Currie Chieftains 32 - 24 Hawick: Chieftains made to sweat

Currie defeated a dogged Hawick team who begin the second half of the Premiership season as they ended the first – without a win to their name.

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Grant Shiels scores after a Melrose forward move as Hawick were put under the cosh. Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Melrose 30- 20 Hawick: Rose machine rolls on

Melrose reached the halfway stage in the BT Premiership with a full house of bonus points after achieving their expected victory over Hawick in a match that brought a degree of satisfaction to both sides.

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Craig Gossman stormed over the line. Picture: Gragham Stuart/SNS

Hawick 19 - 32 Ayr: Champions prevail

Head coach George Graham’s first match in charge at Mansfield Park produced a stirring performance by Hawick despite the defeat to the Scottish champions.

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Boroughmuirs stand-off Greg Cannie touches down for a try he then converted.  Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Boroughmuir 60-18 Hawick: Poor Hawick hammered

Boroughmuir had this relegation battle wrapped up with five first-half tries and added another five without too much trouble in the second 40 minutes.

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Chris Dean scored a brace of tries. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Hawick 23 - 41 Watsonians: Game of two halves

A six-try haul in the second half turned what could have been an embarrassing defeat into a stylish victory for Watsonians against a Hawick side who simply had insufficient players from the professional environment to compete on equal terms.

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George Horne in action for Glasgow Hawks. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Glasgow Hawks 29 - 19 Hawick: Hawks flutter to deceive

In a strange sort of way, the losing side will have come away from this match feeling the more positive of the two teams, having recovered some sense of pride with a battling performance after last week’s humiliating capitulation to Heriot’s.

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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.

Michael Maltman scores for Heriots after just three minutes to spark the 12-try rout of Hawick.  Photograph: Ian Georgeson

Heriot’s 70 - 7 Hawick: Beaten Hawick Green about the gills

Hopeless Hawick crashed to their fourth straight Premiership defeat, completely over-run by a free-flowing Heriot’s team that had the bonus point wrapped up inside half an hour, seven tries on the scoreboard by half-time, a round dozen by the end.

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Richard Dalgleish crossed for Marr. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Hawick 19 - 23 Marr: Pace and precision pays off

BT Premiership newcomers Marr followed up their win over Heriot’s with victory at Hawick yesterday despite the Ayrshire side losing the try count by 2-3.

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Ali Weir put Hawick ahead but Sirling were too strong. Picture:SNS

Stirling County 56 - 29 Hawick: Hope springs eternal

These two sides contrived to produce an enthralling, high-scoring encounter, which saw Stirling win convincingly in the end.

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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.

Hawick's Bruce McNeil scored the winning try. Picture: Graham Stuart

Hawick 27 - 21 Gala: Greens hold on for victory

Hawick lifted the opening Booker Border League clash in a nail-biting encounter yesterday at Mansfield Park with captain Bruce McNeil, pictured, leading the way with the winning try in the second half.

Retired BBC Radio Scotland rugby commentator Bill Johnstone outside Jedburgh Abbey. Picture: John Devlin

Interview: Bill Johnstone on his life behind the microphone

The tape recorder has just been activated to capture what turns into a fabulously entertaining hour in the company of freshly retired Radio Scotland rugby commentator Bill Johnstone when, right on cue, a visual trip down memory lane appears on the table to kick off the chat, or “blether” as he would say, perfectly.

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Exhausted Hawick players celebrate at full-time after their 23-20 play-off victory over Edinburgh Accies. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Departing Nikki Walker relieved as Hawick avoid trapdoor

An emotional Hawick coach Nikki Walker expressed relief on Saturday that his last act in the post was not to preside over Scotland’s most successful club being demoted to the second flight.

The victorious Hawick team celebrate their comeback from 20-6 down to win by three points, keeping them in the top tier of Scottish rugby. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh Accies 20 - 23 Hawick: Green shoots of recovery

This was a bizarre match that swung first one way and then the other, with neither side able to shake the opposition off their coat tails, and the two sides went into the final ten minutes neck and neck, tied at 20-20. With two tries, two conversions and two penalties apiece, the two teams could not be separated.

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Gregor Hunter guided his side to victory. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Gala win the Hawick Sevens

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Scotland's Stuart Hogg has been in outstanding form.  Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Stuart Hogg emulates Hawick rugby royalty with 52nd cap

When Stuart Hogg takes to the field at Twickenham today he’ll be joining Jim Renwick, Colin Deans and Tony Stanger by equalling Hawick’s club record of 52 Scotland caps.

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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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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Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg always acknowledges his late friend Richard Wilkinson, who died in a road accident, with a W sign after he scores a try. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Interview: Stuart Hogg on rugby, tragedy and growing up

It is lunchtime at the Oriam,
so the rugby men have swapped their boots for trainers and, in one case, a smart pair of slip-on loafers, to cross the vast indoor plains of the sports complex for a refuel. In the canteen there’s a funny moment when an attractive girl flips open her laptop and three beefy lads – perhaps a complete front row – flip open their mouths in unison, forkfuls of food suspended at the midway point. These are Scotland’s under-21s, the stars of tomorrow, their stories not yet told. Meanwhile the superstar of today is in full flow, 
talking about genealogy.

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