2020-21 Membership Forms Now Available At the beginning of March, the Covid-19 pandemic led to a comprehensive lockdown of businesses and public life across Scotland. All club, professional, and international rugby was suspended, and rugby clubs and pitches everywhere were closed under Scottish Statutory Regulations until further notice. Now, almost five months later, the pandemic [...]
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News of Better Times Ahead As the Scottish Government starts Stage 3 of its coronavirus recovery plan (and Scottish Rugby does the same) there are now signs of better times ahead. I will provide an overview of the rugby situation early next week, so I can include some material that is being released over the [...]
Coronavirus (Covid-19): Currie Chieftains Statement 20/3/20 Following the instructions announced by the UK Government and Scottish Government yesterday evening, Currie Rugby Football Club will close until further notice. All normal club activities will be suspended meantime. For the present, it is unclear how long the closure and suspension of activities will need to be continued. [...]
Coronavirus (Covid-19): Currie Chieftains Advice to Club Members 14/3/20 In the light on UK and Scottish Government advice on restrictions on public gatherings and yesterday's statement by Scottish Rugby (https://www.scottishrugby.org/news/scottish-rugby-suspends-all-rugby-in-scotland) Currie Chieftains will introduce the following measures with immediate effect. All micro-Chieftains sessions will be suspended until further notice. All mini-rugby matches and training sessions [...]
A View from the Touchline – National Cup, Quarter Final: 25.1.20. Currie Chieftains 19 pts (3 t, 2 C) v Hawick RFC 12 pts (t 2, c 1) Although it was overcast and grey, this must have been the first Saturday since early December that sports fixtures were not under threat from the weather. The [...]
A View from the Touchline – Premier League: 18.1.20. Currie Chieftains 47 pts (t 7, c 6) v Glasgow Hawks 7 pts (t 1, c 1) It soon became clear that the Chieftains had cast the disappointments of a miserable December into the dustbin of yesterday, as they dished up a fine display of rugby [...]
Dates for Your Diary We are now at the stage of the season when both the Tennent’s Premiership and the Scottish Cup are moving towards their final stages. Club members may therefore wish to note the following published schedules of match dates. Tennent’s Premiership and Scottish Cup 15 February: Premiership, Aberdeen Grammar RFC v Currie [...]
SCOTTISH CUP QUARTER FINAL Currie Chieftains v Hawick RFC Malleny Park, Balerno Saturday 25 January, KO 1.30pm Entry £10.00 /£5.00 for Concessions/Children (U18) free This week’s highlight Scottish Club Rugby match finds Currie Chieftains as home hosts to Hawick RFC in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup. An exceptional match is in prospect, so don’t [...]
Scottish Cup 2019-20 Last weekend at Philiphaugh, Selkirk were emphatically outplayed by Currie Chieftains who won 21 - 44 in the first full round of the Scottish Cup. The draw for the Quarter-Final stage of the Cup, made on Monday, has again pitted Currie Chieftains against one of their Tennent’s Premiership rivals. However, it will [...]
Dean Maxwell We have today learned that Dean Maxwell, a past player from New Zealand, has tragically died in a car accident. Dean was originally from Hawkes Bay, but it was in Melbourne that he met Gary and Ally Donaldson, Paul Calder, Bruce Macnaughton, Mark Montgomery, while playing for Melbourne Kiwis. A short time later, [...]