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Mansfield men show their nasty side so others should beware

Is this the Hawick team we have all been waiting for? After a disastrous ten-game stretch that has left Hawick languishing at the bottom of the BT Premiership, the Robbie Dyes played like the side we had all been promised on Saturday, they rediscovered their nasty side and left Stirling County wondering exactly who they had just played.

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Stuart Hogg

TEAM HOGG RECEIVE COACHING AWARDS

The coaches who’ve made a significant impact in the life of Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg have been awarded the Coaching Chain award at the 2017 UK Coaching Awards.

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Hawick's Sean Muir in action against Stirling

Graham wants more of the same from men

George Graham has warned his Hawick side their relegation fight is only just beginning and they must prepare for a dogfight this weekend against bottom-three rivals Marr.

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Action from Hawick's 58-5 win at Peebles last Friday.

Hawick aim to take winning form into league action

League action returns this week following a lengthy lay-off in order to accomodate the national team’s Autumn Test schedule.

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Hawick scrum-half Greg Cottrell

GRAHAM HOPING TO BUILD ON WIN

The Robbie Dyes return to action this weekend against Peebles in the Border League, eager to build on last weekend’s triumph and show they are finally ready to turn their season around.

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Darcy Graham is battling back

Graham full of hope for the future

After suffering a knee injury during Hawick RFC’s 2017-18 season opener that sidelined him for 10 weeks, Darcy Graham is now ready to reintroduce himself to the rugby world and show everyone what he is capable of, again.

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Stuart Hogg put in stunning show against mighty All Blacks

Hero Hogg is simply the best

Apologies in advance, but Stuart Hogg is the best fullback Scotland has ever produced.

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Hawick touch down to take lead late on

GREENS GRAB WELCOME WIN

Hawick 38 
Selkirk 29

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Hawick's Dom Buckley takes advantage

Contrasting fortunes for Borders clubs

This Saturday sees one of Border rugby’s most storied rivalries take-place between Hawick and Melrose, but in what was once a contest that decided national titles is now a stark reminder of the have and have not’s of Scottish club rugby.

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Hawick skipper Bruce McNeil saw his side improve against Ayr last week and believes they can turn over Melrose

GREENS LOOKING TO CAUSE UPSET

Hawick hope low expectations and complacency help propel them to a shock BT Premiership victory over border rivals and table topping Melrose at the Greenyards on Saturday.

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Boroughmuirs stand-off Greg Cannie touches down for a try he then converted.  Photograph: Graham Stuart/SNS

Hawick hammered as agony just continues

Boroughmuir 60 
Hawick 18

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George Graham has taken over from Darren Cunningham

It’s last throw of the dice by gambling Greens

I know what you are thinking, I’m thinking it as well, it’s not nice to think about and I know you don’t want to say it, so I will – Hawick need a miracle to survive relegation this season.

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Darren Cunningham

Cunningham stands down as Hawick head coach

Darren Cunningham announced tonight (Sunday) that he is stepping down as Hawick head coach after watching his side suffer their seventh consecutive defeat on Saturday against relegation rivals Boroughmuir.

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Hawick lost out to Watsonians last time out and face a crunch clash with Boroughmuir this weekend

GREENS SEE LIGHT THROUGH CLOUDS

The dark clouds of relegation loom large over Hawick, but an away trip against fellow BT Premiership strugglers Boroughmuir on Saturday can go along way in clearing so much-needed relief, according to Greens assistant George Graham.

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Hawick's Gary Johnstone with the ball.

It’s a familiar story for struggling Hawick

Hawick 23 
Watsonians 41

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Rugby legend Doddie Weir.

Yetholm farm sale raises almost £5,000 for Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir

Almost £5,000 has been raised for Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir’s motor neurone disease support appeal by a farm sale held at the weekend.

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Ex-Hawick player Rory Hutton could be making a return to Mansfield Park in Watsonians colours this weekend (picture by Ian Rutherford).

Greens require quick pick-me-up

Darren Cunningham admitted his Hawick side are lying face-down on the canvas after a fifth consecutive defeat, but is convinced they can pick-themselves up with a victory against Watsonians on Saturday at Mansfield Park.

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

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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