Melrose Rugby Teams

Melrose Rugby Teams Supported by Forever Living Products

Scottish Champions, and the birthplace of sevens rugby, Melrose RFC has partnered with Forever Living Products, leading suppliers of aloe vera-based drinking gels and supplements.  The club’s first and second teams are being supported by Forever’s Argi+ supplement, which contains the amino acid L-arginine and vitamin C.  The product helps top-up energy stores during intense sports training.

Mike Dalgetty, Chief Executive of Melrose said, “We’ve been using Forever’s Argi for six months now. It’s interesting that we have won 90% of our games in the last 20 minutes with most tries being scored in the last quarter.  It would appear that our teams are finding something extra towards the end of a game and outlasting our opponents in terms of stamina.”

Melrose were crowned Scottish Champions beating Currie 26-10 at the Greenyards. During April and May they competed in the Kings of Sevens Tournament which consists of 10 Sevens Tournaments, with some played back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday. Melrose set a record by winning 8 of the 10 tournaments. Dalgetty added, “The level of fitness was a major factor in that success.”

Forever’s products are increasingly being used by sports teams in the UK, including Notts County Ladies F.C that fields nine international players.


Notes to Editors

The Melrose Club’s most notable contribution to the game was the introduction of seven-a-side rugby. In 1883, to raise funds for the club, the first tournament was played – the idea being credited to Ned Haig, a player at the time. Sevens are now played all over the world but every year on the second Saturday of April the World’s Premier Club Sevens takes place at Greenyards.

“Sevens matches are unpredictable tests of stamina, ball-handling expertise and blistering pace”. Sports historian Jack Pollard.

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