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Borders duo in Scottish ladies’ rugby squad

Two Borders College students have been selected as part of the Scotland Rugby Union women’s squad to play in the Rugby Europe 7s Trophy in Andorra this weekend.

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George Graham

Greens go for Graham to halt slide

Hawick have moved quickly to address their poor start to the season by bringing in George Graham to work along with coaches Darren Cunningham and Craig Hamilton.

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Melrose were in pretty merciless form last weekend against Boroughmuir, scoring nine tries in a 51-15 win (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Ayr will be sharp in trying to prune back Rose

Rather than the heavy-scoring affairs in which Melrose have been involved so far this season, head coach Rob Chrystie reckons Saturday’s clash with Ayr will be very close.

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Frazer Anderson lays the ball off for Selkirk in their 37-15 wn over Aberdeen Grammar at Philiphaugh (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Twice-triumphant Selkirk will travel to Tayside with confidence

It’s still very early days in BT National League Division 1 – but Selkirk are feeling good about tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Dundee.

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Hawick captain Bruce McNeil hopes to help lift his team's spirits for this weekend's home game against Marr (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Communication breakdown as Hawick crumble after good start

Stirling County 56, Hawick 29

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A try for newly-promoted Kelso as they get their first home win of the BT National League One campaign (picture by Gavin Horsburgh Photography)

Battling Kelso hold on for first home win

Kelso 24, Musselburgh 18

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Morven Rough, right (picture by SRU Group/SRU Rob Casey)

Rough makes smooth transition to sevens squad

Coaching and developing sport student at Borders College, Morven Rough, is kicking off the start of her first year on the HND programme with exciting selection news.

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Melrose gave a powerful opening-day display at home to Watsonians, winning 54-22 (picture by Douglas Hardie).

KEEN TO KEEP ON WINNING

With nearly all the Borders squads in the upper reaches of the BT National League enjoying opening-day wins last week, there’s an understandable air of hope about keeping the momentum going.

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Vandals caused damage to Selkirk Rugby Club's stand.

Mindless vandals hit Selkirk Rugby Club

An investigation is under way to find the culprits responsible for a spate of vandalism attacks at Selkirk Rugby Club.

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Nick Hall, Australian prop forward, right, is welcomed to Philiphaugh by Selkirk's first team manager Tom Ramage (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Selkirk hope successful season will benefit club and community

Selkirk RFC burst back into competitive action tomorrow (Saturday) at the start of a new season in BT National League Division One.

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Melrose, in yellow, defeated Ayr 44-31 in last weekend's Charity Shield encounter (picture by Douglas Hardie).

Borders clubs primed for fresh season’s campaign

The experimental evaluations of players, line-ups, styles and combinations are almost at an end as a new season of domestic club rugby dawns.

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Young rugby enthusiasts with Scott Wight (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Rugby Force to be reckoned with

Selkirk RFC staged its Royal Bank of Scotland Rugby Force Weekend last Saturday and Sunday.

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Lisa Thomson, left, and Chloe Rollie.

Magnifique! Borders rugby ladies join full-time ranks in France

Two top Scottish women rugby players – both with solid Borders connections – have been signed to the professional ranks by top female French outfit Lille Metropole Rugby Club Villeneuvois (LMRCV).

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Peebles, in scoring form here last season against Aberdeenshire, host Jed-Forest on Saturday in a Borders League clash (picture by Stephen Mathison)

Borders League and BT Charity Shield appetisers

With the new rugby season distinctly visible on the horizon, there’s a selection of very attractive fixtures this weekend featuring Borders clubs.

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Action from an exciting opening clash in the Bookers Border League (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Greens hold on for victory after fine Gala performance

Hawick 27, Gala 21

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Dee Bradbury, right, SRU vice-president, about to cut the ribbon of the new changing facility (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Celebrating new facility and new season at Kelso

Despite something of a hammering by Hawick in their showpiece attraction last Saturday, Kelso RFC’s family promotional day was judged a success.

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A glimpse of the brand-new changing facilities at Kelso RFC (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

It’s all change at Poynder Park as Kelso celebrates new facility

Newly-promoted Kelso RFC is officially opening new changing rooms during a special family day at the club on Saturday.

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Liz Musgrave, #BeTheBestYou ambassador (picture by SNS Group / SRU Kenny Smith)

Ladies invited to give rugby a try

Kelso and Melrose rugby clubs are joining the ranks of clubs across the country to host free rugby taster sessions for women this summer.

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Successful applicants to the inaugural Scottish Motor Sports Academy, including Kelso's Ben Thomson (picture by Peter Devlin)

Ignition Festival is a key occasion for Ben

Ben Thomson, of Kelso, was named as one of the Scottish Motor Sports Academy inaugural members at the Ignition Festival in Glasgow last week.

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Mark Dodson, chief executive of Scottish Rugby (picture by Lisa Ferguson)

New league structure for Scottish rugby intended in 2019-20

As predicted by a number of observers in the game, Scottish Rugby unveiled a new strategy and league structure for all rugby clubs in Scotland, when it held its annual general meeting last Saturday at BT Murrayfield.

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