Borders rugby rankings - Stuart Cameron reflects on another terrific season

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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.

That has clearly been achieved by using data from the 18 league matches played each season in the Premiership, National League and Championship competitions.

Four different clubs have won the trophy and this season it’s Peebles who have had their name engraved on the silverware. Under Peter Wright, Peebles have had a clean sweep following their relegation in 2011/12 from the National League. The Gytes men also scored the most tries (106) and had the best defence (283).

The new award for the top East LeagueBorders team, saw Hawick Linden taking the title. The new Fraser James Partnership Ltd trophy will be presented in the next few days.

Results: Top try-scorers - John Coutts (Hawick YM/Hawick) 18; most points - Greg Raeburn (Peebles) 245.

East League Borders teams, most league points - Hawick Linden 72; best attack - Hawick Linden 656; best defence - St Boswells 171.

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