THE 2023 Melrose Sevens events from Thursday April 6 to Saturday April 8, will be the subject of an exciting TV documentary.

Sports content experts First 5 Media, who were behind the highly successful ‘Being Barbarians’ rugby documentary, announced that Melrose Rugby have agreed to be the subject of their next documentary project, focusing on the 2023 Melrose Sevens at the famous Greenyards and its unique place as the home of rugby sevens since 1883.

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First 5 Media Co-Founder Kevin Dunford said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be telling the stories of the Melrose Rugby and the Sevens, it is a real honour for us. Rugby Union is in our blood, especially Rugby 7s. We cherish the birthplace of the game; we want to protect its future and ensure its legacy.

“The Greenyards is like a living museum, the club is literally seeping with history and tales that we aim to bring to life for a wider audience.

“The rich history of this famous club and the excitement of this amazing rugby event is an absolute dream for any rugby fan to experience.

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“It’s a real jewel in the crown of the rugby calendar, and we can’t wait to be part of it.”

It was also announced that as part of the deal, First 5 Media would be the broadcast production partner of the Melrose Sevens 2023, with a full commentary live stream available to a worldwide audience via the Melrose Sevens YouTube channel, @TheMelrose7s

Melrose Sevens Tournament Director Phil Morris said: “Melrose are delighted to enter this partnership with First 5 Media, we believe the documentary will be an incredible boost to our event, allowing us to share and engage with a much wider audience and capture what makes this event such a special place for rugby fans everywhere.

“The First 5 team have a great pedigree and we are all looking forward to seeing the stories they choose to tell.

“First 5 Media are also experts in live broadcast production, and we know they will give the live coverage the quality it deserves.

“The broadcast landscape is radically and quickly changing, including the way that fans view and consume broadcast content.

“ Last year saw a 25% uplift in live viewers watching via YouTube streaming versus the previous terrestrial tv coverage and this year there will also be more short form content available for our younger fans.”

Melrose : A Rugby Legacy will be launched at an exclusive 100 person ‘invite only’ screening on Wednesday 10th May at the 1877 room in the Greenyards followed by general broadcast on YouTube for rugby fans around the world to be able to watch.