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Glasgow Hawks 36 - 27 Watsonians: Hawks keep head and lead

Glasgow Hawks managed to break their cycle of losing leads to secure five points against Watsonians, winning 36-27 at New Anniesland.

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Boroughmuirs stand-off Greg Cannie touches down for a try he then converted.  Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Boroughmuir 60-18 Hawick: Poor Hawick hammered

Boroughmuir had this relegation battle wrapped up with five first-half tries and added another five without too much trouble in the second 40 minutes.

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Melrose's Fraser Thomson was the principal provider of scoring passes. Picture: Graham Stuart

Melrose 66 - 10 Marr: Magnificent seven in a row

Another Saturday and another big win as Melrose recorded their seventh successive victory and with it a seventh successive bonus point with a demolition of the Premiership newcomers, Marr.

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Frazier Climo scored two tries for Ayr. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Ayr 41 - 17 Heriot’s: Ayr show their class

With their “piano-shifters” up front in near-total control, the Ayr backs made some sweet music in this five tries to two home win.

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Currie celebrate the try, that secured the win over visitors Stirling. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Currie 30 - 24 Stirling County: Chieftains stand firm

Currie Chieftains withstood a second-half fightback to take all five league points against fellow play-off aspirants Stirling County.

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Scotland last played in Aberdeen in 2012 when they took on Tonga at Pittodrie.  Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Vital Aberdeen pools resources if it wants piece of Super Six

Aberdeen has long been viewed as Scottish rugby’s great untapped well waiting to be struck but oil provides more than just an easy metaphor when examining the game’s fortunes in the Granite
City over the past few years.

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Tim Wilson of Heriot's gets the ball away against Watsonians at Myreside. Picture: Alistair Linford

Watsonians 10-22 Heriot’s: Visitors win with late try double

Heriot’s bided their time and came from behind with a late try double to brush aside city rivals Watsonians and consolidate their place in the top four of the table.

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Hawick suffered a thumping defeat at the hands of Heriot's last weekend. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Coach Cunningham urges Hawick to atone for 70-point rout

Hawick head coach Darren Cunningham has asked his players to “stand up and take responsibility” ahead of today’s BT Premiership match at Glasgow Hawks.

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Michael Maltman scores for Heriots after just three minutes to spark the 12-try rout of Hawick.  Photograph: Ian Georgeson

Heriot’s 70 - 7 Hawick: Beaten Hawick Green about the gills

Hopeless Hawick crashed to their fourth straight Premiership defeat, completely over-run by a free-flowing Heriot’s team that had the bonus point wrapped up inside half an hour, seven tries on the scoreboard by half-time, a round dozen by the end.

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The former Ayr man  Ross Curle ran in a try from 50 metres. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Watsonians 38 - 26 Stirling County: ‘Sonians off the mark

Watsonians got their first win of the BT Premiership season in this one.

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Melrose scrum-half Murdo McAndrew, left, grapples with Ayrs Scott Lyle at Millbrae. Photograph: Paul Devlin/SNS

Ayr 17 - 34 Melrose: Rose make it look easy

A magnificent first-half display of pace and accuracy gave the visitors a 10-31 lead at the break and although last year’s champions showed fighting spirit to win the second period 7-3, they were never really in this contest.

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Dutch international Vince Wright won race to the line. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Boroughmuir 15 - 23 Currie: Chieftains show pluck

Currie Chieftains maintained their winning start to the BT Premiership campaign with a performance that showed they have more in their locker than a pacey back division.

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Richard Dalgleish crossed for Marr. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Hawick 19 - 23 Marr: Pace and precision pays off

BT Premiership newcomers Marr followed up their win over Heriot’s with victory at Hawick yesterday despite the Ayrshire side losing the try count by 2-3.

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Heriots skipper Rory Carmichael scored from close range. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Glasgow Hawks 26 - 29 Heriot’s: Second-half fight back

Heriot’s produced a terrific second-half fight-back to post their first win of the new season and put the smile back on coach Phil Smith’s face.

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Curries Charlie Shiel evades the challenge of Watsonians Willie Thomson. Picture: SNS/SRU

Currie backs put on a show of pace as Ben Cairns foresees title bid

Currie Chieftains coach Ben Cairns acknowledged that his side still have flaws to be ironed out. But he believes that he has a squad capable of challenging for the BT Premiership title and, on Saturday’s showing, few would argue.

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The late Stephen Begley in action for Watsonians against Gala in 2003. Picture: Andrew Stuart

Hawks win a fitting tribute to stalwart Stephen Begley

They did not know they were doing so at the time, but the current crop of Glasgow Hawks players paid an excellent tribute to former club stalwart Stephen Begley with this fine performance and thoroughly deserved victory over last year’s champions.

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Fraser Thomson's hat-trick brought up his 100th try for Melrose. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Melrose 54 - 22 Watsonians: 100 up for Fraser Thomson

Two years on from now, if Scottish Rugby’s plans prevail, a semi-professional league will be in place.

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Ayr's Tommy Spinks tries to escape the clutches of Muir's Johnny Matthews. 
Picture: Ian Rutherford

Boroughmuir 28 - 30 Ayr: Climo drop goal snatches victory

Ayr launched their defence of the BT Premiership title with a last-ditch win in a scintillating game that augurs well for the quality of entertainment in the months ahead.

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Darcy Graham's try kept home hopes alive. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Hawick 28 - 39 Currie Chieftains: Nine tries at Mansfield Park

Currie Chieftains proved too clinical for Hawick at Mansfield Park to collect maximum points with five tries, but the home side showed loads of spirit to score four tries of their own.

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Charlie Simpson in action for Heriot's. Picture:Ross Parker/SNS

Heriot’s 25- 28 Stirling County: Grant-Suttie try settles it

Stirling County got the season off to a winning start.

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