President's Message

Recent Weeks

30 Nov 2018

Today we welcome Watsonian’s President Andrew Kerr, his committee and support from Myreside for the Tennent’s Premiership match this afternoon here at the Greenyards. Having gained a good victory in their last league game against Heriots they now sit one point outside the “top 4” in the Tennent’s Premiership and no doubt looking to secure a play-off spot at the end of the season. In addition to attending in his official capacity, Andrew, along with Andrew Skeen are to be inducted into the Sevens “Hall of Fame” – both richly deserving their positions for their contribution to the abbreviated game. Today both the Firsts and Storm have Watsonians as opposition – good luck to them.

The last 2 weeks have seen victories over Glasgow Hawks in the Premiership and Boroughmuir in the Cup. The latter has to be one of the outstanding wins I have had the pleasure of witnessing. For commitment, effort and the determination not to be beaten that game was amongst the best - congratulations to all concerned. In addition, the Storm had a comfortable win over GHA which sees them move up to 5th position in their league whilst (at the time of writing this) the Wasps sit joint top of the Border Semi-Junior League with a game in hand.

On the injury front there was better news with “Jacko” and “JuggerKnott” both heading down the road to recovery. We look forward to having them back in the playing fold soon.

December is going to be a busy month for the club with matches, events and social functions, your support at all of these would be very welcome.

To end on a very sad note, as most of you will know Martin Bell (Christine’s father) passed away this week. Martin was a great supporter of the club and our thoughts are with Betty, Christine and family at this time.

Good luck to all this weekend and see you all in the clubhouse after the game.

Douglas Hardie


  Melrose Rugby

The Greenyards, Melrose

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