Melrose Sevens set to return for 141st instalment

First played in April 1883 by Ned Haig, the Sevens game as it is known today become a mainstay of international rugby, thanks to its Melrose inventor. This year’s competition will kick off with local derbies between Edinburgh and Borders teams from 11.04am on Saturday 13 April. The tournament opener will see Hawick take on […]

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Scottish Rugby confirms Women’s U16 side ahead of festival

The selected U16 players were identified through the Girls Regional Game Series, which ran at the start of the year. Gordon Lyon has been appointed to lead as Head Coach for a second year. Lyon’s coaching team is bolstered by former Scotland international Megan Gaffney and Stephen Gillies of Hillhead Jordanhill. Nikki Simpson (Glasgow Warriors/Garioch […]

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Nominations open for Spirit of Rugby national award

The Scottish Rugby Community Recognition Awards programme is split into two sections: regional (East, Caledonia Midlands, Caledonia North, Glasgow North, Glasgow South) and national. After the recent announcement of the regional awards winners this month, the national awards programme aims to recognise outstanding contributions from players, coaches and those who have contributed to the wider […]

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Inter-District Championship: top of the table clash at Kelso

After both sides claimed close-run victories in round one of the IDC, they have named strong squads as they look to protect an undefeated start to the campaign. Knowing their formidable opposition, Glasgow have opted to rotate their starting props, bringing in Michael Fox (GHA) and Brandon Sweet (Marr), and Tom Martin (Ayr) earns a […]

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Pete Horne, Pieter de Villiers headlining CGC guest speakers

Headlining the plethora of talented rugby professionals delivering on the day are Pete Horne and Pieter de Villiers, Scotland men’s national team assistant coaches. The conference will be hosted by Caroline Blair – host of the official Scottish Rugby Podcast – which will include sessions for club, school, society coaches, match officials, leaders and volunteers. […]

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West Youth Cup sees 16 finals played across the region

It was the highlight of the 16 finals played across the breadth of the region over the weekend across the Under-15, 16 and 18 age groups. Marr College was represented in four finals on the day, winning the U15 Shield 43-25 over East Kilbride alongside the U18 Cup. West of Scotland participated in three finals, […]

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East Youth Cup shared for first time in recent history

Currie and Linlithgow will this year share custody of the Under-18 East Youth Cup after their match finished 29-29 at the Hive Stadium. The East Youth Cup finals consisted of five matches, played at the Hive and Scottish Gas Murrayfield’s back pitches, and all were tight affairs. The largest margin between competing teams was just […]

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