25th February 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Shetland rugby squad gearing up for Edinburgh sevens tournament

0 comments, , by , in Sport

The Shetland rugby squad is set to rub shoulders with some of the amateur rugby world’s finest in Edinburgh on Saturday.

The UK’s largest amateur annual seven-a-side tournament returns for the 57th season where teams from all across Britain and the seven seas will battle it out in various plate, bowl and cup competitions.

The day itself promises some big clashes and tests with a number of premier teams represented as well as a bounty of local rivalry provided by a number of teams from the Inverleith Park venue and the surrounding areas.

Sevens rugby is renowned for being the fastest paced and most exciting form of rugby, showcased in what can only be described as a carnival atmosphere. The day will prove to be an invaluable test of the Shetland squad and will provide a means of gauging their development as a team over the past few transistional years.

Exiled Shetlanders and tourists are encouraged to attend the event to support the team which is free to attend. The first game kicks off at 1pm at Inverleith Park in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh.

Tags:

Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

Win a £20 Voucher Complete our survey today
10 Winners will be drawn at random from completed entries
No thanks Take survey No thanks