Premiership: The Sunday Summary (for Saturday 19th February)

Marr confirmed second place with a hard-fought win over Hawick. Image: Jon Pearce
Marr confirmed second place with a hard-fought win over Hawick. Image: Jon Pearce
  • Currie Chieftains re-asserted their league pre-eminence with a powerful nine-try demolition of Musselburgh at Stoneyhill, making it sixteen victories on the trot at an average score of 39-11. Most of the usual suspects were to the fore, with two tries apiece for DJ Innes and Fergus Scott, and Jamie Forbes converting eight out of the nine tries.



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Premiership: relentless Currie Chieftains blast past Musselburgh

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  • A gritty hard-fought bonus-point win for Edinburgh Accies against Glasgow Hawks at Balgray which consolidated their slot in the play-offs – with a win over Chieftains in next week’s rearranged fixture offering the prospect of leap-frogging Hawick into third place.  With ground conditions not great, essentially they did what they needed to do to get the result they needed. Vincent Hart looked comfortable in his preferred position of fly-half; Ruari Campbell led from the front; Ben Appleson played the field well and kicked the goals he needed to kick.



  • Musselburgh scored the first and the final try in their match against Chieftains at Stoneyhill, but not much went their way in between. Graeme Paterson has done a good job and was maybe looking for more from his last game in charge, but the realist in him will be happy to be leaving with the club firmly established in mid-table, and appreciative of the unstinting support that he has enjoyed over the season from the likes of Danny Owenson, Gregor Tait, Colin Arthur and William Fleming.

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  • A morale boosting win for Aberdeen Grammar against Selkirk at Rubislaw – hopefully a clarion call for rugby in the ‘Granite City’. Sam Knudson made a telling contribution at fly-half while Corey Buchanan at No 8 and Sam Ryan in the centre both had big games.

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