Melrose Sevens 2019
A few action shots from Saturday's Melrose Sevens
where Selkirk unfortunately lost to GHA 28-14 inthe first round. The tournament was won by London Scottish who
beat Edinburgh Accies in the Fnal.
Photos thanks to
: Rob Gray Photography
Selkirk 'A' 31, Boroughmuir Bears
Despite the defeat Selkirk A got
the bonus point they needed to avoid relegation
SELKIRK APPOINT SCOTT WIGHT AS NEW HEAD COACH
Scott Wight in action
for Melrose against Selkirk in 2010
FORMER Melrose and Scotland sevens captain Scott
Wight has been confirmed as Selkirk's new head coach for the 2019/20 season.
The 33-year-old will take over the coaching reins at Philiphaugh from head coach Graham Marshall, who along with
backs coach Michael Jaffray is stepping down at the end of the season for a well-earned break.
During his playing days with Melrose, Wight captained the Greenyards team to an impressive haul of Premier 1, Border
League and Melrose Sevens titles, as well as turning out for Scotland's Club XV.
Wight then spent three seasons as a Glasgow Warriors player, going on to skipper Scotland's sevens team in the
World Rugby Sevens Series and at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
In April, 2017, he was appointed coach of the Scotland Women Sevens squad, and also has coaching experience with
the Borders under-20 side and as skills coach with Scotland Sevens squad.
"I'm delighted to have been offered the Selkirk position," Scott Wight said this week. "It's great
to be given the chance of coaching a side in the Premiership, and I'm grateful to the club for allowing me this
opportunity. It is going to be a challenge, but it's one I'm very much looking forward to."
Scott will be assisted by Jason Hendrie, head coach of the Selkirk 'A' team for the past four seasons. A forwards
coach for the 1st XV will be appointed in due course.
Selkirk Rugby Club wishes to put on record its thanks to Graham Marshall and Michael Jaffray for all their hard
work and dedication over the past three seasons, and also to Jordan McGowan, who is stepping down from his coaching
post with the Selkirk 'A' XV.
Ex-Selkirk skipper Darren Hoggan and current Selkirk player David Cassidy will take over the Selkirk 'A' coaching
duties next season.
Selkirk 19, Gala 18
Rory Banks who score all selkirk's 19 points
Gala started well scoring a try after only2minutes. Banks replying with
a penalty kick to reduce the deficit. Then at the 20 min Banks charged down a kick on the half way line gathered
the ball and crossed line for a try adding the extras himself , gala hit back with a penalty kick to level the
Just before half time Banks and Keddie exchanged penalties to take the half time score to 13..13 all.
Banks scored another 2 penalty kicks , but gala hit back with an unconverted try to bring them to within 1 point
of the home side with gala piling on the pressure and the clock going into the red for 10 minutes, Selkirks defence
held out for the win
Final score Selkirk 19. Gala. 18
Grant Kinghorn Pics.