Boroughmuir S1 - 8 : 19 - Currie S1 (Game period)
Boroughmuir 8 (Tries: Gavin Inkster 2 Con: Calum Anderson 2) Currie 38 (10 tries) - After Development Period
What another great game of S1 rugby played at Meggetland, where we welcomed our local rivals, Currie.
With a few players unavailable today and some late call offs, Boroughmuir were going to have to work hard against a strong Currie team, with only a couple of replacements.
From the first whistle Currie showed their strength and they were very good in the breakdown and rucks all afternoon. Currie scored three unanswered tries in the first period to lead by 11 - 0. Some strong running from the Currie no.11 led to a brace of tries and Currie went in to the break with a comfortable lead.
The second period was much improved for Boroughmuir and we began to compete better in all areas of the game. If it wasn't for a few wrong decisions at vital times and a couple of passes that did not go to hand then we might have been able to close the deficit. A good second period with both teams running in two tries each for a final score of 19 - 8 to Currie.
In the development period Currie ran out 5 tries to nil. Boroughmuir were looking a bit jaded after the first 2 periods and Currie capitalised on this with some well taken tries. The commitment from both teams was excellent and the game played in great spirit throughout.
Overall though, a good days rugby and it is great for the players progression and development to have some hard fought games.
Thanks to both sets of supporters and we look forward to the re-match at Malleny in February and a big thank you to Greig Scott, Boroughmuir 1st XV 2nd row player, for refereeing the game.
Well done to both teams.
BOROUGHMUIR P6 v NEWCASTLE NOVOS
Newcastle Novos, who were in Edinburgh for the Scotland-Japan game, were hosted by P6 for a social fixture. This festival of rugby saw a medley of games between Boroughmuir, Newcastle and a Barbarian side assembled from both clubs. All games were free flowing, evenly matched contests Boroughmuir narrowly taking the first game against the Novos. Muir stayed on to play the Barbarians who despite the limited time to get to know each other put on a fine performance. The morning was finished off with all players going back to their original teams for a ten-aside game. Newcastle were leading 2-1 when, with driving rain arriving and the international kick-off getting closer, the whistle blew a timely final whistle. Players, coaches and supporters took quick refreshment in the club house before heading to Murrayfield. A great day all in all with lots of chat agreeing we must develop this cross-border Club link. Thanks to Sam Dickinson for organising and for refereeing all games and to all the back room catering team who put on a very tasty pasta!
DUNBAR AND NORTH BERWICK
Sunday saw P6 on the road to games at a sunny Dunbar,
Muir 6-2 North Berwick -
Muir took the first half by storm showing their intent from the off with strong, direct running and players on the shoulder for support led to four scores to the good without reply at half time. North Berwick rallied in the second half and scored a couple of good break away tries.
Dunbar 6 – Muir 5
A couple of minutes respite and Muir were back on to face Dunbar. The game started very evenly with Muir moving the ball well. Muir finished the half 3 -2 to the good but unfortunately ran out of steam in the 2nd with Dunbar managing to find the gaps in a tired defence
Team: Georgia, Ross, Matthew J, Donald, Hamish S, Hamish D, Fergus, Greg, Hal, Callum.
The P6’s transferred recent hard work on the training ground into performance on the pitch. The key was teamwork - the movement of the ball was a revelation with precise passing, eager support and flowing moves for many of the tries. A much greater contribution across the team in the tackle helped hold the defensive line. A big improvement - Well done to every player involved. Thanks as always to the travelling support.