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Selkirk RFC Honour Peter As 2018 Royal Burgh Standard Bearer

 Proud Dad and President of Selkirk RFC Rob Forrest takes great pleasure in presenting his son Peter with a good luck gift to mark his appointment as Standard Bearer 2018. Peter has played for the 1st XV most of this season in the second row.

 

Left: Peter's fiance,Emma Pearce is presented with flowers from members of TartanTouch to mark the occaision. Right: Everyone takes a break from the Tartan touch to look on as the presentations were made

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Exciting News For Season 2018/2019

The breaking news at Philiphaugh last night was the announcement of Club Captain for next season. The man in the hot seat is back row forward Ewan McDouglall who has served his apprenticeship well to past captain Ross Nixon, who has done a first class job over the last three seasons.
Ewan will be backed by two vice-captains Darren Clapperton and Luke Petty whole will provide a wealth of experience both having many seasons of first team rugby behind them and both having represented the South in recent years.

The other great news for the Club is the current coaching team of Graham Marshall and Michael Jaffrey are at the helm for another season. The continuity will stand the Philiphaugh outfit well in what should prove to be a vital season for the Club with the changing league structure starting the following season.

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Lions Recognised

The British & Irish Lions have recognised the contribution of all Lions by awarding ceremonial caps for the first time. As members of the 1888 Club, 419 living and the next of kin of 416 deceased Lions are receiving a one-off, hand-stitched cap that bears the unique playing number awarded only to players who have played competitively in the iconic jersey.

Cap 425 which belongs to Ron Cowan

The first Lions Cap came in 1938, when Jack Waters who twice won the Border League with the club went to South Africa in the last tour before the jerseys became red, while Ronnie Cowan made the same trip in 1962. Ron was capped five times for Scotland in 1961-62
Aged just 20, Cowan was the youngest member of the squad that year and he played in the Fourth Test against the Springboks in Bloemfontein. Cowan transferred to Leeds during the 196263 season,[1] and scored 119-tries during his rugby league career.

This week Selkirk, The South and Scotland's legendary Stand-Off John Rutherford received his Cap, John is seen here pictured with is Lions Cap No 587. John toured with the Lions in 1983 to New Zealand along with Selkirk team mate Iain Paxton John scored a try in the 15-8 defeat in the third test at Carisbrook, Dunedin. John also played for the British Lions in 1986 in a match between the Lions and the Rest of the World to mark the International Rugby Board Centenary. The Lions had been due to tour South Africa in 1986 but due to political objections to the South African apartheid policies the tour was cancelled.

Full story on the Lions cap story below.

https://www.lionsrugby.com/2018/04/25/all-british-irish-lions-players-honoured-with-caps/

 Photos Grant Kinghorn Pics.
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DODDIE WEIR CUP WALES v SCOTLAND.

SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2018. 2.45pm KICK OFF (Cardiff)

If you are interested in attending this match, a limited number of tickets have been made available to the SRU. Applications are being invited from clubs around Scotland, so if you would like to apply through Selkirk RFC, please download an application form HERE, fill it in & send your cheque to Donald McLeod as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All relevant details are on the form.

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