Last Saturday Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles played local rivals Selkirk in their final RBS Premier C fixture and as usual game saw the typical Borders derby mix of passion and skill from both sides with plenty for the fans of both clubs to discuss in the bar after the game when the usual lively but friendly banter prevailed. Selkirk prevailed by 22 – 13 thanks in the main to the accuracy of David Cassidy from the kicking tee although they had chances to score tries and had the ball over the line three times only to be thwarted by some courageous and determined Peebles defence. Peebles did have some consolation in that their enterprise was rewarded by outscoring Selkirk by 2 tries to 1.
The Colts fixed up a friendly match away against North Berwick which finished up as a win for Peebles by 28 – 5 which will help in the preparation for tomorrows Border Plate Final.
Sunday saw the Peebles Colts sevens take place at the Gytes – this is the first tournament in the Semi-Junior series – first tie kicked off at 1:30 pm – hosts Peebles were drawn with Jed Thistle in the final tie of the first round and unfortunately went down by 19 – 14. The tournament was won by Selkirk Youth Club beating Gala Wanderers in the final.
Tomorrow Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles travel down to Milntown to play Langholm in a re-arranged Booker Wholesale Border League fixture – kick-off 3:00 pm for travelling fans.
The seconds – supported by FIRST XV and rugbystuff.com – have an RBS Reserve League East 1 game against Kelso – kick-off 3:00pm at Hay Lodge Park.
Peebles Colts – supported by BARC - are on the road tomorrow when they travel down to Berwick for the Border Under-18 Plate Final where Jed Thistle provide the opposition – kick-off is at 1:00pm. A bus with room for some supporters will leave Peebles at 10:30am. It is hoped that a big support will travel down to see the Colts in action.
Tomorrow Peebles RFC is holding a ‘Take Me Out’ night in the Eastgate Clubrooms starting at 7:00pm followed by a disco.
Next Saturday sees the start of the 2012 Kings of the Sevens Series with the first tournament the Gala Sevens at Netherdale. Sunday 29th April is a date for the diaries – this is the date of the Beatson’s Building Supplies Peebles Sevens leg of the Kings of the Sevens series and as usual there will be something to suit all tastes - young and old – on the day - including the usual refreshment tent - as well as a chance to see some of the country’s top sevens exponents in action. This will be followed by a disco in the Eastgate Clubrooms in the evening.
On Sunday 13th May David Swan, wife Jennifer-Anne and a large group of family and friends will be tackling the 22km of the John Buchan Way from Broughton to Peebles on a sponsored walk to raise funds for Alzheimers Scotland in recognition of the support given by the organization when Jennifer-Anne’s father Jimmy Marshall suffered from the disease. Members are asked to support this very worthy cause either by taking part or by sponsoring those who are taking part. Contact David Swan on 07976774279 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.