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Tartan Touch will help more people try rugby

The University of St Andrews is getting involved with a new scheme aimed at introducing more people to rugby.

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Howe lock Ryan Milne breaks through the Dumfries defence. Picture by Roy Macintyre.

Howe of Fife 24-37 Dumfries

The Howe first XV necessitated a few changes for the tough fixture against third place Dumfries Saints.

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Waid dominate in the line-out. Pic by Robert Simpson Melville.

Waid 47-17 Howe 2nds

Waid....................................47

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Howe of Fife swatted aside their hosts.

Aberdeenshire 28-71 Howe of Fife

Following on from two wins on the trot, Howe headed off to play Aberdeenshire.

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Its been a terrific beginning to the new season for the local side.

Pupils are off to a flyer in super start

Madras/ StLeonards U18 rugby team continued their unbeaten start to the Mitsubishi Caledonian League.

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Far away game. It will take three flights to reach Bloemfontein, and two back as well as a four-hour bus trip
Montage: Colin Heggie

Glasgow Warriors face 12,000-mile round trip for one match

When Dave Rennie signed on for his stint with the Warriors you suspect that one reason the Kiwi coach moved north was the ever-increasing travel demands that the expanded Super Rugby imposed upon all participants. Had his Chiefs team beaten the Crusaders in this season’s semi-final and flown to Johannesburg for the final they would, someone did the maths, have racked up an eye-popping, record 42,921 kilometres (26,830 miles) in one Super Rugby season.

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Howe v West - picture by Douglas Cairns.

Howe of Fife 64-7 West of Scotland

West of Scotland were the visitors to the Howe of Fife at the weekend, with the local club swatting aside their opponents.

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Mark Guthrie, hidden beneath the defence, scoring for Waid.

Positive result despite change in Waid ranks

Perthshire 2nd XV...............27

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Head coach John Dalziel, left, with Scotland 7s captain Scott Riddell (picture by SRU)

Sevens squad makes doubly sure

Scotland 7s have named a 14-man core squad for the upcoming season.

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From left, men's captains Nick Stephen (Edinburgh), Roland Walker (st Andrews) and the women's captains Rhiannon Fox-Rothwell (st Andrews) and Emma Dunbar (Edinburgh). Picutre by SNS Group/SRU Paul Devlin.

St Andrews seek fifth straight Scottish Varsity victory

St Andrews University is looking to secure a fifth successive Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity title tomorrow (Saturday), having announced its side to take on Edinburgh University at BT Murrayfield.

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Waid's victorious XV.

Waid in ruthless rugby form

Waid 126, Glenrothes 2s 0

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Kirkcaldy RFC v Abdereenshire RFC, Match 3, BT National League Division 2, 16th September 2017. Photo by Michael Booth

Demolition job takes Blues top of the table

Kirkcaldy 60 Aberdeenshire 0

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Waids Adam Shaw got his name on the scoresheet as the Anstruther club racked up another win. Stock image.

Bannockburn 5-54 Waid Academy FP

Waid made the trip to Bannockburn with a home win already behind them.

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Pictured above (from left) are Kenny Natrass, co-captain 2nd XV; Alison Massie, captain of the womens XV;  Mark Graham, co-captain 2nd XV;  Derek Harper, club secretary;  Andy King, general manager, Harry Fairbairn, Kirkcaldy; Jimmy Bonner, president, KRFC; Greg Wallace, co-captain 1st XV; Gavin McKenzie, co-captain 1st XV.

New season of league rugby kicks off in Kirkcaldy

After last week’s cup games, the league rugby season begins in earnest this Saturday.

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Aaron Campbell grabbed two tries.

Glens get new season off to a flier with bonus point victory

Glenrothes 34 Dunfermline 24

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Niall Hutchison makes one of his many breaks forward as Waid ease past Bo�ness. Pic by Rob S Photography.

Waid 43 - 0 Bo’ness

Waid...................................43

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Michael Harper (second left) is presented with last seasons Fife Trophy Centre Star Check award by newly-elected club president Jimmy Bonner (left), while outgoing president Derek Harper (right) presents Player of the Year Rhys Bonner with his trophy.

Blues get ready for start of new season

The Scottish club rugby season starts this Saturday with first round ties in the national cup competitions.

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Waid captain Allan Drysdale.

Waid set for new campaign

A new rugby season will kick off in Anstruther at the weekend as Madras take to the field for the 2017/18 season.

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The new Howe of Fife pavilion, which was officially opened last summer.

SRU probe scandal-hit Howe of Fife

Formal disciplinary proceedings are under way following a shocking incident said to have taken place on a Howe of Fife Rugby Club first XV team bus.

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A group of Glenrothes RFC's 1st XV squad from 2016-17.

Confident start to pre-season at Glenrothes RFC

With the British and Irish Lions returning from their drawn series in New Zealand, thoughts are turning once more to the domestic game, around Fife and beyond.

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