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(Very) Senior Rugby

Peebles OAPees – On Friday 1st February – weather permitting - the Gytes is the place to be if you are a connoisseur of fine champagne rugby when Peebles OAPees take on local rivals Biggar Vets. These fixtures in the past have been characterised by the flowing open rugby played by both sides and are always fine entertainment for their supporters. No doubt there will be fine company to be had in the Eastgate Clubrooms after the final whistle with many talking points to discuss and banter to be shared. Kick off for OAPees fans is at 7:30pm.

Senior Rugby

Booker Border League

Peebles RFC were due to play Melrose in a Booker Border League match on Saturday 2nd February but due to player availability issues and injuries the match has had to be postponed – arrangements are in train for a possible 23rd February replay.

Tennent’s National League Division 2

Last Saturday– Peebles RFC – sponsored by Stobo Health Spa – were back at home when Stewarts Melville were the visitors to the Gytes for a Tennent’s National League 2 match.
Peebles came out on top by 25 – 17 after a very closely contested match where the home side’s defence was key to the win in not allowing the visitors to score from some heavy periods of pressure.

Peebles Reds

This weekend the Peebles Reds – sponsored by The Crown Hotel Peebles – have no fixture scheduled.

Last Saturday Peebles Reds – sponsored by The Crown Hotel Peebles – were on the road again when they travelled into Edinburgh to play Inverleith in a Tennent’s Reserve League East 2 fixture.

Reds maintained their fine record this season coming home winners by 57 – 0 claiming a bonus point.

Junior Rugby

Colts/Under16s - On Friday 1st February, weather permitting, the Colts will play Melrose in the first round of the Border Cup at Hay Lodge Park under the floodlights – kick off is at 7:00pm for Colts fans.

Piranhas News - It started cold, and ended colder at Stewarts Melville on Sunday. Even the folk from Newcastle were wearing tank tops. Bright afternoon, and a good opportunity to play against some talented teams new to the Piranhas. The final P6 game was gamely officiated in challenging circumstances as both sides wore the same kit, and frankly who knows what the score was. More training at Hay Lodge and High School on Sunday. Get wrapped up appropriately - and gloves might be an idea. Finally, look out for the emails about the One Club event on 20th April at the Hydro.

Events & Club Business

Six Nations – The six nations starts tonight and as usual all matches will be shown in the Eastgate Clubrooms on the big screen.

  • 1st February – France v Wales 8pm.
  • 2nd February – Scotland v Italy 2:15pm / Ireland v England 4:45pm. There will be food available in the clubrooms from 2:00pm.
  • 9th February – Scotland v Ireland 2:15pm / Italy v Wales 4:45pm
  • 10th February – England v France 3:00pm
  • 23rd February – France v Scotland 2:15pm / Wales v England 4:45pm
  • 24th February - Italy v Ireland 3:00pm
  • 9th March – Scotland v Wales 2:15pm / England v Italy 4:45pm
  • 10th March – Ireland v France 3:00pm
  • 16th March – Italy v France 12:30pm / Wales v Ireland 2:45pm / England v Scotland 5:00pm

Best Wishes – Gytes Gossip sends best wishes to two club stalwarts Allan Beveridge and Donald Swanson who are currently out of action due to injury and illness respectively. We hope to see you back in action fully recovered soon.

Staff Wanted - Bar staff wanted - mostly weekend work just when needed. Also the club is looking for a couple of kitchen people again mostly weekend work and just when needed. Contact Andrew Shortreed on 07772834483 for more details.

Updated 11:09 - 6 Feb 2019 by BEN GLASGOW

Where next?

Scottish Rugby Council – Standing Committee on Governance - Report & Recommendations Scottish Rugby Council – Standing Committee on Governance - Report & Recommendations
Gytes Gossip The Gytes Gossip column for the Peeblesshire News edition 25.1.2019.


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