Tartan Touch

Dundee High Rugby report great Tartan Touch success at Morgan last night with over 103 players and with another 18 hingers on (inc me!) and lots of spectators. Some old faces and many new ones enthusiastically embracing Tartan Touch Rugby.

Registration took a bit of time due to the numbers so why not do that online and save a few quid? It will be easier next Tuesday but come along in plenty of time.

NB. Remember Bar open and changing facilities available. Many thanks to our collaboration partners Morgan RFC for the FREE juice for the thirsty supporters!!

Thanks for all the support, Gerry Tosh President.

Hall of Fame Dinner – 17th May 2019

The Rugby Club would like to acknowledge the great success of this inaugural Hall of Fame dinner at the Invercarse Hotel. Thanks are due to the sponsors especially the dinner sponsors Insights, table leaders and all who attended. Many thanks to superhero Club favourite and MC for the evening Andy Nicol who entertained us royally. The main course (of course) were the 3 new inductees, George Ritchie, David Leslie and Chris Rea. They were introduced in order by John Halliday, Sandy Hutchison and Ken Andrew who all gave fulsome and fascinating reasons for their Inductions. There were quite a few touching moments that I will remember for a long time. The bottom line is we have a great Rugby Club with a proud history but more importantly a bright future. Rugby in Dundee is changing, and we would encourage all Rugby people in the area to get together and support our chosen sport. If we collaborate, we will protect our sport and together we can provide great Rugby experiences for all regardless of gender, age or ability.

Next year’s Hall of Fame Dinner (in our 140th year) will again be at the Invercarse and we have many bookings already. The date is 15th May 2020 with some great surprises already committed! If you would like to book up for next year please get in touch with Bill Campbell, bill@dundeerugby.co.uk

Scotland Summer Tests – Ticket Information

Scotland have two World Cup warm up matches at Murrayfield this summer. France on Sat 24 August and Georgia on Friday 6 September. Tickets can be ordered directly by members registered with the SRU by using the club URL which is https://www.eticketing.co.uk/scottishrugby/?advcode=duHSFP and the tickets will be emailed directly to members by the SRU.

Alternatively an application form can be used and ordered via the International Ticket Secretary, Harvie Findlay. Application forms can be obtained by emailing Harvie Findlay at harvie.findlay@btinternet.com.

Members still need to be registered with the SRU and tickets will still be emailed directly to members. The deadline for submitting forms to the club Ticket secretary is 17 June 2019.

Information about ordering tickets for the 2020 Six Nations will be issued in due course.

Graham Barron

The Club is sad to report the passing of Aberdeen Grammar past President Graham Barron after a long illness.

Graham battled bravely with great spirit but was always welcoming. He was a real rugby enthusiast and all his friends including his Dundee ones will miss him greatly.

Archie Abseil

The Rugby Club has a long association with the Archie Foundation Charity and encourage any friends of the Club to participate in this great challenge. It will be a great experience and hopefully raise some much needed money for this great charity. Happy abseiling! Crown respect.

Dundee Rugby Juniors

It was a very special weekend just past for Dundee Rugby Juniors as both our U18 Boys, and a number of our U18 & U15 Girls (playing as part of the Tayside and Fife Girls team) made it to the Caley Finals Day at the North Inch at Perth. 15 Cup finals took place over the course of the day, during which the Calcutta Cup and Pro 14 trophy also both turned up for a visit as well, and a great time was had by all.

The Under 18s boys lost to a very good Ellon outfit in their Bowl final, but put up a very spirited display, and the scoreline in no way reflected their fully committed performance. The U15 and U18 Girls both won their finals (Bowl and Shield) against Grampian and Highland respectively.

Well done to all the player, coaches and supporters! Go to Dundee Rugby’s Facebook page for more details. And pics! https://www.facebook.com/dundeerugby/

Rugby in Dundee is on the up!