Club rankings lists show no shortage of tries

JEDBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM: Nov 28'Scottish Hydro Premier 2'Jed-Forest 'David Gobby'(photo: Rob Gray)
JEDBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM: Nov 28'Scottish Hydro Premier 2'Jed-Forest 'David Gobby'(photo: Rob Gray)
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The Borders Rugby Rankings which we publish here in TheSouthern uses data from the Premiership league matches so that we can compare like for like throughout the season over the course of the 18 games.

As well as this we can see how each of our seven Premiership teams are doing in relation to the other local sides while playing at their own level – it’s a handicap system which works well and over the past three seasons has provided us with three separate winners of the Scottish Hydro Borders Team of the Season.

JEDBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM: Nov 28'Scottish Hydro Premier 2'Jed-Forest 'Gregor Young'(photo: Rob Gray)

JEDBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM: Nov 28'Scottish Hydro Premier 2'Jed-Forest 'Gregor Young'(photo: Rob Gray)

But it’s also interesting to know how each club player is doing in relation to their own games throughout the season – these can now be found at the team pages at www.BordersRugby.net and are updated every week.

There’s been some prolific try-scoring over the past few months, and not all of them are being scored by the backs. Opeta Palepoi and Keith Davies, from Gala and Hawick respectively, are currently topping their club try-scoring tables.

Jed’s Gregor Young amazingly reached double figures very quickly – in just six games before the end of September.

Even more surprising, he hasn’t scored a try since in the next 10 games for his club. His current lean period will no doubt change soon.

Selkirk 7s trophy Fraser Harkness

Selkirk 7s trophy Fraser Harkness

His teammate David Gobby and Selkirk’s Fraser Harkness are the only other two Premier players so far to make it to 10.

Gala’s Lee Millar is the highest points scorer in the Borders from the seven Premiership teams with an impressive 164 points including five tries.