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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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The play of Scotland stand-off Finn Russell is reminiscent of illustrious predecessors Gregor Townsend and John Rutherford. Picture: SNS

Allan Massie: Finn Russell raises my hopes for Scotland

Unquenched by experience, hope springs eternal in the Scottish rugby supporter’s breast. It has had to. Things would have been intolerable otherwise in the long winter we have lived through since that joyous day in Paris when Scotland ran riot against France and won the last Five Nations title.That was in 1999, when Zander Fagerson wasn’t yet in primary school, and when, for all I know, Finn Russell had not yet handled a rugby ball.

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Langi Haupeakui scored a try and was sent off

Gala 22 - 29 Stirling County: Fourteen-man County raise game

With both teams desperate for points to avoid a relegation battle, it was a tense battle at Netherdale in a game marred by a red card to Glasgow Warriors’ Langi Haupeakui, pictured, for a hefty challenge on Chris Keen.

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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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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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Hamish Bain  gave Currie the lead. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Gala 24 - 49 Currie: Pace creates a try feast

Currie’s pace and forward power dominated at Netherdale, where Gala were outplayed by a Currie, side who came back from a shaky start to score eight tries and keep on course for a play-off place.

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George Horne was man of the match

Glasgow Hawks 50 - 24 Gala: George Horne is the main man

Hawks soared back to winning ways in this ten-try extravaganza. George Horne, with two tries, six conversions and a penalty goal, for half his side’s points, was Man of the Match.

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The match took place at Meggatland. Picture: Julie Howden

Boroughmuir 27 - 31 Gala: Rory Scholes the Gala hero

Edinburgh Rugby’s Rory Scholes ran in four tries as Gala defeated Boroughmuir in an entertaining match at Meggetland.

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Gala's Ross Combe tackles Gary Johnstone. Picture: Jon Savage

Gala 22 - 21 Hawick: Maroons edge out Greens

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Struan Dewar scored at the end of the first quarter

Heriot’s 38 - 19 Gala: Andrew Simmers blows red hot at home

Andrew Simmers led the charge for Heriot’s, bagging 23 points as Gala were comprehensively dumped.

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Gregor Hunter's try denied visitors a bonus point

Gala 25 - 15 Watsonians: Hunter on target

Gala produced their best performance of the season so far in defeating Watsonians with a display of exciting back play despite limited possession from the set scrums.

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Opeta Palepoi powered over for Gala

Stirling County 31 - 18 Gala: Home revival takes points

There was little to choose between these teams in terms of the season so far before kick off and, in truth, there wasn’t much to separate the two once play began with County just about deserving their win given an improved second-half performance.

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Ayr's Frazier Climo missed some kicks.

Ayr 27 - 24 Gala: Home side do enough

Ayr won, without playing as well as they can, with this five tries to three win over Gala at Millbrae. But, Frazier Climo left 13 unkicked points out there.

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Gala's Ross Combe goes over for a try. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Currie 13 - 28 Gala: Defence pays off for Gala

Gala held off a rousing finish from the hosts to bounce back from an opening day defeat with a bonus point victory built on a superb defensive effort.

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Glasgow Hawks' Matt Fagerson scores their second try against Gala. Picture: SNS

Gala 27 - 43 Glasgow Hawks: Maroons are overrun

Glasgow Hawks made a blistering start to their BT Premiership campaign with a sumptuous win over a Gala side still reeling from the loss of four top players to Watsonians this season.

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The Premier League captains line up ahead of the new season. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Ayr vow to lead BT Premiership from front again

There are some new coaches, a raft of new players at all ten clubs and a general optimism about the season ahead as 
the BT Premiership gets underway this afternoon.

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Ayr have drafted Scotland centre Mark Bennett for the new season. Picture: Jane Barlow

Pro players allocated clubs in draft for new season

The Scottish Rugby Union has announced the BT Premiership draft picks for the new club season which kicks off on Saturday.

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Gregor Hunter: Development. Picture: SNS

Ex-Glasgow stand-off Gregor Hunter goes back to Gala

Former Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors stand-off Gregor Hunter is returning to his roots and has joined BT Premiership outfit Gala for the 2016/17 campaign.

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Gala's Frankie Robson, pictured left earlier in the season, scored a stunning try against Marr.

Gala 22 - 10 Marr: Gala preserve top-flight status

Gala retained their Premiership status after overcoming the challenge of the National League One runners-up, Marr, in yesterday’s relegation play-off match at Bridgehaugh.

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Currie 25 – 17 Gala

Currie secured a home BT Premiership play-off against Heriot’s when they saw off a Gala side who must now beat the still-to-be-determined National Division One runners-up to retain their top flight status, writes Colin Renton at Malleny Park.

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