Director of Rugby's Blog
11 Sep 2017
Saturday was a good day at the office with three outstanding results from our Prem XV, Storm and Wasps. Its certainly been an exciting start to the season with tries galore in our first two league games. With 4 home games in the first 5 weeks its important that we begin the season well , so no complaints after 2 rounds. We now head back to our friends at Ayr and they will be smarting, they hate losing, they hate losing at home even more and they will be determined that it doesn't happen twice in a row. So be prepared for a backlash with the full artillery sitting in wait for us. They are a positive club and a win against us would be the best way to silence any critics. So be prepared for a very warm reception and what should be an absolute thriller.
I believe a few of our supporters are heading through for a quiet night out on Friday to celebrate Mr Bleasdale's retirement from work. Firstly Coxy is going so it wont be quiet and secondly Blue's is still adjusting to the pension so drinks are on Mr Helps--quiet?--game starts 3pm boys dont be late. I was asked but the wife declined on my behalf..
We cant ignore the one factor of last weeks game that in my personal opinion just wasn't right . the return of Lewis Carmichael to the Greenyards. As expected Lewis was absolutely outstanding with a very professional attitude that showed he is a very classy young man and will go along way. From the moment the lanky streak walked through our doors aged 19 , straight from training with Accies 3rds he has embedded himself into Melrose Rugby and given his all. If Scottish rugby truly wants to engage supporters, if Scottish Rugby believes kids should have heroes as they grow into the game , why oh why are players like Lewis not allowed to come back to the club they thank for helping them on their personal journey. Surely when they need game time its best they are within an environment they enjoy. For me anyone who thinks that's not important to the player to the club to supporters to kids and therefore Scottish Rugby needs to have a long look in the mirror.
"Hear we go. here we go here we go again" Status Quo - 21 Feb 2018
SEMI FINALS HERE WE COME - 12 Feb 2018
home play off in the bag - 06 Feb 2018