Happy Christmas from Dundee High Rugby

Dundee High Rugby including of course the High Flying Dundee Eagles would like to wish all its members, players, supporters, sponsors, friends and volunteers a very happy Xmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

Please remember the Presidents New Year’s day party in the Clubhouse when you have an opportunity to first foot the club from 1pm. All are welcome.

Selkirk 22 – 21 Dundee High

Dundee frighten the life out of Selkirk in the Borders.

Post match reaction from Head Coach , Colin Robertson

“What a performance from the youngest team in the league. We were ahead with 3 minutes to go then Selkirk got a very debateable penalty and win by a point. A gutting defeat. We frighten the life out of them with our commitment and smart play. Without a doubt Selkirk’s hardest game this season and we had it won. I was proud of how we played and we should have had our third consecutive away win. The spirit and attitude of this team is tremendous and we look forward to 2015 in great shape.”

Dundee lineup v Selkirk

Saturday 20 December 2014
Kick-off – 3pm | Bus leaves – 10:30am

15 – Nick Alston
14 – Ronan Joy
13 – Duncan Leese
12 – Tim McKavanagh
11 – Matt O’Sullivan
10 – Harry Millar
9 – Andy Dymock
1 – Neil Dymock
2 – Darrell Russell
3 – Alan Brown
4 – Ian Robertson
5 – James Mulligan
6 – George Arnott
7 – Jonny Petty
8 – Donald Sangster

Replacements:

16 – Drew Young
17 – Owen Dyer
18 – Gavin Hughan
19 – Adam Lowry
20 – Blair Cochrane

TFI Friday 19th Dec 2014

What a week that was! Are days passing more quickly than normal? Last week’s TFI Friday© was inconclusive with the nearest guess the wine® just about getting the colour correct. This is not good enough and I would plea for those participating to try harder. There will be wine and cheese Merlot and Cheddar this week. Who will be closest? MMmm. FREE nibbles™ will be on the bar.

The bar (Dod willing) will open at 5.07» this week due to frost on the steps last week. Clubhouse looking very festive and thanks to all Santa’s little helpers. There might (will) even be Xmas mince pies on Friday for some reason.

Rugby. We marched up to the top of the hill and we marched them down again and must do it all again on Feb 7th. Jed-Forrest game at St. Andrews cancelled at the last minute. This week we visit top of the table Selkirk and that won’t be easy KO 3pm! No game for the Titans. The Mighty Eagles U16’s lifted the Midlands U16 Cup last Sunday moving now into the National Cup. Well done the guys. Great game!

In the news Sony cancel “the Interview” as it wasn’t very funny according to Kim (big) Dong Eel the uncle less North Korean leader. Actually he has a point I saw the trailer! Club would like to make clear that we didn’t cancel last week’s game for any politically motivated reason.

Cuba to get loads of MacDonald’s Restaurants after 50 years of bliss. Obesity set to rise! Diabetes alert! Young people made to wear funny looking hats.

Top financial tip this week. Don’t buy Roubles….unless you are going to Russia of course. Dimitriov on the corner of Lenin Square…..just say Toshcoff sent you!!!

If you use shopping as a reason for missing the Xmas TFI you will face a punishment.

Have a great weekend.

Dundee lineup v Jedforest

Saturday 13 December 2014
Kick-off 2pm – St. Andrews

15 – Nick Alston
14 – Ronan Joy
13 – Duncan Lease
12 – Tim McKavanagh
11 – Mat O’Sullivan
10 – Harry Millar
9 – Andy Dymock
1 – Stevie Longwell
2 – Darrell Russell
3 – Alan Brown (c)
4 – Mat Harland
5 – James Mulligan
6 – George Arnott
7 – Jonny Petty
8 – Donald Sangster

Replacements;

16 – Neil Dymock
17 – Owen Dyer
18 – Ian Robertson
19 – Adam Lowry
20 – Blair Cochrane

TFI Friday 12th Dec 2014

Last week’s TFI Tenerife™ did have FREE nibbles® but were restricted to olives and tapas on the beach at Costa Adeje next to the Palace. The wine was correctly guessed by a Senor Toshito but as he had chosen the wine he was banned from winning the prize. It was a pretentious white a bit like himself said Neebs! No sign of Dod btw! But loads of TFI regulars did make the trip.

This TFI Friday™ will not be so warm perhaps as the 20+ deg and it will be pitch dark outside with no para gliders or sky divers to watch. But there will be FREE nibbles® on the bar. Dod will ensure the bar opens about 5.06» for your planning purposes. I have no idea who is doing the guess the wine© this week but it will be great anyway.

Rugby. We entertain Jed-Forest here with a 2pm KO and also the Titans look forward to Currie at home (is that like a take away?) ( No…ridiculous. ED) The Eagles U16’s have a cup semi-final with a 2pm KO at Mayfield on Sunday.

In the news. Winter arrives with an unexpected bang so that’s ok then….it is mid-Dec BTW! The SA judiciary again in the spotlight with another acquittal in a high profile case. Not a great place for WAGS apparently!

This week in history. Buffalo Bill Cody in 1872 made his first stage appearance not including the Deadwood one of course. In 1904 Buffalo Bill visited Dundee but never joined the rugby club. He brought more than 200 horses and 100 Indians with him. The pitch at Dalnacraig never really recovered but the roses in nearby Nesbitt St are a testimony to the event said eye witness and local rose expert J.C.Scott.

King Edward 8th resigned 1936 after ruling for 1 year. He found it impossible to continue without the woman he loved bla de bla yadda yadda etc. Eddy get over it! Its not all about you!!! (It was then though ED)

Hope you have a great rugby weekend.

Mayfield Lotto winners – November 2014

1st prize – £100 – M Petrie
2nd prize – £50 – D Ogilvie
3rd prize – £30 – I C Taylor

The Mayfield Lotto makes it easy and fun to support your local Rugby Club. Subscription costs from just £5 per month and all proceeds are used to support YOUR club – Dundee High Rugby!

Taking part couldn’t be easier, just download the entry form – http://www.dundeehsfprugby.org.uk/PDF/lotto.pdf

Dicko back in Dundee

Alisdair Dickinson, the Scotland prop will be back at Dundee to work with the squad in his second visit to support the squad. The session on Tuesday 9th December will focus on defence and some specific attack work. The session starts at 6.30pm with all local coaches from local club welcome to attend.

Head Coach Colin Robertson said ” Dicko’s first session before the autumn tests was very helpful and we have been working on a number of areas since. It’s great to get pro input which from a top player and the players are looking forward to this further session.”

Marr 3-11 Dundee High

Post match reaction from Head Coach, Colin Robertson

“Winning back to back games away from home in the West is a big step for us. In terrible conditions we played very well against the elements in the first half, creating a lot. Second half we showed our character and the only little frustration was not winning by more. Marr have only lost a couple of home games over the past few years – so a significant result. We had some big performances from the outstanding Andy Dymock, in particular, and our scrum dominated throughout.”