Charity Shield Team News

Posted on
11/08/16 - 16081104 - SCOTTISH RUGBY UNION 
  HERIOT'S RUGBY CLUB - GOLDENACRE 
  Phil Smith (Head Coach -Heriot's), Bruce Colvine (Melrose captain), Bill Simpson (CCLASP), Valerie Simpson (MD of CCLASP, Children cancer, leukaemia, advice & support), Andy McClay (Heriot's player) and Robert Christie (Head Coach -Melrose) are on hand to help preview the BT Scottish Rugby Charity Shield

Phil’s comments on selection

The boys who have trained well this season are rewarded with the opportunity to pick up the first silverware of the season. Some new faces in Gavin Parker, Donald Crawford, Callum Marshall, Ruaridh Mitchell and Tomas Lapyere will represent the club for the first time and we wish them well in doing so.

Phil’s comments on match

While still viewed as a preseason fixture the reality is the boys are aware they are defending the first of the three trophies we were proud to win last season. Melrose will bring a freshness to them simply because the players will no doubt be out to impress new coach Rob Christie. This will hopefully see both teams coming out to test themselves first and foremost and from this each other, hence bringing an open free flowing game to kick start the club season.

1st XV Team Sheet