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.
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.
Professional influence on club rugby angers George Graham
Gala coach George Graham criticised Scottish Rugby’s policy of allowing professional players to play in the amateur game following his side’s narrow defeat by a Heriot’s side fortified by back-rows Jamie Ritchie and Jason Hill and full-back Glenn Bryce, writes Alan Lorimer at Netherdale.
TORRENTIAL rain failed to deter both sides turning in an exciting performance in the traditional Boxing Day clash for the Waverley Cup – with Gala winning back the trophy in a tense clash, writes Atholl Innes at the Greenyards.