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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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Craig Hamilton has signed up for Hawick next season.

HIGH FIVES FOR HAWICK COACH

Hawick have moved quickly to tie up deals for five new players as they aim to reshape their squad ahead of the new season.

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McNeil leads South in sevens tournaments

McNeil leads South in sevens tournaments

The South of Scotland Sevens squad to take part in the Braidholm 7s on Saturday has been announced with co-captains Andrew Skeen and Bruce McNeil leading the team.

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Hawicks Rory Hutton and co need to recharge batteries after a tough season.

Players can’t switch off during the summer

The rugby season is almost over, but for some the grind never stops. As the curtains finally drop on what was a long, difficult and, for the most part, testing 2016/17 campaign for the Greens at Jed-Forest on Saturday, two months of rest and recuperation await – but how much rest do the players really give themselves in preparation for the next season?

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Darcy Graham with Nikki Walker.

GREENS END THE SEASON ON HIGH

Darcy Graham, Fraser Renwick and a host of Teri stand-outs were honoured on Saturday as Hawick RFC brought an end to a difficult 2016/17 season at their annual end-of-season awards dinner.

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Sean Lamont (left) could feature from the bench for the last time while Stuart Hogg (right) will make his 100th appearance

100 not out for Hawick ace Hogg

Stuart Hogg will make his 100th appearance for Glasgow Warriors in Gregor Townsend’s final game as head coach against Edinburgh Rugby at Scotstoun tomorrow (Saturday).

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Hawick celebrate play-off win over Edinburgh Accies

Chance to learn from mistakes

This season’s Hawick team, honestly, was never supposed to win.

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The victorious Hawick team celebrate their comeback from 20-6 down to win by three points, keeping them in the top tier of Scottish rugby. Picture: Ian Rutherford

BRUCE ALMIGHTY RESCUES GREENS

Hawick woke up in time to preserve their status as one of Scotland top 10 sides with a 23-20 victory over Edinburgh Accies.

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Hawick captain Bruce McNeil

REDEMPTION OR IT’S RELEGATION

Hawick supporters face a nail-biting weekend as the Robbie Dyes’ relegation fate will finally be decided.

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Nikki Walker glory with a cherry on top please...

Nikki Walker glory with a cherry on top please...

After six years in the BT Premiership is it time for the Greens to wave goodbye to the top division of Scottish rugby? Can Nikki Walker sign off as head coach of his boyhood club with one of the biggest wins of his career? Or will the pressure and expectation be too much? All will be decided Saturday.

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Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg are the only Scots in the Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

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.

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

HOGG’S READY TO ROAR WITH LIONS

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

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Scott Peffers

Quins clinch highest-ever league finish

Murrayfield Wands 67 
Hawick Quins 5

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New Hawick head coach Darren Cunningham

CUNNINGHAM IS No.1 for GREENS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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