Gytes Gossip

Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles travelled down to Riverside Park for the RBS Premier Division 2 match against a Jedforest side enjoying a purple patch of form in recent games. Unfortunately for Peebles the Jed purple patch was extended with a 26 – 5 win over the Gytes men.

 The second XV – supported by FIRST XV and – were at home on the Gytes pitch for their RBS Reserve League East 1 match against Edinburgh Accies 3. A resounding win by 41 – 17 was achieved much to the delight of the coaching team.

The Colts – supported by BARC – were back on the road – this time to Wilton Park to play Hawick Wanderers – formerly coached by Gerry McGuinness – in the Border Semi-junior League returning with a 35 - 14 win under their belts despite a sizable injury list hampering selection of the optimum team.

The under-16 side - supported by The Courthouse - played Hawick Albion at Hay Lodge on Sunday. A tight match was lost by 24-14 with Hawick scoring the winning points in the last 5 minutes – shades of Scotland.

Tomorrow Peebles 1st XV - sponsored by Glenrath Farm Eggs – face Hillhead Jordanhill in RBS Premier Division 2 at the Gytes kick-off 3:00pm. Pitchside catering by Risotto4U will be available with the usual hot drinks, hot dogs, home baked treats etc..
The second XV – supported by FIRSTXV and – are on their travels again – this time down to Riverside Park to play Jedforest A in RBS Reserve League East 1.

The Colts – supported by BARC – have a home match against the other Hawick side -  the PSA - in the Borders Semi-Junior League at Hay Lodge Park ko 3:00pm.   

Peebles High School S1, S2 and under-15 sides will play their counterparts from Royal High School at the High School pitches tomorrow morning ko 10:00am – all supporters welcome.
The under-16 side – supported by The Courthouse – travel down to play Jedburgh under-16’s at Riverside. It is expected that this game will take place on Monday evening under floodlights – check the website or next Monday’s newsletter for details.

Congratulations go to Neil Warnock who has been selected as part of the training squad for the South for the upcoming match against the Barbarians.

A miserable weekend for Peebles rugby fans was completed on Sunday morning when Argentina defeated Scotland by a solitary point in the downpour in Wellington. The one saving grace was the sustenance provided via the culinary skill of Jim Currie who supplied ‘the Big Breakfast’ in the shape of bacon rolls, full fry-ups, coffee, tea etc.   

Tomorrow morning is ‘The Big One’ when Scotland face ‘The Auld Enemy’ England in Auckland 8:30 am our time. The mini section is putting on breakfast from 8:00am and all members are urged to come out and support the minis, watch the game on the big screen and really create an atmosphere in the clubrooms. There are still some breakfast tickets to be had - contact any minis coach for further details. All things tartan welcome, no vuvuzelas, but we do not have a ban on bagpipes.

Challenge 25 starts on Saturday. Anyone who is under the age of 25 or who appears to be under the age of 25 will be required to produce photographic ID when requested, by bar staff or committee members, when being sold or served alcohol or is consuming alcohol in the club.
Membership is due now. Renewal forms can be had from the bar – members who have not renewed should do so now. Those not renewing will have to be signed in as guests in order to use the clubroom bars.
PRFC Tote Double – the rollover prize of £100 was won by numbers 26 & 30.  Winner – Linda Murray.