All Youth Matches OFF

All school matches on Saturday morning have been cancelled – combination of pitch condition and weather forecast. The Wee Reds fixture at Fintry on Sunday has also been cancelled because of waterlogged pitches. Sunday training for all Wee Reds will be indoor – normal schedule.

Reds Outclassed in Final

Linlithgow 10 – 66 Murrayfield Wanderers

Congratulations to Murrayfield Wanderers who deservedly won the BT Edinburgh Shield Final on Saturday at Mains Park. As can be seen from the scoreline, this was a convincing win for the Edinburgh side, although the Reds can take considerable credit for the spirit in which, although outmuscled, they played right to the end, scoring a late consolation try through their man-of-the-match Sean Hagerty.

Read Gavin’s match report

View Graham’s match photos

Reds 2s Claim Win and Try Bonus

Linlithgow 2s 29 – 22  Dunfermline 2s

Returning Club Captain Chris Bredin claimed a brace of tries as the Reds 2s ran in 5 tries in a fine win over strong opposition at Lower Mains Park. Rory McAdam scored the try of the match, with Jeff Martin and Lauchlan McCall also getting on the score sheet.

Read Des’ match report

u18 Lose Out to HS of Dundee
But Fine Wins for S1s and S2s

On a heavy Lower Mains Park the u18’s suffered a similar fate to the 1st XV well beaten by the better team, but disappointed by the margin of the defeat.

Match Report 

Also playing against the High School of Dundee, both the S1s and the S2s turned in fine performances to emerge on the winning side. The S1s had one of their best displays of the season winning 37-0 with only 12 players against strong opposition. The S2s had a tough work-out as they continued their unbeaten run, claiming two tries in a fine 10-0 victory.

Wee Reds Entertain on Sunday

Once again, there was a great buzz about Mains Park on Sunday for the Minis home fixture against Stirling County, Preston Lodge and Musselburgh. The Wee Reds Café was in full swing and a big thanks to all who contributed and helped out. On the field the fare was also excellent.

Read Match report for Wee Reds Minis

View Janie Meikle Bland’s P6 photos

 Reds Matches Rescheduled

At the request of both clubs, the BT Edinburgh SHIELD Final was played on Saturday 18 February at Linlithgow. As a consequence, the HOME league match against Berwick will now be played on Saturday 08 April at Mains Park. The postponed away match at Duns has been moved to Saturday 11 March.

The Reds fixture list now looks like:
24 February HOME v Furnace RFC (Wales)
04 March AWAY at Ross High (league)
11 March AWAY at Duns (league)
18 March – NO MATCH
25 March AWAY at Forrester (league)
01 April – No Match
08 April HOME v Berwick (league)

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The Welsh Are Coming!

The Reds to Welcome The Cherries

The Reds get set to welcome Furnace United RFC (from near Llanelli in Wales) to Mains Park this Friday night. After a match played under the lights on Lower Mains Park (KO 6-45pm), there will be a social evening in the Clubhouse with live music from the Christies and the Linlithgow Rugby Club Male Voice Choir. Everyone welcome!

Cocktail Night

Join us for Cocktails, provided by the Cocktail Queen,  on the 11th March followed by a Disco.  Ticket price includes 3 different cocktails to sample, so why not bring a few friends along for this fundraiser for the u18 tour fund.

Rugby Club Golf Day

Friday 28 April

Thanks to Robert Arkley and his team at Kingsfield Golf and Leisure Centre, the Rugby Club will again be holding a Golf Day at Kingsfield to raise money both for youth rugby at Linlithgow and for the Scottish charity the Bill McLaren Foundation.

More information

Coach to Murrayfield

There are spaces available on the buses going from the Club to BT Murrayfield for both of Scotland’s remaining home RBS 6 Nations’ matches.

Find out more …

Active Kids Vouchers

Please help us collect Active Kids vouchers from Sainsburys. This goes to help fund new equipment for youth rugby. There is a collection box for vouchers in the main club foyer.

IMPORTANT: Old Fobs No Longer Working

Your old fob should no longer work – contact us for a replacement.

Information about where and when to renew


Upcoming Rugby

Friday 24 February

Reds HOME v Furnace United RFC
KO 6-45pm
Lower Mains Park

Saturday 25 February

Linlithgow Academy v North Berwick HS


No matches
(HOME international)

Sunday 26 February

HOME training indoors
(normal schedule – see below)

Matches against Strathendrick
CANCELLED (weather)

6 Nations Rugby on Big Screen

Saturday 25 February

2-25pm Scotland v Wales
4-50pm Ireland v France

Sunday 26 February

3pm England v Italy

See all the RBS 6 Nations matches on the big screen at the Rugby Club this weekend.

Club Dinner Dance

At the request of the senior players, this year we will have a Club Awards Dinner Dance, with partners invited. The event will be held on Saturday 20 May at the Richmond Park Hotel, Bo’ness. Craig Scott is organising. Those wishing to attend should add their name to the list on the Club Notice Board in the main foyer.

Reds Fixtures

The Reds fixtures and scores are shown below. Click on any link to access the match report.

A  03 Sep  L  Dunbar (L 20-34)
H  10 Sep  L  Penicuik (W 31-18)
H  17 Sep  L  M’field Wanderers (L 10-33)
H  24 Sep  L  Duns (D 9-9)
H  01 Oct  L  North Berwick (W 26-8)
H  08 Oct  L  Hawick Quins (L 20-51)
A  15 Oct  L  Berwick (L 33-36)
H  22 Oct  L  Ross High (D 24-24)
H  29 Oct  L  Forrester (L 15-17)
H  05 Nov  L  Dunbar (W 18-17)
–    12 Nov
A  19 Nov  S  Dalkeith (postponed)
–    26 Nov
A  03 Dec  L  Penicuik (W 17-11)
A  10 Dec  L  M’field Wanderers (L 5-41)
A  17 Dec S  Dalkeith (W 54-19)

H  02 Jan  F  Livingston (W 26-21)
A  07 Jan  S  Dunbar (W 51-19)
A  14 Jan  L  Duns (postponed)

A  21 Jan  L  North Berwick (W 26-12)
A  28 Jan  L  Hawick Quins (L )
–   04 Feb
A  11 Feb  F  AS Minorange (W 19-15)
H  18 Feb  S  M’field Wands (Final)
H  24 Feb  F  Furnace RFC (Wales)
A  04 Mar  L  Ross High
A  11 Mar  L  Duns
–   18 Mar
A  25 Mar  L  Forrester
H  08 Apr  L  Berwick

BT East 1 League Fixtures
BT Reserve Leagues 2016-17

Indoor Training Schedule

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Useful Links

Reds Match Reports

Club’s Shutterfly Site


The teams that participated in the 30th anniversary match in Guyancourt (February 2017) between the Reds and AS Minorange

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Some early photographs

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