Duns 1st XV have no match this weekend, nor is there a match on saturday 29th December.
The senior side can enjoy their turkey at Christmas, and a wee dram to celebrate the New Year, safe in the knowledge that there is no fixture until saturday 5th January 2013 when they travel to Hawick Linden in the third group match in the RBS Border Shield.
The following saturday, 12th January, Duns entertain Berwick in the league at the Hardens as RBS East Regional League Division 1 resumes after a four week break over the holiday period.
Saturday 22nd December was also supposed to be a blank saturday for Duns 2nds. However, following a postponement by Bo'ness 1sts earlier in the season the match was re-scheduled to this saturday. But, surprise surprise Bo'ness have called off again due to a lack of numbers and so there is now no match for the Seconds.
Duns will now be able to claim the points due to a second postponement by Bo'ness, and although everyone would rather see some action on the field the win by default returns Duns to the top of the league table and maintains their undefeated record in the league this season.
There is no such thing as a festive break as far as the Colts XV is concerned. There are 12 teams in the league, and so the Colts need to play all 22 league matches before the middle of February to determine the top four places in the league ( as these teams enter the last 16 of the national under 18 cup ).
Duns make their longest journey of the season this saturday, with a cross-border trip to Corbridge in Northumberland to play Tynedale Colts. Tynedale won the fixture between the sides earlier in the season, but sit above their English hosts in the league and will be keen to register their fourth win in the league to continue their progress up the table.
The fixture at a very wet Tynedale Park is subject to a saturday morning pitch inspection, but here's hoping the match can go ahead to give the Colts their first competitive action for a month.