Rugby Union

Early glimpse of 2017 Melrose 7s line-up

Top international sides are set to take part in the Aberdeen Asset Management Melrose Sevens on April 8 next year.

Experience and power told for East U20s under the Oriam roof

Inside story as East prove best against West

East U20s 34, West U20s 12

A cluster of Langholm players halts Gala YM's Duncan Miller (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

A Gala occasion to forget

Gala YM 12

Hawick Legion's Jodie Easdon is fouled in the spirited local amateur derby with Hawick United (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Legion get the better of United in Hawick derby

Hawick Legion 3, Hawick United 1

Bruce McNeil of Hawick, vice-captain on the night, was one of the South of Scotland try scorers on Tuesday night in Jedburgh (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Hopes are high of heralding a revival of inter-district rugby

The long-cherished reappearance of inter-district rugby in the Borders on Tuesday night has invigorated hopes of frequent matches.

South full-back Lewis Young, of Jed-Forest, makes a dive for the line (picture by Stuart Cobley)

South victorious in district rugby revival

South of Scotland 33, Caledonia 7

South vice-captain, Bruce McNeil

Exciting build-up to key fixture for south

There are only a few hours to go until one of the Borders’ biggest rugby spectaculars of recent years.

Jason Baggott delivers a pass for Melrose (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Hawks grounded by leaders Melrose

Melrose 35, Glasgow Hawks 15

Iain Williams

Veteran athlete Iain in team silver success

Iain Williams, from Jedburgh, was among the Scottish participants to finish among the medals when he scooped silver at the World Masters Athletics Championship in Perth, Australia.

Hawick Harlequins, in the black strips, try to make a breakthrough against Murrayfield Wanderers (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Quins acquit themselves well against unbeaten Wanderers

Hawick Harlequins 3, Murrayfield Wanderers 24

There's no getting away from Melrose at the moment (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Seven-up Melrose and hat-trick man McCann

Boroughmuir 12, Melrose 45

Hawick's Lee Armstrong gets some Stirling attention (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Defeat drags Hawick nearer to trap door

Hawick 30, Stirling County 43

Melrose number 12 Richard Taylor make a charge against Hawick at Mansfield Park (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Melrose leave with points but Hawick take the credit

Hawick 3

Improved weekly performances are a key aim for Melrose.

Melrose seek to continue improving

Melrose will be glad to sample the flavour of the Greenyards again as they return on Saturday, hoping to build an impressive new winning sequence.

Scotland rugby player Stuart Hogg is supporting a road safety campaign.

Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg tells of the tragedy inspiring road safety campaign

A talented teenage rugby player killed in a car crash seven years ago is the inspiration behind a hard-hitting national road safety campaign being stepped up this week.

Wesley Hamilton  goes over the tryline for Hawick against Boroughmuir (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Greens light up fixture with first win

Hawick 36, Boroughmuir 26

Melrose in action in a previous encounter with Gala (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Melrose toppled in clash of the giants

Ayr 11, Melrose 7

Opeta Palepoi of Gala (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Gala succumb to Stirling’s second-half superiority

Stirling County 31, Gala 18

Hawick captain Bruce McNeill, right, on the charge against Ayr (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Hawick desperate for their first win

With week five of the season beckoning, two Borders teams book-ending the BT Premiership go into Saturday’s fixtures with equal ambitions – but for opposing reasons.

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