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We are an over 35's team who play various friendlies and in Golden Oldies Rugby Festivals.
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2 More Sleeps 'til Carrick02-May-2012 13:01  top of page
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Rearranged Fixture06-Mar-2012 09:25  top of page
Saturday 17th March 2012
RBS East Reserve League Pod B
Forrester 3rd XV v Livingston 2nd XV
Venue Forrester
Kick off 3pm (opposition could not play at 11am)
French Invasion19-Feb-2012 21:47  top of page
Saturday 25th February 2012

Forrester Rubies v Broken Arms RFC (Republique Francaise)

Saturday 25th February 

kick off 12pm.

Vive la Vieille Alliance

Forrester RFC Club Jumpers15-Jan-2012 20:58  top of page
Club Jumpers are currently available price £38 in various colours.
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4th Scottish Golden Oldies Tournament07-Jan-2012 20:44  top of page
Venue - Madras Rugby Club 19th May 2012
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Forrester Rubies have been invited to participate in this years Scottish Golden Oldies Tournament being held at Madras Rugby Club on Saturday 19th May 2012.

If you are over 35 and wish to participate or just want to come up for the Craic drop me an email and I will forward you on the details.

Forrester Open01-Aug-2011 18:20  top of page

Congratulations to Mark Wyper who won the Forrester Open with Mark Cadle winning the lowest scratch score.

Forrester Rubies Match07-Apr-2011 10:50  top of page
Friday 8th April 2011
Forrester Rubies 10-30 Club Olympique Castelnaudais
Forrester 2nd XV03-Jan-2011 12:01  top of page
8th Jan 2011
We are currently trying to play one of the previously postponed league fixtures for saturday 8th January. Opposition will be confirmed later.
2nd XV Man of the Match19-Sep-2010 15:21  top of page
Forrester v Boroughmuir
Man of the match this week for the 2nd XV was Mark Bruce who receives two complimentary tickets to an Edinburgh game of his choice donated by Edinburgh Rugby.
Training18-Jun-2010 11:12  top of page
Saturday 19th June 2010
Training will be at 11am come to the club in kit and ready to start. It will consist of rugby style circuits and then touch rugby.
Edinburgh v Ulster16-Apr-2010 21:34  top of page
The Voice of Rugby 19-Jan-2010 10:42  top of page
Bill McLaren
Commentator Bill McLaren, known popularly as the "voice of rugby", has died at the age of 86.
Mr McLaren, from Hawick, retired in 2002 and received an OBE, CBE and MBE for services to the sport.He began commentating on BBC radio in 1953 and moved on to television six years later.
He went on to earn the respect of players, fans, and spectators by being the best-researched commentator rugby had ever seen.
Mr McLaren died at 1030 GMT in the community hospital in his hometown of Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

All Matches Off15-Jan-2010 09:49  top of page
Saturday 16th Jan 2010
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All 3 senior fixtures are off due to Edinburgh Leisure deeming the pitches unplayable.
Childrens Christmas Party13-Dec-2009 10:11  top of page
Sunday 13th December 2pm - 4pm
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Today is the childrens christmas party at the club.


1st XV and 2nd XV Matches OFF20-Nov-2009 18:23  top of page
3rd XV Match On
Forrester 3rd XV v Murrayfield Wanderers 3rd XV at Craigmount 1pm ko meet at 11.45am at club.
There will now be a training session at Craigmount on the astro turf for the 1st XV and 2nd XV teams.
Meet at Craigmount at 12pm
1ST xv Match Postponed14-Nov-2009 10:00  top of page
Reminder of SRU Code of Conduct03-Nov-2009 10:50  top of page





This Code of Conduct is the “IRB Code of Conduct”, amended only so far as is necessary to apply to the game of Rugby in Scotland. Scottish Rugby is obligated to adopt the IRB Code of Conduct in this fashion and to ensure it is observed by all.


The Code

Code of Conduct for clubs, coaches, players and match officials and persons connected in anyway with the game of Rugby in Scotland.


All persons:-

(1) must ensure that the Game is played and conducted in accordance with disciplined and sporting behaviour and acknowledge that it is not sufficient to rely solely upon the match officials to maintain those principles;

(2) shall co-operate in ensuring that the spirit of the Laws of the Game is upheld and refrain from selecting players guilty of foul play;

(3) shall not repeatedly breach the Laws of the Game;

(4) shall accept and observe the authority and decisions of referees, assistant referees, match officials and all other rugby disciplinary bodies;

(5) shall not publish or cause to be published criticism of the manner in which a referee or assistant referee handled a match;

(6) shall not publish or caused to be published criticism of the manner in which Scottish Rugby handled or resolved any dispute or disciplinary matter resulting from a breach of the IRB Bye-Laws, IRB Regulations Relating to the Game, Championship/Cup Rules, other Scottish Rugby rules or processes or IRB Laws of the Game;

(7) shall not engage in any conduct or any activity on or off the field that may impair public confidence in the honest and orderly conduct of a match, tour, tournament or series of matches (including, but not limited to, the supply of information in relation to the Game, directly or indirectly, to bookmakers) or in the integrity and good character of any person;

(8) shall promote the reputation of the Game and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute;

(9) shall not commit a doping offence as defined in IRB Regulation 21 (Anti Doping);

(10) shall not abuse, threaten or intimidate a referee, assistant referee or other match official, whether on or off the field of play;

(11) shall not use foul or abusive language or gestures towards referees, assistant referees or other match officials or spectators;

(12) shall not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or discriminate against any other person on the ground of their religion, race, colour or national or ethnic origin;

(13) shall not do anything which adversely affects the Game of Rugby Football, Scottish Rugby, any member club or other Union of the IRB or any commercial partner of the Game in Scotland.


Every person is under an obligation to comply with this Code of Conduct.

The Scottish Rugby Union is obliged to monitor compliance with and impose sanctions for breaches of the Code of Conduct by persons under its jurisdiction.

For breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Discipline Panel of Scottish Rugby may impose such penalties as it deems appropriate.



Dobbins Stalwart Passes Away25-Oct-2009 17:08  top of page
On Sunday 25th Oct 2009 John Wright who the seasoned Carrickfergus Tourists among us will remember as John the night porter from Dobbins Inn sadly passed away.
John who for many a year would let the boys back in to Dobbins at all hours then serve up liquid refreshments sometimes even right up until breakfast time without as much as a grumble, a true gentlemen in every respect.He will be sadly missed.
I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my own and the clubs condolences to Johns family and friends.
Andy McCulloch
Training Thursday22-Oct-2009 10:23  top of page
Thursday 22th October
Training is at Craigmount High School this Thursday we do not have the changing facilities so come along changed and ready to start 6.30pm sharp.

Edinburgh Fixtures14-Oct-2009 07:38  top of page

Micro & Mini's Training11-Oct-2009 20:14  top of page
Monday Evenings
As from Monday 12th October the Micro and Mini training at the club will start at 5.30pm.
Forrester 3rd XV v RHC 3rd XV09-Oct-2009 14:40  top of page
Match Postponed
Due to call ups to the 2nd XV, injuries and flu/cold bugs I had to call off the 3rds fixture, RHC have kindly agreed to the game being played later in the season.
Sunday 3rd October 200902-Oct-2009 11:45  top of page
3 In 1 Bonanza At Club.
This Sunday the club will be open all day and there are 3 games available for viewing.
1st 11am ko Forrester U15's v Gala U15's (National U15's Cup).
2nd 12.30pm ko Rangers v Celtic (Live on Sky)
3rd 4pm ko Ospreys v Edinburgh (Live BBC2 Wales)
Pool and Darts competitions throughout the day numbers permitting.
First Outing For New Playing Kit25-Sep-2009 18:27  top of page
Saturday 26th Sept 2009
Saturday will see the 1st and 2nd XV sporting their new playing kit kindly supplied by Viking Rugby Wear our new kit suppliers.
The 2nd XV are at home so come down and watch what should be a cracking match aginst a Dunfermline 2nd XV whose 1sts are currently 4 divisions above our 1st XV.
New Match Day Programmes Available13-Sep-2009 10:00  top of page
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Matchday programmes for season 2009/10 will be available for both 1st and 2nd XV home league games.

They can be purchased from behind the bar on matchdays.

The Brodies Have A Son 06-Sep-2009 13:59  top of page
Sunday 6th Sept 2009
Congratulations to Ewan and Lynne Brodie on the birth of their son James Ian Brodie born today 06/09/09 at 14:21 weighting in at 7lb 3 oz, mother and baby doing well, father exhausted.
1st and 3rd XV Fixtures Postponed04-Sep-2009 11:52  top of page
5th September 2009
1st and 3rd XV matches have been postponed due to the Forrester pitch being waterlogged.
The pitches down in Hawick are in fine fettle so 2nd XV game is still going ahead.
Hawick 2nd v Forrester 2nd XV  2pm kick off
Training17-Jul-2009 09:37  top of page
Saturday 18th July 2009
Training will be at Silverknowes on Sat morning meeting at 10.30 am.
ring with you trainers and boots/mouldies along with your own water for use during training.
See location opposite- We can park on marine drive and walk down to the grass area where we can set up drills / games etc.
There are no changing facilities so come ready to train, (dry clothes for the drive home/to club afterwards would be advisable going by the weather forecast
Training07-Jul-2009 10:49  top of page
Tuesday 7th July 2009 (tonight)
Tonights training will be a step up to contact work and "live work" so come prepared with your usual pads, gum shields ect.
2009 British and Irish Lions in South Africa16-Jun-2009 19:04  top of page
Date Time Home             Away Venue
30-May-2009 15:00 Royal XV 25 - 37 British & Irish Lions Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
03-Jun-2009 19:10 Golden Lions 10 - 74 British & Irish Lions Coca-Cola Park
06-Jun-2009 15:00 Golden Lions 24 - 26 British & Irish Lions Vodacom Park
10-Jun-2009 19:10 Sharks 3 - 39 British & Irish Lions The ABSA Stadium
13-Jun-2009 15:00 Western Province 23 - 26 British & Irish Lions Newlands
16-Jun-2009 15:00 Southern Kings 8 - 20 British & Irish Lions Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
20-Jun-2009 15:00 South Africa 26 - 21 British & Irish Lions The ABSA Stadium
23-Jun-2009 19:10 Emerging Springboks 13 v 13 British & Irish Lions Newlands
27-Jun-2009 15:00 South Africa 28 v 25 British & Irish Lions Loftus Versfeld
04-Jul-2009 15:00 South Africa 9 v 28 British & Irish Lions Coca-Cola Park
British & Irish Lions 2009
Country Representatives
Ireland 14
Wales 13
England 8
Scotland 2

Lee Byrne (Wales) Rob Kearney (Ireland)
Shane Williams (Wales) Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
Ugo Moyne (England) Luke Fitzgerald (Ireland)
Tommy Bowe (Ireland)
Tom Shanklin (Wales) Jamie Roberts (Wales)
Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland) Keith Earls (Ireland)
Riki Flutey (England)
Fly Half
Ronan O'Gara (Ireland) Stephen Jones (Wales)
Scrum Half
Mike Phillips (Wales) Harry Ellis (England)
Tomas O'Leary (Ireland)
No 8
Jamie Heaslip (Ireland) Andy Powell (Wales)
David Wallace (Ireland) Stephen Ferris (Ireland)
Alan Quinlan (Ireland) Joe Worsley (England)
Martyn Williams (Wales)
Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales) Paul O'Connell (Ireland)
Donncha O'Callaghan (Ireland) Simon Shaw (England)
Nathan Hines (Scotland)
Gethin Jenkins (Wales) Adam Jones (Wales)
Andrew Sheridan (England) Phil Vickery (England)
Euan Murray (Scotland)
Jerry Flannery (Ireland) Lee Mears (England)
Matthew Rees (Wales)
A Poem to Ponder Before Captains Day Libations05-Jun-2009 10:26  top of page
By Robert Burns
In honest Bacons ingle –neuk
Here Maun I sit and think,
Sick o’ the warld and warld’s folk,
An’ sick, damn’d sick, o’ drink.

I see I see there is nae help,
But still doun I Maun sink,
Till some day laigh enough I yelp:-
‘Wae worth that cursed drink!’

Yestreen, alas! I was sae fu’
I could but yist and wink;
And now, this day, sair I rue
The weary weary drink.

Satan, I fear thy sooty claws,
I hate thy brunstane stink,
And aye I curse the luckless cause,
The wicked soup o’ drink.

In vain I would forget my woes
In idle rhyming clink,
For, past redemption damn’d in prose,
I can do nought but drink.

To you my trusty well try’d friend,
May heaven on you still blink,
And may your life flow to the end,
Sweet as a dry man’s drink.

(To William Stewart by Robert Burns)

Forrester Rubies & Golden Oldies Sydney 201025-May-2009 23:32  top of page
Updated 26-May-2009
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Forrester Rubies
Golden Oldies Sydney 2010

Forrester Rubies have a mention in Golden Oldies eNews Rugby - May 2009 click here to view


Miller Sevens Change of Start Time20-May-2009 09:18  top of page
Saturdays Miller Sevens meet time is now 11am.

Community Development Officer Position06-May-2009 23:53  top of page

The Community Development Officer previously employed by the Forrester React 2 Rugby Trust no longer works with us. To avoid any uncertainty about React 2 Rugby fulfilling its objectives in relation to the work it does in schools, Bill Smith has enlisted the help of Gavin Sisson and Niall Clawson to assist him for the moment.

Meantime the Trust is advertising for a full time Development Officer. click here to view the advert

NO SLEEP TIL CARRICK29-Apr-2009 23:43  top of page
JESUS blesses the tourists
Carrickfergus Meeting Tonight28-Apr-2009 10:50  top of page
Tuesday 28th April
A reminder that the Pre Carrickfergus meeting is tonight at the club immediately after training approx 8pm-8:15pm.
You will be given your tour t-shirt and rugby top.

MAGNERS LEAGUE24-Apr-2009 13:42  top of page
Match will be played Saturday May 9th 14:30 kick off
Call 0131 346 5180 for tickets

Results12-Apr-2009 10:20  top of page
Saturday 11th April 2009
Forrester 2nd XV 20-0 Stew Mel 3rd XV (walkover)

Result09-Apr-2009 21:07  top of page
Thursday 9th April 2009
Forrester 2nd XV 44-12 Heriots 3rd XV

Hands Up Who Fell For This03-Apr-2009 09:00  top of page
April Fool
It has been decided by the National 2nd XV League Administrator that due to fixture congestion and the need to complete our league games by 11th April that Saturdays fixtures are as follows

11am at Forrester - Forrester 2nd XV v Heriots 3rd XV

3pm at The Gyle - Forrester 2nd XV v Stew Mel 3rd XV

I have argued the point that this is unfair but have been informed that the decision stands.

Photos from Sunday09-Feb-2009 17:28  top of page
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All games Off07-Feb-2009 10:46  top of page
Saturday 7th Feb 2009
Kilmarnock 1st XV v Forrester POSTPONED

Forrester 2nd XV v Heriots 3rd XV POSTPONED

Forrester U18's v BATS U18's POSTPONED

2nd XV LEAGUE MATTERS07-Feb-2009 09:00  top of page
A message from the Chairman of the 2nd XV League.
"As chair of your organisation can I point out that there have been one or two results this season where the result, to a neutral, could be considered surprising.
All clubs are reminded that, in the spirit of the game of rugby and of acting with integrity, where there is no 1st XV game no player who started the previous 1st XV game, no matter how long ago, may play save with the clear agreement of the opposition prior to KO.All players too must be registered with the club.

This issue keeps cropping up and is at once the strength and the weakness of our leagues.Club officials and team managers must ensure that all players are eligible."

Sandy Kilpatrick
(Taken from the SRU website)
Results31-Jan-2009 12:36  top of page
Saturday 31st January 2009
Forrester 1st XV 12-23 Newton Stewart 1st XV

Stewarts Melville 3rd XV v Forrester 2nd XV -POSTPONED

Forrester 3rd XV 17-15 Preston Lodge 3rd XV - At Forrester 3pm ko

Results25-Jan-2009 09:39  top of page
Saturday 24th January 2009
Caithness 1st XV 14-9 Forrester 1st XV

Forrester 2nd XV 43-0 Murrayfield Wanderers 2nd XV.

Ross High 2nd XV 52-7 Forrester 3rd XV

Results18-Jan-2009 20:05  top of page
Saturday 17th January 2009
Forrester 1st XV 12-32 Whitecraigs 1st XV

Edinburgh Accies 3rd XV v Forrester 2nd XV Match Postponed

Howe of Fife 2nd XV 34-12 Forrester 3rd XV

Forrester U18 18-13 Currie U18

Results11-Jan-2009 10:00  top of page
Saturday 10th January 2009
Forrester 1st XV 21-3 Broughton 1st XV

Forrester 2nd XV 10-7 Livingstone 2nd XV

Forrester 3 20-0 Kinross 2 (Double Walkover)

Forrester U18 7-10 Biggar U18

Happy new Year02-Jan-2009 05:09  top of page
All the best for 2009 to everyone involved with Forrester RFC.

Results14-Dec-2008 15:31  top of page
Saturday 13th December 2008
Glasgow Academicals 1st XV 29-7 Forrester 1st XV
Watsonians 3rd XV 12-24 Forrester 2nd XV
Forrester 3rd XV v Edinburgh Academicals 4th XV (Postponed)
Boroughmuir U18 20-0 Forrester U18

Saturday 6th December 200806-Dec-2008 11:22  top of page
All Games Off
Forrester 2nd XV (Postponed) Linlithgow 2nd XV
Royal High Corstorphine 3rd XV (Postponed) Forrester 3rd XV
Forrester 1st XV (Postponed) Linlithgow 1st XV
Forrester U18 (Postponed) Edinburgh BATS U18

Results30-Nov-2008 16:12  top of page
Saturday 29th November 2008
Stewartry 1st XV 39-5 Forrester 1st XV
Forrester 2nd XV (Postponed) Lasswade 2nd XV(Frozen Pitch)
Forrester U18 11-17 Perthshire U18.

Team Selection28-Nov-2008 14:15  top of page
Forrester 2nd XV v Lasswade 2nd XV
Saturday 29th November 2008
Kick off 14:00
Meet 12:30

1. S. Findlay
2. D. Inglis
3. C. Gordon
4. R. Rogowski
5. I. Beveridge (Jnr)
6. C. Lowe
7. A. McCulloch
8. D. Armstrong
9. S. Panther
10. A. Panther..(Captain)
11. D. Leiper
12. R. Scott
13. B. Lategen
14. C. Jones
15. C. Bradford
16. D. Nicol
17. M. Cadle
18. S. Malden
19. N. Clawson
20. D. Marr
21. S. Scott
22. D. Flynn

Results24-Nov-2008 10:43  top of page
Saturday 22nd November 2008
Forrester 1st XV 16-19 Hawick YM 1st XV
Meggatland 1st XV 28-7 Forrester 2nd XV
Forrester 3rd XV 5-73 Falkirk 2nd XV
Portobello U18 15-12 Forrester U18

Sunday 9th - Head Wetting05-Nov-2008 16:01  top of page
This is a little invite for everyone, partners and kids included, to join Myself, Caroline and Baby Lana for a few drinks at the Boroughmuir Rugby Club on Sunday the 9th from around 2pm. I have met most of the players now and some partners and thought it would be a good chance to meet some more and also for some to meet Caroline and maybe 'Wet' llittle Lana's head too.  
For the players we rarely get a chance to watch other teams play, as we all generally play on a saturday and this sunday BMuir play Stirling and we will get a good view of the game from the upstairs room that i have hired out. There will be an option to go pitch side to take in the action but they may ask for an entrance fee (i will try sort cheap rates for anyone on the day).
There will be a few Beers, Wines, Juices and Snacks for everyone and we would love it if you can make it even for a short time. If you can let me know on thursday or saturday so i can work out numbers, that would be great. Feel free to invite other friends as the more the merrier and everyone is welcome (even Wee Al and Shunty)
Cheers M'Deers
Andy K
Fixtures02-Nov-2008 18:00  top of page
Saturday 8th November 2008
Hillfoots RFC 1st XV v Forrester RFC 1st XV - 2pm ko
Forrester RFC 2nd XV v TBC
Forrester 3rd XV v Ross High 2nd XV - 2pm ko
Musselburgh U18 v Forrester U18 - 2pm ko

Results02-Nov-2008 17:00  top of page
Saturday 1st November 2008
Forrester 1st XV 8-12 Greenock Wanderers 1st XV.
Grangemouth 2nd XV 8-38 Forrester 2nd XV.
Forrester U18 26-6 Lasswade U18

Forrester U18's v Perthshire U18's25-Oct-2008 09:35  top of page
Saturday 25th October 2008
Forrester U18's v Perthshire U18's
Craigmount High School kick off 1.30pm
The game was only arranged at 9.30am this morning so sorry for the short notice.

3rd XV match Postponed24-Oct-2008 19:15  top of page
The 3rd XV match against Falkirk 2nd XV has been postponed due to both Forrester and Union Park being waterlogged.

Fixtures20-Oct-2008 11:30  top of page
Saturday 25th October 2008
Highland 1st XV v Forrester 1st XV.
Heriots 3rd XV v Forrester 2nd XV.
Forrester 3rd XV v Falkirk 2nd XV.
Nairn U18's 0-20 Forrester Colts (Walkover)through to the next round of the cup competition

Results20-Oct-2008 11:22  top of page
Saturday 18th October 2008
Forrester 1st XV 8-8 Kilmarnock 1st XV.
Murrayfield Wanderers 2nd XV 24-5 Forrester 2nd XV.
Forrester 3rd XV 7-24 Edinburgh University Potter Row.
Preston Lodge U18's 15-45 Forrester Colts.

Results13-Oct-2008 11:11  top of page
Saturday 11th October 2008
Newton Stewart 1st XV v Forrester 1st XV,POSTPONED

Forrester 2nd XV v Stewarts Melville 3rd XV POSTPONED

Preston Lodge 3rd XV 31-10 Forrester 3rd XV

Forrester Colts 15-3 Murrayfield Wanderes U18'S

Forrester Rubies Match Cancelled05-Oct-2008 13:16  top of page
Sunday 5th October 2008
Forrester Rubies V Selkirk
Match cancelled as Selkirk had to many call offs after yesterdays games

Results05-Oct-2008 11:02  top of page
Saturday 4th October 2008
Forrester 1st XV 17-22 Caithness 1st XV

Livingston 2nd XV 5-51 Forrester 2nd XV

Royal High Corstorphine U18's V Forrester U18's

3RD XV Match Postponed04-Oct-2008 10:56  top of page
Forrester 3rd XV v Currie XV is postponed.
Presentation of a Signed Edinburgh Shirt by David Blair and Ben Meyer to Forrester Rugby Club03-Oct-2008 08:32  top of page
Tuesday 7th October 7pm
On Tuesday 7th October at 7pm, Linda Gordon from Edinburgh Rugby along with David Blair and Ben Meyer from Edinburgh Rugby will be down at Forrester Rugby Club to present a signed Edinburgh Rugby top (framed) to the club.The players will be happy to pose for pictures on the evening.
I would hope for a good turn out for this event to show our appreciation as Edinburgh Rugby are putting in a lot of effort to make the Associate Club Scheme a success.

Division 5 E&S23-Sep-2008 09:59  top of page
Reshedule of Fixtures
Grangemouth 3rd XV have withdrawn from Div 5 E&S so the league fixtures have been resheduled.
The 3rds now have an away fixture against Kinross 2nd XV this week. The remainder of the fixture will be updated on the website in the near future.

Fixtures21-Sep-2008 09:31  top of page
Saturday 27th Sept 2008
Whitecraigs 1st XV v Forrester 1st XV

Forrester 2nd XV v Edinburgh Accies 3rd XV

Kinross 2nd XV v Forrester 3rd XV

Results21-Sep-2008 09:24  top of page
Saturday 20th September 2008
Forrester 1st XV 10-17 Glasgow Accies 1st XV

Heriots 3rd XV 7 tries - 3 tries Forrester Select

Edinburgh Accies 4th XV 73-0 Forrester 3rd XV

Forrester Colts v Haddington u 18's

Carrickfergus 2009 Tour Meeting12-Sep-2008 19:23  top of page
Tuesday 7th October 2008
The first tour meeting will be held on the above date after the presentation by Edinburgh Rugby of the signed strip.Topics will include ideas for the tour theme (note to new tourists do not give Norrie McHardie an opportunity to go in drag).

Results07-Sep-2008 15:00  top of page
Saturday 6th September 2008
Forrester 1st XV 29-14 Stewartry 1st XV.

Forrester 2nd XV 15-53 Watsonians 3rd XV

Golden Oldies Festival is scrum-thing else 03-Sep-2008 12:32  top of page
Andy, Dunkan and Sean Findlay Make Debut for The Cancer Research Crusaders, Sponge, Kev Weir and Ian Lee on for the Opposition

BACK in the days when The Beatles were called The Quarrymen and a coach was what you travelled to a match in, a first-ever game of rugby cost me my two front teeth.
Move on nearly 50 years and now the game for hooligans played by gentlemen has just deprived me of any remaining shred of sporting dignity having been substituted in favour of an 83-year-old.
Except that this occurred on the opening day of the Air New Zealand World Golden Oldies Festival taking place in Edinburgh and where, as I discovered, all that really matters is living up to the slogan "Fun, Friendship and Fraternity."

Too many cooks spoil the broth, or so the proverb goes. But, when it comes to the furthest travelled team in the festival – all the way from the Cook Islands – then what is a bystander supposed to do when they are a "player" short?
The answer, of course, is to step into the breach which is how I found myself lining up alongside the likes of venerable dairy keeper Taringa Matenga and 68-year-old Sir Frederick Goodwin, Head of State and the Queen's Representative in that part of the South Pacific. We also had on board a scattering of Aussies from a team known as Knackered Bulls, from Townsville.
Our opposition were the Cancer Research Crusaders and, while they were drawn together to raise funds for that most estimable of causes, there was no charity out on the pitch as young and old galloped (okay waddled) about, determined to make the most of the occasion.
And why not? Golden Oldies Festivals only take place every two years with not a second to be wasted in what was a match like no other.

At one stage a try was disallowed after "too flash" a build up while it was incumbent on the official to provide a running commentary so as everyone knew that players wearing red shorts (60-64) could only be "claimed" while gold shorts signified no tackling at all was permitted.
All these innovations worked surprisingly well even for a reporter who'd gone along to, well, report and ended up playing. The icing on the cake was getting a deeper insight into just how good the "real" players are and seeing first-hand how dedicated the more social disciples can be.

Team-mate Maki, a retired bus driver, whose boss at the Raratonga Bus Company, Kevin, is also on the trip, explained: "To reach Edinburgh we flew four hours to Auckland then 32 hours to London via Singapore. "When we arrived in England we'd missed our connection so we slept overnight in the airport lounge before reaching Edinburgh on Monday morning." That such an odyssey was considered worthwhile was evident on the faces of my adopted team-mates including Sir Frederick, who proudly told his story. He said: "After retiring as Chief of Police – I'm proud to say we have virtually no crime and only the occasional homicide every five to ten years – I embarked on the first of three spells so far as Head of State and Queen's Representative."The best bit of the job is serving my country and I was privileged to receive my knighthood in Wellington from the Prince of Wales while Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip kindly invited my wife and I to stay overnight in Windsor Castle a few years ago on the occasion of their golden wedding."

From sleeping in castles to airport corridors that's the beauty of rugby in bringing players old and young (well, 35 is the age-limit) together, and one player who celebrated becoming eligible with the first try of the festival early in the day was Mauricio Dias, a Chilean turning out for Aberdeen Strollers. It was an appropriate score with Strollers being the first Scots ever to play in a Golden Oldies Festival and Mauricio was ecstatic."I travelled 15,000 kilometres from my home in Conception, Southern Chile, to take up a rugby scholarship in Britain, eventually finding myself at Edinburgh University where my playing career was ended by a knee injury."I liked Edinburgh so much I stayed, completed a masters degree, and became a hotel manager. All the time I've been sending back notes and photographs from a great rugby country to Chile so that one day we might improve. To play again myself is a huge thrill."

Let me echo those sentiments after my boots were ceremoniously binned in 1996 following a match in the company of my son. Hopefully it won't be another 12 years before I venture across the touchline. There seems to be room for everyone in Golden Oldies rugby – even us hacks – and, among those spotted at the other end of the scale were Wallaby legend Mark Ella and British Lions Gavin Hastings and Iain Paxton.

The next festival is planned for Sydney in 2010 and, who knows, the pain might even have subsided by then with the memory of a grand day out representing the Cook Islanders and Knackered Bulls guaranteed to live on. As for the match score I suspect we lost – nobody was counting – but if we did who better to lose to than opponents who have each had the misfortune to be touched by cancer in some way?

Golden Oldies Fixtures03-Sep-2008 06:23  top of page
Thursday 1.45pm v Eastwood Charcoals (Australia)pitch 1 Roseburn
Saturday 11.15am v Edinburgh Accies, pitch 1 Roseburn

Forrester Rubies 10-10 Box Hill Unquenchables/ Cornish Jacks

Golden Oldies Rugby Festival31-Aug-2008 22:32  top of page
Monday 1st September 2008
The opening ceremony is Monday 1st Sept and we will be meeting at the Black Bull in the Grassmarket at 4.30pm, dress will be kilts and a top bearing a Forrester Badge.

Result31-Aug-2008 22:02  top of page
Saturday 30th August 2008
Hawick YM 1st XV 15-6 Forrester 1st XV

Confirmed Squad for The Golden Oldies Rugby Festival28-Aug-2008 02:20  top of page
Mon 1st Sept-Sat 7th Sept
golden oldies web site
S. Findlay
B. Findlay
D. Armstrong
I. MacLaren-Lee
D. Banks
A. McCulloch
R. Irwin
C. Lewis
S. Cameron
T. Kelly
J. Banks
S. Hunter
C. Fraser
A. Knight
P. McAleer
D. Nicol
G. McLoughlin
K. Weir
M. Evans
R. Noble
D. Inglis
R. Fleming
Obituary 23-Aug-2008 07:50  top of page
David Davies

DAVIES David (Dave) (Corstorphine) Peacefully, at St Columba's Hospice, after an illness bravely fought, on Saturday, August 16, 2008, surrounded by his family, Dave (formerly of Ethicon), aged 58 years, much loved husband and best friend to Anne, dearly loved by his sons David, Andrew and Ross and his extended family of Lauren and Matthew, special grandad to Cameron and Zara and loved son-in-law of Mike and Evelyn, loving brother to Liz. Dave will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A funeral service will be held at Warriston Crematorium Lorimer Chapel, on Saturday, August 23, at 12 noon, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations in aid of St Columba's Hospice can be made on retiral of the service.

Published by the Scotsman Publications on 20 Aug 2008.

Minutes silence to be observed at all upcoming senior games to include Livingston vs Forrester on Thursday evening and the weekend fixtures.

Dave was a founder member of the club.

Result21-Aug-2008 18:26  top of page
Thursday 21st August 2008
Livingstone 1st XV 10-12 Forrester 1st XV

Squad for 21-Aug-200820-Aug-2008 22:50  top of page
Livingston v Forrester

Livingston Match Tomorrow night. Meeting time is 5.30pm if your going to the club first or 6pm at Livingston. Please get there sharp so we can fully prepare for the match.

As you know the 2nd team fixture is unfortunately cancelled but there is a 2’s game on Sat so anyone not involved or in need of more game time will play then.


See you there DD

Results17-Aug-2008 08:06  top of page
Saturday 16th August 2008
Forrester 1st XV v Marr 1st XV

Ross High 2nd XV 35-5 Forrester 2nd XV

Friendly Result05-Aug-2008 11:19  top of page
Saturday 2nd August 2008
Kelso 48-0 Forrester
Merchiston Castle 2nd XV 15-10 Forrester Colts

Rugby's Big Day Out04-Aug-2008 17:23  top of page
Edinburgh Rugby Pre Season Match
As part of our membership of Edinburgh Rugby's Associate Club Scheme we get various benefits throughout the season. The first of these are in the form of a limited number of free tickets for the London Wasps game.

Edinburgh Rugby v London Wasps
Venue - The Castle,Murrayfield
Saturday 23rd August 2008.
ko 14:30

Gates open at 12:00 for a family fun day which includes kids activities and other various forms of entertainment.

Good Rapport Building04-Aug-2008 12:00  top of page
This was found on
Compliment bethanboo02 (09-11-2007)
This place I have to say was brilliant! I found myself stuck with twenty under elevens eight adults and nowhere to watch a Wales game. I phoned Forrester Rugby Club and not only did they let us all in, they also gave us a specific area in their club to watch the game from and made us feel really welcome. My friends from Wales left Edinburgh with a fantastic opinion of Scottish hospitality and good old fashioned kindness. I hear they have a pretty good rugby side too. So thanks if anybody from Forrester ever reads this.

1st and 2nd XV Fixture Against RHC04-Aug-2008 11:23  top of page
Saturday 9th August
The arranged double header against Royal High Corstorphine Cougars this week has had to be cancelled as RHC had double booked the game with us and Watsonians.
We are trying to arrange alternative fixtures.

Golf Tournament18-Jul-2008 22:46  top of page
Forrester Open 2008 (Carricknowe)
I got my daughter to draw names out a hat for the teams.
Meet at 10.50 1st tee off 11.20am.

1. Andy McCulloch 8 , Euan McComiskie 5 , Kevin Weir 4 , Brian McCulloch 12.
2. Mark Cadle 4 , Scott Edmondson 9 , Alan Panther 12.
3. Paul McAleer 8 , Paddy Bree 15 , Andy Knight 8 , Stu Panther 13.
4. Nicky Drew 11 , Derek Panther 15 , Davie Nicol 10.
5. Stew Fulton 9 , Gavin Downie 9 , Dougie Dingwall 15 , Craig Panther 11.
6. Paul McDonald 9 , Paul Rogers 8 , John Duffy 8.

There will be prizes for the winner, longest drive, nearest the pin and a booby prize. Prizes will be alcohol and golfing accessories (kindly donated by Scott Edmondson)

Weather Forecast for The Golf18-Jul-2008 06:24  top of page
Saturday: heavy showers, Max Temp: 16C (61F), Min Temp: 10C (50F)

Max Temp: 16C (61F), Min Temp: 10C (50F), Wind Direction: N, Wind Speed: 17mph, Visibility: poor, Pressure: 1004mb, Humidity: 67%, UV risk: low, Pollution: low, Sunrise: 04:54BST, Sunset: 21:45BST

Poker Knights !!! 10-Jul-2008 07:31  top of page
Every Sunday
click to view full image for : Poker Knights !!!

I know you guys love your poker so i thought i would let you know that i run a poker night at Bennets Bar at Tollcross, beside the Kings Theatre, Every Sunday from 7pm. Always beer deals on and some spirits too.

Everyone welcome.....but Stookie if you are coming then wear a mask as i do not want the other punters too scared to play!!!

Cheers M'Deers

Andy K

Scotland Rugby Savings Account08-Jul-2008 18:35  top of page

In the first partnership of its kind, Scottish Widows Bank and Scottish Rugby have launched a savings account which when opened, can directly support the growth of grass-roots rugby across Scotland.

Through this new commercial partnership, Scottish Widows Bank aims to support Scottish Rugby in their drive to increase the amount of rugby played in state secondary schools by making an annual donation of 0.4% of the total account holders balance.

This donation will help each school's Rugby Champion to buy personal coaching kits, provide specialist rugby equipment and expertise should the school reach levels of advanced participation.

Launching the account follows the success of Scottish Rugbys Rugby Champion pilot in the central region last year, where the number of affiliated rugby schools rose from 7 to 17, and the number of school teams has risen from 39 to 48 (23%) in just a single academic year.

With Rugby Champions now being rolled out across Scotland the initiative is expected to help take the number of Scottish state schools playing rugby from 184 to 300, over the next three years.

Rugby Champion Ambassador and Scotland back-row forward, Ally Hogg, welcomed the new account: "It is vital, for the future of Scottish rugby, that we support rugby at all levels and all ages to create more rugby opportunities for Scotlands state school children.

The Scotland Rugby Savings Account is a fantastic way for Scottish rugby fans to save money, earn interest and play their part in providing rugby opportunities for Scotlands state school children through a scheme that will not only benefit Scottish rugby but the whole of Scotland by encouraging more young people to be fit and active."

The Scotland Rugby Savings Account offers competitive interest rates of 5.25% for 6 months, easy access, internet banking and can be opened with as little as 100.

Graeme Hartop, Managing Director at Scottish Widows Bank said: Linking up with Scottish Rugby for the launch of the Scotland Rugby Savings Account is a way to further develop Scottish Widows Banks business but additionally help Scottish Rugby to develop grass-roots rugby in Scotland, whilst paying Scottish rugby supporters a competitive rate of interest on their savings.

7'S Player for Standard Life Team07-Jul-2008 11:00  top of page
Matt Evans has accepted the invite to go to the tournament.

7's Player Wanted 04-Jul-2008 15:30  top of page
Wanted 1 Player to go on tour with Standard Life Next weekend Friday 11 July (meet at 1.00pm Waverley Station) return on Sunday evening about 8.00pm.
7's to be played so someone with a bit of pace would be nice... but as Fish and Cableguy are in the team fitness is not the issue.
All you need to pay for is your train fare at 71 and your beer money as 2 nights B&B in the Marriott and entry fee has already been paid for.
Physio Mo is also going to treat any aches and pains (and she's playing touch)
If you are interested please get in touch txt or call best 07974 117 659

Cheers Cableguy
Colts to Seniors 2008-200902-Jul-2008 10:26  top of page
I would like to welcome the colts who are moving up the the senior ranks this season and hope they enjoy themselves both on and off the park.
The new players are:
Mark Banks
Niall Clawson
Stuart Flynn
Alistair Green
Sean Hanlon
Scott Leitch
Stephen Malden
Daniel Marr(Spoogie)
Jamie Scobie
Dominic Somerville
Lee Walsh

Training19-Jun-2008 11:57  top of page
Saturday 21st June 2008
This Saturday training is at Craigmount High School meet at 11.30am changed and ready to start at 12:00pm.

Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival (over 35's)06-Jun-2008 10:34  top of page
September 1st-8th

Forrester now have a team registered for this competition, it is the opportunity to play against teams from all over the world and to enjoy a few light refreshments along the way.

I now need all players who said they would play to confirm their attendance. A fee of 55 pound per player is required asap.
We are at present trying to secure a strip sponsorship so if anybody has any rich friends or family have a word with them as I believe the event will be televised for a future programme.

Entry money gives each player tickets for the opening ceremony (free drinks) and the closing ceremony and a few other bits and pieces.

Not to be missed.

for more information click here

Trinity Mixed Touch Rugby Tournament05-Jun-2008 07:01  top of page
Saturday 26th July 2008
Trinity Accies are holding there 3rd annual mixed touch tournament on July 26th. The Kick off will be at 11am. Entry will be 40 pound per team and 30 pound for U18’s; with squads of 10 that’s only 4 & 3 per head.
The tournament is a group based competition. 4 groups of 5 each team in there group will play each other once with 3 points being awarded for the winner, 3 points for a bye, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for a loss and 0 points for a forfeit. If there are teams level on points then it will go down to try’s scored. If the teams are still level then it will go down to a drop goal competition to separate the teams. After the teams have played each another the top 3 in the group will go into the semi finals of the cup, bowl and plate respectively and then onto the finals.
Marriage In Carrickfergus27-May-2008 06:31  top of page
Kirk & Glenda MacEwan
This Saturday our old coach Angus MacEwans eldest son Kirk was married to Glenda Dodds after a 14 year courtship. In attendance from the club were Garry McLoughlin, Sean Hunter, Davie Nicol and Andy McCulloch.

Message from Dougie Dingwall15-May-2008 05:15  top of page

As some of you may already know we are intending to have a players meeting on Tuesday 20th of May at the club. ( 7pm for 7.30pm start )

As has been done before we will have a chat about the past season and discuss plans for next season as well as introducing the new member of our coaching team - Andy Knight.

Gordon Lyons will go over plans for preseason work and will offer advice to those who want it for specific weights / fitness work.

Once we've had a brief chat we can have a couple of beers and get some poker/pool/darts comps on the go.

Please forward this on to anyone who you think is not on the list or anyone you know who may be interested in coming along to play at forrester.

Look forward to seeing you there


Division 4 E&S 2008/0913-May-2008 14:30  top of page
The league is being split next season and the intended line up for Division 4 E&S is as follows.

Forrester 2XV
Linlithgow 2XV
Edin. Accies 3XV
Stewarts Melville 3XV
Watsonians 3XV
Grangemouth 2XV
Lasswade 2XV
Heriot 3XV
Livingston 2XV
Murrayfield Wanderers 2nd XV

Miller Sevens 12-May-2008 04:51  top of page
Saturday 17th May 2008
This Saturday we have the Miller Sevens at the club meet at 11.30 first game 12pm (ish)
Can players bring their own refreshments for pitchside!!(passing on this message)

For those of you new to the club and format I will explain briefly what is involved. All participating players names are placed in the hat and teams are drawn at random so you could be in a team full of forwards if you are really lucky.

Fixtures01-May-2008 12:57  top of page
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th May 2008
The Carrickfergus Sevens.....YAHOO

Sunday sees us compete in the annual match against Carrickfergus for the Jimmy Robertson Memorial Trophy which we have won on 3 of the last 4 occasions.

Season 2007/200801-May-2008 10:20  top of page
Last nights victory over relegated Grangemouth finally brings the curtain down on a season of highs and lows.

The 1st XV got off to a great start winning the first 5 league games of the season, but a mixture of bad weather and injuries took its tole and wevdrifted out of the promotion places. Currently we lie in 3rd spot with Highland requiring a bonus point win at Linlithgow to displace us. Over the past 2 years under the coaching of Dougie and Moff the club has been rejuvenated with in excess of 30 players at each training session and also winning promotion last year and being just one place off doing the same again this year. This has come to the attention of other clubs both this year and last with both Dougie and Moff having had offers to move to other coaching positions.Last year they turned the offers down, this year Moff decided that the Assistant Coach at Heriotts was to good a position to turn down and we wish him all the best in this venture. Thankfully Dougie has decided to stay with us for the time being and will be joined by Andy Knight.

The 2nd XV after winning the league last season and losing in the play off by a solitary point had a much tougher task this time round with the introduction of 3rd teams from Premiership clubs namely Watsonians, Stew Mels, Heriotts, Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Accies as it turned out from the 10 games against these teams we were only on the losing side on 3 occasions, which was in fact the only defeats suffered on league duty all season managing to beat all our existing opponents both home and away, thus winning the league again for the 3rd time in 4 years. The playoffs beckoned yet again and this time it was against Perthshire 2nds at Dunfermline, sadly we were turned over 27-10(enough said). Next season sees the current league structure change agin with the top 8 clubs plus Livingston and Murrayfield Wanderers 2nd XV's joining us.

The 3rd XV this year managed to play more games than they missed and considering that a lot of clubs have struggled to field 2 teams I think this stands us in good steed for next season when the 3rds will join the National 2nds League set up and go into the league formed from the teams from the 2nds league who finished outwith the top 8 and a few others who will be announced at a later date. Matt Evans took over the Match day running of the team mid season and has done a great job, thanks Matt. Next season we have around 9 colts coming up to swell the senior ranks which means more bodies available to make sure we put out a 3rd XV every week, then we can even start thinking about resurrecting the Rubies

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all players and coaching staff for their contributions both on and off the park this last 12 months and now we can now enjoy our repective end of season jaunts to both Carrickfergus and Belgium.

IRB Hall of Fame: You decide!30-Apr-2008 08:21  top of page
Vote for the IRB Hall of Fame.

follow the link hall fame you decide

then select the link for the century to see who to vote for, note the number
"20.6" - for Dr. John Wilson ‘Jackie' Kyle (Queen University and Ireland) in the 20th century
"19.1" - for Edinburgh Academy and Merchiston Castle School* (Scotland) in the 19th century

then send and email to with the numbers MAX of 2 per century.

Photos from Dinner Dance30-Apr-2008 04:30  top of page
click to view full image for : Photos from Dinner Dance

Photos of dinner dance

to see Scammy's photos click here

to see Jesus's photos click here


Results21-Apr-2008 10:19  top of page
Saturday 19th April 2008
Forrester 1st XV 27-14 Glasgow Accies 1st XV

Dinner Dance 200821-Apr-2008 05:37  top of page
Saturday 26th April 2008
This Saturday is the Dinner Dance and the players of the year will be announced, If you have not already informed me of your 2nd and 3rd player of the year you have untill Friday evening 25/04/2008.
1st team player of the year will be voted for at the AGM this Wednesday.

Results13-Apr-2008 18:13  top of page
Saturday 12th April 2008
Forrester 1st XV 10-16 Caithness

Forrester 2nd XV 10-27 Perthshire 2nd XV click here for photos

Colts Triumph06-Apr-2008 10:11  top of page
Forrester Colts won the Plate against hosts Ross High at the weekend.

Congratulatios to Dunkan Armstrong04-Apr-2008 12:21  top of page
Scottish Touch European Championship Team
I am delighted to announce that Dunkan Armstrong has made the team for the over 35's Scotland Touch team for the European Championships taking place in Paris this July.
Hopefully Dunkan can be part of another team who will win silverware this season.

Trevor Kelly from RHC who has played for the 3rds a few times this season has also made the team.

This Weeks Birthdays04-Apr-2008 07:42  top of page
Happy Birthday to Allan Panther, Jordan Kay and Gavin Sisson who all celebrate their birthdays this week, Allan being the eldest of the trio, Jordan is still coming to terms with not being a teenager anymore as is Gav, who is taking it a whole lot better
I am sure they will be having a few lemonade's this weekend to celebrate.

Fixtures31-Mar-2008 12:42  top of page
Saturday 5th April 2008
Forrester 1st XV are sending a team down to Haddington for their Sevens Tournament..

Forrester 2nd XV v Keswick 1st XV- 12.30pm ko

Preston Lodge 3rd XV v Forrester 3rd XV

Division 4 Play Off30-Mar-2008 12:56  top of page
Saturday 12th April 2008

Forrester 2nd XV v Perthshire 2nd XV

Venue Dunfermline RFC. Kick Off 3pm
McKane Park
Limekilns Road
KY12 7XA

Champions26-Mar-2008 22:51  top of page
Div 4 East & Southern
Forrester 2nd XV Were crowned Champions this evening after a comfortable 24-3 victory over Ross High 2nd XV.

View The Carrick Tour Shirt26-Mar-2008 05:55  top of page
The tops have now been ordered due to time restraints on getting the printing done in time for tour.
Results23-Mar-2008 12:24  top of page
Saturday 22nd March 2008

Forrester 1st XV 7-28 Howe of Fife 1st XV

Lasswade 2nd XV 7-36 Forrester 2nd XV

Trinity 2nd XV 0-20 Forrester 3rd XV (Walkover).

Result09-Mar-2008 09:14  top of page
Saturday 8th March
Forrester 2nd XV 24-6 Linlithgow 2nd XV

Results12-Feb-2008 13:37  top of page
Saturday 16th February 2008
Forrester 1st XV 12-41 Aberdeen GSFP in the Cup

Edinburgh Accies 3rd XV 48-12 Forrester 2nd XV

Forrester 3rd XV v Biggar 3rd XV-Walkover

All 3pm kick offs
Out of Hospital29-Jan-2008 19:38  top of page
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Having spent 6 days in hospital with 2 fractures to my spine I am now back at home.
Thanks to all the texts and visits during that period they were appreciated.


Match Off26-Jan-2008 06:09  top of page
Union Park Waterlogged
Forrester 2nd XV v Linlithgow 2nd XV has been postponed due to a both Forrester and Union Park being waterlogged.
1st and 3rds games going ahead so come along and lend your support to either team.

Congratulations25-Jan-2008 22:45  top of page
A New Arrival
Congratulations and our best wishes go to Ian McLaren-Lee and his wife Annabel on the recent birth of their baby daughter Elspeth.

Congratulations to Chris Lowe25-Jan-2008 15:30  top of page
An Officer and a Gentleman

Congratulations go to Chris Lowe (soon to be Midshipman Lowe) on passing his Admiralty Board this week.
At a date still to be confirmed Chris will be accepting a commission in Her Majesty's Royal Navy.

Fixtures21-Jan-2008 12:18  top of page
Saturday 26th January 2008
Linlithgow 1st XV v Forrester 1

Forrester 2 v Linlithgow 2nd XV (venue TBC)

Forrester 3 v Dunbar 2nd XV (venue TBC)

Results20-Jan-2008 08:00  top of page
Saturday 19th January 2008
Forrester 1st XV v Grangemouth 1st XV (Match postponed due to waterlogged pitch)

Forrester 2nd XV 22-3 Grangemouth 2nd XV

Penicuik 2nd XV 7-24 Forrester 3rd XV

3rd XV Match Postponed12-Jan-2008 03:44  top of page
Edinburgh Northern postponed the match due to a waterlogged pitch.

1st XV Game Off10-Jan-2008 23:19  top of page
Forrester V Caithness
Due to Caithness staying in a hotel on Friday night we had to give them an early decision on the playability of the match and due to a severely waterlogged pitch the match has been postponed.An alternative date will be announced in due course by the SRU.

Fixtures06-Jan-2008 18:17  top of page
January 12th 2008

Forrester 1st XV v Caithness 1st XV -Postponed (Waterlogged pitch)

Forrester 2nd XV v Lismore 2nd XV

Forrester 3rd XV v Edinburgh Northern 2nd XV

Venues to be confirmed for Saturdays 2nd and 3rd XV Games on Thursday evening.
Baby Boy29-Dec-2007 20:41  top of page
Congratulations to Craig and Amy Panther on the birth of their son Rory.

2nd XV Fixture13-Dec-2007 07:35  top of page
Forrester 2nd XV v Edinburgh University 3rd XV

Edinburgh University as expected have cancelled this fixture due to insufficient numbers resulting in a 20-0 walk over.
There will be no alternate fixture organised and instead we will have a joint 2nd-3rd XV team for the fixture with Murrayfield.

CONGRATULATIONS11-Dec-2007 09:33  top of page
New Addition

Congratulations to Kenny & Nikki Taylor on the birth of their son Jay.

Teamlist for 01-Dec-200730-Nov-2007 06:01  top of page
Teams for 01-Dec-2007
Fixture Forrester 1st XV v Glasgow Academicals 1st XV Fixture Kinross 2nd XV v Forrester 2nd XV 
League National League Division 2 League Division 4 East & Southern
KO 14:00 KO 14:00
Meet 12:45 Meet 11:45
At Club At Club
Notes Notes
1 D. Allan 1 C. Gordon
2 D Moffat 2 S. Findlay
3 R. Merrilees 3 J. Deans
4 E. Brodie 4 A. Best
5 N. Gunderson 5 N. Drew
6 D Dingwall 6 R. Douglas
7 R. Davidson 7 M. Di Meola
8 K. Taylor 8 R. Inglis
9 C. Panther 9 F. Lamont
10 S. Edmondson 10 A. Panther
11 P.J. Crolla 11 G. Downie
12 S. May 12 R. Scott
13 S. Roseburgh 13 J. Kay
14 S. Broadfoot 14 S. Scott
15 S. Fulton 15 G. Sisson
16 G. Joss 16 A. Nimmo
17 C. Bradford 17 P. McAleer
18 G. Smith 18 C. Lowe
19   19 J. Glancy
20   20 C. Fraser
21   21 M. Evans
22   22  
23   23  
24   24  
25   25  
Results15-Oct-2007 06:04  top of page
Saturday 20th October 2007

Caithness 1st XV 8-18 Forrester 1st XV

Lismore 2nd XV 0-101 Forrester 2nd XV

Results08-Oct-2007 07:02  top of page
Saturday 13th October 2007

Forrester 1st XV 6-5 Highland 1st XV

Watsonians 3rd XV 17-19 Forrester 2nd XV

Forrester 3rd XV 20-0 North Berwick 3rd XV (Walkover)

Results07-Oct-2007 17:22  top of page
Saturday 6th October 2007

Kilmarnock 1st XV 14-8 Forrester 1st XV

Forrester 2nd XV 45-0 Preston Lodge 2nd XV

Forrester Colts 42-17 Livingstone Colts

Italy V Scotland 01-Oct-2007 10:33  top of page
6 Nations 2008
Anyone interested in going to Rome for the Scotland game on the 15th March 2008 can you let me know ASAP approx cost 300 for flights and 4 nights Hotel.
6 Nations Tickets01-Oct-2007 10:26  top of page
Ticket lists are up in the clubhouse for the opportunity of getting tickets for next years 6 Nations games, remember you have to be a paid up member to put your name down.
Results24-Sep-2007 11:43  top of page
Saturday 29th September 2007

Forrester 1st XV 56-22 Allan Glen's 1st XV

Forrester 2nd XV 20-0 Edinburgh Accies 3rd XV(Walkover)

Forrester 3rd XV 53-19 Penicuik 2nd XV

Ross High U18's 12-24 Forrester Colts

Results24-Sep-2007 10:27  top of page
Saturday 22nd Sept 2007

Glasgow Academicals 1st XV 24-36 Forrester 1st XV

Edinburgh University 3rd XV 19-41 Forrester 2nd XV

Forrester Select 5-17 Trolls( Bordeaux)

Training17-Sep-2007 10:36  top of page
Tuesdays training will now take place tonight (Monday 17th Sept 6.30pm sharp) to allow people to watch the Scotland V Romania game.

This Weeks Results10-Sep-2007 11:39  top of page
Saturday 15th September 2007

Forrester 1st XV 31-30 Dumfries 1st XV

Forrester 2nd XV 21-46 Stewart Melville 3rd XV

Saturday 8th September 200709-Sep-2007 17:02  top of page
Stewartry 1st XV 6-41 Forrester 1st XV

Forrester 2nd XV 125-0 Kinross 2nd XV

Stevie Scott equalled the club record of 6 tries in a match jointly held with Peter Thompson,Andrew Stanton and Jan Piernef.

Saturday 1st Sept 200701-Sep-2007 00:00  top of page
Forrester 1st xv 52-3 Newton Stewart 1st xv

Falkirk 2nd xv 0-39 Forrester 2nd xv

Team Photos 200728-Aug-2007 19:45  top of page
forrester 1st XV 2007 click for larger picture forrester 2nd XV 2007 click for larger picture forrester U18 XV 2007 click for larger picture
Saturday 25th August 200719-Aug-2007 04:25  top of page
Forrester 2nd XV v Helensburgh 2nd XV ko 12.15pm.
Forrester 1st XV v Helensburgh 1st XV ko immediately after the 2nds game.
Forrester 3rd XV game cancelled as unable to get opposition.
2nds meet at the club for 11:00am.
Liberton 1st XV v Forrester 2nd XV (Friendly)15-Aug-2007 11:09  top of page
Saturday 18th August 2007
Liberton 3-21 Forrester 2nd XV
MOM Robbie Scott.
Forrester 2nd/3rd XV v Larne 2nd XV14-Aug-2007 15:37  top of page
Match Cancelled
Larne are unable to bring a team over.
Forrester Open 200730-Jul-2007 13:00  top of page
Saturday July 28th 2007
The first Forrester Open went well with 20 players along with caddies and spectators making up the total attendance.
The competition was won by Garry McLoughlan with Paul McAleer coming a close 2nd.Longest drive nearest the pin were won by Brian Geddes and Colin Dewar respectively.
A big thank you to all who came along, hopefully we can now run this on an annual basis.

Pre-season Training Has Started20-Jun-2007 05:54  top of page
Dust Off The Cobwebs
Pre-season has started in earnest Thursdays & Tuesdays down at the club 6.30pm.
I am sure Dougie and Graeme will be looking for a good turn out to start the process of surpassing last seasons achievements.
New players of all ages and standards always welcome.

Jamie Petries Stag Night05-Jun-2007 10:19  top of page
click to view full image for : Jamie Petries Stag Night Thank you to all that came to my stag night, it was a good night, unfortunatly we did not get a burger my apologies for that.I ended up being poured into judiths car at the end of the night, thank you all again for a great night.

jamie p
(aka kung fu elvis)
Blog this
Scottish 2nd XV League Division 4 East & South29-May-2007 06:58  top of page
click to view full image for : Scottish 2nd XV League Division 4 East & South The trophys were presented at the Scottish 2nd XV AGM at GHA rugby club.

Scottish 2ndXV National League AGM22-May-2007 06:31  top of page
Wednesday 23rd May 2007
Myself and Graeme Joss are going to the AGM to collect the trophy for winning the Division 4 East & Southern League. I will try to arrange the guys involved throughout the season for a photograph with the trophy.

2007 Selkirk Over 35s Photos20-May-2007 15:54  top of page
click here for 2007 Selkirk Over 35s Photos
Players Meeting18-May-2007 06:24  top of page
Tuesday 22nd May 19:30
There is a players meeting at the rugby club Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30pm, it is to outline training plans for over the summer and plans for next season.

Selkirk over 35's Tournament13-May-2007 14:54  top of page
Saturday 19th May 2007
UPDATE : Bus leaving Union park 10:30am Sat morning

Maurice Brown from The Corstorphine Old Codgers is fielding a team at Selkirk this Saturday and is looking for players, there are 8 Forrester players said they are interested so far. There will be 2 training sessions at Union park this Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm.
Anyone interested let me know at

New Driving Licences available08-May-2007 06:27  top of page
Get your new official Driving Licence approved by easyJet only available to forgetful tourists.
Season End and Dinner Dance Photos03-May-2007 17:51  top of page
click to view full image for : Season End and Dinner Dance Photos New Photos added for Dinner Dance and Season End click here
2nd/3rd XV Player of the Year01-May-2007 14:12  top of page
Congratulations to Allan Panther who was voted player of the year by his fellow players with our President Craig Lewis coming 2nd.
Div 4 Play Off. Saturday 28th April 200726-Apr-2007 12:00  top of page
Forrester 2nd XV v Kirkcaldy 2nd XV
2pm kick off at Kinross R.F.C.
King George V Playing Fields, The Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8AU directions from forrester

We need as many people at training on Thursday (excellant turn out on Tuesday evening)to give ourselves every opportunity to win this game.
The team will be chosen Thursday after training.
If for any reason the Kirkcaldy game does not go ahead we have alternative opposition in place.
We have a section in Wikipedia26-Apr-2007 07:37  top of page
Forrester RFC @ wikipedia
Play Off Fixture23-Apr-2007 06:27  top of page
At present Kirkcaldy have put a complaint into the chairman of the Scottish 2nd XV League regarding us asking for a postponement due to injuries and first team call ups. It is my belief that they are trying to claim the game on default.
Whatever happened to this gentlemens game, when teams decide to play a fair few first team players to try and score 239 points in two games or even better try to claim the game on a technicality.........shouldn't think Kirkcaldy should be frightened of us..........should they!!

Upshot is we are none the wiser to a playoff date if the game goes ahead at all.

1st XV Gain Promotion14-Apr-2007 22:42  top of page
Congratulations to the firsts who won promotion today on the back of a 29-5 victory over Trinity achieving 2nd place in the league,well done to all involved.
Forrester Select V Sutton & Epsom Touring XV11-Apr-2007 05:31  top of page
Saturday 14th April 2007
Due to a poor response to the 2nds v 3rds game and the need for the 2nds to keep up match fitness for the play off game I have taken a fixture against an English touring team.

Forrester V Sutton & Epsom RFC.ko 12.30pm meet at the club 11.15am

Fixtures09-Apr-2007 10:53  top of page
Saturday 14th April 2007
Forrester 1 V Trinity ko 3pm
Forrester 2/3 V Sutton & Epsom RFC ko 12.30pm

The firsts are now in a position that a victory against Trinity on Saturday will guarantee promotion to National League Division 2.
The fixture against Sutton & Epsom will kick off 12.30pm so we can then give the boys our support in their push for promotion.

Forrester 2nd XV v Kirkcaldy 2nd XV07-Apr-2007 08:28  top of page
Saturday 7th April 2007
This game has now been postponed by the League Committee as Kirkcaldy would not agree on their own.
This was done due to the number of injuries, call offs and call ups which depleted the 2nd taem squad.
The fixture is now scheduled for Saturday 28th April 2007.
The first team are playing against Musselburgh today kick off 2.30pm in the shield so if you were playing today you can now come along and give the boys your support.
Update on Play Off Game06-Apr-2007 09:39  top of page
Forrester 2nd XV V Kirkcaldy 2nd XV
Due to call ups, call offs an injuries we have been forced to seek a postponment of this fixture.
Latest news is that the league committee have given Kirkcaldy 3 alternative dates of 28th April, 5th May and 12th May,Kirkcaldy have already rejected Wednesday 11th, Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st,their Committee will make a decision later this afternoon on the other dates.

Scottish 2XV Leagues Div4E Play-off (for promotion to Div. 2)02-Apr-2007 02:06  top of page
Date: Saturday 7th April
Venue: Malleny Park, Balerno (Currie RFC)
KO: 3pm
League Champions01-Apr-2007 07:59  top of page
Forrester 2nd XV
After waiting on Lasswade finishing their league games and not managing the required 239 points difference from 3 games, althought they managed two incredible scorelines with 114-0 win over Falkirk and an 79-0 win over Linlithgow................!!!!
we are now Champions.
League positions 3rd March 200706-Mar-2007 05:30  top of page
Team P W D L For Ag. PD Points
Forrester 2nd XV 13 11 0 2 420 100 320 35
Lasswade 11 9 0 2 195 93 102 29
Grangemouth 11 6 1 4 209 128 81 24
Lismore 10 6 0 4 116 199 -83 22
Linlithgow 10 5 0 5 143 116 27 20
Ross High 10 2 0 8 66 192 -126 14
Falkirk 11 1 1 9 75 230 -155 14
Fife Southern 8 1 0 7 34 200 -166 10

Team P W D L For Ag. PD Points
Edinburgh University 14 12 0 2 601 139 462 38
Portobello 14 10 1 3 281 210 71 35
Dunbar 16 8 1 7 464 272 192 33
Forrester 3rd XV 15 7 0 8 338 361 -23 29
Trinity Academicals 11 8 0 3 312 198 114 27
Edinburgh Northern 15 4 0 11 174 403 -229 23
Ross High 3rd XV 13 4 0 9 77 302 -225 21
Penicuik 9 4 1 4 267 193 74 18
Dalkeith 9 3 1 5 87 176 -89 16
Preston Lodge 3rd XV 10 1 0 9 58 405 -347 12
Fixtures04-Mar-2007 16:18  top of page
Saturday 10th March 2007
There are no league games this week and due to the 1.30pm kick off in the Scotland V Ireland game there are no friendlies either.
Training Tuesday and Thursday as usual.
Result26-Feb-2007 13:38  top of page
Saturday 24th Feb 2007
Forrester 2nd XV 14-10 Perthshire 2nd XV

Last Weekend 3rd XV20-Feb-2007 13:00  top of page
click to view full image for : Last Weekend 3rd XV Last weeks 3rd XV before the hiding.
Results17-Feb-2007 21:10  top of page
Saturday 17th February 2007

Forrester 43-14 Lismore
Forrester 2nds 34-0 Lismore
Trinity 82-7 Forrester 3rds
Jed Forest V Forrester (Cup Replay)28-Jan-2007 06:42  top of page
Wednesday 31st Jan 2007
Jed Forest V Forrester ko 7.30pm (Away)
Meet at the club 4.30pm leaving approx 5pm a mini bus and various cars will be used for transport.
Results27-Jan-2007 23:14  top of page
Saturday 27th Jan 2007
Ross High 0-29 Forrester 1
Ross High 7-29 Forrester 2
Leith/Inverleith 15-25 Forrester 3
Fixtures17-Jan-2007 09:00  top of page
Saturday 20th January 2007
Forrester 1 V Jed Forest (National Cup 4th round Kick off 1.30pm)

Grangemouth V Forrester 2 (postponed)

Forrester 3 V Penicuik (League 2pm kick off)Venue Craigmount High School

Results14-Jan-2007 09:46  top of page
Saturday 13th January 2007
Forrester 1 V Trinity (Postponed)

Forrester 2nd XV 38-0 Falkirk 2nd XV.

Dunbar 29-10 Forrester 3rd XV

Saturday 6th January 200702-Jan-2007 07:00  top of page
Whitecraigs V Forrester 1. 2pm ko(Away,League)
Kirkcaldy V Forrester 2. 2pm kick off (Away,Friendly)
Forrester 3rds no fixture.
Training over The New Year30-Dec-2006 18:30  top of page
The next training sessions will be Tuesday 2nd January and Thursday 4th January at Forrester.
Merry Christmas and A Happy 200721-Dec-2006 18:33  top of page
Wishing everyone a happy festive period and thank you all for your support and contribution to Forrester Rugby Club over the last 12 months.
Baby Daughter21-Dec-2006 10:05  top of page
My wife Judith gave birth to our daughter Eilidh (pronounced Ailee)on Wednesday morning, mother and baby are well.

Andy McCulloch
Results 16/12/200617-Dec-2006 05:45  top of page
Clean Sweep
Forrester 1sts 21-17 Hawick YM

Linlithgow 3-5 Forrester 2nds (away)

Forrester 3rds 20-0 Edinburgh University (Walkover)
Forrester 3rds V Edinburgh University14-Dec-2006 19:37  top of page
Match Cancelled
Edinburgh University have called the game off as they do not have sufficient players to fulfil the tie.
The result stands as Forrester 20-0 Edinburgh University.
Training over the Festive Period12-Dec-2006 14:51  top of page
The last training at Craigmount will be Thursday 21st December and will start again on Tuesday 9th January.
Training between these dates will be back at Forrester.
Saturday 9th December 200603-Dec-2006 06:48  top of page
Kilmarnock 19-24 Forrester 1(Cup)

Fife Southern 7-45 Forrester 2

Dalkeith 22-5 Forrester 3.
Saturday 02/12/06 27-Nov-2006 09:10  top of page
Helensburgh 10-10 Forrester 1sts

Forrester 2nds 5-13 Grangemouth

Forrester 3rds 20-0 Ross High 3rds (walkover)

Saturday 25th November 200619-Nov-2006 06:00  top of page
Bonding Day
There are no fixtures for this week so Dougie and Moff have decided to make this week a club day for all teams. The plan is a 1pm meet at the club for a bonding session (piss up).
Results Saturday 18/11/0613-Nov-2006 05:59  top of page
Forrester 1sts 25-3 Madras College FP
Forrester 3rds 8-10 Portobello
Results Saturday 11th Nov 200609-Nov-2006 17:50  top of page
Forrester 1sts 12-12 Newton Stewart
Forrester 2nds 52-10 Hamilton 3rds
Edinburgh Northern 10-12 Forrester 3rds
Carrickfergus May 200708-Nov-2006 05:09  top of page
Tour Rugby Shirts
This year we will have Cotton Oxford tops short sleeved black with white collars.
They will have the club badge and Carrickfergus 2007 embroidered on the chest.
Cost will be 18.00 per top (Names and numbers can be added later at additional cost)
Sizes are from small to XXXL-chest 46 is approx a large.

I need to know numbers required and sizes ASAP as these tops are on offer at present.
Saturdays Results 04/11/200631-Oct-2006 08:15  top of page
Lenzie 23-12 Forrester 1
Lasswade 22-10 Forrester 2
Forrester 3rds 19-30 Trinity 2nds

Congratulations22-Oct-2006 17:24  top of page
Congratulations to Ian and Annabel Lee on the recent birth of their baby daughter Rose.
Saturdays Results 28/10/200622-Oct-2006 16:58  top of page
Forrester 1st XV 57-19 Glenrothes.

Forrester 3rd XV 75-0 Preston Lodge 3rd XV

Saturdays Results 21/10/200622-Oct-2006 16:13  top of page
Forrester 1st XV 17-37 Dumfries
Forrester 2nd XV 20-12 Linlithgow
Penicuik 69-14 Forrester 3rd XV

Saturdays Results 14/10/0614-Oct-2006 13:13  top of page
Lismore 13-17 Forrester 1st XV.
Lismore 3-76 Forrester 2nd XV.
Forrester 3rd XV 12-45 Dunbar.
Forrester 3rd XV v Dunbar 2nd XV (Forrester 3pm KO)13-Oct-2006 11:33  top of page
Meet at the club 1.50pm
1. Ross Merilees
2. Billy Findlay
3. C. Gordon (Big C)
4. Alan Robinson
5. Davie Nicol
6. John Deans
7. Chris Lowe
8. Graham Beattie
9. Ewan Gorrie
10. Matt Evans
11. Gary Dempsey
12. Alex Collins
13. Jim Proffitt
14. Ian Lee
15. Robbie Scott
16. Davie Inglis
17. Nial Crawford
18. Lee Walsh
19. Ian Thomson
20. Gary Cameron
21. Ali Paisley
22. Daniel Marr
23. Steve Muldoon
Lismore 2nd XV v Forrester 2nd XV (Jack Kane Centre KO 3pm)13-Oct-2006 11:32  top of page
Meet at the club 1pm or The Jack Kane Centre 2pm
1. N. Drew
2. S. Findlay
3. G. Drummond
4. D. Mitchell
5. S. Porteous
6. A. McCulloch
7. J. Petrie
8. R. Inglis
9. C. Lewis
10. A. Panther
11. S. Scott
12. G. Henderson
13. G. Fowler
14. J. Kay
15. G. Purves
16. A. McCartney
17. G. Downie
18. G. McLuskie
19. Chris Jones
Saturdays Results 7/10/0608-Oct-2006 05:26  top of page
Forrester 1st XV 19-0 Ross High
Forrester 2nd XV 53-0 Ross High
Edinburgh University 47-3 Forrester 3rd XV
This Weeks Fixtures02-Oct-2006 05:17  top of page
Edinburgh University 3rds v Forrester 3rds (away).
kick off 3pm

Forrester 2nds V Ross High 2nds (home)
Kick off 3pm
Forrester 2nd XV v Strathmore 2nd Xv22-Sep-2006 12:33  top of page
Forrester team
1.Ross Merilees
2.Sean Findlay
3.Billy Findlay
4.Alan Robinson
5.Ali Paisley
6.Ian Beveridge (junior)
7.Ritchie Cameron
8.Jamie Petrie(Captain)
9.Sean Cameron
10.Davie Inglis
11.Jim Myles
12.Scott Henderson
13.Jim Proffitt
14.Ian Lee
15.Robbie Scott
16.Grant Henderson (2nd Half)

Next Fixture18-Sep-2006 04:26  top of page
Saturday 23rd September 2006
Forrester 2nds v Strathmore 2nd XV
ko 3pm (friendly)Home

Selection Decision15-Sep-2006 12:01  top of page
This week the 2nds and Development teams will be put together and 2 teams chosen from the resulting squad to play against Gala YM (home)and Corstorphine 3rd's (away).
This will allow a mix of experience throughout both teams and will allow both sets of players an opportunity to show the other what they are capable of on the field of play and in the bar afterwards!!

Change of Opponents15-Sep-2006 12:00  top of page
Forrester 2nd's V Gala YM(Gala 3rd XV)
Saturday 16th September 2006
Home game kick off 3pm
Meet at the club for 1.30pm

Saturday 9th September 200604-Sep-2006 10:00  top of page
Dunbar 25 - Forrester 50
Socks and Shorts30-Aug-2006 07:21  top of page
I have socks and shorts available for purchase
socks-4 pounds and shorts various sizes from 32-40 priced 6 pounds.
I will bring a selection to the club each matchday for purchase.

Forrester 2nds V Larne 2nds22-Aug-2006 07:13  top of page
Saturday 26th August 3pm KO at Forrester
Forrester 10 - 41 Larne
Try scorers Alan (Welsh)and D.Armstrong.

Seasons Try Scorers 2006/0720-Aug-2006 04:40  top of page
D. Armstrong 1.
Guest 1.
Team Sheet for Inverleith19-Aug-2006 05:51  top of page
1. Gareth Drummond
2. Billy Findlay
3. Kirk
4. Murray Watson
5. Rob Donaldson
6. Andy McCulloch
7. Sean Findlay
8. Dunk Armstrong
9. Sean Cameron
10. Craig Pake
11. Jim Proffitt
12. Matt Evans
13. Ritchie Cameron
14. Richard Irwin
15. Davie Inglis
16. Ross Merrilees
17. Ali Paisley
18. Marcel Grant
Saturday 19th August 200614-Aug-2006 12:10  top of page
Inverleith V Forrester 2nds (KO 3pm)
This is our first game of the season so if you cannot generate enthusiasm for this one then I am afraid there is no hope for you !!.
We will be giving our new strips their maiden outing this week.
Meet at the club 1pm or Inverleith for 2pm.

Saturday 5th August01-Aug-2006 15:40  top of page
Training Session (light)
The first team squad and guys that have been training regularly are away to Kelso for the week end so I thought it would be a good idea to get the 2nds down to the club for a session, ball handling/touch and try out the new calls and moves.
If there are enought players I will get a few cases of beer/lager/cider for afterwards. meet at the club for 1pm.
Can you let me know ASAP if you are coming down.
Remember we are only 2 weeks away from our first game after Saturday.

Changes In Management01-Aug-2006 07:19  top of page
This season George Middlemass has accepted the role of assisting me in the running of the team.
We were not the only team trying to get his services so I am delighted he chose us. His main functions will be helping choose the team and coordinating the team on a Saturday.

Training18-Jul-2006 10:13  top of page
Saturday 22nd July 2006
So far in the last 2 weeks we have had seven 2nd team then three 2nd team players down to train.
This part of the season is the enjoyable part with ball handling and general fitness the main priority it gets you back into the swing of things and reaquaints you with your team mates.

It would be beneficial to both the team and the individual to attend training on the Saturdays prior to the games starting, we are limited to 20 players per game this season so there will be squad selection on a Thursday evening each week.

I will sign off with a relevant line.......out of sight out of mind.....make sure that doesnt refer to you.

RamJams 21st Birthday Party06-Jul-2006 17:54  top of page
Friday 14th July
RamJam has asked me to invite all the 2nd team to his 21st Birthday Party at Forrester Rugby Club Friday 14th July 7.30pm for 8pm

Saturday 8th July04-Jul-2006 10:18  top of page
Senior Training Starts This Saturday For All Teams.
1pm Meet.
The coaches want all teams to use the same lineout codes, moves etc. With the 1st XV stepping up to Division 3, the 2nd XV having gained promotion and the Falcons pushing for places in both teams, it is crucial that as many players as possible attend training to ensure that players can move between teams as seamlessly as possible.

The Coaches will be putting the time in - Make sure you do!

(Taken from a posting on the official Forrester Website)
New Coaches04-Jul-2006 08:30  top of page
The club has appointed 2 new coaches for this season.
Graham Moffat, who will be player/backs coach and Dougie Dingwall, who will be player/forwards coach.
On behalf of the 2nd team I would like to wish them good luck in their new positions.

Fixtures 2006/200730-Jun-2006 16:39  top of page
For full fixtures click here
Date Opposition H/A League/Friendly
19-Aug-2006 Inverleith 1st XV A Friendly
26-Aug-2006 Larne H Friendly
30-Sep-2006 Falkirk A League
07-Oct-2006 Ross High H League
14-Oct-2006 Lismore A League
21-Oct-2006 Linlithgow H League
04-Nov-2006 Lasswade A League
02-Dec-2006 Grangemouth H League
16-Dec-2006 Linlithgow A League
13-Jan-2007 Falkirk H League
20-Jan-2007 Grangemouth A League
27-Jan-2007 Ross High A League
17-Feb-2007 Lismore H League
03-Mar-2007 Lasswade H League
10-Mar-2007 Carrickfergus over 35’s H Friendly
End Of Season 2006 Bash05-Jun-2006 23:32  top of page
Night out 6th May 2006
click to see the photo library
End of Season08-May-2006 11:41  top of page
I am afraid that the season did not end as we would have liked it to as we failed to retain the league title. We were beaten on Saturday by a very strong Edinburgh University side.
Rather than dwelling on this defeat I would like to thank you all for your time and effort this season and hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.
Next season we hope to be playing in the national 2nd team leagues which will mean stronger opposition for us to test ourselves against, I believe with the players we have we will cause a few surprises against the bigger teams.
Have a good summer.
Andy McCulloch..
Equipment for the 2nds08-May-2006 06:14  top of page
As most of you are aware I am an Independant Financial Adviser and I have set up a deal to get ongoing funding for the 2nds for strips,shorts,socks etc.
What is proposed is that if you guys can give me names of friends or family for remortgages, mortgages or financial advice in general the Mortgage Finance Store will make a donation for each piece of business written.
There is a link on this page which will take you directly to the website or you can contact me direct at
Andy McCulloch..
Player of the Year23-Apr-2006 12:05  top of page
Congratulations to Gareth Drummond
click to view full image for : Player of the Year Forrester 2nd XV Player of the Year 2005/06.
1st Gareth Drummond.
2nd Dunkan Armstrong.
3rd Sean Findlay/Ritchie Cameron.
Match Postponed19-Apr-2006 13:10  top of page
Edinburgh University V Forrester 2pm kick off
Match Cancelled opponents messing us about. I had originally asked for the game to be changed to May 6th, they said it was to be this week but would get back to me,they then said their guys had exams in May so we said we would play this week, they then said no it would be played on May 6th.
Forrester R.F.C. AGM17-Apr-2006 03:37  top of page
Wednesday 26th April 2006
The AGM will be held at the clubhouse on Wednesday 26th April 2006 7pm for 7.30pm.
All who are interested in the club going forward in the future should attend to get an idea on how the club is run at present also if you are a member of 2 years you will get a vote on the presidential and captain/vice captain elections.
New Areas on the Forrester RFC 2nd XV site17-Apr-2006 02:07  top of page
Some new area have been added to the web site marked with a star
These include
  • Match Reports
  • Archive News
.. and if you log in
  • Player Of The Year
  • Change Password
Edinburgh & District Cup02-Apr-2006 16:13  top of page
Saturday 8th April 2006
The teams who will attend on Saturday are.
Forrester Falcons
Ross High (3)
It is to be a 2pm start playing a mini tournament of 15-20 minutes each half.
Meet at the club 12pm
2nd XV Player of the Year 2005/0602-Apr-2006 14:30  top of page
Votes required now
Can you let me know your nominations for player of the year and give me your first and 2nd choice.
The plan is to announce the winner at the dinner dance on the 22nd April at the club.
Andy.. Log in and vote for player of the year
Club Dinner Dance £20 per person02-Apr-2006 14:06  top of page
Saturday 22nd April ( No Tickets Left)
Last years dinner dance was a terrific evening enjoyed by all so hurry and get your names down for a ticket.
The turn out from the 2nds was dissapointing last year so lets turn out in force this year.
The list is on the notice board in the clubhouse.
Playing Kit for Saturday 01/04/0627-Mar-2006 04:28  top of page
Sorry for the Inconvenience.
Our current strips have been damaged whilst being laundered and the club is currently pursuing an insurance claim.
Can all players this week bring along a yellow top of a condition fit to play rugby in.
Last Weeks Result 25/03/0621-Mar-2006 07:07  top of page
Dunbar 17-10 Forrester (League)
Man of the Match
Davie Inglis.
This Weeks Game (Sat 11th March)06-Mar-2006 04:31  top of page
Portobello V Forrester (Friendly)
This week we play Portobello at Portobello 12pm kick off meet at the club 10.30am.
Saturday 18th March 200605-Mar-2006 07:49  top of page
Forrester V Keswick
We are playing host to a touring team from Keswick 12pm kick off
Meet at the club 11am.
The early kick off allows everyone then to watch the Italy V Scotland game.
Edinburgh University V Forrester04-Mar-2006 05:22  top of page
Match Postponed
Todays match has been postponed due to lack of sunshine.
Edinburgh University V Forrester26-Feb-2006 07:25  top of page
Saturday 4th March 3pm kick off
This weeks match is a league game at Peffermill.
Meet at the club 1pm or Peffermill for 2.15pm.
This top of the table clash could possibly decide the eventual champions.
Re-arranged Edinburgh University Match21-Feb-2006 17:00  top of page
Saturday 4th March 3pm at Peffermill
We are scheduled to meet Edinburgh University on the 4th March which is a must win match if we are to win the league.
Bring along friends and Family to cheer us on and make a day of it.
Edinburgh& District 2nd XV Cup Draw21-Feb-2006 05:06  top of page
Forrester v Ross High
Portobello or Trinity v Forrester Falcons
Dalkeith or PL v Penicuik
Dunbar v Edinburgh Univ.
Forrester 42 - 12 Trinity19-Feb-2006 06:01  top of page
This Weeks Fixture14-Feb-2006 04:48  top of page
Forrester 2nd XV V Trinity 2nd XV
Venue Forrester

Kick off 3pm Saturday 18th February 2006

Meet at the club 1.30pm.

Can you let me know ASAP if you are available or not.
Very important match this week as our season draws to a close. The destination of the league is back in our hands and if we achieve 4 victories out of the remaining 4 games we retain the league.

Andy McCulloch..
Dunbar V Forrester06-Feb-2006 06:31  top of page
League Fixture (Away) 11/02/06
We have a re-arranged game against Dunbar this week Kick off 2pm,
Meet at the club 12noon.
Can you all let me know before Wednesday if you are available to play as I am off to Swansea for part two of this years Grand Slam.
New Strips31-Jan-2006 05:31  top of page
I am picking up the new strips today 31/01/06
For all those who ordered a strip I now need your money in as a matter of urgency.
The Auld Alliance29-Jan-2006 07:40  top of page
Forrester, Ascee and Toulouse
We have been invited to represent Scotland in a 3 team tournament at Inverleith this week, Saturday 4 Feb.
We will play in a round robin format 20 minutes each way.
There will be a buffet and entertainment afterwards going on into the small hours.....
I have toured with Inverleith to Paris on their last 3 visits and we normally have a game against Ascee. It should be an evening not to be missed.
Meet at the club at 12 noon.
Email from Bagdad20-Jan-2006 14:34  top of page
Jamie on his Travels
Hey all,
Still alive but i am hearing you are missing me like a whale misses water ha ha ha well its like they say weather is hot but the food is crap freezing at night and the choggie's smell off s---.
Other than that its going well need some morale letters to read any ideas then feel free to send them to this address,
what do you call half a rabbit answer rab sad dont you think that is how bored I am.
So how is everyone? Hope all is well, just letting you all know that i am ok and will be home soon.
love ya all.
jamie p
Congratulations to Gary Dempsey18-Jan-2006 11:59  top of page
Promotion to the 1st Team
Thanks to some great performances this season Gary has been added to the first team squad for Saturday.
Saturday 21st Jan 200618-Jan-2006 03:43  top of page
Strathmore 2nd XV V Forrester
The bus is leaving the club at 10.00am kick off is 12.30pm
The plan is drinks in Strathmore Rugby Club then for the guys staying over we will head into Dundee for a party.
Strathmore Night Out (Dundee)15-Jan-2006 06:34  top of page
Anyone interested in staying overnight in Dundee after the game can you let me know ASAP as I need to book the hotel.
Spaces are running out so first come first served.
Fixture for Saturday 7th January 200631-Dec-2005 11:59  top of page
Development V Forrester (League)
We are playing Forrester Development XV this week in the re arranged league match.
Meet at the club for 12.45pm for a 2pm kick off.
Hopefully this game will be arranged and played in a manner befitting the club.
Happy New Year31-Dec-2005 06:25  top of page
Best wishes for 2006
Christmas Night Out28-Dec-2005 12:37  top of page
Thursday 29th December 2005
We are meeting in The Beehive, Grassmarket for 3pm.
All Welcome.
MERRY CHRISTMAS18-Dec-2005 10:19  top of page
I would like to thank you all for your contribution to the team this year and wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year
TODAYS MATCH CANCELLED13-Dec-2005 12:16  top of page
Saturday 17th Dec 2005
Todays game is cancelled due to lack of bodies all round,we are now giving players to the Development side and possibly to the firsts opponents St Boswells
A*** of the week11-Dec-2005 01:39  top of page
10-Dec-2005 Murrayfield Pirates v Forrester 2nd XV
click to view full image for : A*** of the week Forrester 2nd XV have a new award for A*** of the week.

This week was won by Andy for his outstanding patience on the pitch, and for subbing himself so he could go of the pitch and find where he threw his dummy.
As you can see he regained his halo after the match, its amazing what a little food can do, make sure you eat your breakfast up for next week Andy.
New Strips10-Dec-2005 10:42  top of page
Please let Andy know if you want to order one
Please contact Andy if you require one for your self. Click the picture for larger image.
Saturday 10th December 200508-Dec-2005 11:18  top of page
Murrayfield Pirates 38-0 Forrester
Trinity Match Cancelled03-Dec-2005 11:50  top of page
Trinity called the fixture off at 11.30am this morning and I have been unable to get alternative opponents.
We are trying at present to see if other teams are short to give some people a game !!
Forrester V Trinity01-Dec-2005 08:53  top of page
Sat 3rd December Kick Off 2pm
2pm kick off meet at the club 1pm.
Trinity could not get a team together for an earlier kick off.
Reminder of League Rule27-Nov-2005 10:15  top of page
No player should be eligible for a 2ndXV match if he started for his club's 1stXV's previous game unless the 1stXV have a game on the same day as 2XV league match.
Todays Game Going Ahead26-Nov-2005 04:01  top of page
Updated Saturday 9am
With an overnight thaw and temperatures at 5 degrees todays game will go ahead.
See you all at the club 11am.
We will kick off when both teams are ready so it maybe just before 12pm.
Andy McCulloch
Next Match 26th November 200521-Nov-2005 12:00  top of page
Forrester Development V Forrester
This week we are playing the postponed game from last week.
It is a midday kick off 12pm.
Meet at the clubhouse for 11am.
Pitch Inspection 10am 19/11/0519-Nov-2005 12:15  top of page
Match Postponed
Due to a frozen pitch todays game against the Development team has been postponed. It will now be played next Saturday 26th November 11.30am kick off this will allow us to then watch the Scotland V New Zealand game which kicks off 2.30pm.
Falcons BEWARE18-Nov-2005 11:15  top of page
How tough are Forrester 2nd XV
click to view full image for : Falcons BEWARE Jamie fights on after Dalkeith on the 15 Oct 2005.
Forrester V Forrester Development 13-Nov-2005 03:11  top of page
Saturday 19th November 2.00pm kick off
Meet at the clubhouse at 1pm.
We have now completed 50% of our league programme with 100% record.
I am looking for the strongest team possible for this fixture as we want to maintain our 100% record and obviously defeat the 3rd team !!!
Race Night 19th November 200513-Nov-2005 01:22  top of page
Venue- Clubhouse
The club is running a race night this Saturday to raise funds for the club.
It should be a good night and very busy so get along early or just stay out after the game.
Entry is 5.00 and is payable at the door.
Musselburgh 2nds V Forrester 2pm ko Sat 12th Nov10-Nov-2005 05:18  top of page
Change Of Opponents
Lasswade have called off due to league commitments.
Meet at the club 12.30pm.
Next Match 5th November 200530-Oct-2005 04:36  top of page
Forrester V Dunbar
Our next game is at home against Dunbar 2.30pm kick off
meet at the club 1.30pm
Next Match 29th October 24-Oct-2005 06:41  top of page
Edinburgh Northern V Forrester
3pm kick off
meet at the club 1.15pm
Next Match16-Oct-2005 06:49  top of page
Forrester V Penicuik 22nd October 2005
We play Penicuik at home this week 3pm kick off.
Dalkeith 10 - 43 Forrester16-Oct-2005 06:48  top of page
Adriaan x 2
Vause x 2
Ross x 3
Squad For Dalketh Game14-Oct-2005 01:35  top of page
Forrester All Stars
Andy McCulloch
Davy Inglis
Dunkan Armstrong
Gareth Drummond
Gavin Munro
Adriaan Engelbreight
Jim Proffitt
Ross Leitch
Jamie Petrie
Richard Irwin
Jim Myles
John Clancy
Ritchie Cameron
Rob Donaldson
William Lewis
Kevin Weir
Sean Findlay
Sean Cameron
Next League Game 11-Oct-2005 07:00  top of page
Dalkeith Away 15/10/05
We play Dalkeith at Dalkeith this Saturday 3pm kick off
Meet at the club 1.15pm
Can you inform me of your availability by Thursday 8pm.

Andy McCulloch..
Race Night and Disco10-Oct-2005 02:02  top of page
Club Fund Raiser
The club is having a Race Night/Disco on 19th November to raise funds.

Tickets will be 5.00

Details will be on the club notice board.
Match Report09-Oct-2005 05:21  top of page
Forrester 36-24 Edinburgh University

This week we had a top of table clash against Edinburgh University at Forrester.
We knew they would be full of confidence after their 104-0 win over Edinburgh Northern and hoping to add our scalp to their collection.

The game started well for us and we raced into a 14 point lead midway through the first half which ended 19-7 in our favour at the break.
Injuries to our scrum half Vas and hooker Levi disrupted the continuity of our play and allowed Edinburgh back into the game they then went ahead 24-19.
We then managed to patch up Vas (4 tries) and Levi thanks to Florence (Amanda) Nightingale and return them to the match, and with their contribution and some wonderful kicking from Ross leitch we triumphed 36-24 and returned to top of the table.


Squad for Edinburgh University Game07-Oct-2005 06:11  top of page