Clubs and Schools news

Haddington RFC chartered a flight for the first time on Saturday to face Orkney in the BT National League Division 3 as their battle for promotion gathers momentum. 
Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death of John Ellis, the former Heriot’s scrum-half, who toured Argentina with Scotland in 1969. He was 70.
The BT Volunteer of the Month Award for December is awarded to Paul Vavangas of Ellon Rugby, for his contribution to the club through his new role as chairman and efforts as a youth coach. 
Ahead of this weekend's Scotland v England match, progress is being made on plans to develop the ground that was the birthplace of international rugby almost 145 years ago.
The third round and quarter-final of the BT Cup were drawn at BT Murrayfield today, as well as the semi-finals of the Sarah Beaney Cup, the BT Women’s Plate and BT Women’s Bowl competitions. 
Deeside have been voted BT Club of the Month for December for the 2015/16 season.
Watsonians 27 Stewart’s Melville 14
The BT Cup returns this weekend with second round fixtures involving clubs from across the BT Leagues. 
Nasi Manu and Andries Strauss from Edinburgh Rugby joined members of the Young people’s sport panel to launch the application process for the third panel, which opened on Monday 25th Jan
The semi-finals of the under-18 National Youth League Cup on Saturday see Ayr, Stirling County, Melrose Wasps and Currie compete for a place in the final.