We're a sociable, fun team who play and train at Myreside sports ground in Edinburgh. We're after new players of all levels of experience for the upcoming season. 

We train on thursday nights at 6.45pm for the womens team and 6pm for the girls team. We have started our pre-season training already!

We also have a special open training session on Sunday 15th August at 12.30pm at Craighockart. There will be a session followed by a BBQ afterwards.

Common Questions for Beginners

I'm a beginner, can I come along?
We welcome everyone of any ability. Even if you've never seen a rugby ball or know what the rules (laws) are, you're more than welcome to join us.

Do I need to try out?
No, there's no try outs for the team. Each team gets picked by the coach on a week to week basis depending on a number of things: who we're playing, experience of the player, etc. 

Who normally plays rugby?
Unlike football or hockey, rugby has very specialist positions which means that there's a natural position for everyone. If you're fast, then winger or full-back would be for you. If you're naturally strong and steady, then a position in the forwards could be more suitable. Second rows tend to be tall, and scrum-halfs tend to be small and agile. Whatever your body shape, there's a position. 

How often do you train?
We train once a week, starting at 6.45pm at Craiglockhart. There's a map here. You can get the number 4, 10, 23, 27 or 45 to the ground.

Do I need to tell someone I'm coming along?
No, you don't have to. But if you email us, we'd be more than happy to answer any question, and to give you someone's phone number so that we can make sure you get here.

What do I need to bring to training?
For the first time, shorts and a t-shirt with some trainers will do. If you have rugby boots or mouldies, then that's even better. On match days, we'll supply strips and when you join, we'll give you a voucher for proper rugby shorts and socks.

What should I expect at training? 
Between July and August, we normally work on fitness and ball (passing) skills. Just before the season starts and during the season, we do a lot more contact work - hitting tackle bags, ball control on the ground etc. We also work on other skills such as kicking, tactics and team based drills such as 2 vs 1. 

Common Questions from Experienced Players

I haven't played rugby for a while, what's your standard of rugby like?
We play in the Premier league in Scotland. A few of our players play for the Scottish national team, so we play at a competitive level. Although we definitely have a balance for fun and social as well.

What's the social side like?
We have a team socials and also join in with the bigger Watsonians rugby club socials as well. 

Are there any particular positions you're looking for?
We're particularly looking for a scrum half and second rows this year. But we've had quite a few retirals last season, so we're looking for players for all different positions.