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HAWICK 42, SELKIRK 15

Selkirk arrived at Mansfield Park having won all their previous three matches with good performances, lying second in the League table and now looking to add a fourth with a win over their old enemy. Hawick on the other hand had narrowly lost all their previous three matches and were stuck at the other end of the League table. On a perfect afternoon for running rugby, Hawick had their strongest team out this season with Bruce McNeil back at prop and John Coutts in at fullback. Both sides did indeed through the ball about from the start and it was Selkirk of the mark first with a penalty. Hawick came storming back and were now playing the type of rugby that everyone new they could play. Bruce McNeil was making his presence felt in the pack and he crashed over in the corner for the first try of the afternoon. Bruce Campbell, who turned in a five star performance at scrum half, was next on the scoresheet with a try near the posts and McNeil followed suit shortly after with his second of the afternoon which was converted by Neil Renwick. Selkirk fought back with another two penalties but the visitors had no answer to Hawick's aggresive style of play and Neil Renwick added Hawick's fourth try. Selkirk slotted their fourth penalty to reach half time trailing Hawick by 22 points to 12.

Hawick came out in the second half looking to add to their tally of the first half but it was Selkirk who added a fifth penalty and reduce the deficit to seven points. It was now Rory Hutton's turn to get on the scoresheet when he scored the try of the match with a magnificant solo effort from close on halfway, leaving the Selkirk defence for dead to score at the posts. A Hutton penalty increased Hawick's lead to 32-15 and John Coutts got in on the act with another fine try, again converted by Hutton who added a final penalty to reach fulltime leading by 42 points to 15.

A great performance from Hawick who thoroughly deserved their bonus point win.

Team:- John Coutts, Colin Murray, Graham Hogg, Rory Scott, Neil Renwick, Rory Hutton, Bruce Campbell, Nicky Little, Graham Scott, Bruce McNeil, Gavin Petrie, Craig Charters, Ryan Hogg, Ross Borthwick and Kitione Rawala.

Subs:- Kevin Reid, Keith Hedley, Sean Linton, Matt Landels and Nick McTaggart.

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