Boroughmuir 18 Hawick 31

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Hawick recorded their third consecutive BT Premiership win with victory at Meggetland on Saturday and have now replaced their city rivals in the top four.

We seemed to have complete control and there was a 20-minute period at the end of the first half where Boroughmuir simply couldn’t handle us,” said Hawick full back Ali Weir.

Hawick were simply dominant throughout the contest, controlling possession and territory.

Led by Lee Armstrong, who scored 11 points, the Greens set the tone early. The stand-off booted the first of his five place-kicks to put Hawick 3-0 up. And although the hosts responded with a three-pointer of their own through Robbie Steel, the Greens went on to notch 21 unanswered points. Tries from Russell, Wiaan Griebenow and Weir, Armstrong converting all three, put Hawick 24-6 up at the interval, with Steele adding a second penalty before half-time for Boroughmuir.

Griebenow crossed for his second touchdown and the bonus-point score after the break, with Armstrong landing with his fourth conversion.

Muir did stage a brief third-quarter rally, scoring 12 points through Steele’s boot and a touchdown from Callum Reid, but ultimately Hawick secured the victory.