Reds Back in Action at Livi

After a 4 week lull due to a combination of bad weather and 6 Nations’ rugby, the Reds get back into action this Saturday with an away clash at local rivals Livingston in BT East 1. The Reds will be looking to build on their last two games which both resulted in bonus point wins. The match kicks off at 3pm.

The Reds’ 2s have finished their league season undefeated and are looking to play a couple of friendly matches before the end of the season. At the time of going to press, they are hopeful of a match against Preston Lodge this Saturday – details to be confirmed.

Last weekend, the only action was on Saturday morning in Edinburgh, with two matches (S3s and joint S1/S2) against Royal High School at Barnton.

Young Reds Beat the Weather

Royal High S3  5 – 32  Linlithgow S3

Another strong performance from the S3s  who had a couple of new faces in their ranks. The match was played in wintry conditions and the young Reds were up by 3 tries at half-time, the scores coming from Ewan C, Ben and Gregor. Royal High claimed a try early in the second half to peg back the score to 5 – 15, however this was short-lived as the young Reds ran in a further three tries, from Ewan, Ben (his second of the match) and Rory, with Ewan C converting one in the windy conditions. Well done to everybody, especially the boys who made their debuts.

Reds 2s Crowned Unbeaten League Champions

MorePort 0 – 74 Linlithgow

By defeating Lismore / Portobello on Saturday by 74-0, the Reds 2s have won ALL 18 league matches this season scoring 800 points over the piece – a tremendous performance!

The 2s scored a total of 12 tries, with a hat-trick on the day for Peter Millar.

Read Des’ match report

Fine Away Win for Reds

Dunbar 25 –  34 Linlithgow

The Reds travelled through to play a resurgent Dunbar team on Saturday and came away with an excellent bonus point win. With two minutes to go they held a 34-13 lead, but let in two late tries to take the gloss off their fine win.

There were tries from Cammy Murrie, Mark Caddle and a peach from John Chapman, with the fourth coming from a penalty try. John Strachan kicked 15 points to complete the Reds scoring.

Read Craig’s match report

Excellent Away Win for u16s

HS of Dundee u16  36 – 45  Linlithgow u16

The Young Reds u16s had a very good away win to the High School of Dundee winning 45-36. In a  game of open free-flowing rugby, Linlithgow managed to play a slightly more territory based game which saw them score 7 tries and kick 5 conversions.

Scorers were as follows:

Tries – Ruaridh, Liam (2), Michael H, Michael and Matthew (2).
Conversions – Struan (3) and Grant (2).

Strong Dundee Team Shades S3s

Linlithgow S3  12 – 24  HS of Dundee S3

Read Graeme’s match report

P7s Enjoy Trip to Biggar

The P7s had a cracking day of rugby away to Biggar.  16 players took part and won all 3 games  against a resilient Biggar team.  With the newer players getting plenty game time, Linlithgow continued their great tackling and support play that has been their trademark this year.  We have been working on the ruck in training and the team as a whole was much improved in this area during the games.  Still work to do, but really good to see us improving as a team week in week out.

Saturday 10 February

Three Fine Home Wins

It was a bumper day for Linlithgow Rugby as there were victories in each of the 3 home matches at Mains Park on Saturday 10 February.

Reds Win 10 Try Thriller 

Linlithgow  37 – 32  RHC

The Reds took the lead inside two minutes of this match through a fine try by Rab Cairns. Although they always held the lead, RHC never gave up, with both sides scoring 5 tries during the course of the match. Ross Martin was outstanding and claimed a brace as well as setting up another with a beautiful cross field kick.

Reds’ match report

Match photos courtesy of Graham Black

2s Beat French in Exciting Match

Linlithgow 19 -17 AS Minorange

The Reds 2s maintained their great run with a narrow victory over the Club’s French visitors from Guyancourt. There were tries from Kyle Risk, Kevin Wilson and Rory McAdam, with a conversion apiece for Chris Ronalson and Kevin Wilson.

Big thanks to those who played for the French to bring their numbers up to full strength, with Linlithgow’s own Jean Forgeron adding to his legend status after his performance in Wales the previous week!

Read Des’ match report

Match photos courtesy of Graham Black and Michael Nesbitt

u15s Continue Fine Run

Linlithgow u15  42 – 0  Strathaven u15

Another fine win for the Young Reds, with 4 tries in both halves, including a brace from Hamish.

Read match report

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 17 March
Super Saturday – closing sequence of 3 consecutive 6 Nations’ matches on big screen

Saturday 19 May
Club Dinner Dance
at the Richmond Park Hotel

Merchandise Update

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This Week’s Rugby

Saturday 24 March

Matches v Stirling County
KOs 10-30am
S1, S2 HOME 


Reds AWAY at Livingston
KO 3pm
2s v Preston Lodge
details TBC

Sunday 25 March

Wee Reds Minis and Micros
HOME training indoors

Up and Coming Events

Open Social Events
Members and Guests Welcome

Friday 23rd March
Whisky Tasting for charity

Friday 20th April
Marie Curie Quiz Night
(rescheduled from last weekend)

Saturday 31 March
Comedy Night

Friday 27th April
Rugby Club Members
and Friends’ Night
– featuring Paige Turley
(cabaret star from Britain’s Got Talent)

Club Dinners

Wednesday 21st March
Youth Dinner

Saturday 19th May 
Club Dinner Dance
(Richmond Park Hotel)

Wee Reds Easter Camp

This Easter we will be holding a 4 day (9am to 4pm) Rugby Camp at the Club for anyone attending primary school, ie P1 to P7 inclusive. The dates are Monday 26 to Thursday 29 March and we have introduced a new streamlined registration process, which you can access and complete online:

Link to online booking

Daily rate is £20 per day (£10 for half-day), with significant reductions for second and third children. There is also an early drop-off at 8am option (£2 daily supplement) and a 5pm late pick-up (also £2 daily supplement).

More info contact Dougie Thomson

 Fitness Training

Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson

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Missed Registration?

Here’s Your Chance

For those who have still to register / renew their membership, forms will be in the Club office over the next week, so drop in and speak to either Dougie or Mary Ann.

Existing members will have a pre-printed form to check and sign, while new members will need to use the relevant application form accessed from the link below.

Membership Application Forms and costs

Linlithgow Rugby Club has registered with the Royal Bank RugbyForce initiative again this year.

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Comedy Night

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Cabaret Night

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Senior Fixtures

Here are the remaining scheduled senior fixtures:

Reds Fixtures

Sat 24 Mar  Livingston (AWAY)
Sat 31 Mar  Broughton (HOME)
Sat 07 Apr  Berwick (AWAY)
Sat 14 Apr  Forrester (HOME)

Reds’ 2s Fixtures

Sat 24 Mar  Preston Lodge 2s (TBC)

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.

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