10 THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT THE BT PREMIERSHIP THIS WEEKEND (ROUND 8)

  • Ayr did what they needed to do to reclaim top spot. Hawks may argue that Brendan McGroarty’s red card was a game changer, but Ayr will say that their scrummaging strength was the determinant factor.
  • Hawks will not allow the conditions, their opposition or the significance of the game to compromise their free-flowing attacking intent.
  • Referees do make mistakes but, hopefully, any harm done will square itself off over the course of a season.
  • Heriot’s are back in the top four. Rumours of their demise had indeed been greatly exaggerated. George Turner is a terrific impact player.
  • Frustration piled upon frustration for Melrose, but good players will dig in and work their way through a difficult patch.
  • Watsonians shot themselves in the foot at Bridgehaugh.
  • Stirling’s Callum Hunter-Hill is going to be a very good player.
  • It was a question of time before this young Currie team came good and having some control at half-back was crucial. Ross Weston is maybe getting long in the tooth, but he does give them a sense of stability.
  • Boroughmuir’s stop/start season continues, but their coaching staff remain optimistic.
  • Does anyone know what happened at Netherdale?

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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

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  1. Thanks for your message, Bill.
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      • Thanks for your message, Bill.

        Unfortunately Gala and Hawick chose not to be part of the scheme we proposed to all ten BT Premiership clubs at the start of the season aimed at attracting independent advertisers to make The Offside Line viable. Therefore, we are able to carry match reports etc when they play against other clubs in the league but not when they play against each other.

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