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Asda boss claims jobs in Falkirk are safe ... for now

GMB Scotland says a boss’s statement over 1000 local jobs are safe for the moment offers “no comfort” as more details emerge about the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsburys.

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It's been a long time coming for Falkirk rugby club. Picture by Gordon Honeyman

Rugby club savours first win - at last!

Falkirk 34 Stewart’s Melville

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Falkirk 21 Musselburgh 21: Almost first win of the season

Falkirk 21 Musselburgh 21: Almost first win of the season

Putting their previous week’s heavy defeat at Jedburgh firmly behind them Falkirk put in a fine workmanlike performance in battling out an honours-even drawn match against Musselburgh at Horne Park, last weekend.

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Jamie Hynd touches down for Jed Forest against Falkirk

Falkirk are ‘sacrificial lambs’ in Jedburgh

Jed Forest 87 Falkirk 26

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Kelso RFC v Falkirk RFC in BT National League One match at Poynder Park, Kelso; Kelsono no4 Paudie Lawlor with the ball.

Rugby fate seems inevitable for Falkirk after Kelso drubbing

Kelso 59 Falkirk 7

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Grangemouth suffer a defeat in the snow

With the weather causing the cancellation of the majority of matches in Scotland last Saturday it was a bit of a surprise that the Stags match at Banff was able to go ahead.

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Falkirk RFC v Aberdeen Grammar, 2nd December 2017. ( c ) Paul Cram | Johnston Press

Improvement evident in Falkirk’s purple patch

Falkirk 20
Aberdeen Grammar 50

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Falkirk find it tough to stop Stirling County in Saturday's BT Cup tie (pic by Alan Murray).

Ton-up Stirling County make it a tough day for Falkirk

Falkirk were on the wrong end of a century by a rampant Stirling County side in their BT Cup first round encounter on Saturday.

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Falkirk Ladies rugby

Ladies continue to try for Falkirk’s new team

Falkirk Ladies headed to St Andrews on the latest leg of their maiden national development league season, and continued to excel.

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Falkirk Rugby Football Club v Jed Forest (c) Paul Cram | Press

Falkirk finally off the mark with bonus point

Falkirk 22

Jed Forest 64

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One of four Stags tries against Dunfermline

Stags too strong for Fife rivals for second week

Grangemouth Stags followed up their fine victory over Glenrothes the previous week with another home win over Fife opposition.

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Falkirk found the going tough against GHA (pic by Alan Murray)

Falkirk’s losing streak continues at GHA hands

Falkirk’s woes continued as they suffered another heavy defeat at the hands of Glasgow Hutchesons Aloysians at Sunnyside on Saturday.

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Yet more improvement from young Sunnysiders

Falkirk’s young squad’s steep learning curve continued apace as they went down gallantly to their third border club, Kelso, in consecutive weeks at Sunnyside last weekend, but my no means was it as one-sided as the score implies.

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Falkirk RFC 2nd XV v Hillfoots; 02/09/2017; Camelon; Sunnyside, Dorrator Road; Falkirk District; Scotland;  ''''Credit Image: Alan Murray Photography''Pic by Alan Murray'Tel: 01877 331266'Mob. 0751 111 23919

Falkirk defeated but weren’t shy in the tackle

It could be said that last Saturday’s opening league fixture marked a new era for Falkirk because with only five players remaining from their previous season’s 1st XV squad it fell upon their youngsters to step up to the plate and show what they are made of at Mayfield, Dundee.

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Falkirk could feel repercussions of the new Scottish club rugby set-up

Falkirk concern over new Super Six rugby plan

Scottish rugby’s ambitious new super club set-up could have far-reaching consequences for clubs such as Falkirk.

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Josh Henderson scores a try for Scotland in their 42-20 loss to New Zealand on day one of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 in Kutaisi, Georgia.

BATTLING SCOTS CAN’T HAKA PACE

Scotland’s young starlets opened their World Rugby U20 Championship account with a 42-20 defeat to tournament favourites New Zealand.

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Stuart Hogg poses for some snaps with the rest of the Lions squad on the steps of the plane

Scots can be pride of Lions

Scotland may be under represented in the British and Irish Lions squad this summer, but former Hawick standout Stuart Hogg is aiming to make as much noise as possible during the tour of New Zealand.

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Glasgow Warriors' assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Falkirk prevaield in the seven-try thriller at Sunnyside, Camelon. Pic by Alan Murray

Falkirk 35 Dundee HSFP 24: Falkirk’s heaven 2017

Commencing the New Year on a very positive note Falkirk competed strongly to overcome an industrious Dundee High side at Sunnyside last weekend, in a thrilling encounter.

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Youth development wins despite defeat

A storming late two converted tries finish from Falkirk saw then run border side Jedforest very close indeed at Riverside Park Jedburgh as they exited the BT National Cup in the second round with their heads held high last weekend.

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