PSA and Wands set to be star attraction

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Mansfield Park will host a bumper day of sevens action this weekend with the second round of the Borders Semi-Junior Sevens Series.

Hawick PSA will take on the hosting duties of their joint sevens tournament with the Wanderers at tomorrow’s event.

This year’s tournament will take on a different format with four pools each consisting of three teams rather than a straight knock-out concept.

A Bowl competition will also run alongside the main tournament for the runners-up in each group.

Along with PSA and the Wanderers, Sunday will feature teams from across the Borders including Berwick Colts, Gala Wanderers, Kelso Quins, Langholm Colts, Melorse Wasps, North Berwick, Peebles Colts, Selkirk YC, and Tynedale Colts, who will all be hoping to knock-off reigning champions Jed-Thistle. We are hoping for a keenly contested event, it is shaping up to be a really even competition across the board with any team capable of winning it,” said tournament organiser, Ian Hair.

“Melrose and Selkirk contested last weekend’s Kelso tournament and both teams look very strong while Jed return as holders and always have a big, competitive squad so they will be there or thereabouts again this year.”

The tournament, which gets under way at 2pm, is expected to draw a big crowd, with refreshments, a barbecue and full access to the Mansfield club rooms.

Draw: Berwick Colts v Kelso Quins; Hawick Wdrs v Peebles Colts; Jed Thistle v Selkirk YC; Melrose Wasps v Gala Wdrs; Hawick Wdrs v North Berwick; Hawick PSA v Kelso Quins; Melrose Wasps v Tynedale Colts; Langholm Colts v Selkirk YC; Hawick PSA v Berwick Colts; Peebles Colts v North Berwick; Jed Thistle v Langholm Colts; Gala Wdrs v Tynedale Colts.