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ROUND 1

03 Sep 2017

Round 1 of the new campaign saw us come out of the starting blocks with an impressive display of attacking rugby with a more aggressive defensive mindset  added to  last weeks performance. A very satisfying display indeed and a rousing show of intent.. Its good to see such an attacking minded effort and im sure thats the way we intend to continue. I have no doubt when looking at the results elsewhere  that a number of clubs will be as equally pleased with their performances, probably none more so than Boroughmuir our next opponents. 

This weeks fixture has an added touch of interest as Boroughmuir now have Mr Carmichael and Mr Hoyland as draft pros. It defies logic as to why Scottish Club  Rugby lacks the empathy to allow players to continue with a club  they came from prior to their contracts--should they wish to do so. Everyone loses out, the kids who look up to them as heroes, the supporters who want to follow their careers and the players who i'm sure feel more comfortable in a known environment. . Its just daft. So if the boys are made available by Edinburgh then i have no doubt they will be given a very warm welcome back to the club, just not in the way it should be if we genuinely want to improve the game

But hey ho that's me off my high horse

The STORM lost their first game in around 18 months after going down 19-25. The squad yesterday had an average age of 19 yrs 3 months which  all goes well for the future especially when players of the quality of  James Head, Austin Lockington, George Taylor, Aaaron Welch, Ali Grieve  and Andrew Jardine are all out injured and when back will strengthen our player base. The club is very fortunate to have such  a group of players so lets hope the season unfolds positively

The Wasps eventually went down to Hawick Psa as they suffered a couple of injuries  to what is already a thin squad . As happens at times we have a year group small in number but not in talent. As always  numbers count at this level so lets hope the boys recover quickly

It was great to see 22 ladies available for their first fixture against Broughton. Mathew Wilkie our Womens Coach has worked hard to link up with Liberton  in a joint initiative and i would like to thank everyone for their contribution and indeed their fine opening display. Although they lost they played well and will gain a lot of confidence as they go forward.

 

 

 

 

 

Archive

Happy Monday - 17 Sep 2018

Fast and Furious - 10 Sep 2018

Bit of a rant - 03 Sep 2018

New Season (2) - 29 Aug 2018

New Season (1) - 20 Aug 2018

NEW SEASON - 09 Jul 2018

One for the History Books - 21 May 2018

CHANGE - 05 May 2018

SIMPLY THE BEST - 29 Apr 2018

SIMPLY THE BEST (1) - 29 Apr 2018

CUP TIME - 24 Apr 2018

CHAMPIONS - 15 Apr 2018

ITS TIME TO DOWN TOOLS AND GET TO THE GREENYARDS - 03 Apr 2018

Great Win--Huge Effort - 26 Mar 2018

CRUNCH TIME - 19 Mar 2018

Semi Final time - 12 Mar 2018

2nd time lucky - 30 Jan 2018

Off to the Seaside - 22 Jan 2018

TECNICAL HITCH - 18 Jan 2018

Fairy tales and Dreams - 20 Nov 2017

perfect 10 - 06 Nov 2017

9 FROM 9 - 31 Oct 2017

THE OUTSTANDING RUN CONTINUES - 23 Oct 2017

So far so good - 18 Oct 2017

Happy days - 02 Oct 2017

RUGBY UPDATE - 25 Sep 2017

Steady as we go - 20 Sep 2017

round 2 - 11 Sep 2017

ROUND 1 - 03 Sep 2017

New Signing - 05 Jul 2017

HERE WE GO AGAIN - 30 Jun 2017

Doddie Weir - 20 Jun 2017

Thanks to all - 23 Apr 2017

DISAPOINTED BUT PROUD - 17 Apr 2017

ITS MORE THAN A GAME - 12 Apr 2017

What an end to the season - 03 Apr 2017

24.2.17 - 24 Feb 2017

7.2.17 - 07 Feb 2017

29.1.17 - 29 Jan 2017

21-01-2017 - 21 Jan 2017

Winter has come... - 14 Jan 2017

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