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 .

Hawick 6
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.

Club Rugby 17
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

Melrose 6
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.

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.

Watsonians 3
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.

Melrose 1
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.

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.

Scotland 1
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.

Melrose 1
Jason Baggott was on target for Melrose. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Glasgow Hawks 17 - 37 Melrose: Rose continue to bloom

Melrose’s impressive start to the BT Premiership campaign continued with this bonus-point win over Glasgow Hawks.

Glasgow Hawks 5
George Taylor was on target for Melrose

Melrose 51 - 24 Boroughmuir: Baggot bags two tries

Melrose earned an opening day victory at The Greenyards scoring eight tries. But Boroughmuir stormed back to gain a bonus point with four tries of their own.

Melrose 2
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.

Club Rugby 3
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.

Melrose 6
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.

Mark Robertson of GB Lions in action during their match against Samurai. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Mark Robertson: The Melrose connection to Rio’s sevens

When Ned Haig came up with the idea of seven-a-side rugby in 1883, it was still 13 years before the first hosting of the modern Olympic Games. The Borders butcher, who dreamt up the concept as a moneyspinner for Melrose RFC, could never have imagined that, well over a century later, the abbreviated game would find itself the centre of global attention in the unlikely setting of Rio de Janeiro.

Rugby union
Bruce Colvine: Added try. Picture: SNS

Victory for Melrose boosts King of the Sevens hopes

The Kings of the Sevens title will be decided at the final tournament this weekend at Jedburgh after Melrose won the Selkirk tournament on Saturday at Philiphaugh by beating Watsonians 38-17 in the final.

Rugby union 2
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.

Club Rugby 2
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.

Club Rugby 15
Edinburghs Damien Hoyland is tackled by Jeds Gregor Young.   Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh’s City slickers make it five sevens for the pros

The Scottish pro-team grip on the Melrose Sevens continued yesterday as Edinburgh won the 126th staging of the world’s oldest tournament in the abbreviated game.

Rugby union 19
Load more