GHA visit Biggar….again!

Both of GHA’s league games against Biggar this season will have been away from home.
That’s one of the quirks of the current Premier 1 and 2 system.

However, GHA have happy memories of the September visit – a five-try bonus-point win.
They need a repeat on their return to Hartree Mill on Saturday: quite simply, GHA [...]

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Two GHA youngsters in Scotland u18 squad

Two of GHA’s up-and-coming youngsters, Rory Hughes and Adam Barnett, could
well be playing international rugby on their home ground later this season. Both of
them are included in the Scotland squad named for preparation for three under-18
internationals in March and April, and two of those matches will be at [...]

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Ross McClymont Returns for GHA

Ross McClymont returns to full back in the GHA team to take on Kelso at
Braidholm on Saturday after missing the past three matches.

Ryan Jenkins and Jamie Pinder, substitutes in last week’s win against Kirkcaldy,
are back in the pack for the Premier C match.

That victory against Kirkcaldy was a reversal of the defeat [...]

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Welsh in Scotland ‘A’

Jon Welsh, the former GHA prop now regular loose head with Glasgow Warriors, is in the Scotland A team for the match against the USA at Netherdale, Galashiels, on Friday evening.

It will be his fourth game for Scotland’s second-string team. His debut was in the equivalent November match a year ago, when the Scots beat Tonga 38-7, [...]

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Ian Smith back in the Pack

Ian Smith will bolster the GHA pack with his first appearance of the season when
the Premier competition’s post-split phase kicks off with a Braidholm match
against Kirkcaldy on Saturday.

Josh Low, Donald Malcolm, Dominic Kellock, and Morne Strydom also are back
among the GHA forwards after the Premier Cup win against [...]

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Premier Cup match at Braidholm

GHA take a rest from league duty on Saturday to take on Dunfermline in a
Premier Cup match at Braidholm (kick-off 2.00pm).

Playing against Premier Three opposition is the opportunity to rest a few
regulars, not least Jamie Pinder and Donald Malcolm. However, Niall Cassie
will be captain as usual, and lurking on the bench will [...]

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Three home games in a row for GHA in November

GHA have successive home matches against Kirkcaldy and Kelso to kick off the
Premiership’s post-split programme this month.

In fact, it will be three first XV games in a row at Braidholm, with GHA at home
to Dunfermline in a Premier Cup match on Saturday. Then follow the Premier C
games against Kirkcaldy on 13 November [...]

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GHA out to grab another Border scalp

GHA head to Kelso on Saturday seeking to follow up with a second successive
Border scalp after the excellent victory against Peebles last week.

It will be the clubs’ last Premier Two match before the mid-season split. GHA,
having won only two league games so far, and seven others will go on to play in
the third of the [...]

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Donald Malcolm Returns Against Peebles

Donald Malcolm returns as GHA’s hooker for Braidholm match against Peebles on
Saturday. Iain Nelson switches from hooker blind-side flanker.

It will be GHA’s last home match before the league’s split, and they will seeking to
end their losing run before the first half of their Premier Two programme ends with [...]

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Rushforth and Nelson Return

Andrew Rushforth and Iain Nelson return to GHA’s starting team for the Premier Two
match against Gala on Saturday. The kick-off at Braidholm will be at 3pm.

GHA’s team:

15. Ross McClymont

14. Rangi Jericevich
13. Niall Cassie (captain)
12. Andrew Rushforth
11. Ruairi O’Keefe

10. [...]

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