A Great Week To Be A Rugby Fan
26 Feb 2017
Apologies for the delay in posting, but I ended up at the rugby club every day last week working, and then I headed up to Murrayfield on Saturday to support Scotland and what an experience that was!
Unfortunately, that has meant I’ve had to catch up with everything else today - very inconvenient having a day job!
On Friday night we came through on top of a very tough battle down at Jed 6 - 12. We had six away on Club International duty and one away on U20 duty, so we have to applaud all the players that stepped up to the mark against a full strength Jed team with some very exciting players in their squad. The Hawick match had given quite a few an opportunity to step up, and it goes to prove the level that the reserve league is played at. The Melrose support turned up again and supported the boys magnificently despite the conditions, and we are very proud to have reached the final of the Border League, which we believe should take more prominence than it currently takes.
I also want to congratulate the Scotland Ladies team on their outstanding win at Broadwood. Lisa Thomson, previously of the parish, scored a great try with her direct running and sparked the fightback, along with others that have donned the Melrose shirt to give Scotland a rare victory. Chloe Rollie was voted player of the match and Lana Skeldon was back in at hooker. Sadly, I believe Lauren Harris didn’t get on and she must be itching for the chance to show what she can do once more.
This week, for the home quarter-final of the BT Cup, we are welcoming Heriots back to the Greenyards, and I am sure their coach Phil Smith will have revenge on his mind after the really tight match up at Goldenacre in the BT Premiership. Once again, just a reminder the shared gate means everyone over 18 pays the same price.