Saturday 09 November
Youngsters Play, but no Seniors
The weather took its toll on Saturday as the Hawick 4G pitch was frozen and so the Reds’ league match against Hawick Linden was postponed. The 2s were also without a match as Walkerburn, who had offered to host a friendly match, were unable to raise a team.
However, the youngsters were able to get some rugby, with the Tiny Reds (pre-school) indoor on the 3G and the Young Reds (secondary school age) outdoor against St Leonard’s / Madras College (SLM) on Saturday morning and the Wee Reds (primary school age) outdoors at Mains Park against Stirling County on the Sunday.
3 out of 4 for Young Reds
On Saturday, the Young Reds took on St Leonard’s / Madras in the Mitsubishi Grandis Conference. There were wins for the S1s and S2s and the U18s claimed the points as their opponents called off on Saturday morning as they were short of players. The U15s played their match on Upper Mains Park and gave an excellent account, with the game much closer than the scoreline suggests.
Friday 01 November
Clean Sweep for Young Reds
Following the big cup wins midweek from the U18s and U16s, the S1s, S2s and U15s all came awy with wins on Friday afternoon. A huge well done to the U15s who, with a full complement of 15 players for the first time this season, claimed their maiden win, with a 5 try performance against Trinity.
Wednesday 30 October
U16s Win Their Quarter-Final
Linlithgow 50 – 12 Selkirk
The day after their senior school colleagues tasted victory in their quarter-final, the U16s followed suite with a fine display of attacking rugby at Mains Park. In all, the Young Reds scored 8 tries, 5 of which were successfully converted.
Tuesday 29 October
Young Reds Progress to Semis
Linlithgow U18 26 – 14 Royal High U18
The Young Reds progressed to the Scottish Schools Plate following a second win in four days over Royal High U18s, under the new lights on Lower Mains park.
Saturday 26 October
Poor Defence Costs Reds
Royal High 41 – 12 Linlithgow
The Reds travelled to Barnton on Saturday in the Tennent’s Edinburgh SHIELD, but despite playing some attractive rugby which resulted in tries for Russell Murdoch and Cal Thomson, their defence let them down as they conceded 6 tries.
2s Hold On for Good Win
Linlithgow 2s 23 – 19 Lasswade 2s
There were some powerful performances in a much changed 2s side, with the Walker brothers, Ally and Cammy, again on the scoresheet. Duncan McClymont also crossed the whitewash for the Reds and Chris Ronalson kicked 8 points to complete the scoring.
Young Reds v Royal High
There were good wins for the U18s, S2s and S1s on Saturday in matches against Royal High School in the Mitsubishi Grandis Conference.
U18s Win Big in Plate
Linlithgow 33 – 5 Hillhead / Jordanhill
In wet conditions, the Young Reds played some excellent rugby to win this cup match in the Scottish Schools U18 Plate Competition, scoring 5 tries in the process.
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Saturday 16 November
Tiny Reds on 3G Pitch
10am and 11am
(week 2 of 5)
Young Reds v Lasswade
S1 and S2 AWAY
U15 and U18 at HOME
All KOs at 10am
Saturday 16 November
Reds HOME v Duns
Tennent’s East 1
2s AWAY at Preston Lodge
Sunday 17 November
Wee Reds Minis & Micros
Joe Clark – Guest Speaker
at Memories’ Group
The Rugby Club Memories’ Group welcomed Joe Clark (Heriots and EROS Committee) as their guest speaker on Monday 28 October.
Memories Group Welcomes
The Memories’ Group guest in September was Sean Lineen. An early start was made, so that attendees could watch the Scotland v Samoa Rugby World Cup match afterwards.
Linlithgow Rugby’s Memories Group extends an open invitation both to Club Members and members from other clubs to come along to our monthly meetings (last Monday of each month usually at 10-30am) or to our monthly walking rugby sessions (second Monday of each month at 10-30am).
For those yet to register, you can download the appropriate membership form here and complete and either scan and send to Angela Blundell or drop off the form in the new Club postbox.
Mains Park Merriment
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Archive Page for Match Reports
You can access the last two season’s match reports on this special archive page.
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Brilliant Fireworks Night
at the Rugby Club
On the night of Saturday 02 November the Rugby Club was host to the Linlithgow Town Fireworks Display. The Club’s own volunteer igniters (trained by 21CC) once again put on a fabulous display with around 20 minutes of non-stop pyrotechnics. A big thanks to all the Rugby Club volunteers who make this community event such a success and, judging by social media comments, those who attended had a great time.
Thanks also to Dragonbreath Entertainments who enthralled the crowd in the run up to the fireworks display.
Big thanks also to our local Councillors who helped support the event and to all the local shops who helped sell tickets for the event, namely:
- Preston Road Shop (Alexanders),
- Braehead shop,
- Shop at Linlithgow Bridge,
- Linlithgow Rugby Club,
- The Dolphin Café,
- The Thread Counter,
- Far from the Madding Crowd.
Rugby World Cup
Review reports from our correspondent in Japan.
How we are Organised
and What we Stand For
Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd
Linlithgow Rugby Club is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is registered with Companies House (SC 532598) and governed by Articles of Association, which defines the different membership categories of Club membership. The Club is a full member of the sports governing body (Scottish Rugby Union), which in turn is affiliated to World Rugby.
The Club has a Vision and Objectives document, which is reviewed regularly, and a Club Development Plan, which is worked up and annually reviewed in conjunction with the Scottish Rugby Union.
Child Protection Policy
Linlithgow Rugby works closely with Scottish Rugby to ensure that all coaches of young persons at the Club are fully checked and disclosed through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups system operated by the Scottish Government. Gillian Wells is the Club Child Protection Officer – you can contact Gillian by email or by phone (07795-324568). You can view the Club’s Child Protection Policy here – P_5.01_Child_Protection_Policy