8 things to take away from round 8 of the BT Premiership

Watsonians and Boroughmuir are set to clash in the BT Cup quarter-finals on 10th January. Image courtesy: Graham Gaw





  • Not a lot happened for Glasgow Hawks at Burnbrae – and their current peripatetic status cannot have helped – but they need to get their act together quick – Boroughmuir at Meggetland next week is crucial to maintaining their play-off aspirations.


  • As Phil Smith acknowledged, Heriot’s were never winning against Melrose – but they hung in gamely for their four-try bonus. Their scrum was under pressure, their line-out was never totally secure, so they struggled to get onto the front foot and committed too many unforced errors – and they did not have an answer to Melrose’s smothering tactics in and around the contact zone. A hard day at the office!



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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.