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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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Ross McCann celebrates the first of his four tries on Saturday with Nyle Godsmark and Jason Baggott. Picture: SNS.

Melrose merciless in bonus-point win over Currie

Melrose’s awe-inspiring start to the season continued at The Greenyards on Saturday when they outplayed one of their potential challengers for the BT Premiership title with seven tries for their fifth successive win and bonus point.

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Melroses Ross McCann crosses for the opening try, which he follows up for three more . Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS Group

Melrose 41 - 10 Currie Chieftains: Five star performance

Melrose made it five from five in the BT Premiership after blowing away Currie Chieftains’ hopes of being in the mix for championship honours with a performance that had all the hallmarks of a team on top of its game.

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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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Pete McCallum thundered over for a try. Picture: Colin Renton/SNS

Currie Chieftains 15 - 24 Ayr: Chieftains taste first defeat

BT Premiership champions Ayr clicked into gear to boost their title defence and inflict a first defeat of the campaign on Currie Chieftains whose second half fightback was not sufficient to take anything from the game.

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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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Curries Ben Robbins goes past the Watsonians defence to score the sixth and final try.  Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Currie 45 - 22 Watsonians: Forbes puts the boot in

Currie Chieftains turned on the style with a six-try success over a Watsonians side that was still in the game with 20 minutes to play but succumbed to a late flurry of points from an impressive home side.

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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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Nyle Godsmark scores Melroses third try. The centre also scored the second. Photograph: Graham Stuart SNS

Melrose 42 - 15 Currie: Finals offer a glimpse of deja vu

Having secured their place in the BT Cup final last weekend Melrose realised a further ambition by booking their slot in the Premiership showdown a week on Saturday with victory in the play-off semi-final against Currie. Both matches will be against Ayr but for the Premiership final Melrose will have home advantage at the Greenyards, the stage for this Saturday’s world famous sevens event.

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Currie's head coach Ben Cairns take his side down to the Greenyards to play Melrose in the BT Premiership semi-finals. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Ayr and Glasgow Hawks meet again in Premiership semi-finals

Glasgow Hawks’ head coach Finlay Gillies has rung the changes to his starting XV after last week’s cup loss to Ayr as the sides clash again in the BT Premiership semi-final this afternoon.

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Currie's Jamie Forbes tries to break through the Boroughmuir defence. Picture: Greg Macvean

Boroughmuir 19 - 67 Currie: Ten tries seal top-four finish

Currie secured their place in the BT Premiership play-offs with a ten try victory over Boroughmuir that was impressive in its execution and yielded the five league points the visitors needed to secure their spot in the top four.

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Tempers flare at Malleny Park as Curries Mike Vernal has a disagreement with Glasgow Hawks Andrew Kirkland. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Currie coach Ben Cairns insists his side must take chances

Currie will have a crack at filling the fourth and final play-off place at the end of the regular season when they play Boroughmuir in a re-arranged fixture next month.

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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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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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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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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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Currie tryscorer Ratu Tagive is tackled by Watsonians Jack Ferguson. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Currie 23 - 22 Watsonians: Another blow for ‘Sonians

For the second successive week, Watsonians suffered an agonising defeat, again succumbing to a late penalty that keeps Currie in the hunt for a play-off spot.

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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 players celebrate their win over Currie. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Currie 24 - 27 Melrose: Borderers tough it out in capital

Melrose coach Rob Chrystie praised his team for fending off the persistent challenge of a dogged Currie to emerge from this seven-try thriller with maximum points.

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