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Hogg’s squad wins coveted award

The coaches who’ve made a significant impact in the life of Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg have been awarded the Coaching Chain accolade at the 2017 UK Coaching Awards.

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Frazer Anderson helps mount an attack for Selkirk in the defeat by Jed-Forest (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Hosts Selkirk looking forward despite injuries to back row

It was a disappointing return to league tasks for Selkirk after the autumn break, as they went down last week to a late Jed-Forest surge.

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The Langholm squad which enjoyed a crushing 60-0 victory.

Try count hits double figures as Langholm sweep Edinburgh rivals aside

Langholm 60, Inverleith 0

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Action from Hawick's 58-5 win at Peebles last Friday.

Hawick aim to take winning form into league action

League action returns this week following a lengthy lay-off in order to accomodate the national team’s Autumn Test schedule.

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Doddie Weir being given a cheque for �3,000-plus by Lauderdale Scout Group.

Lauderdale Scout Group goes the distance to raise cash for Doddie Weir

Doddie Weir isn’t just a hero to rugby fans all the way from Carter Bar up to John o’Groats. The rugby legend also holds a special place in the hearts of all associated with Lauderdale Scout Group as without the former Scotland international’s help, it might well not exist.

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Kelso, in black and white, pictured last weekend against Howe of Fife, have been severely hit by injuries, leading to tomorrow's clash with Melrose being called off (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Kelso’s clash with Melrose called off

Tomorrow night’s match in the Booker Border League, between hosts Kelso and BT Premiership leaders Melrose, has been postponed.

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Stuart Hogg put in stunning show against mighty All Blacks

Hero Hogg is simply the best

Apologies in advance, but Stuart Hogg is the best fullback Scotland has ever produced.

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A try for Kelso against visitors Howe of Fife (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Kelso stride into third round of BT National League Cup

Kelso 59, Howe of Fife 17

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Lee Jones, from Selkirk, tries to evade Reynold Lee-Lo of Samoa during last week's Autumn international (picture by Neil Hanna Photography)

Borders players set to figure against All Blacks

Scotland’s four Borders-linked players all retain their places in the squad for tomorrow’s (Saturday) Autumn Test against the mighty New Zealand at BT Murrayfield.

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Donald Nicol on the way to scoring for Selkirk last time out in a 29-19 win over Stewart's Melville (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Selkirk can fare well in BT Cup against higher division rivals

A delicious pair of all-Border BT Cup ties is being served up for local rugby fans this weekend, as they wait to feast on the Scotland v New Zealand Autumn Test at teatime tomorrow (Saturday).

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Mark Robertson, right, with SRU president Rob Flockhart (picture by Scottish Rugby / SNS Group).

Melrose’s Mark accepted by Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Melrose player Mark Robertson, and three contemporaries, are the latest all-time-greats to be inducted into Scottish Rugby’s Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at BT Murrayfield after Saturday’s opening Autumn Test match against Samoa.

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Both Melrose and Hawick, who met here recently in the BT Premiership, are facing tricky lower division opposition in the BT Cup (picture by Douglas Hardie).

All-Borders ties add spice to BT Cup contest’s first round

While local rugby fans await tea time on Saturday, for the Scotland v New Zealand Autumn Test, they can feast on a cracking couple of all-Borders ties in the BT Cup.

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Jordan White gathers momentum for Hawick Linden, in blue, against Berwick (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Plenty of possession but Linden are overpowered in the end

Hawick Linden 5, Berwick 57

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Former Galashiels prop Curtis Reynolds, now playing for Welsh side RGC.

Budding Borders rugby star hit with £100 court bill for slapping schoolgirl’s bottom

An up-and-coming rugby union player has been ordered to pay £100 compensation to a schoolgirl after being convicted of smacking her bottom in a Galashiels takeaway.

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Lee Jones (picture by Fotosport/David Gibson).

Borders names in Scots’ starting line-up to face Samoa

Ex-Hawick star Stuart Hogg and Selkirk lad Lee Jones have been named by Gregor Townsend as part of an all-Glasgow Warriors backline for his first match as head coach at BT Murrayfield tomorrow (Saturday) as Scotland begin their Autumn Tests against Samoa.

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Stuart Hogg, centre, with his award-winning coaching colleagues (picture by Alan Peebles).

Successful try for an award by Hogg’s coaching chain

Scottish rugby coaches who played a pivotal role in Stuart Hogg’s rise to the top of the world game have been honoured for their dedication and progressive approach to player development.

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The victorious South of Scotland squad (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Comfort for Southern squad after comeback against Reds

Caledonia Reds 24, South of Scotland 40

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Rachel Ewing and Anna Mirley were collecting for MND research in Lauder's Main street as the tractors came through.

Almost 180 tractors hit road at Lauder in aid of Borders rugby legend’s charity

Almost 180 tractors of all shapes, sizes and ages hit the road yesterday, November 5, in aid of Borders rugby union legend Doddie Weir’s motor neurone disease research charity.

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Clinton Wagman, one of Selkirk's tryscorers on the day, makes a positive advance  against GHA (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Selkirk relishing open, flowing game of rugby in capital city

One of the most compelling fixtures on this weekend’s rugby card is the clash at Inverleith between Selkirk and Stewart’s Melville.

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Flashback to the final of last year's Melrose 7s, between the hosts and winners Harlequins (picture by Douglas Hardie).

New name but old friendship revitalised for Melrose 7s

Melrose RFC has announced that Aberdeen Standard Investments will be the main sponsor of the 2018 Melrose Sevens.

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