SATURDAY 12 JANUARY
On Saturday, both senior teams travelled down to the Borders. The Reds fared rather better than the 2s, in a close fought game with both teams claiming a try bonus, while the 2s had to play most of the match with only 13 after two early injuries. The Young Reds had matches against Hutchesons, with closely contested matches at S1 and U16 levels.
Reds Claim 2 Bonus Points
Hawick Quins 36 – 34 Linlithgow
There was a lot to be admired about the Reds play in this match as they came away from last season’s league champions with 2 bonus points, however they will rue their lapse in concentration either side of halftime when they let a 17-7 lead slip, conceding 24 unanswered points to give Quins the lead which they just held to the end. There were tries from Jack Frame, Stuart Cunningham, Cammy Murrie and Rab Cairns, with Frame adding 14 points from the kicking tee.
Gala 2s 70 – 0 Linlithgow 2s
Meanwhile the 2s lost two men early to injuries and, with no subs, played most of the game against Gala 2s on the main pitch at Netherdale with only 13 men.
Young Reds Claim Good Win
Linlithgow u16 22 – 15 Hutchesons Grammar u16
Beaten 24-19 by Hutchesons in the opening game of the season, the Young Reds U16s were determined to reverse the result and, in a close and competitive encounter, they did exactly that to share the spoils over the two matches.
Slow Start Undoing for S1s
Hutchesons S1s 21 – 17 Linlithgow S1s
A slow start by the S1s in Glasgow proved their undoing and despite scoring 3 tries to nil in the second half, they couldn’t overhaul the lead their hosts had gained in the first period.
SATURDAY 05 JANUARY
Reds Score 8 Tries
Linlithgow 52 – 24 Haddington
The Reds kicked off the New Year with a fine win over National League opponents, Haddington, in a friendly on Saturday 05 January. They scored 8 tries in total with 8 separate try scorers – Cal Thomson, Euan Mochrie, Ross Plenderleith, Chris Ronalson, Adam Scott, Rab Cairns, Stu Young and Jack Frame. Before the kick off there was a minute’s silence in respect for Bob Green, who sadly passed away just after Christmas.
Ronnie scores the Reds’ fourth try on the stroke of half-time (ABOVE). Adam Scott’s fine individual try is shown BELOW.
Reds Beat Blues in
Annual Boxing Day Game
Reds 46 – 15 Blues
Leading 7-0 at half-time, the Reds turned on the style in the second half to run in a further
P7s Reach Final
on International Pitch
Congratulations to the Wee Reds P7s who reached the final of a special Scottish Rugby tournament on Saturday, played on the main pitch at half-time in the Edinburgh v Glasgow match in front of 22,000 spectators.
U16s Run Hawick Close
Hawick 17 – 15 Linlithgow
The Young Reds closed out 2018 with a fine performance at Hawick on Saturday.
SATURDAY 08 DECEMBER
It was a great Saturday for Linlithgow Rugby, with wins for both senior teams and 2 wins and a draw out of 4 matches for the Young Reds against the High School of Glasgow. The Reds won their big derby match against Livingston, not only claiming 5 league points with their 4 try victory, but also retaining the West Lothian Cup – played for annually between the two clubs.
Reds Win Derby Match
Linlithgow 30 – 27 Livingston
A late Livingston converted try in injury time failed to take the gloss of an excellent derby victory for the Reds. Down 20-11, the Reds scored three cracking tries in the second half to take a 30-20 lead deep into injury time. Rab Cairns (2) and Cammy Murrie claimed the second half tries to add to Ross Plenderleith’s first half try, with the Reds points haul being made up by 10 points from the boot of Jack Frame – 2 penalties and 2 conversions.
2s Win at Bannockburn
Bannockburn 14 – 45 Linlithgow
Another good win for the Reds 2s, with some fine performances across the team. Pictured above, Kevin Wilson in the act of scoring a try.
U16s Win Big in Glasgow
HS of Glasgow 10 – 39 Linlithgow
Another excellent performance and another excellent win for the Young Reds U16s.
S1s Toughest Win to Date
Linlithgow 15 – 4 HS of Glasgow
This was the toughest match of the season to date for the S1s, as they overcame a very strong High of Glasgow side, running in 5 tries to 1.
SATURDAY 01 DECEMBER
Senior rugby resumed on Saturday after the Autumn Tests and both senior teams struggled to pick up from the intensity of their respective previous performances after the disruption of having few matches over the last four weekends. At least the heavy rain from Thursday and Friday relented and the pitches were in surprisingly good nick considering.
All school matches were off anyway, as St Aloysius had mucked up their fixture schedule, however the Wee Reds were able to get in a full set of fixtures on the 3G surface in Kirkcaldy.
Try Bonus with Final Play
Linlithgow 27 – 41 Ross High
The Reds closed out this match with powerful attacking rugby for most of the final quarter, however Ross High defence remained resolute until the final play.
Lack of Subs Proves Costly
Lasswade 2s 26 -3 Linlithgow 2s
The 2s ran out of steam in the second half at Lasswade after a fine opening period, mainly due to the lack of substitutes as Assistant Manager Neil Dori-Muir was pressed into action.
Wee Reds P7s Have Great Day
The Wee Reds P7s closed out their fixtures in the calendar year with a superb three wins from three at Kirkcaldy.
SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER
With there being no senior rugby last weekend because of the early kick off of the Scotland match and, with the Wee Reds fixture at Dunfermline being called off because of waterlogged pitches, it was the Young Reds who took centre-stage. On Saturday, they rounded off their conference fixtures with a set of matches against Lasswade High School, with the S1s (7-6), the S2s (47-12) and the U16s (26-12) all winning, while the U18s narrowly lost (30-36). On Sunday, the S1s travelled through to Edinburgh to take on the StewMel Lions S1s and won both matches playing some great rugby.
Three Wins for S1s!
It was some weekend again for the extended S1 squad as, bolstered by a contingent of P7s, they rounded off their conference season with a win at Lasswade on Saturday. Then on Sunday they travelled through to Inverleith in Edinburgh, where they took on the StewMel Lions over a couple of games, winning both against very good opposition.
Great Comeback by U16s
Linlithgow 26 – 12 Lasswade
After conceding the first two scores to a very good visiting Lasswade side, the Young Reds bounced back with four unanswered tries to claim a fine 26-12 win at Mains Park.
SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER
Cracking performances from the Reds’ senior team and the Young Reds’ S1s and U16s over last weekend. This weekend there are no senior matches as all league fixtures are suspended with Scotland’s final autumn test kicking off early at 2-30pm. In the morning the Young Reds finish off their Conference schedule of matches with fixtures across the board against Lasswade High School, while on Sunday the Wee Reds are away at Dunfermline.
Reds Just Miss Out in 13 Try Thriller
Royal High 48 – 41 Linlithgow
The Reds turned in their best performance of the league campaign at Barnton and just missed out on a famous victory against the league leaders in a keenly fought battle last Saturday. On a perfect day for rugby, both teams displayed excellent attacking moves throughout.
U16s Dominate with Great Team Rugby
Linlithgow U16 61 – 0 Trinity U16
The Young Reds flew out to a 51-0 halftime lead and the game had to be stopped when the scoreline passed 60 points early in the second half. The u16s scored 11 tries in total through 7 different players.
Young Reds S1s Run in 18 Tries Over the Weekend
This season’s S1 squad continued their fine run with two victories over the weekend, beating Trinity Academy by 11 tries to one on Saturday and following this up on Sunday with a win over Edinburgh Accies, scoring 7 tries to one.
Can you help with Club history and memorabilia? If so, please read on…
* * UPCOMING RUGBY * *
Saturday 19 January
School v Lomond School
details to follow
Saturday 19 January
Reds HOME v Berwick
BT East 1
2s HOME v Jedforest 2s
BT Reserve East 1
Both matches KO 2pm
Sunday 20 January
Wee Reds Minis AWAY
Wee Reds Micros HOME
Wednesday 23 January
Farewell to PJ
A key player in last season’s Reds 2s triumphant league champion team was given a special presentation on Saturday by Team Manager Des Martin and team captain Gus McNab. PJ Singelton is returning to New Zealand soon after a couple of years in Scotland and our best wishes go with him.
100 and 300 Club Draws
A big thanks to Peter Wright for coming along to the Club last Friday and carrying out the annual prize draws for both the 100 and 300 Clubs.
The 300 Club has been running for over 40 years and in that time has raised around £70,000 for the Club. This year a further £1,500 was handed over by Gerry Keating to the Club. The winner of the new annual bonus draw of £200 was Ruth Dixon.
The 100 Club is very much the younger sibling and has now been running for 5 years. Over that time it has raised over £18,000 for the Club. The winner of the annual bonus prize of £700 was Robbie Richardson, with Ted Thomas winning the main £500 prize in the 4th quarter draw.
A big thanks to all who have contributed to either or both of the fundraising clubs over the years – your support is much appreciated. There are still spaces available for the 100 Club – click here for more information.
Archive Page for Match Reports
You can access this season’s and last season’s match reports on this new archive page.
LCDT Achieves Funding Target for Rugby Club Solar Energy Pilot Scheme
LINLITH-GO-SOLAR PILOT PROJECT BOND OFFER
(Message from Linlithgow Community Development Trust)
“Thanks to the generosity of Linlithgow residents and local businesses, we have reached our funding target in just over one month. In keeping with the conditions of the Bond Offer, we are now closing the offer early.
We shall now progress with installing the pilot project Solar PV system by 31st March 2018.
Our intention is to continue building LINLITH-GO-SOLAR with a second larger phase of the project. If you would be interested in investing in future phases please let us know.
We aim to maintain communications via email and social media with all current bond investors as the project progresses.
PLEASE CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org OR 07827294879 or via the Scotcomfinance bond 1 link.
Thank you once again for your commitment.
Linlithgow Community Development Trust”
Message from the Rugby Club:
This is great news and Linlithgow Rugby Club congratulates LCDT on reaching its community funding target and looks forward to working with the organisation to deliver this pilot project safely, on time and within budget.
for 6 Nations
Last Couple of Tickets Left
Applications are invited from parents on behalf of any young member wishing to attend any of Scotland’s HOME 6 Nations’ matches. The Club has been allocated a number of tickets as shown below. We have also been allocated a limited number of accompanying adult tickets on the basis of 1 adult to 4 children. Some coaches have already indicated a willingness to take a group of children to the matches. We will be purchasing the tickets later this month. As with previous seasons, the plan will be to average all costs and this works out at £30 per match, which includes the ticket and return bus journey from the Club.
Saturday 2nd February
Scotland v Italy
16 children’s and 4 adult tickets
Saturday 9th February
Scotland v Ireland
24 children’s and 6 adult tickets
Saturday 9th March
Scotland v Wales
24 children’s and 6 adult tickets
Applications should be made by email to email@example.com – no money at this stage please.
If you haven’t yet registered then please download the appropriate form and send to Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fixtures for 2018-2019
Club training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm. Tennents are the new league sponsors for amateur rugby in Scotland. The Reds 1st XV play in the Tennents East 1 league, while the newly promoted 2nd XV play in Tennents East Reserve League 1.
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
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All Minis and Micros training on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings will be in indoors in the ITC from now until end February, unless notified by exception. Training times for different age groups are shown below:
6pm P4 and P5
8-30pm Tartan Touch
10am P4 and P5
11am P1 and P2
at Memories Club
The Memories’ Club welcomed Stephen Gallacher as its guest speaker on Monday 26 November. Another big gathering of around 50 people attended to hear a fascinating insight to the world of professional golf. Big thanks to Stephen for giving up his time and giving such an entertaining talk.
Howard Haslett at
the Memories Club
Howard Haslett was October’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
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
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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.