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Marr 12 - 20 Boroughmuir: Erskine double seals it for Muir

Determined defence and an ability to punish opponents’ errors carried Boroughmuir to victory in this basement battle.

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Robbie Nelson of Currie on the run against Boroughmuir. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Currie Chieftains 41 - 7 Boroughmuir: Hosts keep play-off hopes alive

The Chieftains consolidated their claim to a play-off place with the summary dismissal of relegation-haunted Boroughmuir as the BT Premiership got under way in 2018.

Currie
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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Edinburgh Rugby head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Change of venue for Edinburgh v London Irish Euro clash

Edinburgh Rugby’s European Challenge Cup clash against London Irish tonight has been switched to BT Murrayfield.

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Jason Baggott
was one of the try scorers for Melrose

Boroughmuir 33 – Melrose 42: Leaders make it 11 wins on trot

Twenty points in the first 19 minutes set up Melrose for their 11th league win on the spin in this cracking clash in Edinburgh.

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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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Ciaran Whyte was sin-binned then scored a try. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Boroughmuir 24 - 31 Glasgow Hawks: Action-packed ending

Glasgow Hawks scored two tries in the last two minutes to win this thriller against Boroughmuir at Meggetland.

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Euan Dods of Watsonians in action with Tom Brennan and Jonny Adams of Boroughmuir. Picture: Neil Hanna

Watsonians 27 - 10 Boroughmuir: Solo effort a bonus

Watsonians took all five league points with a victory over their near-neighbours in an entertaining encounter. The hosts had to fight back from conceding two early tries to take the honours and did so with a clinical edge that their opponents failed to match.

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Boroughmuirs stand-off Greg Cannie touches down for a try he then converted.  Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Boroughmuir 60-18 Hawick: Poor Hawick hammered

Boroughmuir had this relegation battle wrapped up with five first-half tries and added another five without too much trouble in the second 40 minutes.

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Martin Hughes of Heriots prepares to tackle Boroughmuirs Damien Hoyland at Goldenacre.  Photograph: Greg Macvean

Heriot’s 29 - 24 Boroughmuir: Home run goes on

Heriot’s kept their fine winning run on track with a workmanlike if unconvincing bonus-point victory over city neighbours Boroughmuir.

Heriots
Muir's Johnny  Matthews crossed three times.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Boroughmuir 34 - 32 Marr: Johnny Matthews nets hat-trick

Boroughmuir finally opened their account for the season with a hard-fought, tense encounter that went to the final kick.

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Hawick suffered a thumping defeat at the hands of Heriot's last weekend. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Coach Cunningham urges Hawick to atone for 70-point rout

Hawick head coach Darren Cunningham has asked his players to “stand up and take responsibility” ahead of today’s BT Premiership match at Glasgow Hawks.

Hawick
Adam Nicol grabbed the third trywith Jonny Hope again adding the extras. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Stirling 36 - 14 Boroughmuir: Four losses in a row for Muir

Boroughmuir’s wretched start to the season continued with a fourth straight defeat.

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Dutch international Vince Wright won race to the line. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Boroughmuir 15 - 23 Currie: Chieftains show pluck

Currie Chieftains maintained their winning start to the BT Premiership campaign with a performance that showed they have more in their locker than a pacey back division.

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Melrose skpper Grant Runciamn went over from a driven lineout. Picture: SNS

Melrose 51- 15 Boroughmuir: A tale of two halves

For a second successive week Melrose topped the half century against Edinburgh opposition after running in nine tries against a Boroughmuir side lacking too many of their front line backs to be effective.

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Ayr's Tommy Spinks attempts to hold off Boroughmuir's Johnny Matthews. 
Picture: Ian Rutherford

Ayr snatch late victory over Boroughmuir with last-gasp kick

Two sides with aspirations of challenging for BT Premiership honours served up an intense encounter that went to the wire before the title holders snatched victory with a last-minute drop goal.

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Ayr's Tommy Spinks tries to escape the clutches of Muir's Johnny Matthews. 
Picture: Ian Rutherford

Boroughmuir 28 - 30 Ayr: Climo drop goal snatches victory

Ayr launched their defence of the BT Premiership title with a last-ditch win in a scintillating game that augurs well for the quality of entertainment in the months ahead.

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Former Scotland player Ryan Grant will turn out for Ayr at Broughmuir. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Champions Ayr welcome Ryan Grant as they travel to Boroughmuir

Loosehead prop Ryan Grant, the Scotland cap and British & Irish Lions tourist, has joined reigning BT Premiership champions Ayr as short-term cover as the season gets underway this afternoon.

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Melrose and Scotland full back Rowen Shepherd leaves the oppostion behind as he breaks away for one of his three tries against Boroughmuir in the 1997 Scottish Cup final. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Rowen Shepherd on his cup final hat-trick for Melrose

“I suppose it was the end of an era but we didn’t realise it at the time.”

Melrose
Currie's Jamie Forbes tries to break through the Boroughmuir defence. Picture: Greg Macvean

Boroughmuir 19 - 67 Currie: Ten tries seal top-four finish

Currie secured their place in the BT Premiership play-offs with a ten try victory over Boroughmuir that was impressive in its execution and yielded the five league points the visitors needed to secure their spot in the top four.

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