Duns Rugby Club started their pre-season training this week with sessions for their seniors, under-18s, under-16s and under-15s.
And the players were given a little extra motivation with the publication of their fixtures for the upcoming season.
The full league programme for Duns is: September 7th Hawick Harlequins (A), September 14th North Berwick (H), September 21st Linlithgow (A), September 28th Langholm (H), October 5th RHC (A), October 12th Portobello (H), October 19th Dunbar (A), October 26th Hawick Linden ( H), November 2nd Preston Lodge (A), November 16th Hawick Harlequins (H), November 23rd North Berwick (A), November 30th Linlithgow (H), December 7th Langholm (A), December 14th RHC (H), January 11th Portobello (A), January 18th Dunbar (H), January 25th Hawick Linden (A), February 1st Preston Lodge (H).
The dates for matches in the Shield are still to be announced, as well as the order in which those matches are to be played.
After securing promotion to East 2 last season, and after going through East 3B undefeated last season Duns reserves will be playing in East 2 this season.
The Duns seconds are set to battle it out with eight other clubs, including some of the most famous names in Borders rugby.
The full fixture schedule is: September 21st - Linlithgow 2nds (away), September 28th - Preston Lodge 2nds (home), October 5th - Selkirk Stormers (away), October 12th - Edinburgh Accies Whites (home), October 19th - Heriots 3rds (away), October 26th - Livingston 2nds (home), November 2nd - Watsonians 3rds (away), November 16th - Stewart’s Melville 3rds (away), November 30th - Portobello 2nds (home), December 7th - Linlithgow 2nds (home), December 14th - Preston Lodge 2nds (away), January 11th - Selkirk Stormers (home), January 18th - Edinburgh Accies Whites (away), January 25th - Heriots 3rds (home), February 1st - Livingston 2nds (away),February 15th - Watsonians 3rds (home), March 1st - Stewart’s Melville 3rds (home),March 22nd - Portobello 2nds (away).
Fixture breaks are to allow for international games.