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NO STOPPING SELKIRK IN VITAL TOP OF TABLE CLASH

LEFT – Selkirk centre Lewis MacLennan finds himself under pressure in Saturday’s 26-15 victory over GHA at Braidholm. Skipper Kieran Cooney awaits developments. RIGHT – Scrum-half Mikey Davies on his way to the line for his second half try.

LEFT – Number eight Callum Marshall rises above the opposition to take clean line-out possession in Saturday’s match at Braidholm. RIGHT – Centre Craig MacDougall bursts clear, with full-back Josh Welsh up in support.

LEFT – Callum McColm manages to get his pass away despite being tackled by a GHA player. RIGHT – Matt Kissick breaks upfield in typically determined fashion, with team-mate Scott McDonald ready to lend a hand if needed.


LEFT – As the whistle goes for full-time, the Selkirk and GHA players show widely differing reactions. RIGHT – At the end of the game Selkirk head coach Peter Wright prepares to shake hands with the GHA coaching team. [Photos: GRANT KINGHORN]

GHA 15, Selkirk 26

ANOTHER battling display at Braidholm on Saturday saw Selkirk’s players inflict a second successive defeat on fellow promotion pace-setters GHA, allowing the Souters to stretch their lead at the top of BT National League Division 1.

The win was Selkirk’s seventh on the trot – making this the club’s best-ever start to a national league campaign – and puts them seven points ahead of the chasing pack. On Saturday the visitors’ strategy combined control and creativity, with a dominant display by the pack laying the foundations for a deserved victory.

The strong scrummaging and line-out proficiency of the visiting eight kept Selkirk on the front foot for long periods of the contest, with skipper Kieran Cooney giving a stirring lead throughout. No less influential was openside Angus Duckett, whose high work rate in the loose and speed to the breakdown proved a constant thorn in the side of GHA’s defence.

One of the key battles proved to be the duel between GHA’s experienced scrum-half Peter Jericevich and Selkirk’s dynamic No. 9 Mikey Davies. As expected, both players made significant contributions to their respective teams’ causes, but it was Davies’ ability to consistently break the gain line and launch attacks from every area of the pitch that ultimately proved decisive.

GHA had dangerous wings in Euan Greer and Rangi Jericevich , although it was the pace and aggression of Selkirk flying machine Darren Clapperton which caught the eye – the Scotland Thistles sevens player scoring two tries in the match, taking his tally for the season to 11.

Ahead 14-5 at halftime, Selkirk were never behind in the contest, although they had to withstand a torrid closing 10 minutes as the home team launched a sustained assault on the visitors’ try line. Stand-out tackles during this period came from, among others, Ewan MacDougall, brother Craig and replacement scrum-half Scott Tough, all of which helped keep the home attackers at bay.

Selkirk’s first try resulted from a blindside burst by Angus Duckett following quick ball - the flanker sweeping past a couple of defenders before drawing the final man in textbook fashion to send Darren Clapperton sprinting over the line.

Clapperton’s second try had its origins in a break up the middle by full-back Josh Welsh, whose off-load to Craig MacDougall was quickly fed out to the Selkirk left wing, with ‘Clappy’ finishing off the move in typically clinical style.

The Braidholm side hit back through tries by Andrew Gillman and Andrew Boag either side of halftime, with Peter Jericevich adding one conversion and a penalty.

Selkirk’s third try was scored by Mikey Davies, after good lead-up work by Cata Graur and Matt Kissick. The rest of the visitors’ points came from three penalties and a conversion from the boot of Josh Welsh.

Both Callum Marshall and Lewis MacLennan had to retire to the sidelines in the second half after picking up injuries, Scott McDonald and Ross Nixon taking their places. It’s hoped both players will be fit in time for this Saturday’s home match against Marr.

GHA — A. Gillman, R. Jericevich, C. Binnie, A. Auld, E. Greer, A. Goudie, P. Jericevich, S. Carson, D. Malcolm, M. Robertson, J. Auld, C. McGeoch, A. Boag, R. Angus, P. Harkins. Replacements: E. Cavan, J. Leslie, G. Campbell, G. Adams, E. McKirdy.

SELKIRK – J. Welsh, C. McEwan, L. MacLennan, C. MacDougall, D. Clapperton, C. McColm, M. Davies, K. Cooney, J. Bett, C. Graur, J. McGowan, M. Kissick, E. MacDougall, A. Duckett, C Marshall. Replacements: S. Tough, R. Nixon, R. Wilson, G. Patterson, S. McDonald.

Referee – David Changleng (Gala/Peebles).

SELKIRK ‘A’ BOUNCE BACK TO PICK UP BONUS POINT WIN AGAINST HILLS 2nds

ON THE ATTACK. Selkirk ‘A’ centre Andrew Given heads into Hillhead-Jordanhill territory, with Scott McClymont (in scrum cap) ready to offer support.



COPY THAT HOUSTON… Lock forward Jack Houston prepares to give a textbook pass to team-mate Andrew Given, watched by Callum and Jamie Turnbull. [Photos: LESLEY BRUCE]


Selkirk ‘A’ 32, Hillhead-Jordanhill 2nds 5

AFTER suffering a heavy defeat at Hamilton the previous weekend, Selkirk A’s young players showed plenty of character in getting back to winning ways in Saturday’s BT Reserve League National 2 fixture against Hillhead-Jordanhill 2nds at Philiphaugh.

Playing against the strong wind in the first half, the home side found themselves trailing 5-0 after just five minutes after an early Hills try. However, the home side soon began to find their rhythm, and tries by Jack Elliot and Craig Bruce put Selkirk 10-5 ahead at the break.

It was a different story after the interval. With the elements now in their favour, it was the home players who began to call the shots. Skipper Rory Banks was in fine form at stand-off, distributing the ball well and keeping the visitors pinned in their own half with well-judged line kicks.

Secure handling in the blustery conditions resulted in tries for Kieran Monks, Lewis Martin and Robert Cook, so earning the Souters a bonus point. The rest of the home team’s points came from the boot of Rory Banks, who added two conversions and a penalty.

Selkirk made several substitutions during the match. Kyle Ramage was replaced by Jimmy Stephen after 30 minutes, while Darren Knox and Kieran Monks came on for Craig Bruce and Lewis Martin at halftime.

Bruce returned to the field on the hour-mark to take the place of scrum-half Kyle Stillie, while Martin was back in action in place of Jason Hendrie soon afterwards. Ten minutes from time Matt Robertson was replaced by Stillie.

SELKIRK - J. Elliot, C. Bruce, J. Hendrie, A. Given, L. Martin, R. Banks, K. Stillie, C. Turnbull, K. Thomson, K. Ramage, J. Turnbull, J. Houston, S. McClymont, R. Cook, M. Robertson. Replacements: J. Stephen, K. Monks, D. Knox.

Referee – Paul Lindsay (Walkerburn).

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Forthcoming Fixtures/Events

SATURDAY, October 25

BT NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1
SELKIRK v. MARR
at Philiphaugh (3pm kick-off)
MATCH SPONSOR: SELKIRK LADY SUPPORTERS
MATCH BALL SPONSOR: THE ANDERSON PARTNERSHIP

BT RESERVE LEAGUE NATIONAL 2
DUNDEE TITANS v. SELKIRK ‘A’
at Mayfield (3pm kick-off)

BT RESERVE LEAGUE EAST 2
SELKIRK STORMERS v. STEWART’S/MELVILLE FP 3rds
at Philiphaugh (3pm kick-off)

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Recent Results

18/10 GHA 15 Selkirk 26 Report
18/10 Selkirk ‘A’ 32, Hillhead 2nds 5 Report
11/10 Selkirk 32, Aberdeen 12 Report
11/10 Hmlton 2nds 55, Selkirk ‘A’ 17 Report

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News

PAST PLAYERS CLUB NAMES DATE FOR SPECIAL PRE-GAME LUNCH

SELKIRK Past Players Club secretary John Rutherford has called on all SPPC members to pencil the date Saturday, November 29th, into their diaries, as this is when the Past Players Club will be holding its annual reunion lunch in the Philiphaugh Suite.
The luncheon is free to Selkirk Past Players Club members as the cost of the meal is covered by members’ subscriptions. “This will be the third time we’ve held a Past Players Club lunch,” John Rutherford told the selkirkrfc.com web site this week, “and on both of the previous occasions everybody has had a great afternoon.
“I’m confident that this time Selkirk Past Players Club president Iwan Tukalo will be with us, and I’ve also arranged a guest speaker to address members after the meal. The game that Saturday is against Kelso, so I’m sure the stage is set for a memorable day.”
Can any SPPC members who have not already booked their place at the lunch please contact John Rutherford as soon as possible, by e-mailing him at
johnrutherford55@gmail.com



RHINOS HALLOWE’EN PARTY

SELKIRK Rhinos’ Halloween Party takes place in the Philiphaugh Suite on Friday, October 31, from 7pm - 9pm. Tickets are £2.50 with hotdogs supplied, and the event is open to all primary school children, boys and girls, whether you play rugby or not! This is a great night of fun and scary frolics for children, and the Selkirk club looks forward to seeing as many youngsters as possible there. Tickets will be available at the door on the night.


TWITTER LINK ESTABLISHED FOR SELKIRK RFC MEMBERS

SELKIRK Rugby Club supporters can now keep up to date with all the latest club news via Twitter, as well as the latest scores and results from Selkirk matches. Follow - @SelkirkRFCInfo

Club Subscriptions

Subscriptions for 2014-2015

Playing Member............£77
Non-Playing Member...£77
Family Member.............£100
Junior Member............ £10
OAPs..............................£39

For information regarding International Tickets contact Billy Renwick. Or buy exclusively from Selkirk RFC portal to the SRU.
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Club Shop

SELKIRK RFC CLUB SHOP

THE Selkirk RFC Club Shop is open for every home 1st XV fixture, and on Tuesday training nights from 6.30-7.30pm. It is also open on Sundays at the Rhinos training sessions - 10am - 12noon.

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 and mugs... and much. much more to tempt.
Club shop manager Alison Rutherford looks forward to seeing you in the shop very soon!

 

 

Hospitality / Events

Pre-match lunches at the Philiphaugh Suite have become very popular for entertaining guests, friends, sponsors and rugby supporters. Please click this link to see what is on offer.

Alternatively we offer a wide range of flexible options for business, social functions, fund-raising and sporting events for up to 150 guests. Please visit our corporate site at www.philiphaughsuite.co.uk for details

Bar Steward Les Mallin can be contacted on : 07772044465

 

 

 


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