Dundee 8-26 Biggar: Stewart sinks hosts with four tries

Biggar Rugby Club’s title hopes received a massive boost on Saturday when an incredible four tries by hooker Ewan Stewart helped them to a 26-8 success at Dundee in Tennent’s National Division 1.

Ewan Stewart (1st right) was Biggar's four-try hero (Library pic by Nigel Pacey)

Biggar are now onto 37 points from 10 games, moving them up to third place which puts them six points behind leaders Heriot’s Blues (43 points from 12 games) and three points adrift of second placed Melrose (40 points from 12 fixtures).

The visitors’ day in the City of Discovery could hardly have started better, as Biggar established an early 7-0 lead when fullback Robbie Orr burst towards the Dundee 22m line, was tackled but offloaded for Stewart who romped home for

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a cracking try converted by Euan Bogle.

The hosts got back within four points when Fraser McKay kicked a penalty.

But it wasn’t long before Biggar led 14-3, with Stewart on hand to claim his second score, also converted by Bogle. This remained the score at half-time.

After losing prop Paul Davidson to injury, another succesful, dynamic lineout drive saw that man Stewart dot down to claim his hat-trick. Bogle added the conversion.

And, after Biggar then laid seige to the Dundee line, Stewart unbelievably touched down for his fourth score, conversion missed.

The last few minutes saw Biggar defend their line really well, a fact player/coach Craig Borthwick remarked upon in the post-match chat.

Biggar continue their league campaign at home to Stirling Wolves this Saturday, kick-off 2pm.