An outstanding occasion, brilliant venue and a fabulous advert for Scottish Club Rugby.
With the whole of Scotland liable to be in sporting shut down we took the early option of booking Scotland’s only indoor full size rugby pitch at Heriot Watt’s Oriam – Scotland’s national performance centre for sport. As the weather worsened through the week the decision to clear Goldenacre was taken out of our hands and the game duly switched indoors.
While the result did not go in our favour it certainly gave us an insight into the possibilities of further usage of this state-of-the-art venue. The game was played at 100 miles an hour and with it being played in a confined space the ball was never far from the pitchside which resulted in fitness levels being pushed to the limits.
The result was hugely disappointing and puts Heriot’s out of contention for a top 4 play off position leaving us with the final game against Boroughmuir at Meggetland on Friday night – the outcome of which will go a long way to determining the relegation places.
Thank you to Investec for sponsoring the game and the many individuals who helped make this game happen – as a one off it was a huge success. It will be interesting to see if more can be made of this fantastic facility as the advent of Super 6 beckons.
Congratulations to Melrose, Currie , Watsonians and Ayr who will battle it out for the BT Premiership title – we will watch the play offs with interest.