Boroughmuir RFC

Boroughmuir RFC is a rugby union football club in the Scottish Rugby Union. The club's home ground is Meggetland, in southwest Edinburgh and the club plays in the Super 6, where they are known as the Boroughmuir Bears.[1]

Boroughmuir
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Full nameBoroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club
UnionScottish Rugby Union
Founded1919; 103 years ago (1919)
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
Ground(s)Meggetland (Capacity: 4,000)
PresidentStevie Douglas
Coach(es)Head Coach: Graham Shiel
Backs: Davy Wilson
Forwards: Alex Toolis
League(s)Super 6
2021–22Super 6, 6th of 6 (5th in Playoff)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.boroughmuirsports.co.uk

Founded in 1919 and admitted to the SRU in 1939, it was originally restricted to former pupils of Boroughmuir High School. The badge is derived from Boroughmuir High School and they acquired it in 1913. Although it has lost that direct connection, the home ground and navy blue/emerald colours are unchanged.

The club won the Scottish unofficial club rugby championship in the 1954–55 and 1972–73 seasons. The club have the second longest number of seasons in the top division having only been relegated twice and on both occasions bouncing straight back up to the top division. The record is held by Heriots FP who have never been relegated. Boroughmuir became the first team to win the Scottish Cup "back to back" in 2001, and the first team to win it three times in 2015.

The club were awarded one of the semi pro Super Six franchises to commence season 2019/20. Former Scotland International Graham Shiel has been appointed head coach of the Super Six Squad

The club's ground (Meggetland) has recently undergone major development to turn it into one of the premier facilities in Scottish rugby. A new stand and clubhouse were built, along with new pitches for the 2nd and 3rd XV, an international standard all-weather hockey pitch and five-a-side football pitches.

Current squadEdit

Boroughmuir Bears Super 6 squad

Props

Hookers

  •   Jerry Blyth-Lafferty
  •   Craig McKenzie
  •   Finlay Scott

Locks

  •   Euan Ferrie
  •   Jack Fisher
  •   Will Inglis
  •   Ewan Stewart

Back row

  •   Trystan Andrews
  •   Gregor Brown
  •   Tom Drennan
  •   Rory Drummond
  •   Mzwandile McCube
  •   Craig Keddie
  •   Scott McGinley
  •   Rhys Tait

Scrum halves

Fly halves

  •   Martin Cimprich
  •   Tom Pitman

Centres

  •   Greg Cannie
  •   Mike Gray
  •   Ronan Kerr
  •   Robbie McCallum
  •   Duncan Munn

Wings

  •   Jordan Edmunds
  •   Callum Ramm

Fullbacks

(c) denotes the team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped players.
* denotes players qualified to play for Scotland on residency or dual nationality.

Glasgow Warriors players drafted:

TableEdit

2021–22 Super 6 Table view · watch · edit · discuss
Team P W D L PF PA PD TBP LBP PTS
1 Southern Knights (RU) 10 7 1 2 268 173 +95 6 0 36
2 Ayrshire Bulls (CH) 10 6 0 4 268 183 +85 6 1 31
3 Watsonians (3rd) 10 5 0 5 251 224 +27 5 3 28
4 Stirling County (4th) 10 4 1 5 205 266 -51 3 3 24
5 Heriot's Rugby (6th) 10 4 0 7 177 246 -69 2 2 20
6 Boroughmuir Bears (5th) 10 3 0 7 178 255 -77 0 2 14

Yellow background indicates qualification for the final.
Green background indicates teams that will play-off home and away for 3th and 4th position.
Plain background indicates teams that will play-off home and away for 5th and 6th position.
(CH) Champions. (RU) Runners-up. (3rd) Won 3rd place play-off
(4th) Lost 3rd place play-off (5th) Won 5th place play-off (6th) Lost 5th place play-off.

SevensEdit

The club run the Boroughmuir / Capital Sevens tournament.[2]

HonoursEdit

  • Scottish Premiership
    • Champions (3): 1990–91, 2002–03, 2007–08
  • Scottish National League Division One
    • Champions (2): 1999–00, 2013–14
  • Scottish Cup
    • Champions (4): 1999–00, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2014-15
    • Runners-Up (1): 1996-97
  • Capital Sevens[2]
    • Champions (2): 2010, 2012
  • Glasgow City Sevens
    • Champions (1): 2003
  • Melrose Sevens
    • Champions (2): 1963, 2002
  • Kelso Sevens
    • Champions (1): 1977
  • Langholm Sevens
    • Champions (2): 1975, 1978
  • Hawick Sevens
    • Champions (3): 1978, 1987, 2019
  • Gala Sevens
    • Champions (1): 2006
  • Peebles Sevens
    • Champions (5): 1959, 1969, 1980, 2003, 2006
  • Selkirk Sevens
    • Champions (1): 2019[3]
  • Walkerburn Sevens
    • Champions (3): 1931, 1933, 1949
  • North Berwick Sevens[4]
    • Champions (1): 2021
  • Edinburgh Charity Sevens[5]
    • Champions (1): 1970
  • Royal HSFP Sevens[5]
    • Champions (5): 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1983
  • Portobello Sevens[6]
    • Champions (2): 1986, 1987
  • Caithness Sevens[7]
    • Champions (2): 1995, 1998
  • Forrester Sevens[8]
    • Champions (2): 1988, 1989
  • Alloa Sevens[9]
    • Champions (1): 1984
  • Lismore Sevens[10]
    • Champions (9): 1974, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001
  • Penicuik Sevens[11]
    • Champions (3): 1994, 1995, 1998
  • Holy Cross Sevens[12]
    • Champions (1): 1998
  • Haddington Sevens[13]
    • Champions (6): 1976, 1980, 1981, 1994, 2008, 2019
  • Glasgow Academicals Sevens[14]
    • Champions (1): 1970
  • Kilmarnock Sevens[15]
    • Champions (5): 1961, 1969, 1970, 1976, 1977
  • Musselburgh Sevens[16]
    • Champions (4): 1961, 1969, 1970, 1972
  • Kirkcaldy Sevens[17]
    • Champions (4): 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955
  • Howe of Fife Sevens[18]
    • Champions (1): 1987
  • Stirling Sevens[19]
    • Champions (2): 1951, 2011
  • Currie Sevens[20]
    • Champions (3): 1983, 1989, 1996
  • Edinburgh Northern Sevens[21]
    • Champions (1): 2011

Notable playersEdit

Famous players associated with Boroughmuir RFC:

Current well known players include

  • Tom Brown, Scotland International & Scotland 7's, Edinburgh Rugby
  • Martin Cimprich Czech Republic International player
  • Jordan Edmunds, Scotland Club International

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boroughmuir Bears - news from Scotland's Super6 league". The Offside Line.
  2. ^ a b "Boroughmuir / Capital Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ @KingsOf7s (11 May 2019). "Selkirk 7s Result: Final: Boroughmuir..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "North Berwick Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Edinburgh Charity Sevens". 22 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Portobello Sevens". 10 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Caithness Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Forrester Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Alloa Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Lismore Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Penicuik Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Holy Cross Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Haddington Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Glasgow Academicals Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Kilmarnock Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Musselburgh Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Kirkcaldy Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Howe of Fife Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Stirling Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Currie Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Edinburgh Northern Sevens". 7 June 2019.
Sources
  1. Massie, Allan: A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)
  2. Ian Nicholson '75 Years : A History Of Boroughmuir Rugby Club'
  3. Colin Renton edinburghnews.Scotsman.com/rugby/Boroughmuir-Rugby-Club-face-oldest-foes.5804593.jp 9Nov2009
  4. Jamie Scott
  5. Craig Dawson

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