* WEEK’s MATCH REPORTS *
With Scotland v Fiji kicking off at early 2-30pm there were no senior games played on Saturday in the East Region. The Young Reds, though, had a set of four matches against Berwick Academy, who travelled up to Linlithgow en masse before heading to BT Murrayfield. With Berwick unable to field an U16 team, it was left to the S1s and S3s to fly the flag for the Young Reds, with the S1s continuing their unbeaten league run with a 50-11 champagne victory over the second placed team in the league. The S3s flew out of the traps running in 3 tries in the first five minutes before the coaches decided to mix up the squads to balance things out. It didn’t stop the scoring though, as over 120 points were scored over the course of the match!
Champagne Rugby from S1s
Linlithgow S1 50 – 11 Berwick S1
Fourteen tries and seven conversions were scored by the Young Reds S1s on Saturday.
SATURDAY 03 NOVEMBER
No game for the Reds, however the players were down in numbers to cheer the Reds 2s to a hard fought one point victory over Preston Lodge 2s in Tennents Reserve League East 1. There were good wins for the S1s and S3s against Ross High, with the S2s and the U18s putting in good performances in narrow defeats. Pride of place, though, to the U16s who had a fine win against their first string counterparts at Stirling County.
Gutsy Reds 2s Claim Big Win
Linlithgow 13 – 12 Preston Lodge
A real gutsy performance from the Reds 2s saw them hold on to a one point lead for the final quarter with a couple of goal line defensive stands. Super sub Bruno Mochrie claimed the man-of-the-match award, however all the squad contributed to a great result on the day.
Cracking Win for U16s;
School v Ross High
On Saturday morning the Young Reds U16s beat Stirling County ‘A’ team 26-10 in a physical match in fairly wet conditions. You can read a full report on this match and a summary of the other Young Reds’ school matches against Ross High School in Conference by following the link below.
SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER
Another good weekend for the Reds, as both senior teams claimed bonus point wins in their respective league matches, scoring a total of 13 tries between them.
Plenders Goes Nap as
Reds Win at Forrester
Forrester 26 – 31 Linlithgow
The Reds ran in 5 tries, with a hat-trick from winger Ross Plenderleith, in a 31-26 win at Forrester. The other tries came from Jack Frame and Cammy Murrie, with conversions from Jack Frame (2) and John Chapman.
Hoochy Hat-Trick in
Bonus Point Win for Reds’ 2s
Linlithgow 50 – 10 Haddington
The 2s ran up eight tries in their 50-10 win over Haddington at home, with a hat-trick from Ross Tulloch, to claim another bonus point win.
S1s Continue Unbeaten Run
The S1s continue their unbeaten run with a convincing win against Knox Academy.
Still Overpower Knox
Knox Academy u16 0
Linlithgow Academy u16 48
The U16 travelled through to Haddington, with only 14 players, to play Knox Academy who stuck in to the end. The Young Reds won 48-0, scoring 4 tries and 4 conversions in the first half and 4 tries in the second.
SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER
There were smiles all round on Saturday night at the annual Curry Quiz Night, as the Reds celebrated two close wins from two cracking games earlier in the day.
Reds Storm Back to Claim Win
Broughton 20 – 23 Linlithgow
The Reds came back from a 15-0 deficit in Edinburgh to beat Broughton 23-20, with four fine tries through Rab Cairns (2), Ross Plenderleith and Cal Thomson.
2s Claim One Point Win
Linlithgow 22 – 21 Currie
At Mains Park, the Reds’ 2s emerged as 22-21 winners over Currie 3s in a match which saw the lead change hands 5 times over the course of a pulsating match. Tries came from Muzz (2), Jack Frame and Andrew Blyth.
SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER
The only rugby played last weekend was the Reds home league match against Portobello in Tennents East 1. The 2s match was cancelled as Lower Mains Park was unplayable after the heavy rain and there were no scheduled youth matches as it was the first weekend of the October break. Earlier in the week, the Linlithgow Academy u16 side took on a very good High School of Dundee side in the Scottish Schools’ Cup.
Two Late Tries Sink Reds
Linlithgow 7 – 26 Portobello
More team selection headaches last week as experienced full back Rab Cairns was unavailable, and number 8 Mark Caddle pulled out late on with a leg injury. This created a late reshuffle in the pack and a first appearance on the Reds’ bench for Finbar Conway.
U16s Brave Performance
Linlithgow u16 22 – 34 HS Dundee u16
Having beaten Glasgow Academy in the previous round, it didn’t get any easier for the Young Reds as they were drawn against the High School of Dundee in the Scottish Schools Cup. In the end, Dundee proved too strong for the Young Reds, although a late flourish threatened to turn the tables.
Fixtures for 2018-2019
Pre-Season training for Linlithgow Rugby Club is now fully underway and new players are always welcome at Mains Park. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm. Tennents are the new league sponsors for amateur rugby in Scotland. The Club hopes to put out three senior XVs this season, with the Reds 1st XV playing in the Tennents East 1 league, while the newly promoted 2nd XV will play in Tennents East Reserve League 1. The new 3rd XV will play in the Tennents East Development League.
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We have created a new page where you can access last season’s match reports.
* * THIS WEEK’s RUGBY * *
Wednesday 14 November
Tartan Touch INDOORS
Saturday 17 November
School v Trinity Academy
U16 and U18 at HOME
S1 AWAY at Arboretum
S2 AWAY at Wardie
S3 AWAY at Bangholm
All KOs at 9-30am
Saturday 17 November
Reds AWAY at Royal High
Tennents East 1
Scotland v South Africa
on big screen
Sunday 18 November
Wee Reds Minis
AWAY at Kinross
Wee Reds Micros
Wednesday 21 November
Tartan Touch INDOORS
The Community Solar Energy Scheme was launched on Sunday at the Rugby Club and you can now buy community bonds (£50 per bond) to help bring this community project to life.
Celebration – 29 Nov
Calling all former pupils…
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if you wish to attend
A big thanks to all our volunteers last Saturday for another very successful Fireworks Night, despite the poor weather.
Special big thanks to our volunteer igniters Nick and Gary for a great display in difficult conditions and to Adam of Dragonbreath Entertainments for his excellent show in the lead up to the main event.
Once again a big thanks to all the local shops who helped sell the advance tickets for the event – we very much appreciate your support.
6 Nations Away Tickets
You Can Order Now
You can order tickets for Scotland’s two AWAY NatWest 6 Nations’ matches through the Club.
If you haven’t yet registered then please download the appropriate form and send to Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reds – Season 2017-18
Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson
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Linlithgow Rugby Club has registered with the Royal Bank RugbyForce initiative again this year. Read more
Work Starts on
Work to replace the old Clubhouse roof got underway on Thursday 8th November.
Howard Haslett at
the Memories Club
Howard Haslett was this month’s guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Memories’ Club in the Mains Park Clubhouse and our intrepid journalist Hamish McIntyre was on hand to take some notes for the record.
Linlithgow Rugby’s Memories Club extends an open invitation both to Club Members and members from other clubs to come along to our monthly meetings or to our monthly walking rugby sessions. Our programme for the season is shown below – click on the image to expand
Online Club Shop
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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
We are delighted to report that the Club has been successful in its application for funding support for replacement of the Clubhouse Roof.
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100 Club – Change in Banking Arrangements
There are still a few people who have not switched their standing orders over following the closure of the Airdrie Savings Bank at the end of April. More information about change There are still places available for new members on the 100 Club.