Stirling County 21 - 19 Watsonians: County win at the death

This had the makings of an intriguing encounter as both sides have struggled for consistency.

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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.

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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Gregor Hunter's try denied visitors a bonus point

Gala 25 - 15 Watsonians: Hunter on target

Gala produced their best performance of the season so far in defeating Watsonians with a display of exciting back play despite limited possession from the set scrums.

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Currie's  Harvey Elms evades the tackle of Watsonians Joe Helps on his way to scoring the first of his two tries. Picture Ian Rutherford

Watsonians 26 v 16 Currie: Elms a two-try hero

Watsonians took the honours in an entertaining encounter after finally shaking off a determined Currie side who were unfortunate to end the afternoon empty handed.

Watsonians DJ Innes scores his sides third try while Boroughmuir have two men in the sin-bin. Picture: SNS

It’s three but not so easy for Watsonians

Watsonians extended their unbeaten start to life back in the BT Premiership when they saw off near neighbours Boroughmuir in a match that went to the wire. But the home coach Marcus Di Rollo had mixed feelings on the performance of his men, who overturned a half-time deficit, built a substantial lead, then were almost overhauled in a late fightback.

Edinburgh's  Sean Kennedy played a big part in Watsonians' success

Hawick 9 - 24 Watsonians: Watsonians make it two from two

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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.

Weiss Cullen of Watsonians sees his attempted break-out halted by Jack McClean.  Picture: Neil Hanna

Watsonians 25 - 18 Heriot’s: Back in top flight with a bang

Watsonians have been out of top-flight rugby for the past five years but they celebrated their return to the Premiership with a convincing win over last year’s champions and local city rivals. The home side scored three tries to two from the visitors, all of which came in an entertaining second half.

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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.

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.

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Simon Taylor, left, and Marcus Di Rollo guided Watsonians to the BT National League Division 1 title. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians keep coaches Di Rollo and Taylor for top flight

Following their promotion to the BT Premiership for 2016/17, Watsonians have announced that their coaching team of Marcus Di Rollo and Simon Taylor will be staying in charge for another year.

Jubilant Watsonians players celebrate at full-time, with Saturdays win finally clinching a return to the top flight for the Edinburgh side. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scott McKean does the trick as Watsonians are promoted

Winger Scott McKean scored a hat-trick of tries to lead Watsonians to a 61-17 win over Howe of Fife on Saturday afternoon and help them clinch the BT National League 1 title.

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Watsonians players celebrate after clinching the  BT National League One title.   Picture: Ian Rutherford.

Watsonians 61 - 17 Howe of Fife: Elementary for Champions

Watsonians were crowned BT National League One champions yesterday after they comfortably defeated Howe of Fife to seal their return to the top tier of Scottish club rugby.

Currie prop Shaun Ruwers is dismissed at Malleny Park but the hosts still beat Watsonians 31-0. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Giant-killing GHK regroup at the break to stun Selkirk

GHK coach Cammy Little praised his side’s strong defence after the BT National League Three side progressed to the BT Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Selkirk on Saturday.

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Murray McCallum of Heriot's is grabbed by Ewan Dodds. Picture: Toby Williams

Currie’s defeat of Melrose helps Heriot’s after draw

BT Premiership title holders Heriot’s had to work hard to earn a share of the spoils after a sub-par performance against Gala at Goldenacre.

Phil Smith felt his team looked jaded when losing to Melrose last weekend

Heriot’s coach Smith eyes a change in fortunes

Heriot’s coach Phil Smith has shaken up his side as the BT Premiership champions bid to bounce back from a lacklustre effort in defeat last week with an improved performance against Gala at Goldenacre tomorrow (all kick-offs 2pm).

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Chris Laidlaw scored vital points for Boroughmuir

Rugby round-up: Boroughmuir|Stewart’s Melville|Watsonians

Boroughmuir are one of only two sides still unbeaten in the BT Premiership after the Meggetland men battled back from 20-3 down approaching half-time to see off Melrose 34-25 at the Greenyards.

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Ewan Miller scores a hat-trick as Watsonians beat Peebles

Back-row Ewan Miller scored a hat-trick of tries as Watsonians got their BT National League One campaign off to a good start with a bonus-point victory over Peebles last night.

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