Borders and East Lothian news

Border Reivers head coach Steve Bates handed Gregor Townsend a special birthday present today as he named the British Lions stand-off in his starting line-up for tomorrow night’s Magners League clash
Voting is now open for the Pro-Team Player of the Season which will be presented at the Scottish Rugby Awards Dinner at Murrayfield on Friday 25 May.
Eleven Border Reivers have been named in head coach Frank Hadden’s provisional Scotland A squad of 37 players for the Barclays Churchill Cup, which will be staged in England in May/June.Eleven Border
Border Reivers captain and Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter will join French side Perpignan this summer on a two year deal.
Around 450 schoolchildren from all over the Borders will take part in the Border Reivers New Image Festival tomorrow morning at Netherdale, kicking off at 10am.
Border Reivers 9, Ulster 33 The Border Reivers continued to show great spirit and determination in extremely difficult circumstances as they went down to a talented Ulster side in fro
Border Reivers head coach Steve Bates has made four changes, one positional, to the starting line-up that played European semi-finalists Llanelli in Wales last weekend.
As part of the Border Reivers’ continued efforts in the community, the Reivers’ Biggest Breakfast event yesterday saw the club generate over ?£900 in aid of Cancer Research UK, an increase on last sea
Ulster head coach Mark McCall has named his side to play the Border Reivers at Netherdale on Friday 13 April (kick-off 7:30pm).
Scottish Rugby, Scottish Borders Council and other interested parties met today and had a constructive discussion about the potential options for professional rugby in the Scottish Borders.