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BORDERS RUGBY HANDICAP RANKINGS  

We use data from all league matches only (not play-off matches) to ensure a level playing field
for the eight Borders clubs in the RBS Premiership and National Leagues,
and also the seven Borders clubs in the East League Divisions.
If there is a tie, we use the average amount of points scored in each game played.

Scottish Hydro Electric donated the trophy back in 2009 to be competed for by all Borders clubs
in the National and Premiership leagues.
The stipulation was that all clubs would have an equal chance of winning this award irrespective
of which division they play in.
So a handicap system is used. Each club's match points total are divided by
games played to give an average per game.

Note that this system is different from the actual rankings of Borders clubs,
which is obviously determined by each club's current position
within the framework of Scottish Rugby's Premiership, National and East League format, which is as follows ...

1 MELROSE
2 HAWICK
3 GALA
4 JEDFOREST
5 SELKIRK
6 KELSO
7 PEEBLES
8 ST BOSWELLS
9 HAWICK HARLEQUINS
10 DUNS
11 BERWICK
12 HAWICK LINDEN
13 LANGHOLM
14 EARLSTON
15 GALA YM

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TOP TIER BORDERS HANDICAP RANKINGS FOR 2016-17 - As at 22 April
Figures featured are match points per game

1 (1) Kelso 4.36 (Winners)
2 (2) Melrose 4.33
3 (3) Peebles 3.91
4 (4) St Boswells 3.68
5 (5) Jedforest 3.33 One match to play
6 (6) Selkirk 2.77
7 (7) Hawick 1.67
8 (8) Gala 1.28
 

EAST LEAGUE TIER RANKINGS FOR 2016-17

1 (1) Hawick Harlequins 3.83 (Winners)
2 (2) Hawick Linden 2.89
3 (3) Duns 2.72
4 (4) Berwick 2.39
5 (5) Langholm 2.15
6 (6) Earlston 1.50
7 (7) Gala YM 1.42
 

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Winners of the
Scottish Hydro Electric Trophy:


2016-17 Kelso
2015-16 Jedforest
2014-15 Selkirk
2013-14 Jedforest
2012-13 Peebles
2011-12 Melrose
2010-11 Melrose
2009-10 Hawick
2008-09 Hawick YM

 

Winners of the
Fraser James Partnership Ltd Trophy:

2016-17 Hawick Harlequins
2015-16 St Boswells
2014-15 St Boswells
2013-14 Berwick
2012-13 Hawick Linden
 

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TOP TIER BORDERS HANDICAP RANKINGS FOR 2015-16
Figures featured are match points per game

1 Jedforest (3.18)
2 Melrose (3.00)
3 Hawick (2.39)
4 Gala (1.78)
5 Peebles (1.59)
6 Kelso (1.36)
7 Berwick (1.23)
8 Selkirk (0.50)
 

EAST LEAGUE TIER RANKINGS FOR 2015-16

1 St Boswells (4.50)
2 Earlston (4.00)
3 Gala YM (3.82)
4 Hawick Harlequins (2.39)
5 Duns (2.22)
6 Langholm (1.22)
7 Walkerburn (0.89)
8 Hawick Linden (0.06)
 

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TOP TIER BORDERS HANDICAP RANKINGS FOR 2014-15

1 Selkirk (4.59 match points per game)
2 Melrose (3.17)
3 Gala (2.50)
4 Hawick (2.39)
5 Peebles (2.32)
6 Jedforest (2.00)
7 Kelso (2.00)
8 Hawick YM (1.45)

EAST LEAGUE TIER RANKINGS FOR 2014-15

1 St Boswells (4.72 pts per game)
2 Berwick (4.28)
3 Gala YM (3.33)
4 Hawick Linden (1.83)
5 Duns (1.78)
6 Hawick Harlequins (1.78)
7 Walkerburn (1.58)
8 Earlston (1.06)
9 Langholm (0.11)