31 Oct 2014 11:30
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.
31 Oct 2014 08:30
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.
30 Oct 2014 17:30
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.
30 Oct 2014 15:00 • Ally McGilvray
JED-FOREST full-back Fraser Harkness revealed lining up against his former club Selkirk this weekend will be “strange”.
30 Oct 2014 07:40 • David Knox
SCOTLAND are poised to become rugby league’s European champions for the first time ever on Friday night in Galashiels.
29 Oct 2014 12:30
AFTER just two wins in eight games, Kelso have sacked Head Coach Jammy McFarlane. Assistant Coach Gerry McGuinness resigned soon after.
29 Oct 2014 10:30
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.
25 Oct 2014 12:15 • Ally McGilvray
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.
25 Oct 2014 07:30
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.
24 Oct 2014 20:30 • Ally McGilvray
HE skippered the team on numerous occasions as they won the title last term.
24 Oct 2014 13:30
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.
24 Oct 2014 11:00
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.
24 Oct 2014 08:00 • Ally McGilvray
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.
24 Oct 2014 06:30
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.
22 Oct 2014 18:30 • David Knox
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.
22 Oct 2014 15:30
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.
22 Oct 2014 08:30
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.
18 Oct 2014 12:30 • Ally McGilvray
THEY have been crowned Scottish champions three times in the last four years.
18 Oct 2014 07:30 • Ally McGilvray
IN terms of rivalry it is on a par with Scotland versus England, Celtic versus Rangers, or Hibs versus Hearts.
16 Oct 2014 18:30
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.