Calling All Club Members
Sunday 3rd June
We’re looking for every Club Member who can get down to the Club on Sunday 3rd June to get sponsored to pound round the pitch 10 times and help raise money to refurbish the kitchen and to replace the Clubhouse roof – both now well past their sell-by dates.
Every current Club player, from age 5 upwards, should get a letter and a sponsor form in the post.
Reds u15s at County 7s
Sunday 13 May 2018
Two wins, one defeat and one draw – well done to the u15s in their final competitive matches of the season.
Wee Reds at East Kilbride
Another beautiful day another beautiful rugby performance!
The P4s demonstrate their “human pyramid”!
P4s Claim Another Big Win
The P4s made it two wins in succession as they came away from PL with another set of winners’ medals. Like their P7 counterparts, it was great to see some different faces in the team as the big squad was put to good use. Well done!
Wee Reds Minis Excel at PL
Congratulations to all the Wee Reds Mini teams on their performance again at the weekend, with the P4s and the P7s winning and the P5s and P6s finishing runners up in their respective age groups at the Preston Lodge Mini Tournament.
Wee Reds Reach 4 Finals
After a tremendous trip down in the Borders the previous Sunday, the Wee Reds were back in action at the Livingston Tournament this Sunday and once again came away with success across the board – the P4s and the P7s winning, while the P5s and P6s finished runners up and the second P6 team finished fourth!
P7s Second Tournament Win
P4s Big Win at Livingston
Wee Reds Rampant in Borders
It was a tremendous day for the Wee Reds Minis in the Borders last Sunday when the P5s and the P7s both won their respective competitions, the P6s finished runners up and the P4s reached the semi-final in theirs. Well done to all the players, who all played a great brand of rugby in the true spirit of the game. This Sunday the Wee Reds are off to the Livingston Mini and Micro Tournament – probably the first time that the P1s will have travelled to an away tournament. Our best wishes go to all squads and players.
Wee Reds P5s Win at Gala
Chris Paterson was on hand to present the trophy and medals to the victorious Wee Reds P5 team on Sunday at the Gala Tournament.
The P5s has an outstanding tournament winning all three pool matches against Hawick, Melrose and West of Scotland, before disposing of Selkirk by 6 tries to 2 in the semi-final. The final saw a rematch with Hawick and in an enthralling and exciting game, the Wee Reds emerged victorious by 4 tries to 3 to claim the trophy and individual medals which were presented by Scotland’s all time leading points scorer Chris Paterson, who praised the team’s offloading skills.
P7s – Tournament Winners
The victorious P7 team became the first team from outwit the Borders to win the P7 Trophy in the last 10 years.
P6 Exceptional Runners Up
Congratulations to the P6 team (pictured above) who won all four pool matches – against Barbarians, Hawick, West of Scotland and Selkirk, before beating Gala in the semi-final, scoring an incredible 22 tries whilst only conceding 2 in the process. In the final, though, they came up against a much physically bigger English side – Morpeth – and the size did make a difference on the day. Brilliant effort though!
Reds Retain Pond Plate at 7s
On Saturday, the Reds travelled through to Inverleith Park in Edinburgh to play in the Edinburgh Northern 7s Tournament – one of the biggest in Edinburgh. Two weeks ago, Jack Frame returned to action after a long-term injury and on Saturday, the Reds were also delighted to welcome back Mark Green and Gregor Stewart (pictured above), both of whom have been injured since before Christmas.
It took the squad a while to gel, but once they got going they clicked and they came away with the Pond Plate trophy, having beaten English guest side Millom from Cumbria in the semi-final before disposing of Liberton 46-7 in the final.
The Reds squad featured Andrew Whitelaw (captain), Sean Hagerty, Kieran Cochrane, Peter Millar, Lauchlan McCall, Gregor Stewart, Ross Tulloch, Murray Smith, Mark Green, Mark Caddle and Jack Frame.
Flinty Meets Stars of Future
Two hundred young rugby players in Primary 1, 2 and 3 enjoyed a run around in the sunshine at Linlithgow Rugby Club on Sunday morning. The Club’s Micro Rugby Tournament, sponsored by CBS Consulting, was an outstanding success with visiting teams from East Kilbride, Stirling County, Lasswade, Musselborough, Falkirk, Livingston, Boroughmuir and RHC Cougars along with an impressive 5 age group teams from Linlithgow.
* * THIS WEEK’S RUGBY * *
Thursday 24 May
Evening at 7pm
Sunday 27 May
Wee Reds Micros & Minis
AWAY at Falkirk Micro and
Mini Festival (11am)
Thursday 31 May
Evening at 7pm
Tartan Touch is back and will run each Thursday through the summer starting at 7pm.
Open to ALL – just turn up and join in!
P7s Win Third Trophy in 3 Weeks
What a three weeks it’s been for the Wee Reds P7 Minis – first winning the Gala Tournament, then the Livingston Tournament and now, on Sunday, the Preston Lodge Tournament. Congratulations to all the squad who have played some great rugby with a style and spirit that has drawn praise from supporters and opponents alike.
Reds Runners Up at Leith 7s
The Reds finished off their season by reaching the final of the Leith 7s on Saturday. After two fine pool wins beating Walkerburn and Kilmarnock, they disposed of South Queensferry 37-5 in the semis before just losing out to Moray House 19-22 in the final.
Scotland Season Passes
Due to large demand please DO NOT send any more applications unless you had a season pass last year. I can only guarantee passes for those who took them last season I have already had requests for 45 passes we only got 50 last year. If you must send an application do not transfer money until I can confirm passes.
I will of course be able to get tickets as normal for individual matches . More details will come out in June
Andy McCulloch travelled out to Mains Park on Saturday to present the BT East Reserve League 2 trophy to captain Angus McNab (above). Earlier the team, missing their captain, had posed for the official team photo for 2017-18 (below)
The final league table for Season 2017-18 is shown below:
The Reds – Season 2017-18
Graham Black was on hand Saturday to take the official team photo for the season.
* * UPCOMING EVENTS * *
Club Dinner Dance
Saturday 19th May
Club Dinner Dance
(Richmond Park Hotel)
Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson
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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.
Linlithgow Rugby Club has registered with the Royal Bank RugbyForce initiative again this year.
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
The Linlithgow Rugby Club Memories Club was addressed by Jim Leishman, MBE, the Provost of the Kingdom of Fife and former manager of both Dunfermline and Livingston Football Clubs. The 35 people attending were enthralled by “Big Leish” and his stories from the world of football and politics. After a break for coffee and biscuits, the group split into 6 teams for a quiz specially prepared by Past President Gavin Brown on topics related to Fife and sport and politics.
More info on Memories Club contact Bert
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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.
There are still places available for new members on the 100 Club.
Saturday 26 August 2017 match reports
Saturday 09 Sept match reports
Saturday 16 Sept match reports
Saturday 23 Sept match reports
Saturday 30 Sept match reports
Sunday 01 Oct Wee Reds Tournament
Saturday 07 Oct match reports
Saturday 14 Oct match reports
Saturday 21 Oct match reports
Saturday 28 Oct match reports
Saturday 04 Nov match reports
Saturday 10/11 Nov match reports
Saturday 18 Nov match reports
Saturday 02 Dec match reports
Saturday 09 Dec match reports
Saturday 06 January match reports
Saturday 13 January match reports
Saturday 20 January match reports
Saturday 27 January match reports
Friday 02 February match reports
Saturday 10 February match reports
Saturday 17 February match reports
(includes 2s league clincher)
Saturday 17 March S3 match report
Saturday 24 March match reports
(League and Cup double-header v Livingston)
March 2018 Youth Dinner and Awards
Saturday 31 March 2018 match reports
Saturday 07 April 2018 match reports
Saturday 14 April 2018 match reports
Some early photographs