31 Oct 2014 11:30

Gala's title aims dented by Heriot's

GALA’S dreams of a Premiership 1 title was not extinguished on Saturday at Netherdale, and with the play-offs a determining factor, coach George Graham has issued a rallying call to his players, whom, he says, are looking for answers as they go off the boil, writes ATHOLL INNES.

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31 Oct 2014 08:30

Moore boosted by Jed-Forest victory

PEEBLES coach Drew Moore watched his side maintain their push for the Premiership with a bonus point win over Border rivals Jed-Forest - and then warned they almost threw it away, writes ALLY MCGILVRAY at Riverside Park.

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30 Oct 2014 17:30

Pace-setters Selkirk sustain title challenge

NEWLY promoted Marr put up a battling display in their first-ever visit to Philiphaugh on Saturday, but found BT National League Division 1 leaders Selkirk in no mood to surrender their unbeaten league record, writes JOHN SMAIL.

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30 Oct 2014 15:00 • Ally McGilvray

Selkirk set to haunt former star Harkness

JED-FOREST full-back Fraser Harkness revealed lining up against his former club Selkirk this weekend will be “strange”.

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30 Oct 2014 07:40 • David Knox

Scotland's Bravehearts aim for Euro glory at Netherdale

SCOTLAND are poised to become rugby league’s European champions for the first time ever on Friday night in Galashiels.

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29 Oct 2014 12:30

Jammy loses job after GHA defeat

AFTER just two wins in eight games, Kelso have sacked Head Coach Jammy McFarlane. Assistant Coach Gerry McGuinness resigned soon after.

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29 Oct 2014 10:30

Bath boy Grant hopes for Cup success

SUCH is his new club’s forward power that Melrose’s Grant Shiells has barely had a sniff of action but the loosehead is sure that will all change with the beginning of the LV= Cup.

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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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