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The Scotsman Rugby Show: Episode 5 - Coverage of club rugby plus five questions with Jim Renwick

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  • by DAVID FERGUSON
 

IN THIS fifth edition of The Scotsman Rugby Show, we cover three divisions of the club game, and hear from ex-internationals Alan Lawson and Jim Renwick.

In our club coverage this week, we drop in on Heriot’s win over Dundee at Goldenacre and hear from both club’s coaches, bring you tries from the Borders derby between Kelso and Jed-Forest in the National League and report on the East League fixture between Hawick Harlequins and Hawick Linden which attracted over 800 spectators at Mansfield Park last week.

All of these games highlight the ongoing attracting of club rugby and show viewers the quality of Scottish play at all levels.

Later in the programme, SRU President Alan Lawson tells us how Murrayfield is changing after the departure of Chief Executive Gordon McKie and in next week’s edition, the second part of the interview will focus on the changes needed to improve the club game.

We also bring you a full round-up of the RaboDirect Pro 12 action, and preview Edinburgh and Glasgow’s matches this weekend.

We wrap up the show this week with former Scotland and British & Irish Lions centre Jim Renwick, and look back on his career including memories of his Scotland debut, his favourite game and his toughest opponent.

Thank you for all the feedback to last week’s show - the good and the bad points - and let us know who or what you would like to see in forthcoming editions. Email our chief rugby writer and presenter directly at: david.ferguson@scotsman.com

PRAISE FOR THE SCOTSMAN RUGBY SHOW

Dear David,

I want to thank you for the Scotsman Rugby Show on your rugby webpages. It is refreshing to see Premiership rugby again and to get a

round-up of the domestic game. The other features, like the piece on new laws with Andy McMenemy and the Scotland Legends are also very

enjoyable and informative. Congratulations on a super initiative. Long may it continue . . . and hopefully grow and prosper.

I lived abroad for 15 years and would have loved to have this when I was out of the country. As it is, I am loving it even though I am now home.

Yours,

A. Peterson

Dear David,

I live in the Caribbean, having left from Stirling almost ten years ago. As the Caribbean has developed and internet has gotten better I have tried to stay in touch with Scottish rugby over the years but it has been hard. When I first arrived we couldn’t even watch the Six Nations till a few days after the game, when one of the guys in our club would receive a FedEx with the games on video that we would watch in the British Virgin Islands RFC clubhouse after training on a Thursday night with a beer and curry.

It is now an absolute pleasure to have decent enough internet that enables me to watch this weekly round up of Scottish rugby. Thank you for producing and putting this online for us expats to enjoy.

Keep up the good work.

Regards,

A. Davidson

PREVIOUS EPISODES

September 12: Episode 4

September 5: Episode 3

August 29: Episode 2

August 22: Episode 1

 

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