MATCH REPORT: The Thistles v WRU Development XV

The hosts enjoyed the bulk of the early possession and were able to make good ground after asserting their dominance in the scrum. The Thistles were soon deep into the WRU Development XV territory, but the visitors did well to steal a line-out on the 5m and eventually were able to clear their lines. WRU […]

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The Thistles team named ahead of Celtic Challenge opener

The University of Edinburgh’s Meryl Smith will captain the side, while Panashe Muzambe and Mairi McDonald join the starting line-up after being released by Exeter Chiefs for this weekend’s match. The front-row sees hooker Aila Ronald pack down alongside Muzambe and Elliann Clarke, while Erinn Foley links up with Natasha Logan in the second-row. Freya […]

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Obituary: Bill Relph

William Keith Linford Relph won four caps for Scotland throughout the 1955 Five Nations Championship. He made his debut against France away but his first international appearance at Murrayfield was a landmark occasion. The 14-8 victory over Wales on 5 February 1955, marked Scotland’s first win after a sequence of 17 successive defeats. And he […]

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Scottish Rugby launches ‘Scrum School’ development programme

Through a series of practical workshops and online resources, ‘Scrum School’ will provide support to coaches and players with the aim of creating stronger, more confident, and skilled front-row players. The programme has been developed to support both youth and senior players in the male and female game, irrespective of their rugby experience. The Scrum […]

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The Macphail Scholarship returns with three young players bound for South Africa

Guy Kirkpatrick, Monroe Job, Callum Smyth have been awarded the coveted John Macphail Rugby Scholarship and leave on Monday 23 January. They will spend five months immersed in South Africa’s renowned rugby culture at the high-performance training facility at Stellenbosch University. Raised in Selkirk, back-rower Monroe Job has been involved in the Scottish Rugby pathway […]

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FOSROC Academies back in action over weekend

On Saturday, the U17s played an academy festival where Caledonia took on Edinburgh and Glasgow and the West played The Borders and East Lothian. Edinburgh were 15-5 winners against Caledonia, while Glasgow and the West won 35-15 against The Borders and East Lothian. For the U18s, it was FOSROC Academy finals day on Sunday. With […]

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