Souters set sights on win over Hawick

As far as Selkirk’s director of rugby Cameron Cochrane is concerned, there is no better time or place to show they mean business than against Hawick at Philiphaugh on Saturday.

The winless Souters return home after back-to-back trips against Heriot’s and Currie to take on their Borders rivals in a 2.30pm fixture to allow supporters to watch Scotland’s World Cup contest with South Africa.

“We are at home and I feel Saturday is a great chance to finally get over the hump,” said Cochrane.

“We have made strides in recent weeks. Everyone at the club has been working hard and I feel we are so close to making that breakthrough and getting our first win.”

After defeating rivals Gala last week, Melrose travel to Bridgehaugh to take on Stirling County aiming to follow that dominant performance with another. Looking to bounce back from a tough road defeat, the Maroons welcome an undefeated Boroughmuir side – who narrowly escaped their first loss of the season with a 22-18 victory over Selkirk last weekend – to Netherdale.

In National One, cellar dwellers Peebles take on play-off chasing GHA at Braidholm while fellow strugglers Jed-Forest and Kelso travel to Aberdeen and Edinburgh to face Grammar and Accies respectively.