1. Graeme Craig

    It is with great sadness that the club has to announce the recent death of Graeme Craig a stalwart of the club over many decades.  Graeme played wing for the school before leaving Aberdeen Grammar School in 1957 and thereafter played for the club for many years.  After retiring from playing he was a committee member and Vice President of the club.  In recent years his health prevented him from attending matches at Rubislaw but was always first at the club house to seek the teamsheet and follow the progress of the players representing his club. A true gentleman who will be greatly missed by everyone associated with the rugby Club and the F.P. Centre.

  2. 2016-17 Club Awards

    The following awards were made at Friday night’s awards event held in the Aberdeen Boat Club:

    Colt of the Year: Craig Shepherd

    Young Player of the Year: Jake Gray

    Most Improved Player: Ross Anderson

    Best Half Back – Alan Mekie Trophy: Sam Knudson

    Top Try Scorer: Calum Ruxton

    Special Recognition: Khalid Elmanssor

    2XV Player of the Year: Ethan Murray

    Clubman of the Year: Colin Neilson

    Player of the Year: Grant Walker

    Players’ Player of the Year: Fergus McKenzie

    Many congratulations to these players and all those who made a contribution this season. Photos from the event are in the galleries.

  3. 2016-17 Awards Event

    The end of season awards night will be held at Aberdeen Boat Club on Friday 5 May, starting at 18:30.

    End of Season Awards

  4. Aberdeen Rugby 46 Jed-Forest 35

    berdeen Grammar’s long-suffering supporters were finally given a treat to take into the close season after their team turned in its most convincing performance of the campaign.

    The Rubislaw men have lost 16 of their 22 league fixtures but came good on Saturday with a 46-35 home victory against Jed-Forest.

    Talk of a possible merger with Aberdeenshire was put on the back burner as Grammar ran in seven tries, three of which were scored by winger Grant Walker.

    The veteran was the most outstanding player on show, inspiring and cajoling his young team-mated who also rose to the occasion in Grammar’s final game of the season.

    Jed-Forest ran in five tries of their own, this despite being 10 players short on duty in a sevens tournament at Langholm.

    Head coach Ali O’Connor was delighted to have finished the season on a high and said: “This was a great way to sign off, even if our defending was not good, there have been lots of positives in a difficult season.

    “Despite some poor performances, this team has stood up to be counted. The players have been a pleasure to work with.  I am proud to have had the privilege of coaching them. The youngsters will have learned from a roller-coaster season. Grant Walker has been a continual source of inspiration for them.”

    Grammar took the lead in two minutes when centre Tom Aplin kicked a penalty, though it took the home side until 18 minutes to score the first try of the afternoon – this despite playing with a strong wind – when Walker raced over. The same player then created chances for fellow winger Calum Ruxton, who jetted over the Jed line twice by which time the Border side had opened its account through centre Monty Mitchell who also scored two tries,  going on to complete his hat-trick in the second half.

    Centre Matt Arnold widened the gap to make it 25-14 for Grammar by half-time.

    The tries continued into the second half with scrum half Jake Gray leading the way to make it 32-14, only for the visitors to rally through tried from Mitchell, Blade Roff and Robbie Yourston, who kicked all five of his side’s conversions to lead 35-32.

    But the day belonged to Grammar, who killed off the game with two converted tries by the irrepressible Walker, making it 46-35.

    “These young players are great to play with, keeping me on my toes,” said the Grammar hat-trick scorer.

    © Jack Nixon

    Aberdeen Rugby: Doug Russell; Grant Walker, Matt Arnold, Tom Aplin, Calum Ruxton; Sam Knudson, Jake Gray; Ross Anderson, Fergus McKenzie, Shane Clark; Aaron Robertson, Matt McCall; Calum Sangster, Dom Wallen, Andy Little.

    Replacements: Yasseen Ahmanache, Tighearnan McLoughlin, Cameron Robertson, Bryn Perrott, Craig Shepherd.


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