Saturday 19 October
Reds Edged out by Haddington
Haddington 22 – 10 Linlithgow
After a pitch inspection at 11am the match went ahead despite the rainfall that led to many postponements elsewhere. The pitch held up surprisingly well and did not really affect the result. It was a fairly even match with the home side just edging out the Reds in the end. Ross Tulloch claimed the try and Jack Frame kicked a conversion and a penalty.
Saturday 12 October
Jack Keeps Reds in the Frame
Linlithgow 24 – 24 Royal High
Reds full-back Jack Frame contributed 19 points in this exciting draw at Mains Park, as the Reds came back from a 6-21 deficit. Aside from scoring one of the Reds’ two tries – the other coming from Ross Plenderleith – he kicked 4 penalties and one conversion in this Tennents East 1 league match.
2s Too Strong for Hillfoots
Hillfoots 0 – 60 Linlithgow 2s
A fine team performance from the Reds 2s saw them claim a big win in this friendly at Tillicoultry. There was a hat-trick for Chris Bredin and a brace for Kye Lenders in the tries scored by the 2s.
Thursday 10 October
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.
Saturday 05 October
Reds Edge Win on Road
Broughton 13 – 15 Linlithgow
In atrocious weather, the Reds came from behind to edge a good win on the road, with tries from Cammy Murrie and Mark Caddle, to make it 4 wins from the first 5 games in Tennents East 1.
2s Edged by Watsonians
Linlithgow 2s 18 – 27 Watsonian 2s
Watsonians brought a strong side to Mains Park, with a number of young aspiring first team players, and the result was an excellent game with Linlithgow 2s refusing to buckle. The Reds try scorers were Drew Sommerville and Adam Scott, with captain Russell Murdoch kicking 2 penalties and conversion. The match saw a welcome return to action, off the bench, for Chris Bredin.
Young Reds Step Up to Plate
Linlithgow v Watson’s College “B”
Another cracking set of performances from the Young Reds, with two hard fought wins and a sparkling performance from the S2s.
Wee Reds Washed Out
Unfortunately the Wee Reds home Tournament had to be called off because of waterlogged pitches on Sunday 06 October.
6 Nations’ Tickets
Scotland’s AWAY Matches
You can now apply for tickets for away matches by downloading the application form. Please place your order for away tickets by 18 October.
Request for Donation
As there is no commission on Club ticket sales for away matches, we are requesting that members who order tickets through the Club make a donation to the Club roughly equivalent to 5-10% of the ticket value. We suggest the following donations:
Ticket Price Donation Total
£28 £2 £30
£37 £3 £40
£56 £4 £60
£65 £5 £70
£70 £5 £75
£83 £5 £88
£90 £5 £90
Scotland’s HOME Matches
Please ensure that your applications are in by Saturday 14 September.
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Saturday 26 October
Young Reds v Royal High
Saturday 26 October
Reds AWAY at Royal High
Tennent’s Edinburgh SHIELD
2s HOME v Lasswade 2s
Tennents Reserve East 2
Sunday 27 October
Wee Reds Minis
AWAY at Stewarts Melville
Wee Reds Micros
Linlithgow Fireworks Display
at the Rugby Club
Saturday 2nd November
The annual fireworks night at Linlithgow Rugby Club will be held on Saturday 2nd November. Tickets cost £12 (family of 5) and £4 (individual) if purchased before the event. On the night tickets will cost £15 and £5 respectively. Tickets are now available from the following outlets. (Please help the outlets by taking the correct money please):
- Preston Road Shop (Alexanders),
- Braehead shop,
- Shop at Linlithgow Bridge,
- Linlithgow Rugby Club,
- The Dolphin (in the Rugby Club car park),
- The Thread Counter,
- Far from the Madding Crowd.
Doors will open at 6:30pm. There will be entertainment from Dragonbreath Entertainments (fire-eater).
Glow toys will be on sale in the premises. Please beware of vendors outside the premises who will cost more and take the profits away from the club. Burgers and hot dogs, tea, coffee and soup will be on sale inside. The bar will also be open. Please no sparklers as these are a risk for youngsters playing rugby.
Curry Quiz and
Brunch for Crunch
While Typhoon Hagibis was blasting through SE Japan, the Club House was busy off-the-field with two events organised by the Events Group – the Curry Quiz Night and the Brunch for the Crunch match.
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.
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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Brave Blossoms Inspired
Japan 28 – 21 Scotland
Sunday 13 October 2019
In front of a packed and excited home crowd at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium, the Brave Blossoms were inspired to a fabulous performance, claiming their second scalp of a tier one nation in their pool matches and progressing to a Quarter-Final with South Africa with 4 wins out of their 4 matches.
Japan refused to let Scotland settle and held on to possession for long periods of the game. It was only in the fourth quarter that Scotland threatened, as they threw caution to the wind, in wave after wave of attacks, which yielded two tries and many close-calls.
Scotland Step Up Again
Scotland 61 – 0 Russia
By our correspondent in Japan
Scotland turned in a dominating performance, running in 9 tries, with a further two disallowed by the TMO, in crushing Russia.
Scotland Fully “Prepped”
By our correspondent in Japan
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend says the team is “fully prepped” for the Russia match on Wednesday and Japan on Sunday. There are concerns, however, over Typhoon Hagibis as it threatens matches over the coming weekend. Townsend, who spoke to our correspondent in a hotel lift in Hamamatsu, says everyone is focused on the Russia match.
Scotland Win in Kobe
Scotland 34 – 0 Samoa
By our correspondent in Japan
After a disappointing first match against Ireland, the Scotland team was transformed for this RWC Pool match in Kobe. Displaying an energy and a determination not seen against Ireland, Scotland blanked a powerful Samoan side.
With the roof shut, the temperature and humidity in the stadium were both high, which made gripping the ball a real challenge. Mister Greg (as his Japanese fans call him), scorer of Scotland’s second try, said it was the most difficult conditions he had encountered since playing in Houston, Texas.
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).
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