Home Fixtures Results Players History Officials Contact International  Sponsorship Code of Conduct .......

PLENTY OF MONKEYING AROUND AS P7 SELKIRK RHINO PLAYERS ‘GO APE’ ON GLENTRESS VISIT!

Selkirk Rhinos P7 players pictured on their arrival at the ‘Go Ape’ centre on Saturday morning.


Coaches, parents and players don’t look too convinced about the merits of leaving terra firma.


Coaches Colin Gilmour (left) and Scott Tomlinson (right) assemble the Selkirk Rhinos P7 players for a photo call following Saturday’s match against Peebles Piranhas.


The Selkirk Rhinos and Peebles Piranhas P4 players take a break during Sunday’s joint session.


The Selkirk and Peebles P3 players in jubilant mood under the posts on Philiphaugh’s main pitch.


TO bring the curtain down on what has been a massively disrupted season, Selkirk Rhinos’ P7 players headed to the ‘Go Ape’ centre at Glentress for a morning filled with tricky challenges, new experiences and plenty of laughs.

“As it wasn’t possible for the P7s to have their traditional end of season tour, it was agreed we’d take the players to ‘Go Ape’ to try out the adventure activities available at the centre,” said Rhinos head coach Colin Gilmour.

“Everyone had a great time, including the coaches and parents! In the afternoon we travelled over to Hay Lodge Park for a game against Peebles Piranhas, and the boys and girls were definitely glad to be back playing a game rather than just training. All in all a very successful day.”

Meanwhile on Sunday, the Selkirk Rhinos P3 and P4 teams played host to their Peebles Piranhas counterparts in a joint training session at Philiphaugh. The Rhinos’ P5 and P6 teams travelled to Peebles for a similar training session with their opposite numbers.

*

ANNE LOOKING FORWARD TO HER NEW ROLE AS SELKIRK RUGBY CLUB’S BAR STEWARD

Setting a high benchmark – Selkirk Rugby Club’s new bar steward, Anne Hogg. [Photo – JOHN SMAIL]


SELKIRK Rugby Club is delighted to announce the appointment of its new bar steward. She is Mrs Anne Hogg, who grew up and went to school in Selkirk, and who has recently returned to the town after spending the past 24 years together with her husband managing hotels within Kent. 

The daughter of well-known Selkirk builder Tommy Grieve and his late wife Lilian, Anne attended Philiphaugh Primary and Selkirk High Schools, before working for a short time in John Menzies, Galashiels.

While still at school she undertook shifts in the restaurant at Selkirk’s Philipburn House Hotel, later being employed as its full-time receptionist and eventually rising to become the hotel’s duty manager.

Leaving the Borders in the mid-1990s, she headed south for a job with Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest family-owned brewer, which has its base in Faversham, Kent. In total the company has 320 pubs and hotels in South-East England and Kent.

Anne married Brian Hogg in 1997, and the couple were appointed general managers of three Shepherd Neame hotels. Brian and Anne lived adjacent to one of these, the Dog & Bear Hotel in Lenham, near Maidstone.

The couple have two daughters. Iona, 24, works as a practice nurse in Mansfield, while 21-year-old Zoe has just completed a law & criminality degree at Cardiff University. She is hoping to join the Welsh Police Force, and already volunteers as one of its Special Constables.

Anne and Brian relinquished their hotel posts in February, 2020, in order to move back to Selkirk. Anne returned to the Philipburn from March, 2020, to work as its duty manager.

She has agreed to continue helping out the hotel, on reduced hours, after she officially takes over as Selkirk Rugby Club’s bar steward from July 5th. Brian meanwhile is employed front of house at The Woll Golf Course & Restaurant, near Ashkirk.

“It’s going to be really nice to be part of the community again,” Anne told the selkirkrfc.com website this week. “I’ve actually missed being hands-on behind the bar and having interaction with customers.

“Hopefully I can help the club go from strength and strength, although I realise it’s going to be a learning process. In this respect Selkirk’s former bar steward, Les Mallin, has been a great help, and couldn’t have been more welcoming or supportive.”

Anne has been particularly impressed by the modern amenities in the Philiphaugh Suite and George Downie Bar. “I don’t know if people appreciate just how good the facilities at the club are, and the potential it has.

“Obviously the restrictions we’re under at the moment because of Covid means there are limits to what can be done, but everyone is in the same situation and we’ll just have to work through it and see how things develop.”

The first date marked in Anne’s diary is Saturday, June 26, when the club will be screening the televised British & Irish Lions’ warm-up match against Japan at Murrayfield. The event will be run by Les, with Anne in the background helping out as required.

“It’s going to be all hands on deck that day for sure,” said Anne. “I’ve met some of the bar staff already, and they’ve been very good about explaining what’s what, and putting me at ease. They look a strong team, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Selkirk RFC chairman Dennis Henderson said he is delighted with Anne’s appointment. “The club is going to benefit enormously from her previous bar experience, and everyone is looking forward to having her input at Philiphaugh.

“I would also like to put on record the club’s appreciation of the recent help given by Les Mallin, who has been kind enough to help keep things on an even keel pending Anne’s appointment.”

*

****************************************************************************************

Season 2019/2020

1st XV

(up to & including March 7th, 2020)

P 23 W 13 L 8 D 2

LEADING TRY SCORERS (after 23 matches): 9 – Henry Bithray; 6 – Ewan MacDougall, Scott McClymont, Josh Welsh, Ryan Cottrell; 5 – Luke Pettie, James Bett; 4 – Callum McNeill; 3 - Frazer Anderson, Peter Forrest, Aaron McColm, Jacob Henry; 2 – Bruce Riddell, Sean Rankin, Luca Berte, Donald Nichol, Andrew McColm, Callum Anderson; 1 – Josh Mackay, Andrew Renwick, Luca Merolle, Jack Houston, Robert Cook, Michael Waldron, Ross Purves, Nathaniel Armstrong. Tries scored: 80. Tries conceded: 70.

LEADING POINTS SCORERS (after 23 matches): 99 – Aaron McColm (3 tries, 10 penalties, 27 conversions); 55 - Henry Bithray (9 tries, 5 conversions). Total points scored: 540. Total points conceded: 495.

MOST APPEARANCES (after 23 matches): 23 – Luca Berte; 22 – Peter Forrest; 21 – Luke Pettie, Ewan MacDougall, Luca Merolle, Josh Welsh, Scott McClymont, Callum Anderson, Ryan Cottrell, Bruce Riddell; 20 – James Bett; 19 – Aaron McColm; 18 – Frazer Anderson, Henry Bithray, Andy Mackay; 17 – Ross Nixon, Sean Rankin; 12 – Josh Mackay, Donald Nichol; 9 – Callum McNeill.

‘A’ XV

(up to & including March 7th, 2020)
P 20 W 13 L 6 D 1

LEADING TRY SCORERS (after 20 matches): 9 – David Cassidy; 8 – Nathaniel Armstrong; 5 – Jy Griffin, Kieran Monks; 4 – Lewis Martin, Robert Cook; 3 – Michael Waldron, Ross Purves, Matthew Francis, Andrew Renwick; 2 – Robbie Reilly, Clark Young, Mark Rutter, Liam Blair, Gary Robertson, Donald Nichol; 1 – Rory Hamilton, Matthew Brass, Andrew McColm, Matthew Mackay, Callum McNeill, Ryan Cottrell, Josh Bain, Liam Cassidy, Grant Forrest, Peter Forrest, Bruce Riddell, Henry Bithray. Total tries scored: 72. Total conceded: 58.

LEADING POINTS SCORERS (after 20 matches): 126 – Scott Clark (14 penalties, 42 conversions); 37 – David Cassidy (6 tries, 1 penalty, 2 conversions); 35 – Nathaniel Armstrong (7 tries); Total points scored: 460. Total points conceded: 365.

MOST APPEARANCES (after 20 matches): 18 – Liam Cassidy, Nathaniel Armstrong; 17 – Matthew Mackay, Mark Rutter, Matthew Francis; 16 – Kieran Thomson, David Cassidy; 15 – Scott Clark; 14 – Harris Macdonell; 13 – Lewis Martin; 11 – Jy Griffin, Robbie Reilly, Jamie Turnbull, Paul Smail; 10 – Harry Aynsley, Ross Purves; 9 - Derry Alexander, Matty Brass, Michael Waldron; 8 – Moray Haldane, Andrew Davidson, Liam Blair; 7 – Rory Hamilton, Kieran Monks, Robert Cook, Andrew McColm; 6 – Grant Forrest, Harry Borthwick.

Upcomng Fixtures

Saturday, August 7
PEEBLES SEVENS
at The Gytes

Thursday, August  12
MELROSE v SELKIRK (friendly)
at the Greenyards (kick-off tbc)

Saturday, August 14
HAWICK SEVENS
at Mansfield Park

Friday, August 20 
SELKIRK v HAWICK (friendly)
at Philiphaugh (7pm kick-off)

JOHN LAING SEVENS
at Poynder Park, Kelso (1st tie 6.30pm)

Saturday, August 21
GALA SEVENS
at Netherdale

Friday, August 27 
SELKIRK ‘A’ V HAWICK LINDEN
at Philiphaugh (7pm kick-off)

Saturday, August 28
SELKIRK 15s TOURNAMENT
at Philiphaugh (time to be confirmed)

.

News

 

 CLUB’S NEW PHYSIO LOOKING FORWARD TO JOINING MEDICAL TEAM AT PHILIPHAUGH

WITH preparations for the new rugby season well under way, Selkirk has received a major boost following the appointment of a new club physio.

She is 26-year-old Grace Norman (pictured), who hails from Glasgow and who has been working for NHS Borders since January. She and her boyfriend Chris, an artist and historian, live just outside Smailholm.

After graduating with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Grace took up a physiotherapy position at Borders General Hospital, working with stroke patients and geriatric patients.

In April she transferred to Hawick Health Centre, where she is currently based, and works there as a junior physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal work.

A keen athlete who cycles competitively, this will be Grace’s first position as a rugby club physio.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” she told the selkirkrfc.com website this week. “I came into contact with quite a few physios at the BGH who worked with rugby clubs, and they were all very positive about it.”

Selkirk’s club doctor Jeff Cullen, along with director of rugby Ewen Robbie, recently met up with Grace to explain exactly what the job will entail and to show her round the medical facilities at Philiphaugh.

“We were getting a little concerned, as we had been looking for a physio for some time,” Jeff told the selkirkrfc.com website. “However, Grace seems very keen to get started, and we’re delighted to have her on board.

“I think she’ll find we have a good medical set-up here, and I’m sure she’s going to fit in well and prove to be a very valuable member of our team.”

*

BRYAN HAPPY TO STEP UP AND TAKE OVER THE REINS AS NEW SELKIRK ‘A’ XV’ TEAM MANAGER

SELKIRK Rugby Club could hardly have wished for a more experienced person than Bryan Hoggan (pictured) to assume the duties of ‘A’ XV team manager in season 2021/2022.

In addition to having already held the post in previous campaigns, Bryan regularly played for the ‘A’ side during his 11-year rugby career at Philiphaugh, became its player-coach in his final season, and in recent times has volunteered as the team’s touch-judge.

The 46-year-old takes over as ‘A’ XV team manager from John Smail, who stepped down from the role last year but who will continue to edit the Selkirk RFC website and write match reports for both of the club’s sides.

Bryan was officially introduced to the Selkirk players on Tuesday night by head coach Scott Wight, who held a pre-season meeting with fellow coaches and players out on the Philiphaugh pitch before the start of training.

“I’m really looking forward to the new season,” Bryan told the selkirkrfc.com website this week. “Quite a few boys from the Selkirk Youth Club are stepping up to Philiphaugh this year, and already there have been large number of players down at training.”

The brother of 1st XV forwards coach Darren Hoggan, the new ‘A’ XV team manager is also chairman & secretary of the Selkirk Past Players Club, and somehow manages to fit in his day job as proprietor of Ettrick Valley Giftware.

Here’s wishing Bryan all the very best in the weeks and months to come.

 

RUGBY AUTHORITIES CONFIRM THAT PROMOTION & RELEGATION WILL FEATURE IN NEW TENNENT’S LEAGUE SEASON


AFTER consulting clubs and schools across the country, Scottish Rugby has made a decision on what form the national leagues will take for the 2021/22 rugby season.

Clubs were approached in the spring for feedback on two season structure proposals to restart competitive rugby, once government lockdown restrictions had eased –


Option A: a national league structure with promotion and relegation. Option B: a regional league structure with no promotion or relegation.

A total of 252 responses were returned, with 63% of clubs and schools opting for Option A as their preference.

Following a presentation of survey results from the Rugby Development department, the Council made the recommendation to the Scottish Rugby Board for the Tennent’s Leagues (Men’s and Women’s) along with the Youth and School Conferences to recommence in September, 2021.

Further details agreed by the Board and Council following consultation with the Championship Committee included fixture rescheduling as a consequence of any future restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Providing at least 65% of all league fixtures have been fulfilled, promotion and relegation within the leagues will be applied. In the event that the total number of all completed league fixtures is less than 65% the season will be concluded and there will be no promotion or relegation.

Delivery of the Tennent’s Leagues, which are unchanged for the new season under Option A, will become the priority for Scottish Rugby in the upcoming season. As such, Cup Competition details and fixtures will not be confirmed until later into the season when Scottish Rugby can be confident that the 65% target can be reached.

Scottish Rugby’s Director of Rugby Development, Sheila Begbie, told the selkirkrfc.com website: “We are extremely grateful to the clubs who responded to our survey, as this has been fundamental in informing the decision-making process.

“We anticipate that a number of clubs will wish to review their position and may request to step down into a lower league following changes to their squads or player numbers. As a result, we anticipate publishing fixtures in the week beginning June 21, having received and considered any and all requests.

“It has been really encouraging to see clubs and schools return to rugby activity over the last few months, and especially in recent weeks as all ages can now resume contact training.

“I am really pleased we can provide our clubs and schools with clarity on how we can return to competitive rugby in the months ahead. I wish everyone well in their preparations for the new season.”

Scottish Rugby President, Ian Barr, added: “On behalf of the Council I’d like to thank everyone from across the game who shared their views and insight, so enabling us to have a clear competition structure at every level for rugby to resume fully when safe to do so.”

 
 
 

******

.

*********

2019/2020

TENNENT’S PREMIERSHIP

 

P

W

L

D

Pts

Marr RFC

16

14

1

1

69

Currie Chieftains

17

13

4

0

67

Hawick

16

12

3

1

60

SELKIRK

18

9

7

2

49

Aberdeen Grammar

18

8

10

0

39

Jed-Forest

18

6

12

0

36

GHA

18

6

12

0

34

Musselburgh

18

5

11

2

34

Glasgow Hawks

17

5

12

0

32

Edinburgh Accies

16

4

10

2

27

*****************************************

BOOKERS BORDER LEAGUE (Pool ‘B’)

 

P

W

L

D

Pts

SELKIRK

3

2

1

0

11

Hawick

1

1

0

0

4

Peebles

1

0

1

0

1

Kelso

1

0

1

0

0

*****************************************

TENNENT’S RESERVE LEAGUE EAST 1

 

P

W

L

D

Pts

Hawick Force

16

15

1

0

77

Musselburgh 2nds

16

12

4

0

63

Stew/Mel. 2nds

18

10

8

0

60

SELKIRK ‘A’

17

11

5

1

60

Edin. Accies 2nds

16

7

8

1

53

Heriot's Blues 2nds

15

7

7

1

45

Biggar 2nds

16

7

9

0

44

Currie Chieftains ‘A’

16

5

11

0

38

Boroughmuir 2A

16

3

10

3

33

Jed-Forest ‘A’

16

1

15

0

15

 Sponsors

.

.

 .

 .

  .

 

  .

3


PHILIPHAUGH SUITE IDEAL FOR ANY SOCIAL EVENT . . .

LOOKING to celebrate in style? Selkirk Rugby Club’s Philiphaugh Function Suite offers free room hire… and more!  Photos can be projected on the suite’s big screen via our personalised photo projection package. If you would like to book an event don't hesitate to get in touch by e-mail SRFC at bookings@selkirkrfc.com

.… AND A GREAT VENUE FOR WEDDINGS!
The Philiphaugh Function Suite at Selkirk Rugby Football Club is available to hire for weddings and receptions. Affordable and competitive rates. . If you would like to book an event don't hesitate to get in touch by e-mail SRFC at bookings@selkirkrfc.com
email: 
bookings@selkirkrfc.com

   
   
   

Constitution Contactt. Child Protection GDPR

Notice

Photos and content of this site are the property of Selkirk RFC website and photographers named or unnamed. Any material from this website should not be copied or redistributed without the owner's prior written permission. Thank you. (Copyright 2000-2017)