Weekend Sport – Sat 28th October


The Rugby Club took the weekend honours with the 1st XV confounding even their most loyal supporters by turning around a 24 point deficit to defeat Gala 31-24 at Netherdale on Saturday. The win takes the 1sts above Musselburgh in the league and within catching distance of Cartha QP and Kelso.

A full report can be accessed here http://www.stewmelrugby.com/1st-xv-match-report-vs-gala .

On Saturday the 1st XV are at home to Selkirk (kick-off 2pm) with a pre match lunch beforehand. All support welcome !


The Hockey Club had less to cheer about their 1st Mens team going down 5-1 to Aberdeen Grammar although their Ladies 1sts returned a 2-2 draw with Inverleith.

EROS – Doddie’s Day

Doddie’s Day

Edinburgh Rugby Oldies Society (EROS) held an emotional yet entertaining lunch at Inverleith yesterday in support of former pupil Doddie Weir who has been diagnosed with Motor Nueron Disease. The usual full house was royally entertained by Doddie, ably supported by Scott Hastings, with amusing tales of rugby from their playing days. At the conclusion a cheque in the sum of £2,500 was presented to Doddie’s Trust and a separate cheque for £1,000 presented to the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research.

Academy Finals Sunday 22 October at Inverleith




BT Sport Scottish Rugby

Academy Finals

Sunday 22 October, Stewarts Melville RFC

East U16 v West U16 | 12.30pm

East U18 v West U18 | 2.15pm


1st XV v Falkirk, Saturday 21st October, Inverleith. Special Pre Match Lunch

The Rugby Club are arranging a pre match lunch with a Q&A session run by Finlay Calder and Colin Rigby on the SRU’s proposals for a new semi-pro league involving six franchised clubs at the top of the club game.

You can book a place at the lunch, cost £20, by emailing lindseygeddes@live.com.  Meeting upstairs bar at 1pm.   Lunch follows at 1.30pm.

The match starts at 3pm.