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Play-Off Final

The Wasps played some very good rugby at the weekend at Gala Wanderers Sevens for an excellent  tournament win. This Tuesday is the Wasps Sevens at the Greenyards so come along to support the boys  The Ladies also won The St Andrews Sevens on Saturday. Well done to both sides.

Down at Berwick in a tournament of only 12 teams we lost both group games. Firstly a physical battle to Kelso and then very narrowly to Jed. As has often been the case in recent years we have to balance the effects of being involved in the sharp end of the fifteens season. As always we will do our best to send 10 players to Langholm to hopefully pick up some KOS points on Saturday and will support Peebles 7s with as strong a squad as possible on Sunday, no matter the outcome in the playoff.

It's quite a feat to be in a position to defend our title in this first ever BT Premiership play off final. Not all of you will be a fan of the play-offs and I can understand that but players are really excited being involved in such a huge game. Heriots will be firm favourites as they have been the form side this year and have home advantage. We go there as Champions determined to make it four titles in five years, a real tough ask but one we are very proud to have earned the opportunity of doing by winning the semi final away to Ayr. It's been a very open title race this year in terms of games lost however Heriots style and ability to play open rugby has seen them finish well ahead of the rest. The teams have been involved in three great games this season. The first at the Greenyards was the high quality Charity shield match in which Heriots just pipped us, the second again at GY was an absolute try fest and wonderful to watch. The third a very tense and thrilling match where Richard Mill's last play drop goal gave us the league double over the league leaders. So no matter what your thoughts on play-offs are we ask that you head to Goldenacre for what should be a great game of rugby. One where defeat would be  obviously disappointing but absolutely no disgrace in a season where we have defended our title with pride. We have given it our best shot, you can argue that normally it wouldn’t have been good enough therefore to have this opportunity is special, we genuinely feel we have nothing to lose; just go there and give it the best we can we are the underdogs for once. Success, should it happen, would be very special indeed but our opponents will feel exactly the same and will do everything to be the ones smiling at the end. So no matter what the result is please be there to share the story and equally we promise we will return to the Clubrooms asap for an end of season drink and a few laughs. Let's do the club game proud - big crowd (shared gate monies!!) entertaining rugby - tears of joy - tears of disappointment, a few beers and a chance to moan with us or a chance to share a smile. The joys of life all rolled into 80 minutes......

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Mike Dalgetty
Director of Rugby


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