Watsonians storm back in second half to defeat Boroughmuir

Boroughmuir built themselves a game-winning platform by half-time but then were muscled out of it as Watsonians got up to full power with a hat-trick of tries to leave the hosts hanging on to protect a vital losing bonus point, writes William Paul.

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Rory Hutton. Picture: Neil Hanna

Watsonians 29 - 24 Boroughmuir: Sonians’ late surge wins semi-final slot

Watsonians advanced to the last four of the BT Cup when they posted a dramatic victory over a battling Boroughmuir side that had showed plenty of character to square matters.

Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright is pleased theat their fate is now in their own hands. Picture: Greg Macvean.

League safety beckons for Boroughmuir after defeat of Stirling

Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright emerged from the dressing room after his players dismantled a bewildered, tactically poor Stirling, relishing the knowledge that victory had earned them a shot at survival in the Premiership with three games left to play.

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Boroughmuir's Johnny Matthews. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS/SRU

Boroughmuir 47 - 5 Stirling: Muir demolish County

Boroughmuir more than halved the eight-point difference between the teams to keep their hopes of escaping the relegation zone alive with only three Premiership games left to play.

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John Hardie's return from suspension lasted just 13 minutes, before he was forced off with a lip gash. Picture: SNS/SRU

Hawick 27 - 20 Boroughmuir: Greens take safety step with victory

Hawick eased themselves further into the safety zone of the BT Premiership after achieving their third successive championship win this year with a characterful victory over fellow relegation-threatened side Boroughmuir.

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Aubrey Mncube began Boroughmuir's fightback. Picture: SNS/SRU.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Boroughmuir's 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.

Martin Hughes of Heriot's prepares to tackle Boroughmuir's 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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