How clubs stand at the league break

James Hemara.

James Hemara.

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APART from Melrose and Gala playing catch-up from the British and Irish Cup we have a little break now from league rugby which everyone seems to hate.

I have always gone on record to say that it’s a shame we get 11 weeks of good competitive league rugby building nicely, then the remaining seven games are spread over a period of seven months!

Why? I’m sorry but I will never be convinced that this is the right way to do things but that is what the majority of clubs (who make the decisions) want. Wouldn’t it be good to get the league done and dusted by the end of the year before cup and other competitions take 
place?

OK, rant over… for now. The Borders rugby rankings currently see the following teams in the top five as far as the league results are concerned and they make interesting reading with Peebles currently topping all four of the Premiership categories.

All stats for these rankings are taken from the league as every club plays 18 games at their own level, making it very fair.

But today we are also going to dip into the individual top five rankings for each of our eight top clubs with data from all competitions including the Border League and cup competitions.

TOP RANKED BORDERS TEAMS

most league points

1 (1) Peebles 44

2 (4) Gala 43

3 (2) Hawick YM 39

3 (3) Hawick 39

5 (5) Selkirk 31

Most league tries

1 (1) Peebles 59

2 (2) Hawick 49

3 (4) Gala 42

4 (3) Hawick YM 33

5 (5) Melrose 31

Best attack

1 (1) Peebles 406

2 (2) Hawick 393

3 (3) Gala 359

4 (4) Hawick YM 254

5 (5) Melrose 233

Best defence

1 (1) Peebles 180

2 (2) Hawick YM 196

3 (3) Gala 214

4 (5) Selkirk 232

5 (6) Hawick 238

TOP RANKED BORDERS PLAYERS

Most tries

10 James Hemara (Peebles)

Craig Robertson (Gala)

9 John Coutts (Hawick YM/Hawick)

8 Conor Blyth (Peebles)

Euan Dods (Gala)

Most points

159 Lee Millar (Gala)

132 Neil Renwick (Hawick)

130 Greg Raeburn (Peebles)

107 Murray Hastie (Kelso)

72 John Coutts (Hawick YM/ Hawick)

East League Borders Teams

Most league points

1 (2) Hawick Linden 37

2 (1) Hawick Harlequins 33

3 (3) Earlston 29

4 (4) St Boswells 23

5 (6) Duns 18

Best Attack

1 (2) Hawick Linden 320

2 (1) Hawick Harlequins 303

3 (3) Earlston 295

4 (4) St Boswells 230

5 (6) Gala YM 210

Best Defence

1 (1) St Boswells 134

2 (3) Duns 179

2 (4) Earlston 179

4 (2) Hawick Harlequins 190

5 (5) Gala YM 199

To keep up to date with all rankings lists every week go to www.BordersRugby.net