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Watsonians storm back in second half to defeat Boroughmuir

Boroughmuir built themselves a game-winning platform by half-time but then were muscled out of it as Watsonians got up to full power with a hat-trick of tries to leave the hosts hanging on to protect a vital losing bonus point, writes William Paul.

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Rory Hutton. Picture: Neil Hanna

Watsonians 29 - 24 Boroughmuir: Sonians’ late surge wins semi-final slot

Watsonians advanced to the last four of the BT Cup when they posted a dramatic victory over a battling Boroughmuir side that had showed plenty of character to square matters.

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Craig Borthwick blasts his way through the Hawick defence for the Myreside team's bonus-point try. Photograph: Scott Louden

Watsonians 59 - 5 Hawick: Sonians stay on track

The Hawick bandwagon crashed into the Myreside buffers as Watsonians chalked up an impressive win that keeps them firmly on track for a play-off spot.

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Michael Fedo's hat-trick of tries helped Watsonians to a 36-0 win over Hawks. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS/SRU

Watsonians 36 - 0 Glasgow Hawks: Fedo hat-trick fells Hawks

Watsonians continued their bid for a top four play-off spot come the end of the regular BT Premiership season with this bonus point win over Glasgow Hawks at Myreside.

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Rory Hutton touches down to put Watsonians ahead during a topsy-turvey first half yesterday. Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Heriot’s 17 - 46 Watsonians: Myreside men progress

Watsonians continued their climb up the BT Premiership table, leapfrogging yesterday’s opponents to occupy a play-off berth after taking all five points from a match that was played at a furious intensity. While Heriot’s contributed to their own downfall with a string of errors, the result was further evidence of the progress the Myreside outfit has made since Steve Lawrie assumed coaching responsibilities.

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Watsonians' Mark Bertram scored a try against Marr.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians 64 - 5 Marr: Capital side hit ten tries

Watsonians scored ten tries against Marr at Myreside to keep their play-off hopes alive in style.

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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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Watsonains' Ali Harris.   Picture: Ian Rutherford

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.

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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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Currie's 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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