Christmas Cheer? There should be plenty. As we welcome our near neighbours RHC to Murrayfield we have a lot to be thankful for.
Although we missed out on a game last week we remain 3rd in the league. It is always disappointing to have a Saturday without a fixture, especially when we have been building momentum. It’s a game we can save for another day. The squad has remained strong and the competition for places is as competitive going into December as it was heading into August.
We welcome Duncan Morrison to Wanderers from Edinburgh Accies. Duncan has been playing very well for Accies this year, out scrummaging international prop Moray Low, and has come to MWFC on a dual registration to continue his development by getting regular games while Premier 1 has a winter shut down. We are extremely grateful to Simon Cross, former MWFC Head Coach, for sanctioning Dunc’s move across town.
A return to Wanderers for veteran scrum half Brent Comis has occurred at just the right time. Injuries to Murray Johnstone and Andy Bakie has meant Comis has answered the call and slipped straight into the number 9 jersey as if he’s never been away. (Although it is a little tighter…) It’s great to see Brent back and he brings some vital experience to a young Wanderers squad.
Although Edinburgh University couldn’t find a full compliment of front row last week to fulfil the fixture, a match on Tuesday night against Forrester RFC was a great exercise to keep the 1st XV squad match sharp. The desire of the playing squad to work hard, stick together and improve has been extremely positive. To have everyone playing at home today makes for a great buzz – the likes of which we hope to see more of in the future. It would nice to secure 4 Ws.
RHC arrive off the back of a very close game v the unbeaten Musselburgh last week. We ourselves know exactly how it feels to lose by a point to Mussy. RHC have shown steady improvement throughout the season and local derby is a great way to spark the festive season into action.
No doubt there will be some vocal support from the ex-players lunch. Welcome back one and all. It is great to have you with us and hopefully the clubhouse will be filled by the great rugby traditions we all hold so dear when the final whistle sounds. Show these young lads how it’s done and please don’t be strangers in the future.
See you at the final whistle
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