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Injured Scottish rugby players to get Kiltwalk cash boost

A RUGBY charity which supports players who suffer life-changing ­injuries in the sport are set to ­benefit from this year’s massive ­Kiltwalk event.

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Boroughmuir grabbed the bonus point when Dale Robertson was driven over

Gala 28 - 46 Boroughmuir: Muir happy, Greens not so

Boroughmuir retained their Premiership status with a dominant performance to score seven tries and send Hawick into the relegation play-off.

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Fraser Thomson was one of the Melrose try scorers. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Melrose 34 - 7 Hawick: Greenyards men on track to finish top

Melrose achieved a bonus- point win over Hawick that keeps the Greenyards men on track to finish top in the BT Premiership with its implication of a home final in the play-offs.

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Curries Harvey Elms dives over the line to score the opening try of the match at Malleny. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU

Currie 25 - 5 Glasgow Hawks: Play-off place still in reach

Currie’s hopes of winning the Premiership’s fourth and final 
play-off place are still alive after they toughed out a hard-won victory against Hawks to stay hard on the heels of Heriot’s for that precious place.

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Heriot's Tom Wilson ran in for a try.
 Picture: Greg Macvean

Stirling County 13 - 29 Heriot’s: Visitors have the muscle

It might be the fag end of the season but there was still plenty at stake in what County president John Wright anticipated as a “spicy encounter” in his match programme comments.

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Watsonians head coach Marcus Di Rollo, right, and assistant coach Simon Taylor will leave the club at the end of the season. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians announce departure of coaches Di Rollo and Taylor

Marcus Di Rollo and Simon Taylor are to leave their coaching posts at Watsonians when the current season ends.

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Melroses Sam Pecqueur evades the clutches of Tom Wilson as the visitors edged it.  Photograph: Greg Macvean

Heriot’s 5 - 8 Melrose: Result turns on late red card

League leaders Melrose gained revenge for last October’s defeat at the hands of defending champions Heriot’s and continue their stately progress towards this season’s end.

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Kerr Gossman scored a try but his brother was man of the match

Glasgow Hawks 7- 36 Ayr: Gossmans in the thick of it

Ayr put their West rivals to the sword, with this six-tries-to-one win, along the way clinching a home semi-final in the end of season 
BT Premiership Play-Offs.

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Rory Drummond was yellow carded then later scored a try.   Picture Ian Rutherford

Watsonians 15 - 12 Stirling County: Two sides of Drummond

County started the stronger of the two sides and had a chance to take the lead in the sixth minute, but skipper Jonny Hope missed the penalty.

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David Reekie of Muir and Hawick's Bruce McNeil. Picture:


 Neil Hanna

Hawick 16 - 6 Gala: It’s curtains for the Maroons

This was the match that two of the oldest rivals in Scottish rugby had been dreading, the match to decide Premiership relegation and at the end of a dour struggle in unappetising muddy conditions it was Gala who got the thumbs down from fate.

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Ayr skipper Pete McCallum added a try

BT Cup rugby round up: Grammar taught a lesson

Ayr put in a professional performance to progress to the quarter-finals of the BT Cup after a 51-12 victory at Aberdeen Grammar yesterday, writes Gary Heatly.

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Melrose replacement Thomas Klein crossed for a try

Melrose 17 -10 Currie: Rose reach last eight

Melrose marched into the quarter-finals of the BT Cup after defeating Currie in a match at the Greenyards that started brightly but which, by the last quarter, deteriorated into a slogfest.

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Twos company: Galas Gregor Hunter is sandwiched in a tackle by Hawicks Grant Huggan (12) and Stuart Graham.  Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Gala 23 - 15 Hawick: Maroon gain the bragging rights

Gala grabbed a vital victory with a confidence-boosting performance before the sides meet again in two weeks in a relegation battle to stay in the Premiership.

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Kerr Gossman scored a sublime opening try

Glasgow Hawks 29 - 20 Watsonians: Good, bad and ugly

Hawks edged into the last eight of the BT Scottish Cup with this four-tries-to-three victory over BT Premiership rivals Watsonians.

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Aubrey McCube of Boroughmuir is tackled by Accies pair Alex Glashan and Clement Lacour.  Picture: Neil Hanna

Boroughmuir 40 - 17 Edinburgh Accies: Joy of six tries

The Premiership side beat the National League One side here as the result went by the form book in an all-action cup tie under the floodlights.

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Charlie Simpson was on form for Heriots. Picture:  Neil Hanna

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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