Blast from the Past!

3 Matches from 5 Years Ago

With no rugby to report on because of the current lockdown, we’ve dug into the Club records to bring you 3 match reports from 5 years ago. Unfortunately, Graham Black was only on hand for two of these matches, with the Reds playing in their blue change strips on both occasions. We’ve also added in a Wee Reds’ P4 match report from 5 years ago!

Hat-Trick for Stand-in Captain

14 February 2015

Linlithgow  34 – 10  Duns

Captain for the day Les Richardson claimed a hat-trick, but the outstanding score came from scrum-half Dougie Thomson, whose score is shown below in a significantly speeded-up format!

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Reds Rack Up 50 Points

28 February 2015

Linlithgow  53 – 5  Langholm

Tom Sneddon claimed a hat-trick, as the Reds won again in East 1, with Langholm the opponents.

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Veteran Lock Jamieson
Secures Bonus Point Victory 

07 March 2015

Linlithgow  35 –  0  Portobello

The Reds made it a hat-trick of bonus point home wins with a fine win over Portobello, veteran lock Stuart Jamieson claiming the try bonus with a score straight from a line-out.

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Wee Reds’ P4s at Madras

Sunday 25 January 2015

A great performance against some very good opponents, as the Wee Reds’ P4s came away from St Andrews with 3 wins and 1 narrow defeat.

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Young Reds Awards

Congratulations to this season’s award winners:

  • S1 Ruaridh McLeod
  • S2 Fraser Miller
  • U15 Oscar Davies
  • U18 Gregor McLean

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Message to All Club Members

First of all, best wishes to everyone. This is a difficult time for many – all the more important to look out for each other over the coming weeks. Whatever happens within the Rugby Club, we will endeavour to keep our lines of communication open and keep you appraised of any relevant matters. If there’s anything we can do to help, then please let us know. You can email president@lrfc.club.

In the meantime, here is the current position relating to the Rugby Club.

Sat 07 and Sun 08 March

Great Rugby Weekend!

It doesn’t get much better than this! Linlithgow Rugby Club hosted their biennial twinning visit from Guyancourt in France (the local rugby club is now part of the nearby Plaisir Rugby Club), with 16 players and one coach arriving on Friday evening and leaving on Monday morning, being hosted by Club members. 

On Saturday, the Reds claimed two fine league wins – a bonus point 27-5 away win for the Reds at Duns and a superb 71-0 away win for the 2s against Forrester, the latter being cheered on by a highly partisan French crowd – the Plaisir team travelling to Queensferry en masse!

Then on Sunday, Linlithgow won the morning encounter against the French, with the Scotland team following up in the afternoon to make it 4 wins from 4 matches over the weekend!!

The French were very sporting tourists, though, and great fun was had by all. Special thanks to Barry and Jean McKeown for masterminding the visit, arranging the catering and for their ‘open house’ on the Friday night! Even their camper van was called into action and their son Calum played two full matches over the weekend – who says modern props can only last for 50 minutes!

The French enjoyed their visit and got home safely on Monday night, sending the following message – “Thank you for welcoming us to your rugby club ! Your guys are top and we had great times with them. Hoping to come back in Scotland in two years, and we will be happy to welcome you next year!”

Border Raid Nets 5 Points

Duns  5 – 27  Linlithgow

Tries from Michael Doneghan, Jeff Martin and a brace from Ross Tulloch secured a bonus point away win for the Reds in Duns.

Read Craig’s match report

View Graham’s photos

French Serenade for Rampant 2s

Forrester 2s  0 – 71  Linlithgow 2s

A first half hat-trick and 8 successful conversions over the course of the match, ensured that Cammy Walker finished with a total haul of 31 points, as the Reds’ 2s exploited the space of the 3G at Queensferry to run in 11 tries in this big league win.

Read Des’ match report

Plucky Reds Pip Plaisir

Linlithgow  22 – 12  Plaisir

Despite tired bodies and groggy heads, both sides served up an entertaining and competitive match at Mains Park on Saturday morning.

Read Ken’s match report

View Graham’s photos

Wee Reds Visit Watsonians

At last! After weeks inside for training, the Wee Reds got a chance to play rugby outside when teams from P3 to P7 travelled through to play in the Watsonian Tournament / Festival. (The photo above shows the P4 team in good spirits)

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Young Reds at StewMel

The Young Reds S1s and S2s travelled through to Edinburgh on Saturday to take on teams from Stewarts Melville College.

Read report on S2s

Saturday 29 February

Massive Win for Reds

Linlithgow 84 – 0 Hawick Linden

Inspired by Ladies’ Day, the Reds turned in a five star performance to consolidate fourth place in Tennents East 1 and to maintain their unbeaten home record stretching back over a year. The Reds scored thirteen tries in all, with Ross Plenderleith claiming his hat-trick before half-time. Man-of-the-match Fraser ‘Bruno‘ Mochrie (above) claimed a brace, as did second half sub Ross Tulloch.

Read David’s match report

View match photos

Young Reds U18 Win on Road

Royal High  19 – 22 Linlithgow

In wet conditions at Barnton, the Young Reds U18s picked up after a sluggish start to record another good win in difficult conditions.

Read Graeme’s match report

Club History

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Current Coronavirus Situation

Ways in Which People Can Help Out

A number of Club members have asked about volunteering in the current difficult times. Probably quite a few of us are already helping out in different ways. Here is an update on two formal initiatives – one national, the other local.

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Launch of New Bonds

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The Rugby Club will again be participating in the local community solar power project – click on the image below to enlarge.

For more information you can download a Bond Prospectus by clicking on the link below.

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Installation of Solar Panels

Work has now been completed on the installation of the new solar panels on the roof of the Indoor training Centre. In all a further 54 solar panels were installed, doubling the generation capacity to 30kW. The new system should be commissioned early next week.

The new panels can be seen in 6 banks of 9

Wee Reds’ P4s Visit Watsonians

The Wee Reds P4 Minis were in Edinburgh on Sunday morning (08 March) and had a great time at the Festival, playing great rugby and scoring lots of tries.

50th Anniversary Season

Next season will be the Club’s 50th anniversary and we are planning a number of things to mark this occasion.

You can find out more here.

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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

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Ian Barr
Speaks to Memories Group

Scottish Rugby’s Vice President, Ian Barr, was the guest speaker at Linlithgow Rugby Club’s Memories Group on Monday. Ian was President of Lasswade Rugby Club for 15 years and has been an active volunteer in the game for many years. Much respected across the Clubs in Scotland, Ian spoke well about the game today and the issues facing Scottish Rugby.

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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.

More about the Club and Key Policies

Data Privacy Policy

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. It replaced the existing data protection framework in the UK and Europe. The regulation imposes new obligations on those who hold and process personal data. as a Club we have reviewed and revised our privacy policy to ensure compliance with GDPR. You can access our Data Privacy Policy here

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 – LRC_RUG_1_Child_Protection_Policy_MAR20

Rugby Club Memories Group

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).

Click here to see our programme for this season

Archive Page for Match Reports

You can access the last two season’s match reports on this special archive page.

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Fitness Training

Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson

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Linlithgow Reds’ first and second team squads 2018-2019

Linlithgow Reds Season 2017-2018

Reds 2s Season 2017-2018

Saturday 10 February 2018 – Linlithgow v AS Minorange

Friday 02 February 2018 – Furnace United RFC

Welsh Visitors from Furnace United RFC

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

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