Keeping an eye out for contenders for the top
Go on, give me your rugby tip for the top. The person you play with or have seen playing that you think, given some proper training and the right environment, could play for his or her country?
So, there I was watching the Melrose Sevens and tuning up my guitar for the gig in the tent afterwards, during which Kelly Brown would joins us for a song.
The game that caught my eye was a Jedforest one. Two tall, young, fairly skinny twin brothers called Lewis and Gregor Young were outstanding. Boy, do they have pace. Jed progressed to the semi-final and promptly knocked out holders and hosts Melrose, the Young brothers to the fore.
And it got me thinking: Having watched Kelly Brown play sevens as a lad I could only compare them to him. It was great to see two young players that looked as though they had the attributes to go all the way.
It doesn't mean they will, but they might. They'd already helped Jed to win the Gala sevens, now they were in the Melrose final, although Saracens were just too professional and too strong.
Saracens, by the way, were wearing red - which, according to leading researchers, is the colour that helps you win. And that explains just why so many politicians wear red ties too. There are even suggestions that leaving red out of the Olympic kit to such a degree means team GB will win fewer medals that might be expected.
But I'm digressing...
When I was a kid I played alongside a wing forward called Iain Jarvie who should have played for Scotland. Of all the players I've ever come into contact with he's the one where I've thought: he slipped through the net. Big, fast, and with a hand-off as fierce as a steam train's piston, he probably just played for the wrong club - mine.
As coach at West of Scotland a few years ago I saw Robert Harley, Murray McConnell and Pat McArthur play senior rugby very early on and in the case of the first two they were both still at school and running rings round grown men. Or, in Harley's case, tackling them backwards with the force of a couple of neutron bombs.
All over the UK there are players who are good enough, but never make it. Perhaps it's one of life's mysteries as to why some youngsters drop out the game and others, of lesser talent but perhaps a better work ethic or support structure, go on to win.
At every club in the county there is probably a player who could, if captured early enough by the system, go on to play international rugby.
I got that feeling when I saw Duncan Weir play as a schoolboy in a losing team but he was a stand-out, Jon Welsh in his first game for West as a young pro, and Mark Bennett when he played for a Scotland age group team on the pitch across from my house.
And it's the kind of pressure they may or not cope with but when you see two young blokes with size and speed in the shape of the Young brothers from Jed then you have to think that they might just make it. There were other great young players around too of course.
There you are, a couple of tips for the top from me. So I want to hear from you, not matter how old, who have you played alongside or seen play that you think deserves a cap one day?