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Tonight Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles travel down to Mansfield Park for a Booker Wholesale Border League encounter with Hawick who are going well in the RBS National Division. This will be a difficult match for Peter Wright’s squad as Hawick are notoriously difficult to beat on their home turf but Peebles as always in the Border League are relishing the challenge. The match kicks-off at 7:30pm under the Mansfield Park floodlights.

Fans of rugby from a certain era are in for a treat tomorrow as the Peebles Pensioners led by the inimitable Jim Currie take on the Biggar Old Boys in an over-35’s derby encounter at Hay Lodge Park – kick off 2:00 pm.

Tomorrow the seconds - sponsored by FIRST XV and rugbystuff.com – make the journey into Meggetland to play Boroughmuir 3rds in RBS Reserve League East 1. For seconds supporters - this match kicks off at 2:00pm.

The Colts - supported by BARC Coach Hire – are also away from home – making the long journey to the coast at Scremerston to play Berwick Colts in the Border Semi-Junior League - kick off is at 2:00pm for travelling Colts fans.

On Sunday the possible future stars of Peebles rugby are in action when the Peebles Uner-16 - sponsored by Bordermix - take on their counterparts from Jedforest at Hay Lodge Park with a morning kick-off to accommodate those wanting to travel to Murrayfield. Please check the club website for details.

Last Saturday Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles made the journey into East Lothian to play Haddington in RBS Championship Division B at Neilson Park. A stirring performance by Peter Wright’s men saw them triumph by 44 – 12 gaining a vital bonus point victory which, with both Howe of Fife and Musselburgh losing, – albeit gaining a bonus point apiece - sees Peebles top the table on points difference from Howe – a position they will hold only by continuing to play to the best of their ability, with some tough fixtures to come in the RBS Championship Division B, the first of which is Murrayfield Wanderers away on 1st December.

The seconds - sponsored by FIRST XV and rugbystuff – were also on the road – to play Selkirk Stormers down at Philiphaugh in RBS Reserve League East 1. They returned winners by 20 – 18 in a tight game recovering from 18 – 17 down in the dying minutes.

The Colts – supported by BARC Coach Hire - were the only side at home when they played Jed Thistle in the Border Semi-Junior League and won a tight but entertaining game by 29 – 22 scoring late on to take the win.

So it was a ‘full house’ Saturday for the club with all three sides victorious – with Peebles’ league position at the top being the icing on the cake.

The club is delighted to announce that the Peebles RFC Under 16's have acquired a new team sponsor in local company Bordermix. Jim King, Team Manager, said 'The U16's are the corner stone of PRFC and I'm delighted that Bordermix, by their sponsorship, are able to help lay a solid foundation for the squad'.

We are also extremely pleased to be able to announce that R J Clyde Builders have become the new sponsor of the 2nd XV shorts – owner Dick Clyde is a former Peebles RFC player. The club is grateful to both of these companies for their contribution. Last Sunday 4th November the Peebles Under-16 side – sponsored by Bordermix – played their counterparts from Gala in a Borders Under-16 League match at Hay Lodge Park. Despite losing by 26 – 7 the Peebles boys put in a good performance and were a credit to the club.

Tomorrow there is a coffee morning being held in the Eastgate Clubrooms aid of Macmillan Cancer Care from 10:00am till 12 noon – usual stalls. Members are asked to support this very deserving cause.

This coming Sunday there will be a Sunday Carvery Roast Lunch in the clubrooms prior to the showing of Scotland v New Zealand – the first of the Autumn International Series on the Big Screen – the match kicks off at 2:30pm. The cost is £15. Bookings for lunch to Jim Currie – 01721 740274 or 07742 919694.

Saturday 17th November sees the second of the Autumn Series of Internationals when Scotland take on South Africa – the match will be shown on the Big Screen kick-off 2:30pm. In the evening there will be a Robbie Williams Tribute night from 8:00pm till late to raise funds for Peebles Rovers. Tickets cost £10 including a light supper – to book contact James on 07779 388024 or Colin on 07967 658391.

Saturday 24th November is a busy day with the Eastgate Clubrooms playing host to a coffee morning and craft fair from 10:00am till 2:00pm followed by the Scotland v Tonga International on the big screen at 3:00pm. In the evening it is time to don the tartan for the St Andrew’s Scottish Nite – cost is £15 including supper – to book contact Jim Currie – 01721 740274 or 07742 919694.

The Peebles Accordian and Fiddle Club meets in the Eastgate Clubrooms on the last Thursday of each month with the next night being 29th November when the guest band will be Dochie McCallum and Friends.

On Friday 30th November members can indulge in some mental gymnastics when the Peebles RFC Quiz night takes place at 7:30 pm – David Cornwall will come up with the usual mix of tasks to test the best.

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