Musselburgh Sevens will take place this weekend for the first time in three years, with the home side looking to retain their crown having won the last two competitions.

The 76th edition of the contest is held on Saturday, with the gates at Stoneyhill opening at noon.

Calum Johnston, media lead at Musselburgh RFC, was delighted to welcome back the tournament after a long wait.

He said: “It’s absolutely great and such a buzz for the club to finally see sevens back.

“The team are excited to play again in a home sevens and, having won the last two, are looking to defend their crown.”

The tournament will follow a straight knockout format, with 16 sides battling it out.

The opening match will take place at 1pm between Lasswade and Murrayfield Wanderers, with the hosts opening their tournament against Portobello at 2pm.

Four other county teams are also involved, with Haddington taking on Highland, Preston Lodge facing Jed-Forest, an East Lothian VII taking on Biggar, and the students at QMU facing Watsonians.

Two youth cup matches also take place competing for the Festival Shield and the Calum Veitch Memorial Trophy.

The final kicks off at 6pm, with presentations to take place afterwards.

The clubhouse hosts a disco from 8pm, staying open until about midnight.

Admission is £5, with access to the president’s bar costing £35.