There was joy for both Melrose and Jed-Forest last weekend as one of the closest Kings of the Sevens competitions for many a year came to a conclusion.
HAWICK international centre and SRU past president Robin Charters died this week at the age of 82.
Hawick Linden received the Fraser James Partnership Ltd award at their club presentation evening last week.
RUGBY playing youngsters from Peebles have scooped a top award at a national training camp.
HAWICK international centre and SRU past president Robin Charters died today at the age of 82.
HAWICK Rugby Club are challenging supporters to pick their greatest ever Greens squad.
IT WAS a cruel day weatherwise at the Mainetti Jed-Forest Sevens but action was red hot throughout.
Borders Semi-Junior League (BSJL) officials have gathered following comments by Melrose RFC president John Reed as reported in last week’s Southern.
Selkirk produced a Jekyll and Hyde sevens showing at Philiphaugh – fortunately for the Souters the former character shone in the final.
MELROSE Ladies retained the Glasgow Women’s trophy for the fourth consecutive year and swept away the opposition with some excellent rugby.
MELROSE full-back, Fraser Thomson has won the final RBS Try of the Month award for season 2012/13.
TRADITIONALLY rugby sevens were considered a bit of fun to wind down the season.
MELROSE full-back, Fraser Thomson, has won the final RBS Try of the Month award for season 2012/13.
Selkirk thumped Melrose 27-7 in the final of their own sevens tournament to lift the title for the fifth time in six years.
Selkirk Sevens convener John Rutherford believes eight teams have a chance of winning tomorrow’s tournament, including the hosts.
Melrose RFC president John Reed has called on semi-junior clubs to take action after its under-18 team suffered verbal abuse at Jed Thistle Sevens.
A last-gasp try and conversion saw Watsonians snatch victory from Edinburgh Accies in a nail-biter of a final at the Kelso Maxwell Motors Sevens.
MELROSE STORM walked away with the St Boswells Sevens title after an emphatic 45-5 win over Selkirk A last Wednesday night.
HAWICK LINDEN made the trip to Northern Ireland for the Carrickfergus Sevens, but suffered a tough day of rugby.
GALA Red Triangle claimed the second Matt Lochrie Memorial Cup with a 27-10 victory over Melrose at Netherdale on Friday night, writes Kenny Paterson.
MELROSE Wasps won their second sevens tournament on the trot at Jed Thistle – but it was Hawick Wanderers who walked away with the overall series title.
This has been the most competitive Kings of the Sevens ever – with two events to go, seven teams still have a chance of winning the trophy.
Former Selkirk centre Alex Dunbar has been included in the Scotland squad for this first time.
Gala Red Triangle claimed the second Matt Lochrie Memorial Cup with a 27-10 over Melrose at Netherdale tonight.
Selkirk’s victorious squad head to the Maxwell Motors Kelso Sevens tomorrow, bouyed by a spectacular return to form last weekend.
New Melrose head coach John Dalziel praised his players’ spirit as they overcame eight days of hurt to lift the Peebles Sevens.
It has been a long time coming but after a gap of 88 years Selkirk again got their hands on the Langholm sevens cup on Saturday.
HAWICK LINDEN 88
When we first started the Borders Rugby Rankings five years ago, we were attempting to not just put the spotlight on the achievements of the 17 teams in the Borders playing at East League level and above, but also focus on individual players, writes Stuart Cameron.
Melrose Wasps emerged victorious for the first time this season on the Semi-junior Sevens circuit at Selkirk Youth Club, defeating Jed Thistle 26-21 in the final.
Sky Sports will screen RaboDirect PRO12 games involving Edinburgh and Glasgow from 2014/15.
Hawick’s hometown heroes are looking forward to a Premiership campaign packed with local derbies next season after securing promotion.
Melrose Ladies captured yet another sevens trophy as they ran out victorious in Stirling’s inaugural women’s tournament, writes Kenny Paterson.
Poynder Park welcomes the latest leg of the Kings of the Sevens series, with plenty still to play for.
It is one of the highlights of the year for Earlston, as the Berwickshire village once again hosts its annual and ever-popularsevens tournament
In the Peebles 7s on Sunday, it was Melrose who triumphed 35-10 over Selkirk in a one-sided final.
Hawick 39 Dundee HSFP 38
HAWICK WANDERERS are within touching distance of the Border’s Semi-Junior Sevens title with two rounds still to play.
THE Langholm Girls U15 rugby team travelled to Stewartry last Sunday to compete in the Girls sevens tournament and were worthy winners.
Hawick created history on Saturday as they claimed their sixth home sevens success on the spin.
Gala 26 Melrose 21
ON SATURDAY the sevens bandwagon moves south to Langholm for the 95th playing of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Langholm Sevens.
THE Kings of the Sevens action reaches the Gytes with the First XV/rugbystuff.com Peebles Sevens on Sunday.
Selkirk High School 32 Buckhaven High School 10
There were shocks aplenty at Scremerston on Saturday as Mike Ker’s Watsonians outfit launched their bid for the 2013 Kings of the Sevens title.
IN THE Brewin Dolphin under 18 Bowl final Morrison’s Academy defeated Peebles High School 31-20.
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Thursday 23 May 2013
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