News posted in President's Blog

This week in the Club update: a new season and lots of changes - President, coaches and team; importance of social events; pre-match buffet for the Watsonians match, 5 September.

Posted on Friday, 28 August 2015 @ 10:34

This week: development moves forward with signing of lease; launch of Raeburn Place Foundation website; Licensing Board hearing; last weekend's 7s; this weekend's tournaments.

Posted on Thursday, 30 April 2015 @ 20:03

This week: reports from last week's 7s (Edinburgh Northern & Berwick); Kings of the 7s league table; this weekend's busy 7s calendar; and congratualtions to Blair Kinghorn.

Posted on Friday, 24 April 2015 @ 12:19

This week: start of the 7s; Brian Moore survives the gala dinner; 1999/2000 Reunion Dinner - a Parky fundraising special; and Accies represented in Scotland 7s and U18s.

Posted on Thursday, 02 April 2015 @ 23:17

This week: Club Dinner & Players' Awards; Old Wesley; this Saturday's matches; Ed Saunders' Cup match; and what will the 7s squad look like?

Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 @ 17:17

This week: end of XVs season for 1st and 2nd XVs; final XVs matches; importance of BATs; start of the 7s; congratulations to N Godsmark, Dean and Farndale; and super Saturday.

Posted on Thursday, 19 March 2015 @ 18:22

This week: end of XVs season; final Premiership match; those events again; and congratulations to our Scotland U18 players.

Posted on Thursday, 12 March 2015 @ 20:08

This week: good news, bad news and a plethora of events to alleviate the blues.

Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 @ 12:06

This week: hit-out v Currie; the Edinburgh Clan's debut; exciting forthcoming events; BATs' 10th anniversary; and the importance of this Saturday.

Posted on Thursday, 19 February 2015 @ 22:30

This week: rugby in the park; reappearances after injuries; Currie friendly; this weekend's other games; Scotland 7s success; Glashan in Edinburgh squad; Grand Slam Dinner; and The Edinburgh Clan this Sunday.

Posted on Friday, 13 February 2015 @ 08:25

This week: cancellations, call offs and potential double-bookings - the frustrations of no rugby; 144th anniversary of the RFU - and reference to a surprising former member club; 1990 Grand Slam dinner; RP's first unified rugby fixture.

Posted on Thursday, 05 February 2015 @ 20:41

This week: making things difficult for ourselves; another win for the 2nd XV; launch of The Edinburgh Clan; congratulations to Nyle Godsmark and Chris Dean; and extra fixtures. 

Posted on Thursday, 29 January 2015 @ 17:33

This week: loss to Gala; remaining league matches; 2nd XV update; CEC parks' policy; 6 nation picks; and a plea to support the team on Saturday.

Posted on Thursday, 22 January 2015 @ 15:00

This week: taking the shed roof off against Ayr; Callum Ramm's debut; BATs and EA players making their contribution; 2nd XV at the top of their league; pre-match lunch reminder; and an apology to David Cherry.

Posted on Thursday, 15 January 2015 @ 16:44

This week: BT Cup 3rd round; 1st XV debuts; Ollie Atkins turns green; rest of the season; and underlying problems in the junior Reserve leagues.

Posted on Thursday, 08 January 2015 @ 16:06

This week: Nails, 1sts and 2nds; upcoming matches; reflections on 2014 and wishes for 2015; what happened to the wall; and a merry Christmas to all.

Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 @ 19:12

This week: wins for 1st, 2nd and Dev XVs; entertaining 'Hasbeens'; Nyle's Rugby 7s campaign; Fraser Gillies and the Varsity match; a Christmas lunch; post-Christmas rugby, and preparing for Nailacre.

Posted on Thursday, 11 December 2014 @ 22:13

This week:Boroughmuir postmortem and Currie anticipation; Has-beens for lunch; congratulations to Nyle Godsmark and Sam Pecqueur; the Co-ops and the Cup; and a plea to put rugby before Christmas shopping...

Posted on Thursday, 04 December 2014 @ 17:45

This week:weather warning at Nailacre; back to the Premiership; BT Cup third round draw; congratulations to Sam Pecqueur; and the annual post-Christmas Co-optimists' game.

Posted on Thursday, 27 November 2014 @ 17:03

This week: a Long Lunch and a Haka; victory in the second round of the BT Cup; the 2nd XV team to play Heriot's away on Friday at 7.30pm; and a return to Premiership rugby next week.

Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 @ 21:41

This week: a Scottish victory; the Long Lunch; the BT Cup - format and what happens if it's a draw; and the new Edinburgh League Cup explained.

Posted on Thursday, 13 November 2014 @ 20:12

This week: our President returns; a disappointing game against Melrose; BT Cup match against Jed-forest (15 Nov); Legs Bentley; and the Long Lunch.

Posted on Thursday, 06 November 2014 @ 12:00

This week: another great win; half-way through the Premiership; SRU President's Road Show; imminent return of our President; and remember kick offs are now 2pm.

Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 @ 20:07

This week: back to winning ways at RP; international fame in the form of an Italian rugby programme; Melrose pre-match lunch; and international tickets.

Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 @ 20:30

This week: more results agony for the 1st XV; mid-term holidays; Melrose lunch; international tickets; 'Bungy' Watson; a refereeing course; and of course Saturday's forthcoming match against Hawick.

Posted on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 @ 22:18

This week: whilst John continues to enjoy the beauties of New Zealand, Frank 'the sub' muses on our run of 'close-but-not-quite' matches; reasons for hope; Saturday's game against Hawks; Alex Toolis turning Irish; and the Melrose pre-match lunch.

Posted on Thursday, 09 October 2014 @ 14:17

This week the Executive Chairman subs for our absent President - can he rise to the challenge?

Posted on Thursday, 02 October 2014 @ 19:49

This week: a tough result against Heriot's; pro players in the Premiership; BATs and Accies Scotland U20s; and our President prepares to depart for NZ.

Posted on Thursday, 25 September 2014 @ 19:59

This week: review of the start to the season; this week's matches and the start of the Dev XV's season; Heriot's pre-match lunch; and it's finally gone...

Posted on Thursday, 11 September 2014 @ 20:25

This week: repairing the 2nd XV pitch damage; perspective on the season so far; this week's matches; and an explanation of how the Reserve Friendly League (in which the 3rd XV play) will work.

Posted on Thursday, 11 September 2014 @ 12:21

This week: mini and youth involvement with the senior Club; last week's game; Saturday's encounter with Boroughmuir; and the (potential and long-awaited) disappearance of something from Raeburn Place...

Posted on Thursday, 04 September 2014 @ 13:34

The start of the season is finally here...

Posted on Thursday, 28 August 2014 @ 20:25

Back to regular updates from our President. This week: final pre-season training, the pro draft and the rival attractions of rugby versus crime...

Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 @ 08:29

The new season is fast approaching and our President is back at his computer. This week: RBS RugbyForce Day thanks; pre-season training and friendlies; first matches of the season; and an update on the state of the ground at RP...

Posted on Friday, 01 August 2014 @ 07:42

This week - welcome to Phil Leck, more success for Accies players, winners at the Players' Awards, Thistles in the second leg of the GB7s series, Junior World Cup and looking ahead to next season...

Posted on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 @ 21:04

This week - new Head Coach, Players' Awards evening, 7s and Accies players' successes, as well as the sad news of the passing of Keith Paterson-Brown.

Posted on Thursday, 29 May 2014 @ 13:47

This week: sevens success, congratulations to those Accies representing Scotland at various levels this summer and a warm welcome to attend the Players' Awards on Saturday 31 May.

Posted on Friday, 23 May 2014 @ 14:02

This week, our President's thoughts on Sevens, the BATs P7 Tri-Nations tournament, the BATs S1 victory at Scotstoun and his own forthcoming holiday...

Posted on Thursday, 08 May 2014 @ 20:41

Another quiet week at Raeburn Place... or maybe not!

Posted on Thursday, 01 May 2014 @ 20:11

More Kings of the Sevens, plus congratulations to our Scotland U20s players...

Posted on Friday, 25 April 2014 @ 08:14

Melrose 7s finals - the first for 65 years - end of the XVs season, more 7s and a plea for volunteers - get more invovled with the Club...

Posted on Friday, 18 April 2014 @ 09:47

I left Lasswade on Saturday, for the short bus journey back to Raeburn Place with the players, elated with the squad and coaches for 'rescuing' our place at the 'top table' of Scottish Club Rugby, but 100% drained...

Posted on Friday, 11 April 2014 @ 08:22

Our President's thoughts on last week's matches - Accies v Merchi and BATs U18s v Edinburgh Academy - and the crunch match against StewMel on Saturday...

Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014 @ 08:46

Our President's thoughts on the challenge facing the 1st XV next Saturday, plus details of two exciting matches - the Academicals v Merchistonians revival game and the Ed Saunders' Cup...

Posted on Thursday, 27 March 2014 @ 14:15

As the pressure builds before this week's crunch match against Stirling County, read our President's thoughts on the game and find out about some exciting forthcoming events...

Posted on Thursday, 20 March 2014 @ 21:22

This week our President muses on the nail-biting final matches of our Premiership season...

Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014 @ 08:28

Last week's Scottish Cup match was postoned because Aberdeen felt the pitch was 'unsafe'. Read our President's thoughts on that and the availability, or not, of Scotland U20 players here...

Posted on Friday, 21 February 2014 @ 10:40

What is going on in Scottish rugby? Find out what our President thinks in his blog this week...

Posted on Thursday, 13 February 2014 @ 21:50

It's been one of those weeks ... find out why in this week's President's blog

Posted on Thursday, 06 February 2014 @ 22:47

This week our President muses on waterlogged pitches, lunch and our contribution to the Scotland A and Scotland U20s squads...

Posted on Friday, 31 January 2014 @ 13:29

The full President's Blog is now available. This week John writes about Pontypridd, this week's matches, our U20s and Scotland Club players, the RBS Scottish Cup and encourages club supporters to come along to Saturday's match against Heriot's.

Posted on Friday, 24 January 2014 @ 08:31

This week the President writes about London Scottish, Pontypridd, Scotland U20s and the Development XV.

Posted on Thursday, 16 January 2014 @ 20:01

Happy new year; remaining Premiership matches this season; Co-optimists; and London Scottish...

Posted on Thursday, 09 January 2014 @ 21:33

Last Premiership game of 2013; the Co-ops match; representative honours for various squad members; and festive good wishes...

Posted on Thursday, 19 December 2013 @ 21:59

London Welsh, carols with the Jedburgh Instrumental Brass Band, final Premiership game of 2013 and the annual fixture against the Co-optimists...

Posted on Thursday, 12 December 2013 @ 21:00

One could say, “what goes round comes round!” Or one could say, “how did we lose that?”...

Posted on Thursday, 05 December 2013 @ 19:16

Happier days; league position update; Sydney University; Cooptimists; and this week's match...

Posted on Thursday, 28 November 2013 @ 19:44

Some disappointing rugby, visiting Irish and Australian teams, the inspiration that is Joost van der Westhuizen and looking ahead to Saturday's match against Stirling...

Posted on Thursday, 21 November 2013 @ 22:14

Disappointment and hope; Lewis Niven and Lee Jones; the Long Lunch; and this weekend's matches...

Posted on Thursday, 14 November 2013 @ 22:13

From chalk to cheese in seven days - and a spring back in one's step! Plus Baa-baas, The Long Lunch and the first of Scotland's autumn internationals...

Posted on Friday, 08 November 2013 @ 08:12

Disappointing results, our position in the Premiership, Scotland's autumn internationals and Sydney University's ambitious 150th anniversary rugby tour.

Posted on Thursday, 31 October 2013 @ 20:48

B&I Cup reflections and looking ahead to London Scottish, plus 2nd XV home game for those not travelling south...

Posted on Thursday, 17 October 2013 @ 07:52

B&I Cup build-up, success for our young players, International match tickets and a gentle reminder to come along and support the team on Saturday as Accies take on Pontypridd RFC...

Posted on Thursday, 10 October 2013 @ 21:16

The rugby roller-coaster: from elation to disappoinment and back to hope...

Posted on Thursday, 03 October 2013 @ 22:30

Accies at Nailacre, the SRU Hall of Fame and the B&I Cup.

Posted on Thursday, 26 September 2013 @ 19:37

Fighting spirit, Alex Blair and our Rugby Mission 2021...

Posted on Thursday, 19 September 2013 @ 20:47

Hawick, Ponty and Melrose, plus Mike Blair's hot tip for the B&I Cup...

Posted on Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 19:33

Two games gone - two wins - and both by one point. It's a good start and unlike the early part of last season, the close wins are in our favour.

Posted on Thursday, 05 September 2013 @ 22:40

Old partnerships and reunions. International tickets. Memories of Cliff Morgan.

Posted on Thursday, 29 August 2013 @ 20:17