The new season fixtures for the senior teams have been published with the Magic 2s away to Melrose on the 27th August and the U18s at home to Hawick on the 29th August.
But the big news is with the Boroughmuir Bears as they make history and launch their competitive debut in the BT National Reserve 2 league. This is the first occasion in the modern Scottish Club rugby game that a club has had 3 teams in the national leagues.
This achievement has only been possible through foundations laid by the players, club coaches and officials in building a high performing set of players that won the East League last season.
Bear’s Captain Jamie Scott, summarised the feeling of the club moving into this historical period.
“Given its the first time any club has done it, we're proud of how that evidence the strength in depth throughout the club and feel the historic achievement is great recognition for the consistently strong results the Bears have produced for years.”
The Bears can expect much harder level of competition with their league made up by strong 2nd XV clubs from across the country. With a number of preseason games to prepare for the higher intensity and pace of the league, the Bears are expecting a sharp learning curve in their first season.
Scott goes on to comment,
“We are looking forward to the challenge the year will bring in. We want to show that we are not only able to play but play competitively thought out the season.”
The Bears kick off their new league season on the 3rd September, away to GHA.