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Spring at last

27 Mar 2017

Well we managed part one to make sure we get to Murrayfield on the 22nd of April. After a strong start, Stirling County couldn’t quite keep the pace up. As soon as we settled down and kept our composure on the ball we were able to use our pace and run in a couple of decent nerve-settling tries, with the forwards giving us a bit of breathing space at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second with tries that Stirling County couldn’t quite recover from. Spring was springing and the afternoon was just sublime for watching a fast and exciting game of rugby at The Greenyards. Here’s hoping that we get more chances to enjoy such conditions before the end of the season.

We were joined by Lisa Thomson at lunch who very sportingly allowed a Q&A session with Mike Bleasdale for those partaking, before making the draw for the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Melrose Sevens, which you can find on the Sevens website.

This week we face another major test agains a much changed Currie side from the last time we met, as their U20s return from Six Nations. Currie powered past Heriots at the final hurdle with a thumping win against Boroughmuir, and will be looking to use that momentum to pull something out of the bag against Melrose.

The Wasps sadly couldn’t take their opportunities on Saturday against Gala Wanderers at Hawick in the Border Semi-Junior League Cup Final, but bounced back to take the Peebles Colts Sevens in extra time on the Sunday.

If you can make it along you’ll see some extra attractions coming along with a Virtual Reality Experience (as tested by Wattie Todd) and Mackays of Eyemouth. Under 18s are free, so bring your family along for a great afternoon.

All the best,

Trevor Jackson

  Melrose Rugby

The Greenyards, Melrose

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