PENALTY IN FINAL MINUTES GIVES
G.H.A. NARROW CUP VICTORY AT BRAIDHOLM
Selkirk prop Cata
Graur tries to break Donald Malcolm’s tackle in Saturday’s cup tie at Braidholm.
Full-back Josh Welsh
finds his way blocked by a GHA defender.
Selkirk number eight
Callum Marshall charges down Andrew Goudie’s clearance kick.
Angus Duckett charges upfield, with team-mate Matt Robertson ready to lend support.
Scott Tough launches
an attack, supported by Gus Duckett and Rory Banks.
Mikey Davies finds his way blocked by GHA centre Max MacFarlane.
Photos: Grant Kinghorn Pics
GHA 20, Selkirk 17
SELKIRK’S 11-match unbeaten run came to an end
at Braidholm on Saturday, where GHA defeated the Souters 20-17 in their BT National Cup second round tie.
The game started at a frantic pace and scores were not long in coming. On the 10-minute mark GHA took the lead
against the run of play when a misplaced kick landed in the hands of the Glasgow side’s sharp left wing Nigel Kelly,
who scored in the corner after running in from 60 metres.
After 20 minutes GHA’s other wing Rangi Jericevich finished off a long passage of play with a try to increase the
home team’s lead to 12-0. At this point Selkirk were running the ball from all areas of the field to try and break
down the home defence.
On the half-hour mark a break by Josh Welsh from deep in his own half saw the supporting Callum McEwan take the
full-back’s scoring pass and go over for the visitors’ first try. Rory Banks converted.
For the remainder of the half Selkirk threw everything at their opponents in a bid to get over the try line, but
the bigger home side held out until the last minute, conceding a penalty in front of the posts which Banks slotted
to bring the halftime score to GHA 12, Selkirk 10.
In the second half Selkirk had almost all the pressure, and this told when Ewan MacDougall scored a converted try
near the posts, after some excellent handling, putting Selkirk in front for the first time in the game.
With 10 minutes to go the home side scored an unconverted try through replacement Euan McKirdy, bringing the scores
level at 17-17. The game was in stoppage time when the city team was awarded a penalty right in front of the
posts, which Jericevich duly kicked to seal an exciting cup game.
Everyone in the Selkirk side played well, with special mentions going to Scott Tough at centre and second row Matt
Robertson. for knuckling down so effectively despite playing out of position. Young prop Kyle Ramage also showed
up well on his first team debut from the bench.
SELKIRK – J. Welsh, C. McEwan, S. Tough, C. MacDougall, K. Monks, R. Banks, M. Davies, G. Patterson, R. Wilson,
C. Graur, M. Kissick, M. Robertson, E. MacDougall, A. Duckett, C. Marshall.
Replacements: K. Ramage, J. Bett, K. Thomson, L. Martin, C. Willemse.
Referee - Mike Adamson.
ACCOLADES FOR SELKIRK RUGBY CLUB DUO AT 2014
S.A.L.S.C. AWARDS NIGHT
[Photos: ALWYN JOHNSTON, BA IMAGES]
Selkirk RFC fixtures
secretary Mary Inglis proudly displays her ‘Services to Sport’ trophies.
Selkirk player Rory
Banks shows off his ‘Young Coach’ trophy.
TWO Selkirk Rugby Club personalities found themselves taking centre stage at Friday night’s Ettrick and Lauderdale
Sports Council Awards ceremony held in the Netherdale clubrooms.
Fixtures secretary Mary Inglis picked up the Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils (SALSC) 2014 ‘Services
to Sport’ Award in recognition of her many years’ dedication to the Philiphaugh club in a variety of capacities.
Meanwhile Selkirk 1st XV player Rory Banks was named the SALSC ‘Junior Coach of the Year’ for helping promote cricket
across the region.
Mary Inglis has served as Selkirk Rugby Club’s fixtures secretary since 2002, and prior to that was involved in
organising and providing players teas for over 30 years. A long-serving committee member, she has also been involved
in sponsorship duties at the club and helped organise the first sevens luncheon at Philiphaugh.
She was accompanied at the awards ceremony by her husband Jim, the former Scotland internationalist, who also has
a long record of service with the Selkirk club, having served two terms as club president and is now Selkirk’s
As well as playing rugby for Selkirk, Rory Banks is Selkirk Cricket Club’s 1st XI vice-captain and a volunteer
with Active Schools. The 23-year-old sports science graduate has just finished a six-month contract with Scottish
Cricket as its development officer for the Borders region, and is now working as an office administrator with the
Pensions Agency in Tweedbank.
Mary and Rory told the selkirkrfc.com web site on Monday that they were both delighted with their awards, and had
thoroughly enjoyed the awards evening at Netherdale. The club would like to add its own congratulations to both
recipients, whose tireless efforts on behalf of Selkirk RFC continue to be greatly appreciated by everyone at Philiphaugh.
The full list of Ettrick and Lauderdale Sports Council 2014 award winners is as follows -
Sports Personality - Alan Oliver; Young Sports Personality - Sam Coltherd; Services to Sport - Mary Inglis; Disability
Athlete - Beth Johnston; Coach - Pippa Bell; Young Coach - Rory Banks; Team - Melrose 7s Squad; Club - Galashiels
SELKIRK PLAYERS MORE THAN HAPPY
TO GET INTO THE ‘MOVEMBER’ SPIRIT
FIVE MEN WENT TO ‘MO’…
Selkirk players Darren Clapperton, Angus Duckett, Chaney Willemse, Lewis Martin and Kieran Thomson show off their
moustache-growing prowess prior to training last Tuesday.
HAIR-RAISING EXPERIENCE IN A GOOD CAUSE. Back in 2008, Selkirk’s rugby players and officials raised over £3,000
for Prostate Cancer UK through sponsorship of their ‘mos’. Handing over the cheque to a representative of the charity
is Neil Darling, watched by David Gray, Michael Rutherford and Alex Dunbar. [Photos: JOHN SMAIL]
SUPPORTERS might have noticed a change in Selkirk players’ facial appearance over the past few weeks. This is because
almost every player at Philiphaugh has signed up to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer UK charity by growing moustaches,
beards, goatees and various other styles of facial furriness.
This hairy look is part of a global ‘Movember’ sponsorship project, and on Saturday, November 29, a special Movember
Awards ceremony is being held in the Philiphaugh Suite – in conjunction with the club’s fund-raising Casino Night.
This is when the ‘mos’ of players, officials and supporters will come under the judges’ scrutiny for a variety
of prizes – ranging from ‘Ultimate Mo’ (best grooming and styling) and ‘Brush with Fame’ (best photo beside someone
famous) to the ‘Mo Mo’ Award (person raising most money) and ‘Lame Mo’ Prize (encouragement award for weediest
This is the third occasion players at Philiphaugh have taken part in the Movember project (the previous times being
in 2008 & 2012). To date the club has raised over £5,000 for Prostate Cancer UK – a fantastic achievement.
“It’s a bit of fun, but in a very worthwhile cause,” 2014 Movember organiser John Smail told the selkirkrfc.com
web site this week.
Just about every player in the club is growing some kind of facial hair to support the event, and two people who
are taking their Movember responsibilities extremely seriously are club president Mick Craig and vice-president
Eliot Henderson, both of whom have entered into the spirit of things and are in the running for the fund-raising
Tickets for the Casino Night on November 29th are now on sale from Brown & Muir’s West Port office, as well
as from the Philiphaugh Suite Bar and the club shop, priced £7.
BOOKER BORDER LEAGUE
HAWICK v. SELKIRK
at Mansfield Park (7.30pm kick-off)
BORDER 2nd XV LEAGUE
SELKIRK ‘A’ v. JED-FOREST 2nds
at Philiphaugh (provisional kick-off, 12.30pm)
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PAST PLAYERS CLUB PRESIDENT
TO MAKE SPEECH AT ANNUAL LUNCH
SELKIRK Past Players Club president Iwan Tukalo
(pictured above) is returning to Philiphaugh on Saturday, November 29th, to attend the Past Players Club’s annual
reunion lunch in the Philiphaugh Suite.
The former Scotland wing, who won 35 caps for his country and captained Selkirk in season 1992/1993, will address
his former team-mates and fellow past players in what is bound to be a lively and thought-provoking speech.
“Iwan’s really looking forward to coming down,” Selkirk Past Players Club (SPPC)secretary John Rutherford told
the selkirkrfc.com web site this week. “At the moment around 60 Selkirk Past Player Club members have let me know
they’ll be coming. The meal is of course free to paid-up SPPC members, but as I need to finalise numbers it would
be very helpful if anyone intending to come along and who hasn’t been in touch with me could do so as quickly as
Please contact John by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org
(as at 17/11/2014)
Played 13 Won 11 Lost 2 Drawn 0
Points scored: 441. Points conceded: 203.
Tries scored: 61. Tries conceded: 27.
Leading try scorers (after 13 matches):
14 - Darren Clapperton; 8 – James Bett; 7 - Josh Welsh; 4 - Callum McColm, Craig MacDougall, Kieran Cooney; 3 -
Ewan MacDougall, Callum Marshall, Mikey Davies; 2 – Angus Duckett, Lewis MacLennan; 1 – Callum McEwan, Cata Graur,
Rory Banks, Ross Nixon, Scott Tough, Matt Robertson, Ruairi Wilson.
Leading points scorers (after 13
matches): 138 – Josh Welsh (7 tries, 17 penalties, 26 conversions); 70 – Darren Clapperton (13 tries); 40 – James
Bett (8 tries).
Most appearances (after 13 matches):
13 - Ewan MacDougall, Callum Marshall, James Bett; 12 - Cata Graur, Craig MacDougall, Mikey Davies, Angus Duckett,
Callum McColm, Kieran Cooney, Jordan McGowan; 11 - Josh Welsh, Lewis MacLennan, Darren Clapperton; 9 - Gordon Patterson,
Callum McEwan, Ruairi Wilson; 8 - Rory Banks. Ross Nixon; 7 - Matt Kissick; 6 - Andrew Renwick; 5 –John Everitt.
(as at 17/11/2014)
Played 10 Won 6 Lost 4 Drawn 0
Points scored: 273. Points conceded: 208.
Tries scored: 40. Tries conceded: 30.
Leading try scorers (after 10 matches):
6 - Lewis Martin; 5 – Callum McEwan; 4 Jack Elliot; 3 – Ali Lyall, Kieran Monks, Josh Welsh; 2 – Scott McClymont,
Ruairi Wilson, Jordan McGowan, Stuart Forrest; 1 – Rory Banks, Robert Cook, Scott McDonald, Craig Bruce, Darren
Knox, Scott Hendrie, Lewis MacLennan, Craig MacDougall, Ross Nixon.
Leading points scorers (after 10 matches): 58
– Jack Elliot (4 tries, 6 penalties, 10 conversions); 30 - Lewis Martin (6 tries); 27 – Josh Welsh (3 tries, six
conversions); 25 – Callum McEwan (5 tries), 21 – Rory Banks (1 try, 2 penalties, 5 conversions).
Most appearances (after 10 matches):
10 – Lewis Martin, Scott McClymont; 9 – Robert Cook, Ross Purves, Jack Elliot; 8 - Craig Bruce, 7 – Matt Robertson,
Kieran Thomson, Kieran Monks, Callum Turnbull; 6 - Scott Tough, Kyle Stillie, Scott McDonald; 5 – Jamie Turnbull,
Jack Houston, Ruairi Wilson, Sam Mackay; 4 – Willie McClymont, Andrew Given, Kyle Ramage; 3 – Bruce Riddell, Callum
McEwan, Darren Knox, Jason Hendrie, Jimmy Stephen.
(as at 3/11/2014)
Played 1 Won 1 Lost 0 Drawn 0
Points scored: 72. Points conceded: 0.
Tries scored: 12. Tries conceded: 0.
Leading try scorers (after one match):
3 – Lewis Beaton, Michael McVie; 1 – Bob Wilkinson, Tom Walling, Craig Bruce, James Bett, Blair Amos, Ewan MacDougall,
Leading points scorers (after one
match): 27 – Michael McVie (3 tries, 6 conversions.
Most appearances (after one match): 1 - Kieran Monks, Duncan Lawson, Lewis
Beaton, Bob Wilkinson, Tom Walling, Michael McVie, Craig Bruce, Chris Fairbairn, James Bett, Kyle Ramage, Adam
Nichol, Jack Houston, Blair Amos, Willie McClymont, Ewan MacDougall, Kieran Cooney, Donny Mackenzie.
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 email@example.com
TWITTER LINK ESTABLISHED FOR SELKIRK
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
HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS HEAD FOR HAWICK
THIS Friday afternoon, November 7, Selkirk High
School’s three rugby teams resume their round of games against local schools. The High School’s 1st year, 2nd year
and under-15 sides take on Hawick High School at the Wilton Park playing fields, with kick-offs scheduled for 3.15pm.
Subscriptions for 2014-2015
Junior Member............ £10
For information regarding International Tickets contact Billy Renwick. Or buy exclusively from Selkirk RFC portal
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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!
Bar Steward Les Mallin can be contacted on : 07772044465
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