Rugby Union

I need a Lion down ... snub to Scots leaves bitter taste

The British and Irish Lions squad is out and it is painful reading for those who are not English, Irish or Welsh.

Stuart Hogg hopes to impress in New Zealand for the Lions. Picture: SNS


Stuart Hogg continues to solidify his legacy as one of Scotland’s best with his second British and Irish Lions call up.

Scott Peffers

Quins clinch highest-ever league finish

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New Hawick head coach Darren Cunningham


Hawick RFC this week moved to fill their vacant head coaching position with the appointment of Darren Cunningham.

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Hawick suffered a heavy defeat against Watsonians in their opening game

No sevens heaven as Hawick have bigger battles in mind

Hawick endured a difficult Five Star Taxi’s Gala sevens last weekend but, according to club captain Bruce McNeil, the performance wasn’t unexpected as the Robbie Dyes pay little attention to the King of the Sevens series with a much bigger, and potentially club-defining, contest looming.

Edinburgh Accies look the most likely play-off opponents for Hawick

Reasons to be cheerful and fearful in play-off

‘To be honest, it doesn’t really matter who we play on the day” said club captain Bruce McNeil when Hawick discovered their relegation play-off fate was sealed back in February.

Darcy Graham

Young Mr Darcy now ready for leading role

Darcy Graham has emerged from the Hawick RFC abyss with an Edinburgh contract and hope for the future.

Hawick Harlequins RFC club rooms in Baker Street, Hawick.

Clubhouse in line for £6,000-plus makeover

Hawick Harlequins Rugby Club’s Baker Street clubhouse is in line for a £6,000 makeover, thanks to the Big Lottery Fund’s latest £750,000 Awards For All Scotland handout.

Neil Renwick on the attack for Hawick

Greens gutted after midweek misery

Selkirk ended Hawick’s quest for a 50th Border League title with a 28-17 victory at Mansfield Park on Thursday evening and cast serious concerns about Greens’ preparations for their crucial relegation play-off match next month.

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Graham in at full-back for U-20s’ Italian job

Hawick star Darcy Graham has been handed the No.15 jersey for Scotland Under-20s’ clash against Italy in the final round of their RBS 6 Nations campaign on Friday at Broadwood Stadium (kick-off 8.30pm) – live on Scottish Rugby TV.

Hawick captain Bruce McNeil

Greens skipper wants silverware AND survival

Bruce McNeil senses a big chance for Hawick to set up a surprise Border League final berth as they take on Selkirk tomorrow night (Thursday) and an opportunity to book another important competitive fixture as they begin preparations for their BT Premiership relegation play-off.

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Greens duo get nod for Scotland U20s

Hawick pair Darcy Graham and Fraser Renwick have been named by head coach Sean Lineen in his Scotland Under-20 side to face their English counterparts in round four of the Six Nations at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.

Rugby star Stuart Hogg, second from left, with, from left, Jeff Bland, executive chef at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh; butcher Bel Forbes, of Bels Butchers in Edzell, Angus; and Quality Meat Scotland chairman and Perthshire beef farmer Jim McLaren to launch this years Scotch Beef promotional campaign.

Hawick rugby hero Hogg takes time out for beef encounter ahead of Calcutta Cup clash

Hawick rugby hero Stuart Hogg has got plenty on his plate already after being named yesterday in the Scotland team to face England tomorrow, but he’s alway got room for a bit more if it’s a prime cut of meat from his homeland.

Ross Nichol gathers the ball for Quins during win over Berwick

Fun is name of game for Quins’ blueprint

Followers of all sports have been conditioned to equate elite success with being all business, publicly padlocked, singularly driven, colourless and generally un-fun.

Steven Mabon shows his strength against Berwick

Quins full of desire and confidence


Hawick hope to move quickly to replace coach Nikki Walker


Hawick RFC president John Thorburn is aiming for a quick head coaching appointment after the surprising announcement that Nikki Walker will depart at the end of the season.

Quins impressed again at weekend. Picture courtesy of Bob Keith at Penicuik RFC

Quins tight at the back and deadly in attack

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Darcy Graham in action for Scotland Under-20s against Ireland

Darcy’s delight at joining Edinburgh

Hawick winger Darcy Graham is ready for the challenge after signing a two-year deal with Edinburgh Rugby.

Hawick, led by skipper Bruce McNeil, face lengthy lay-off before play-off, after taking on Melrose at the weekend. Picture:

Making the play-offs fairer is not difficult

The play-offs are nearly upon us and Hawick are involved, but it isn’t the one the Robbie Dyes had set their sights on at the beginning of the season.

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