DUNDEE HSFP head coach Ian Rankin has challenged his players to keep improving as they head into the top-eight fixtures on the back of Saturday's entertaining victory over Watsonians.
Watsonians have dipped into the transfer market ahead of tomorrow's Premiership rugby clash at home to Dundee High as they try to shape a team that will preserve top-flight club status after next weekend's split of the eight top teams.
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Melrose maintained their championship challenge with a substantial win over bottom-of-the-table Watsonians at the Greenyards yesterday in a high scoring match that produced ten tries and which scotched the myth that the Myreside men are a side of no-hopers.
IF THIS looks like another humdrum defeat for the league's basement side on their injury-hit route to relegation, think again. This game didn't have it all, but it did boast the season's first streaker, its first red card, eight tries and endless running endeavour.
West of Scotland 39 Watsonians 26
A HAT-TRICK by a hooker is a rare and precious thing in rugby, and it is the reason that Boroughmuir sit proudly atop the Premiership table this week with four wins out of four.
Hooker Sean Crombie scored a hat-trick of tries as Boroughmuir fought back from 17-3 down to defeat Watsonians and maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier 1 season.
THERE are no obvious grey hairs yet emerging in the trademark dark locks but Marcus Di Rollo is now acutely aware of the different demands of playing and coaching as he prepares for Saturday's opening day in what he hopes will mark a new successful era for his club, Watsonians, and himself.
Watsonians welcome back two of the SNCL Premier Division's top wicket takers as they get ready for two games this weekend that will have a big bearing on the title race.
TWO sides battling for survival in the Scottish Hydro Premiership top flight served up a feast of flowing rugby, with Watsonians edging out their rivals from the other side of Colinton Road to secure a crucial win.
WATSONIANS remain mired in a battle to beat the drop from Scottish Hydro Premier One, but with four of their remaining five matches being against fellow strugglers, they will go into the final weeks of the campaign buoyed by a gutsy effort in last night's capital derby.
WATSONIANS coach Bruce Aitchison defended his decision not to play Saturday's Scottish Hydro Premier One match with Melrose despite the home side asking for more time for their pitch to thaw.
THE latest member of an illustrious Royal High rugby class is starting to make his mark and was today urged to celebrate a representative opportunity when Watsonians entertain Heriot's in the Scottish Hydro Premiership at Myreside tomorrow.
WEST of Scotland backs coach George Breckenridge heaped praise on his side after they played the conditions better to see off Watsonians on Saturday and collect their third win on the trot.
WATSONIANS and West of Scotland will this afternoon bid to avoid the hype around Scotland's autumn Test match with Australia and focus on easing tensions in the big relegation battle developing in Scottish Hydro Premier One.
WATSONIAN coach Bruce Aitchison is challenging utility back Mike McKee to use the Scottish Hydro Premiership as a platform for extending his international career with Hong Kong – starting in Saturday's home clash with Glasgow Hawks.
WATSONIANS coach Bruce Aitchison is hoping that the findings of a meeting with referees at Murrayfield yesterday will offer greater clarity and help his men build on their 17-7 win over Capital rivals Edinburgh Accies in Saturday's Scottish Hydro Electric Premiership clash at Raeburn Place.
BOROUGHMUIR will draw inspiration from home and away wins over Watsonians last season when they cross Colinton Road tomorrow for another derby tussle with their near-neighbours in the Scottish Hydro Premiership.
RUGBY evergreen Gary Scott today insisted that players retire too early as, at the age of 47, he prepares for another Premiership One outing for Watsonians at home to Boroughmuir on Saturday.
NATIONAL rugby academy boss Steve Gemmell has hit back at suggestions top Watsonian prospect Michael Fedo has been snubbed both for specialist training and a place in Scotland's under-20 squad.