Rugby Union

Selkirk near full strength for return to match action

Predicted milder weather should help Selkirk make a quick return to competitive action in BT National League I after last weekend’s snow.

Iain Moody makes a charge for Melrose in their most recent league game, a 27-10 win over Ayr (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Rose are hoping to savour sweet fragrance of victory

Table-topping Melrose are eager to get back to BT Premiership action on Saturday – but they know a formidable assignment lies ahead.

Darcy Graham lands Hawick's first try (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Victory gives huge boost to Hawick’s survival chances

Hawick 24

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Gavin Wood breaks through for Melrose Storm at Hamilton (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Melrose 2nds retain title

Melrose Storm are BT National Reserve League Division 1 champions for the second year in succession.

Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Vale of Leithen, in red and white, were sunk late on by Gala Fairydean Rovers (picture by Debi Ritchie)

Gala FR hit back to claim the points in Borders derby

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Captain Dom Buckley again played a key role for Kelso

Kelso keep on winning trail

GHK 15, Kelso 26

Chris Weir (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Weir so proud of you, Chris

Gala may have lost their Bookers Border League tussle with Hawick, but the game was very special for one Netherdale player.

Jed-Forest's Connor Hogg is held up just a yard short of the line (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Big dent in Jed’s promotion dream

Jed-Forest 17, Stewart’s-Melville 25

Lock forward Donald Nichol makes a breakout for Selkirk against hoop-shirted Peebles (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Victory the target as Jed and Selkirk return to duty

League assignments resume for the lower division rugby squads this weekend as they get in shape for the first BT fixtures of 2017.

Peebles, in hoops, take on Selkirk in a Borders League clash at The Gytes (picture by Stephen Mathison)

Selkirk overcome Peebles in Border League clash

Peebles 6, Selkirk 27

Hawick's scrum half Bruce Campbell breaks loose against blue-clad Jed-Forest at Riverside (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Late Christmas present as Hawick steal trophy

Jed-Forest 29, Hawick 31

High-energy Boxing Day action between Gala (maroon) and Melrose in the Waverley Cup. The game ended 5-5.

Marathon Borders derby finishes level

Gala 5, Melrose 5

Jed-Forest's Skelly Cup tie at home to Hawick on Boxing Day has fallen victim to the weather (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Cup clash at Riverside called off

Bad Boxing Day weather has forced the call-off of this afternoon’s rugby at Riverside.

Bruce McNeil, centre, is likely to lead Hawick into cup action on Boxing Day (picture by Gordon Fraser)

Boxing Day in the Borders serves up rugby double

There is a festive feast of rugby in the Borders over the season of goodwill, with a double helping of Boxing Day cup action.

Kelso, in stripes, defeated Biggar to remain top of National League 2.

Christmas cheer for Kelso at top of table

Kelso 31, Biggar 17

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Austin Lockington powers through for the first Melrose try in their 27-10 win over Ayr (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Melrose supremacy reigns as top two face off

Melrose 27, Ayr 10

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Rather resembling soccer than rugby, Ross McCann and George Taylor push forward for Melrose against Gala (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Melrose post biggest win over luckless Gala

Melrose 57, Gala 17

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Tryscorer Gregg Minto, seen here heading for the line in a previous game against Cartha QP (picture by Gavin Hosrburgh)

Victory keeps Kelso’s run going

Preston Lodge 15, Kelso 30

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Earlston High School's players celebrate their win (SNS Pix)

Earlston High is top of the class

Earlston High School U16s 26, Glasgow High School U16s 12

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