Football Quiz Friday 17th March 2017


Friday 17 March 2017
 

FOOTBALL QUIZ

Dundee High Rugby Clubhouse

        Funds in aid of Dundee High Rugby and Diabetes UK

Quiz starts 7.30pm, Finish 11.00pm

Teams of 4 – £20 entry fee per team, including half time stovies.

 

To reserve a place, please contact

Fraser Clarkson

fraserclarkson@aol.com/07764889696

 

                                                                               

 

Kaleem Baretto named in Scotland U19 Squad

Kaleem Baretto (left) and Ewan Fox after winning the Dallas Allardyce cup earlier this year for Dundee

Dundee Rugby are extremely proud with the recent announcement that Kaleem Baretto has been selected to represent Scotland U19 v Scottish Students this Sunday 26th Feb.

Kaleem, who is also a product of Dundee Eagles, has been putting in some excellent performances at both Glenalmond and Dundee High 1st XV.

Kaleem in Action for Dundee

Kaleem has been an excellent addition to Dundee’s squad this year, and despite his tender age has performed well deputising for skipper Andy Dymock.

Kaleem has a big future in the game and all at Dundee Rugby wish him good luck on the next step of his rugby journey.

Go hard Kaleem!

Scotland U19 development squad to play Scottish Students at Inverleith this Sunday (26 February, kick-off 1.30pm) – FREE entry

15. Ben Appleson* (Edinburgh Academicals)

14. Kyle Rowe (Falkirk)

13. Jake Hennessy (KCS Wimbledon/Harlequins)**

12. Will Hunt (Preston Grasshoppers)**

11. Logan Trotter* (Stirling County)
10. Kyle Brunton* (Hawick)

9. Harry Warr (Ayr)

1. Finn Hobbis* (Stewart’s Melville)

2. Jack Samuel (Cardiff Met University)**

3. Finlay Richardson (Edinburgh Academicals)

4. Dean Roger* (Edinburgh Academicals)

5. Jamie Hodgson * (Stewart’s Melville)

6. Dan Marek* (Currie)

7. Angus Hinton (Merchiston Castle)

8. Harry Henderson (Stirling County)

Substitutes

16. Bradley Clements (Jedburgh)**

17. Shaun Gunn (Edinburgh Academicals)

18. Jamie Ross (Northumbria University)**

19. Andrew Horne* (Hawick)

20. Kaleem Baretto* (Glenalmond College)

21. Gary Munro* (Jed Forest)

22. Robbie Yourston (Jed Forest)

23. Ben Enyon* (Glasgow Hawks)

24. Jack Paterson (Edinburgh Academicals)

25. Patrick Anderson* (Melrose)

* BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 2 Players

** Scottish Exiles

Spring Ball 2017

Dundee High Rugby,

Dundee Rugby & Dundee Eagles

Spring Ball, 2017

Apex Hotel, Dundee

Saturday 29 April 2017

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

3 Course Meal

Live Band

Senior Club Annual Awards

Ticket Price: £42.50 pp                                                            Dress Code:

Tables of 10 bookings welcome                                                Black Tie                                                                                                               Optional

Carriages at 1.00am              

Bookings for senior club members available from Ken McKay via email ken_mckay@btinternet.com

Bookings for junior sections available from Mags van der Esch via email mvanderesc@wiley.com

Payment to be made at time of booking – details for payment will be given when booking confirmed

Soup-er Saturday Triple Header 18th March 17

Dundee High Rugby

 ‘Soup-er Saturday’ Triple-Header!

Saturday 18th March 2017, Mayfield  Clubhouse

Meet 12.00

Scotland v Italy (12.30 pm)

France v Wales (2.45 pm)

Ireland v England (5.00 pm)

Programme and Menu:

12.00 – meet; Scottish ‘canapes’ served with a complimentary drink

12.30 – Scotland v Italy

1.15 – (Half-time) Scotch broth & crusty bread

2.15 – Spaghetti Bolognese + glass of wine

2.45 – France v Wales

Six Nations Cheese Board + glass of wine or port

5.00 – Ireland v England

 (Vegetarian option available on prior request)

Cost – £15 inclusive !!

Three 6 Nations matches…. three-course lunch….three complimentary drinks…..all for £15 – it’s a steal!

NB: There will be limited space so please book early, through these contacts:

gerry@ppinvest.co.uk     dlawson@thorntons-law.co.uk

Support the Club and have a great rugby day out!

 

TFI Friday 24th Feb 2017 and TFI Friday 3rd March 2017

TFI Friday 24th Feb 2017 and TFI Friday 3rd March 2017

The more observant will see that this TFI Friday notice covers the next two TFI Fridays©. There is a very good reason for that which I must tell you about sometime. The bar this week opens at 5.31pm but moves forward a tad the following week to 5.32pm. Something to do with GMT or PMT perhaps. On both occasions, there will be the usual FREE nibbles© but the bowls will be arranged left to right this week and the following week will be right to left. The guess the wine competition™ last week was a stunner from Ribera del Duero (Maria?) supplied by “Delboy” and adjudged perfectly by a wine expert from NI. Lets call him “Muss”. Muss will supply the wine for this week coming and will probably be a Derry Berry from the South side of the Lisburn Valley. No more clues from me.

Rugby. Last week we travelled to Musselburgh and only came away with two bonus point wins! Great bus journey and fun and frolics back at El Club. No games this weekend as its back to International duty for Scotland as they host Wales at Murrayfield in the 6 Nations. The game will be on at Mayfield Clubhouse, doors opening at 1.45pm. On the 4th March we host GHA RFC at Mayfield with both teams in action with a 3pm KO.

 

Two social dates for your diary. The Club’s Spring Ball is at the as it was last year and please get your tickets and tables sorted ASAP from Kenny McNeebs. Its on the 29th April.

The other date that needs booking is the SOUP-ER Saturday  on the 18th March starting with Scotland v Ireland at 12.30 bar opens at 12 mid-day. Three Internationals with 3 Courses and 3 glasses of wine for only £15. Yes only £15 it is too cheap but hey ho that’s the price. Three wide screens supported by our multi-screen HD surround sound cinematic brilliance. This needs booking asap. E mail Derek Lawson or myself NOW or at least in 20 minutes or so. ANDY NICOL is considering leaving the BBC because of this offer to allow him to be at Mayfield describing it as an OUTSTANDING event. He knows a thing or two about Rugby and will be mentioning SOUPER Saturday in his commentary!

Only one cowboy story this week.

I hope both weekends bring you boundless fun culminating in two wins v GHA on the 4th March.

Match Report Musselburgh v Dundee 18th Feb 17

Musselburgh v Dundee HSFP

18 February 2017

Having won the toss, Dundee elected to play with the stiff breeze in the first half and began with welcome energy and determination. Two early penalty offences denied them momentum, however, and allowed the home side to test the Dundee defence.

When the ball was cleared from defence, Dundee won back possession and the ball was passed from George Arnott to Ewan Fox and lastly to Fraser McKay who dived over on the left wing for the opening score. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful and Dundee were 0 – 5 ahead after 7 minutes.

Three minutes later, the lead was increased when Ryan Fairweather intercepted a Musselburgh pass and made good ground before passing to the supporting Foxy who finished off with the try, which he converted, and Dundee were 12 points ahead.

Musselburgh hit back with sustained possession, aided by Dundee’s penalty infringements and eventually the pressure told when left winger Sandy Watt rounded off a handling move across the pitch with a try in the left corner. The kick was missed and the score moved to 5 – 12.

In spite of losing momentum by penalty infringements, Dundee were working well in defence, putting pressure on Musselburgh in the open and restricting the home side to driving mauls to gain ground. A rare penalty offence by Musselburgh, however, gave Dundee their next opportunity. The ball was kicked to touch in the Musselburgh 22, and was won at the line-out, leading to a drive, then some close-quarter passing, before Foxy found gaps in the Musselburgh defence to run through for a try which he again converted, to extend the lead to 14 points: 5 – 19.

The majority of possession was going Musselburgh’s way, but Dundee’s defence,  was forcing errors from the home side. Too often, however, Dundee penalties were blighting the visitors’ cause. Nevertheless, they held out until, with three minutes of the half remaining, Dundee were penalised for a deliberate knock-on and scrum half Danny Owenson kicked the penalty goal, making the score 8 – 19.

Reduced by a man, the Dundee pack felt Musselburgh pressure at the next scrum which the home side disrupted and hacked the ball to touch in the Dundee 22. Dundee lost the line-out, handing initiative back to Musselburgh but the defence held out until the half-time whistle.

Half-time: Musselburgh 8 Dundee 19

Although Musselburgh appeared to have the greater share of possession and territory, the energy and commitment of Dundee’s defence, coupled with opportunistic scoring, meant that Dundee turned with a useful lead to face a second half into the wind. The penalty count continued to cause concern and was a focus of the half-time exhortations.

It was the home team which showed first after the resumption. Dundee lost possession to give the initiative back to Musselburgh. Although Musselburgh were penalised at a scrum and Dundee cleared, the visitors lost their line-out, not for the only time in the game, leading to sustained pressure by Musselburgh, which ended with centre Ben Hibberd barging over for a try converted by Owenson, and the gap was narrowed to just 4 points: 15 – 19 after 46 minutes.

In only two more minutes, however, the gap was extended when Dundee secured possession in some loose play and moved the ball to the home line, with George Arnott finishing off the move with a try, converted by Foxy and Dundee were 15 – 26 ahead.

Musselburgh continued to test the Dundee defence, mainly with forward drives, but were hampered by handling errors and the scoreboard attendants were not required again until a moment of controversy with five minutes of normal time remaining. A loose ball appeared, to this observer, to be nudged forward off Dundee shins, but to most of the onlookers, to have been knocked on. Fortunately for Dundee, the referee allowed play to continue and, amid howls of protest from the home support, the ball was carried on by Colin Strachan who strove for the line and a try converted by Foxy. Protests continued, however, and a yellow card was shown to a home player. Dundee further ahead, 15 –  33 after 75 minutes. (Subsequent video evidence confirmed the referee was correct!)

Dundee were now on top and used their numerical advantage in the scrum to good effect a couple of minutes later, to secure possession and begin a handling move which saw Kaleem Barreto finishing off the move with a try which Foxy converted, and Dundee were 15 – 40 ahead.

Dundee won possession from the re-start and threatened the Musselburgh line with a series of drives. When Musselburgh were penalised, Dundee took the kick quickly and continued the drive, ending with a try for Alan Brown. The kick was unsuccessful and the whistle sounded for no-side.

Full-time: Musselburgh 15 Dundee 45

A final score which suggested the game was more one-sided than possession might have indicated. Dundee’s miss-firing line-out and adverse penalty count, particularly in the first half, were compensated, however, by the energy and commitment of their defence, limiting Musselburgh’s scoring opportunities and inducing errors.

Dundee scorers:

Tries: Ewan Fox (2), Fraser McKay, George Arnott, Colin Strachan, Kaleem Barreto, Alan Brown

Conversions: Ewan Fox (5)

Dundee Man of the Match: Ewan Fox

Musselburgh v Dundee HSFP

18 February 2017

 

Having won the toss, Dundee elected to play with the stiff breeze in the first half and began with welcome energy and determination. Two early penalty offences denied them momentum, however, and allowed the home side to test the Dundee defence.

 

When the ball was cleared from defence, Dundee won back possession and the ball was passed from George Arnott to Ewan Fox and lastly to Fraser McKay who dived over on the left wing for the opening score. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful and Dundee were 0 – 5 ahead after 7 minutes.

 

Three minutes later, the lead was increased when Ryan Fairweather intercepted a Musselburgh pass and made good ground before passing to the supporting Foxy who finished off with the try, which he converted, and Dundee were 12 points ahead.

 

Musselburgh hit back with sustained possession, aided by Dundee’s penalty infringements and eventually the pressure told when left winger Sandy Watt rounded off a handling move across the pitch with a try in the left corner. The kick was missed and the score moved to 5 – 12.

 

In spite of losing momentum by penalty infringements, Dundee were working well in defence, putting pressure on Musselburgh in the open and restricting the home side to driving mauls to gain ground. A rare penalty offence by Musselburgh, however, gave Dundee their next opportunity. The ball was kicked to touch in the Musselburgh 22, and was won at the line-out, leading to a drive, then some close-quarter passing, before Foxy found gaps in the Musselburgh defence to run through for a try which he again converted, to extend the lead to 14 points: 5 – 19.

 

The majority of possession was going Musselburgh’s way, but Dundee’s defence,  was forcing errors from the home side. Too often, however, Dundee penalties were blighting the visitors’ cause. Nevertheless, they held out until, with three minutes of the half remaining, Dundee were penalised for a deliberate knock-on and scrum half Danny Owenson kicked the penalty goal, making the score 8 – 19.

 

Reduced by a man, the Dundee pack felt Musselburgh pressure at the next scrum which the home side disrupted and hacked the ball to touch in the Dundee 22. Dundee lost the line-out, handing initiative back to Musselburgh but the defence held out until the half-time whistle.

 

Half-time: Musselburgh 8 Dundee 19

 

Although Musselburgh appeared to have the greater share of possession and territory, the energy and commitment of Dundee’s defence, coupled with opportunistic scoring, meant that Dundee turned with a useful lead to face a second half into the wind. The penalty count continued to cause concern and was a focus of the half-time exhortations.

 

It was the home team which showed first after the resumption. Dundee lost possession to give the initiative back to Musselburgh. Although Musselburgh were penalised at a scrum and Dundee cleared, the visitors lost their line-out, not for the only time in the game, leading to sustained pressure by Musselburgh, which ended with centre Ben Hibberd barging over for a try converted by Owenson, and the gap was narrowed to just 4 points: 15 – 19 after 46 minutes.

 

In only two more minutes, however, the gap was extended when Dundee secured possession in some loose play and moved the ball to the home line, with George Arnott finishing off the move with a try, converted by Foxy and Dundee were 15 – 26 ahead.

 

Musselburgh continued to test the Dundee defence, mainly with forward drives, but were hampered by handling errors and the scoreboard attendants were not required again until a moment of controversy with five minutes of normal time remaining. A loose ball appeared, to this observer, to be nudged forward off Dundee shins, but to most of the onlookers, to have been knocked on. Fortunately for Dundee, the referee allowed play to continue and, amid howls of protest from the home support, the ball was carried on by Colin Strachan who strove for the line and a try converted by Foxy. Protests continued, however, and a yellow card was shown to a home player. Dundee further ahead, 15 –  33 after 75 minutes. (Subsequent video evidence confirmed the referee was correct!)

 

Dundee were now on top and used their numerical advantage in the scrum to good effect a couple of minutes later, to secure possession and begin a handling move which saw Kaleem Barreto finishing off the move with a try which Foxy converted, and Dundee were 15 – 40 ahead.

 

Dundee won possession from the re-start and threatened the Musselburgh line with a series of drives. When Musselburgh were penalised, Dundee took the kick quickly and continued the drive, ending with a try for Alan Brown. The kick was unsuccessful and the whistle sounded for no-side.

 

Full-time: Musselburgh 15 Dundee 45

 

A final score which suggested the game was more one-sided than possession might have indicated. Dundee’s miss-firing line-out and adverse penalty count, particularly in the first half, were compensated, however, by the energy and commitment of their defence, limiting Musselburgh’s scoring opportunities and inducing errors.

 

Dundee scorers:

Tries: Ewan Fox (2), Fraser McKay, George Arnott, Colin Strachan, Kaleem Barreto, Alan Brown

Conversions: Ewan Fox (5)

MoM Ewan Fox

Dundee Man of the Match: Ewan Fox

1st XV to Face Musselburgh, Sat 18th Feb 17,Stoneyhill, KO 3.00pm

Team to play Musselburgh (A) on Saturday, 3pm KO:

1. Jonny Gibson
2. Cameron Mathieson
3. Alan Brown
4. George Arnott
5. Daniel Levison
6. Colin Strachan
7. Angus Fraser
8. Alasdair Mackie
9. Andy Dymock
10. Ewan Fox
11. Ronan Joy
12. Duncan Leese
13. Ross Lemon
14. Ryan Fairweather
15. Fraser Mckay

16. Niall Hall
17. Lewis Mclean
18. Struan Gartley
19. Kaleem Barreto
20. Christy O’Donnell

Meet at Mayfield 11.30am
Usual attire pre- and post-match

 

TFI Friday™ 17th Feb 2017

Last week’s guess the wine competition© was won decisively by an accountant from a local Solicitors who also manufacture sweeties as a side-line. That’s the solicitor not the accountant or the other way about! Let’s call him “Del” and that should clear that up nicely.

Well done him and by the rules of the competition he is obliged/privileged to supply this week’s offering. I am confident it will not be pretentious or maybe not! FREE snacks/nibbles will be supplied this week without prompting I am assured. Bar opens at 5.31pm.

Rugby. Last week’s game v Jed was as usual postponed because of a water-logged pitch. This week the whole club ups-sticks and goes to Musselburgh. It’s a 3pm ko. Big games! C’mon Dundee.

Spring Ball. Neebs says, “Rugby Club Ball and Awards Saturday 29 April at Apex Hotel. Same band as last year. Ticket price £42.50. Tables of 10. Time to get organised guys. You had 7 tables last year – same again? Heads of tables to be contact with me.” This is the BIG night so get those bookings into Ken ASAP. My dance card surprisingly is not full….yet!

This week in history. 19 89 Soviet troops pull out of Afghanistan after nine years of fighting the mujahideen. If only Gav Garden & Scotty would pull out of Mayfield after years of fighting!

Lets hope for two victories at Musselburgh and enjoy a great rugby weekend.

Titans to Face Boroughmuir 3rd XV, Sat 11th Feb 17, Meggatland, KO 3pm

Titans Squad for the Match v Boroughmuir 3rd XV at Meggetland on 11.2.2017 Kick off 3 pm, Bus is scheduled to leave at 12 Noon.

Forwards: Scott Strachan, Niall Hall, Shaun Mc Donagh, Andrew Clarkson, Struan Gartley, Robert Cabemaiwasa, Brenton Bekker, Addison Weir, Ceillem Stewart, Clinton Davey

Backs: Gordon Gray, Josh Rutnagur, Andrew Burgess, Danny McGinn, Tim Mckavanagh, Christy  O’Donnell, Yousif Alagilly, Cameron Gray.