Scottish Varsity Tickets are now available!!

The Scottish Rugby Varsity Match

Grab your FREE tickets now for one of this years most anticipated

sporting events!

 

 

The Scottish Rugby Varsity Match is coming home!

Revived in 2011 after a hiatus of over 50 years and played in front of thousands of spectators The Scottish Varsity Rugby Match between two of Scotland’s most historic Universities sees the players of the University of St. Andrews RFC and Edinburgh University RFC take an age old rivalry at Murrayfield Stadium later this year.

The contest (which dates back over 150 years, even predating the Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity game played at Twickenham) offers everyone a fantastic afternoon out to celebrate rugby at the National Stadium.

Not only will both 1st XV’s lock horns for the trophy but both club’s women’s, 2nd XV’s and 3rd XV’s will be playing on the day too.

All staff, students, alumni, supporters, friends and family are welcome to attend the game which will take place at:

BT Murrayfield Stadium

Saturday 26th September 2015

from 3.00 p.m.

To get your FREE tickets please register on Eventbrite before

Friday 18th September. (Please bring your printed tickets with you on the day).

From Saturday 19th September, tickets will be available for £5.00 online or at the turnstiles on the day.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-scottish-rugby-varsity-match-tickets-17440468912

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Former Scotland Prop joins Saints coaching staff

University of St Andrews RFC coaching staff for next season is complete with two significant appointments to provide specialist support for the club.

Gavin Kerr, the former Scotland, Leeds, Edinburgh, Borders and Sale Sharks prop, will be joining the 1st XV as forwards coach as the team takes the historic step up into BUCS Premier league. Gavin brings significant experience from his nine years as a professional player, which included 50 caps for Scotland.  He will coach the forwards along with defence, whilst Director of Rugby David Ross focuses on attack and backline play.

On top of this major news for the club, the rugby programme is also going to be bolstered with the appointment of a part time member of staff. Burhan Torgut, who proved an excellent addition to the rugby programme last season by providing video analysis support, will now combine this role with managing the strength and conditioning programme for the club and will also take on a coaching role with the Men’s 3rd XV. Burhan will also be a welcome addition to the coaching team in the Women’s Programme.  Burhan’s role will provide consistency to our strength and conditioning delivery, as well as a specific focus on the 3rd XV alongside graduating 4th year student Ciaran Harries who will take on the role of forwards coach for this team.

Andrew Durward, who has been coaching with the 3rd XV for the past three years, will move to focus on the 2nd XV next season to allow him to combine his work commitments as head of PE at neighbouring St Leonards School.

In the Women’s Programme, the successful title winning coaching staff from last year remains in place to strive to achieve back-to-back titles. Head Coach Gary Anderson will again be supported by Scotland Women’s flyhalf Claire Bain, and Burhan Torgut will come in to the coaching team and will also lead the Women’s strength and conditioning.

The coaching support that we are providing our players at all levels of the game is amongst the best in Scotland and will push the club forward on the pitch, whilst helping to shape and mould the culture of the club off the field. All teams face unique and testing challenges next season, but with our dedicated and skilled group of coaches, we know we are providing the best possible support to our student athletes.

For more information on University of St Andrews RFC

www.saints-rugby.com

https://www.facebook.com/standrews.rugby

@UStARFC