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25 Oct 2014 12:15 • Ally McGilvray

Wight wasn't surprised by Melrose victory

SCOTLAND Sevens captain Scott Wight revealed he wasn’t surprised Melrose defeated Gala at the weekend - despite Head Coach John Daziel describing his side as underdogs before the match.

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25 Oct 2014 07:30

Gala A calm the Storm in Melrose

THE wind was so strong at Melrose on Saturday that it turned out a game of two halves with Gala 'A’ coming out winners in a tight game and remain top of Reserve National 1, writes JOE DICKSON at Annay Road.

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24 Oct 2014 20:30 • Ally McGilvray

BC's shock return for Rose

HE skippered the team on numerous occasions as they won the title last term.

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24 Oct 2014 13:30

Bill McLaren match tops BT Premiership bill

GALA and Heriot's will clash at the top of the BT Premiership tomorrow (Saturday 25 October) afternoon in a Bill McLaren Shield match at Netherdale.

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24 Oct 2014 11:00

Rose return to title race after Gala win

BORDERS’ derbies fire the imagination, and The Greenyards on Saturday was no exception as Melrose ousted their local rivals in a contest that may yet have a say in the final destination of the Premiership, writes ATHOL INNES at The Greenyards.

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24 Oct 2014 08:00 • Ally McGilvray

Graham - we will bounce back

GALA Head Coach George Graham admitted he was disappointed his side failed to earn a point against Melrose in the BT Premiership and Border League double header at the weekend.

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24 Oct 2014 06:30

Selkirk surge clear in National League

ANOTHER battling display at Braidholm on Saturday saw Selkirk’s players inflict a second successive defeat on fellow promotion pace-setters GHA, allowing the Souters to go clear at the top of BT National League Division 1.

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22 Oct 2014 18:30 • David Knox

Opening win for Netherdale-bound Scots

SCOTLAND could place one hand on the European Cup before they arrive in Galashiels next week - if they can beat shock-troops Ireland on Saturday.

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22 Oct 2014 15:30

Selkirk A enjoy game of two halves

PLAYING against the strong wind in the first half, Selkirk 'A’ found themselves trailing 5-0 after just five minutes of Saturday’s BT Reserve League National 2 fixture at Philiphaugh. However, the home side soon began to find their rhythm, and tries by Jack Elliot and Craig Bruce put Selkirk 10-5 ahead at the break.

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22 Oct 2014 08:30

Hawick tie up sponsorship deal

ISLE of Man company PDMS has announced a new sponsorship deal with Hawick RFC for the 2014-15 season, which will see the company logo featured on the back of the playing strip and at the club’s Mansfield Park ground.

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18 Oct 2014 12:30 • Ally McGilvray

Rose remain underdogs against neighbours Gala

THEY have been crowned Scottish champions three times in the last four years.

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18 Oct 2014 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Formbook goes out the window when you face Melrose

IN terms of rivalry it is on a par with Scotland versus England, Celtic versus Rangers, or Hibs versus Hearts.

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16 Oct 2014 18:30

Gala coach George boosted by bonus

GEORGE Graham, the Gala coach, is not always in a benevolent mood even after victory, but on Saturday, he heaped praise on his players – and that despite it took until the 83rd minute to clinch the vital bonus point at Netherdale, writes ATHOLL INNES.

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16 Oct 2014 15:30

Sun shines on unbeaten Selkirk

ONE of the keys to Selkirk’s success this season has been the team’s ability to overcome any obstacle put in its path, and this was perfectly illustrated in Saturday’s hard-fought victory over a stuffy Aberdeen Grammar side at Philiphaugh, writes JOHN SMAIL.

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16 Oct 2014 12:30

Close shave for champions Rose

MELROSE Head Coach John Dalziel watched his rejuvenated side run Heriot’s ragged in the BT Premiership at the weekend - and then claimed the visitors didn’t deserve anything from the game, writes ALLY MCGILVRAY.

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16 Oct 2014 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

McQuillin: facing Gala will be tough

HE came through the ranks at Gala and made his debut for the first XV at Netherdale when he was just 17.

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11 Oct 2014 10:30 • Ally McGilvray

Melrose must get better

MELROSE must get better if they are to have any hope of retaining the Scottish championship this season.

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11 Oct 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Gala coach 'frustrated' by Accies win

GALA Head Coach George Graham watched his side retain their place at the top of the BT Premiership following a four point win away to bottom of the table Edinburgh Accies at the weekend and then warned the rest of the league: “We’re not playing anywhere near our best yet.”

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10 Oct 2014 16:30 • Ally McGilvray

Howarth admits call-up shock

GALA stand-off Ruairi Howarth revealed he was surprised to be named among seven new recruits aligned to Edinburgh Rugby as part of the national elite development player programme this season.

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10 Oct 2014 15:30

Greens stun the champions

MELROSE were stunned in a passionate derby on Saturday at Mansfield Park against a Hawick side which shocked the Scottish champions despite losing the try count 3-2.

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