Scotland captain joins forces with Panmure

Panmure Rugby Football Club enjoyed something of a double header recently as they entertained Madras and kicked off some fund-raising.

Throughout the year the club will be supporting Help For Heroes which raises funds for wounded service personnel and helping out on January 31 was one of Scotland’s top rugby stars.

The day started with a training session at Forthill for the children of the club which was attended by Scotland captain and Panmure Panther Jon Petrie.

In the afternoon the seniors battled Madras in a closely fought game which eventually finished 5-22 in favour of the visitors.

Panmure had opportunities throughout the game, however the visitors’ defence remained firm with the only try coming from veteran second row Gordon Melville.

Panmure president Duncan Lindsay said: “The team are developing with every game, however, Madras were well drilled and it showed how important it is for all our players to get to training sessions so we can keep improving.

“The club raised £261.21 in support of Help for Heroes which I feel is a good start, and we will continue to support them throughout the year.”