THE Boroughmuir match programme displayed welcome perspicacity in confidently predicting an entertaining game with plenty of tries. Indeed, if games with nothing at stake, as this was, all produce similar levels of expansive endeavour, perhaps there should be more of them.
BOB McKILLOP is preparing for a league swansong as Heriot's head coach when the Goldenacre club visit Boroughmuir in Premiership A tomorrow.
Rising Heriot's star Lawrie Seydak has been urged to use a Premiership A rugby clash with Glasgow Hawks at Goldenacre on Saturday to further his representative ambitions.
Currie, the losing finalists in 2006, launched their Premier Cup challenge with a bonus point win away to Howe of Fife in Pool A. However, there was no repeat of last season's 75-7 success in the same competition and the Malleny Park men were made to work hard before emerging 23-14 victors.
Dougie Fife scored a hat-trick of tries as Currie put in a professional performance to see off Edinburgh rivals Heriot's and keep themselves in the top-flight title race.
Heriot's made to work for victory in thrilling tussle
TWO sides committed to attacking rugby generated a staggering 14 tries and a hat-trick apiece for Melrose scorers Graham Dodds and Fraser Thomson.
HERIOT'S coach Bob McKillop adroitly side-stepped the press after this match; perhaps he was embarrassed at how comfortably his side won. But certainly against a West side who offered little in the way of defence, Heriot's players were seldom asked to dodge questions as easily as their coach did.
Heriot's coach Bob McKillop dubbed this weekend's split in Scotland's rugby premiership a "shambles" after Boroughmuir were beaten 24-20 with the help of a last-minute try at Goldenacre.
When former Heriot's rugby star Mike Maltman decided to pursue a professional career in England the object was to opt out of any comfort zone miles from home.
FAMED for its cyclical approach to unearthing talent, Scottish rugby could be heading into another golden period, according to one of the country's leading club coaches.
A BITTERLY cold afternoon in the capital brought a horribly scrappy match but that will bother Glasgow Hawks little as they claimed a last-ditch victory and bonus point thanks to sinner-turned-saint Bart Karalus.
Free-scoring Dundee HSFP were involved in yet another ten-try thriller at Mayfield but there was no nail-biting finish this week as they romped home against an off-colour Heriot's.
Heriot's coach Bob McKillop has warned his men that Saturday's lacklustre performance against Dundee High, combined with results elsewhere, means they have work to do to secure a place in the Premiership title play offs when the league splits after 11 matches.
WITH both teams boasting 100 per cent records coming into this match something had to give in this face off and, in the event, it was Heriot's who blinked first.
Heriot's maintained their impressive start to the Premier One campaign with a second successive five-point haul to share top spot with Glasgow Hawks.