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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.

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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.

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Kelso's promotion-winning squad.

Derby victory secures promotion for Kelso

Kelso 17, Peebles 11

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Bruce Colvine leads Melrose in action in the final against Harlequins (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Might of Quins triumphs at Melrose

Harlequins 31, Melrose 19

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Melrose Storm

Sevens opposition blown away by Storm

Melrose Storm were worthy winners of the John Laing 7s, played at Poynder Park in Kelso earlier in the week.

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Melrose captain Bruce Colvine, left, and teammate Grant Runciman, in their Sevens playing kits (picture by Gareth Easton)

Melrose relish homecoming for Sevens circuit showpiece

Melrose RFC have a hat-trick of prestigious finals coming up – but the focus for now is all on their celebrated Sevens tournament.

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Harlequins' Scott Peffers lays the ball off to Ross Anderson (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Home’s tough case for Baker Street side

Hawick Harlequins 14, North Berwick 21

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Melrose players Bruce Colvine and Grant Runciman with Rebekah Mooney at Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Extra train carriages being laid on for rugby fans heading to Melrose

Extra train carriages are being laid on for rugby fans planning a trip to this weekend’s Melrose Sevens tournament.

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Gala 7s winners Watsonians, with Kaye Niven of main sponsor 5 Star Taxis (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Sevens shine in the southern sun

Gala RFC’s president has paid tribute to all who helped make the Netherdale club’s Sevens tournament a success in the sunshine yesterday (Sunday).

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Murdo McAndrew breaks out for Melrose against Currie in the BT Premiership play-off semi-final (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Melrose carry out Currie game plan

Melrose 42, Currie 15

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Hosts Gala took on Jed-Forest in the semi-final of their Sevens event last year (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Springtime feast of rugby 7s action kicks off at Netherdale

Six weeks of spectacular spring rugby entertainment begin this weekend as the 2017 Kings of the Sevens circuit resumes.

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Angus Roberts, here in earlier action, was Kelso's tryscorer on Saturday (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Promoted Cartha break Kelso’s 14-match winning run

Cartha Queen’s Park 37, Kelso 10

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Fraser Thomson makes a surge for Melrose in the BT Cup semi-final against Stirling County (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Melrose set to make Murrayfield return

Melrose 48, Stirling County 18

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Previous action from the Melrose Veterans event.

Return of Melrose Veterans tournament

The Melrose Veterans Tournament is set to return to the Aberdeen Asset Management Melrose Sevens this year.

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