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Edinburgh Rugby ask supporters about future at Myreside

Edinburgh Rugby have begun the consultation process to determine whether they continue to play their home games at Myreside next season.

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Marcus Di Rollo's spell is over. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Ayr 48 - 12 Watsonians: Sad goodbye for Marcus Di Rollo

Ayr more than made amends for their shock loss at Myreside earlier this season, with this eight-tries-to-two thrashing of Watsonians. The defeat was a sorry end to Marcus Di Rollo’s and Simon Taylor’s tenure as Watsonians coaches, as their side were second best throughout.

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Watsonians head coach Marcus Di Rollo, right, and assistant coach Simon Taylor will leave the club at the end of the season. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians announce departure of coaches Di Rollo and Taylor

Marcus Di Rollo and Simon Taylor are to leave their coaching posts at Watsonians when the current season ends.

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Rory Drummond was yellow carded then later scored a try.   Picture Ian Rutherford

Watsonians 15 - 12 Stirling County: Two sides of Drummond

County started the stronger of the two sides and had a chance to take the lead in the sixth minute, but skipper Jonny Hope missed the penalty.

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Kerr Gossman scored a sublime opening try

Glasgow Hawks 29 - 20 Watsonians: Good, bad and ugly

Hawks edged into the last eight of the BT Scottish Cup with this four-tries-to-three victory over BT Premiership rivals Watsonians.

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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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Watsonians Rory Drummond hands off Gala scrum-half Connor Adams at Myreside.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians 40 - 3 Gala: Capital club win maroon wars

Watsonians secured their first league win since October in some style and, as a result, Gala slipped to the bottom of the table.

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Currie tryscorer Ratu Tagive is tackled by Watsonians Jack Ferguson. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Currie 23 - 22 Watsonians: Another blow for ‘Sonians

For the second successive week, Watsonians suffered an agonising defeat, again succumbing to a late penalty that keeps Currie in the hunt for a play-off spot.

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Matt Fagerson went over for a try converted by Hagan Shulte

Watsonians 36 - 38 Glasgow Hawks: Penalty the difference

Teenager Josh Henderson kicked a last-gasp penalty as Hawks won a thriller against Watsonians.

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Jordan Edmunds goes over for his hat trick for Boroughmuir. Picture Toby Williams

Boroughmuir 55 - 17 Watsonians: Jordan Edmunds leads rout

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Hawicks Wesley Hamilton is tackled by Darren Miller. Photograph: Ian Georgeson

Watsonians 31 – 15 Hawick: Borderers bag bonus at Myreside

Hawick sparked life into their survival bid with a bonus-point success against a Watsonians side struggling to recapture the form that saw them start the campaign impressively.

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Edinburgh's new prop Kyle Whyte has been signed in partnership with Watsonians. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Edinburgh sign Scottish qualified tighthead prop Kyle Whyte

Edinburgh Rugby have announced the signing of 21-year old tighthead Kyle Whyte until the end of the season.

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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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Watsonains players celebrate after Ali Harris kicked the winning conversion7.   Picture Ian Rutherford

Watsonians 29 - 27 Ayr: Late conversion secures surprise

League leaders Ayr lost in a dramatic finale that saw a never-say-die Watsonians beat the odds and grab a last-minute score that ended a demoralising run of three defeats in a row.

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27/03/10, TSPL, Scotsman, Sport, Rugby Scottish Hydro Premier cup, Stirling County v Heriots,  Bridgehaugh, Stirling. Stirling's Jonnie Hope is tackled by Heriots Richard Mill. Pic Ian Rutherford

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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