Saturday 18 January
Reds Outplayed but
Fine Wins for 2s and U18s
The Reds had probably their poorest outing of the season at Barnton as they were whitewashed 39-0 in this Tennents East 1 league match. However, there were excellent wins on the back of strong performances from both Linlithgow 2s, who beat a combined Edinburgh Northern / Walkerburn team 52-5, and the Young Reds U18s who won 26-5 at Kirkcaldy.
Scrum a Rare Highlight for Reds
Royal High 39 – 0 Linlithgow
The only highlights for the Reds, in this poor performance, were the scrum which dominated and the play of captain Euan Mochrie, who never stopped working. After some indifferent early season performances, opponents Royal High have strung together a good run of wins, having defeated league leaders Haddington the previous week at Neilson Park.
2s Fine Win at Mains Park
Linlithgow 2s 52 – 5 Edin Northern / Walkerburn
With three teams facing the prospect of no games on Saturday, with late call-offs from opponents, arrangements were made for a super-friendly at Mains Park featuring 21 Reds 2s players, 18 players from Edinburgh Northern 1s and 8 players from Walkerburn! The Reds’ 2s ran in 8 tries over the three 30 minute periods (best way of ensuring that all 47 players got game time), with scores from 7 different players – Cammy Walker claiming a brace.
Young Reds U18 Away Win
Kirkcaldy 5 – 26 Linlithgow
Tries from Aidan, Andrew, Chris and Kyle capped a fine away performance for the Young Reds’ U18s in Kirkcaldy. Cammy slotted three conversions to complete the scoring for the Young Reds.
Saturday 11 January
The wet weather caused waterlogged pitches resulting in all matches being cancelled. The Reds’ Tennent’s East 1 league match at HOME against Broughton has been rescheduled for Saturday 1st February.
Saturday 04 January
Reds Open Year with
Win Over Local Rivals
Livingston 0 – 31 Linlithgow
The Reds travelled across to Almond Park, for their Annual New Year match against Livingston played for the West Lothian Cup. After repelling a strong start from the home team, the Reds began to assert their authority and, in the end, ran out comfortable winners with 5 tries from Michael Doneghan (2), Jack Frame, Mark Caddle and captain and man-of-the-match Euan Mochrie (see above). The other points came from conversions by Jack Frame (2) and Russell Murdoch.
Saturday 21 December
Bonus Point Away Win for Reds
Hawick Linden 10 – 31 Linlithgow
The Reds travelled down to Hawick for the second successive week for a Tennent’s East 1 league match. With a good number of players unavailable this close to Christmas, the Reds team contained a strong core of 2nd XV players, who all stepped up to contribute to a fine bonus point win. There were tries for Euan Murray (2), Cammy Murrie, Stuart Cunningham and Kieran Cochrane, with Struan McLean kicking 3 conversions.
Get well soon Ally!
Saturday 14 December
There were only three matches at the weekend. The Young Reds’ S2s were at home on Saturday morning against Morrison’s Academy, which resulted in a fine win for the Young Reds. The matches scheduled at Crieff were cancelled because of frozen pitches.
In the afternoon, both senior teams were away in the Borders, the Reds claiming a late four try bonus point in a heavy defeat at Hawick Quins, while the 2s produced an excellent performance in Kelso against Kelso 2s, only losing out to two late tries.
Reds Rally after Poor Start
Hawick Quins 48 – 22 Linlithgow
The Reds conceded three early tries before they worked the bus journey out of their system, from which they never recovered. They did, however, secure a try bonus point with tries from Mark Caddle, Ross Plenderleith, Michael Doneghan and Euan Mochrie.
Reds 2s Match Up to Kelso 2s
Kelso 2s 31 – 17 Linlithgow 2s
The 2s produced an excellent performance against Kelso 2s in Kelso, with tries from Euan Murray and Stuart Sommervail, coupled with 7 points from the boot of Cammy Walker. A late try flattered the home team who were under pressure from the Reds for much of this match.
Young Reds S2s Sparkle
Linlithgow 77 – 19 Morrisons
Despite the bitterly cold weather, the Young Reds brought festive cheer and sparkle with their performance against Morrisons’ Academy, running in 13 tries over the three periods.
Saturday 07 December
Wee Reds Light Up Murrayfield
It was a busy weekend for Linlithgow Rugby Club, despite the poor weather. To kick things off the Wee Reds P5s formed the guard of honour on Friday night at BT Murrayfield to welcome Edinburgh and Wasps on the the pitch for their European Challenge Cup match. After a fairly turgid first half, which Edinburgh edged 10-6, the Wee Reds P6s and P7s lit up BT Murrayfield with some scintillating rugby and cracking tries during the half-time break! Inspired by the youngsters and not to be out done, Edinburgh came out in the second half and scored three cracking tries of their own to swat the Wasps 31-18 in a fine bonus point win.
Then on Saturday morning it was the turn of the Young Reds who turned in 3 fine wins (S1, S2 and U15) from 4 matches, with the U18s disappointed to be edged out 17-10.
Reds Beat Weather and Porty
Linlithgow 15 – 7 Portobello
On Saturday afternoon, as the weather turned wet, the Reds welcomed Portobello to Mains Park and both sides should take great credit for trying to play rugby in the horrible conditions. In the end, the home team pack were just too strong for the visitors and the Reds ran out deserved winners at 15-7, with tries from Mark Caddle (see above) and skipper Euan Mochrie. Struan McLean kicked one conversion and John Chapman landed a massive long-range penalty to complete the scoring.
The 2s were awarded full league points as their opponents Gala 2s called off late on Friday to leave them without a fixture.
The Wee Reds matches against Livingston, scheduled for Sunday, fell victim to the weather, but the Indoor Training Centre once again came into play with a full series of training sessions across the age groups over the course of the morning.
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Saturday 25 January
Young Reds v Duns / Berwickshire HS
U15 and U18 AWAY
S1 HOME Academy Pitch
S2 HOME Mains Park
All KOs 10am
Saturday 25 January
Reds AWAY at Ross High
Tennent’s East 1
2s AWAY at Peebles
Tennent’s Reserve East 2
Sunday 26 January
Wee Reds Minis P4 to P7
HOME v Dalziel & StewMel
Wee Reds Micros P1 to P3
HOME Indoor Training
Memories’ Group set to
welcome Stuart Barton
This coming Monday (27th January) the Linlithgow Rugby Club Memories’ Group will welcome former Scotland physio Stuart Barton as their guest speaker. Kick off is at 10-30am in the Clubhouse Lounge.
50th Anniversary Season
Next season will be the Club’s 50th anniversary and we are planning a number of things to mark this occasion.
Gordon Bulloch –
Memories Group Guest Speaker
Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions player Gordon Bulloch was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the Memories Club. For someone who claims not to be a regular speaker, Gordon was excellent and enthralled the 50 or so present with his stories of his times playing rugby. Our ace reporter, Hamish McIntyre, has penned a full report.
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.
Archive Page for Match Reports
You can access the last two season’s match reports on this special archive page.
Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson
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Have You Made Your Predictions?
Guinness 6 Nations’ Tournament
Have you made your predictions yet for this season’s tournament? Time is running out – you have just over 1 week left! If you want to download a WORD version of the Prediction Card please click on the link below.
Club’s New Online Shop
Linlithgow Rugby Club is delighted to welcome Sportsworld (ne) as our new online partner for merchandise. The shop will offer a wide range of branded Canterbury and Macron gear for both adult and youth players
Click on the image above or here to visit the new online shop.
Friday 24 January
Rugby Club Burns’ Supper
Friday 31 January
Rock and Roll Bingo Night
Come along and enjoy a fun evening of music and bingo. There will be 4 rounds of bingo set to music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with prizes for a line and big cash prizes for a full house. In between rounds there will be spot prizes. A light buffet is included in the ticket price of £5. Bingo cards will cost £2 each. Contact Craig Young on 07890-124217 or call the Rugby Club on 01506-845087. Tickets should also be available in the Dolphin snack bar in the Rugby Club car park. Hurry, only a maximum of 100 tickets are available for this event and entry cannot be guaranteed without a ticket.
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