Melrose Sevens guest list takes shape with Lions Rugby and OG 7s headed to the Greenyards

This year's Melrose Sevens on the weekend 11th to 13th April

Lions Rugby 7s will once again compete in the 1883 Centenary Cup tournament at Melrose Sevens. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Lions Rugby 7s will once again compete in the 1883 Centenary Cup tournament at Melrose Sevens. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

THE guest line-up for the 2024 Melrose Sevens continues to take shape, with Lions Rugby 7s and OG 7s invitational teams being announced as competitors in the 1883 Centenary Cup tournament. 

Lion Rugby 7s from London are returning to the Greenyards after making their inaugural appearance at the world famous tournament in 2023, when they lost to eventual finalists Samurai at the quarter-final stage.

“It was an honour to be invited for the first time in 2023, and an even bigger honour to be invited back to compete in 2024,” said a spokesperson for the team. “We can’t wait to play in front of the awesome Melrose Sevens crowd.”


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Lion Rugby 7s boasts an impressive record in various Rugby Sevens tournaments, including the Rugby World Sevens, Egg Chaser 7s, Gibraltar 7s and the Super 7s Series.

Meanwhile, the inclusion of OG 7s adds an exciting dynamic to the event, as the young and dynamic team has rapidly gained momentum and a substantial following since its formation just a year ago.

Founded by ex-pupils hailing primarily from Woodhouse Grove, one of the premier rugby schools in the North of England, OG 7s’remarkable journey in 2023 saw them reaching three finals, with a victory in one and narrowly missing out in the other two, both losses by a mere two points.

This year’s Melrose Sevens on the weekend 11th to 13th April, with ticket information available HERE.


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