Reds Fall Short at Haddington
Haddington 17 – 12 Linlithgow
The Reds travelled to Haddington on Saturday anticipating a tough match and that is exactly what they got. Tries from Lewis Wells and Ross Tulloch, with a conversion from Jack Frame were not enough to secure more than a losing bonus point.
2s Win at Home Against Peebles
Linlithgow 19 – 10 Peebles
The 2s turned in another strong performance to defeat their visitors from the Borders. Callum Miller claimed a brace and Edwards also scored a try, with Tom Cole kicking two conversions in the strong wind.
Reds Can’t Quite Weather
Linlithgow 2s 10 – 24 Melrose Storm
With the Reds’ match against Royal High off, the 2s took centre-stage at Mains Park for their league match against top of the table Melrose Storm. Cheered on by the full Reds’ squad, they nearly staged a comeback in a highly entertaining match. A disallowed try (see photo above) at 10-19 midway through the second half was a key point in the game, however no one could deny that the young visitors’ side merited their victory.
Reds Grind Out Win at Wardie
Broughton 8 – 15 Linlithgow
Despite holding a number of aces, the Reds took a long time to put away a plucky Broughton side in this Tennents East 1 league match. Tries from Ross Tulloch and Ruaridh Stewart and 5 points from the boot of Jack Frame, coming off the bench for his first league game of the season, were all they could muster.
Lasswade Flattered by Scoreline
Lasswade 2s 19 – 3 Linlithgow 2s
The 2s travelled through to Lasswade on Saturday, where they faced a strong 22 man squad from the home team. Giving as good as they got for most of the game, the 2s will be disappointed to have conceded 3 tries without reply. There were many strong individual performances.
U15s Win Bounce Game
Linlithgow 39 – 7 North Berwick
The Young Reds U15s played a bounce game on Saturday against a North Berwick side looking for a match and for challenging opponents. They got both, as in an entertaining game, the Young Reds ran in 7 tries to the visitors one.
This Weekend’s Rugby
Saturday 16 October
Both the Reds and the 2s are at HOME on Saturday, the Reds taking on Royal High in Tennents East 1 (KO 3pm), while the 2s play Melrose, also at 3pm.
There are no scheduled youth matches for the Wee Reds or the Young Reds this weekend because of the holiday. The Teenies and Tinies are also taking a break.
Youth fixtures resume on Saturday 23 October with Teenies and Tiny Reds in the ITC and Young Reds matches against Lenzie HS / Lenzie RFC and then on Sunday 24 October the Wee Reds Minis and Micros have home training at 11am.
Royal High prevail in tough encounter with the Reds
Royal High 23 – 6 Linlithgow
As usual, the Reds trip to Barnton on Saturday was a hard fought encounter with the home side gaining the win against a visiting team that failed to meet the heights of the previous 2 weeks.
Nothing Phases 2s as they roll on to Another Win
Edin Accies 12 – 41 Linlithgow
Early kick-off, uncontested scrums, hanging about for post protectors and no touchflags – all in a day’s work for industrious Reds’ 2s! Another good performance, another good win.
Big Wins for both Reds and 2s
Portobello 8 – 69 Linlithgow
The Reds found fifth gear early in this match at Cavalry Park in Edinburgh, running in 10 tries, with Ross Martin kicking 8 conversions and a penalty. The Reds started the same team that had scored 7 tries against Ross High the previous week and this paid dividends.
Linlithgow 2s 31 – 12 Watsonian 3s
Meanwhile, back at Mains Park, the 2s put in a fine showing in their opening win of the season against a visiting Watsonian side.
Reds Run in Seven Tries
Linlithgow 47 – 17 Ross High
The Reds found their mojo and playing with simplicity and pace were too much for the visitors. There were braces for Ruaridh Stewart, Lewis Wells and Ross Plenderleith, with Cal Thomson chipping in for the other try. Ross Martin kicked 5 conversions and Aiden Rennison one to complete the scoring.
Ross Tulloch was deservedly named MotM (see in action in top photo and above with captain Euan Mochrie) with a superb all round display at full-back.
Reds Stumble at Forrester
Forrester 37 – 21 Linlithgow
With an extraordinary number of players unavailable, the Reds travelled through to Edinburgh to play Forrester in the opening league match of the season.
This was especially disappointing after a very successful pre-season with close fought victories over Lenzie, Dunfermline and Grangemouth.
Fine Start forYoung Reds
This was the first full set of fixtures for the Young Reds in over 18 months and they very quickly clicked into gear, recording wins at S1, S2, S3 and U16 levels.
Rugby Club Now a Charity
Charitable Status Successfully Achieved!
We have just received notification from OSCR that Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd is now officially a charity.
Decision on your application to become a charity:
I am pleased to tell you that the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is satisfied that your organisation meets the charity test, and has entered it in the Scottish Charity Register. This means it now has charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Blast from Past Feature
Click on link below to access all the matches we’ve covered in recent weeks in our “Blast from the Past” feature.
Archive Page for Match Reports
You can access the last two season’s match reports on this special archive page.
Can you help with Club history and memorabilia? If so, please read on…
Curry Quiz Night with Gavin
Quizmaster extraordinaire Gavin Brown makes a welcome return with our Curry Quiz Night on Saturday 30 October. Catering comes from Simmer Doon. Get your tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t come to the quiz, then you could get a curry takeaway from our caterers Simmer Doon earlier in the evening.
Linlithgow Rugby Memories Group
Monday 25 October
We have a change of Speaker for the upcoming meeting on Monday 25th October at 10-30am. Jimmy Bone has called off as he is away coaching Scotland’s under 17s, however our very own Hector Woodhouse has stepped in at the last moment. Hector will give us an insight on his rugby travels. I do hope you come along and hear what he has to say. If you have not replied yet and wish to attend please let me know.
Rugby Piper – November Quiz
Here is the latest issue of The Rugby Piper. I hope you will find something of interest. Next month we will issue our Christmas Special. It’s good to hear that some of the Rugby Memories groups have started up again, albeit with restrictions.
Wee Reds Minis Tournament
The Wee Reds Minis Tournament was held on Sunday across 4 venues, utilising the Linlithgow Academy pitch and the Kettilstoun grass pitch, in addition to both Upper and Lower Mains Park. This provided plenty space and separation for each age group and participating teams.
Young Reds Conference Matches
It was a clean sweep against Trinity Academy in Saturday’s Conference matches, with 4 wins and one walk-over. Trinity struggled at all age groups with numbers and, indeed, couldn’t raise an U18 team. You can read the short match reports using the link below.
Gregor Townsend at the Club
The current Scotland Coach was the season’s first guest at the Linlithgow Rugby Club Memories’ Group on Monday. Thanks to Gregor who allowed us to record the event for those unable to attend. You can view his presentation at:
Rugby Piper – October Quiz
Here is the latest Rugby Memories Quiz for October. Hope you enjoy it!
Michael White (Rugby Memories)
Young Reds Impress Again
Fixtures v Howe of Fife
Another good weekend for the Young Reds with fine wins for the S1s, S2s, and U16s against Howe Of Fife / Bell Baxter.
Linlithgow Hosts Aussie Rules
Bloods Win Both Trophies
Aussie Rules football has been a feature at Mains Park over the summer, with the Rugby Club being the base for the West Lothian Eagles and in recent weeks, the Scottish League’s playoffs and Finals.
On Saturday 4th September, the Edinburgh Bloods won both the SARFL (Scottish Australian Rules Football League) and the SARFLW (Women’s League) Grand Finals at Mains Park.
Club Members can apply for tickets for Scotland’s 6 Nations home matches through the Club allocation using the new ticketing process. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 September. Please get your applications (no money at this stage) by that date at the latest to David Porteous.
Club AGM 2021
This year’s AGM was held on Thursday 29 July. You can view a short report and further information by using the link below.
Rugby at Last!
It’s been 15 months since a rugby match was played at Mains Park – that was the annual twinning match against Plaisir Rugby Club from near Guyancourt in France in March 2020! It was worth waiting for as the Young Reds S3s (pictured above) and the visitors from Lasswade served up a cracking game of rugby, with the Young Reds running in 6 tries in a superb 40-12 victory.
The Young Reds S1s and S2s both played Lasswade on Saturday as well, coming back from Midlothian with two fine wins.
Don’t miss the “try of the season” (yes, I know there may only be a couple more games this season, but this one would be hard to beat!)
50th Anniversary Book
Still On Sale
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Club ‘s Vision and Objectives
The Rugby Club’s Vision and Objectives – “One Club” – has just been updated for the next 5 years. You can download the document by clicking on the image below:
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Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd
Charity number SC050439
The Rugby Club is now registered as a charity in Scotland.
100 Club and 300 Club
At last Monday’s Memories Group meeting, KC from Pontyates (our original twinning Club from Wales) drew the prize winners in the September monthly draw for the 300 Club. Then on Sunday, following the Wee Reds Minis Tournament, Wee Reds P7 Lead Coach Stuart Ritchie drew the prize winners for the quarterly draw for the 100 Club, in the presence of co-coaches Graham McCorkell and Ally Rae and Development Officers Dougie Thomson and Euan Mochrie. Here are the prize draw winners:
300 Club – September Draw
£50 Tony Oliver (31)
£40 Alison Timlin (3)
£30 Barry McKeown (76)
£20 Mrs R Walker (213)
£10 Grant Hotson (199)
100 Club – 3Q Draw
£500 Robin Stevenson (48)
£100 Kenny Ewing (41)
£100 Carl Davies (61)
Reds’ Photo File
You can view all the photos from Reds’ matches and others on the Club’s Shutterfly sites. We have recently opened a new site, where you will be able to find recent photo albums, dating from June 2020:
You can still visit our old site, with 678 albums dating from August 2010:
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Rugby Club Online Shop
Linlithgow Rugby Club and our merchandise partner Sportsworld (ne) offer a wide range of branded Canterbury and Macron gear for both adult and youth players
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Snoods and Face Masks
Order your Linlithgow Rugby Club snood or facemask today!
We now have Club snoods available at £9, in addition to red or black face-masks at £4.
Please order through firstname.lastname@example.org and MaryAnn will make arrangements so that you can pick them up. For mail order, please add £2.
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.
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