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Gregor Walker is an Ex-player and current sponsor of Kelso Rugby Club with his business Walker Groundworks . As a child he attended the famous Morebattle Primary school which has been credited for producing more than its fair share of great rugby players ,
“ Yes I attended the primary school and during the 80`s and 90`s the borders were at its peak producing excellent club and international players . The shape of rugby has changed a lot since my playing days . The volume of substitutions a team can field are greater and I sometimes feel that this can be to the games detriment ;
George and Grace Cessford have had a long and positive association with Kelso Rugby Club as well as being sponsors with their business Cessford Motor`s , George told Rugby Club Magazine ,
“ I have always been aware of Kelso Rugby Club and know a lot of the members . Many of my friends also went to the primary school at Morebattle and when we got old enough the rugby club was a great place to visit with many functions going on all year round . The clubs service
Based in the Scottish Borders , we specialise in both accident and mechanical repairs for the automotive industry . fewer replacements or subs , only for injuries , would make it essential for players to have a higher endurance level which would make for more expansive playing and be entertaining . My son Gareth is a current player at the club who has come through from the minis to Quins and onto seniors and there seems to be a good attitude about the club and throughout the teams at the moment .
I would like to congratulate every at the club on being recognised for their work on and off the field and wishing everybody at Kelso Rugby Club the very best of success for the remainder of the season ! ”
to our community has been outstanding and myself and Grace have tried to play our part and help out whenever possible . My son Greg is a first XV player and this season he seems very motivated by his coaches and the clarity with which they communicate to him and his team mates . The results are speaking for themselves and I would like to wish everyone at the club all the best for the rest of the season and congratulate them on being recognised as - Scottish Club Of The Year 2021 !”
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GARY CALLANDER Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Scotland captain Gary Callander on Sunday 5th December at the age of 62 following a period of ill-health .

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A legend of Kelso rugby over many years , Gary broke into his hometown side aged 16 which he followed as a young player with the first of the five Melrose 7s tournament wins just two years later aged 18 .

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A legend of Kelso rugby over many years , Gary broke into his hometown side aged 16 which he followed as a young player with the first of the five Melrose 7s tournament wins just two years later aged 18 .
Playing at hooker , Gary led Kelso side to the Border League championship in 1986 and the Division One title in 1988 . His first international recognition came in the form of a Scotland ‘ B ’ cap in 1982 against France ‘ B ’. He then made his first appearance for the full Scotland team in Bucharest against Romania in May 1984 .
Although he only played in six capped matches , Gary was captain in five of them . His cap total may well have been far higher had he not been playing in an era with such stiff competition at hooker .
He captained the Scotland side during the 1988 Five Nations , which included a 23-12 victory over France at Murrayfield . Gary packed down in a front row alongside David Sole and Norrie Rowan that started all four of the 1988 Five Nations fixtures .
His final Scotland appearance came in November 1988 as Scotland lost to Australia 32-13 at Murrayfield . Gary ’ s first international recognition was with Scotland B in 1982 .
As well as a stellar fifteen a side career , Gary was also successful as a sevens player . He won a Melrose medal on five occasions with Kelso including three back-to-back titles in 1984 , 1985 and 1986 .
He played in the Hong Kong 7s twice , first in a Scottish Border Club team that defeated New Zealand in the semi final before finishing runners up behind Australia , who beat them 18-14 in the final at Hong Kong Stadium .
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