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‘SNOW-GO’ AT CHILLY PHILIPHAUGH… BUT YARROW FARMERS GIVEN AN EXTRA WARM WELCOME!

Deep, crisp, even… sub-zero temperatures and a blanketing of snow meant Saturday’s 1st XV and ‘A’ XV fixtures against Falkirk and West of Scotland 2nds had to be cancelled.


Selkirk Rugby Club officials (and their dogs!) gather at Philiphaugh for Saturday morning’s pitch inspection. From left: Tom Ramage, John Rutherford, John Smail, Brian Cassidy and Bert Duffy.


Club president Rob Forrest (left) and past-president Mick Craig (right) welcome the organiser of Saturday’s Yarrow Farmers lunch, Alan McClymont, to Philiphaugh.


There was a terrific atmosphere throughout the afternoon as the Yarrow Farmers and their guests enjoyed Saturday’s get-together in the Philiphaugh Suite. [Photos – GRANT KINGHORN PICS]


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LAST week’s arctic conditions in the Selkirk area didn’t relent sufficiently to allow Saturday’s fixtures against Falkirk and West of Scotland 2nds to go ahead.
Happily Selkirk supporters will only have a fortnight to wait to see Falkirk come to Philiphaugh, as the match has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 28 – the first available stand-by date. No date has yet been announced for Selkirk ‘A’s match against West of Scotland 2nds.
Despite the absence of rugby on the Philiphaugh pitch, the clubrooms were a hive of activity. The Yarrow Farmers’ annual lunch went ahead as planned, with 146 farmers and their guests enjoying the meal, provided by Barnett’s Catering.
Later in the day a bus-load of Peebles players and officials arrived at Philiphaugh for a brief stopover. The Gytes party had travelled through to Poynder Park to take on Kelso in a BT National League 2 match, but after several pitch inspections it was decided the game could not go ahead.
This coming Saturday, January 21, Selkirk’s two sides will travel up to the capital for a double-header against Edinburgh Academicals at Raeburn Place.


 

FIXTURES/EVENTS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

BT NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1
EDINBURGH ACCIES v. SELKIRK
at Raeburn Place (kick-off 2pm)

BT RESERVE LEAGUE NATIONAL 2
EDINBURGH ACCIES 2nds v. SELKIRK ‘A’
at Raeburn Place (kick-off 2pm)

Recent Results

06/01 GHA 38, Selkirk 36 Report
06/01 GHA 2nds19 , Selkirk A 14 Report
29/12 Peebles 6 Selkirk 27 Report
17/12 Selkirk 27 Dundee HSFP10 Report
17/12 Selkirk A 46 Dundee Titans 5 Report
10/12 Musselburgh 16 Selkirk 32 Report
10/12 Musselburgh 2nds 18 Selkirk A 22 Report
03/12 Hamilton 16 Selkirk 15 Report
26/11 Watsonians 36 Selkirk 14 Report

News

JAMES GETTING READY TO JOIN SELKIRK RFC’S CENTENARY CLUB

THE journey might have been anything but straightforward, but no-one can deny that Selkirk hooker James Bett will have earned his induction into Selkirk’s ‘centenary club’ this weekend.
When the 23-year-old hooker runs out at Raeburn Place to face Edinburgh Accies in Saturday’s BT National League 1 fixture, it will be his 100th senior appearance for the club.
However, back in October, following Selkirk’s league fixture against Aberdeen Grammar at Rubislaw, reaching the 100-match milestone was the last thing on James’ mind.
During that game he sustained separate fractures to his right eye socket and cheekbone – necessitating corrective surgery at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, and putting him out of action for the next eight weeks.
True to form he made his comeback on December 10 as a replacement in Selkirk’s victory at Musselburgh, and hasn’t looked back since – starting in all four of Selkirk’s matches since that date.
James made his 1st XV debut for Selkirk in season 2011-12, and in his 99 appearances for the senior team has scored a total of 15 tries.
Many congratulations on a great achievement, James!

NEW DATE FOR SPORTS DINNER: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

SELKIRK chairman John Rutherford has announced that the new date for the club’s Sports Dinner is Friday, February 10th, and that the event will be held in the Philiphaugh Suite.
“I’m pleased to report that our two speakers, George McNeill and Doddie Weir, have confirmed they will both be available to come along to Philiphaugh on that date,” John told the selkirkrfc.com web site this week.
“I really hope that everyone who had tickets for the original event will be able to support the dinner again. It would be a great help if those people who had arranged tables could once again let me know numbers and names. There were also a few people who couldn't attend on the previous date, so if they can now make the February 10 dinner it would be great to hear from them.”
John’s e-mail address is johnrutherford55@gmail.com

DATE FINALISED FOR SELKIRK PAST PLAYERS CLUB LUNCH

MEMBERS of Selkirk RFC’s Past Players Club will hold their annual reunion lunch in the Philiphaugh Suite on Saturday, February 11, the day on which the club’s 1st XV take on Aberdeen Grammar in a BT National League 1 home fixture.
Any paid-up Past Players Club member wishing to attend the lunch is asked to contact PPC secretary John Rutherford by e-mailing him at johnrutherford55@gmail.com

NEW DATE FOR HAWICK MATCH

SELKIRK’S postponed Booker Border League fixture against Hawick will now be played at Mansfield Park on Friday, February 3rd (kick-off 7.30pm).

 

1st XV
(as at 16/1/2017)

Played 18 Won 9 Lost 9 Drawn 0

Pts scored: 517. Pts conceded: 485.
Tries scored: 79. Tries conceded: 60.


Leading try scorers (after 18 matches): 17 - Darren Clapperton; 10 - Scott Hendrie; 8 - Josh Welsh; 5 - Tythan Adams, Craig MacDougall; 4 – Ross Nixon; 3 - Frazer Anderson, Matt Robertson, Lewis MacLennan, Ciaran Whyte; 2 – Peter Forrest, Jordan McGowan, Cata Graur, Callum McEwan; 1- Michael Waldron, Andrew Renwick, Ian Oosthuizen, Dave Allan, Scott McDonald, Rory Banks, Sean Nixon, Max Gordon, Scott Tough, Mikey Davies.

Leading points scorers (after 18 matches): 116 – Josh Welsh (8 tries, 7 penalties, 30 conversions); 85 – Darren Clapperton (17 tries).

Most appearances (after 18 matches): 18 - Ross Nixon, Matt Robertson, Peter Forrest; 17 - Ewan MacDougall; 16 - Darren Clapperton, Josh Welsh; 15 - Scott Hendrie, Kieran Cooney; 14 - Craig MacDougall, Ruairi Wilson, Michael Waldron, Sean Nixon; 13- Jordan McGowan, Ciaran Whyte; 11 - Andrew Renwick, Jackson Wallace, Cata Graur; 10 - Max Gordon; 9 - Lewis MacLennan; 8 - Frazer Anderson, Scott McDonald; 7 - Callum McEwan; 5 – Ian Oosthuizen, Tythan Adams, Bonekele Siyothula, Gavin Craig, Connor MacAulay; 4 –Scott Tough, Aaron McColm.

‘A’ XV
(as at 16/1/2017)

Played 14 Won 4 Lost 10 Drawn 0

Pts scored: 239. Pts conceded: 419.
Tries scored: 35. Tries conceded: 64.


Leading try scorers (after 14 matches): 6 – Kerr Gerrard; 4 - Ross Purves, Lewis Martin; 3 - Dave Allan, Rory Banks; 2 – Callum McColm, Ruairi Wilson, Harry Borthwick;1 – Callum McEwan, Donald Nichol, Rory Hamilton, Ali Lyall, Frazer Anderson, Aaron McColm, Michael Waldron, Strath Mackenzie, Neil Darling.

Leading points scorers (after 14 matches): 46 - Rory Banks (3 tries, 7 penalties, 5 conversions); 32 – Rory Hamilton (1 try, 1 penalty, 12 conversions); 30 – Kerr Gerrard (6 tries).
Most appearances (after 14 matches): 13 - Robert Cook, Lewis Martin, Jimmy Stephen; 12 - Gavin Ross, Finlay Amos; 11 - Dave Allan, Robbie Reilly, Ross Purves, Rory Hamilton, Harry Borthwick; 10 – Strath Mackenzie; 9 – Alan Lambie, Jy Griffin, Kieran Thomson, Frazer Anderson; 7 - Kerr Gerrard, Jack Houston, Ali Lyall, Greg Baird; 6 - Donald Nichol, Ryan Legge, Douglas Swinbanks; 5 – Callum McColm, Ryan Shiel, Michael Waldron; 4 - Kieran Monks, Jamie Turnbull, Gavin Craig; 3 - Scott McDonald, Connor Ward, Phil Anderson.