Rugby Union

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.

Hawick's number 10, Lee Armstrong, hands off the Ayr defence (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Greens inching closer to first win

Hawick 28, Ayr 43

Jason Baggott scores a try for Melrose (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Melrose make it four from four

Gala 27, Melrose 43

Action from Hawick v Watsonians at Mansfield Park (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Hawick’s domination proves short-lived

Hawick 9, Watsonians 24

Gregor Hunter makes a dash towards the Glasgow Hawks' line (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Gala fall prey to Hawks in Premiership curtain-raise

Gala 27

Bruce Colvine of Melrose (picture by SNS Group / SRU)

‘Muir not merrier as Melrose dominate


Ruairi Howarth (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Gala study the options

Gala RFC hope the deferred arrival of student Ruairi Howarth will give a further boost to their 2016-17 campaign.

Melrose, winners of the Peebles Sevens, and action from the final against Watsonians (pictures by Alwyn Johnston)

McCann is the man for Melrose

Peebles RFC made a bold move by switching its sevens tournament from the traditional late April date to the first weekend in August.

Connor McAulay (second left) and Ciaran Whyte (second right) with Selkirk first XV coaches Michael Jaffray (left) and Fraser Jack.

Pair of new arrivals helps strengthen Selkirk squad

Two new players have joined Selkirk’s rugby ranks, strengthening the Philiphaugh club’s playing pool as the build-up to the new season gathers pace.

Fundraisers taking part in a sponsored walk at Galashiels in memory of rugby star Duncan Paterson.

Sponsored walks raise £3,000 in memory of Galashiels and Scotland rugby star Duncan Paterson

Two sponsored walks held in memory of Scotland rugby star Duncan Paterson have raised £3,000 for charity.

Hawick YM have been hard to stop this season, but will now finish second.

Hawick YM stripped of league title

Hawick YM have been hit with a 10-point deduction after the Scottish Rugby Union found they were in breach of rules on fielding ineligible players.

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Hawick Wanderers and Hawick PSA set to merge

Hawick Wanderers and Hawick PSA set to merge

After years of back-and-forth of will they won’t they, Hawick Wanderers and PSA finally look set to merge and move forward under the same banner from next season.

Jed-Forest in action agasint Duns in the Earlston 7s (Stuart Cobley)

Jed in pole position for Kings decider

Victory on Saturday by favourites Jed-Forest to wrap up the Kings of the Sevens festival would be the “icing on the cake” after a long hard season.

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Kelso Ladies RC (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

New Kelso ladies make winning start


Lawrie's Garage is again sponsoring the Selkirk Sevens

High hopes of being first in second-last Selkirk sevens

The Kings of the Sevens series rolls on to the penultimate contest at Philiphaugh on Saturday, with no less than five of the competing teams already having won a tournament.

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