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Currie fire warning as leaders Melrose are toppled

Currie outsmarted and outplayed the Premiership leaders to come away with an emphatic maximum points victory that marks them out as serious contenders for the title.

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Adam Hastings touched down twice for Currie against Melrose. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Currie 24- 15 Melrose: Adam Hastings puts on a show

The rugby pedigree of 
Glasgow pro Adam Hastings shone brightly on a dull afternoon as he scored twice in Currie’s well-deserved bonus-point victory over the league leaders who were beaten for only the second time this season.

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

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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.

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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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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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Watsonian's Craig Borthwick is tackled by Stephen Ainslie. Picture: Alistair Linford

Watsonians 45 – 31 Currie: Sonians continue upward trajectory

Watsonians’ fortunes continued their upward trajectory with an impressive six tries that dented the hopes of Chieftains, who are targeting second in the table and a home play-off, but were well off the pace on this occasion.

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Currie Chieftains stand-off Jamie Forbes is held back by Hawicks Martin Bouab.  Photograph: Alistair Linford

Currie Chieftains 32 - 24 Hawick: Chieftains made to sweat

Currie defeated a dogged Hawick team who begin the second half of the Premiership season as they ended the first – without a win to their name.

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Coach Ben Cairns said Currie's performance was 'not good enough'. Picture: SNS.

Patience a virtue as gritty Heriot’s frustrate Currie

A superb defensive effort by Heriot’s coupled with two short-range tries by their two locks set up a victory that stung Currie, even though the losing bonus point the Chieftans salvaged lifted them into second place in the Premiership table at the halfway point of the season.

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Robbie Nelson smashed into tackles in midfield. Picture: Alistair Linford

Currie Chieftains 14 - 15 Heriot’s: Hosts run out of time

Heriot’s upset the Premiership odds in the west of Edinburgh with a single point victory over third-placed Currie Chieftains.

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Ben Robbins finished-off a great break by Tom Gordon. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Marr 12 - 24 Currie: Chieftains win but slip to third

Currie secured victory in an arm-wrestle in the Fullarton Park mud, but, with Ayr securing a bonus-point win at Hawick, the Malleny Park men dropped to third in the BT Premiership table.

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Currie celebrate the try, that secured the win over visitors Stirling. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Currie 30 - 24 Stirling County: Chieftains stand firm

Currie Chieftains withstood a second-half fightback to take all five league points against fellow play-off aspirants Stirling County.

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Ross McCann celebrates the first of his four tries on Saturday with Nyle Godsmark and Jason Baggott. Picture: SNS.

Melrose merciless in bonus-point win over Currie

Melrose’s awe-inspiring start to the season continued at The Greenyards on Saturday when they outplayed one of their potential challengers for the BT Premiership title with seven tries for their fifth successive win and bonus point.

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Melroses Ross McCann crosses for the opening try, which he follows up for three more . Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS Group

Melrose 41 - 10 Currie Chieftains: Five star performance

Melrose made it five from five in the BT Premiership after blowing away Currie Chieftains’ hopes of being in the mix for championship honours with a performance that had all the hallmarks of a team on top of its game.

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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.

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Pete McCallum thundered over for a try. Picture: Colin Renton/SNS

Currie Chieftains 15 - 24 Ayr: Chieftains taste first defeat

BT Premiership champions Ayr clicked into gear to boost their title defence and inflict a first defeat of the campaign on Currie Chieftains whose second half fightback was not sufficient to take anything from the game.

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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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Curries Ben Robbins goes past the Watsonians defence to score the sixth and final try.  Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Currie 45 - 22 Watsonians: Forbes puts the boot in

Currie Chieftains turned on the style with a six-try success over a Watsonians side that was still in the game with 20 minutes to play but succumbed to a late flurry of points from an impressive home side.

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Darcy Graham's try kept home hopes alive. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Hawick 28 - 39 Currie Chieftains: Nine tries at Mansfield Park

Currie Chieftains proved too clinical for Hawick at Mansfield Park to collect maximum points with five tries, but the home side showed loads of spirit to score four tries of their own.

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Nyle Godsmark scores Melroses third try. The centre also scored the second. Photograph: Graham Stuart SNS

Melrose 42 - 15 Currie: Finals offer a glimpse of deja vu

Having secured their place in the BT Cup final last weekend Melrose realised a further ambition by booking their slot in the Premiership showdown a week on Saturday with victory in the play-off semi-final against Currie. Both matches will be against Ayr but for the Premiership final Melrose will have home advantage at the Greenyards, the stage for this Saturday’s world famous sevens event.

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