Season 2015/16
Heriot’s 22 – 20 Melrose (League Playoff Final)

A Fantastic Day in the Sun

 Last week 3 losses, this week 3 wins – and with some style.

Heriot’s 1st XV beat Aberdeen 31 – 19 in a match in which they were never behind and always looked in control of. Some excellent performances throughout the team augers well for upcoming games.

The 2nd XV beat Aberdeen 21 – 7 with the help of a spectacular solo 50 yard try scored by Michael Patterson – although the match was cut short because of a serious looking neck injury to centre Alan Haynes. I am delighted to report that Alan has “only” sustained torn muscles in his shoulder which should heel fully in time – we wish him a speedy recovery.

The 3rd XV gave Lismore a lesson in how to play expansive rugby, running round the opposition to score most of their tries in a 61 – 7 victory  –  faster, fitter and about 20 years younger. There will be some interesting selection decisions to be made this week.

Another fantastic lunch this time hosted by the Junior Section – c150 people were entertained by the Q&A with our very own Nick de Luca – “what’s your favourite tree?” being a particular favourite. Many thanks to Nick and to Mackenzies of Colinton for their patience in dealing with so many diners.

Friday night sees the 1st XV playing Boroughmuir at Meggetland under lights – this was a decision made at Boroughmuir’s request a number of weeks ago as Edinburgh play Saracens in the Heineken Cup at 1.35pm on Saturday at Murrayfield. A big Heriot support would be much appreciated in what is going to be another significant game in this very tight 10 team league that I’m sure will go down to the wire.

The next home game is against Currie on October 20th and there is the Internationals lunch with a number of Heriot internationalists from rugby and cricket in attendance with Finlay Calder as guest speaker. Bookings through Iain Milne and Liz Irons. See Events Calendar for more details.

Following the match we have the massively popular Ladies Night which last year attracted 180 of Edinburgh’s finest to Goldenacre. This year is heading the same way so tables should be booked early through David Edge – again see Events Calendar for more details.

If you haven’t been to Goldenacre yet this season come along and see what we’re doing – you might get a pleasant surprise.


Donald Gray


Junior Section Clubhouse Hire


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