• The cream always comes to the top. Currie’s young guns are beginning to find their feet, with Harvey Elms again to the fore.
  • Heriots’ problems are perhaps more deep rooted than Phil Smith initially thought – and three of the play-off slots already appear booked.
  • If Hawks can get on the front foot, a back three of Sean Lamont, Kerr Gosman and Junior Bulumakau is dynamite.
  • Fourteen tries conceded. Where do Hawick go from here?
  • Ayr can be beaten – but you need to play very well, and you need to really want it.
  • Peter Wright is maybe a better coach than the SRU choose to think.
  • Gala need to fix their scrum in order to reap the benefit of their talented young backs.
  • Watsonians are tending to play to their forward strength, with little of their traditional style.
  • A good day for Melrose – no psychological damage from last week’s defeat at Millbrae – and Ayr slipped up.
  • Stirling now know that Melrose at the Greenyards is a totally different proposition from Gala at Bridgehaugh.

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About David Barnes 4026 Articles
David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The 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.