VICTORY for Musselburgh RFC on Saturday could lift them off the bottom of the Tennent’s Premiership.

Each of the county’s six rugby teams are in action this weekend following the festive break.

Musselburgh are hoping to make it back-to-back wins as they travel into the Capital to face Edinburgh Academical.

Derek O’Riordan’s side won their last game of 2022 after defeating Selkirk 32-20 in the Borders.

Now, they will be hoping to spring a surprise against their third-placed opponents, who won the reverse fixture 56-17 in East Lothian.

East Lothian Courier: Preston Lodge host Lasswade on Saturday afternoonPreston Lodge host Lasswade on Saturday afternoon

Meanwhile, in National League Division Two, Preston Lodge are aiming to get back to winning ways after a narrow defeat to Glasgow Academicals at the beginning of last month.

PL went down 40-36 despite an impressive second-half showing.

They welcome Lasswade to the Pennypit this weekend, with just two points separating the sides in the middle of the table.

The Midlothian men won the first meeting of the sides earlier this season.

East Lothian Courier: North Berwick will be looking to defeat Leith this weekendNorth Berwick will be looking to defeat Leith this weekend

In East Region League Division One, North Berwick are looking to make it a perfect 10.

The Recreation Park side have won all nine of their league contests this campaign and travel to Leith, who sit third bottom.

North Berwick recorded a shutout victory over their rivals in September and will be looking for more of the same.

East Lothian Courier: Ross High (blue) host Broughton this weekendRoss High (blue) host Broughton this weekend (Image: Alan Wilson)

Second-placed Ross High have home advantage when they welcome Broughton to the county.

The Tranent side’s only defeat has been to table-toppers North Berwick but they face a tough task against fourth-place Broughton.

East Lothian Courier: Haddington begin 2023 with a contest at DunsHaddington begin 2023 with a contest at Duns

In the same league, Haddington will look to begin the year with a victory as they travel to Duns.

The Borders side have the unwanted record of eight defeats from eight games, including an 81-14 thumping at Neilson Park.

East Lothian Courier: Dunbar (green and white) venture to the Borders this weekendDunbar (green and white) venture to the Borders this weekend

Finally, in East Region League Division Two, Dunbar travel south to face Hawick Linden.

The two sides occupy the bottom two spots of the division, with the hosts currently on -1 points.

Dunbar’s only victory came in the reverse fixture at Hallhill, where they won 41-24.