944

Final:

Army VII 11 Watsonians 5

1943

Final:

Heriots 12 Glasgow University 8

4 April 1942

Final:

Edinburgh Academicals – Wanderers 11 Kelso 3

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19420406&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1941

Final:

Edinburgh University 17 Hawick 5

1940

Final:

Hawick 11 Edinburgh Academicals – Wanderers 10

1939

Final:

Co-Optimists 23 Edinburgh City Police 0

1938

Final:

Dunfermline 14 Co-Optimists 3

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19380404/035/0004

1937

Final:

Watsonians 19 Edinburgh Academicals 3

1936

Final:

Heriots 14 Scottish Wayfarers 11

6 April 1935

Final:

Heriots 14 Dunfermline 0

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19350227/176/0017

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19350320/149/0009

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19350408/149/0008

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19350408/025/0004

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19350408/303/0005

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19350408/097/0012

1934

Final:

Watsonians 13 Stewarts College F.P. 3

1933

Final:

Edinburgh Academicals 19 Watsonians 16 (after extra time)

1932

Final:

Edinburgh Academicals 16 Dunfermline 8

1931

Final:

Dunfermline 9 Stewarts College F.P. 8

5 April 1930

Final:

Stewarts College F.P. 23 Edinburgh Institution F.P. 8

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19300407/260/0010

1929

Final:

Edinburgh Academicals 21 Watsonians 3

7 April 1928

Final:

Stewarts College F.P. 11 Heriots 10

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19280409/145/0010

1927

Final:

Watsonians 14 Stewarts College F.P. 11

1926

Final:

Edinburgh Institution F.P 14 Watsonians 0

4 April 1925

Final:

Heriots 15 Glasgow Academicals 10

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19250406/089/0011

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000452/19250406/060/0003

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000452/19250307/186/0004

5 April 1924

Final:

Watsonians 11 Heriots 8

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002783/19240411/070/0002

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000452/19240407/071/0002

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19240407/028/0010

7 April 1923

Final:

Glasgow HSFP 12 Edinburgh University 3

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000452/19230428/245/0009

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19230409/057/0010

Teams

4 April 1982

Stewarts Melville: A. Scott, K. Ferguson, S. Scott, J. Scott, J. Calder, D. Brewster, F. Calder

Haddington: F. Duncan, D. Buglass, I. Clark, G. Hamilton, G. Haig, N. Morrison, K. Logan

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