MELROSE Rugby are hosting the inaugural Evie’s Crichton Cup on Sunday August 14.

The tournament will feature eight teams made up from local rugby stars representing their home towns.

The teams taking part are St Boswells, Newtown, Earlston, Melrose Central, Lauder, Dingleton, Gattonside, Newstead and a Rod Moffat select.

Fans will get the chance to see some former Melrose and Scotland stars in action as they turn back the clock and dust off the boots to win the bragging rights for their home towns.

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All money raised will go to Evie’s Batten Journey for 9-year-old Evie Mitchell who was diagnosed with the extremely rare CLN5 variation of Batten Disease in November last year.

Batten Disease is a neurodegenerative condition with no current treatment.

Evie is the daughter of Melrose legend Wayne and her family are fully focused on making sure her remaining years are happy, comfortable and providing her with rich experiences while she is able to enjoy them.