Friday 30 March 2018

Match Preview NL1 21: Accies v Cartha Queen's Park

Saturday 31 March
1st XV v Cartha Queen's Park, RP, 15:00

Saturday sees the final home game of our 2017/18 season, when we welcome Cartha Queen's Park to Raeburn Place. With three games still to go and Jed-Forest eagerly competing for the top league spot, it is possibly worth reflecting that the 1st XV is unbeaten at Raeburn Place this season. With 18 wins from 19 games, what looks like an uassailable points differential and (as at today) the best attacking and defensive records across all four national leagues, it has been an exxciting season and one worthy of our 160th anniversary.

Let us hope the great play continues on the field this Saturday.

NB BATs U18s play the Edinburgh Academy 1st Xv for the Ed Saunders' Cup at 12:00 on Saturday. Please come along and support the youngsters if you can - the future's bright with BATs.

Our senior squad this week:

Sunday 1 April, Gala 7s

Despite the weather, Sunday sees the start of the 7s tournaments, with our VII heading to Gala. We are in Pool 1 with Melrose and the Powerbombs. The first ties are at 14:00.

We are currently joint third in the Kings of the 7s table, folloiwng our semi-final placement at Peebles 7s back in August. At Peebles we comfortably won our pool games, beating Earlston 43-7 and the hosts 38-7. However, we then lost 5-26 to Gala in the semis, if memory serves due to injuries.

Good luck to Graham Bonner's squad as they re-start their season this Sunday.

Onwards and upwards!

7s squad for Gala


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