Peebles Rugby Club

Gytes Gossip

Tonight the seconds – sponsored by FIRST XV and rubgystuff.com – meet Melrose 2nds in a Border 2nd XV cup tie at the Gytes kick-off 7:30pm.

The first fifteen have no fixture. However there is still plenty to see with the Colts- supported by BARC Coach Hire – entertaining Selkirk Youth Club in the Border Semi-Junior League at Hay Lodge Park – kick-off is 2:00pm for all supporters. It is hoped that with this being the only game on in Peebles that a big crowd will make the journey up to the park to cheer on the boys.

On Sunday the Peebles Under 16 squad – supported by Bordermix – have an away Borders Under 16 League fixture with Melrose Under 16 on the 3G surface at Netherdale - kick off 12:40pm - intending travelling support please note the venue. Can players please make their own travel arrangements , ideally sharing a lift with others, arriving at Netherdale no later than 11:30?

Couple of points for players & coaches:-

Boots must be clean, with no mud on them (there are brushes situated around the pitch area) and metal blades/flat soled shoes are not allowed.

Last Friday night the seconds - sponsored by FIRST XV and rugbystuff.com – were in action at the Gytes under the floodlights when they played Boroughmuir 3rds in a rearranged RBS Reserve League East 1 fixture. They played with skill and enterprise running out 48 – 12 winners – an Adam Moffat hat-trick of tries being one of the highlights.

Last Sunday the Peebles Under 16 side – supported by Bordermix - met Jedforest Under 16’s in a rearranged Border Under 16 league match at Violet Bank. A strong and well-drilled Jedforest ran out 43 - 12 winners but the Peebles boys themselves played well, never gave up, and scored two fine tries – just reward for their effort and enterprise.

Tomorrow 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 – quizmaster and question setter David Cornwall will come up with the usual mix of tasks to test the best. Members are asked to support this event by either entering a team or being willing to be part of a team. These nights are good fun, despite the anguish of finding answers to the pop music questions when you are a Radio 4 listener.

Looking for that extra special Christmas present for the rugby fan in your life? Well the answer to your dilemma has arrived. The Senior players of PRFC have created an A3 sized 2013 Calendar as a fundraiser for gym equipment. The calendar is full colour and has 7 pages printed double sided with team, volunteer and action shots of all the teams from Piranhas to Senior level.

The Calendar is only £8.00 or 3 for £20.

The calendar will be available to purchase from several different outlets from the end of November.

Peebles - McGraths & Tontine

Innerleithen - Scotlight Commercial Lighting

West Linton - Rumbling Tams

We will also be present at all 1st XV home games in December and at the Peebles Xmas lights switch on the 6th of December. Alternatively you can secure your copy by filling in the form on the Peebles RFC website and returning it to Rory Milne - rorykmilne@hotmail.co.uk or by post to 49 Whitehaugh Park, Peebles, EH45 9DB. The forms can also be dropped in to PRFC Eastgate Clubrooms, any of the outlets above or returned to your age group coach for processing. Delivery is free within Tweeddale or collections will be available at the Peebles Xmas lights switch on. Payment is via cheque made payable to Peebles RFC, Cash on collection/delivery or by Paypal to the email above. If your struggling to use the order form just email to rorykmilne@hotmail.co.uk your name, telephone number, address, how you intend to pay and how you would like the calendar delivered or collected and of course how many calendars you would like. We're hoping for a total sell out so get yours booked now! A special thanks to Fendath Maciver who, without all her fantastic pictures, the calendar could never have happened. Also mentions to John Swanson for his picture of Stewart Aitchison and the SRU for giving us permission to use the picture of the Colts celebrating winning the Bowl Final. Please contact for problems and order queries: Rory Milne, Mob: 07725183754

Finally Warren Kearney headed to Murrayfield last Sunday with a spring in his step, having won the SRU Try of the Month competition for October, to collect his award prior to the Scotland v New Zealand match.

Warren, who hails from Dunedin in New Zealand, won the try accolade for his score against Hawick YM on Saturday 6 October. Warren, who also coaches the Under 16’s, said: “It’s a bit of a shock to have won this award, it was a team try that I’m lucky enough to have been rewarded for. We’ve been playing an expansive game of rugby this season and that has seen lots of players in the team score some good tries.” Warren won two tickets to a home international match.

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