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FRC's Keepa Mewatt and Jeff Leepa leep on team mate Kris Burney.
FRC's Keepa Mewatt and Jeff Leepa leep on team mate Kris Burney.

It’s A big weekend for Falkirk Rugby Club as they officially open their new ground at Cala Park.

Events planned to mark the opening include a cabaret night tomorrow (Friday) and the opening game itself, when Scottish league champions Melrose bringing their first team squad to town for a challenge match.

Club president Alex McQuade and head coach Bob Wyllie have been busy bringing in the best players possible to swell the Sunnysiders’ ranks, and to make extra sure they’re on top form, new signings Jeff Leepa and Keepa Mewatt have been reading up on the rules of rugby - and healthy living - in part 13 of our ‘Wonderful World of Knowledge’ series.

Leepa and Mewatt are two of eight new players to arrive during the close season, and they’re looking forward to playing in front of the new stand at the newly named Cala Park in Camelon.

Club president Alex McQuade told The Falkirk Herald: “We’re hoping to have an old-timers match with some veterans of the clubs playing, but we know we definitely have the youth of our club involved in what is a big day for the club.”

The youngsters can check out the rules of many sports in this week’s Disney volume, but they’ll take particular notice of the rugby section ahead of a very special practice drill.

“The young players are planning to mark the day by breaking a world record” added Alex.

“They will try to set a new global standard in consecutive passes of a rugby ball.

“We’re hoping they can do it and looking forward to what will be a very tough match for the first team - because Melrose have promised to bring their strongest team possible along ahead of the new rugby season kicking off next weekend.”

Before the match there is a celebratory meal where other interesting facts and figures from this volume, or ones past, can be chewed over.

‘Sport’ is the 13th volume in The Falkirk Herald’s Disney encyclopedia series. Readers can pick up a copy for only £2.99 by collecting the token printed on page 20 and taking it to a participating newsagent.

You can also pick up any previous volumes that you may have missed by emailing csu@jpress.co.uk, calling 0800 328 4252 or dropping in to The Falkirk Herald offices at Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8WX.