SOUTERS’ CUP RUNNETH OVER FOLLOWING EMPHATIC
CUP WIN OVER FIFERS
Josh Welsh (left)
and Darren Clapperton proved a potent strike force for Selkirk against Howe of Fife at Philiphaugh on Saturday
– Josh scoring a hat-trick of tries as did Darren.
Selkirk prop Cata
Graur goes on the charge, supported by (from left) Matt Robertson, Ruairi Wilson and Max Gordon.
Number eight Andrew
Renwick makes a break from the back of a scrum to set up another attack, with Sean Nixon (No. 18) and Ewan MacDougall
ready to give support. [Photos: GRANT KINGHORN PICS]
SELKIRK 67, HOWE OF FIFE 20
DESPITE a shaky start, Selkirk found their feet
and dominated Saturday’s BT Scottish Cup first round tie against Howe of Fife in gloriously sunny conditions at
Philiphaugh, writes GREGOR NICHOL. Howe took the lead with a penalty by stand-off Cameron Ellison after three minutes,
before Selkirk suffered a setback when young scrum-half Aaron McColm was forced off the field with a head-knock.
A try and conversion by Josh Welsh put the home side ahead, but the visitors regained the lead when pacy full-back
Shawn Gray crossed for a converted try, followed by a second Ellison penalty bringing the score to 7-13.
The Souters hit back with a second try for Welsh, who again converted. Flanker Matt Robertson quickly followed
this up with a try of his own, after Welsh had made the initial break. The successful conversion put Selkirk 21-13
Selkirk number eight Andrew Renwick was proving an influential figure, his impressive carries gaining valuable
yards for the home side. Two tries before half-time - by Robertson and winger Scott Hendrie - saw the Souters go
into the interval with a healthy 31-13 lead.
The home team didn't lose any momentum after the break, tries coming from full-back Darren Clapperton and replacement
scrum-half Callum McEwan. Max Gordon then powered down the middle of the pitch before off-loading to McEwan, who
finished it off in style, Welsh adding the conversion. This increased Selkirk’s lead to 43-13.
Clapperton then crossed the whitewash for his second try, and this was followed by a magnificent team touchdown,
beginning at Selkirk’s own 22, with the forwards showing great hands to take play into the opposing 22. The attack
culminated in a Fiji-esque off-load to Clapperton, who used his pace to leave the defenders for dead to complete
With Selkirk’s players now running riot, further tries followed for Lewis MacLennan and Welsh (completing his hat-trick).
Welsh added six conversions, bringing his personal points haul to 27. Howe scored a consolation try through Gray,
converted by Ellison.
Special mentions go to Selkirk replacement forward Sean Nixon, who made a big impact off the bench with some crunching
tackles and forceful rucking, and to hooker Ruairi Wilson, who has returned to Philiphaugh after a six-month spell
in New Zealand, where he turned out for Christchurch-based club Burnside.
SELKIRK - 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.
HOWE OF FIFE - S. Gray, C. Mann, R. Douglas, A. Guthrie, E. Cruickshank, C. Ellison, A. Harley, C. Crawford, M.
Sinclair, G. Steedman, B. Runciman, N. Ross, J. McDonald, J. Lawrie, A. Steven. Replacements: L. Wilson, J. Acheson,
A. Wilson, C. Patrick.
Referee - David Sutherland (Scottish Rugby).
YOUNG SELKIRK ‘A’ SIDE GIVE SECOND BEST TO EXPERIENCED ‘QUINS TEAM
Selkirk ‘A’ scrum-half
Frazer Anderson prepares to transfer ruck ball as team-mates Kieran Thomson and Dave Allan give support. [Photo:
GRANT KINGHORN PICS]
SELKIRK ‘A’ 0, HAWICK HARLEQUINS 22
SELKIRK ‘A’ were beaten by a strong Hawick Harlequins
team In Saturday’s friendly fixture on the back pitch at Philiphaugh. Despite the young Selkirk side showing plenty
of promise, the Hawick visitors proved too street-wise for Robert Cook’s men.
Hawick’s first try came from Neil Douglas, who demonstrated his strength by powering over the line. The visitors
then scored two successive tries through Ross Lothian and Jordan Hislop.
Selkirk were never less than competitive, with some good moves in the backs and the forwards proving to be a handful.
Harlequins’ last try was scored by Finlay Robb, and was converted to make the final score 22-0 in the visitors’
SELKIRK ‘A’ - 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.
HAWICK HARLEQUINS - S. Robson, F. Robb, I. Thomson, K. McNeill, L. Martin, C. Kyle, G. Rodgerson, J. Hyslop, D.
Lightfoot, G. Douglas, S. Cavers, S. Peffers, N. Douglas, L. Lothian, G. Lothian.
Referee - Andrew Edgar (Scottish Rugby).
SELKIRK RHINO PLAYERS PROVE LUCKY MASCOTS FOR CLUB’S 1st XV!
The official mascots for Selkirk’s BT Scottish
Cup first round tie against Howe of Fife were Selkirk Rhinos players Sam Findlater (left) and Craig Cochrane. Both
boys play in Selkirk Rhinos’ P6 team, and are pupils at Knowepark Primary School. [Photo: GRANT KINGHORN PICS]
JACKIE NOT HEDGING HIS BETS AS HANDIWORK PUTS SELKIRK A CUT ABOVE!
Jackie Johnston carried out his annual hedge-cutting operation at Philiphaugh last week, ensuring that the ground
looked at its very best for the visit of Howe of Fife. [Photo: JOHN SMAIL]
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BT NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1
SELKIRK v. MUSSELBURGH
at Philiphaugh (3pm kick-off)
BT RESERVE LEAGUE NATIONAL 2
SELKIRK ‘A’ v. MUSSELBURGH 2nds
at Philiphaugh (3pm kick-off)
SCOTLAND & LIONS DOCTOR BACK
AT PHILIPHAUGH FOR PLAYER WELFARE SEMINAR
Dr James Robson
SELKIRK Rugby Club is hosting a special seminar
in its Philiphaugh clubrooms this Wednesday evening, August 31, at 6.30pm, focussing on the topic of player welfare.
Organised by Scottish Rugby, the workshop is one of several being held around the country (at Murrayfield, Perth,
Scotstoun and Mayfield) open to club coaches and interested parties.
“Around 30 representatives from Border clubs have so far booked places for the Selkirk event,” Scottish Rugby’s
coach development manager, Neil Graham, told the selkirkrfc.com web site on Monday, “but anyone is welcome to come
along on the night.”
A variety of topics will be under the spotlight, including concussion management, which is very much in the news
throughout the rugby world just now. This subject will be covered by Scotland and British Lions team doctor James
Robson, who is a leading expert in the field, and his address is sure to be one of the night’s highlights.
A laws update is also on the agenda, while anti-doping developments will also be discussed. Selkirk Rugby Club
chairman John Rutherford is hoping for a good turn-out of club members on the night.
“It should provide a fascinating insight into how much attention and care surrounds player welfare issues these
days,” said John, “and I’m certain everyone will benefit from hearing what all the speakers have to say.” The seminar
gets under way at 6.30pm on Wednesday, August 31.
GYM MEMBERSHIP –
DOOR ENTRY SYSTEM
BEING CHANGED OVER
BECAUSE a large number of last year’s gym members
have not paid or renewed their memberships (or have lost their fobs), it has been decided to change the door entry
Selkirk Rugby Club’s Development Officer, Kieran Cooney, told the selkirkrfc.com web site on Monday:
“Over the next few weeks new fobs will be issued to all paid members. These fobs come with a shadow card which
allows us to add or delete members when appropriate. A new access system will be added.
“We are looking for the new system to be installed in the week beginning Monday, September 5, so if you haven’t
paid and received a new fob, you won’t have access to the gym. For current paid members, can you please arrange
collection of your new fob as soon as possible.
“Anyone using the gym without membership are not insured by the club for damage or injury through use, and will
therefore be asked to leave the gym if found using it. Any paid members found letting non-members into gym will
also have their membership cancelled.
“All gym membership money goes back into the facility,” said Kieran, “and facilitates the purchase of better equipment.
Letting non-members use the gym without contributing to the equipment pot will only result in increased wear and
tear to the equipment, along with potential breakages, so please only use the gym if you’re willing to contribute
to the facility.”
The following list shows where the money from gym membership – together with the £10,000 of lottery funding
- is being spent:
NEW EQUIPMENT PURCHASED FOR GYM
3 x Star Trac NXT Spin Bike
2 x Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rower
1 x Jordan 2.5 - 25Kg Dumbbells & Rack
1 x Jordan 10 - 30Kg Barbells & 5 Bar Rack
4 x 6ft x 4ft Wall Fixing Mirrors
Cable Cross Over Refurbishment
NEW EQUIPMENT PURCHASE FOR FITNESS
SUITE (arriving when building complete):
1 x Refurbished Technogym Run Excite 700E Treadmill + New belt
1 x Refurbished Technogym Excite 700E Cross Trainer
1 x Refurbished Technogym Excite 700E Recumbent Bike
MARSHALL AND DUCKETT GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AT MYRESIDE, WHILE BETT ALSO IN ACTION
TWO former Selkirk back row team-mates, Callum Marshall
and Angus Duckett, found themselves in direct opposition on Saturday when Watsonians opened their BT Premiership
campaign against Heriot’s FP at Myreside.
Newly promoted Watsonians emerged 25-18 winners, with wing-forward Duckett coming off the replacements bench to
make his league debut for the home club, and Marshall wearing the number eight shirt for the Goldenacre side right
from the start.
Meanwhile another former Selkirk player, hooker James Bett, had two 10-minute spells for new club Boroughmuir (one
in each half) against Melrose at the Greenyards on Saturday. The home side ran out 51-24 winners in the BT Premiership
FRIENDS OF SELKIRK ANNUAL LUNCHEON
FORTY members and guests will gather in the Philiphaugh
Suite prior to Saturday’s match against Musselburgh for the annual ‘Friends of Selkirk Rugby Club’ Lunch. This
annual event has become a popular date in Selkirk’s rugby calendar, and Friends of Selkirk secretary George Thomson
and his fellow members are looking forward to another enjoyable day.
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
SELKIRK RFC SUBSCRIPTION PRICES 2015-16
SUBS NOW DUE.
Playing Member- £77
Non-Playing Member- £85
Family Member- £110
Junior Member- £10
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Autumn Tests 2016
Sat 12th Nov
Scotland v Australia
Sat 19th Nov
Scotland v Argentina
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.
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 email@example.com
The application form can be accessed by following the link at the bottom of this article.
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
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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