Saturday 07 December
Wee Reds Light Up Murrayfield
It was a busy weekend for Linlithgow Rugby Club, despite the poor weather. To kick things off the Wee Reds P5s formed the guard of honour on Friday night at BT Murrayfield to welcome Edinburgh and Wasps on the the pitch for their European Challenge Cup match. After a fairly turgid first half, which Edinburgh edged 10-6, the Wee Reds P6s and P7s lit up BT Murrayfield with some scintillating rugby and cracking tries during the half-time break! Inspired by the youngsters and not to be out done, Edinburgh came out in the second half and scored three cracking tries of their own to swat the Wasps 31-18 in a fine bonus point win.
Then on Saturday morning it was the turn of the Young Reds who turned in 3 fine wins (S1, S2 and U15) from 4 matches, with the U18s disappointed to be edged out 17-10.
Reds Beat Weather and Porty
Linlithgow 15 – 7 Portobello
On Saturday afternoon, as the weather turned wet, the Reds welcomed Portobello to Mains Park and both sides should take great credit for trying to play rugby in the horrible conditions. In the end, the home team pack were just too strong for the visitors and the Reds ran out deserved winners at 15-7, with tries from Mark Caddle (see above) and skipper Euan Mochrie. Struan McLean kicked one conversion and John Chapman landed a massive long-range penalty to complete the scoring.
The 2s were awarded full league points as their opponents Gala 2s called off late on Friday to leave them without a fixture.
The Wee Reds matches against Livingston, scheduled for Sunday, fell victim to the weather, but the Indoor Training Centre once again came into play with a full series of training sessions across the age groups over the course of the morning.
Saturday 30 November
A cold snap and frozen pitches resulted in all matches for both Young Reds and Reds being cancelled.
Tuesday 26 November
School Cup Semi-Finals
Despite plucky performances, both Young Reds teams lost their semi-final matches on Tuesday at Crieff (U16 in Bowl competition) and at the Greenyards, Melrose (U18 in Plate competition).
Saturday 23 November
Another 2 Point Win for Reds
Linlithgow 22 – 20 Forrester
Spectators were left with no nails, as the Reds first squandered an early 14-0 lead to fall behind, in this Tennent’s East 1 league match, leaving it late to regain the lead and the win with a superb try from full back Jack Frame. Early tries came from Neil Lockhart and Mark Caddle (shown above in his scoring break) in this match played under very dreich conditions.
2s Slip Up to League leaders
Linlithgow 2s 0 – 17 Peebles 2s
Despite the damp conditions and very heavy pitch, both sides served up an enthralling and competitive match on Lower Mains Park. Peebles deserved their 17-0 win, with 3 lovely tries, showing why they currently sit on top of Tennent’s Reserve East 2 league.
Young Reds v Watson’s ‘B’
There were some excellent performances on Saturday morning with wins for the S1s, S2s and u15s in the final set of Mitsubishi Grandis Conference matches.
Saturday 16 November
Two Fine Nail-Biting Wins!
Both the Reds’ 1st XV and 2nd XVs won on Saturday by a combined total of three points in two cracking matches! Both wins were built on fine rugby with good gritty performances against strong opposition.
Linlithgow 31 – 29 Duns
The Reds welcomed Duns to Mains Park in Tennents East 1 and both teams served up a superb match which the Reds edged 31-29 thanks to a Jack Frame penalty with only a minute to go! Man-of-the-match Ross Martin (pictured above) was outstanding at the heart of a fine Reds’ pack performance. Reds’ tries came from Cammy Murrie, Cal Thomson and Ross Plenderleith.
PL 2s 12 -13 Linlithgow 2s
Meanwhile the 2s travelled through to Preston Lodge and came away with a 13-12 win in a hard fought encounter, with Russell Murdoch claiming the Reds’ try in the first half and kicking the winning penalty 10 minutes from the end of this Tennents Reserve East 2 league match.
Young Reds v Lasswade:
U15s’ Stand-Out Performance
Normally all the chat on Saturday mornings is about how the other age group teams have done, however it’s great to be able to headline the Young Reds’ u15s this week after their excellent 7 try win over Lasswade. The S1s continued their fine season with a 20-8 win on the road, but the other teams didn’t fare so well in the Mitsubishi Grandis Conference matches against Lasswade HS.
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Saturday 07 December
Matches v Glasgow High
Saturday 07 December
Reds AWAY at Hawick Quins
Tennent’s East 1
2s AWAY at Kelso 2s
Sunday 08 December
Wee Reds Minis and Micros
50th Anniversary Season
Next season will be the Club’s 50th anniversary and we are planning a number of things to mark this occasion.
Gordon Bulloch –
Memories Group Guest Speaker
Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions player Gordon Bulloch was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the Memories Club. For someone who claims not to be a regular speaker, Gordon was excellent and enthralled the 50 or so present with his stories of his times playing rugby. Our ace reporter, Hamish McIntyre, has penned a full report.
Joe Clark – Guest Speaker
at Memories’ Group
The Rugby Club Memories’ Group welcomed Joe Clark (Heriots and EROS Committee) as their guest speaker on Monday 28 October.
Memories Group Welcomes
The Memories’ Group guest in September was Sean Lineen. An early start was made, so that attendees could watch the Scotland v Samoa Rugby World Cup match afterwards.
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).
For those yet to register, you can download the appropriate membership form here and complete and either scan and send to Angela Blundell or drop off the form in the new Club postbox.
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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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.
at the Rugby Club
5 Course Meal by Simmer Doon
Saturday 21 December
In the run up to Christmas why not treat yourselves and your friends to a special 5 course Dinner and a Ceilidh. Tickets are £38 per person for 5 courses and include a welcome drink.
Welcome drinks 6pm; Food 6.30pm; Ceilidh band till midnight and bar open till 1am.
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Audrey on 07415-309668.
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Brilliant Fireworks Night
at the Rugby Club
On the night of Saturday 02 November the Rugby Club was host to the Linlithgow Town Fireworks Display. The Club’s own volunteer igniters (trained by 21CC) once again put on a fabulous display with around 20 minutes of non-stop pyrotechnics. A big thanks to all the Rugby Club volunteers who make this community event such a success and, judging by social media comments, those who attended had a great time.
Thanks also to Dragonbreath Entertainments who enthralled the crowd in the run up to the fireworks display.
Big thanks also to our local Councillors who helped support the event and to all the local shops who helped sell tickets for the event, namely:
- Preston Road Shop (Alexanders),
- Braehead shop,
- Shop at Linlithgow Bridge,
- Linlithgow Rugby Club,
- The Dolphin Café,
- The Thread Counter,
- Far from the Madding Crowd.
Rugby World Cup
Review reports from our correspondent in Japan.
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 – P_5.01_Child_Protection_Policy