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President's Message

It's our Birthday...

14 Oct 2017

Following a very successful trip to Bridgehaugh and another two wins in the bag we sit proudly at the top of P1 with a nine point advantage over our rivals. This is a great achievement at this stage of the campaign, but, and using an over used phrase these days, to manage expectations, we are only one third of the way into the season and sport has a habit of being a bit fickle so another phrase with chickens and counting springs to mind. I am absolutely delighted with the with performances to date and all credit to Rob Chrystie and the coaching crew for what they have achieved to date but would impress that a touch of realism would not go amiss!

Today we welcome, for the first time in a XVs season, Kevin Quinn, his committee and support from Marr Rugby to The Greenyards. We hope they all enjoy their visit to Melrose today. Marr sit mid table at this stage and, on a couple of occasions, had it been for the bounce of the ball could have been considerably higher. A special mention also for Marr Head Coach Craig Bob Redpath who was a favourite son here for many seasons. My most vivid memory of Bob was scoring one of the most audacious drop goals ever seen at The Greenyards from between the halfway and 10m lines and virtually on the touch line in front of the stand all of about 50 meters and bang (to the chorus of 'gosh what is he doing' or words to that effect) straight through the sticks.

Congratulations to Nyle Godsmark and Sam Pecqueur on their inclusion in the Scotland Sevens squad - good luck to both on their globe trotting expeditions.

And, it's our birthday today. 140 years ago the club was founded. A lot of water has flowed beneath the Tweed Bridge since then and I gave up trying to count the number of players who have represented the club, tries scored etc but might revisit at some point.

Looking forward to the 28th October, we have the launch of our Sevens Hall of Fame and an Ex-Player reunion lunch prior to the game against Hawick. Places are filling fast for this one so speak to Christine to book your place as it promises to be a 'lively' afternoon.

We still have a few tables left at out Christmas Party nights, again contact the office to book if you are looking to have your festive celebrations.

Good luck to all of our teams this weekend.

DH

  Melrose Rugby

The Greenyards, Melrose

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