Selkirk Rugby Football Club are a rugby union side based in Selkirk in the Borders, Scotland.

Full nameSelkirk Rugby Football Club
UnionScottish Rugby Union
Founded1907; 117 years ago (1907)
Ground(s)Philiphaugh (Capacity: 6,000)
PresidentDavid Anderson
Coach(es) Scott Wight (Head Coach)
Michael Jaffray
Darren Hoggan
Tam Ramage (Manager)
Neil Darling (A team)
Darren Clapperton (A team)
Bryan Hoggan Manager (A team)
Captain(s)Ewan McDougall (Vice Captain)
League(s)Scottish Premiership
2021–22Scottish Premiership, 9th of 10
Team kit
Official website

They play in their home games at Philiphaugh, and compete in the Scottish Premiership (the highest tier of club rugby) and the Border League (the oldest established rugby union league in the world).

The club was officially instituted in 1907, but the game of rugby was played in the Royal and Ancient Burgh of Selkirk long before this date. In 1877 a game described as the first to be played under rules took place at Philiphaugh. Indeed, Selkirk sent a team to the inaugural Melrose Sevens tournament back in 1883, and have been trying to win the Tournament ever since.

The club has produced twelve Scotland internationalists and several British Lions, including John Rutherford, and Ian Paxton, a very respectable amount when the size of the royal burgh is taken into consideration.

Selkirk's youth system is set up through Schools rugby at Selkirk High School up until the 3rd year. Through the fourth, fifth, and sixth years, players who wish to continue playing rugby join Selkirk Youth Club. Selkirk Youth Club has had much recent success, being unbeaten league Champions in 2010 and winning the league again in 2012 with one defeat, Border Cup winners in 2011 and National U18 Cup finalists in 2011 and 2012. They also won the National U18 Cup in 2003.

Selkirk Sevens edit

Selkirk RFC run the Selkirk Sevens. Selkirk's own Sevens tournament takes place annually in May. First competed in 1919, this now makes up part of the Kings of the Sevens competition. Current holders of the trophy are Selkirk themselves.

Honours edit

Notable former players edit

Scotland internationalists edit

The following former Selkirk players have represented Scotland at full international level.

South edit

The following former Selkirk players have represented South at provincial level.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search".
  2. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search".

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