Rugby Union

Hawick proud hosts of latest Kings ties and Festival of Rugby

After the enormous success of the Melrose Sevens last weekend, it’s Hawick’s turn next to take centre stage.

Ross McCann scores in the final for Melrose against Watsonians (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Heartbreak for hosts Melrose in sevens final

There was disappointment for Melrose as their home sevens tournament was wrenched from their grasp in the final seconds on Saturday.

Melrose take on winners Harlequins in the 2017 final at The Greenyards (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Crowning glory at Melrose for Kings of Sevens contest

It’s the marquee Kings of the Sevens event, BBC2 Scotland cameras will be there, the largest expected crowd in recent years will be there, international and local sevens rugby stars will be there.

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir, centre, on his Borders farm with former college classmates Hamish Dykes, left, and David Ireland.

Ex-classmates getting on the ball for Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir

It’s about to be game on for ex-classmates of Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir at Scotland’s Rural College out to raise money for his motor neurone disease research charity.

Melrose head coach Rob Chrystie with the BT Premiership trophy (picture by Douglas Hardie).

Melrose avenge last year’s title heartbreak

Melrose 16, Ayr 13


Jed steal victory from hosts’ grasp in final of Gala Sevens

Jed-Forest were crowned Gala Sevens champions at a bitterly-cold Netherdale on Sunday, as the spring sevens series started in style.

Hosts Gala in action against Langholm in last year's 7s event at Netherdale (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Competition captures spirit of community and Borders rugby

Enjoy a good day out, hopefully in dry weather, and savour the unique flavour of a family sporting occasion and a rich rugby experience.

Tempting prospect of
BT Cup final

Tempting prospect of all-Borders BT Cup final

Hawick and Melrose do battle in separate semi-finals this Saturday, with the same aim in mind – a day out at Murrayfield in the BT Cup final.

20/08/16 ' BT MURRAYFIELD - EDINBURGH ' The Scottish Rugby Annual General Meeting ' Mark Dodson (Chief Executive)

Dodson to remain at rugby helm till 2023

Scottish Rugby’s board has extended the contract of chief executive Mark Dodson to 2023.

Melrose defeated Watsonians 54-22 when the sides met earlier in the season (picture by Dougals Hardie)

Our priority is all on the game and giving our best performance

The rigours of the regular BT Premiership programme are over for Melrose, leaving them free to concentrate on a game they’ve known was coming for some time.

Hawick delivered on a day when nothing else would do against the would-be Premiership champions (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Hawick defy the odds with demolition job on Melrose

Hawick 38, Melrose 3

Hawick Harlequins savour the championship-winning moment (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Mighty Quins clinch Eastern league title

Hawick Harlequins celebrated a joyous double in the wet and miserable weather last weekend.

Nyle Godsmark of Melrose

Graham, Jones and Godsmark among Scotland 7s Commonwealth squad

Commonwealth Games Scotland has announced the final 13 athletes from the sport of Rugby Sevens to be selected for next month’s 2018 Commonwealth Games, bringing the final Team Scotland line-up to 224.

Hawick's captain Bruce McNeil (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Hawick know survival rests on reclaiming must-win mentality

The two Borders sides in the BT Premiership, at opposite ends of the table, are preparing for a massive game with each other this weekend.

Thomas Jeffrey

Borders players take a step forward

Young Borders rugby players are going ‘forward’ to represent Scotland U18s in a match with England this weekend.

Fraser Thomson (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Borders players turn out for Club and country

Melrose head coach Rob Chrystie has surrounded himself with Greenyards team mates once more – plus a sprinkling of other Borders players – in his capacity as head coach for Scotland’s Club XV internationals.

Rory Darge

Rory in back row for Italian job

Melrose player Rory Darge is in the starting line-up as Scotland’s U20 squad faces Italy tomorrow (Friday) in the final match of the U20 Six Nations.

Scotland's players bring the curtain down on their NatWest 6 Nations campaign in Rome on Saturday (picture by SNS Group)

Borders three named in Scots’ starting line-up

Borders stars Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw have retained their places in Scotland’s starting XV for Saturday’s concluding NatWest 6 Nations test in Italy, while Jamie Bhatti is on the bench.

Fast running action between Kelso and visitors Jed-Forest, in blue (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Jed largely in control of League One derby

Kelso 16, Jed-Forest 39

Several Borders players could be among Scotland's U18 line-up on Sunday.

Healthy sprinkling of southern players in Scots U18 squad

A 26-man Scotland U18 squad – containing a selection of Borders players – has been named for this Sunday’s game against Wales U18s.

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