rugby sevens

MORPETH is staging the North East’s biggest sevens rugby tournament on Sunday.

Twelve teams will compete for a £500 prize and a trophy sponsored by the Longhirst Hall Hotel and Leisure Complex.

The likes of West Hartlepool, Darlington Mowden Park, Alnwick and last year’s winners Tynedale will be taking part, whilst Newcastle University will feature the players who will contest the finals of the National Student Sevens Competition.

Admission is free for the competition that kicks off at 1pm and there is a rock band and barbecue to entertain fans who bring along their families.