* WEEK’s MATCH REPORTS *
Big Weekend for Wee Reds
Wee Reds Mini rugby players from Linlithgow added a touch of class to Edinburgh Rugby’s first home game of the season, against Connacht, on Friday Night. Our P5s got the occasion off to a flying start by providing the Guard of Honour as the Pro 14 players took the field at BT Murrayfield.
At half time, our P6s and P7s graced the hallowed turf of the International pitch for games versus Currie and Royal High respectively. The Wee Reds channelled their excitement magnificently, inspired by their storied surroundings to tear into tackles and move the ball at pace to find gaps and score some very fine tries.
Slow Start Scuppers Reds
Linlithgow 12 – 29 Hawick Quins
Last season’s champions, Hawick Quins, got off to a flyer at Mains Park running up 17 unanswered points in the first 10 minutes. Following this whirlwind start, the spectators were treated to a thoroughly entertaining ding-dong 70 minutes which saw both sides score 12 points. The Reds will want to capture their second half performance to take to Berwick this Saturday.
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2s Outmuscled at Forrester
Forrester 35 – 24 Linlithgow
A more street-wise performance saw the home side get the better of the Reds 2s at Forrester in this early season league match.
SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
2s and 3s Both Win at Home
The Reds had a BYE week as their league (Tennents East 1) contains 11 teams. This put the spotlight on the 2nds and 3rds, who both had home matches on Saturday at Mains Park. The 2nds played Murrayfield Wanderers 2s, giving them 3 players to make a 15-a-side match, while the 3s scheduled opponents, Musselburgh 3s, called off late and were replaced by Edinburgh Northern 2s desparate for a match after their opponents had also called off late. All-in-all it worked out really well as around 70 players enjoyed good rugby and a fabulous choice of food after the match!
Reds Players Score 12 Tries
Linlithgow 2s 57 – 24 M’field Wanderers 2s
The Reds gave three players to Murrayfield Wanderers to make it 15-a-side and all three scored tries for the visitors. In fact of the 13 tries scored in this match, 12 came from Reds’ players!
Reds 3s Edge Northern
Linlithgow 3s 22-17 Edin Northern 2s
In a cracking match played on the bottom pitch, the Reds 3s edged Edinburgh Northern, scoring 4 tries – a brace from man-of-the-match Aaron Flucker and one each for Guy Sutherland and Andrew Blyth, the latter slotting a conversion.
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3 Wins from 3 Games for S1s
Another fine win for the S1s as they take on Ross High School.
P7s in Action at North Berwick
The Wee Reds travelled to North Berwick on Sunday to take part in their Tournament / Festival.
SATURDAY 01 SEPTEMBER
Livi Claim Derby Opener
The Reds travelled to Livingston for the season’s Tennent’s East 1 opener, in a match which also kicked off their 50th anniversary season in the presence of new SRU President Dee Bradbury. After the match, Linlithgow’s Director of Rugby Gordon Dixon presented Livingston President Lee Anne Steel with a small plaque to commemorate the occasion. With a big pack and a determined press defence, the home team managed to keep the Reds at bay for most of the game, scoring a late try to run out 26-11 winners.
1st XV Opposition for 2s
Linlithgow 2s 7 – 20 Dalkeith 1s
The Reds 2s took on Dalkeith 1s at Mains Park last Saturday in a friendly – a late change as both sides had opponents call off against them. The young Reds side did well against the bigger more experienced team – good training for the start of the league season, as they’ve moved up a league this season!
School Excel Against Knox
Saturday 01 September 2018
The opening fixtures of the Schools’ Conference campaign saw Linlithgow Academy pitted against Knox Academy from Haddington. With the U18 match being redesignated as a development game, due to a number of players missing from both sides because of other school commitments, the Young Reds swept the board in the other 4 age grade matches, with cracking performances from all teams.
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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* * THIS WEEK’s RUGBY * *
Saturday 22 September
School AWAY at Berwick
Saturday 22 September
Reds AWAYv Berwick
Tennent’s East 1 (KO 3pm)
2s HOME v Gala 2s
Tennent’s Reserve East 2
3s NO GAME
Sunday 23 September
Wee Reds Minis
HOME v Boroughmuir
Wee Reds Micros
HOME v Boroughmuir
6 Nations Away Tickets
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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
Home 6 Nations Tickets
Tickets for Scotland’s HOME 6 Nations’ matches are now on sale through Paul Birrell, our International Ticket Coordinator.
Male Voice Choir Concert
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
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
Click on this link or the image above to go to the Club’s online shop run by PSL Sports.
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
This year’s AGM will be held in the Clubhouse on Tuesday 18th September at 7-30pm. This is a few weeks later than we’d have preferred, however this will be the first season that we will report as Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd and there has been extra work in setting up and transitioning to the new structures and accounts. Over the Registration Weekend, we will share some key messages as to the overall health of the Club and we plan to provide members with advanced notification of financial results.
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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.