Ayr clinched the RBS Premiership title yesterday when they defeated Currie at Millbrae and closest rivals Gala lost against Stirling County.

The results mean that Ayr are seven points clear with just one match each left to play. When news of Gala's 26-21 defeat filtered through at Millbrae, it sparked wild celebrations amongst coach Kenny Murray, his assistant Peter Laverie and their players.

Cheered on by a large crowd including over 250 women who were there enjoying the club's Ladies Day, Ayr took the lead through Craig Gossman's try.

Soon after it was 10-0 when Richard Dalgleish made it over the line, before Currie came back into things thanks to two penalties by Jamie Forbes.

Ayr managed to grab their third try before the interval, though, through former Scotland Sevens cap Grant Anderson, and they had a nine-point cushion heading in to the second period.

A converted score by Peter Jericevich gave them even more breathing space at 22-6 and also handed them an all important bonus point.

The home side's focus remained on their own task rather than events elsewhere and inspirational skipper Calum Forrester went over for his side's fifth try before Scott Sutherland added a sixth.

Currie pulled a try back but Jericevich grabbed his second try late on to tie up a resounding win.

Stirling County, meanwhile, eased their own relegation fears with a fine 26-21 win over Gala. The win puts County in eighth place, four points above Edinburgh Accies. Gala, though, are left to concentrate on the RBS Scottish Cup and will be involved in a quarter-final tie next weekend.

In other games yesterday, Edinburgh Accies slipped in to the ninth play-off spot as they fell to a 29-15 home defeat to in-form Aberdeen Grammar.

Boroughmuir are now eight points adrift at the bottom with just three matches to play and look all but doomed for the drop after going down 37-5 on "Fill The Stand Day" at Heriot's.

Finally, Dundee HSFP were in rampant mood as they saw off Melrose 37-21 at the Greenyards.