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Marr 0 - 43 Melrose: Melrose cruise to victory against Marr

Marr were comprehensively mauled at home by a rampant Melrose, whose seven-tries-to-nil victory guaranteed them a home play-off semi-final at the end of the season.

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Adam Hastings scored his first try after only three minutes. Picture: SNS/SRU.

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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Melrose stand-off Jason Baggot, left, tries to shake off a tackle during the Borderers' defeat by Ayr at The Greenyards on Saturday.

Ayr bring Melrose back down to earth

Melrose were given a stark reminder that past performances do not in themselves guarantee future returns after the runaway championship leaders’ 12-match 
winning streak was brought to an end by the title holders, 
Ayr.

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Melrose's Nyle Godsmark is tackled by Ayr's Stafford McDowall and Scott Lyle. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Melrose 12 - 20 Ayr: Champions bring Melrose’s 12-match winning run to an end

After a 12-match winning sequence in the BT Premiership, Melrose finally showed they are not invincible, succumbing to a strong Ayr team determined to remind rugby followers that they are still the reigning champions.

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Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Picture: Neil Hanna

Rugby fans buy racehorse to boost Doddie Weir fund

A group of rugby fans have taken ownership of a racehorse with trainer Lucinda Russell and will pledge any prize money to Doddie Weir’s research fund into motor neurone disease.

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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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Melrose back row Ally Miller makes a break with Scott Peffers and Kyle Rowe of Hawks in pursuit at Scotstoun. Picture: Neil Hanna

Focused Melrose refuse to take eyes off the prize

Since the opening day of the BT Premiership season, the key question has been can anyone beat Melrose? Every week so far, the answer has been a resounding no.

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Ruaridh Knott of Melrose failed to get over the line as Sam Yawayawa and Scott Peffers held him up. Photograph: Neil Hanna

Glasgow Hawks 17-34 Melrose: Bouquet of a dozen for Rose

The Melrose machine motors on. This was their 12th league outing of the season, and their 12th bonus-point win. It was by no means the easiest victory of the campaign for the Greenyards club, but once they got a pre-half-time wobble out of the way they were well worthy of the five points.

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Melrose's Greenyards ground. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Melrose's 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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