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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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A try for Melrose, on their way to a 35-7 win at Poynder Park, Kelso, over Gala in last season's Booker Border League final (picture by Gavin Horsburgh Photography).

Booker confirmed once more as backer for Border League

The Border League has announced the continued sponsorship of the oldest Rugby Union competition in the world by the UK’s leading food wholesaler, Booker.

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Gala got off to a fine start, winning their opening game against Berwick 45-0 on their way to the final (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Watsonians make fine start at Peebles to defence of sevens crown

Reigning Kings of the Sevens champions Watsonians picked up where they left off at the end of last season with an opening tournament victory at the Peebles Sevens on Saturday.

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Hawick Harlequins' shed in Wilton Lodge Park.

Vandals destroy rugby club’s shed in Hawick park

An amateur Hawick rugby club are counting the cost after vandals carried out a mindless attack.

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Bruce Colvine, pictured at a previous tournament.

Bruce heads to Bath for more sevens action

Melrose stalwart Bruce Colvine, who captains the Greenyards side in Saturday’s (August 5) Peebles Sevens, turned out recently for the Blue Bulldogs in the Secure Trading 24/Sevens national finals.

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Head along to The Gytes in Peebles on Saturday for some top sevens rugby action.

Peebles stages opening round on King of the Sevens circuit

It may still be only the fourth or fifth week of pre-season training for most rugby sides – but this Saturday sees the return of the Riverside Rock King of the Sevens and the first round hosted by Peebles RFC.

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Selkirk Rugby Club president Rob Forrest.

Club chiefs to discuss plan for new semi-professional league

Scottish club rugby is bracing itself for radical change, with growing speculation of a six-team semi-professional competition possibly becoming a reality.

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Lindsay McGuire of Melrose (picture by SNS Group)

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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