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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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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.

Boroughmuir
A clearly emotional Doddie Weir, flanked by his three sons, Angus, Hamish and Ben, leaves the pitch having delivered the match ball before Scotland's game with New Zealand. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Murrayfield hails Doddie Weir ahead of All Blacks Test match

Murrayfield rose to acclaim Doddie Weir as the former international delivered the match ball ahead of Scotland’s match with New Zealand.

Scotland
Former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir with his vintage tractor on his Borders farm. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Doddie Weir interview: ‘I have MND, but I’m a lucky man’

Aidan Smith speaks to ebullient Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir and discovers he is only looking to one thing - the future.

Melrose
Grant Shiels scores after a Melrose forward move as Hawick were put under the cosh. Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Melrose 30- 20 Hawick: Rose machine rolls on

Melrose reached the halfway stage in the BT Premiership with a full house of bonus points after achieving their expected victory over Hawick in a match that brought a degree of satisfaction to both sides.

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Jack Turley scored a hat-trick but it wasn't enough to overcome Melrose. Picture: SNS.

Unstoppable Melrose maintain perfect record against Heriot’s

Melrose march on with a perfect record in the Premiership – eight straight bonus -point wins.

Heriots
Ross Jones opened the scoring for Heriot's with a penalty. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Heriot’s 29 - 49 Melrose: Visitors hit the heights

Melrose maintained their momentum in the BT Premiership by defeating Heriot’s at Goldenacre to continue an unprecedented record of bonus point wins in each of the championship matches thus far.

Heriots
Melrose's Fraser Thomson was the principal provider of scoring passes. Picture: Graham Stuart

Melrose 66 - 10 Marr: Magnificent seven in a row

Another Saturday and another big win as Melrose recorded their seventh successive victory and with it a seventh successive bonus point with a demolition of the Premiership newcomers, Marr.

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Melrose's Ally Miller scored three tries. Picture: Bill Murray

Stirling County 27 - 40 Melrose: Miller notches a hat-trick

A blistering first quarter of an hour built Melrose a platform to continue their seamless start to the season.

Stirling County
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.

Hawick
George Horne was the Glasgow sides most threatening player. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Melrose 35 - 13 Glasgow Hawks: Pace and skill win the day

A strong second half against Glasgow Hawks gave leaders Melrose their fourth successive bonus point win in the BT Premiership.

Melrose
Melrose right-wing Ross McCann, left, celebrates one of his two tries before half-time. Picture: SNS.

Dominant Melrose produce show of strength against Ayr

This was billed at the start of the season as a clash of the titans between the two clubs most likely to be battling it out for the Premiership title come April time. It ended up as little more than a routine pit-stop for Melrose in which they consolidated their position at the top of the table by half-time. Meanwhile, last year’s champions Ayr were left asking themselves a raft of difficult questions about whether their current squad has what it takes to be serious contenders this time round.

Ayr
Melrose scrum-half Murdo McAndrew, left, grapples with Ayrs Scott Lyle at Millbrae. Photograph: Paul Devlin/SNS

Ayr 17 - 34 Melrose: Rose make it look easy

A magnificent first-half display of pace and accuracy gave the visitors a 10-31 lead at the break and although last year’s champions showed fighting spirit to win the second period 7-3, they were never really in this contest.

Ayr
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.

Boroughmuir
Fraser Thomson's hat-trick brought up his 100th try for Melrose. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Melrose 54 - 22 Watsonians: 100 up for Fraser Thomson

Two years on from now, if Scottish Rugby’s plans prevail, a semi-professional league will be in place.

Melrose
Neil Irvine-Hess was man of the match. Picture: Ian Gerogeson

Ayr 31 - 44 Melrose: Rose bloom in 11-try Charity Shield

The two best club sides in Scotland set a high bar for the new BT Premiership campaign, which starts next week, with this 11-try spectacular, deservedly won by the sharper and more-accurate visitors, who out-scored their hosts by seven tries to four.

Ayr
Ex-rugby player Doddie Weir. Picture: Greg Macvean.

Rugby legend George ‘Doddie’ Weir diagnosed with MND

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir has revealed he is suffering from motor neurone disease.

Health
Mark Robertson helped Scotland defeat Fiji as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens in Paris last week. Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Scotland sevens stalwart Mark Robertson to retire

Scotland sevens stalwart Mark Robertson will retire from the pro game after the final Sevens World Series event of 2016/17 at Twickenham this weekend.

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