Weather took its toll on the club rugby fixture list for the first time last weekend, but while the storms are coming it’s expected pitches will be playable this weekend.
Only two matches were played by Midlands teams last weekend, featuring Grangemouth first and seconds.
Both won the seniors home to Alloa in Caledonia Division Two Midlands, the IIs away to Dundee University medics.
It’s as you were then in BT National League One, where Selkirk managed to play at Hillhead- Jordanhill in an unexpectedly tight top versus bottom clash, which the Borderers won 29-18.
That match is relevant for Midlands rugby because Dundee HSFP are at Philiphaugh this weekend, looking to seize on any chink of weakness shown by Peter Wright’s nearly faultless team.
The 28-point gap between the teams is insurmountable, but Dundee hope for a strong second half to take them close to the promotion play-off, and where better to start than ending Selkirk’s unbeaten season?
Selkirk have already won 22-13 at Mayfield, but Dundee are champing at the bit after three strong away performances.
In Division Two only one match was played last week, Falkirk hammering Haddington to move into third, a point behind Howe of Fife and two behind leaders Hamilton.
All three protagonists are away from home this week, with Howe’s trip to Greenock Wanderers looking the safest bet.
Hamilton are at Aberdeenshire, who look to be on the rise, while Falkirk go to Cartha QP, who have been very strong at home this season.
National Three also had just one match completed, allowing Lasswade to go top of the division.
The Edinburgh side are at Dunfermline this week as they seek to stay in first, while second-placed West of Scotland take on third-placed Preston Lodge.
Perthshire host Dalziel at the Inch with a decent chance to stretch the nine-point gap in the standings between the teams.
In Caledonia Division One leaders Orkney are idle, giving Glenrothes the chance to make up their game in hand at home against whipping boys Ellon.
Strathmore host Mackie while Hillfoots are at Countesswells to meet Gordonians.
In Division Two Midlands leaders Harris travel to meet Stirling University, while second-placed Alloa, beaten last week by Grangemouth, host Panmure.