* WEEK’s MATCH REPORTS *
The only rugby played last weekend was the Reds home league match against Portobello in Tennents East 1. The 2s match was cancelled as Lower Mains Park was unplayable after the heavy rain and there were no scheduled youth matches as it was the first weekend of the October break. Earlier in the week, the Linlithgow Academy u16 side took on a very good High School of Dundee side in the Scottish Schools’ Cup.
Two Late Tries Sink Reds
Linlithgow 7 – 26 Portobello
More team selection headaches last week as experienced full back Rab Cairns was unavailable, and number 8 Mark Caddle pulled out late on with a leg injury. This created a late reshuffle in the pack and a first appearance on the Reds’ bench for Finbar Conway.
U16s Brave Performance
Linlithgow u16 22 – 34 HS Dundee u16
Having beaten Glasgow Academy in the previous round, it didn’t get any easier for the Young Reds as they were drawn against the High School of Dundee in the Scottish Schools Cup. In the end, Dundee proved too strong for the Young Reds, although a late flourish threatened to turn the tables.
SATURDAY 06 OCTOBER
Reds UnDun by Poor Second Half
Duns 48 – 10 Linlithgow
The Reds travelled down to Duns on Saturday for their fifth league match of the season. After a strong first half showing, they faded badly in the second and will be looking to get back on even keel when Portobello visit Mains Park this coming weekend. Aaron Flucker claimed the Reds’ only try of the match (pictured below courtesy of Craig Young).
2s Strong Second Half Showing
Watsonian 3s 34 – 17 Linlithgow 2s
The Reds 2s travelled through to Super Six club Watsonians on Saturday to play their 3rd XV, who always turn out a strong side at home at Myreside. Despite playing some fine rugby and scoring 3 tries, through Billy Edment, James Timlin and Scott Kellock in the second half, they never recovered from conceding 17 unanswered points in the first half.
S1s March On
In other weekend matches, the S1s continued with their excellent start to the season, over coming a strong Lasswade side by 36 – 3.
Stuffy Win for U16s
Meantime, the Young Reds U16s travelled through to Lasswade to play one of their traditionally toughest opponents and came away with afine 14-12 win with some heroic defending to close out the win.
Fixtures for 2018-2019
Pre-Season training for Linlithgow Rugby Club is now fully underway and new players are always welcome at Mains Park. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm. Tennents are the new league sponsors for amateur rugby in Scotland. The Club hopes to put out three senior XVs this season, with the Reds 1st XV playing in the Tennents East 1 league, while the newly promoted 2nd XV will play in Tennents East Reserve League 1. The new 3rd XV will play in the Tennents East Development League.
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* * THIS WEEK’s RUGBY * *
Saturday 20 October
Saturday 20 October
Reds AWAY at Broughton
Tennent’s East 1 (KO 3pm)
2s HOME v Currie
Sunday 21 October
Club Fireworks Night
Saturday 3rd November
The annual fireworks night in Linlithgow Rugby Club will be held on Saturday 3rd November.
The fireworks show is now fully electronic and of a professional standard. The show lasts just under 30 minutes, so it’s really excellent value. We invest around £4,000 in the fireworks and receive some small grant support from all three of our local Councillors, which is very much welcomed. The fireworks are bought from 21CC and our volunteers have been trained by them to run the show – they do other events in Scotland to maintain their skills. A big thanks to them for their time and commitment.
Doors will open at 6:30pm, although early arrivals will be accommodated. We ask people to be on site by 7-15pm, as the fireworks show is planned for 7-30pm. This year, there will be additional entertainment from Dragonbreath Entertainments. The bar and Clubhouse are open to all and various food, drink and toys will be on sale. To get the most out of this we recommend you tell your friends and family to get there early and ahead of the crowds!
Tickets cost £10 (for a family of up to 5) and £4 (individual) if purchased before the event. On the night tickets, tickets will cost £15 and £5 respectively. Tickets are now available from the following outlets in town:
- Preston Road shop (Alexander’s)
- Braehead Shop,
- Lithcae Brig at Linlithgow Bridge (formerly Spar),
- Linlithgow Rugby club.
- The Dolphin Cafe (in the Rugby Club car park).
- Norman Cummings shop in the High Street,
- Far from the Madding Crowd in the High Street near the Low Port,
- The News Shop, in the High Street near the Low Port.
(A big thanks to these businesses from the Club)
6 Nations Away Tickets
You Can Order Now
You can order tickets for Scotland’s two AWAY NatWest 6 Nations’ matches through the Club.
If you haven’t yet registered then please download the appropriate form and send to Angela at email@example.com
Home 6 Nations Tickets
Tickets for Scotland’s HOME 6 Nations’ matches are now on sale through Paul Birrell, our International Ticket Coordinator.
Bill Lothian was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Memories’ Club in the Mains Park Clubhouse.
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
Curry Quiz Night
100 Club Prize Draw
Saturday 20th October
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The third quarter prize draw for the
100 Club will be held at the Curry Quiz Night on Saturday at the Club.
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
We are delighted to report that the Club has been successful in its application for funding support for replacement of the Clubhouse Roof.
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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.