Rugby Union

Melrose set sights on top place after ruthless first-half display

A top first-half display by Melrose, featuring four tries and some good flowing play, kept them on course to finish in BT Premiership pole position.

Gala's Dwayne Burrows is stopped just short of the line against Boroughmuir (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Ambitious Gala sharpen focus on club’s future playing talent

Gala RFC is proudly marching ahead with a new initiative, in defiance of the misery of relegation from the BT Premiership.

Hawick's Ross Nichol, in headguard, scored a hat-trick of tries for the Quins (picture by Bill McBurnie)

No clowning as Harlequins run the show

Penicuik 0, Hawick Harlequins 60

Ciaran Whyte scores Selkirk's sole try against Stewart's Melville FP (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Selkirk surrender first-half advantage

A patchy, error-strewn display saw Selkirk lose out to Stewart’s Melville FP in Saturday’s BT National League 1 fixture at Inverleith, which pushed the Philiphaugh men down to sixth place in the table.

Greg Ponton crosses the line for a try for Kelso (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Kelso get the best of the West with half-century

Kelso 55, West of Scotland 17

Nikki Walker

Head coach Walker to leave Hawick

Following the 34-7 defeat by Melrose on Saturday, Hawick RFC has announced head coach Nikki Walker will be leaving the Mansfield Park club after three seasons at the helm.

Melrose's Richard Taylor in possession against Hawick earlier this season at Mansfield Park, where Melrose won 14-3 (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Title-seeking Melrose play host as Greens bid to beat the drop

The league campaign may almost be over – but there’s still time for one more hugely appetising Borders derby clash this season.

Stuart Hogg (picture Ian Rutherford)

Hogg reckons Scots ‘chucked it away’ against French hosts

Borders star Stuart Hogg scored another try for Scotland, in the 16th minute of Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with France in Paris – but it couldn’t stop the Scots going down to a bruising 22-16 loss.

Ross Anderson makes a break for Hawick Quins against Berwick (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Mighty Quins take shield in battle

Hawick Harlequins 29, Berwick 0

It was a dismal day in Dalbeattie for Hawick Royal Albert (in blue)

Hawick hammered by super Star

Dalbeattie Star 7, Hawick Royal Albert 1

Melrose's tryscorer,  Grant Runciman (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Roses bloom in low-scoring encounter

Heriot’s 5, Melrose 8

Hawick captain Bruce McNeil extends a handshake to Sasa Tofilau  at the end of the BT Premiership road for Gala (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Late mud-caked Hawick win sends Gala down

Hawick 16, Gala 6

Stuart Hogg bags his first try agasint Ireland last week, with Robbie Henshaw on tow ( Neil Hanna Photography)

Hogg set for historic half-century

Full-back Stuart Hogg is due to become the youngest player in history to reach a half-century of Scotland caps, in a side featuring one change to face France in Paris on Sunday in the RBS 6 Nations.

A glimpse of Hawick and Gala's recent meeting in the BT Cup, which Gala won 23-15 (picture by Alwyn Johnstone)

Decision day on top-flight status

It’s effectively a win or face relegation contest for two of Scottish rugby’s biggest names at Mansfield Park on Saturday.

Stuart Hogg evades Keith Earls of Ireland (picture by Neil Hanna)

Hogg hailed as Scots’ top try man

The Borders – and Hawick – now boasts Scotland’s all-time top try scorer in Six Nations history, after the country’s fine start to the RB championship on Saturday.

Gavin Craig in possesion for Selkirk during their most recent game against Falkirk (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Selkirk squad relishing return to rugby

Selkirk RFC’s players are raring to get back to action as they prepare for Aberden Grammar’s visit tomorrow (Saturday).

Kelso president Jim Hewit, with Kenneth Ballantyne's grandchildren, presents the cup to Jed captain Gregor Young (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Narrow win for Jed in annual contest

Kelso 24, Jed-Forest 29

Unpha Koroma (in blue) scores a superb leveller for Selkirk (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Richly deserved point for Selkirk

Selkirk 2, East Kilbride 2

Stuart Hogg

Hogg in the limelight for 6 Nations

Named player of the tournament for the most recent RBS 6 Nations, Hawick-born Stuart Hogg is once again holding the key to Scotland’s success – at least according to England’s Ben Youngs.

Stuart Graham in action for injury-hit Hawick (picture by John Devlin)

Squad shortage shelves Border Cup clash

Hawick breathed a sigh of relief after tomorrow (Friday) night’s Border League clash with Selkirk was psotponed.

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