Rugby

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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10 Oct 2014 12:30

Selkirk survive break-down at Stew-Mel

DESPITE the team bus breaking down in Stow on the way to Saturday’s game - resulting in a delayed kick-off and severely truncated pre-match warm-up - Selkirk still managed to preserve their five-match unbeaten run with a dramatic last-minute win over Stewart’s/Melville FP at Inverleith.

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9 Oct 2014 14:30

Close encounter at Inverleith

It was an eleven try thriller at Inverleith Park on Saturday with Gala A just hanging on to a three point lead to take the five points and Edinburgh Accies having to be content with two bonus points, writes JOE DICKSON.

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9 Oct 2014 09:30

Breaking: Winger Jones relishes Gold Coast debut

FORMER Selkirk winger Lee Jones admits he is relishing playing on Australia's Gold Coast for the first time, this weekend.

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8 Oct 2014 10:30

International honours for Borders ref

RISING rugby ref Andrew McMenemy has landed further international honours this week.

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7 Oct 2014 16:30

Auld bows out of Gala

GALA star Chris Auld's temporary loan to London Scottish has been confirmed today.

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4 Oct 2014 06:30 • Ally McGilvray

Gala injury list is 'horrendous’

GALA Head Coach George Graham revealed the club’s injury list is “horrendous”.

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3 Oct 2014 11:58

Girls - your country wants you!

COULD you fill the shirt and represent your country at the junior level of international women's rugby?

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3 Oct 2014 11:30

BT Premiership moves into round six

THE BT Premiership's leading teams are all on the road tomorrow, with league leaders Gala travelling to Raeburn Place where they'll meet Edinburgh Accies, who are yet to record a win this season.

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2 Oct 2014 07:30

Pettie at the double as Gala win battle with Stirling

GALA debutant Keith Young believes extra fitness sessions led by Head Coach George Graham - a former army physical training instructor - could be the secret to the club’s success this season.

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30 Sep 2014 13:30

Borderers called up to Scotland Under 20 squad

FIVE Melrose players, two from Gala and one from Hawick have been called up to the first Scotland under-20 camp of the 2014/15 season.

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