Thank you to everyone who attended this years Movember Charity Ball. The event was a great success, and topped off a brilliant month of fundraising from the men of UStARFC. Our early estimates put the total amount raised over the course of the month at around £5000. Thank you to everyone who donated. ... See MoreSee Less
PROJECX WATERBOYS is a team set up to give young Scottish talent an opportunity to showcase their abilities at some of the world’s biggest 7s and 10s tournaments. Rob Lind from University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club was selected for it for the first time this year and played in the Dubai Sevens International Social Tournament. His team won the International Social Competition 45-5 and reached the final in the Open Tournament. Rob’s team only conceded 10 points across the whole tournament! Former 1st XV captains Scott Doc and Danny Clink were also selected, although unfortunately Scott couldn’t play due to a hand injury. Congratulations on the win Rob and team! 🏉 #gosaints #evertoexcel ... See MoreSee Less
It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of our forwards coach Luis Arola. Luis had been an integral part of our coaching staff since 2016, taking charge of the forwards, and our defensive shape. The entire club would like to thank Luis for all the hard work he put in over his time with us, and we would like to wish him the very best with his future career.
Club Captain Alex Hodgins said;
“We would like to thank Luis for all his hard work with the club. He has given up endless amounts of time and effort to help all the teams, and for this we cannot thank him enough. His experience and expertise will be missed hugely, with the quality of his coaching evident to see, especially with our forwards in the scrum. We wish him all the best in the future. Once a saint, always a saint.”
1st XV Captain Roland Walker, echoed the sentiments adding;
“Luis joined the club in 2016 as we adjusted to life in the relentlessly competitive Northern Premiership. This would have been considerably more challenging had our scrum not been transformed into a potent penalty winning machine, and a consistent source of dominant possession. Luis' technical expertise is only surpassed by his inexhaustible enthusiasm for scrummaging, defence, and the club as a whole. His large presence was a great source of reassurance and terrific company on tour to South Africa in June. All the best to Luis for the future, he will always be a tremendous asset to whoever he works with.” ... See MoreSee Less
A second XV looking to cause an upset against a first XV ✅
It all made for a fascinating day when University of St Andrews/University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club hosted The University of Edinburgh/ Edinburgh University RFC est. 1857 - I spoke with the brothers for Talking Rugby Union...
Leading up to our UKCC Level 2 Coaching Course www.facebook.com/events/1540871029347541/?event_time_id=1540871059347538 we'll be profiling the Saints own incredible coaches! Finally is one of our Head Coaches Sarah 'Hoggie' Hogwood! Our head coaches run practices, develop players, and determine game strategy and lineups with the Captains. Hoggie joined us as head coach this year. She is a development officer for Perthshire RFC and has brought her wealth of coaching experience to the Saints paying off with huge team improvements. ... See MoreSee Less
Leading up to our UKCC Level 2 Coaching Course www.facebook.com/events/1540871029347541/?event_time_id=1540871059347538 we'll be profiling the Saints own incredible coaches! Next up is our Director of Rugby Scott Lawson Dor. As DOR Scott runs the Saints Rugby program and works with our head coaches to ensure the team is supported and achieving its potential. He brings a wealth of experience from his time playing for Scotland and the Newcastle Falcons with over a decade of Premiership experience. ... See MoreSee Less