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SELKIRK TEAMS FOR SATURDAY

Selkirk 1st XV to play Howe of Fife in BT Scottish Cup 1st round tie at Philiphaugh on Saturday, August 27 (3pm kick-off, players meet 1.30pm) - D. Clapperton, S. Hendrie, L. MacLennan, C. MacDougall, J. Welsh, R. Nixon, A. McColm, L. Mabenge, R. Wilson, C. Graur, J. McGowan, M. Gordon, E. MacDougall, M. Robertson, A. Renwick. Replacements: P. Forrest, K. Cooney, S. Nixon, C. Whyte, C. McEwan.



Selkirk 'A' XV to play Hawick Harlequins at Philiphaugh on Saturday, August 27 (3pm kick-off, players meet 1.45pm) - D. Knox, A. Rutter, G. Ross, D. Swinbanks, L. Martin, C. McColm, F. Anderson, M. Waldron, R. Purves, K. Thomson, A. Lambie, J. Turnbull, R. Cook, D. Allan, H. Borthwick. Replacements: F. Amos, S. McKenzie, G. Baird, P. Anderson, J. Stephen.

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PROMISING SIGNS AS YOUNG SELKIRK ‘A’ SIDE JUST PIPPED BY JED-FOREST 2NDS

Callum McColm on the attack in last week’s friendly against Jed 2nds. Team-mates Michael Waldron and Robbie Reilly look on.


Teenage prop Robbie Reilly manages to escape the clutches of Jed-Forest full-back Chris Young.


Brothers Aaron (left) and Callum McColm had plenty to smile about following confident displays. [Photos: GRANT KINGHORN PICS]

SELKIRK ‘A’ 19, JED-FOREST 2NDS 26

A YOUTHFUL Selkirk ‘A’ team kicked off their season with a narrow loss to a well-drilled Jed-Forest 2nds side in a friendly at Philiphaugh on Wednesday night, writes GREGOR NICHOL.
Selkirk were dealt an early blow when flanker Scott McDonald was forced off the pitch with a cheek injury which required a visit to the BGH. Jed opened the scoring with a try by number eight Jack Sudlow, converted by Robbie Yourston, before doubling their lead with a score from one of the game’s stand-out players, centre Monty Mitchell, again converted by Yourston.
The Souters hit back through a well-worked try by hooker Ross Purves, with teenage scrum-half Aaron McColm adding a fine touchline conversion. The introduction of back-row forward Phil Anderson sparked the home side into life, with some outstanding work by the university student both in defence and at the breakdown.
Selkirk levelled the scores with a try from Aaron McColm, who burst through the Jed defence to touch down, and then converted to make the score 14-14.
A real plus-mark for the home side was the return to action of Aaron’s brother, fly-half Callum McColm, sidelined by a serious knee injury since the 1st XV’s game at Marr on February 14, 2015. During his first half run-out he attacked and tackled with his usual commitment, coming through the 40 minutes unscathed. Here’s hoping he can stay injury-free and play a big part for the club in the season to come. 
Jed-Forest were always on top, however, scoring two quick tries through scrum-half Andrew Thomson and prop-forward Nicky Bates, the latter converted by Yourston.
Selkirk’s replacement stand-off Rory Banks impressed after the break with some great kicking from hand, creating space for the Selkirk backs to follow up and put pressure on Jed full-back Chris Young.
Selkirk showed typical fighting spirit when prop Michael Waldron crossed the try line in the closing stages of the match, following a clever break by Strath McKenzie, making the final score 26-19 to the visitors.
SELKIRK - C. McEwan, L. Martin, K. Monks, D. Swinbanks, F. Anderson, C. McColm, A. McColm, M. Waldron, R. Purves, R. Reilly, A. Lambie, R. Cook, S. McDonald, S. McKenzie, H. Borthwick. Replacements: K. Thomson, F. Amos, J. Stephen, C. Ward, D. Allan, P. Anderson, G. Baird, A. Rutter, R. Banks, G. Ross, A. Beveridge.
JED-FOREST - C. Young, J. Amos, E. Stewart, M. Mitchell, R. Douglas, R. Yourston, R. Gibson, C. Lothian, N .Bates, S. Hynd, D. Wardrop, R. Redpath, C. Cowan, J. Sudlow.

Referee – I. Douglas (Hawick).

GRACE TO THE RESCUE - CLUB’S NEW CATERING MANAGER IS USED TO SUCCESS ON A PLATE!

New catering manager Grace Sanders serves up post-match teas to players Phil Anderson (left) and Kieran Thomson. [Photo: JOHN SMAIL]


PLAYERS’ teas are an integral part of any sporting organisation, and Selkirk Rugby Club is fortunate the vacant post of catering manager at the club has been filled by someone who could hardly be better qualified to take over the position.
Grace Sanders stepped into the role last week, much to the relief of club officials, who were worried the catering manager’s position might not be filled in time for the start of the new season. Amongst other things Grace will be responsible for organising the after-match teas rota at Philiphaugh, and says she is looking forward to her new responsibilities.
“I’m more than happy to help out,” Grace told the selkirkrfc.com web site this week, “and I’m hoping all those volunteers who undertook tea duties last season will again be willing to offer their services for the current campaign. I have a list of names and telephone numbers, so I’m aiming to contact everyone over the next week or so in order to compile a proper rota.”
Grace has been cook in charge at Knowepark Primary School for the past 10 years, and is a long-serving member of club steward Les Mallin’s Philiphaugh Suite bar staff. She has been involved in the catering industry for a total of 22 years, having previously worked at the Queen’s Head up until its closure.
Here’s wishing Grace and her team of volunteers at Philiphaugh every success in the weeks and months ahead.

SELKIRK PLAYERS HAPPY TO SIGN UP FOR AUDREY & MICK’S POST-TRAINING MEALS!

Grub’s up for Ross Nixon following last Thursday’s training, watched by Mick and Audrey Craig… not to mention players Peter Forrest (in background, left) and Rory Smith. [Photo: JOHN SMAIL]


IT’S ‘barbecue time’ at Philiphaugh once again, with Audrey and Mick Craig re-launching meals for players after Thursday night training. The first meal was served up at Philiphaugh last week and, given the sunny conditions, Audrey’s husband Mick fired up the ‘barbie’ and soon had the chicken wings sizzling.
Players are charged £3 a head for the meal, and 1st XV captain Ross Nixon says the arrangement works really well. “It’s definitely handy for those boys who’ve come straight to training from work, and everyone certainly appreciates Audrey and Mick’s efforts. I would encourage as many players as possible to support the venture, as the food’s always top quality and the banter at the tables isn’t bad either!”

IT’S GREEN FOR GO AS YOUTH CLUB PLAYERS ARE WELCOMED TO PHILIPHAUGH

Selkirk Rugby Club’s director of rugby, John Rutherford, puts the finishing touches to the club’s new, Youth Club-themed tea room. [Photo: JOHN SMAIL]


AFTER home matches at The Haugh this season, Selkirk Youth Club players are to head over to Philiphaugh for their post-match teas. The arrangement has the backing of Selkirk Youth Club officials, and Selkirk RFC chairman John Rutherford is delighted to be hosting the youngsters.
“This is something I’ve been trying to put in place for quite a while,” the former Scotland and British Lions player told the selkirkrfc.com web site this week, “and I’m delighted it’s finally going to happen.”
To celebrate the move, John has redecorated the players’ tea room at Philiphaugh in shades of green and yellow - the colours of Selkirk Youth Club’s playing strip. “It’s definitely brightened the place up,” added John, “and once all the painting has been completed I think it’s going to look great.”
Selkirk Youth Club’s first home game is against Tynedale Colts later this month.

 
 
Hospitality

Pre-match lunches at the Philiphaugh Suite have become very popular for entertaining guests, friends, sponsors and rugby supporters.

Contact: Mick Craig 07810435846

Alternatively we offer a wide range of flexible options for business, social functions, fund-raising and sporting events for up to 150 guests.

Bookings - call Gibby Findlater 07900680469 or email - bookingssrfc@gmail.com

Bar Steward Les Mallin can be contacted on : 07772044465

Fixtures/Events

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th

BT SCOTTISH CUP (1st round tie)
SELKIRK v. HOWE of FIFE
at Philiphaugh (3pm kick-off)

FRIENDLY FIXTURE
SELKIRK ‘A’ v. HAWICK HARLEQUINS
at Philiphaugh (kick-off 3pm)

Recent Results

13/8 Selkirk 19 Gala 34 Report
17/08 – Selkirk ‘A’ 19, Jed 2nds 26 Report
 

News

MEMBERSHIP CARDS NOT
VALID FOR SATURDAY’S CUP TIE

SELKIRK Rugby Club members should note that because this Saturday’s home fixture against Howe of Fife is a BT Scottish Cup* tie, normal entry rules do not apply, meaning that membership cards will not be valid for the game. Prices at the gate are £10 and £5 (concession).
The club would like to thank members in advance for their assistance and understanding.
*The competition rules state that visiting teams in the BT Scottish Cup competition are entitled to half the gate proceeds, less any expenses the home club has incurred in staging the fixture.

ARMY EXERCISE CANCELLED AT LAST MINUTE, BUT PLAYERS STAY ON TARGET!

DESPITE Saturday’s long-planned army exercise for players at Redford Barracks being disappointedly cancelled on Friday evening, Selkirk’s ever-resourceful director of rugby John Rutherford immediately launched ‘Plan B’.
This involved a paint-balling session in Leith, followed by a rugby-based training exercise at Goldenacre - by kind permission of Heriot’s FP Rugby Club - followed by some fraternising in the clubhouse afterwards with Heriot’s 2nds players and a Swedish touring team from Stockholm.
Selkirk’s head coach Graham Marshall told the selkirkrfc.com web site this week that the players’ away day in the capital had been a success. “I think it worked out okay, with the paint-balling option proving popular with just about everyone. The 24 players were also able to have a properly structured session at Goldenacre.
“The team’s focus now switches to this Saturday’s cup tie against Howe of Fife, and all the players know they’re going to have to put in some hard work at training this week as this will be a highly competitive fixture.”
For the paint-balling session at Leith, players split up into two teams – forwards versus backs (the latter group captained by Ross Nixon and the former by Lwando Mabenge).
The backs triumphed by a margin of 3-1 in the four games completed, with John Rutherford emerging as one of the backs’ best marksmen, while ‘A’ XV coach Neil Darling showed typical stoicism in taking a wheen of direct hits for the forwards (a bit like during his playing days!).
At Goldenacre meanwhile, after the training session a variety of costumes were provided for this season’s ‘new boys’ (Connor Ward, Ruairi Wilson, Alan Rutter, Connor McAulay, Ciaran Whyte and Strath McKenzie). By all accounts the most stunning outfit belonged to Connor Ward, whose chic ladies swimsuit wouldn’t have looked out of place at Rio’s Olympic swimming pool.

CALLUM MAKES EARLY MARK FOR NEW RUGBY TEAM

DESPITE Heriot’s FP defeat by Melrose in Friday night’s Charity Shield match at Goldenacre, the capital team’s new number eight – ex-Selkirk forward Callum Marshall – was always in the thick of the action, scoring a pushover try for the home side (their only touchdown of the night).
Here’s wishing Callum every success with Heriot’s in this season’s BT Premiership.

  SELKIRK RFC CLUB SHOP


THE Selkirk RFC Club Shop is open for every home 1st XV fixture and on Sundays at the Rhinos training sessions - 10am - 12noon. Club Shop manager Alison Cullen will also sometimes be available on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays during the 1st XV’s training sessions, so if you would like something then, you should contact her on 07858399755. The shop stocks replica Selkirk Playing kit plus a wide range of SRFC hoodies, jackets, gilets, polo shirts, club shirts and club ties. Any Rhinos looking for playing or training kit can get it in the shop. There are numerous small Selkirk RFC 'gift' items including mini rugby balls, pens, key fobs, mugs and much, much more to tempt. Alison looks forward to seeing you in the shop soon!

Subs

 SELKIRK RFC SUBSCRIPTION PRICES 2015-16

SUBS NOW DUE.

Playing Member- £77
Non-Playing Member- £85
Family Member- £110
OAPs/Students- £45
Junior Member- £10

 

SRU TICKETS

Autumn Tests 2016

Sat 12th Nov
Scotland v Australia
Murrayfield 2.30pm

Sat 19th Nov
Scotland v Argentina
Murrayfield 5pm

Sat 26th Nov
Scotland v Georgia
Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 2.30pm

Tickets can be purchased by downloading and completing an order form here. 25% of he price will be given in commission to Selkirk RFC.

Download Autumn Test Form

RBS 6 NATIONS TICKET APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS

SELKIRK’S international tickets convener Donald Macleod (pictured above) has announced that club members can now order their tickets for Scotland’s home matches in the 2017 RBS 6 Nations Championship.
Scotland play three Six Nations home games this season - against Ireland (Sat., Feb. 4, 2.25pm kick-off), against Wales (Sat., Feb. 25, 2.25pm kick-off), and against Italy (Sat., March 18, 12.30pm kick-off).
Completed application forms for any (or for all) of these fixtures should be sent - along with payment and a stamped addressed envelope - to Donald Macleod, Newhope, Ettrick, Selkirk TD7 5JD, or by e-mailing the completed form to him at dlmacleod@btinternet.com
The application form can be accessed by following the link at the bottom of this article.

Download 6 Nations Form


Season Passes for 2016/17

Applications are being taken from SRU for season tickets for all of Scotland's Home International games 2016/2017. For more information and to download an application form, click this link.

The club receives a 15% return on each of these tickets.

Alteranatively, if you would like to buy individual tickets for matches involving either Scotland, Edinburgh or Glasgow Warriors, click on the appropriate link below.

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