Blast from the Past!
3 Matches from 5 Years Ago
With no rugby to report on because of the current lockdown, we’ve dug into the Club records to bring you 3 match reports from 5 years ago. Unfortunately, Graham Black was only on hand for two of these matches, with the Reds playing in their blue change strips on both occasions. We’ve also added in a Wee Reds’ P4 match report from 5 years ago!
Hat-Trick for Stand-in Captain
14 February 2015
Linlithgow 34 – 10 Duns
Captain for the day Les Richardson claimed a hat-trick, but the outstanding score came from scrum-half Dougie Thomson, whose score is shown below in a significantly speeded-up format!
Reds Rack Up 50 Points
28 February 2015
Linlithgow 53 – 5 Langholm
Tom Sneddon claimed a hat-trick, as the Reds won again in East 1, with Langholm the opponents.
Veteran Lock Jamieson
Secures Bonus Point Victory
07 March 2015
Linlithgow 35 – 0 Portobello
The Reds made it a hat-trick of bonus point home wins with a fine win over Portobello, veteran lock Stuart Jamieson claiming the try bonus with a score straight from a line-out.
Wee Reds’ P4s at Madras
Sunday 25 January 2015
A great performance against some very good opponents, as the Wee Reds’ P4s came away from St Andrews with 3 wins and 1 narrow defeat.
Young Reds Awards
Congratulations to this season’s award winners:
- S1 Ruaridh McLeod
- S2 Fraser Miller
- U15 Oscar Davies
- U18 Gregor McLean
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UPDATE FROM CLUB BOARD
Message to All Club Members
First of all, best wishes to everyone. This is a difficult time for many – all the more important to look out for each other over the coming weeks. Whatever happens within the Rugby Club, we will endeavour to keep our lines of communication open and keep you appraised of any relevant matters. If there’s anything we can do to help, then please let us know. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, here is the current position relating to the Rugby Club.
Sat 07 and Sun 08 March
Great Rugby Weekend!
It doesn’t get much better than this! Linlithgow Rugby Club hosted their biennial twinning visit from Guyancourt in France (the local rugby club is now part of the nearby Plaisir Rugby Club), with 16 players and one coach arriving on Friday evening and leaving on Monday morning, being hosted by Club members.
On Saturday, the Reds claimed two fine league wins – a bonus point 27-5 away win for the Reds at Duns and a superb 71-0 away win for the 2s against Forrester, the latter being cheered on by a highly partisan French crowd – the Plaisir team travelling to Queensferry en masse!
Then on Sunday, Linlithgow won the morning encounter against the French, with the Scotland team following up in the afternoon to make it 4 wins from 4 matches over the weekend!!
The French were very sporting tourists, though, and great fun was had by all. Special thanks to Barry and Jean McKeown for masterminding the visit, arranging the catering and for their ‘open house’ on the Friday night! Even their camper van was called into action and their son Calum played two full matches over the weekend – who says modern props can only last for 50 minutes!
The French enjoyed their visit and got home safely on Monday night, sending the following message – “Thank you for welcoming us to your rugby club ! Your guys are top and we had great times with them. Hoping to come back in Scotland in two years, and we will be happy to welcome you next year!”
Border Raid Nets 5 Points
Duns 5 – 27 Linlithgow
Tries from Michael Doneghan, Jeff Martin and a brace from Ross Tulloch secured a bonus point away win for the Reds in Duns.
French Serenade for Rampant 2s
Forrester 2s 0 – 71 Linlithgow 2s
A first half hat-trick and 8 successful conversions over the course of the match, ensured that Cammy Walker finished with a total haul of 31 points, as the Reds’ 2s exploited the space of the 3G at Queensferry to run in 11 tries in this big league win.
Plucky Reds Pip Plaisir
Linlithgow 22 – 12 Plaisir
Despite tired bodies and groggy heads, both sides served up an entertaining and competitive match at Mains Park on Saturday morning.
Wee Reds Visit Watsonians
At last! After weeks inside for training, the Wee Reds got a chance to play rugby outside when teams from P3 to P7 travelled through to play in the Watsonian Tournament / Festival. (The photo above shows the P4 team in good spirits)
Young Reds at StewMel
The Young Reds S1s and S2s travelled through to Edinburgh on Saturday to take on teams from Stewarts Melville College.
Saturday 29 February
Massive Win for Reds
Linlithgow 84 – 0 Hawick Linden
Inspired by Ladies’ Day, the Reds turned in a five star performance to consolidate fourth place in Tennents East 1 and to maintain their unbeaten home record stretching back over a year. The Reds scored thirteen tries in all, with Ross Plenderleith claiming his hat-trick before half-time. Man-of-the-match Fraser ‘Bruno‘ Mochrie (above) claimed a brace, as did second half sub Ross Tulloch.
Young Reds U18 Win on Road
Royal High 19 – 22 Linlithgow
In wet conditions at Barnton, the Young Reds U18s picked up after a sluggish start to record another good win in difficult conditions.
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Current Coronavirus Situation
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Linlith-Go-Solar Phase 2
Launch of New Bonds
The Rugby Club will again be participating in the local community solar power project – click on the image below to enlarge.
For more information you can download a Bond Prospectus by clicking on the link below.
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Installation of Solar Panels
Work has now been completed on the installation of the new solar panels on the roof of the Indoor training Centre. In all a further 54 solar panels were installed, doubling the generation capacity to 30kW. The new system should be commissioned early next week.
The Wee Reds P4 Minis were in Edinburgh on Sunday morning (08 March) and had a great time at the Festival, playing great rugby and scoring lots of tries.
50th Anniversary Season
Next season will be the Club’s 50th anniversary and we are planning a number of things to mark this occasion.
Club’s New Online Shop
Linlithgow Rugby Club is delighted to welcome Sportsworld (ne) as our new online partner for merchandise. The shop will offer a wide range of branded Canterbury and Macron gear for both adult and youth players
Click on the image above or here to visit the new online shop.
Speaks to Memories Group
Scottish Rugby’s Vice President, Ian Barr, was the guest speaker at Linlithgow Rugby Club’s Memories Group on Monday. Ian was President of Lasswade Rugby Club for 15 years and has been an active volunteer in the game for many years. Much respected across the Clubs in Scotland, Ian spoke well about the game today and the issues facing Scottish Rugby.
How we are Organised
and What we Stand For
Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd
Linlithgow Rugby Club is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is registered with Companies House (SC 532598) and governed by Articles of Association, which defines the different membership categories of Club membership. The Club is a full member of the sports governing body (Scottish Rugby Union), which in turn is affiliated to World Rugby.
The Club has a Vision and Objectives document, which is reviewed regularly, and a Club Development Plan, which is worked up and annually reviewed in conjunction with the Scottish Rugby Union.
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 – LRC_RUG_1_Child_Protection_Policy_MAR20
Rugby Club Memories Group
Linlithgow Rugby’s Memories Group extends an open invitation both to Club Members and members from other clubs to come along to our monthly meetings (last Monday of each month usually at 10-30am) or to our monthly walking rugby sessions (second Monday of each month at 10-30am).
Archive Page for Match Reports
You can access the last two season’s match reports on this special archive page.
Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson
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