Director of Rugby's Blog

"Hear we go. here we go here we go again" Status Quo

21 Feb 2018

Firstly Congratulations and all  the best to the boys who have been selected for the Club International this Friday. Fraser Thomson Captains the side with fellow starters Craig Jackson and Ian Moody and Russell Anderson. Nick Beavon, George Taylor and Murdo McAndrew will as they say nowadays come on as finishers. (Bench ) Seven in total plus of course Head Coach Rob Chrystie in charge. Unfortunately Neil Irvine Hess and Grant Runciman  couldn’t be considered due to injury but a great representation from the club--enjoy gentleman


So all is now confirmed  and it’s a repeat of last year , we finish top of the table with a home semi final and a chance for a home final should we win that semi. Plus of course a Cup semi as well away to Watsonians. It's been a great season so far and we have played some great rugby. Let's just cross our fingers and hope we can finish the job this time. The last games all have meaning with an absolute bun fight taking place behind us to decide the playoff semi final positions(1 v 4  2 v 3). Currie are currently  in second place but face Heriots in their last game who need a bonus point win to remain in contention for  a top four spot. Ayr travel to Watsonians to decide their ranking.  If Heriots gained another bonus win against Boroughmuir they could oust the loser of the Ayr /Wats game from 4th place--it sure is tight

So it's  definitely still all to play for but as Wee Bobby says we have done our job so just lets worry about ourselves, we  have no influence on what happens in those other games..

For us our game against Hawick may be crucial to the Mansfield team's Premiership status if Marr can also  gain a bonus point win  against Stirling so there's no dead rubbers--amazing really.---Get your rugby calendar sorted please as its definitely going to be  very busy just how busy is the question

Playoff semi  24th March--Home

Cup Semi 31st March-------Away

Play off final 7th April-----to be decided

Melrose Sevens 14th April

If that 's not enough  don’t forget we also have the University 7s at the Greenyards on Sunday 1st April


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