Heriot's Rugby Club

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Heriot's Rugby Club
Heriot's Rugby Club (emblem).jpg
UnionScottish Rugby Union
Founded1890; 130 years ago (1890)
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
Ground(s)Goldenacre (Capacity: 3,000+[1])
PresidentColin “Mel” McCallum
Coach(es)Phil Smith
League(s)Super 6
2018–19Scottish Premiership, 2nd of 10
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Heriot's Rugby Club, also known as Heriot's FP, is one of Scotland's senior rugby football clubs in the Scottish Rugby Union, whose 1st XV play in the Super 6.

The club's home is Goldenacre in Edinburgh.[2] The rugby club, founded in 1890, was originally intended for former pupils of George Heriot's School, but is now an open club, welcoming rugby fans of all levels.[2]

Player development starts with a highly successful Mini/Midi Section and moves onto the senior levels. The club has coaching staff that are very well respected in Scottish rugby. Heriot's Rugby club are the only Scottish club never to have been relegated from the first division.

The team had the surprising honour of having a player, Chris Fusaro, called for Scotland A for the IRB Nations Cup, in 2010. He was the only amateur player called and it was announced that he was joining Glasgow Warriors.[3]

Current squad[edit]

Heriot's Rugby Super 6 squad


  • Scotland Martin Bouab
  • Scotland Struan Cessford
  • Scotland Dan Gamble
  • Scotland Chris Keen
  • Scotland Andrew Nimmo
  • Scotland Josh Scott


  • Scotland Ali Johnston
  • Scotland Michael Liness


  • Scotland Charlie Jupp
  • Scotland Ruairidh Leishman
  • Scotland Callum Marshall
  • Scotland Ronan Seydak
  • Scotland Neil Sinclair

Back row

Scrum halves

  • Scotland Alex Ball
  • Scotland Dan Nutton
  • Scotland Andrew Simmers

Fly halves

  • Scotland Ben Chalmers
  • Scotland Stuart Edwards


  • Scotland Robbie Chalmers
  • Scotland Cameron Hutchison
  • Scotland Ross Jones
  • Scotland Robert Kay
  • Scotland Scott King
  • Scotland Scott Robeson
  • England James Spencer


  • Scotland James Couper
  • Scotland Rory McMichael


  • Scotland Harry Paterson
(c) denotes the team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped players.
* denotes players qualified to play for Scotland on residency or dual nationality.

Edinburgh Rugby players drafted:

Notable players[edit]



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  • Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)
  • Jones, J.R. Encyclopedia of Rugby Union Football (Robert Hale, London, 1976 ISBN 0-7091-5394-5)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)

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