Edinburgh St. George Sevens

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Run by: Edinburgh St. George RFC

Where: Powderhall, Edinburgh

Winners play for:

Notes: 1896 was the 10th annual St. George Sports. However their Sports Days usually did not contain a rugby sevens event. [None: 1887, 1889, 1895]

Past winners

  • 1896 Melrose

Tournaments

30 May 1896

First Round:

Melrose 10 Heriots 0

Gala 8 Jed-Forest 6

Final:

Melrose 15 Gala 5

Teams

30 May 1896

Melrose:

Brown, Bunyan, Milton, Wright, Frater, Tom Scott, Gray

One of the Melrose players, Telfer, was deemed a professional racewalker by the S.A.A.A. officials at the event and could not play. Melrose instead played with a substitute.

Heriots:

Cownie, Neethling, Baird, Bowie, Gow, Fair and Yule.

Jed-Forest:

J.M. Ellis, J.T. Mabon, J.H. Oliver, T. Henderson, W. Purdie, R. Hunter, T. Douglas

Gala:

R. Murdison, R. Hepburn, A. Scott, H. Rae, A. Dalgleish, N. Kemp, J. Ramage

Murdison was deemed a professional racewalker by the S.A.A.A. officials at the event and could not play. Gala declined the offer of a substitute and played with six men in both their ties.

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