Apr 18 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Wednesday
STIRLING County bring down the curtain on a successful season with the annual Ondeo Stirling County Rugby Sevens Tournament on Sunday at Bridgehaugh.
An action-packed day is promised with a range of rugby sevens playing competitions, with the senior tournament involving Premier clubs including Dundee, Aberdeen, last year’s winners Boroughmuir, Glasgow Hawks, Dalziel and Stewart's Melville, as well as local teams including Bannockburn, Grangemouth and Falkirk and guest sides Horny's Tups and Dollar Accies.
The County Sevens is also the first leg in the Legacy Sevens Series with following tournaments at Boroughmuir, Hamilton, Howe of Fife and Cartha (Glasgow) – all of whom will be taking part
The overall winner will be the side that accumulates the most points across all four events, with double points being awarded at the Glasgow City Sevens.
Rugby sevens is a core sport at the Commonwealth Games and has been identified as a key sport for development ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Games.
It will also feature at the Youth Commonwealth Games on the Isle of Man this summer and is being re-admitted to the Olympic movement at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio.
The Legacy Sevens Series is backed by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, Scottish Rugby and rugby clubs across Scotland. It will assist player development and increase awareness of rugby sevens ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
The action starts at Bridgehaugh from noon with entertainment for all the family.
Admission including programme is £5 for the day, with free entry for children under-16.