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1st VII squad for Hawick Sevens at Mansfield Park on Saturday, April 19 (cars leave Market Place 2pm) – R. Fluhler, E. MacDougall, M. Robertson, M. Davies, R. Banks, D. Clapperton, C. McColm, C. McEwan, C. MacDougall, L. MacLennan.

1st VII squad for Berwick Sevens at Scremerston on Sunday, April 20 (cars leave Market Place 11.30am) – C. Marshall, F. Harkness, E. MacDougall, M. Davies, D. Clapperton, R. Nixon, S. Hendrie, R. Fluhler, C. McColm, C. McEwan.


TRY TIME. Callum Marshall manages to hold off the attentions of Melrose’s Callum Anderson to score Selkirk’s first half try against the host club.

SAFE OFF-LOAD. Ewan MacDougall gets his pass away to team-mate Darren Clapperton in the tie against Melrose.

TRUE GRIT. Fraser Harkness battles to escape two Melrose defenders, with Ross Nixon ready to lend support. [Photos: BRYAN JOHNSTONE,

HAVING promised that his players would “hit the ground running” at The Greenyards following their confident showing at Gala Sevens the previous week, Selkirk sevens coach Graham Marshall was understandably delighted when the team got off to a flying start with a hard-fought 20-12 first round victory over Aberdeen Grammar at Saturday’s Aberdeen Asset Management Melrose Sevens.

The win tasted all the sweeter because in the corresponding tie last year, Aberdeen had given Selkirk a 38-5 thumping before going on to reach the semi-finals of the competition. There was to be no such repeat performance this time, however, with Ross Nixon’s men taking the game to their Rubislaw opponents right from the whistle.

Scrum-half Mikey Davies opened the scoring with a try in the third minute, and although Aberdeen hit back to level the scores, Selkirk regained the lead thanks to a runaway touchdown from Darren Clapperton. Halftime score – Aberdeen Grammar 5, Selkirk 10.

With the irrepressible Fraser Harkness again in top form for the Souters, and with Ewan MacDougall and Callum Marshall tackling everything that moved, the next try was scored by Selkirk wing Scott Hendrie to put the Philiphaugh side two scores ahead.

Three minutes from the end Clapperton scored his team’s fourth try to make the tie safe after Davies had managed to force a turnover, with Aberdeen’s flying wing Erlend Oag snatching a consolation try for the northern outfit. Final score – Aberdeen Grammar 12, Selkirk 20.

Up against hosts Melrose in the next round – with the whole tie being broadcast live on BBC1 - Selkirk’s players dominated possession for long stretches but couldn’t find a chink a way through Melrose’s well organised defence. Just before the interval Austin Lockington put Melrose into a 7-0 lead with a try converted by Andrew Skeen.

With the halftime whistle approaching, Selkirk hit back with a well worked try by Callum Marshall following a superb break up the left-hand touchline by Fraser Harkness, who powered past three defenders before sending Marshall crashing over the whitewash. Halftime score – Melrose 7, Selkirk 5.

In the second half Selkirk again enjoyed long spells of possession, but couldn’t turn pressure into points. Tries by Richard Mill, Damian Hoyland and Andrew Skeen eventually saw Melrose run out 26-5 winners, but The Greenyards men had been pushed all the way by a Selkirk side who worked hard for each other throughout the contest.

In the latter stages of the tie, talented teenager Callum McEwan took the field to make his senior sevens debut for Selkirk, while Ricky Fluhler and Callum McColm also saw action from the replacements bench.

+ Selkirk supporters still had something to cheer about in the final of Saturday’s tournament at The Greenyards, with no fewer than three ex-Philiphaugh players involved – Lee Jones for Glasgow Warriors, and twin brothers Nyle & Ryan Godsmark for Edinburgh Accies. Jones emerged as the tournament’s top try scorer with five touchdowns, with the pro. side running out 47-14 winners.


LEFT – Rory Banks switches to coaching mode beside Selkirk Cricket Club’s scoreboard. RIGHT – Rory in action on the rugby field for Selkirk’s 1st XV in a recent match against Biggar. [Photos: GRANT KINGHORN, www.grantkinghornpics.co.uk]

WHEN it comes to sport, Rory Banks is without a doubt one of Selkirk’s best all-rounders. This versatility has seen him win plaudits on the rugby field as well as the cricket pitch, and now the 22-year-old’s sporting talents have seen him appointed the Borders’ first community cricket coach.

“It’s a part-time post,” Rory told the selkirkrfc.com web site at the weekend, “and I’m obviously delighted to have been given the chance to help get local schoolchildren interested in taking up the game of cricket. Everyone has been very supportive, and I’ve been heartened by the positive attitude shown by parents since I took up my duties.”

The community coaching post has been made possible thanks to funding provided by the Gala, Hawick & Wilton, Kelso, Melrose, St Boswells and Selkirk Cricket Clubs, and the job dovetails neatly with Rory’s final year studies in Sports Science at Napier. “I don’t have any trouble switching between rugby and cricket,” added Rory, “and get a lot of enjoyment out of playing both sports.

The chairman of the Scottish Borders Junior Cricket Development Group, Steven Halls, told us: “Rory has made a good impression in the schools he has visited, and we’re hoping he can help more Border youngsters take their first steps towards a lifelong association with our local clubs.”

Here’s wishing Rory – who will again be Selkirk Cricket Club’s vice-captain in the 2014 season – all the very best in his new job. Bowl ’em all over, Banksy!

Forthcoming Fixtures

SATURDAY, April 19

at Mansfield Park (first tie 2pm)

SUNDAY, April 20

at Scremerston (first tie 1.30pm)



Matt Robertson – scored try In second half against Gala

LAST Tuesday night under the Poynder Park floodlights, the Selkirk A sevens squad made their second appearance on the spring circuit at the eight-team John Laing Memorial Sevens.

Their first round opponents were Hawick Linden, and the Philiphaugh men emerged 19-17 victors after a hard-fought tie. Try scorers for Selkirk were Stuart Forrest (2) and Rory Banks, with the latter adding two conversions.

Selkirk found semi-final opponents Gala too hot to handle, with the Maroons racing to a 26-0 halftime lead. However, the Souters had the better of the second half, scoring a try through Matt Robertson to make the final score Gala 26, Selkirk 5.

Because two of the Maroons players suffered injuries in the tie following a clash of heads, Matt Robertson and Callum McEwan agreed to sit on the bench for them in the final, which Gala duly won.

SELKIRK – C. Grieve, S. Forrest, M. Robertson, C. McColm, C. MacDougall, R. Banks, B. Purves, R. Wilson, I. Douglas, C. McEwan.


SELKIRK’S players and supporters are being asked to lend their support to a special Barn Dance & Barbecue fund-raiser, which is taking place at Broomhill on Saturday, May 3 (7.30pm – late).

“It looks like being a very enjoyable night,” Selkirk Rugby Club senior vice-president Mick Craig told the selkirkrfc.com web site this week, “and the ticket price has been held at £5, which is incredible value.

“All the players are now taking orders for tickets, and these can also be purchased from myself, from Elliot Henderson and from Rob Forrest. Broomhill is an ideal venue for this type of event, and I’m confident we’re going to get a big turn-out.”


THE annual dinner of Selkirk Rugby Club is always well supported by its players. To show their appreciation of this grassroots support, organisers of the 2014 dinner - which takes place in the Philiphaugh Suite on Friday, May 23 – are reducing the price of tickets for its crop of current players.

“Tickets for the 2014 dinner are priced at £25,” Selkirk president and dinner co-organiser John Rutherford told the selkirkrfc.com web site, “but we’ve decided to reduce this to £15 for players.

“The reason for this is twofold - to show we’ve appreciated all their efforts on behalf of the club this season, and also in recognition that a number of players are going on the club’s tour to Spain at the end of May, for which they have already had to make a sizeable financial commitment.

“A great night looks on the cards, and I’m hoping as many players as possible will come along.”

Tickets for the dinner are now on sale priced £25 for members and £15 for players, and places can be booked by contacting either club president John Rutherford or 1st XV team manager John Smail.


Hawick 7s - Saturday, 19 April
Berwick 7s - Sunday, 20 April
Langholm 7s -  Saturday, 26 April
 Peebles 7s -  Sunday, 27 April
Kelso 7s -  Saturday, 3 May
Earlston 7s -  Sunday, 4 May
Selkirk 7s -  Saturday, 10 May
Jed-Forest 7s -  Saturday, 17 May

Recent Results

22/03 Dundee 20, Selkirk 17 Report

22/03 Selkirk A 0, Edin Acc 66 Report
22/03 Stormers 5, Heriots 3rds 39 Report

08/03  Biggar 12, Selkirk 43 Report

01/03 Selkirk 34, Hillhead 12 Report
01/03 Hawks A 40, Selkirk 7 Report
15/02 Selkirk 10, Peebles 27 Report


Club Subscriptions

Subscriptions for 2013-2014

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

For information regarding International Tickets contact George Thomson, Or buy exclusively from Selkirk RFC portal to the SRU.


Club Shop

The club shop is open for every home First XV fixture and most training nights [7.00 to 8.00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays].
The shop holds a great selection of kit including replica jerseys and training tops, T shirts, rugby balls, club ties, new blazer badges and souvenirs. Just in are “Three in a Row” polo shirts celebrating our third successive victory, winning the Border League. The club is indebted to Turnbull’s Shoe Repair Shop in the High Street for displaying and taking orders for items available in the Club Shop. Please support Gus and the Club Shop as they contribute, on average, £3000 each year to club funds.



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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