No room for error in Premiership fight

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Attention switches to league business for Borders rugby clubs this weekend, with much to play for in the Premiership for the top flight trio.

With only one point separating fourth (Gala) to seventh (Hawick) place, the last play-off position is still very much up for grabs.

The Maroons are holding on to the sought-after spot by their fingernails and, following their disappointing Scottish Cup exit to Stirling County last weekend, Gala winger Grant Somerville is keen for his side to find a solution to his team’s recent slump in form before Saturday’s clash with the same opponents at Bridgehaugh.

“There are no excuses

Hawick, on the other hand, have been enjoying an upturn in fortunes and will be hoping for a win against Glasgow Hawks this weekend as well as some slip-ups further up the table.

Melrose are in third place on the league table, 13 points ahead of Gala, and travel to Malleny Park to play Currie.

Following their two-week layoff, Selkirk are back in action in National League One when they take on Watsonians at Myreside.

Peebles are at home to GHA while Kelso and Jed-Forest travel to play Dundee HSFP and Stewart’s Melville respectively.