Hawick are quick out of the blocks to announce five signing for next season, with former Scotland international Craig Hamilton joining them as a player-coach. The 38 year old from Newcastle has been playing for Falkirk for the past two seasons but he admitted he couldn’t resist a phone call from Hawick captain Bruce McNeil, who played with him a few seasons ago at Wigton, when Bruce invited him to join the Greens.
The younger brother of former Gala players Gary and George Graham, Guy, will also be joining Hawick from Carlisle. The tough 18 year old flanker is relishing the opportunity to play Premiership rugby and coming from tremendous stock (the son of ex Gala coach and former Scotland Prop George Graham) he is bound to be one to watch.
Former Kelso player Dom Buckley swops the black-and-white hoops for a green jersey and he will be one of many fighting for a starting berth in the Hawick backline. Matty Carryer moves from Gala, where he was voted both Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year a few nights ago, to continue his career in the Premiership. Making up the quintet is former Hawick Prop Nicky Little, who returns to Mansfield Park following stints at Melrose and St Boswells.
Watch interviews with all five, plus captain Bruce McNeil here.