Hawick Sevens

Run by: Hawick RFC

Where: Mansfield Park, Hawick

Winners play for: Patterson Challenge Cup

Notes: The third extant oldest rugby sevens event in the world (behind the Melrose Sevens [1883] and the Gala Sevens [1884]). The Hawick RFC event started 1886. [The previously founded Hawick & Wilton RFC event – started in 1885 and lasted through to 1889 – was played on different dates; by a quirk of fate this separate tournament had similar winners, causing confusion. In another parallel both tournaments were not played in 1890:- the Hawick Sevens not played due to Hawick RFC’s several matches with English clubs; and the Hawick and Wilton Sevens not played due to the disbandment of the rugby club to concentrate on cricket. Selkirk Cricket Club ran their own rugby union Sevens tournament on 17 May 1884.]

Upcoming tournament

10 August 2019 (for 2019-20 season)

First Round:

Musselburgh has pulled out of the tournament; so the First Round has had a re-draw. The Presidents VII have been taken out.

Kelso – Bye

Peebles v Boroughmuir

Melrose v Tynedale

Langholm v Hawick

Jed-Forest v Berwick

Hawick Force v Watsonians

Edinburgh Academicals v Selkirk

Gala – Bye

Past winners

  • 2020 Jed-Forest
  • 2019 Boroughmuir
  • 2018 Watsonians
  • 2017 Gala
  • 2016 Hawick
  • 2015 Hawick
  • 2014 Melrose
  • 2013 Hawick
  • 2012 Hawick
  • 2011 Hawick
  • 2010 Hawick
  • 2009 Hawick
  • 2008 Hawick
  • 2007 Newcastle Falcons
  • 2006 Newcastle Falcons
  • 2005 Newcastle Falcons
  • 2004 Watsonians
  • 2003 Royal Scots
  • 2002 Jed-Forest
  • 2001 Foot & Mouth Disease
  • 2000 Hawick
  • 1999 Heriots
  • 1998 Hawick
  • 1997 Kelso
  • 1996 Gala
  • 1995 Gala
  • 1994 Presidents VII
  • 1993 No event
  • 1992 Stewarts Melville
  • 1991 Selkirk
  • 1990 Jed-Forest
  • 1989 Jed-Forest
  • 1988 Hawick
  • 1987 Boroughmuir
  • 1986 Hawick
  • 1985 Kelso
  • 1984 Hawick
  • 1983 Hawick
  • 1982 Gala
  • 1981 Kelso
  • 1980 Stewarts Melville
  • 1979 Hawick
  • 1978 Boroughmuir
  • 1977 Hawick
  • 1976 Hawick
  • 1975 Selkirk
  • 1974 Melrose
  • 1973 Kelso
  • 1972 Gala
  • 1971 Hawick
  • 1970 Hawick
  • 1969 London Welsh
  • 1968 Hawick
  • 1967 Gala
  • 1966 Hawick
  • 1965 London Scottish
  • 1964 Hawick
  • 1963 Hawick
  • 1962 Royal HSFP
  • 1961 Hawick
  • 1960 Kelso
  • 1959  Stewart’s College FP
  • 1958  Melrose
  • 1957  Hawick
  • 1956  Gala
  • 1955  Hawick
  • 1954  Heriots
  • 1953  Hawick
  • 1952  Stewart’s College FP
  • 1951  Hawick
  • 1950  Watsonians
  • 1949  Gala
  • 1948  Hawick ‘A’
  • 1947  Heriots
  • 1946 Edinburgh Accies / Edinburgh Wanderers (joint team)
  • 1943-1945 Second World War
  • 1942 Heriots
  • 1941 Edinburgh City Police
  • 1940  Gala
  • 1939  Glasgow Academicals
  • 1938  Royal HSFP
  • 1937  Stewart’s College FP
  • 1936  Edinburgh Accies
  • 1935  Heriots
  • 1934 Hillhead HSFP
  • 1933  Hawick
  • 1932  Hawick
  • 1931  Gala
  • 1930  Hawick
  • 1929  Edinburgh Accies
  • 1928  Kelso
  • 1927  Hawick
  • 1926  Heriots
  • 1925  Oxford University
  • 1924  Hawick
  • 1923  Gala
  • 1922  Heriots
  • 1921  Hawick
  • 1920  Jed-Forest
  • 1919 Gala
  • 1917-1918 First World War
  • 1916 3 & 4th Kings Own Scottish Borderers
  • 1915 No tournament – First World War
  • 1914 Royal HSFP
  • 1913 J.H.D. Watsons
  • 1912 Hawick
  • 1911 Hawick
  • 1910 Melrose
  • 1909 Hawick
  • 1908 Clydesdale
  • 1907 Gala
  • 1906 Watsonians
  • 1905 Heriot’s
  • 1904 Hawick
  • 1903 Hawick
  • 1902 Hawick
  • 1901 Gala
  • 1900 Hawick
  • 1899 Langholm
  • 1898 Hawick
  • 1897 Jed-Forest
  • 1896 Jed-Forest
  • 1895 Hawick
  • 1894 Hawick
  • 1893 Gala
  • 1892 Hawick ‘A’
  • 1891 Gala
  • 1890 No event
  • 1889 Hawick & Wilton
  • 1888 Hawick ‘A’
  • 1887 Hawick ‘A’
  • 1886 Hawick ‘A’

Tournaments

10 August 2019 (for 2019-20 season)

Musselburgh has pulled out of the tournament; so the First Round was re-drawn. The Presidents VII have been taken out.

First Round:

Kelso received a bye.

Peebles 17 Boroughmuir 21

Melrose 12 Tynedale 10

Langholm 0 Hawick 36

Jed-Forest 31 Berwick 12

Hawick Force 15 Watsonians 19

Edinburgh Academicals 12 Selkirk 17

Gala received a bye.

Quarter-Finals:

Kelso 14 Boroughmuir 31

Melrose 33 Hawick 14

Jed-Forest 26 Watsonians 0

Selkirk 14 Gala 5

Semi-finals:

Boroughmuir 21 Melrose 28

Jed-Forest 31 Selkirk 5

Final:

Melrose 10 Jed-Forest 17

18 April 1953

15 April 1916

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000469/19160420/004/0002

3 April 1886

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000469/18860408/096/0003

30 April 1887

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000452/18870502/077/0003

7 April 1888

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000469/18880412/143/0003

11 May 1889

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000954/18890511/097/0004

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000060/18890513/033/0008

Teams

10 August 2019

Finalists:-

Melrose:

G. Wood, G. McWilliam, C. Meager, J. Brown, D. Colvine, L. Mallin, T. Klein, C. Raymond, E. McVicker and D. Crawford

James Brown scored two tries in the first half.

Jed-Forest:

R. Yourston, M. Mitchell, L. Young, G. Young, G. Munro, C. Young, R. Marshall, R. Shirra-Gibb, D. Buckley and N. Stingl

Rory Marshall scored a try in the first half; two tries by Calum Young and a conversion by Gary Munro give Jed the win in the second half.

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