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.
Andy Skeen emerged as the hero of Watsonians with a Jonny Wilkinson-style drop-kick clincher to sink Dundee HSFP
have vowed not to take action against GHA coach David Wilson after he lashed out at one of their players on Sunday.
R Wainwright (Dundee HSFP
, captain), S Brotherstone (Melrose), G Bulloch (West of Scotland), S Campbell (Dundee HSFP
), S Grimes (Watsonians), D Hilton (Bath), S Holmes (London Scottish), G McIlwham (Glasgow Hawks), K McKenzie (Stirling County), C Mather (Watsonians), R Metcalfe (Newcastle Falcons), S Murray (Bedford), E Peters (Bath), M Proudfoot (Melrose), S Reid (Boroughmuir), A Roxburgh (Kelso), G Simpson (Kirkcaldy), M Stewart (Northampton), P Wright (West of Scotland).
It's promotion or bust for West after their sizzling second half blitz against Glasgow Accies set up a head-to-head with rivals Dundee HSFP
- the winners almost certain to go up with Edinburgh Accies.
CRICKET: Dundee HSFP
have won promotion to the Cricket Scotland League despite losing a play-off to Glenrothes.
There was an eight-try thriller at Mayfield as Dundee HSFP
saw off visiting Stirling County 32-25.
SCOTLAND: D Lee (London Scottish); T Stanger (Hawick & Scottish Borders), A Tait (Newcastle Falcons), G Townsend (Northampton), K Logan (Wasps); C Chalmers (Melrose & Scottish Borders), G Armstrong (Newcastle Falcons - captain); D Hilton (Bath), G Bulloch (West of Scotland & Glasgow), M Stewart (Northampton); D Cronin (Wasps), D Weir (Newcastle Falcons); R Wainwright (Dundee HSFP
& Caledonia), P Walton (Newcastle Falcons), S Holmes (London Scottish).
gaffer Ian Rankin insists his side must reproduce their best form to beat Gala in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Mayfield today.
In round six of the National Cup, Glasgow Hawks dumped Heriot's 34-18, Hawick won 31-7 at Stirling County and Dougie Gray's hat-trick of tries helped Dundee HSFP
thrash Biggar 62-10.
The newly-crowned Premiership champions' 42-16 semi-final triumph over MELROSE booked their place against shock troops Dundee HSFP
in next month's showdown.
SCOTLAND Backs: R Shepherd (Melrose & Caledonia), D Lee (London Scottish); S Longstaff (Dundee HSFP
& Caledonia), P Stanger (Hawick & Scottish Borders), K Logan (Wasps); A Tait, (Newcastle), G Townsend (Northampton); C Chalmers (Melrose & Scottish Borders), G Armstrong (Newcastle - capt), A Nicol (Bath).