Brechin BRUCE win inaugural clash

Brechin Rugby players

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Brechin’s BRUCE rugby team have won the inaugural Buttercup Trophy after a victory over a Stonehaven side at Redcloack’s pitches.

The Brechin side came home as one of the areas most prolific veteran’s side after defeating The Mammoths.

Organisers are hoping that the event, which was also attended by the Aberdeen Strollers, is to become an annual tournament.

During the match, the Brechin team proved to be too strong on the day coming away winning by five tries to the combined Mammoths/Strollers teams one try.

On a playing field resembling a meadow (hence the spontaneous naming of the Buttercup Trophy) both sets of players set off at full speed with tackles, rucks and mauls being fiercely contested.

At times such was the level of play it was hard to believe that there were men on the field such as the BRUCE’s Fred Crowe playing at the tender age of 75 and as ever having a great game and all thoroughly enjoying the day.

As always despite the rigours of rugby the camaraderie shown between all participants was tremendous and a great advert for Golden Oldies Rugby.

After the match, players from and officials from the competition enjoyed a social gathering including drinks, barbecue and a trip to a local hotel took place.

Brechin BRUCE continue to train on Thursday evenings at Guthrie Park from 6.30 to 8 p.m.

The club would welcome anyone along and indeed the recently formed ladies team the Sheila’s also train at this time.

The Junior sections 2013-2014 season resumes with training on Sunday, August 11, at 11 a.m., also at Guthrie Park.