Sevens heaven at Newton Stewart

ALL eyes in the rugby community will be turned to Newton Stewart tomorrow (Saturday) when the club holds its annual sevens tournament. The Seriously Strong and Bladnoch Whisky Rugby Sevens kicks off around noon, with a fine line-up of teams competing for the title.

Local clubs will, of course, be well represented in the shape of the host club, along with Stewartry and Wigtownshire.

Among the favourites to take the title will be the “big-hitters” from Ayr, Hillhead/Jordanhill, GHK and Marr from Troon. Also expected to compete in the later stages will be Dumfries, last year’s beaten finalists. The event promises to be a thoroughly entertaining day of sport.