THE inaugural Goldfields 7s tournament will kick off on in Bendigo on Saturday.
The Bendigo Fighting Miners Rugby Club was selected to host the tournament by the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union team.
Teams from across the state vied to host the competition.
The event has attracted a high quality field, with premier division clubs Harlequins, Melbourne University and Footscray taking part in the tournament.
Shepparton, Mildura, Puckapunyal, Geelong and Ballarat are also expected to field teams.
Rugby 7s is an abbreviated form of rugby.
The event will be held at the Epsom Huntly Reserve.
Games will run between 8am and 5pm.