Club Members’ Kelly Bronze Turkey Offer

Kelly Bronze Turkeys have been a long term supporter of the club for several years now, and their generosity is overflowing for the upcoming festive period.

For those wishing to pick up a tasty bird, why not help out the rugby club by buying from Kelly Bronze, where 10% of the purchase price goes back into your rugby club. All you need to do is enter the promotional code “RUGBY10” on the website (and click on Apply Voucher!)

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The story behind our turkeys at South Powrie Farm

10% of your turkey order goes to

Dundee High Rugby Club

Please remember to enter RUGBY10 into the promotional code box (AND CLICK ‘APPLY VOUCHER’!) to make sure the Rugby Club benefits.

 

You can collect your home grown KellyBronze turkey and all the trimmings from:

ANGUS | South Powrie Farm, by Dundee DD4 0QG
Thursday 22 December 2pm-6pm
Christmas Eve 8am-2pm

FIFE | Pittormie Farm Shop, Dairsie KY15 4SW
Friday 23rd December 10am-6pm

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What’s the Beef?

What’s the Beef?

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With a weekend without league or cup action, Dundee’s coaching team have set up a mouth-watering internal fixture.

Due to a length injury list, several players have been thrust into first team action and performed well, making competition for jerseys fierce.

The format of the competition is unclear, at the moment, but there have been mutterings behind the scenes that it will be an overs v unders match.

The young squad have gotten together and have been making call outs. Apparently disillusioned by the “OAF” factor in selection, no one is safe from potential retribution.

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The Head of the “Young Squad”

The young squad comprises of Kaleem, Ceillem, Struan, Cammy M with Rojo as the ring leader.

Rojo has asked all his squad to “soak their hands in petrol, so that they are hard as rock!”.

Rojo also said that Biff, in particular, better have his head on a pivot and that he should have stayed retired.

Dr Biff was unavailable for comment this afternoon, but we have it on good authority that an OAF squad is also assembling.The OAF’s are said to be thinking of pulling in a few ringers, but have been dealt an early blow with the wiley Davie Mason not available for the internal match due to work commitments.

Mo & David R will no doubt have the medical supplies fully stocked and ready for such a heavyweight encounter.

There is also another match up unfolding. In a controversial move by the management team, one side is set to appoint a rival kit man, to get under the skin of wee Al and keep him on his toes. Early reports suggest that Keith Richardi is looking to move into Al’s patch and has not only got his laminator ready for changing room photos, but will be printing celebratory t-shirts to be worn under Jerseys, which can be displayed when scoring points. These include messages like “get it round you Biff”

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Keith, upping the ante

What match ups should we be looking forward to in the all Dundee clash?

Follow the link to vote for your most eagerly anticipated Head to heads

1st XV to Face Cartha QP, Saturday 18th Nov, Dumbreck, KO 1.30pm

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Team to play Cartha (A) on Saturday, 1.30pm KO:

15. Blair Cochrane
14. Ronan Joy
13. Callum Bowie
12. Colin Strachan
11. Ryan Fairweather
10. Fraser Mckay
9. Kaleem Barreto

8. George Arnott
7. Dayle Turner
6. Cameron Mathieson
5. Jack Anderson
4. Ian Robertson
3. Alan Brown
2. Darrel Russell
1. Scott Strachan

16. Lewis Mclean
17. James Buchanan
18. Tim Mckavanagh
19. Jack Broadley
20. Yousif Alagilly

Meet at Mayfield 9.45, bus leaves 10am sharp

TFI Friday 18th Nov 2016. TFI Friday 25th and TFI Friday 2nd Dec.

TFI Friday 18th Nov 2016. TFI Friday 25th and TFI Friday 2nd Dec.

 

TFI Friday™ will not be on this Friday 18th due to unforeseen circumstances. So the bar will not be open at 5.32pm The FREE nibbles© will still be there though from last week and should still be edible come the following weeks and the famous guess the wine competition® will have to wait another week! That’s the following week Fri 25th Nov will be open for TFI Friday as will Dec 2nd. Usual arrangements apply.

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Rugby. This Sat 19th Nov we travel to Cartha RFC for a cup game. It is a 1.30 KO so watch out for any change of timings. Cartha are at the top of Nat 2 so it will be a tough game.

Social stuff. The vinyl nite was a raving success and thanks to all the pop pickers who made it and there will be a replay asap as it was great night. Well done to Lynda and Ken and also guest DJ Dougie!

A festive touch tournament has been arranged for the 28th Dec at Mayfield with Harris RFC KO 2pm and bar open from 1pm and a joint Ceilidh at night in Invergowrie. BYOB will have its fan base amongst regular bus travellers. Might have to stop at Tesco on the way!! Get it in your diary…NOW.

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Rankin Rosebowl

The Lunch Club v Howe of Fife on the 3rd Dec is fully booked and remember the Ian Rankin Bowl will be played for that day. Come along and support the guys and the game will be televised so please make an effort with that dress!!

The popular Xmas Lunch Club is 10th of Dec and there might still be the odd place. So book now with Ron McHoul or Derek Lawson very soon!

The Presidents New Years Day party is on again and this year its on the 1st of January 2017. It would be great to get a record attendance to first foot the club and celebrate with all your chums. Bring some delightful nibbles (nothing too cheap!) to share and all will be well. It’s for the whole club and includes all Eagles including Dundee Junior Rugby players, senior players and parents alike. Bring some chums! A big pot of stew awaits and some really interesting other delicacies. Get it in your diary now! For those in doubt, eat drink and be Mary.

Irish Lunch
Irish Lunch

We have a great speaker booked for the Irish Lunch 4th Feb but cant tell you yet. He is Irish! He is a leg end. He is a….. cant tell you now and we are fully booked but it is special. You will just have to wait.

The Annual Burns Night is January 20th 2017. Get yourselves organised for this popular extravaganza of music, poetry and prose and celebrate the life of oor Rabbie. Price held at only £35 including half a bottle of wine and 4 course meal. Get booking….NOW.

Hope you have a great rugby weekend and Scotland and Dundee High have wins to boast about.

Craig Dymock

The Rugby Club regrets to announce the sudden passing of Craig Dymock, a great supporter of the Club.

Craig, brother of Tom Dymock  was 49. Craig had supported many Rugby Club events, a great friend of the Club, and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with all the Dymock family at this desperate time.

Touching me, touching you! Cross club tourney and Ceilidh!

We know it’s only November and talk of Christmas at this time of year effects people one of two ways:

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But, we have already started planning for the Xmas season and here’s a date for the diaries.

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On the 28th December 2016 Dundee Rugby will be hosting the first annual touch competition with our friendly neighbors Harris FP.

This will be hosted at Mayfield at 2pm with refreshments and Christmas libations available in the clubhouse after the fiercely contested competition.

The format of the competition will depend on numbers, and we would love anyone who fancies a game to come down (Men, Women and even retired older players like Davie Mason).

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Hoppy doing some touching

Please note, a referee will be in place to keep the rivalry friendly and stop any over zealous touching from the likes of Hoppy!

It’s undecided which teams several cross club warriors will play for?

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Richie knows what’s good for him

Will Jack Reavley wear the crown, will Richie McIvor go back to his routes, who will Phil Yeaman represent?

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Woody, when he heard that he’d be back at Mayfield

One things for sure, Harris can keep Woody!

After the game there will be a Ceilidh, with the Stathmore Ceilidh Band, at the Invergowrie Town Hall.

The event starts at 7.30pm and goes on till Midnight. Tickets are £10 per head (even if you have nothing in your head ,you still have to pay). Your ticket will also entitle you to a braw feed.  The event is also BYOB which will suit the fiscal conservatives from both clubs (That’s Henry sorted then).

With various raffle prizes and games throughout the evening it should be an excellent night, and we hope to see as many as you at the event as possible.

Tickets will be available on the night, but it would be great if we can get an idea of numbers before, so that we know how many dancers will need fed. This event is the first to be supported by both clubs so lets make it a cracker. Contact neildymock84@hotmail.co.uk or grahamhopkins90@gmail.com to declare your attendance.

 

 

 

Dundee Rugby Boosts Terry Alison Fund to Benefit Sarcoma UK

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The recent takings from the Sarcoma UK collection box that stands on the bar at Mayfield ,  yielded the amazing sum of £85.01!

 Many thanks to all who contributed – this brings the total raised by the Terry Allison Tribute Fund for Sarcoma UK to £45,538.09!

The Terry Allison Fund was set up by Shelagh, Kirsty and Fiona Allison, and they pass on their sincere thanks.

If you wish to contribute to the Terry Allison Tribute Fund, click the link to follow the just giving page.

1st XV to face…..

No game this week, but I thought you would all miss the weekly selection. Here is the team of the season so far.

  1. Johnny Gibson: That swept back hair, the international caps, the masses of fields he owns in Cayman. Year 4 College is in at one.
  2. John “The factor 50 sheikh” Brady: This lad is a 24 hour raver and has gone well to the midway point. He’s off to the emirates to become their first ginger sheikh.
  3. Lewis McLean: That performance in Newcastle, need I say more.
  4.  Dig Doy, Dig Doy, Dig Doy. How many MOM in a row can this man get?
  5. Lazurus Milne: After hobbling off against Aberdeen in the Dally Ally cup with Ligament damage, miraculously available the next week. Closing in on his 40th, it’s good to see the old boy finally getting a run in the team.
  6. Struan Gartley: Rambo fist blood at Halloween, great father son combo on the beers, hasn’t sobered up yet.
  7.  The King: Great kit so far this season, the vintage Bock strips, the maroon Addidas jobby catchers. Keep it up Clarkson.
  8. Ally Mackie:  What a Rocket, great addition to the club
  9. Kaleem Baretto: Still doing his driving lessons after training and fronting up for the senior club at 17 years old, nice! Also collaborates well with Foxy on the kit to training front.
  10. Fraser McKay: Slotted in well at short notice. Biggest arse on a ten since Niall Gallagher.
  11. Ewan Campbell: Knocking himself out in the warm up is first class Dundee material. Also in his first introduction to the 1st XV. Murphy’s law is now Campbell’s law.
  12. Beez: an absolute nugget, the quintessential hot and cold player.
  13. Noel Carrion Llorens: A bit of Mediterranean flair in the midfield. Best Legs in the club, I would.
  14. Isoa Matacagi: Genuine class, like a speeding bullet at work and on the field. Dundee’s flair player.
  15.  Linford: A real battler, currently has a trawlerman’s beard and a puss like a bust sofa.

TFI Friday™ 11th Nov 2016

A Capital (see what I did there?…In Edinburgh! Duh!)  TFI Friday™ last week and no clear winner was declared, announced or even contemplated. Actually no clear anything! TFI Friday© was held in a speakeasy where access was through a dummy library secret door. No law enforcement officers showed up until we had left! The wine for the world famous, Guess the Wine Competition® was a very nice example of, Vigne-Lourac Les Cepages Rares. French of course but we didn’t feel the need to be exclusive. The cheese tie breaker© was not invoked due to the inability of all present to guess the wine! It was red….. This week the bar opens at 5.32pm» and FREE nibbles will be strewn along the bar for your delectation.

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Rugby stuff. Stew Mel were the opposition and we won 17-24 getting us back to winning ways. The return of Geo Arnott (Lazarus) the highlight for me. Then he goes on to represent the Caley Reds on Tuesday! This man has magical properties. The Titans lost to Stew Mel but played some great rugby. Andy Burgess was injured but recovered bravely and we will welcome him back amongst us soon. We go into a break now with the next game through at Cartha RFC in the Cup on 19th Nov. Next league game is against the Howe on Dec 3rd. Bring it on! The Caley Reds made a re-appearance and played really well against a well prepared South side at Jedburgh on Tuesday night. Three Dundee HIGH players involved in, Broonie, Daz and Lazerus aka Gorgeous George Arnott. The Coach was our very own Colin Sangster. Good job.

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Social stuff. This Friday is the Vinyl Night after TFI starting about 7.30 pm. Bring two vinyl favourites and 2 tracks will be played from each example by DJ Neebs and his able assistant Mrs Neebs. Cost Only £5 gets you access to this pop up underground scene, a glass of wine and stovies will be provided. Get in the groove!

A social date for your diary is the Club Ball after last year’s success the date is 29th April 2017 back at the Apex Hotel. More details nearer the time but get this in your diary now! No feeble excuses for lack of notice will be tolerated.

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This Sat Scotland v Australia is on tele for you stay at homers in the Clubhouse. Come and support the Club.

In the news. Nothing much……apart from a different civil servant in the New World!!!! Mexican concrete futures go through the roof. Seat belts for the rollercoaster can be purchased via the Club website. A planning application has been lodged to turn the White House into a Casino. It’s a gamble but who knows!

Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse

This week in history. In 1875 with preparations in forming the rugby club well underway Chief Sitting Bull (prop) and Crazy Horse (open side flanker) supporters were declared hostile! US government master of the understatement!

Hope you enjoy the break and that our injury list keeps improving. Have a great rugby weekend.