Thorn's three pre-season outings so far have seen a 2-2 draw withVale of Leven, a 4-0 win over Neilston Juniors and a 1-1 draw with Central Scottish AFL cracks Greenock HSFP
RUGBY: John Thorburn reckons Hawick's return to the top flight is a major triumph for the whole town after they edged out Dundee HSFP
39-38 in an epic Premiership play off.
Central Scottish AFL Premier League - Colville Park E v Fallin;Wishaw HSFP
: Tries; B Laursen, J Fleming, R Hawkins.
The highly-rated Glasgow Hawks prop will fly to Sydney immediately after next weekend's BT Cup Final against Dundee HSFP
to link up with top Australian club Gordon.
D Lee (London Scottish); H Gilmour (Heriot's FP), C Murray (Hawick), I Jardine (Stirling County), S Longstaff (Dundee HSFP
); G Townsend (Brive), B Redpath (Melrose);
BANNOCKBURN .................6 GREENOCK HSFP
Former Edinburgh and Scotland A supremo Rankin - now in charge at Dundee HSFP
- revealed his anxiety as he stepped up preparations for the Taysiders' final British and Irish Cup pool match against Swansea at Mayfield tomorrow.
CARM QUINS 20 DUNDEE HSFP
17 CARMARTHEN QUINS stayed in contention for a place in the last eight of the British & Irish Cup but were made to fight every inch of the way by a battling Dundee High School Former Pupils team at Richmond Park.
There was an eight-try thriller at Mayfield as Dundee HSFP
saw off visiting Stirling County 32-25.
REPLACEMENTS: Geoghegan (UCD), Doyle (UCD), McComb (Dundee HSFP
), Hennessy (Dungannon), Shaw (Wasps), Glancy (Loughborough), O'Donnell (UL Bohs).
Scotland party: A Bulloch (West of Scotland), R Eriksson (London Scottish), H Gilmour (Heriot's FP), D Hodge (Watsonians), D Lee (London Scottish), K Logan (Wasps), S Longstaff (Dundee HSFP
), G Metcalfe (Glasgow Hawks), C Murray (Hawick), A Nicol (Bath), D Officer (Currie), B Redpath (Melrose), R Shepherd (Melrose), G Townsend (Northampton).