Gytes Gossip

Last Friday the club held its annual dinner in the Eastgate Clubrooms. Over 90 members and guests attended for the traditional roast dinner provided by Coltman’s restaurant. President Lindsay Laird was in the chair with the following speakers – Ex-Cornet Iain Ronaldson proposed the Toast to Peebles RFC, the reply on behalf of the club was given by captain David Paton; Iain Goodall Portobello and former SRU Referees Manager proposed the Toast to the Game and Meikle Jackson wound up proceedings with a witty speech in reply for the guests. A fine evening was had by all and the following awards were presented –
1st XV Player of the Year – Dalton Hall
2nd XV Player of the Year – Graham Hogarth
Colts Player of the Year – Fraser Dale
Sevens Player of the Year – Dalton Hall
1st XV Try of the Season – Andrew Brown
Felicity Barker Quaich – Matt Carryer
President’s Trophy for Service to the Club – Eddie Simpson

A big thank you to all involved who made the evening – Coltman’s who provided the excellent meal, the waitresses who served, the bar staff and bar waiters who saw that no-one went thirsty, to the speakers who entertained us, and of course, to dinner convenors Jim Currie and Allan Beveridge who organized the evening.

 Last Saturday the 1st Sevens Squad – sponsored by Beatson’s Building Supplies – had their final outing of the season at Riverside Park for the Jedforest Sevens – the final leg in this season’s ‘Kings of the Sevens’ series which had already been won by hosts Jedforest. Peebles were drawn with Falkirk in the first tie of the day at 1:30pm. Having won this by 21 – 14 they then met Melrose in the quarter final but were unfortunately beaten 26 – 12 – Melrose going on to reach the final where they lost to Heriots.