Club News

Heriot’s Rugby Club congratulates Megan Gaffney on Team GB Sevens training squad selection

Heriot’s Blues Women player Megan Gaffney is making her case to become an Olympian after the announcement of her selection in the Team GB Sevens training squad late last week. Megan is one of 12 Scottish rugby players, six women and six men, to be selected for the two training squads and will attend the …

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Charity Team formed as Heriot’s Rugby Club seeks third sector partnership

A new Charity Team has been formed to take the lead on developing charitable partnerships for Heriot’s Rugby Club. The initiative is the brainchild of Vice President Mel McCallum, focusing on the playing group at Heriot’s Rugby Club driving a long-term partnership with a local charity. Volunteers for the group were encouraged to come forward …

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New Modern Standard Coffee café enjoys warm welcome during winter

The new Modern Standard Coffee café has enjoyed a successful opening, continuing to serve up hot drinks in the cold weather, while navigating the challenges of COVID-19. The success for Modern Standard Coffee has extended to CEO Lynsey Harley and her staff being baristas to Scotland rugby players preparing for the Six Nations. The Blues …

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Heriot’s Rugby Club team up with BawBags to create ‘Nails’ design

A new BawBags briefs, boxers and snoods design has been created in collaboration with Heriot’s Rugby Club. The ‘Nails’ design was initially launched in November 2020, just in time for supporters to purchase before Christmas. Co-owner of BawBags, Allan ‘Midge’ Whyte, has been a supporter of the club since he was a student at George …

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Doddie Aid

Doddie Aid(www.doddieaid.com) is an exercise event running through January, until Feb 6th and the Calcutta Cup KO, in support of Doddie’s MN5D Foundation and MND research. So far we have 23,000 people taking part, 2 weeks into the challenge, and have raised over £500,000.  The event is split into 5 geographical teams based on the …

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Heriot’s Blues Men selected for Scotland U20s squad and FOSROC Regional Academy programme

Two Heriot’s Blues Men players have been selected for the Scotland U20 squad with other members of the team forming part of the recent FOSROC Regional Academy intake. Finn McIlwraith and Duncan Hood both received a call up to the 36 player Scotland U20 squad, attending the first training camp earlier this month. Duncan has …

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Heriot’s Rugby player Cameron Hutchison tests himself training with Edinburgh Rugby

Since November Heriot’s Rugby Club centre Cameron Hutchison has been training with Edinburgh Rugby. Cameron, a former Scotland U18 and U19 captain and U20 player, has been acting as emergency cover for the Edinburgh Rugby backline and was the 24th man for the team against Ulster on November 30th. The George Heriot’s School alumni was a standout player for Heriot’s …

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