Border Reivers, originally known as 'Scottish Borders Rugby' and also known as 'The Borders' were one of four professional rugby union teams in Scotland, alongside Edinburgh, Caledonia Reds and Glasgow Warriors. The club was created to compete in the Heineken Cup.

Then financial difficulties - the SRU's high debt, partly as a result of the redevelopment of Murrayfield - called for retrenchment. After two seasons, financial difficulties forced the Union to merge the four teams into two. The now renamed "Border Reivers" merged with Edinburgh to form a team to be known as Edinburgh Reivers,

Border Reivers were active in Inter-District Championship from 1996 to 1998 and in the Celtic League, Celtic Cup and the Heineken Cup from 2002 until 2007 when, as part of the Scottish Rugby Union's cost-cutting measures, they were disbanded.

On 19 December 2011 former Scottish internationalist Keith Robertson gave an interview to The Herald newspaper. Robertson claimed that he was in contact with "people in the Borders who are interested in getting involved in funding a professional team". However the interested parties are said to be unwilling to afford any direct shareholding to the SRU.


Last five fixtures
Borders16 - 24Ospreys L
Leinster31 - 0Borders L
Borders14 - 41Cardiff L
Borders9 - 33Ulster L
Scarlets53 - 11Borders L

Team Records

(since October 12th, 1996)
Records in Europe and Celtic/Pro12
Games in database 125
Won 28 (22%)
Lost 97 (78%)
Drawn 0 (0%)
For 2,367
Againt 3,599
Difference -1,232
Best ....
Most points scored at home
29.10.04 Borders 107 - 3 AA Coimbra
Most points scored away
23.10.04 AA Coimbra 3 - 98 Borders
Biggest home victory
29.10.04 Borders 107 - 3 AA Coimbra
Biggest away victory
23.10.04 AA Coimbra 3 - 98 Borders
Worst ...
Most points conceded at home
05.09.03Borders12Celtic Warriors49
Most points conceded away
Biggest home defeat
05.09.03Borders12Celtic Warriors49
Biggest away defeat

Border Reivers

Established: 1995
Disbanded: 2007
Ground: Netherdale
Capacity: 6,000
Address: Nether Road, Galashiels, Scotland
Surface: Grass

Fixture List


Source: Official Websites - does not include knock out stages
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