Rugby Union

Rugby-playing college students are ‘different class’

Several Borders College students, who are also attributed to the Galashiels-based SRU BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy, have recently been selected for Scotland ‘Unders’ rugby teams.

Tom Ramage

Souters aim to mount realistic challenge in new season

Selkirk RFC team manager Tom Ramage believes the Philiphaugh side can pose a potent challenge for promotion in 2017-18, after a season of rebuilding.

The triumphant South squad (picture by Stuart Cameron).

South in devastating form to win Braidholm Sevens final

It’s always a big deal when the famous South of Scotland team takes to the field – and there was a huge buzz surrounding the players’ appearance at last Saturday’s Braidholm 7s in Glasgow.

Hawick skipper Bruce McNeil is the South's co-captain, along with Andrew Skeen of Kelso (picture by Kenneth Baillie).

South Scotland players are selected for Braidholm 7s

The South of Scotland Sevens squad to take part in the Braidholm 7s on Saturday has been revealed, with co-captains Andrew Skeen of Kelso and Bruce McNeil from Hawick leading the team.

Kelso High School pupils with the rugby coaches (picture by Graham Riddell)

Top rugby coaching for Kelso pupils

Pupils from Kelso High School have benefited from a unique top-level coaching session with some of Scottish rugby’s leading coaches and players in a new initiative led by sportscotland, the national agency for sport, and BBC Scotland.

Action from one of the best games of the contest - Jed-Forest's semi-final against Gala (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Hosts Jed fall short in concluding Sevens final

Home club Jed-Forest came up against an on-form Watsonians side on Saturday as the curtain fell on the 2017 Kings of the Sevens tournament.

Tythan Adams, on the day of hsi swansong for Selkirk, scores in the semi-final against Powerbombs (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Near miss for hosts Selkirk in Sevens contest

Selkirk came very close to winning their own Kings of the Sevens tournament last Saturday – but it was Melrose who raised the trophy for the third time in four years.

Jed-Forest on the way to victory in the Berwick Sevens final against this season's champions, Watsonians (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Eager anticipation for closing chapter of 2017 Kings of Sevens

The concluding episode in this year’s Kings of the Sevens rugby series can be viewed on Saturday if you go along to Riverside Park in Jedburgh.

Ross McCann in action for Melrose (picture by Douglas Hardie).

Three Borderers get Scotland U20 call-up

Three Borders players have been named in the Scotland U20 squad for the forthcoming World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia, from May 31 to June 18.

Melrose, winners of the Selkirk Taxis Selkirk Sevens, by defeating the hosts 29-24 in the final (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Melrose hoist Sevens trophy against hosts Selkirk

Selkirk came within a whisker of winning their own Kings of the Sevens tournament on Saturday, but it was Melrose who raised the trophy for the third time in four years.

Selkirk Taxis proprietor Caroline McLaren presents the 7s  cheque to Selkirk RFC president Rob Forrest, flanked by squad members (pictures by Grant Kinghorn).

Season’s second-last Sevens event at Selkirk

The 2017 Kings of the Sevens rugby spectacular arrives in Selkirk tomorrow (Saturday) for the second-last contest of the season.

Stuart Hogg, left, on target against Ireland in the Six Nations (picture by Neil Hanna)

Hogg selected for Lions’ squad in NZ

Expectations were confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) when Stuart Hogg was chosen for the GB and Ireland Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer.

Lewis Young scores a try for Jed-Forest in the Berwick Sevens final victory over Watsonians (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Sevens up for Jed as action moves on to Langholm

Jed-Forest collected their first silverware of this season’s Kings of the Sevens festival at Berwick last Sunday, defeating Watsonians in the final.

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Captains Pete McCallum (Ayr), left, and Bruce Colvine (Melrose).

We have to be better in BT Cup final, says coach

With the chance of outright BT Premiership glory gone, Melrose hope the BT Cup will be adorning their trophy cupboard come Saturday night.

Kelso's promotion-winning squad.

Derby victory secures promotion for Kelso

Kelso 17, Peebles 11

The triumphant Gala 7s squad (picture by Bill McBurnie)

It’s a sparkling Gala day at Hawick Sevens

Gala made King of the Sevens history on Saturday, prising the Hawick 7s title away from the hosts for the first time since 2014 and joining Merlose as the only non-Hawick side to win the title since 2005.

Hawick's own successful Sevens squad after the 2016 final.

Double bill of Sevens action begins at Hawick

Mansfield Park is readying itself for a party on Saturday as the latest leg of Riverside Rock King of the Sevens rolls into town for the 123rd edition of the Hawick Sevens, reports Alex McLeman.

Action from a previous meeting this season between Melrose and Ayr, with Austin Lockington grabbing a try for the Rose (picture by Dougals Hardie)

Melrose bid for league glory in Premiership showpiece final

The title of BT Premiership champions 2016-17 awaits either Ayr or Melrose this Saturday, with the play-off final taking place at the Greenyards.

Erin Maguire in action for Dundee University.

Twickenham final success for Borders students

Two young rugby-playing Borders women were in the Edinburgh University Ladies’ side which recently went to Twickenham and sealed a famous cup victory.

Greenock Wanderers on the charge against St Boswells at Jenny Moore's Road (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Century score keeps St Boswells hopes alive

St Boswells 119

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