The Rugby Sevens game (seven players one side) originated in the Scottish Borders in 1883 and the first Melrose Sevens was held at the famous Greenyards ground, after which the game quickly spread throughout the Borders and far beyond.
The aim of the game is to obtain as many points as possible by carrying, passing, kicking and grounding the ball. Players can only pass the ball backward, gaining ground by either running with the ball or by kicking it. Points are scored by carrying the ball across the opponents' goal line and touching the ground (a "try"), or by kicking the ball through goal posts (a "conversion") at the opponent's end of the field. The duration of the game is 15 minutes with 1 minute in between.
Rugby Sevens has been part of the Asian Games since the 13th Asian Games, in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1998.