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The game - won by the Reivers 3-1 with an Andy Small hat-trick - signified the beginning of the end for the Reivers, a veterans team which competes regularly in the National Over-50s League and in local competitions.
Cusiter, Reivers captain, leaves with it looking increasingly unlikely that the soon-to-be-disbanded team will earn a reprieve.
It was Borders who had the first chance of points, but a knock-on by centre Gary Law denied the Reivers what seemed a certain score.
New Reivers signing Brendon Daniel surged deep into enemy territory - only to stumble at a crucial moment.
After the break, Paul Tupai grabbed Saints' second but Reivers hit back as Simon Danielli ran half the length of the pitch for a stunning try.
Reivers were handed the first scoring opportunity with a penalty for handling in a ruck, but fit-again Calum MacRae sent his 42-metre effort wide of the target.
Reivers took the lead when Melrose hooker Wayne Mitchell went over but it was short-lived as Curry full back Mike Duncan latched on to Linsay Graham's chip for a score he converted himself.
John Anderson landed the winning singles point for the Reivers.
Apart from an opportunist try-double by Nikki Walker, Reivers were totally outclassed.
Philip said: "It tells the story of the notorious Border Reivers, or Riding Families, who terrorised and raided northern England and southern Scotland for 400 years.
CONAN the Barbarian was last night handed a reprieve by Edinburgh Reivers when he signed a new one-year contract.
REIVERS made a terrific comeback in the final 10 minutes of a nine-try thriller at Stradey Park.