Due to no game, the team were training.
U15 v Currie
No league game for the U15s today, so we played a friendly with Currie u15s which gave both teams a welcome and challenging run out. We were joined by some of the younger U16s after their training session and everyone got good game time. As ever between these 2 opponents, everyone upped their game to a higher level and enjoyed the challenge.
Thanks to Currie U15s for offering us a game.
S2 v Biggar
The S2s took on Biggar on a perfect afternoon for rugby. A great start with good continuity and ball retention resulted in an early try for Dario. With the forwards rucking well there was a good platform for the backs to attack with Lee making some barnstorming runs before he broke clear for a try.
Finlay and Cameron were competing for tackler of the game with both making some big hits. Danesh scored a third try before half time to make the score 10 - 0 at the break. Some further strong play from Muir resulted in further trys for Dario, Lee and Danesh in the second half.
Biggar scored a well-deserved try from a period of pressure mid-way through the half which was converted. Unfortunately they suffered a few injuries in the course of the match which depleted their numbers.
Thanks to the home players who volunteered to fill in. Final score 23 - 4 to Boroughmuir.
S1 v Biggar
Glorious conditions today at Meggetland for our meeting with Biggar but unfortunately there was still a bit of rust left over from last week to remove.
The first third was closely contested with nothing between the teams except a Boroughmuir try, home tackling was poor, 3-0.
Second 3rd and Boroughmuir got better, getting the ball along the line well and supporting line-breakers, as a result 4 converted tries followed, 19-0.
Third 3rd and Boroughmuir missed a couple of opportunities to score when overlaps were sqandered. 3 more tries were scored in this period to bring the final score to 30 - 0.
Seamus was the best tackler of the day.
Due to no game, the team were training.
P6 v Murrayfield / Penicuik
On Sunday we were at Murrayfield to play games with Murrayfield Wanderers and Penicuik. Under a warm and sunny afternoon our first game saw us up against Murrayfield Wanderers.
They seemed to have a similar sized squad, but that's where the similarities ended. From the not so good showing last week, came a different attitude and our tackling, offloading and support play was much better. In some well worked moves the P6's came out winners by 6 tries to 1.
We showed more focus and a real hunger to get the ball. Next up was our game against Penicuik.
The players were fired up and focused for this game. Although playing some good rugby at times the Penicuik side were unable to get any continuity due mainly to our good tackling, which allowed us to continually steal ball and set up our running backs.
A last minute run from Sonny Reid (which was nearly the length of the park) saw us cap a fine performance to win by 8 – 0
Each player upped their game this week to put in some good performances which more than made up for last week.
P5 v Murrayfield / Penicuik
P5 arrived at Murrayfield with two eager squads. Opposition in the form of Penicuik were a little light in numbers so when a volunteer was requested, Greg Anderson bravely stepped forward.
The games eventually got under way with Muir Blue taking on Murrayfield Wanderers and Muir Green taking on Penicuik. Both games were hard fought on the 4G pitches, demonstrating end to end scoring.
Penicuik had a ‘new signing’ that seemed to revel in his individual runs through the opposition! The sides swapped over and to the delight of the crowd, the high standard of rugby continued with all sides playing some great off loads and were rucking well.
The final match of the afternoon was Muir Blue vs Muir Green - team rivalry only adding to the fun. Again it was end to end stuff right from the start. Lots of teamwork was good to see from both sides, proving that the training drills are really starting to sink in.
At the end there was only 2 points in it and good fun was had by all. Well done to both the players and the travelling support.
Schools Rugby 1st XV Success
Boroughmuir/Jame Gillespies take top honours
On Friday 26th October 2012, Boroughmuir/James Gillespies High Schools U18 squad won the Calum Veitch Memorial 10s trophy on the back pitches at Murrayfield.
They beat Royal High School in the semi-final before beating Linlithgow HS with tries from Dominic Clarke-Venters(x2), Harry Smith and Lewis MacSporran, three converted by Grant Burberry, for a 26 - 7 victory.