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Kelso RFC

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Union  Scottish Rugby Union
Founded  1876
Coach  Adam Roxburgh
Captain(s)  Dom Buckley
Ground  Poynder Place
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Full name  Kelso Rugby Football Club
2015–16  Scottish National League Division One,12th (Relegated)
League  Scottish National League Division Two

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Kelso Rugby Football Club are a rugby union team founded in 1876. They play their home games at Poynder Park, Kelso in the Scottish Borders.


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The team currently play in BT National League Division 1 and Border League (the oldest established rugby union league in the world).

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Kelso's Sevens Tournament takes place annually in May (until recently Kelso along with Selkirk RFC held their 7's competition in August) and the competition is part of the Kings of the Sevens tournament. The most recent winners of the trophy (2015) are Melrose RFC.

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Kelso RFC won the prestigious Melrose Sevens tournament seven times in the space of 12 years from 1978 to 1989. Kelso were also winners of the Scottish Premiership in 1988 and 1989.

The most recent successes for the club in the 15-a-side game were consecutive Premier League championships in the 1987–88 and 1988–89 seasons. Notably, however, the team also reached the final of the Scottish Cup, played at Murrayfield, in both 1998 and 1999, losing to Glasgow Hawks (36–14) and to local rivals Gala RFC (8–3), respectively.

Adam Roxburgh took over as a head coach at Kelso from 2015. As of 2016 the captain is Dom Buckley.

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Notable players

  • Gary Callander
  • Gordon Cottington
  • George Fairbairn, who later went to rugby league.
  • Ross Ford
  • Jimmy Graham
  • Bob Grieve
  • John Jeffrey
  • Andrew Ker
  • Scott Newlands
  • Alan Tait, who crossed over to rugby league, and came back again.
  • George 'Happy' Wilson, who later went to rugby league.
  • David Borthwick
  • Iain Fairley
  • Adam Roxburgh
  • Roger Baird
  • Ken Smith
  • Oliver Turnbull
  • References

    Kelso RFC Wikipedia