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SELKIRK RUGBY CLUB CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL SEASON AT PLAYER AWARDS NIGHT


Selkirk’s award winners for season 2019/20 (clockwise from top left) – Ewan MacDougall, Henry Bithray, Ryan Cottrell, Aaron McColm, Callum McNeill, Scott Clark, Callum Anderson, Scott McClymont. [Photos – GRANT KINGHORN PICS]

By JOHN SMAIL


DESPITE season 2019/20 ending prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic, Selkirk Rugby Club was able to reflect on a highly successful campaign at Friday’s annual player awards night.

To participate in the ceremony, the Philiphaugh club’s coaches, players and rugby officials were all digitally linked via the ‘Zoom’ computer application, with each of the nine awards being presented to each individual winner ‘virtually’.

“It was a great idea to hold the awards in this way,” said Selkirk chairman Dennis Henderson, “and everyone seemed to enjoy joining up with their team-mates on-line and having a bit of banter.

“The coaches and players deserve huge credit for all the work they put in during the season. Reaching the Tennent’s Premiership play-offs was a great achievement by the 1st XV, while the club’s ‘A’ XV also managed a top four finish in Tennent’s East Reserve League 1.”

The night proved especially memorable for Selkirk 1st XV skipper Ewan MacDougall, who picked up no fewer than three trophies – 1st XV ‘Players’ Player’ Cup, joint winner of the Tom Henderson Trophy (for special achievement) & the Boag Cup (Selkirk ‘Player of the Year’).

“I’m obviously delighted to have been chosen for these awards,” said MacDougall, “but it’s really the whole team who deserve to take the credit. The boys really stuck in well over the season, and reaching the play-offs gave everyone at the club a huge lift.

“New coaches Scott Wight and Neil Darling got a great response from all the players, and that certainly helped make my job as captain a lot easier.”

The awards night was chaired by Selkirk head coach Scott Wight, who congratulated the whole playing squad on their efforts throughout the year. “One of the biggest plus-marks for me was the numbers at training,” said Wight.

“There was a huge buy-in from all the players, and the hard work that went into training nights definitely had a positive effect on the 15 players who ran out to represent Selkirk every Saturday.”

Another highlight of Selkirk’s season was the appointment of Wight as head coach of the Scotland Club XV for its matches against Ireland’s Club XV, as well as the selection of Ewan MacDougall and Aaron McColm for Scotland’s Club XV.

Selkirk’s director of rugby, Ewen Robbie, made special mention of the players’ enthusiastic support for the club’s recent community-based initiative, which had seen over £2,000 raised for Selkirk Food Bank.

“One of the rugby board’s aims this year was to improve the teams’ community work, and the players’ charity challenge earlier this month proved incredibly successful. Fraser Easson gets a club shop voucher for clocking up the most kilometers, and the challenge proved a massive success.”

During the night, addresses were also given by 1st XV and ‘A’ XV team managers Tom Ramage and John Smail, while player Matthew Francis proposed a special toast in memory of the club’s late president Gus Boag.

Selkirk ‘A’ player-coach David Cassidy received a special award in recognition of a Philiphaugh playing career stretching over four decades.

The furthest-flung ‘Zoom’ participant was 1st XV player Henry Bithray, who joined in the on-line chat from his home in New Zealand.

2020 SELKIRK RUGBY CLUB PLAYER AWARDS

Oliver Lawson Quaich (top 1st XV try scorer) – Henry Bithray (9 tries).
Neil Redpath Cup (most committed player) – Callum McNeill.
Wat Henderson Quaich (outstanding performer in first season at Philiphaugh) – Callum Anderson.
1st XV Players’ Player of the Year – Ewan MacDougall.
‘A’ XV Players’ Player of the Year – Scott Clark.
Tom Henderson Trophy (special achievement by a 1st XV player) – Ewan MacDougall & Aaron McColm (joint winners).
Bell Cup (best tackler) – Scott McClymont.
Gary Selkirk Cup (club’s best trainer) – Ryan Cottrell.
Boag Cup (Selkirk RFC Player of the Year) – Ewan MacDougall.

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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.

 

News

ANDY HEADING IN A NEW DIRECTION, BUT TIES WITH SELKIRK STILL STRONG


HOME is where the heart is – a saying which Selkirk rugby player Andy Mackay (pictured above) understands only too well.
For having completed his sport & fitness college course, the second row forward has moved back to his home town of Alness, Ross & Cromarty, following an invitation from former club Ross Sutherland to become their captain.
“I’ve actually wanted to captain the club ever since I was a boy,” Andy told the selkirkrfc.com website this week, “so it was an offer I was never really going to refuse.
“In addition Ross Sutherland has offered me work as a part-time development officer, which is something I’m really looking forward to.”
Ross Sutherland RFC play in Tennent’s Caledonia League 2 North, and are based at the Naval Ground in Invergordon.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time with Selkirk,” added Andy, “and I’m remaining dual-registered so that I would be able to turn out for them again if the opportunity ever arose.
“The Selkirk players are a great bunch of lads, and Philiphaugh will always be a special place to me.”
Andy spent two seasons at Philiphaugh, making 44 1st XV appearances for Selkirk and scoring a single try during that period.
The Selkirk club would like to wish Andy every success in his new rugby career with Ross Sutherland RFC.

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TENNENT’S PREMIERSHIP

 

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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

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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

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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

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