Chalmers rings changes in backs for Boroughmuir clash

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MELROSE coach Craig Chalmers is looking for a full 80 minute performance from his men this Saturday when they entertain Boroughmuir at The Greenyards, writes Fiona Scott.

This week’s team sees a few changes in the backs while the forwards remain the same. Fraser Thomson returns to the full back berth after a successful Glasgow Warriors debut last Friday. Bruce Dick steps in at 13 in place of the injured Nick McGrath who has severed the tendon in his middle finger. Andrew Skeen is back at 10 while Bruce Colvine reverts back to 9 after starting at stand-off last weekend.

Alun Walker has been released from Edinburgh and takes a place on the bench while McGrath joins Richard Mill, Graham Dodds, Allan Dodds and Nick Beavon on the injury list.

Looking ahead to the game Chalmers commented: “After an excellent win at Aberdeen where we performed well in the first and last quarters, we are now looking for that elusive 80 minute performance.

“Boroughmuir had a great result last weekend and will come to the Greenyards full of confidence. They have a number of talented young players, with a good number of experienced old heads mixed in there. It is a massive game for us and we know our performance level will have to be right up there for us to get the result we desire.”

Melrose kick-off against Boroughmuir at 3pm at the Greenyards.

Melrose team v Boroughmuir: F. Thomson; L. Mallin, B. Dick, J. Helps, G. White; A. Skeen, B. Colvine; N. Little, R. Ferguson, G. Holborn, R. Ovens, R. Miller, J. Dalziel, G. Runciman, A. Nagle. Subs: W. Mitchell, C. Arthur, S. Johnston, A. Walker, S. Chalmers.