President's Message

BT Charity Shield

25 Aug 2018

Today we welcome John Wright, his committee and support from Stirling County for the BT Charity Shield, we hope they have an enjoyable (but not too enjoyable!) afternoon here at the Greenyards.

Well, here we go again, a new season with all the challenges that will bring. To follow up last years outstanding results will be a very tall order particularly having lost the numbers and quality of players we have since April. That said we have a number of “new” faces and several have returned to The Greenyards which is always good – more of them in later programmes.

Although this is the first serious XVs match of season 2018/19 we already have a couple of bits of silverware in the bag, namely Peebles 7s and the Booker Border League (hangover from last season) when we comfortably beat Jedforest at Riverside – great results and well done to all concerned. In addition Craig Jackson won the Player of the Tournament at Peebles.

In addition to players we have a number of other “new” faces around the club; David Peace has joined us as Business Manager, Ross Ford is stepping into the huge void left by Bill Nobles retiral and we have an extra pair of hands to assist with the accounts department – things do not stand still!
In addition The Storm will be playing Stirling County 2nds this afternoon and tomorrow our junior teams will be in action.

Good luck to all this weekend.

Douglas Hardie


  Melrose Rugby

The Greenyards, Melrose

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