Big four set to turn the heat up in top flight

British summertime may be coming to an end this weekend but things are set to sizzle on the rugby front when the top four Premiership teams clash.

The half-way stage has seldom looked so interesting, with only four points separating the high flying quartet, and with two 
Borders teams right in the mix.

At Netherdale, Gala are looking to bounce back from their defeat against Melrose last weekend when facing leaders Heriots. Backs coach Chris Dalgleish said: “This is the ideal game for us after last Saturday, we have to focus our minds straight away and concentrate on getting a result.”

Melrose travel to Millbrae to take on Ayr and director of rugby Mike Dalgetty commented: “Ayr will be hurting after their defeat at Heriots last week and be desperate to put one over on us.

“It’s a tough place to go, but we head there with renewed confidence and a chance to get right back into the mix. It should be a great game.”

Over at Philiphaugh, Selkirk will be looking to continue their domination of the National League when Marr come to visit, while Jed-Forest and Kelso are also at home to Peebles and GHA respectively.