Kick Off: 7.30
It's an E4R Club Partner, Borders Clash!
Tonight’s fixture will take place under the lights at The Gytes and will see the two borders based sides battle it out in a Booker Borders league fixture. It’s 4th (Hawick) vs. 6th (Peebles) in a match that will see the victor take away the points and bragging rights!
The fixture isn’t as extreme an ecounter as a David vs. Goliath, but there are certainly undertones that suggest a Peebles victory would be quite the upset! While they are precariously close to the bottom of BT National Division 1, Hawick RFC sit comfortably in 6th place in the BT Premiership, and so on paper Hawick are the favourites - but we all know no match is won on paper! The underdogs have the home advantage and there’s no doubt the local support will be out in full force to support their team!
Peebles President : Bob Hogarth
‘Tonight’s visitors sit in 6th Place in the BT Premiership and are still in with a chance of finishing in the top four, I wish them all the best in their endeavours to do so. In the Booker Border League Hawick currently sit in 4th place having played 3 matches, Peebles currently sit in 6th place having played 4 matches, I expect tonight’s match to be a closely fought affair with our team playing with confidence after our last two home victories in BT National 1 which has given us a fighting chance to avoid relegation.’
Of course, with the 6 Nations kicking off this weekend, it’s a huge couple of days for the sport within the UK and so the boys are likely to be pumped for tonight’s match and will want to enter the weekend on a high and with a victory – we're sure a couple of cold ones will follow the match.
Good luck to both teams! We hope it’s a fantastic match and the best team comes out on top!
If you’re feeling rugby inspired, head down to The Gytes as we’re sure you’ll see a great match!