Premiership Round-up: Currie edge thriller

Co-captain Fergus Scott scored the winning try with five minutes to go as Currie Chieftains defeated Tennent’s Premiership leaders Ayr 24-23 yesterday to honour the memory of Campbell Reynolds in style.

Now 50, Tony Stanger owns a talent-spotting business and coaches football. Picture: Neil Hanna

Interview: Scotland rugby hero Tony Stanger on why he loves football

If you’re a football man, determinedly of that persuasion and a bit sneering with it, then you might view Tony Stanger’s Hawick as the sporting equivalent of the flat earth society, a place where they believe that when leather and air conjoin the result must always be egg-shaped. Anything else 
is sacrilege, anything else is banned. Visitors will be searched and if spheres of perfect circumference are found these must be deposited in the giant receptacles at the town gates.

Full-back Stuart Hogg will captain Scotland against the USA in Houston. Picture: David Gibson/Fotosport

How maturing Stuart Hogg won the trust of Gregor Townsend

The selection of Stuart Hogg as Scotland captain for the first time is a testament to how much the Glasgow full-back has matured over the past few seasons, Gregor Townsend said yesterday after naming his team to play the United States here in 
Houston on Saturday.

Watsonians' Mike Fedo scored a try in the final. Picture: SNS

Watsonians beat Heriot’s to clinch Hawick Sevens

Watsonians made it two from two on successive Saturdays by winning the Hawick Sevens yesterday, a week after they triumphed at Melrose. They defeated Heriot’s in the final at Mansfield Park, extending their lead in the Kings of the Sevens competition in the process.

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