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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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Melroses Sam Pecqueur fumbles the ball under pressure during a tight game at Goldenacre. Picture: Greg Macvean.

Tackles and turnovers take points for Melrose against Heriot’s

Melrose found a way to win in a game played in atrocious conditions where stamina was the necessary quality demanded of players, not skill.

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Melroses Sam Pecqueur evades the clutches of Tom Wilson as the visitors edged it.  Photograph: Greg Macvean

Heriot’s 5 - 8 Melrose: Result turns on late red card

League leaders Melrose gained revenge for last October’s defeat at the hands of defending champions Heriot’s and continue their stately progress towards this season’s end.

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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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We try to play an open game, said Marcus Di Rollo. Picture Ian Rutherford

Melrose 46 - 41 Watsonians: Thirteen tries brighten day

Melrose consolidated their position at the top of the BT Premiership with a win over Watsonians in a high-scoring match that produced a total of 13 tries and three bonus points.

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High hopes: Melrose and Ayr players contest a lineout at the Greenyards.  Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Melrose 27 - 10 Ayr: Ayr suffer a Melrose mauling

Melrose maintained their recent momentum by winning the clash of the big guns at the Greenyards with a performance that owed as much to their mauling technique as to their exemplary discipline.

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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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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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New Glasgow Warriors signing Ratu Tagive will play for Currie against Melrose today. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Ratu Tagive and Ryan Grant in Currie team to play Melrose

The BT Premiership resumes after a mid-season break today with leaders Melrose at Malleny Park to take on Currie.

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Junior Bulumakau was one of the key players injured

Melrose 35 - 15 Glasgow Hawks: Injuries mark brutal game

Melrose showed why they are the top-placed club in the BT Premiership by coming from behind to overwhelm Glasgow Hawks in a hard and, at times, brutal match.

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Jason Baggott
 was on form with the boot

Boroughmuir 12 - 45 Melrose: Rose stay top of the table

Melrose took maximum points to stay top of the table against a Boroughmuir team who were only one point adrift at half-time but just couldn’t live with the Borderers for the full 80 minutes.

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Michael Robertson of Hawick suffered a neck injury

Hawick 3 - 14 Melrose: Double defeat for the Greens

Melrose scored a second win over Border rivals, following up their victory over Gala last weekend with success against Hawick .

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Craig Chalmers expressed his disappointment. Picture: Robert Perry

Melrose’s South of Scotland snub disappoints Craig Chalmers

Melrose legend Craig Chalmers has hit out at his former club’s decision not to release players for next month’s revival of the South of Scotland team.

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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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Watsonians' Matt Poole and Ruaridh Knott of Melrose in action. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Watsonians 7 - 24 Melrose: Improving Rose climb to the top

Melrose are locked together with Glasgow Hawks at the top of the Premiership after a bonus-point victory over a lacklustre Watsonians team who suffered their second defeat in as many weeks.

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Ruaridh Knott is tackled by Matt Poole. Picture Ian Georgeson

Watsonians 7 - 24 Melrose: Ruaridh Knott scores two tries

Melrose came and Melrose conquered. The visitors held the upper hand in the set scrum and, while there wasn’t a chasm separating these two teams elsewhere, the Borderers were worthy winners, especially in light of call offs and injuries.

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Melrose's Craig Jackson scored a vital try

Melrose 25 - 17 Stirling County: County denied deserved point

CRAIG Jackson captained Melrose to a crucial win at The Greenyards in a game in which County deserved a bonus point and ended with nothing.

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Melrose's Grant Runciman, right, battles for the ball against Ayr's David Armstrong

Ayr 11 - 7 Melrose: Ayr capitalise on Nick Beavon’s off day

The home side emerged victorious from this clash of the BT Premiership’s two “Superpowers”. Ayr’s greater control, particularly in the pack, allowed them to overcome poor conditions and a determined Melrose side, and in turn displace their visitors from the head of the table as the big two clashed for the first time this season.

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Mark Robertson in action for Great Britain against New Zealand in the rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Olympic medallist Mark Robertson on his debt to Melrose

Melrose paid tribute to their very own Olympic silver medal winner Mark Robertson at a special event at The Greenyards at the weekend.

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Iain Moodie scored one of seven tries for Melrose.

Melrose 52 - 22 Currie: Rose score seven tries

Melrose swept Currie aside at The Greenyards with enterprising rugby in the sun to score seven tries and maintain their unbeaten run.

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