FOUR BORDERERS SIGN FOR SOUTHERN KNIGHTS
The Southern Knights squad has been bolstered by the addition of four established borders players.
Andrew Nagle, Finlay Scott, Fraser Renwick and Dalton Redpath have all put pen to paper and committed to the Southern Knights ahead of the Super6 tournament starting in November.
The Jedburgh pairing of Andrew Nagle and Finlay Scott will bring a wealth of experience to the squad.
Andrew (pictured right) a former Scotland U20 and Club International cap, came through the youth ranks at Jed-Forest rugby club before moving to play senior rugby here at Melrose, as well as at Auckland University whilst on his travels. The centre will play for the Southern Knights alongside his job as an accountant at Scottish Borders Housing Association.
He said: “After a few years away from it [rugby], I’m looking forward to getting back in amongst rugby at home in the Borders and it’s a great opportunity to do so with the Southern Knights. I can’t wait for pre-season!”
Finlay Scott, also a product of Jed-Forest, is a hooker who has Scotland age grade caps at U16, U18, U19 and played in 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship in France. Finlay was dual registered with Melrose last year and played in several Tennent’s Premiership games as well as with his home.
A Hawick duo of Dalton Redpath and Fraser Renwick bring further bulk to the pack.
Fraser, a hooker, came through Hawick’s successful youth system gaining Scotland age grade caps at U18, U19, U20 and Scottish Club International. Fraser has played senior rugby at Hawick and more recently Watsonians.
Dalton Redpath also joins the Southern Knights from Hawick and has played for the reformed South of Scotland team. The second row will play for the Southern Knights alongside running his own business, Dalton Redpath Surfacing Ltd.
Congratulations to all four of the boys on signing as semi-professional players with the Southern Knights!
Pictured top to bottom are Andrew Nagle, Finlay Scott, Fraser Renwick and Dalton Redpath.
Confirmed Southern Knights Players
Craig Jackson (captain)
Grant Shiells (co-vice captain)
Fraser Thomson (co-vice captain)
*Donates a Fosroc Academy Stage 3 Player