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Rugby player Lindsay is a real student of the game

Lindsay Maguire, from Melrose, is hooked on rugby, after taking up the sport last year and helping Edinburgh University to a once-in-a-generation-season.

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Jed-Forest's Robbie Shirra-Gibb (in blue) is named in the South squad for Saturday's Chester 7s (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Borders players dominate South squad for Chester 7s

Once again, as expected, there’s a heavy concentration of Borders players in the South Scotland squad for this Saturday’s Chester 7s tournament.

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Hooker Ross Ford scores a summer tour try for Scotland against Italy in Singapore (picture by Fotosport/David Gibson)

Borders rugby players endure contrasting fortunes overseas

Pride and delight has fused with desperate disappointment for Borders rugby players on international duty in three continents.

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Stuart Hogg is returning to Scotland

Hogg KO’d from Lions tour

Hawick hero Stuart Hogg has been ruled out of the rest of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand due to injury.

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Ross McCann of Melrose is among the Borders players to have made an impact for Scotland at the U20 World Championship in Georgia (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Borders rugby stars in Scots’ semi-final bid

Melrose centre Ross McCann again joins the Hawick pairing of hooker Fraser Renwick and winger Darcy Graham – with Gala’s Lewis Berg on the bench – as Scotland keeps the same starting line-up which defeated Italy last time out for tomorrow’s World Rugby U20 Championship clash in Georgia.

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Ally Grieve in action for Melrose last season in a 45-12 win over Boroughmuir (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Melrose builds on rich history to focus on community future

Melrose Rugby Club has announced the launch of phase one of its 1883 Legacy Project – to install a 3G pitch with floodlights at The Greenyards.

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Quarry Investments' Willie and Louise Scott, left, with Barnardo's events co-ordinator, Jordyn Armstrong and, right, ex-pro Rugby Lions player Craig Chalmers.

Ex-Melrose rugby star backs charity golf event

Former Melrose, Scotland and British Lions rugby star Craig Chalmers was back on this side of the border last week to support Barnardo’s Scotland’s annual Golf Day.

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Josh Henderson scores a try for Scotland in their 42-20 loss to New Zealand on day one of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 in Kutaisi, Georgia.

BATTLING SCOTS CAN’T HAKA PACE

Scotland’s young starlets opened their World Rugby U20 Championship account with a 42-20 defeat to tournament favourites New Zealand.

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Stuart Hogg poses for some snaps with the rest of the Lions squad on the steps of the plane

Scots can be pride of Lions

Scotland may be under represented in the British and Irish Lions squad this summer, but former Hawick standout Stuart Hogg is aiming to make as much noise as possible during the tour of New Zealand.

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Darcy Graham at full try-scoring stretch.

Hawick pair line up for Scots U20s

Scotland’s Under20 World Championship rugby campaign kicks off today (Wednesday) in Georgia.

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Fraser Renwick (picture by SNS Group/SRU Alan Harvey).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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