On Saturday we will combine with Madras as we play in the inaugural Duncan Sim Memorial Match against Duns RFC.
The match is played in memory of Duncan Sim who tragically passed in 2018. Duncan was a well liked and very talented member of our club, and we will combine with all the rugby clubs he played for to remember him on Saturday.
The match kicks off at 12:00, and all are welcome to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
Memories and Fundraising are at the heart and soul of the club this weekend.
We kick off on Friday night hosting The Paul Lyons Dinner, a great night raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer in memory of Paul Lyons. Please note the dinner is sold out but the auction is live so have a wee look on our page for details.
On Saturday we will have The Duncan Sim Memorial Match - against a joined Madras/St Andrews team where the Duns team will include players from Berwick and Iain Sim, Duncan’s brother all connecting to where Duncan played rugby. This game will KO at 12 noon to which everyone is welcome to attend.
We look forward to bringing our rugby family together over the weekend.
Steven Sims Cavaliers Foundation*** ANNUAL CAVS @ CHRISTMAS EVENT ***
Hey folks! Here’s some info on this afternoons event at the oriam.
3pm - Everything kicks off with the Lions festival.
4:15/4:30 - Cavs vs Stew Mel kicks off playing x3 20 minute intervals.
There will be a Cavaliers tuck shop including sweets, fruit, soft drinks available. Please note the cafe has opted to close at 3pm this year so hot food/drinks will not be available. We think coffee/tea will be available at the hotel across the road.
7:30pm - Head to Cask Smugglers (which is above Waverely station) for their Brewdog Takeover event.
The University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club would like to thank everyone who attended our annual Movember Ball last Sunday. The ball marked the end of a highly successful Movember for the club, during which we raised £8,382 for this fantastic cause.
The Movember UK foundation is a cause particularly close to our hearts, and we are delighted to be able to contribute to their efforts to improve the physical and mental health of men around the world.
Special thanks must go to Finn Murphy, who has been an excellent Movember ambassador for the club and university. Finn has been tireless in raising awareness of the charity’s brilliant work, whilst also single handedly contributing £1,750 to our total.
A mention must also go to Archie Boyes, who was this year’s recipient of our Best Mo Award.
A huge Movember effort has seen the club raise £5,207 for the Movember UK foundation. We’re closing in on our target of £6,000, having already surpassed last year’s total.
Whilst out taches aren’t the best, the cause is hugely important to all of us in the club. Men are still dying far too young from testicular cancer, prostate cancer, suicide and mental health problems. These deaths can all be prevented, and the Movember foundation does brilliant work these four issues. Any donations, no matter how small, would be hugely appreciated. Please donate using the link below:
We would like to give a shout out to our outstanding Events Officer Alice Smith!
She has worked really hard to organise our first International Tour in years as well as our annual Sevens Tournament. Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, we have had to cancel both of these events, as well as others, that Alice has organised.
Despite being apprehensive of taking on a Committee Role, Alice has done an excellent job in the position. She has been persistent when necessary, chasing up any loose ends. Alice has used her initiative to find new Sevens Sponsors that we were looking forward to working with. Leading a team of volunteers to organize these events, she has allowed other members within the Club to take on responsibility, using their strengths and imagination to help improve the events. Alice adapted quickly to changing information during the Covid-19 outbreak and liaised with all involved parties and we are very grateful for this.
We all appreciate all the work you put in Alice!
Squeezes from a socially responsible distance, 💙Saints WRFC💙 ... See MoreSee Less
Today it is with great sadness that we wish farewell to one our Saints.
Kitkat Barker you were one of the kindest, funniest, well humored humans. You were always quick with a smile or a joke to pick anybody on the team up. Your vivacious chatter was always a pleasant distraction from warm up jogs around the pitch. You welcomed many a new Rugger to the team with your smile and friendly nature and were extremely approachable and easy to confide in. You would always listen without judgement. You were a friend and an ally to many.
A frequenter of the gym, you always encouraged those around you to work hard and push their boundaries. I remember climbing up a wall backwards as Amy taught us Zuu and laughing as the blood rushed to our heads. A "riot" on a night out, you would always commit to a costume or a theme and even managed to rock antlers and a red nose. A big fan of a boogie, many of us have fond memories of a shuffle with you on the sticky floor of 601. Cheesy sinners songs were the best time and I remember following your moves to the Peanut Butter Jelly song on many occasions.
You were a talented sportswomen who had to balance your time between Water Polo, Skiing, and Rugby and whilst we missed you when you were not with us, we also admired your versatility, loyalty and skill that you showed in your other activities.
Even from a distance you would look out for your friends and support them with a friendly message. We were lucky to have you for the time that we did. To know that people in the future will miss out on your support, stories, and smile makes us all so sad.
We will all keep you in our hearts today and always, remembering fondly our memories together.
A group of the saints headed to Lille on Friday 6th March to get a head start on the sevens seasons with the European Rugby 7s tournament! The weekend involved a lot of rugby, games and fun and the saints even made it to the semi finals of the bowl tournament!
They made the most of the weekend by growing their rugby network and getting to know lots of other clubs from across Europe! We look forward to inviting some of our new friends to st Andrews in the fullness of time.
If you think the spirit of sevens is something you could get into, come along to our 7s give it a go tomorrow at 5pm on the pitch just outside the AU. 💙🏉💙🏉 ... See MoreSee Less