Heriot’s 15 - 43 Emerging Italy XV: Italians do double

Heriot’s battled gamely but were ultimately outgunned by a powerful Emerging Italy side packed with full-time players, some with full international experience, in yesterday’s second leg of the Scottish-Italian Challenge.

Ayr's Frazier Climo was on form with the boot. Picture: SNS

Ayr 30 - 14 Heriot’s: Millbrae men get their revenge

This was payback for Ayr; the manner in which they were beaten by Heriot’s in last season’s Premiership play-off final has rankled ever since. And the Millbrae men certainly showed the right stuff to have their revenge.

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Watsionian Euan Dodds and Heriots hat trick hero Russell Nimmo. Picture:

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Heriot’s 58 - 15 Watsonians: Home side too hot to handle

Heriot’s lost the season opener to the same opposition but duly got revenge in a hopelessly one-sided game at Goldenacre. A very decent crowd were well entertained by a match that had something for everyone; 13 tries, coaching controversy, a slew of injuries – everything with the exception of a genuine contest. Thank goodness Heriots were awry with the boot or this could have gotten really ugly.

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Murray McCallum scored a try then hurried to Murrayfield

Heriot’s 29 - 15 Stirling County: Big day for Murray McCallum

Heriot’s chalked up a third successive win and stepped up the defence of their title with an impressive performance that yielded all five league points.

Harry Boisseau finished off Heriots pressure to leave the visitors trailing 14-8 at the break. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Melrose 17 v 21 Heriot’s: Heriot’s hold out for victory

By alan lorimer

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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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Alex Hagart was on form with the boot

Currie 38 - 15 Heriot’s: Double bonus for Currie

Currie bounced back from a series of disappointing results to post a stylish win over defending champions Heriot’s and move away from the foot of the table.

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George Horne kicked two penalties, a conversion and scored a try

Heriot’s 19 - 30 Glasgow Hawks: Horne on song

Two tries in the space of three minutes after half-time helped Glasgow Hawks defeat Heriot’s at Goldenacre.

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Rory Carmichael of Heriot's. Picture: John Devlin

Heriot’s 53 - 10 Hawick: Heriot’s back to winning ways

Both sides went into the game three with real concerns, Heriot’s third bottom with a mere two points while Hawick were at the bottom with none.

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Heriots full-back Gavin Parker goes over for a try on the stroke of half-time.  Photograph: John Devlin

Heriot’s 18 - 23 Ayr: Visitors tip the balance

For the reigning champions to lose one match may have been unfortunate but when Heriot’s lost two in succession it looks a little careless. Not that it will satisfy them, but Ayr got some small measure of revenge after losing the Premiership final last season to these very same opponents on their own Millbrae ground.

Watsonians scrum-half Weiss Cullen tries to evade the clutches of Heriots No15 Gavin Parker. Picture: Neil Hanna

Power of the pack proves key for Watsonians

Watsonians captain James King praised his side’s pack after their opening-day BT Premiership victory over Heriot’s at Myreside on Saturday, writes Gary Heatly.

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.

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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Melrose's Neil Irvine Hess celebrates the Borders side's second try. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Heriot’s 7 - 36 Melrose: Slick Borderers win Charity Shield

Melrose picked up the first silverware of the season with a very impressive 36-7 win over Heriot’s in the BT Charity Shield at Goldenacre last night.

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Rory Carmichael of Heriot's, right, will take on Melrose, featuring  Bruce Colvine, left, in the Charity Shield. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

New Heriot’s captain Rory Carmichael sets sights on Shield

Taking the captaincy of a team that won everything on offer the previous season could be viewed as a poisoned chalice but Rory Carmichael is relishing leading Heriot’s into the new club season, with tonight’s BT Charity Shield clash with Melrose at Goldenacre the curtain-raiser.

A delighted Heriots captain Jack Turley lifts the trophy after his sides Premiership title win. Picture: SNS

Winning habit carries Heriot’s to BT Premiership title

It may be a cliché but the old adage that winning is a habit which seems to become increasingly hard to break was evidenced once again on Saturday when Heriot’s found a way to win the BT Premiership final at Ayr.

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Heriot's captain Jack Turley celebrates his side's BT Premiership title success. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Ayr 26 – 29 Heriot’s: Double success for Heriot’s

It’s been a memorable eight days for Heriot’s, who backed up last Saturday’s BT Cup win with the league double. It was just a shame that such an entertaining match, with a total of nine tries all told, should have ended in controversy: the last score, a penalty try five minutes from time, proved decisive to the fury of the local crowd. The officials didn’t collect their post match medals as is customary.

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Heriots lift the trophy after Melrose were made to pay for their sins when players were yellow carded.  Picture: SNS

Melrose 13-21 Heriot’s: Heriot’s put boot in to take BT Cup as Melrose pay penalty

Heriot’s won this final to claim their second BT Cup in three years and set up a famous double opportunity with the Premiership play-off final scheduled for Saturday in Ayr. Both teams scored two tries but the Edinburgh club triumphed thanks to three penalties and a conversion from full-back John Semple when all Melrose managed with the boot was a solitary drop-goal.

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Gregor McNeish of Heriot's, left, will lock horns with Bruce Colvine of Melrose in Saturday's BT Cup final. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Make BT final free to bring back crowds, says Heriot’s coach

Heriot’s coach Phil Smith has advocated making entry free to the BT Finals day in a bid to boost the crowd.

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Iain Wilson of Heriot's has impressed in his first season at Goldenacre. Picture: Toby Williams

Heriot’s eye league and cup double

There are a busy eight days looming just over the horizon for Heriot’s rugby club, who will challenge for the cup at BT Murrayfield in next weekend’s final against Melrose before finishing up one week later with a punishing attempt at back-to-back victories in the league final, this one against Ayr and on their rivals’ Millbrae turf.

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