Talking points from round ten of the Tennent’s Premiership

Hawick pick up their third bonus-point win on the bounce to move into the play-off places, but they have Aberdeen Grammar breathing down their necks

Currie Chieftains came out on top in a battle in the mud against GHA at Malleny Park. Image: Fraser Gaffney
Currie Chieftains came out on top in a battle in the mud against GHA at Malleny Park. Image: Fraser Gaffney
  • A great game at Fullarton Park. Two tries against Jed for unsung stalwart Mackenzie Pearce  and a comfortable bonus point win for Marr  who can now have their name inscribed on the Bill McLaren Shield.


  • Three in a row for Hawick with their bonus point win over Musselburgh at Mansfield. They maybe fell off the pace a bit either side of half time – but they were never in danger and Andrew Mitchell looked very sharp.


  • Aberdeen Grammar got the result they badly needed in difficult conditions against Edinburgh Accies at Newfield. More control up front and much improved defence. ‘Winning ugly’ was how Ali O’Connor saw it  and maybe so  but they kept themselves well in the hunt for one of the play off slots.

This weekend’s Tennent’s Premiership reports:

Hawick v Musselburgh: home team prevail in tight contest

Currie v GHA: gritty Chieftains prevail in trying conditions

Edinburgh Accies v Aberdeen Grammar: versatile visitors claim gritty win

Marr v Jed-Forest: league leaders make light work of spirited Borderers

Glasgow Hawks pay price for lack of street smarts in tight encounter


  • Calum Forrester was maybe right when he suggested that Chieftains were flattered by the 40 points they scored against GHA – but they did  take their chances  something which the Glasgow side assuredly failed to do. Territory is all well and good  but you still need to throw the odd punch.


  • Edinburgh Accies failed to adapt to the difficult conditions in their first ‘home’ game of the season  which was played at Newfield rather than at Raeburn Place. They fought hard  but their game management was poor  and will need to improve dramatically before their hugely important visit from Jed next week.



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