Musselburgh Sevens

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Run by: Musselburgh RFC

Where: Stoneyhill, Musselburgh. Up until the 1951-52 season the club played at Shirehaugh, Musselburgh.

Winners play for: Brunton Cup

Notes: Thanks to Aidan Taylor for additional information.

Past winners

Mens

  • 2022 Marr
  • 2021 no tournament – coronavirus pandemic
  • 2020 no tournament – coronavirus pandemic
  • 2019 Musselburgh
  • 2018 Musselburgh
  • 2017 Red Kites
  • 2016 Red Kites
  • 2015 Musselburgh
  • 2014 Preston Lodge
  • 2013 Musselburgh
  • 2012 Haddington
  • 2011 Untouchables
  • 2010 Musselburgh
  • 2009 Musselburgh
  • 2008 Musselburgh
  • 2007 Heriots
  • 2006 Hamilton
  • 2005 Chester
  • 2004 Heriots
  • 2003 Musselburgh
  • 2002 Heriots
  • 2001 Edinburgh Academicals
  • 2000 Hawick
  • 1999 Hawick
  • 1998 Stewarts Melville
  • 1997 Musselburgh
  • 1996 Corstorphine
  • 1995 Heriots
  • 1994 Corstorphine
  • 1993 Musselburgh
  • 1992 Edinburgh Academicals
  • 1991 Haddington
  • 1990 Musselburgh
  • 1989 Preston Lodge
  • 1988 Musselburgh
  • 1987 Musselburgh
  • 1986 Haddington
  • 1985 Melrose
  • 1984 Portobello
  • 1983 Haddington
  • 1982 Haddington
  • 1981 Melrose
  • 1980 Melrose
  • 1979 Edinburgh Academicals
  • 1978 Haddington
  • 1977 Haddington
  • 1976 Haddington
  • 1975 Dunfermline
  • 1974 Stewarts Melville
  • 1973 Leith Academicals
  • 1972 Boroughmuir
  • 1971 Haddington
  • 1970 Boroughmuir
  • 1969 Boroughmuir
  • 1968 Watsonians
  • 1967 Dunfermline
  • 1966 Trinity Academicals
  • 1965 Trinity Academicals
  • 1964 Heriots
  • 1963 Boroughmuir
  • 1962 Watsonians
  • 1961 Boroughmuir
  • 1960 Stewarts College FP
  • 1959 Boroughmuir
  • 1958 Boroughmuir
  • 1957 Musselburgh
  • 1956 Watsonians
  • 1955 Edinburgh University
  • 1954 Watsonians
  • 1953 Heriots
  • 1952 Heriots
  • 1951 Musselburgh
  • 1950 Musselburgh
  • 1949 Musselburgh
  • 1948 Perthshire Academicals
  • 1939-47 No tournament
  • 1938 Royal HSFP

Tournaments

7 May 2022

https://www.musselburghrfc.com/post/musselburgh-sevens-marr-beat-hosts-in-final

Draw:

Round 1:

Lasswade RFC were a late call off. Murrayfield Wanderers received a bye.

Watsonians 45 QMU 12

Biggar 50 East Lothian VII 0

Musselburgh 45 Hamilton 19

Highland 38 Haddington 5

Marr 39 Gala 5

Preston Lodge 24 Jed-Forest 14

Edinburgh Academicals 29 Presidents VII 12

Quarter-Finals:

Murrayfield Wanderers beat Watsonians

Musselburgh 26 Biggar 17

Marr 17 Highland 15

Preston Lodge beat Edinburgh Academicals

Semi-Finals:

Musselburgh 34 Murrayfield Wanderers 17

Marr beat Preston Lodge

Final:

Marr 19 Musselburgh 17

25 April 1964

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19640427&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

25 April 1953

23 April 1949

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19490425&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

9 September 1939 (cancelled)

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002692/19390901/154/0008

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000452/19390904/232/0008

10 September 1938

From the Hawick Express of 31 August 1938:

MUSSELBURGH SEVENS Musselburgh are the latest Rugby club to offer a silver challenge cup for competition.
Through the generosity of their hon. president, Mr J. D. Brunton, the Club has received a handsome cup, and the winners of the sevens at Musselburgh on Saturday, September 10, will hold the cup for one year. The winners will also receive gold medals.
Strong sevens have been promised from the following clubs:—Royal High School, Edinburgh Academicals, Edinburgh Wanderers, Edinburgh City Police, Edinburgh Borderers, Selkirk, Melrose, Gala Star, Hawick Linden, Walkerburn and Peebles.

From The Scotsman of 12 September 1938:

MUSSELBURGH SEVENS
EASY SUCCESS FOR ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL (F. P.)
A strong Royal High School (F. P.) side proved a class above anything else in the Musselburgh Rugby Club’s first seven-a-side tournament, held at Shirehaugh, on Saturday, and they were easy winners of the Brunton Challenge Cup and gold medals. In none of their ties could it be said that they were fully stretched. Walkerburn actually scored first against them in the semi-final but any visions of a turn-up were soon dispelled, and against Gala Star in the final the Schoolmen ran up the biggest score-of-the day. The junior combination from the Borders, who had had a gruelling match in the semi-final, were completely outplayed. To get to the last stage however was a fine performance on the part of Gala Star. Their tussle with Melrose in the penultimate round was the match of the day and was decided by the last minute score. The promoting club went out to Walkerburn in the first round, but ought not to the run of play.

The winning team , read:- R. M. Macarthur, J. Borthwick, E. T. Gollogly, D. Murray, P. W. Tait , J. Allen and R. Bisset.

Results:

First Round:

Royal HSFP 16 Edinburgh Borderers 5
Walkerburn 3 Musselburgh 0
Gala Star 5 Edinburgh Wanderers 3
Melrose 5 Hawick Linden 0

Second Round:

Royal HSFP 14 Selkirk 3
Walkerburn 9 Earlston 3
Gala Star 11 Edinburgh City Police 0
Melrose 17 Edinburgh Academicals 0

Semi-Finals:

Royal HSFP 11 Walkerburn 3
Gala Star 6 Melrose 3

Final:

Royal HSFP 24 Gala Star 0

Teams

7 May 2022

10 September 1938

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