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Committed - George Thomson, Rob Forest and Ian walker return for another busy year on the committee at Selkirk RFC

At the recent Selkirk RFC AGM, Rob Forrest was appointed President for his 2nd year in office, all other office bearers also continued in post.
The General Committee remained as last year with the addition of Jim Harold who has returned to committee duties after a number of years absence.
Asked how he felt taking on another year when the last three presidents had only served for one, Rob stated that he felt the Club would benefit from the added stability of the Management Team remaining in place for 2nd year.
He added that it would not considered another year without the support of his hard working committee and his Senior Vice-President Benny Rafferty.'


Well earned trip for the lads after a long season

Selkirk RFC undertook their second end of season tour to Lioret de Mar in the Coata Brava, Spain at the end of May. A party of 26 travelled made up of 20 players and 6 committee, with Club President Rob Forrest as Tour Manager.
The Tour Party flew out of Edinburgh on Friday 26th May with their destination the Catalon city of Barcelona. The fixture took place in the small town of Olivella which is situated in the beautiful comarca of Garraf, playing against the local team SEL Vilanova, who play in the 2nd Division of the Catalan Leagues.
The Selkirk team comprised of a mixture of 1st and 2nd Team players with the veteran Donny Mackenzie on the bench.
The home team were keen to take the scalp of a senior Scottish side and came with all guns blazing, however the experience and class of the visitors told in the end with Selkirk running out 60-21 winners.
The Selkirk scorers were Darren Clappeton - 4 tries, James Bett - 3 tries, Matt Robertson, Mikey Davies and Donny Mackenzie 1 try each. Rory Hamilton was successful with 5 conversions.
With the game over this left the rest of the weekend available for sighseeing and other cultural activities in Lioret area.



Saturday 5th August 2017

Peebles 7s


 First Natonal League Fixture 2017/2018

Saturay 2nd September

Musselburgh v Selkirk


International Tickets

Please note that club allocations of tickets for the Autumn Internationals are selling out on a first come, first served basis. Please download and complete the application forms as soon as possible if you are considering going to any of the matches.”

Autum Tests 2017

Scotland v Samoa.
Murrayfield; Sat 11th Nov – 2.30pm

Scotland v New Zealand.
Murrayfield; Sat 18th Nov – 5.15pm

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.

If you wish to apply for tickets for any of the above home games, pease click the appropriate link below to download an application form and follow the instructions printed at the bottom of the document.

Autum Tests 2017

6 NATIONS – 2018.



Dr Jeff Cullen with the new medical items on the main pitch at Philiphaugh.

SELKIRK RFC’s club doctor, Jeff Cullen, has announced that the recent fund-raising drive to buy new medical equipment for use at Philiphaugh has successfully raised £700.

The new equipment includes a vacuum mattress, a basket stretcher, as well as knee splints. “The new equipment will be used at the start of the 2017/2018 season,” said Jeff, “and will be a much-needed addition to the medical kit already in place at the club.

“In particular it will ensure the best care for potentially spinal-injured players, allowing the safest way to remove these individuals from the field of play.

“I am extremely grateful for the following organisations and individuals who contributed to the fundraising: Selkirk Fund Runners, Selkirk Mini-Hockey, Colin Malcolm, the Rotary Club of Selkirk, the Ex-Soldiers Association and last but not least Selkirk Rugby Club.

“I like to think our medical facilities are now almost as good as those found at BT Murrayfield!”


Season 2016 /2017 Statistics

1st XV

Played 27. Won 14. Lost 13. Drawn 0
Pts scored: 731. Pts conceded: 569.
Tries scored: 110. Tries conceded: 88.

Leading try scorers (after 27 matches): 19 - Darren Clapperton; 12 - Scott Hendrie; 10- Tythan Adams; 9 - Josh Welsh, Ross Nixon; 7 - Craig MacDougall; 6 - Ciaran Whyte; 4 – Callum McEwan, Frazer Anderson, Cata Graur; 3 - Andrew Renwick, Matt Robertson, Lewis MacLennan; 2 – Ewan MacDougall, Mikey Davies, Peter Forrest, Jordan McGowan; 1- Bonekele Siyothula, James Bett, Michael Waldron, Ian Oosthuizen, Dave Allan, Scott McDonald, Rory Banks, Sean Nixon, Max Gordon, Scott Tough.

Leading points scorers (after 27 matches): 135 – Josh Welsh (9 tries, 7 penalties, 37 conversions); 95 – Darren Clapperton (19 tries), 91 – Ciaran Whyte (6 tries, 15 penalties, 18 conversions).

Most appearances (after 27 matches): 27 - Ross Nixon, Matt Robertson, Peter Forrest; 25 - Ewan MacDougall; 23 - Darren Clapperton, Josh Welsh; 22 - Kieran Cooney, Ciaran Whyte; 19 - Cata Graur; 17 - Andrew Renwick, Michael Waldron; 16 - Scott Hendrie, Callum McEwan; 15 - Frazer Anderson, Craig MacDougall; 14 - Mikey Davies, Lewis MacLennan, Ruairi Wilson, Jordan McGowan, Sean Nixon; 13 - Bonekele Siyothula, Tythan Adams, Max Gordon; 12 - Jackson Wallace;10 - Gavin Craig; 9 - Ian Oosthuizen; 8 – Scott McDonald.

‘A’ XV

Played 21. Won 7. Lost 14. Drawn 0
Pts scored: 364. Pts conceded: 610.
Tries scored: 57. Tries conceded: 92.

Leading try scorers (after 21 matches): 8 – Kerr Gerrard; 5 - Frazer Anderson, Ross Purves; 4 - Rory Banks, Rory Hamilton, Dave Allan, Lewis Martin; 2 – Alan Rutter, Strath Mackenzie, Ali Lyall, Callum McColm, Ruairi Wilson, Harry Borthwick; 1 –Bruce Riddell, Josh Welsh, Robert Cook, Jackson Wallace, Bonekele Siyothula, Callum McEwan, Donald Nichol, Aaron McColm, Michael Waldron, Scott Tomlinson, Matthew Stanners, Neil Darling.

Leading points scorers (after 21 matches): 82 - Rory Banks (4 tries, 11 penalties, 13 conversions, 1 drop-goal); 49 – Rory Hamilton (4 tries, 1 penalty, 13 conversions); 40 – Kerr Gerrard (8 tries).

Most appearances (after 21 matches): 18 - Robbie Reilly, Rory Hamilton, Jimmy Stephen; 17 - Ross Purves, Robert Cook; 16 - Strath Mackenzie; 15 - Jy Griffin; 14 - Kerr Gerrard, Lewis Martin; 13 - Gavin Ross, Dave Allan; 12 - Ryan Shiel;11- Douglas Swinbanks, Frazer Anderson, Finlay Amos, Harry Borthwick; 10 – Willie McClymont, Ryan Legge, Kieran Thomson; 9 – Rory Banks, Alan Lambie; 8 - Jamie Turnbull, Ali Lyall, Callum McColm; 7- Ruairi Wilson, Jack Houston, Donald Nichol; 6 - Jackson Wallace, Bruce Riddell, Michael Waldron; 5 - Alan Rutter, Connor Ward, Lewis MacLennan; 4 –Kieran Monks, Gavin Craig; 3 –Cata Graur, Scott McDonald, Phil Anderson.