Reds Outclassed in Final
Linlithgow 10 – 66 Murrayfield Wanderers
Congratulations to Murrayfield Wanderers who deservedly won the BT Edinburgh Shield Final on Saturday at Mains Park. As can be seen from the scoreline, this was a convincing win for the Edinburgh side, although the Reds can take considerable credit for the spirit in which, although outmuscled, they played right to the end, scoring a late consolation try through their man-of-the-match Sean Hagerty.
Reds 2s Claim Win and Try Bonus
Linlithgow 2s 29 – 22 Dunfermline 2s
Returning Club Captain Chris Bredin claimed a brace of tries as the Reds 2s ran in 5 tries in a fine win over strong opposition at Lower Mains Park. Rory McAdam scored the try of the match, with Jeff Martin and Lauchlan McCall also getting on the score sheet.
u18 Lose Out to HS of Dundee
But Fine Wins for S1s and S2s
On a heavy Lower Mains Park the u18’s suffered a similar fate to the 1st XV well beaten by the better team, but disappointed by the margin of the defeat.
Also playing against the High School of Dundee, both the S1s and the S2s turned in fine performances to emerge on the winning side. The S1s had one of their best displays of the season winning 37-0 with only 12 players against strong opposition. The S2s had a tough work-out as they continued their unbeaten run, claiming two tries in a fine 10-0 victory.
Wee Reds Entertain on Sunday
Once again, there was a great buzz about Mains Park on Sunday for the Minis home fixture against Stirling County, Preston Lodge and Musselburgh. The Wee Reds Café was in full swing and a big thanks to all who contributed and helped out. On the field the fare was also excellent.
Reds Matches Rescheduled
At the request of both clubs, the BT Edinburgh SHIELD Final was played on Saturday 18 February at Linlithgow. As a consequence, the HOME league match against Berwick will now be played on Saturday 08 April at Mains Park. The postponed away match at Duns has been moved to Saturday 11 March.
The Reds fixture list now looks like:
24 February HOME v Furnace RFC (Wales)
04 March AWAY at Ross High (league)
11 March AWAY at Duns (league)
18 March – NO MATCH
25 March AWAY at Forrester (league)
01 April – No Match
08 April HOME v Berwick (league)
The Welsh Are Coming!
The Reds to Welcome The Cherries
The Reds get set to welcome Furnace United RFC (from near Llanelli in Wales) to Mains Park this Friday night. After a match played under the lights on Lower Mains Park (KO 6-45pm), there will be a social evening in the Clubhouse with live music from the Christies and the Linlithgow Rugby Club Male Voice Choir. Everyone welcome!
Join us for Cocktails, provided by the Cocktail Queen, on the 11th March followed by a Disco. Ticket price includes 3 different cocktails to sample, so why not bring a few friends along for this fundraiser for the u18 tour fund.
Rugby Club Golf Day
Friday 28 April
Thanks to Robert Arkley and his team at Kingsfield Golf and Leisure Centre, the Rugby Club will again be holding a Golf Day at Kingsfield to raise money both for youth rugby at Linlithgow and for the Scottish charity the Bill McLaren Foundation.
Coach to Murrayfield
There are spaces available on the buses going from the Club to BT Murrayfield for both of Scotland’s remaining home RBS 6 Nations’ matches.
Active Kids Vouchers
Please help us collect Active Kids vouchers from Sainsburys. This goes to help fund new equipment for youth rugby. There is a collection box for vouchers in the main club foyer.
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Friday 24 February
Reds HOME v Furnace United RFC
Lower Mains Park
Saturday 25 February
Linlithgow Academy v North Berwick HS
u18s and S2s at HOME
u16/u15 and S1s AWAY at North Berwick
(KOs at 9-30am)
Sunday 26 February
Wee Reds MINIS AWAY FIXTURE
Wee Reds MICROS indoor training
(normal schedule – see below)
6 Nations Rugby on Big Screen
Saturday 25 February
2-25pm Scotland v Wales
4-50pm Ireland v France
Sunday 26 February
3pm England v Italy
See all the RBS 6 Nations matches on the big screen at the Rugby Club this weekend.
Club Dinner Dance
At the request of the senior players, this year we will have a Club Awards Dinner Dance, with partners invited. The event will be held on Saturday 20 May at the Richmond Park Hotel, Bo’ness. Craig Scott is organising. Those wishing to attend should add their name to the list on the Club Notice Board in the main foyer.
The Reds fixtures and scores are shown below. Click on any link to access the match report.
A 03 Sep L Dunbar (L 20-34)
H 10 Sep L Penicuik (W 31-18)
H 17 Sep L M’field Wanderers (L 10-33)
H 24 Sep L Duns (D 9-9)
H 01 Oct L North Berwick (W 26-8)
H 08 Oct L Hawick Quins (L 20-51)
A 15 Oct L Berwick (L 33-36)
H 22 Oct L Ross High (D 24-24)
H 29 Oct L Forrester (L 15-17)
H 05 Nov L Dunbar (W 18-17)
– 12 Nov
A 19 Nov S Dalkeith (postponed)
– 26 Nov
A 03 Dec L Penicuik (W 17-11)
A 10 Dec L M’field Wanderers (L 5-41)
A 17 Dec S Dalkeith (W 54-19)
H 02 Jan F Livingston (W 26-21)
A 07 Jan S Dunbar (W 51-19)
A 14 Jan L Duns (postponed)
A 21 Jan L North Berwick (W 26-12)
A 28 Jan L Hawick Quins (L )
– 04 Feb
A 11 Feb F AS Minorange (W 19-15)
H 18 Feb S M’field Wands (Final)
H 24 Feb F Furnace RFC (Wales)
A 04 Mar L Ross High
A 11 Mar L Duns
– 18 Mar
A 25 Mar L Forrester
H 08 Apr L Berwick
Indoor Training Schedule
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Some early photographs