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Stirling Co 26-31 Watsonians: Myreside men in late surge

There was less than a fag paper separating these sides before the start, so a close encounter always looked to be on the cards – and so it turned out.

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BT Murrayfield hosted the Scottish Schools Cup finals. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Stewart’s-Melville College rugby player suffers serious head injury in final

A schoolboy rugby player suffered a serious head injury in the Scottish Schools Cup final at BT Murrayfield last night.

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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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Pete McCallum put Ayr ahead. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Ayr 12 - 48 Watsonians: Second-half surge

Watsonians took control of this game from the start and, apart from a ten minute spell midway through the first half, when Ayr contrived to lead 12-10, never let their hosts into the game. Six tries to one tells the story.

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Euan Dods of Watsonians in action with Tom Brennan and Jonny Adams of Boroughmuir. Picture: Neil Hanna

Watsonians 27 - 10 Boroughmuir: Solo effort a bonus

Watsonians took all five league points with a victory over their near-neighbours in an entertaining encounter. The hosts had to fight back from conceding two early tries to take the honours and did so with a clinical edge that their opponents failed to match.

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George Horne inspired Hawks: Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Glasgow Hawks 36 - 27 Watsonians: Hawks keep head and lead

Glasgow Hawks managed to break their cycle of losing leads to secure five points against Watsonians, winning 36-27 at New Anniesland.

Glasgow Hawks
Chris Dean scored a brace of tries. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Hawick 23 - 41 Watsonians: Game of two halves

A six-try haul in the second half turned what could have been an embarrassing defeat into a stylish victory for Watsonians against a Hawick side who simply had insufficient players from the professional environment to compete on equal terms.

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Tim Wilson of Heriot's gets the ball away against Watsonians at Myreside. Picture: Alistair Linford

Watsonians 10-22 Heriot’s: Visitors win with late try double

Heriot’s bided their time and came from behind with a late try double to brush aside city rivals Watsonians and consolidate their place in the top four of the table.

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Former Scotland captain 
Jason White is moving into teaching. Picture: Craig Watson/SNS

Ex-Scotland captain Jason White joins Loretto School

Former Scotland rugby captain Jason White has taken his first steps into teaching with 
a role at Loretto School in Musselburgh.

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Colin Sturgeon celebrated his 100th game in a row. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Marr 13 - 13 Watsonians: Warrior saves the day

Fortress Fullarton survived, courtesy of a brave Marr fightback in the second half of a pulsating game.

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The former Ayr man  Ross Curle ran in a try from 50 metres. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Watsonians 38 - 26 Stirling County: ‘Sonians off the mark

Watsonians got their first win of the BT Premiership season in this one.

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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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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.

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Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan in action for Watsonians against Heriot's at Myreside in 2004. Picture: Jon Savage

Pro14 history for ex-Watsonians player Rory Duncan

History will be made this evening at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast as the Toyota Cheetahs become the first southern hemisphere club to play a competitive championship fixture in the northern hemisphere.

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Andy Irvine, Edinburgh Rugby MD Jon Petrie, and George Watson's Melvyn Roffe Principal at Myreside.
 Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh Rugby ask supporters about future at Myreside

Edinburgh Rugby have begun the consultation process to determine whether they continue to play their home games at Myreside next season.

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Marcus Di Rollo's spell is over. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Ayr 48 - 12 Watsonians: Sad goodbye for Marcus Di Rollo

Ayr more than made amends for their shock loss at Myreside earlier this season, with this eight-tries-to-two thrashing of Watsonians. The defeat was a sorry end to Marcus Di Rollo’s and Simon Taylor’s tenure as Watsonians coaches, as their side were second best throughout.

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Watsonians head coach Marcus Di Rollo, right, and assistant coach Simon Taylor will leave the club at the end of the season. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians announce departure of coaches Di Rollo and Taylor

Marcus Di Rollo and Simon Taylor are to leave their coaching posts at Watsonians when the current season ends.

Club Rugby
Rory Drummond was yellow carded then later scored a try.   Picture Ian Rutherford

Watsonians 15 - 12 Stirling County: Two sides of Drummond

County started the stronger of the two sides and had a chance to take the lead in the sixth minute, but skipper Jonny Hope missed the penalty.

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Kerr Gossman scored a sublime opening try

Glasgow Hawks 29 - 20 Watsonians: Good, bad and ugly

Hawks edged into the last eight of the BT Scottish Cup with this four-tries-to-three victory over BT Premiership rivals Watsonians.

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We try to play an open game, said Marcus Di Rollo. Picture Ian Rutherford

Melrose 46 - 41 Watsonians: Thirteen tries brighten day

Melrose consolidated their position at the top of the BT Premiership with a win over Watsonians in a high-scoring match that produced a total of 13 tries and three bonus points.

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