Match Reports from 03 / 04 October

Reds Go Nap and Run in 10 Tries

Linlithgow  64 – 12  Leith

A hat-trick from Josh Hares and a brace from Charlie Gillanders were amongst the Reds 10 tries in a thoroughly entertaining BT Edinburgh Shield match at Mains Park.  Reds full back Jack Frame weighed in with a try and 7 conversions to bring his personal tally to 19 points.

Hats off to Leith for continuing to play rugby till the end.

The Reds will now meet Broughton away in the Second Round on Saturday 24 October.

Match report

Match photos courtesy of Graham Black

Josh ‘Hares in’ for his third try!


P5s Unbeaten at Kinross

Kinross Mini Tournament

With big wins over Kinross, Dundee, West of Scotland and Melrose and a hard fought draw against an excellent Mackie team, the P5s again acquitted themselves well, finishing runners-up only on try difference.  Well done to the team!

Match report

P7s Excel Again

Kinross Mini Tournament

The P7s picked up where they left off at Melrose last week with another fine tournament featuring excellent teamwork to come away with fine wins over Kinross / Dundee Eagles, West Of Scotland and Kinross, only losing out in the last match to a strong Melrose team.

Match report

P4s Display Great Attitude

Kinross Mini Tournament

Well done to the P4s who bounced back from an opening game surprise – more rucking than in the law variations – to win two out of four matches at Kinross.

Match report

England 6 Nations’ Match Tickets Oversubscribed!

There has been high demand for England match tickets (RBS 6 Nations) and the Club will need to limit the allocation of tickets to members.  One or two of the bigger requests may have to be reduced to ensure that each applicant gets a fair allocation of tickets.  More information shortly.

Applicants for tickets for the France match will probably get their requests met in full.

Saturday 26 September Match Reports

Reds Slip to First League Defeat

Linlithgow  22 – 32  Murrayfield Wanderers

A Reds team beset by injuries and player non-availability took on a strong Murrayfield Wanderers side in this BT East 1 league encounter at Mains Park.

The Reds managed to score 3 tries, but conceded 5 to the visitors in an entertaining, but error-strewn, performance.

Match report

Match Photos courtesy of Graham Black


Reds 2s in High Scoring Match

Preston Lodge 2s  61 – 29  Linlithgow 2s

The Reds 2s ran in 5 tries to claim a bonus point, but were outgunned by a very useful Preston Lodge 2s team at Meadowmill on Saturday.

Match report

Reds u18s Win at Ross High

Ross HS u18  29 – 31  Linlithgow Academy  u18

A good away win for the Reds in a closely contested match, with the young Reds running in five tries.

Match report

Sunday 27 September Match Reports

P7s Claim Runner-Up Spot

Melrose Mini Rugby Tournament

Big clubs – big reputations, but the Wee Reds weren’t phased as they swept past Kelso, Melrose and Peebles, before beating Gala in the semis, only to run out of steam to a combined Melrose squad in the final.  Great performance!

Match report

P5s Reach Semis at Melrose

Melrose Mini Rugby Tournament

A great performance by the P5 Wee Reds with wins against Melrose, Langholm and Kinross and a draw against Peebles before going out in the semi-final to eventual Tournament winners Stewarts Melville.

Match report

Match photos

P4s Joint Winners at Melrose!

Congratulations to the Wee Reds P4 squad who finished joint winners with Biggar at the Melrose Tournament on Sunday 27 September.

This was a great performance and the players can be proud of their contribution and the skills and attitude they showed.

Match report

The P4 Squad with their medals!20150927_140440

** Only a Few Days Left to Order HOME 6 Nations’ Tickets **

  • 6NationsAct now to place your order for Scotland v England (06 February) and Scotland v France (13 March) matches,
  • Tickets can only be ordered through the Club allocation because of high demand for these matches,
  • Club gets commission on Scotland v France tickets sold at no additional cost to individual,
  • Tickets must be ordered ASAP and by 04 October latest through Paul Birrell, although payment not needed till November,
  • Bookings now available for Scotland’s AWAY
    match with Wales
    – deadline 22 October

More information and Application Forms to Download

Don’t delay – act now!!

Buy Tickets Now for the Pro 12 Final at Murrayfield

This season’s Pro 12 Final will be held at Murrayfield on Saturday 28 May and you can buy tickets now through the Club portal.  The Club will earn 15% on all tickets sold through the Club portal.

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Sportsman’s Dinner – Friday 27 November

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Reports from Saturday 19 September

Reds 2s Triumph over Lismore

Linlithgow 2s  48 – 5  Lismore 2s

With the Reds having the day off, the spotlight turned on to the 2s who were playing Lismore 2s at Mains Park.  The 2s had won 1 and lost 1 before Saturday and the young team, with a couple of older heads, turned on the style to beat Lismore, scoring 8 tries in the process.

Match report courtesy of Des Martin

Match Photos courtesy of Graham Black

Reds Update

The Reds had the day off as Hawick Linden were unable to fulfil the league fixture.  We can now confirm that the rescheduled BT East 1 league match will be held at Mains Park on  Saturday 31 October with an early kick off to allow players to watch the Rugby World Cup Final at 4pm.

Meanwhile, the Reds are back in action this coming Saturday (26 September) with a HOME BT East 1 league match against Murrayfield Wanderers (KO 3pm).


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Reds Win Close Encounter at Dunbar

Bell_Dunbar2Dunbar 22 – 25  Linlithgow

On Saturday 12 September, the Reds travelled through to Dunbar for their second BT East 1 league match, having beaten Forrester at home the week before.

A brace of tries from Stuart Bell in addition to a try from Stuart Cunningham saw the Reds off to a fine start, but injuries took their toll and the Reds had to show stout defence to hold out in the second half.

Match report

Match photos courtesy of Graham Black

2s Find it Tough at Watsonians

Report on 2s match v Watsonian 3s

S1s Off to a Flier with Three Good Wins!

Linlithgow Academy S1  43 – 4  Boroughmuir HS S1

After a 36-0 win against St Columba’s and a 24-0 win against Knox Academy the Linlithgow Academy s1s responded with a 43-4 victory over Boroughmuir (with Boroughmuir only scoring in the last minute!)

The 11 tries came from Ewan Curran x 5, Callum Miller, Oliver Mole, Gregor Buist, Callum Evans, Alexander Dunlop and Ross Wells, with 10 Conversions from Nathaniel Cameron.

Great effort and endeavour from our debutants Darren Mitchell, Leo Hirter and try scorer Gregor Buist.  Some great text book tackling from Callum Evans at full back and robust forward play from the front 5 made this a satisfying days play.

Great Start to League Season for Reds with Two Wins

Saturday 05 September

Forr_BredinThe Reds got their league season off to a great start with wins for both the 1s and the 2s.

Linlithgow 23 – 13 Forrester

The senior team defeated newly promoted Forrester by a score of 23 -13 in BT East 1 league, with tries from captain Chris Bredin (see right) and flanker Josh HaresJack Frame completed the scoring for the Reds with 3 penalties and 2 conversions.  On this evidence, Forrester with their big pack should do well in East 1 this season.

The Reds are away to Dunbar this coming Saturday.

Match report courtesy of Gavin Brown

Match photos courtesy of Graham Black

Haddington 2s  12 – 17  Linlithgow 2s

The Reds’ 2s came back from Haddington with a fine 17 – 12 away win, tries coming from Euan Murray (“he must have been some player in his younger days”) and Russell MurdochChris Ronalson kicked a penalty and one conversion, with John Strachan kicking the other conversion before he had to retire with a hamstring tweak.

The 2s are away to Watsonian 3s on Saturday.

Match report courtesy of Des Martin

Youth Rugby Report

Linlithgow Academy sides at s1, s2, s3 and u16 level all played against Knox Academy (Haddington) in the first set of Edinburgh Conference fixtures and there were good wins for the three younger age groups, while the u16s stuck to task despite being beaten by a strong side.  With Knox unable to field an u18 team, a friendly was arranged against a strong St Aloysius side in Glasgow.  Played over three 20 minute periods, the young Reds may have been outscored in all three (1-0; 2-0 and 4-2 in tries), but had the satisfaction of scoring two tries in the closing period, never letting their heads go down.

This weekend, the Edinburgh Conference fixtures continue with all five teams in action against Boroughmuir HS  (Edinburgh).

The Minis who trained last Sunday will travel through to Burnbrae in Glasgow this Sunday to play their first matches of the season against hosts West of Scotland and other visitors, GHA.

The Micros and the Girls’ squads will train at home on Sunday at 11am.

Membership Renewal / Player Registration Update

RegistrationThanks to everyone who has renewed their membership and / or completed their player registration.  There are still quite a few people out there who have still to do this.

Information on membership and forms to download

Members’ Newsletter


A lot has been happening at the Club over the last few months, so we have put together a newsletter to inform members old and new of a whole range of topics, including:

  • on-the-field update – senior and youth rugby,
  • new Youth Coach Development Scheme,
  • girls’ rugby, volunteers and PCS,
  • off-the field update,
  • indoor training centre and the planned new Club Foyer,
  • refreshing and restoring our Clubhouse, new containers,
  • sustainable Club and governance review.

Thee’s also a short feature on the Club Development Plan.

You can view the newsletter by clicking the link below or on the photoshot of the newsletter on the right


New Containers Courtesy of Dunne Group

Containers_2As part of his sponsorship of the Club this season, Gordon has provided new containers to replace the old and rotting ones at the back of the Clubhouse.
This Sunday, the plan is to use the RBS RugbyForce Day to level out and tidy up the area around the new containers.  dunne_89-1Willing helpers welcome from 1pm on Sunday 30 August.

Match Day Hospitality Opportunities at Linlithgow 

Muzz_QFWe are now able to offer a range of dates during the coming season.  Please see the PDF document through the link below.

Members Lunches – for new and established groups of members. Contact Gary Shepherd
Match Day Sponsors – for businesses offering corporate hospitality and advertising. Contact Helen Morrison

Match Day Sp LRFC

Special Day for Club – Royal Opening of New Centre

Wednesday 08 July 2015

Anne2Today the Club was honoured with a visit from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, to officially open the new Club & Community Training Centre.

Princess Anne, patron of Scottish Rugby, spent over an hour at the Club meeting members and guests and viewing the new facilities in action.

The Princess Royal met with members of the project team, funders and fundraisers and those involved in the construction of the new facility, before touring the new centre to see it in action.  The “action” was provided by a group of Wee Reds on the 3G pitch, with school and recent former pupils on the pitch outside and current Reds’ players and coaches in the gym.

Before leaving, the Princess Royal unveiled a plaque to commemorate the day and congratulated the Club and its members for their tremendous achievement.

ProgrammeIan Rankin, President of Scottish Rugby, added his congratulations when he addressed the members and guests in the Clubhouse after the Princess Royal had left.

A famous day in the proud history of Linlithgow Rugby Football Club!

Some early photos

View Graham Black’s full coverage of the day

One Last Heave Does It!

BellesBrilliant sprint finish delivers £29,275 of the ambitious £30,000 target over the last season.

Read how the 2015 Catwalk, Belles and Bellinis, Bags2Rugby, Wee Reds cafe and the 100 Club helped in the sprint finish to our fundraising marathon!

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See more photos from Belles and Bellinis

Reds Kick Off New Season at Home to Forrester on 5th September

See Reds Fixtures

Four Big Announcements at Club AGM

15 May 2015

Outgoing President, Craig Young, made 4 important announcements at the Club AGM on Friday.  The first was that Her Royal Highness Princess Anne will formally open the new Club and Community Indoor Training Centre on 8th July – see above.  The other announcements related to the Club securing financial support for 3 rugby related initiatives, namely:

  • for a part-time Business Development Officer,
  • for a Youth Development Scheme, to train selected senior school players as coaches to provide additional coaching for younger players,
  • for a School of Rugby at Linlithgow Academy.

Craig’s Announcement in Full

Notes from AGM

Young_GunsThis Season’s Reds’ team featured the above recent school leavers
– development of young people is so important to the Club!

Club Dinner – Annual Club Awards






The annual awards were made at the Club Dinner on Friday 24 April:

  • Jesty_AwardPlayer of Season – Euan Richardson (above left)
  • Best Young Player – Calum McKeown (above right)
  • Most Improved Player – Garry Anderson (above centre)
  • 2nd XV Player of Season – Chris Ronalson
  • Club Person of Year – Gordon Jesty (on left)

Those present were entertained by Donald Macleod (Immediate Past President of Scottish Rugby) and Dick Campbell (Manager of Forfar Athletic Football Club).

View Photos of Dinner and Awards



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Lower Mains Park

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Sunday 11 October

Wee Reds Mini Tournament
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100 Club Draw

August Quarterly Draw

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£200 Derry Barton

£100 Jamie Chapman

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