Moffat Makes Return To The Borders

Former Border Reivers fullback, Stuart Moffat, who left Netherdale to join French side Castres during the summer of 2006, is returning to the Borders. Moffat, who made 25 appearances for the Reivers last season scoring six tries, will join the squad this week ahead of their next Magners League clash against Munster at Netherdale on Friday 16 February (kick-off 7:30pm).Former Border Reivers fullback, Stuart Moffat, who left Netherdale to join French side Castres during the summer of 2006, is returning to the Borders.

Moffat, who made 25 appearances for the Reivers last season scoring six tries, will join the squad this week ahead of their next Magners League clash against Munster at Netherdale on Friday 16 February (kick-off 7:30pm).

On his return to the Scottish Borders, Moffat said: “My move out to France hasn’t brought as much game time as I had hoped for, so I’m really looking forward to coming back to the Borders and getting stuck in again.

”Having helped take the Reivers into the Heineken Cup last season, it’s very frustrating having to sit here and watch it on TV.”

Border Reivers head coach Steve Bates added: ”We were disappointed to lose Stuart at the end of last season but we understood his decision to experience French rugby at this stage of his career.

”We have been looking to strengthen our squad, especially in the backs, so we are happy to welcome him back.”

STUART MOFFAT (Border Reivers)Full back/wing. Born: 18.8.77 in Edinburgh. Height: 6ft 3in (1.91m). Weight: 15st 7lb (99kg).
John Stuart David Moffat was called into the Scotland squad for the 2004 summer tour to Australia as a late replacement to cover for several injuries in the squad and remained in the squad for the Abbey Autumn Tests, starting in the opening match against Australia. He marked his Scotland debut with a try in the 37-10 win against Romania in November 2002. He has represented Scottish Schools (while a pupil at Edinburgh Academy), Scotland under-U21, and Scottish Students. He also played for Loughborough University, Rotherham and English Universities between 1996 and 1999. In March 1999 he was selected for the Barbarians against the East Midlands at Franklin's Gardens, Northampton. In season 2001-2002 he represented Scotland Development XV and Scotland A in their wins against Tonga and Argentina. He signed with The Borders for the start of season 2004-2005 and moved to France to join Castres in summer 2006. He is also a successful cricketer, having scored a century for Cambridge University in the 2002 Varsity match at the Parks.
International record: 4 caps. 2002 – R SA Fj (rep). 2004 - A Points: 5 – 1 try.