Boroughmuir RFC

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Full nameBoroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club
UnionScottish Rugby Union
Founded1919; 100 years ago (1919)
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
Ground(s)Meggetland (Capacity: 3,000)
PresidentStevie Douglas
Coach(es)Head Coach: Peter Wright
Backs: Johnny Ells
Front Row: Neil Wood
League(s)Super 6
2018–19Scottish Premiership, 7th of 10
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Boroughmuir RFC is a rugby union football club in the Scottish Rugby Union. The club's home ground is Meggetland, in southwest Edinburgh and the club plays in the Super 6, where they are known as the Boroughmuir Bears.[1]

Founded in 1919 and admitted to the SRU in 1939, it was originally restricted to former pupils of Boroughmuir High School. The badge is derived from Boroughmuir High School and they acquired it in 1913. Although it has lost that direct connection, the home ground and navy blue/emerald colours are unchanged.

The club won the Scottish unofficial club rugby championship in the 1954–55 and 1972–73 seasons. The club have the second longest number of seasons in the top division having only been relegated twice and on both occasions bouncing straight back up to the top division. The record is held by Heriots FP who have never been relegated. Boroughmuir became the first team to win the Scottish Cup 'back to back' in 2001, and the first team to win it three times in 2015.

The club were awarded one of the semi pro Super Six franchises to commence season 2019/20 Former Scotland International Graham Shiel has been appointed head coach of the Super Six Squad

The club's ground (Meggetland) has recently undergone major development to turn it into one of the premier facilities in Scottish rugby. A new stand and clubhouse were built, along with new pitches for the 2nd and 3rd XV, an international standard all-weather hockey pitch and five-a-side football pitches.


Notable Players[edit]

Famous players associated with Boroughmuir RFC:

Current well known players include

  • Jordan Edmunds Scotland Club International
  • Chris Laidlaw Scotland Club International (Son of Roy Laidlaw)
  • Johnny Matthews Scotland Club International
  • Daryl Marfo Scotland International


  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)
  • Ian Nicholson '75 Years : A History Of Boroughmuir Rugby Club'
  • Colin Renton 9Nov2009
  • Jamie Scott
  • Craig Dawson

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