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Duns do the business again as plucky Dunbar fight all the way


Lewis Craik converts for Duns

Things are looking up for Duns after winning basement battle


Kelso playing Duns Grizzly Bears from Primary 3.

Fantastic day of rugby at Duns

Duns RFC hosted their annual mini rugby tournament on Sunday at Castle Park. The decision to move the event to early autumn paid off and glorious sunshine welcomed teams from Jed-Forest, Peebles, Kelso and Berwick who all put on a tremendous display of rugby along with the hosts.

Duns try to launch another attack against Hawick Quins at the weekend

Duns battle all the way but Quins prove too strong in good contest



Match as one-sided as score suggests

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Duns RFCs Mini Rugby section welcomed Scotland coach, Vern Cotter, to the new clubhouse to present the prizes at their end of season dinner before he jetted off to Japan with the Scotland squad.

Scotland’s coach presents Duns awards

Duns RFC’s Mini Rugby section welcomed Scotland coach, Vern Cotter, to the new clubhouse to present the prizes at their end of season dinner before he jetted off to Japan with the Scotland squad.

Duns lost to Jed-Forest at Earlston Sevens.

Dingers humbled by winners at Earlston

With two rounds of the competition remaining, Kings of the Seven pacesetters Jed-Forest have opened up a seven-point lead at the top.

Gala won the Border League without playing after their opponents withdrew from the final fixture. Picture: Stuart Cobley

Stuart Cameron: Border League should move to start of season

Gala have won the Booker Border League for the fourth time in five years but the presentation planned for after the match against Jed-Forest on Wednesday couldn’t take place after Jed-Forest pulled out of the fixture.

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Left to right, Max Learmonth from Berwick and formerly of Berwick RFC, Tom Wilson from Eyemouth and formerly Duns RFC and Russell Nimmo from Duns and formerly Duns RFC.

Berwickshire trio help Heriots to treble

Three Berwickshire rugby players have helped Heriots RFC to a unique treble of Scottish Rugby trophies this season.

The victorious Jed Forest team celebrate their success at Berwick.

Jed Forest crowned champs at Berwick

Jed Forest won the Berwick Sevens when they beat Edinburgh Accies in the final at Scremerston on Sunday.

Edinburgh celebrate with the trophy after winning the final of the Melrose Seven, at the Greenyards. Picture Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh beat Jed in final to win Melrose Sevens

Edinburgh Rugby added their name to the list of Melrose winners after defeating Jed-Forest 29-19 in a thrilling final at the Greenyards.

While most fans turn up to Melrose Sevens to have fun, police say a minority spoil it by drinking too much.

Don’t get too drunk at Melrose, ask police

Borders police are urging those who are planning to go to Melrose Sevens not to allow alcohol to ruin their weekend.

Watsonians lay down Kings marker at Gala

Watsonians lay down Kings marker at Gala

There are nine round of the Kings of the Sevens competition remaining but already Watsonians have laid down a marker by winning the 125th Gala Sevens at Netherdale, the opening tournament of the Borders circuit, with victory over Jed-Forest.

Former player, referee and Melrose president Jack Dunn holds the original Ladies Cup. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Insight: How rugby sevens turns Melrose into the ‘Wild West’

The small Borders town is gearing up for the celebrated tournament that puts it at the centre of the rugby universe, writes Dani Garavelli

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Dale Robertson kicked the conversion.

Dunbar 3-7 Duns

Duns RFC made the short trip up the A1 to Dunbar for their final away fixture of the season and continued their recent run of good form with a low-scoring, but entertaining, win by a converted try to a penalty goal.

Patrick Anderson.

Patrick gets Scotland call-up for under 18s

Patrick Anderson from Gavinton received a pleasant surprise while he was at work on Saturday morning - a call-up to the Scotland Under 18 rugby squad!

Duns captain Hayden Martin says he has played his final game for the club.

Victory all but guarantees East League 1 safety for Dingers

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Rugby: Parting of the ways for Gala RFC and George Graham

Rugby: Parting of the ways for Gala RFC and George Graham

Following much speculation over the last few months Gala RFC have finally announced that they and head coach George Graham have parted company.


Mak one of five Borderers in Scottish under 16 squad

Five young Borderers are named in the Scotland Under 16s squad for the Conwy International Rugby Festival in Wales.

Duns Rugby Club host Forrester
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Duns 29-15 Forrester

Duns entertained Forrester at Castle Park on Saturday, the first fixture played out of the new clubrooms, and won their third home match on the trot.

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