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Currie Chieftains 20 - 24 Marr: Marr keep survival hopes alive

A cracking first half performance from Marr earned them this win over Currie Chieftains and kept their slim chances of avoiding relegation alive.

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Ayr's Scott Lyle in action

Ayr 33 - 19 Hawick: Ayr return to winning ways

Ayr made amends for last week’s BT Cup quarter-final loss at Mansfield Park with this bonus-point BT Premiership win in the glaur of Millbrae – the victory taking them closer to a place in the play-off semi-finals next month.

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Stirling's Johnny Hope converts a penalty

Stirling County 32 - 8 Glasgow Hawks: Stirling good value for victory

County president John Wright flagged up in his match programme notes that this was likely to be a nail-biter in the battle for BT Premiership survival.

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Melrose's Craig Jackson converts a penalty.

Melrose 24 - 17 Heriot’s: Melrose squeeze past Heriot’s

Melrose put any residual effects of their January jitters behind them by defeating Heriot’s to guarantee a home final in the play-offs if the Greenyards men win their semi.

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Heriot's coach Phil Smith felt his side were deserved winners. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Cool Heriot’s leave it late to seal victory over Ayr

Heriot’s kept their composure for once to negotiate a wind-spoiled game better than Ayr and keep alive their hopes of a Premiership play-off place.

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The Heriot's captain Jack Turley runs through to touch down but on this occasion the try was disallowed for a forward pass. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Heriot’s 13 - 10 Ayr: Heriot’s leave it late to keep play-off hopes

Heriot’s needed a late penalty try to stay in contention for a Premiership play-off place but ultimately they were deserving winners over stubborn Ayr.

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Ayr's  David Armstrong. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Ayr 33 - 22 Marr: Derby honours go to Ayr

Ayr, without hitting their straps, won this strange Ayrshire derby by five tries to four, to climb above the idle Currie into second place in the BT Premiership. But, the victory was by no means clearcut in a helter-skelter, and at times scrappy, battle.

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Scott Lyle's kicking and late try were crucial to Ayr's victory. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Stirling County 16 - 25 Ayr: Scott Lyle in dominant mood

These are curious times at Stirling, with an improved side apparently incapable of seeing out matches from winning positions.

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Melrose stand-off Jason Baggot, left, tries to shake off a tackle during the Borderers' defeat by Ayr at The Greenyards on Saturday.

Ayr bring Melrose back down to earth

Melrose were given a stark reminder that past performances do not in themselves guarantee future returns after the runaway championship leaders’ 12-match 
winning streak was brought to an end by the title holders, 
Ayr.

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Melrose's Nyle Godsmark is tackled by Ayr's Stafford McDowall and Scott Lyle. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Melrose 12 - 20 Ayr: Champions bring Melrose’s 12-match winning run to an end

After a 12-match winning sequence in the BT Premiership, Melrose finally showed they are not invincible, succumbing to a strong Ayr team determined to remind rugby followers that they are still the reigning champions.

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Melrose are one of the leading lights in club rugby and have the most to lose if the Super Six fails. Picture: SNS/SRU

Will Super Six be the saviour or slayer of club rugby?

The year ahead promises to be an interesting one for rugby. The best two teams in world rugby will meet for the first time since 2014 and either New Zealand or England will get a huge boost one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Currie's Robbie Nelson. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS/SRU

Ayr 12 - 14 Currie: Missed kicks prove costly for home side

In the end, it came down to two missed goal kicks by Scott Lyle for the home side, but, the truth is, Currie were a long way more than two points ahead of their hosts in winning this match. Only in the set scrums were Ayr the better side and, but for a some dropped balls, the visitors might well have been out of sight by the break.

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Melrose's Greenyards ground. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Ayr refuse to play Melrose, seconds before kick-off

Spectators at the Greenyards were left disappointed when the Melrose v Ayr BT Premiership match was called off by the visitors seconds before kick-off.

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Ayr coach Calum Forrester

Glasgow Hawks 31 – Ayr 44: Boost for Millbrae men

Ayr won this game of two halves on the plastic pitch at Lochinch, to give themselves just the boost they needed before next week’s visit to Melrose.

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Ayr 28 - 15 Boroughmuir: Ayr defence helps strike force

With a solid defensive display, paired with composed and patient finishing, Ayr put last weekend’s poor performance behind them by dispatching a frustrated Boroughmuir side.

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Pete McCallum put Ayr ahead. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Ayr 12 - 48 Watsonians: Second-half surge

Watsonians took control of this game from the start and, apart from a ten minute spell midway through the first half, when Ayr contrived to lead 12-10, never let their hosts into the game. Six tries to one tells the story.

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Craig Gossman stormed over the line. Picture: Gragham Stuart/SNS

Hawick 19 - 32 Ayr: Champions prevail

Head coach George Graham’s first match in charge at Mansfield Park produced a stirring performance by Hawick despite the defeat to the Scottish champions.

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Frazier Climo scored two tries for Ayr. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Ayr 41 - 17 Heriot’s: Ayr show their class

With their “piano-shifters” up front in near-total control, the Ayr backs made some sweet music in this five tries to two home win.

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Marr head coach Craig Redpath said: 'We re-group and move on.' Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Marr 6 - 19 Ayr: Unbeaten home record goes

Marr defended ferociously and made light of having to play 50 minutes one man down following Kyle Hatherell’s first-half red card, but an under-strength Ayr still proved too strong for them in this derby match.

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Frazier Climo scored a try and was yellow carded. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Ayr 46 - 33 Stirling County: Tries and yellow cards aplenty

Ayr emerged victorious from a 12-try spectacular in which both sides claimed try bonus points indicating how both were prepared to attack.

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