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Gala start Border League campaign with win

The Booker Border League’s only pre-season fixture was an entertaining encounter at Philiphaugh with eight tries scored. Gala beat hosts Selkirk 34-19 with a five try haul, with Darren Clapperton’s excellent brace and a try by Scott Hendrie accounting for Selkirk’s touchdowns. Rob Louw, Craig Robertson, George Lott, Dwayne Burrows and Fraser Hunter crossed the line for the Maroons in their Pool A match. Gregor Hunter kicked three conversions and a penalty for the visitors with Josh Welsh accurate for the Souters’ two conversions. Watch the tries here.