MELROSE Sevens has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to coronavirus.

The event was set to take place between April 8 and 11.

But today (Tuesday, March 9) organisers have confirmed it will not go ahead due to COVID-19.

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A spokesperson for Melrose Rugby said: “It will come as no shock that the Melrose 7s will not be going ahead in April this year due to ongoing health and safety concerns.

"We are looking at the possibility of alternative arrangements later in the year, but as I’m sure you will understand, we can’t confirm any dates or plans until there is clear government guidance and more certainty.

"We’re really disappointed, but there’s just no way we can safely host the event given the current restrictions.”

All tickets purchased for the cancelled 2020 Melrose Sevens will remain valid for when the event returns.