Wanderers Too Strong for Reds
Linlithgow 10 – 33 M’field Wanderers
A much improved Murrayfield Wanderers team visited Mains Park on Saturday and, in a match where both sides sought to play expansive rugby, showed why they are favourites for winning the league this season.
2s Hit by Late StewMel Call-Off
In a bizarre turn of events, the Reds 2s only found out that StewMel 3s had called off from their scheduled league match when a check on the referees’ website on Saturday morning indicated that the referee had been ‘pulled’. The 2s were awarded the match 28-0 and turned up in numbers to support the Reds.
U18’s make it 3 in a row
The school teams played Berwick on Saturday, with the U18 and U16 travelling south, the S1 – S3 at home. The U18s continued their impressive start to the season winning big for the third week running.
Reds Claim Home Win
Linlithgow 31 – 18 Penicuik
The Reds left it late to turn on the style, after letting the visitors back into the game in the third quarter. There were debuts for American Eric Williams and Lauchlan McCall, last season’s U18 hooker, as well as tries from Ross Martin, Chris Ronalson and Jack Frame, with Frame kicking 16 points to take his personal tally in the match to 21. Captain Stuart Bell was deservedly voted man-of-the-match for an all-round rumbustious performance.
Young 2s Narrowly Lose Out
Penicuik 2s 14 – 12 Linlithgow 2s
Fine tries from Bruno Mochrie and Euan Murray were not quite enough, as an older and bigger Penicuik side shaded this entertaining match at Penicuik by one conversion – both sides scoring two tries apiece.
Match photos courtesy of Graham Black
Young Reds Win Big in Conference
It was a good weekend for the school sides who were all playing against Boroughmuir High School in the Conference. The U18s had another fine showing, again racking up more than 50 points – this time on the main pitch at Meggetland – while the S2s also won big.
Wee Reds at Peebles
On Sunday, the Wee Reds travelled to Peebles with squads at P5, P6 and P7 levels for their first big run-out of the season. All three age groups acquitted themselves well against very strong opposition. The P7s were unbeaten with one win and two draws, while the other age groups all came away with good results against a strong Border lineup.
Buy a Brick –
Rugby Ball Plaques
Buy a brick and get your name or memorable event recorded for posterity and help the Club at the same time! Bob Dow is seeking anyone interested in buying a brick to contact him ASAP.
Get your orders in now! The Club earns a 25% commission on sales, at no cost to you, if you apply through Paul Birrell. Deadline for applications is 10 October.
John Smith – Director of Operations
The Club Executive is delighted announce that John Smith has now put his name forward for the post of Director of Operations in the new company limited by guarantee. As per the Club Constitution, the Executive exercised its power to appoint John to this role for the current year.
The first monthly quiz of the new season was held on Friday 16 September with five teams taking part. Thanks again to quizmaster Gavin who produced another excellent quiz. The next quiz is on Friday 07 October in the Club, starting at 8-30pm. All are welcome – whether individuals or teams we’ll find a place for you. For your diary, the quiz dates for the rest of the year are Friday 04 November and Friday 09 December.
There will be a special quiz night in the Club on Friday 14 October, with Davie “Deep Sea” Paterson as quizmaster, in aid of Raising Hope for Tilly.
Fun Day for Tilly
At the Rugby Club on Sunday 25 September starting at 1pm. Bouncy castle, face painting, raffle, food and drink, a variety of races and much more! All proceeds going to Raising Hope for Tilly.
RBS 6 Nations Tickets
Information on applying for RBS 6 Nations’ Tickets for all five matches (home and away), plus the Autumn Tests is now available from Paul Birrell, our International Ticket Coordinator.
Information regarding youth tickets for all home matches (Autumn Tests and RBS 6 Nations’ matches) is now available. Please follow the link below for more information.
Once again, the Rugby Club will be visiting Guyancourt over the weekend of the France v Scotland 6 Nations match. If you are interested in going please let Barry McKeown, Jon Blundell or Nick Chadwick know asap.
Registration / Membership Renewal
You can renew your membership / complete registration on the next two Wednesday nights at the Club bar (6-30pm to 8pm).
Read the Members’ Newsletter that was handed out at Registration weekend by clicking on the link below.
300 Club Monthly Draw
£50 G Brown (101)
£40 J Pauley (37)
£30 Mrs R Walker(213)
£20 W Berridge (255)
£10 D Bennie (300)
September payments due:
E Brown, G Dixon (2), A Doig.(2), H Woodhouse, P Lynch, I Musgrave, G Scott, Claire Withnell, I McGaw (6), T Prince (2), S McFadyen (2), Gemma Withnell.
The Club AGM was held on Thursday 18th August. Read more…
Reds Squad Photos
Saturday 24 September
Conference Matches v Berwick HS
U16 and U18 AWAY at Berwick
S1, S2 and S3 HOME
(All KOs 10-30am)
Reds HOME v Duns
BT East 1
2s AWAY at Forrester 2s
(NOTE 2pm KO)
Sunday 25 September
Wee Reds Minis
AWAY at Melrose Tournament
Wee Reds Micros HOME training
Saturday 01 October
Conference matches v Musselburgh GS
U16 and U18 HOME
S1, S2 and S3 AWAY
(all matches at 10am)
Reds HOME v North Berwick
BT East 1
2s HOME v RHC 2s
(Both matches 3pm KO)
Sunday 02 October
Wee Reds Mini Tournament
HOME KO 11am
Back Indoors for Touch
This Thursday night at 7pm we are back indoors on the 3G pitch for Touch Rugby – men and women welcome.
The scheduling computer must have developed a glitch, as 6 of our 9 home matches were scheduled in the first half of the season. To compound this, Duns requested a switch of home and away fixtures, which gives us 7 home matches in the first 9 games. In the Shield, our first fixture is away to either Broughton or Dalkeith.
A 03 Sep L Dunbar (L 20-34)
H 10 Sep L Penicuik (W 31-18)
H 17 Sep L Murrayfield Wanderers
H 24 Sep L Duns
H 01 Oct L North Berwick
H 08 Oct L Hawick Quins
A 15 Oct L Berwick
H 22 Oct L Ross High
H 29 Oct L Forrester
H 05 Nov L Dunbar
– 12 Nov
A 19 Nov S Dalkeith
– 26 Nov
A 03 Dec L Penicuik
A 10 Dec L Murrayfield Wanderers
A 14 Jan L Duns
A 21 Jan L North Berwick
A 28 Jan L Hawick Quins
– 04 Feb
A 11 Feb F AS Minorange (France)
H 18 Feb L Berwick
H 24 Feb F Furnace RFC (Wales)
A 04 Mar L Ross High
– 11 Mar
– 18 Mar
A 25 Mar L Forrester
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Proud of All Our Sponsors
Linlithgow Rugby Club is indebted to its sponsors and partners who make a huge difference to the service that we offer our members and the local community. We aim to give value to all our partners and would recommend their businesses and organisations to our members.
Some early photographs