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Dundee High Rugby are at the forefront of Rugby on Tayside. Several opportunities are available due to a Club vision to keep us at the top. We are looking for suitably qualified people available to travel with both teams for home and away games. The First Team Manager works alongside the head coach handling admin and logistics as does the Titans Team Manager. We also require a kit man/woman that can on game days organise the kit. We are also looking for a first aider who can be available on match days for the Titans. If you think you are qualified for any of these posts please contact Colin Sangster in the first instance by email, rugbydundee727@gmail.com with a short resume and why you would be interested. Suitable packages are available for qualified candidates.

It’s all happening at Mayfield!

Well the dust hasn’t settled long on the 17/18 season but we’re already looking ahead to next!

Changes are afoot in the Mayfield think tank.

The club has galvanised after the reeling sting of missing out on Super 6 and is looking ahead to a possible future expansion to super 8! So what are we doing off the field to move to that goal.

Well several things in fact!

We have established a blossoming new relationship with Abertay University, that will see them supporting the club in various different roles.

The Crown and the Stag have combined, but not in a Robert Baratheon sort of way. Morgan Rugby Club and Dundee HSFP combine forces to welcome a new dawn in Dundee Rugby. Hopefully more playing opportunities and shared resource will see this venture as a success.

Colin Sangster

Colin Sangster has completed his level 4 coaching badge, making him one of the most qualified coaches in the country and a real asset to the club and the city.

Bill Campbell, our new BDM

Bill Campbell has committed to becoming our first ever Business Development Manager! Bill has been involved, with great success, on the commercial side of the club for some time and with this new role will no doubt increase his positive influence.

And we all love social media, so we’ve upped our game here too. Bringing in the vastly experienced Holly Good to steer the ship through our social media expeditions and press releases.

Hopefully we don’t have to follow Geo’s snapchat to find out whats happening anymore!

Fraser McKay, our new skip, in action

And last but not least the club captain for 2018/19 has been announced. And we are pleased to report that Fraser McKay fills the void left by outgoing skip Duncan Leese.

Great praise must go to Duncs, who asked in parting that we pull together as a club to move forward into a new era. Thank you for your commitment and unwavering enthusiasm last year Dunc. We know we are in good hands both on and off the pitch with Fraser and wish him all the best for the upcoming season.

We hope everyone associated with the club will welcome our new recruits and are looking forward to the new season getting underway. See you at Mayfield

Dundee rugby clubs’ partnership set to grow rugby in the city

Dundee rugby clubs’ partnership set to grow rugby in the city

Dundee High Rugby and Morgan RFC are joining forces to strengthen the Dundee Titans and Morgan teams and to ensure more players in the city get the opportunity to play competitive rugby.

Sitting in BT Caledonia Reserve League 2, Dundee Titans will create a bridge between Morgan in BT Caledonia 3 and Dundee High Rugby in BT National 1.  A fourth development side is also being planned.

The innovative partnership has the backing of Abertay University who will provide sports science assistance, including nutritional advice, sports coaching, fitness testing, match analysis and in strength and conditioning expertise. This game changing support will help provide a clear pathway for players to progress within the sport in Dundee. Abertay University provide more sports degree awards than any other University in Scotland and are at the cutting edge of Sports Science.

Dundee Director of Rugby, Colin Sangster said: “Joint training will be the catalyst for improvement of all players with a focus on creating a common playing style and culture across this citywide initiative.”

The combined coaching team, led by Colin Sangster and including Phil Goldman, Ian Robertson and Iain Lockhart, will work hard to implement this ethos backed by a robust strength and conditioning programme that will allow players of all levels to reach their potential.

Sangster continued: “We are looking forward to working with the expanded pool of players and to welcoming new players keen to be part of this exciting development for rugby in Dundee.”

The partnership kicks off with an open training session at Dundee High’s Mayfield ground on Tuesday, 26 June (6:30pm). New players are welcome to attend or can email headcoach@dundeehighrugby.club for more information.

 

FOR INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT:

Dundee High Rugby:
Gerry Tosh (President)

Tel: 07894658800  Email: media@dundeehighrugby.club

Colin Sangster (Director of Rugby)
Tel: 07778 805626  Email: headcoach@dundeehighrugby.club
Morgan Rugby:
Derek Black (President)
Tel: 07745 156754 Email: dandablack@blueyonder.co.uk

From left: Morgan President Derek Black, Abertay University Head of School of Social & Health Sciences Andrea Cameron and Dundee High Rugby President Gerry Tosh (Photo: Graeme Bletcher)
From left: Morgan President Derek Black, Abertay University Head of School of Social & Health Sciences Andrea Cameron and Dundee High Rugby President Gerry Tosh (Photo: Graeme Bletcher)

Kicking Cup Result

As is tradition the team’s goal kicker bottled it for the kicking cup.

Despite regularly converting on a Saturday Harvey Young did not take the prestigious trophy! It’s been great to see English rugby men capitulate this year, hasn’t it?

But let’s not focus on the ridiculous and instead on the divine.

SMUG

The winner this year, with a paltry 4 conversions from a possible 6, is the Raven Haired Weegie, Dr Josh Rutnagur.

Richard will be haring down the dual carriageway with a hotwing between his thighs to congratulate his laddie.

Josh, we salute you, well played sir!

Let’s see who gets the other players awards this year and remember to vote for Neil Dymock as most improved, as a player, journalist, person etc etc etc

Kicking Cup at Mayfield Tonight!

The most hotly contested competition of the year takes place at the start of training tonight!

The competition format is 3 place kicks and 3 drop goals, one from each side and one straight in front.

Last years’ 1, 2 & 3 were Duncan Lease, Yousif Alligilly & Ross Lemon. Who will take the prize this year?

Our favourite winner in recent history is Scotty Jeffers AKA Kit God, rumour is hes making a comeback tonight to compete.

Scotty too Hotty in action

TFI Friday™ 30th March 2018

TFI Friday™ 30th March 2018

It’s a GOOD Friday well they all are! So we hope you have a great Easter break if you are off someplace nice. So hello Fellow wine buffs and gastronomy enthusiasts. Doesn’t seem like a whole week (but it is) since we gathered together at Mayfield to enjoy some of the above. This week we do it all again so here are the details. Bar opens at the earlier time of 5.30 this week due to the lifting of the speed restriction on the Tay Road Bridge.

There will be FREE nibbles on the bar for your deification. Guess the complexity of an aged wine and append your opinion as to age, area, alcohol strength and several other factors and you will be marked according to your success or otherwise. Simple eh?

Rugby. Last week saw us visit Musselburgh with a lack lustre first half costing us dear. We did get 2 bonus points and it was close at the end but not great in all honesty. Musselburgh now safe from relegation and Stew Mel look like departing downwards from Nat 1 with Falkirk. Both good Clubs with good guys running them. I am hopeful we will see them back up soon.

Aberdeen Current holders of Dallas Allardice Trophy

This week we have Aberdeen Grammar visit us and the Dallas Allardice trophy up for grabs. The Titans have a trip to Marr. Best of luck guys. KO’s on Sat are 3pm.

No pillow talk this week at least that we know about! All laundry seems to have worked well and no marks on trousers or pillows that are that obvious. The Italian job is now closed.

Hope you have a great rugby weekend.

Gerry Tosh

Postumi della Sbornia

What’s the Italian for Hangover……. What a cracker of a weekend of six nations rugby.

We have some footage of some Dundonian Scotland Supporters in the Olympic Sadium in Rome on Saturday on what was a quiet affair.

Wee Greig saved the day on the pitch but there was never any doubt that the Dundee contingent would enjoy themselves.

And just for the hell of it here is something to cheer up all our supporters, who no doubt enjoyed this weekend’s rugby viewing… just have a look at fith place.

But all good things come to an end and we must turn our attentions back to the domestic calendar and both our teams are away to Musselburgh

It might not have the romance of the eternal city but there are crucial league points up for grabs, especially for the Titans, so hopefully we will get a good travelling support.

 

 

Souper Saturday @ Mayfield

This Saturday the Six nations comes to a conclusion, with Ireland seeking a Grand Slam on St Patrick’s Day after already securing the Championship. 

That should be a quiet night in Dublin and will probably go along similar lines at Mayfield.

This is always a popular day, and after being sold out last year looks set to be again.

All three games are being shown and for a meagre £20, revellers will enjoy a three courser and a complimentary drink.

With the KFC Chicken shortage, what else are you going to do for a feed on Saturday afternoon?

The place is looking pretty full but there is always room to squeeze people in if you fancy joining us. The Clubbie will be open from 12pm

 

 

Watch Ireland v Scotland @ Mayfield

        

In response to quite a few queries, we can confirm that the clubhouse will be open on Saturday for the those who wish to watch Scotland continue on their unstoppable march to the 6 Nations championship!

Where else would you possibly want to watch this?!  (Ok, in Dublin maybe but apart  from there….)

Kick off is at 2.15  but the club will be open from 1 pm to give everyone a chance of that important pre-match warm-up.

Catering: there will be food available for those who wish – and at a very reasonable cost! There will be a pot or two of Irish Stew on the go, followed by a Scottish cheeseboard + oatcakes etc. Unfortunately the wine will also be either Irish or Scottish.*

There might even be a Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake!

All are welcome to come along – but we would like a bit of heads up, particularly as regards the catering, so please let Gerry or Derek know if you are thinking of coming:

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

We hope to see you there on Saturday.  Keep the faith!

Gerry Tosh

Derek Lawson

For Dundee High Rugby

* only kidding…

Beast from the East decimates weekend Calendar

TFI Friday 2nd March update….. now cancelled

The Beast from the East has won and unfortunately we have taken the decision to cancel TFI Friday on health and safety grounds. There will be no nibbles and the opening time of 5.35 has been put forward a week. Please make your own arrangements re wine!!

The Volunteer night also scheduled for Friday has been cancelled for the same reasons.

The game on Sat v Jed Forest has also been cancelled for very similar reasons.

This is the first time since 1880 that TFI Friday has been cancelled. Momentous.