Super Six Update

Would members, supporters and players please note that two documents are available now for their digestion which were received this morning from the SRU.

The Super 6 Tournament – Franchise Information

Agenda 3 – An Overview

One of these is headed “Agenda 3” which is the SRU document on amateur rugby and the other headed “Super 6 Tournament” is about the new League that will replace the Premier League. The Club would be happy to hear from as many as possible to inform the debate. Any comments or questions can be addressed to any committee member or to myself at,

5 Things we Learned from Scotland v New Zealand

Scotland battled to a narrow defeat against the World number one side, New Zealand, 17-22 at BT Murrayfield.

And although we still haven’t beaten the world champs in our history, we are edging closer. But what did we learn about our national team from this weekend’s encounter?

  1. Half of Dundee was at the game, and by far the worst dressed out of them all was Dundee Rugby fanatic Keith Ricardi. Keith is a fan of horrendous novelty t-shirts and is seen here sporting a rather tacky number, whilst conversing with his favorite Dundee Player about the home brew he makes in his bath tub. 
  2. There are actually good guys from the borders…… Despite Earlston’s answer to the cray twins, the Robertsons, we should all be proud of a Border’s legends efforts. Doddie Weir continues to be an inspiration, and it was a poignant moment when he delivered the match ball with his three sons
  3.  Scotland’s Scrum could have done with a Dundee influence. Many say that if Scotland had a more solid set play scrum, then the game would be theirs! It’s obvious, Dicko and Broonie would have had 6 push over tries if they were playing, come on Toony get on the phone to the D-O-GG.
  4. The referee was gash…. that’s a technical term. Waisake Naholo should have been in the bin, he has a great chant though so probably worth keeping him on for that? Keiran Read is also the captain so we can ignore the intentional knock on. If big Davie from Glasgow had the whistle the officiating would have been down the line.
  5.  Stuart Hogg is class, but he still couldn’t prevent Ross Lemon winning MoM and his “winner’s wine” in Hawick about ten years ago. Therefore we say Roscoe is better and would have finished that effort in the last play. I mean Ross has a great record of finishing last minute efforts at Murrayfield….. oh wait ……… Sorry.

For more top commentary and analysis of the Scotland Australia game, why not pop down to the clubbie to watch this week’s game. We’ll even put the heating on and put a few pehs in the oven. We take no responsibility if you have to listen to the opinions of Rob Lunn or Jon Mussen.

Marr Game Off

Unfortunately, due to a front row crisis with five props either injured or unavailable. We have no emergency cover forcing us to concede the tie against Marr this weekend.

This is obviously a disappointment, but with the available front rows not being tried at this level there is a serious safety concern.

The lunch club is still going ahead for those looking forward to the usual Mayfield hospitality.

TFI™ Friday 17th and 24th Nov

TFI™ Friday 17th and 24th Nov

The next TFI™ Friday will be the 1st Dec prior to our home game v Cartha on 2nd Dec. This due to selfishness of globetrotting volunteers. We cant name them for legal reasons but lets just call them Len and Kindla J (not their real names!) Other volunteers are also away at this time (Tennis, Golf in Spain and Portugal cited as reasons!!) So the next two TFI ™Fridays are on hold. We encourage our refined guests with equally refined palates to keep up their tasting skills until we meet again. NO FREE nibbles shock for two weeks screams the Courier headlines! Bar NOT to open at 5.30 ish.

RUGBY stuff. Next Sat 18th Nov we host Marr RFC in the Cup here at Mayfield with a 1.30 KO. The Mighty Titans have their next game scheduled as Thursday 30th Nov at Strathmore under lights with a 7pm KO. – Subsequent to this notice we have had to withdraw due to a front row crisis

This week in history. In 1882 only two years after the rugby club was formed one of the Eagles Billy the Kid met an unfortunate end. He never donned the Crown after that. Good kid that Billy.

In 1956 Elvis makes film Love me Tender. (Next Text deleted by Ed) There is much more history to report on but time and space forbids more here until next time.

Plan for the Presidents New Years Party this year on the 1st January starting at 1.30pm. Come and first foot the Rugby Club in the traditional way. Bring a few nibbles to share!

We hope you have an enjoyable Rugby experience this week and next.

TFI Friday™ 10th Nov 2017

TFI Friday™ 10th Nov 2017

What a week that was! Went in a proverbial flash. Last weeks wine was a true classic of Chilean Viniculture from Australia a light coloured Pinot Noir and a nutty Double Gloucester Cheese a very acceptable pairing. FREE nibbles© were a delight with double baked bacon and other things which were braw. What delights will we taste this week? You will need to come along and find out. This week the bar opens at a new time of 5.31 because the roadworks at Lochee Rd are sorted.J

No Club Rugby this week as the Autumn Internationals will have started.

BUT you can watch the first of these in your Clubhouse! Scotland v Samoa Bar opens at 1.45 on Sat with the KO at 2.30. Must be something FREE so…feel free to bring something!

Kaleem Baretto in action for Marr

Next home game on 18th Nov is the Cup game v Marr who are doing quite well in the Premiership. Great to welcome back our chums at Marr and of course Kaleem Barreto who is doing very well for them.

Geo in action for the reds

Caleys Reds v The South was played on Tuesday night with the South emerging as winners. George Arnott and Danny Levison played a good part in this but Alan Brown was injured so couldn’t play. Colin Sangster was head coach. A good turnout from the Dundee High Rugby brigade there as well in a supporting cast.

This week in history. In 1887 the first HSFP Rugby Club medic Doc Holliday died of TB. He only served 7 years since the Club started in 1880. He was a bit of a troublemaker and had an on off relationship with then President Jim Scott.

In 1875 just before the Rugby Club got off the ground Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull were declared hostile from the US government! Well Sherlock if you try and kill them all and drive them from their lands what do you expect. Both were promising back row players. In 1918 WW1 ended with some lessons learned?

Hope you have a great Rugby weekend. Come on Scotland.

October Lotto Winners

October Lotto Winners

£100        S Fraser
£50          J Eadie
£30          J Mussen


This months winners include Jon Mussen aka The Wolf, claiming third prize in the draw. He is said to be investing in equipment to help blow down the three little pigs’ house.

The lotto runs every month, So if you fancy an extra hundie in your hippie why not give it a shot? Visit the lotto page here for details on how to enter

Match Report Aberdeen Grammar v Dundee HSFP, Rubislaw, 4th Nov 2017

Aberdeen Grammar v Dundee HSFP

4 November 2017

Fortified by Gordon Thomson’s lunch hospitality, a larger than usual collection of Dundee buffties made its way down to Rubislaw, hoping for the retention of the Dallas Allardice cup, on a bright, sunny afternoon, with a slight breeze blowing down the slightly soft park.

Although recollection may be sketchy, it seems that, in this observer’s day, players didn’t get injured to any great extent. Then, when hamstrings were invented in 1984, they assumed a role as a blight on the modern game. Nowadays, head knocks have taken over as a curse to be endured at all levels. So it was with Dundee at Rubislaw, where a head knock to Paddy Hamilton after only 3 minutes, was compounded by a head knock to Andy Redmayne shortly before half-time. As if that wasn’t enough, Cammy Matheson was obliged to leave the field in the second half with a recurrence of symptoms from a previous head knock.

Head knocks, Dundee could have done without, with their consequent disruption to playing formation. As it was, however, it was Dundee who showed the greater promise in the first half, playing with the breeze at their backs and down the slight slope.

Gradually exerting a grip on proceedings, Dundee took the lead in 18 minutes, when a forwards’ drive after a line-out led to Ali Mackie touching down against his former club. Kieran Scoular was on the mark with the conversion and Dundee were ahead 0-7

Although Dundee had the greater share of territory and possession, the defensive lines of both sides were generally sound and neither side showed much scoring threat. There was therefore no further scoring until a Grammar infringement in 28 minutes offered Kieran a penalty opportunity, which he duly accepted to stretch the lead to 10 points.

The game continued with Dundee maintaining the greater share of the game, although penalty offences by the visitors allowed Grammar opportunities in the Dundee half. It was not until 43 minutes, however, that a kickable penalty chance came Grammar’s way and stand-off Bryn Perrott took advantage, to reduce the leeway: 3 – 10 and the final scoring action of the half.

Half-time: Aberdeen Grammar 3 Dundee HSFP 10

A half of little incident, with both side going through the motions in a game crying out for a line-breaker, or a move which would breach the organised defences.  Playing in the opposition half, with increased discipline and ball retention was the exhortation for the Dundee side’s second half effort.

A penalty goal for Grammar 6 minutes into the half by Bryn Perrott was equalised by another from Keiran for Dundee almost immediately after, but, in general play, it was Grammar who were assuming control and the Dundee defence was being stretched.

Game on in 52 minutes when Dundee were penalised 10 metres from their line and 15 metres in from touch.  Grammar opted for a scrum, Greig Ryan picked from No 8 and fed Grant Walker and the right-winger squeezed over for the try. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful and Dundee were now only two points ahead.

Grammar were building momentum and took the lead in 59 minutes, 14-13, when Dundee were penalised in front of the posts, 10 metres out, giving Bryn Perrott a straighforward chance.

Grammar were still in the ascendancy, moving the ball well across the park, and an extension of the lead did not seem far off. In the event, centre Nathan Clough was able to break through an attempted tackle and make for the line and a try, converted by Perrott and Grammar were 21-13 ahead.

Grammar sealed the game in 72 minutes when a scrum drive gave Greig Ryan the opportunity to touch down from No 8. Bryn Perrott slotted the conversion and Grammar were 28 – 13 ahead.

The remaining minutes brought some desperate Dundee attacking, but to no avail. A great break from defence by Ali Mackie set Ewan Campbell on a long run down the right wing gave the visiting support some hope, but the chance was lost and that was a close as Dundee got in the remaining stages.

Full time: Aberdeen Grammar 28 Dundee HSFP 13

So, the Dallas Allardice cup returns to Aberdeen. With the set-back of three players being lost to the consequences of head knocks, Dundee didn’t have their problems to seek, but credit to Grammar who dug in for the first half and took control in the second. Only consolation is Dundee won both drink-offs after the match.

Dundee scorers:

Try Scorer Ali Mackie

Try: Ali Mackie

Conversion: Keiran Scoular

Penalties (2) Keiran Scoular

President Tosh’s Message

SRU disciplinary actions against Howe Of Fife

Club members may well be aware of the recent fines and sanctions against players, coaches and officials of Howe of Fife RFC after incidents on a team bus involving so called ‘initiation ceremonies’ also following recent newspaper comments on similar practices down South. We would remind all players, coaches, officials and supporters that our Club has a zero tolerance of any actions that may bring our highly respected Club into disrepute. If anyone has any concerns regarding this then please let me or any official know as we take our duty of care very seriously towards all Club members.

Gerry Tosh

President Tosh

President, Dundee High Rugby.



Team to play Aberdeen Grammar (A) 1400 KO, for Dallas Allardice trophy

Team to play Aberdeen Grammar (A) 1400 KO, for Dallas Allardice trophy:

15. Kieran Scoular
14. Ronan Joy
13. Cameron McCrimmon
12. Andrew Hamilton
11. Danny McGinn
10. Rory McGinn
9. Henry Sampson

8. Daniel Levison
7. Patrick Hamilton
6. Alasdair Mackie
5. Andrew Redmayne
4. George Arnott
3. Alan Brown
2. Angus Fraser
1. James Forrester

16. Cameron Mathieson
17. Neil Dymock
18. Angus Farquhar
19. Jack Paladini
20. Ewan Campbell

Meet at Mayfield at 1030