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Gala 0 - 26 Heriot’s: Charlie Simpson scores a double

Heriot’s outplayed Gala after a fairly even first half to grab the points with two tries from Charlie Simpson to leave Gala still propping up the Premiership.

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Logan Trotter caught a ball in mid dive to score. Picture: John Devlin

Stirling County 14 - 29 Ayr: League leaders leave it late

Stirling let slip a golden chance to turn over league leaders Ayr as they forced their way ahead midway through the second half only to succumb to a late rush of tries. It was a belated restart to the season for the home side with last week’s game against high-flying Melrose postponed because of a frozen pitch while Ayr were hammering Boroughmuir to put them at the top of the table and confirm their place in the play-offs

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Glasgow Hawks 34 - 19 Boroughmuir: Brendan McGroarty crosses twice

Glasgow Hawks 34 - 19 Boroughmuir: Brendan McGroarty crosses twice

Hawks got back to winning ways with a bonus-point victory over Boroughmuir.

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We try to play an open game, said Marcus Di Rollo. Picture Ian Rutherford

Melrose 46 - 41 Watsonians: Thirteen tries brighten day

Melrose consolidated their position at the top of the BT Premiership with a win over Watsonians in a high-scoring match that produced a total of 13 tries and three bonus points.

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Fog shrouds the pitch at Malleny Park,  Balerno during the BT Premiership game between  Currie and  Hawick. Picture Ian Rutherford

Currie 35 - 8 Hawick: Fog can’t conceal home side’s class

Currie remain in the race for the play-off spots after a dominant performance against a Hawick side facing a battle to preserve their top-flight status.

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Ayr's Will Bordill crossed for Ayrs first try

Ayr 42 - 19 Boroughmuir: Early surge pays off

When Ayr rushed into a 21-0 lead after 15 minutes, it seemed as if the home side were going to extract an awful revenge for their shock loss at Meggetland earlier this season. But Muir woke up and matched their hosts all the way for the remainder of the game, before finally losing out as the Millbrae side joined Melrose on 59 points at the top of the table.

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Darcy Graham ran in two tries

Hawick 24 - 17 Glasgow Hawks: Darcy Graham man of the match

Hawick achieved what could yet be a life-saving victory with a win over Glasgow Hawks after producing a second-half performance of momentum-building rugby.

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Watsonians Rory Drummond hands off Gala scrum-half Connor Adams at Myreside.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians 40 - 3 Gala: Capital club win maroon wars

Watsonians secured their first league win since October in some style and, as a result, Gala slipped to the bottom of the table.

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Heriot's Struan Cessford crashed over from close range

Heriot’s 25 - 17 Currie: Fourth home victory in a row

Title-holders Heriot’s seized the initiative in the race for BT Premiership play-off spot when they saw off a determined Currie side in a hard-fought contest at Goldenacre.

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Darcy Graham's quality shone

Ayr 44 v 41 Hawick: Greens suffer bad Ayr day

Ayr left it late before condemning a brave Hawick XV to the cruellest of defeats.

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Ben Robbins scored for Currie

Stirling County 19 - 27 Currie: History repeats itself

History has a habit of repeating itself and did so agonisingly for Stirling.

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Matt Fagerson went over for a try converted by Hagan Shulte

Watsonians 36 - 38 Glasgow Hawks: Penalty the difference

Teenager Josh Henderson kicked a last-gasp penalty as Hawks won a thriller against Watsonians.

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Melrose's Austin Lockington

Melrose 57 - 17 Gala: Borders clubs miles apart

Geographically Melrose and Gala are only three miles apart but yesterday, in rugby terms, the gap between the two sides was of the yawning variety as the championship leaders inflicted a crushing defeat on their neighbours.

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Boroughmuir players come off the pitch dejected after the defeat

Heriot’s 23 - 17 Boroughmuir: Capital derby a close call

Heriot’s took the honours in a keenly contested Edinburgh derby between two sides desperate for a win. Ultimately, the champions owed the win that keeps them in the play-off places to the fact that they made fewer errors at key moments.

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Robbie Nelson (centre) tries to fend off Craig Jackson and Nyal Godsmark. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Rob Chrystie hails Melrose’s winning blend

Currie came close to beating the best team in the Premiership but ultimately had to settle for the cold comfort of a losing bonus point as the league leaders went home with another five points in the bag, writes William Paul.

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Frazier Climo had his kicking boots on for Ayr.  Picture: Robert Perry

Gala 28 - 38 Ayr: Visitors beat the fog

Ayr maintained their Premiership challenge with a win at Netherdale, overcoming a stuffy Gala side and dense fog to collect the try bonus before the interval and notch six tries.

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New Glasgow Warriors signing Ratu Tagive will play for Currie against Melrose today. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Ratu Tagive and Ryan Grant in Currie team to play Melrose

The BT Premiership resumes after a mid-season break today with leaders Melrose at Malleny Park to take on Currie.

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Rob Louw crossed before half-time

BT Cup round up: Gala lead the way on day for favourites

Gala flew out of the blocks in the first half to set up a win in the BT Cup against GHA yesterday.

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Grant Anderson helped put Ayr in control. Picture: Neil Hanna

Currie 32 - 41 Ayr: Vital victory keeps title hopes alive

Ayr withstood a second half comeback from Currie to maintain their challenge for the Premiership title.

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Adam Nicol touched down

Hawick 30 - 43 Stirling County: Sins cost Greens dear

Stirling County ran in five tries to claim a bonus point victory over Hawick.

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