Wide rugby will return in September after an 18 month absence.



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© The Tennent’s Premiership returns on September 4th, with Jed-Forest and Musselburgh on the team …


For the 2021-22 season, schedule lists have been published for all levels, from schools and teenagers to club games for adults.

In the men’s league structure, Tennent’s Premiership will be held on April 4 after the long Covid break.

In the other games, Marr plays Glasgow Hawks, Musselburgh plays GHA, Edinburgh Academic travels to Aberdeen Grammar and Hawick receives Currie Chieftains.

There are changes to the league structures below the top division.

Carrick and Caithness have chosen to withdraw from the National League Division 3 to their respective League Division 1 competitions. No teams rose to replace them, so a 10-team league was created for National 3 for the upcoming season.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic over the past 15 months, women’s football has grown and eight new teams will join the Tennent’s Leagues for the new season.

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Dunfermline, Dundee Valkyries, Turriff, Fraserburgh, Perthshire, Bishopton and Caithness will all rise from regional development.

The second XV from Cartha Queen’s Park will also enter the competition line-up.

Ayr Women are stepping down from the Premiership to the National League Division 1 and their place in the top division goes to Heriot’s.

Oban Lorne has also retired from the Women’s National League Division 1 to the West Regional League Division 1 and their place will be taken by Kelso.

The upcoming season for the school game includes eight school conferences for boys at levels U13, U14, U15, U16 and U18 in: Borders Town, Caledonia A, East A, East B, East C, East Development, West A and West B.

The results of the above conferences will determine progress towards the National Schools Cup and Shield competitions, which are scheduled to take place between January and March 2022.

The dates of the school conference were communicated to the participating schools at the beginning of the month.

Sheila Begbie, Director of Rugby Development for Scottish Rugby, said: “I am very pleased that we can confirm the youth, school and adult games for the coming season. We know players, coaches and volunteers have been looking forward to getting back to their beloved sport and now it’s finally in sight. “

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