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Hawick 38, Selkirk 29

B.T.Cup 18/11/17 

Selkirk were the visitors at Mansfield Park on Saturday in the BT Cup on Saturday. The home team were one of their poorest runs of form for many a year, however under new coach George Graham they had shown a market improvement against top sides Melrose and Ayr.
Selkirk got off to a great start when on the five min mark McEwan raced under the posts after a break by MacKay, converted by Welsh . The game was being played at a great pace and the next to score wa Hawick ,when Grahem squeezed over from a maul near the Selkirk line, Weir converted.
The National 1 Club were next to score when Gavin Craig , making his first start of the season, scored after some great inter play between forwards and backs ,Welsh missing the conversion.
Hawick hit back with a penalty kick by Weir after a ruck infringement by the Selkirk forwards, however Josh Welsh equalised in a similar fashion after Hawick strayed off side. Just on half time Andrew Renwick scored a try to even up the scores.
Half time score Hawick 15. Selkirk 15.

The second half started with both sides willing to attack from all areas of the field with the score changing hands twice. First Hawick through Captain McNeil again after some good mauling by the home forwards,then Selkirk when Wagman crossed,with a Hawick player on his back after some great play by Selkirk breaking through the home back line, Welsh converted.Hawick were next on the score sheet when Shawn Muir scored after yet another maul close to the Selkirk line.The game swung back towards Selkirk when Welsh was on hand to finish off a break from well within their own, scoring under the posts for an easy conversion. But Hawick had the final say scoring in extra time to seal a hard fought game
Full time score Hawick 38. Selkirk 29.
Best for Selkirk Man of the Match Josh MacKay, Luke Pettie, Scott Hendrie and Josh Welsh .

Photos Grant Kinghorn pics.


Stewart's/ Melville 19. Selkirk 29.

Photos Grant Kinghorn pics.

Selkirk travelled the in Inverlieth on Saturday to play a Stewarts Melville side coming into the game on a high after two successive wins including a great comeback victory against our old Border rivals Gala at Nehterdale..
Selkirk got off to a great start when after only a minute of play Clinton Wagman scored wide out after some good handling by the back line, Rory Banks missed the touchline conversion.
The first half progressed with both teams trying to play open rugby. Play went back and forth with neither side getting the upper hand. However after 20 minuted for the home team got on the score sheet,when after a period of sustained pressure in the Souters 22 the home pack took charge and after a series of rolling mauls they scored two tries both by their captain Howie, one converted by Roddick.
Half time score Stewart's/Melville 12. Selkirk 5.
The second half started with the visitors starting to get the upper hand. The Selkirk forwards were starting to get the edge and after some hard work by the pack to take the game up to the home try line scrum half Mikey Davis nipped over for his first try of the season.
The home side hit back with a converted try, again their big forwards doing the damage for lock forward Stoddart to score, Roddick converting.
The game was now starting to open up and a minute later Selkirk scored again this time Frazer Anderson crossing in the corner after another break by man of the match Stevie Hamilton. He made inroads to the home line,allowing the winger to dot down for another 5 points.
With the Selkirk defence on top keeping their line intact, they had a lot of the ball and used it well allowing another two tries to finish the game. The first by through scoring machine Clinton Wagman after great play by both forwards and backs,
The last try was scored by replacement Donald Nichol who did well to score despite the attention of two home defenders. The more was started by full back Stevie Hamilton breaking up the middle of the park, forwards winning the break down allowing Nichol to cross the white wash. The scoring was completed for the day with a Rory Banks conversion.
Full time score Stewart's/ Melville 19. Selkirk 29.


 Stewarts Melville 2nds 19, Selkirk 'A' 50.

Photos Grant Kinghorn pics.

Both Selkirk teams travelled together up to Inverleith to take on Stewarts Melville on Saturday, however the Edinburgh traffic put paid to any chance the second string had of blowing away the cobwebs from the bus journey and a having a fully prepared warm up, arriving in Ferry Road a bit tight for time. And this was quite evident in the opening quarter of the match. Selkirk were not quite at the races, much to the dissatisfaction of the coaching team. Some poor handling, missed tackles and spillages in contact made the Edinburgh men look the better team. This certainly proved to be the case when on the 20 minute mark Stew Mel went over for the first try of the match which was converted easily.
This did seem to give the Selkirk side the kick up the proverbial that was required to lift their game, as subsequently Max Gordon who had just came on for injured Scott McDonald, broke through with Robert Cook backing him up to take the scoring pass, the conversion was admirably slotted over by Jackson Wallace. The Edinburgh side soon realised they were not going to have it their all their own way anymore and pulled themselves together again, mustering another converted try just before half time, but that was not to be the end of the half, with Selkirk pressing forward the home side gave away a penalty within kicking distance which Allan Rutter drove above and between the sticks to finish the half at 14 – 10.
With a mixture of stern words and encouragement from Cassiday, Hendrie and McGowan during the interval, the second half kicked off. Selkirk who had a full complement of 22 players strategically used their bench to rest some legs and freshen things up, (and continued to do so to great effect throughout the half). With this in mind it did not take long to demonstrate that the second half was going to be a totally different affair altogether. With some champagne rugby on show Selkirk stepped up to the plate and commanded the second half, running in a total of 6 tries in the second half. 5 of which were converted by the effervescent Kiwi Jackson Wallace on his last game for Selkirk before returning home to run the family farm. The home side never really got a chance to get in the half and only managed one unconverted consolation try late in the game. Selkirk tries in the second half came from evergreen Angus Duckett (2) who was also playing his last game in Selkirk colours, Robbie Reilly, Allan Rutter, Jackson Wallace, and Kieran Monks. It was difficult to single any individual player out for special mention, however similar to the previous week jack Houston played his part in the boiler house and open play, while Steffan Bristar carried out his propping duties without flaw against a much bigger opponent, and Gavin Craig marshalled the back line and danced through the opposition to great effect. The game ended Stewarts Melville 19 – Selkirk 50. To top off the fine days rugby it was encouraging to see the referee stay for the full 80 minutes this week……. All in all a good day at the office.

Selkirk squad: Kieran Monks, Allan Rutter, Doug Swinbanks, Jy Griffin, Ryan Shiell, Gavin Craig, Jackson Wallace, Steffan Bristar, Matty Stanners, Robbie Reilly, Connor Ward, Jack Houston, Robert Cook, Scott McDonald Matt Robertson, Moshin Aziz, Fraser Easson, Strath Mackenzie, Wullie McClymont Scott Tough, Max Gordon Angus Duckett.


Saturday 25th Nov

Scotland v Australia

Watch The Big Game LIVE in the lounge.

(Free Pie & a pint for everyone watching)


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International Tickets

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Autum Tests 2017

Scotland v Australia.
Murrayfield; Sat 25th Nov – 2.30pm



Scotland v France.
Murrayfield; Sun 11th February 2018 – 3.00pm

Scotland v England.
Murrayfield; Sat 24th Feb 2018 – 4.45pm.

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6 NATIONS – 2018.


6 NATIONS – 2018.



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