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Graham looks like safe pair of hands to help out the Greens

If a 23-19 defeat at home to a relegation favourite isn’t a wake-up call, I am not sure what is.

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Hawick lost to Marr last Saturday but showed signs that this weekends trip to face Heriots can be fruitful one

NO NEED TO HIT THE PANIC BUTTON YET

Still no league win for Hawick, but head coach Darren Cunningham insists belief is flowing through his squad ahead of Saturday’s trip to Heriot’s.

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George Graham

Greens go for Graham to halt slide

Hawick have moved quickly to address their poor start to the season by bringing in George Graham to work along with coaches Darren Cunningham and Craig Hamilton.

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Skipper Bruce McNeil will hope the side can improve quickly

There’s no case for the defence in Greens’ start

Do Hawick need to go back to the drawing board after just two games of the 2017/18 BT Premiership season?

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Hawick head coach Darren Cunningham hopes his men can see off Marr this weekend

HOME VICTORY CAN KICK-START SEASON

Hawick head coach Darren Cunningham is still dreaming of titles despite his side suffering a pair of ugly defeats to start the BT Premiership season.

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The old Border Reivers jersey

A pro team for Borders poses many questions

The South are positioning themselves to potentially rise again and it could lead to a semi-professional rugby team possibly returning to the Borders.

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The Greens will be without Darcy Graham, who was injured against Currie last weekend

Hawick have to stand up and beat County...

Hawick assistant coach Craig Hamilton is looking for an immediate response to his side’s disappointing season opener with a next-level performance against Stirling County on Saturday.

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Captain Bruce McNeil bursts through but he was to end the day disappointed after defeat

Greens go down in opener but show spirit in the second half

Hawick 28 
Currie Chieftains 39

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Lisa Thomson (left) and Chloe Rollie are Scotlands newest female professional players

Thomson goes full-time with dream move to French rugby

Hawick’s Lisa Thomson has been signed by top female French club Lille Metropole Rugby Club Villeneuvois (LMRCV).

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Hawick Harlequins' shed in Wilton Lodge Park.

Vandals destroy rugby club’s shed in Hawick park

An amateur Hawick rugby club are counting the cost after vandals carried out a mindless attack.

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Stuart Hogg will miss the remainder of the Lions tour. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Hogg’s fears over losing sight

Stuart Hogg was warned that he risked losing his sight if he took a further blow on the eye socket injury which has ruled him out of the remainder of the British and Irish Lions series in New Zealand.

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Stuart Hogg is returning to Scotland

Hogg KO’d from Lions tour

Hawick hero Stuart Hogg has been ruled out of the rest of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand due to injury.

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HAWICK SERVED CURRIE TO START

HAWICK SERVED CURRIE TO START

Hawick RFC’s BT Premiership fixture schedule for the 2017-18 season has been revealed.

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Scotland flanker Luke Crosbie scores a try in their Pool B match with Italy

Scotland Under-20s clinch World Cup win over Italy

Scotland’s Under-20s remain in the hunt for their best ever finish at the World Championships after recording a 17-16 victory over Italy on Thursday morning.

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Josh Henderson scores a try for Scotland in their 42-20 loss to New Zealand on day one of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 in Kutaisi, Georgia.

BATTLING SCOTS CAN’T HAKA PACE

Scotland’s young starlets opened their World Rugby U20 Championship account with a 42-20 defeat to tournament favourites New Zealand.

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Stuart Hogg poses for some snaps with the rest of the Lions squad on the steps of the plane

Scots can be pride of Lions

Scotland may be under represented in the British and Irish Lions squad this summer, but former Hawick standout Stuart Hogg is aiming to make as much noise as possible during the tour of New Zealand.

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The South celebrate their win last weekend

HAWICK HEROES TOAST WITH 7 UP

The South are rising again as the invitational Borders team turned in a masterful performance to take the Braidholm sevens, while Linden and Harlequins put in valiant efforts at Walkerburn.

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Hawick players celebrate after winning 23-20 in the BT Premiership play-off against Edinburgh Accies

It’s never too early for BT Premiership predictions

The rugby season is over, only 84 days until the 2017/18 season begins. As rugby now enters its brief summer hibernation period after a thrilling 2016/17 BT Premiership, the Hawick News already has a prediction for how all the teams will stack up in 2018. It has familiar faces at the top – our top three have all featured in the post-season play-offs in every year since it began in 2014 – and at the bottom with the usual relegation candidates.

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Stuart Hogg carries the Lions mascot, Billy, in 2013. Picture: David Rogers/Getty

Hogg wants to come of age as a Lion

Stuart Hogg has happily passed on the role of British and Lions tour cub to Maro Itoje and promised to make mascot-sitting duties the same for the England forward as he found them four years ago.

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Kelso captain Dom Buckley is one of the new arrivals at Mansfield Park.

Cunningham heralds new era and fresh outlook at Greens

A new era begins at Hawick RFC as Darren Cunningham takes charge and the club wastes little time to right the wrongs of last season with a flurry of signings. Will it be enough? Is it another false dawn? Only time will tell.

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