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Melrose 16 - 13 Ayr: Borderers win ugly to clinch title

Melrose were crowned BT Premiership champions after a hard-earned but well-crafted victory in the play-off final that keeps them on track for the league and cup double.

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Full time at Greenyards leaves Melrose as BT Premiership champions. Picture: SNS/Graeme Stuart

Melrose 16 - 13 Ayr: Melrose emerge victorious in play-off final

Melrose finished off a near-perfect Premiership season with a scrappy, hard-earned victory over defending champions Ayr in the play-off final.

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Mike Fedo and  Rory Hutton of Watsonians combine to halt Ross McCann's progress. Picture: Neil Hanna

League and Cup double is on as Melrose sweep Watsonians aside

Melrose have set themselves up to play for the league and Cup double in the next few weekends as they stamp their authority all over club rugby and the Scottish game.

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Murdo McAndrew of Melrose breaks clear after evading an attempted tackle by Watsonians' Mike Fedo. Picture: Neil Hanna.

Dogged Watsonians defence not enough to stop Melrose

Melrose beat Watsonians for the fourth time this season, adding a BT Cup semi-final to three league victories that went before including last week’s Premiership play-off win.

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Currie Chieftains and Ayr, seen here in action in a BT Premiership semi-final clash earlier this month, have both applied. Picture: SNS Group

SRU receives 12 applications for Super 6 franchises

The SRU has received 12 applications from clubs to form franchises in the new part-time professional Super 6 league which is due to launch in the 2019/20 season.

Club Rugby
Ross Ford has been out injured for five months. Picture: SNS

Ross Ford to wear Melrose colours in comeback from injury

Scotland hooker Ross Ford will make his return to action after five months out when he plays for Melrose in the BT Cup semi-final against Watsonians at Myreside tomorrow.

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Melrose's Nick Beavon in action. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Melrose 37 - 8 Watsonians: Melrose into final after big win

For a second successive season Melrose will contest the final of the Premiership play-offs after reaching the last stage of the competition with a sizeable win over Watsonians at the Greenyards.

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Traditional Hearts bar shortlisted in top 5 best rugby bars in UK

Best known for flying the maroon flag as a Jambo boozer, the Athletic Arms in Gorgie has now gained the backing of fans fonder of the oval ball.

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Allan Dell scored two tries. Picture: SNS

Hawick 38 - 3 Melrose: Home side cruise to victory

If Baltic conditions had not prevailed last night there would surely have been dancing in the streets of Hawick following the Greens’ handsome win over Melrose that secured continued membership of the BT Premiership.

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Fraser Thompson scored a try for Melrose. Picture: Neil Hanna

Melrose 18 - 7 Stirling County: Melrose earn another home win

In a match that meant little to either side in terms of the BT Premiership, Melrose had enough power to eke out yet another home win.

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Melrose's Austin Lockington. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

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.

Horse Racing
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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