Reds Reports Archive

Reds Reports Archive

Match Reports from Season 2019-2020

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!”

Saturday 07 March

Border Raid Nets 5 Points

Duns  5 – 27  Linlithgow

Tries from Michael Doneghan, and a brace for Hoochy secured a bonus point away win for the Reds in Duns.

Read Craig’s match report

View Graham’s photos

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.

Read Des’ match report

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.

Read Ken’s match report

View Graham’s photos

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.

Read David’s match report

View match photos

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.

Read Graeme’s match report

Saturday 22 February

Young Reds Brave Elements

With all home matches off, because of waterlogged pitches, the Young Reds S1s and S2s braved the elements travelling up to Cupar to play Howe of Fife / Bell Baxter on the sloping school pitches! Two very competitive matches ensued – a great credit to all involved.  For a really good read follow the link below.

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Saturday 15 February

No Rugby

There was no senior or adult rugby over the weekend – a combination of the school holiday weekend, unplayable pitches (2s match was postponed) and fixture rescheduling (the Reds intended opponents Haddington had to play in Edinburgh Shield final, which they subsequently lost to Royal High, leading to the league match being rescheduled to 21st March). As it turned out this was academic, as Storm Dennis rendered all pitches unplayable!

Saturday 08 February

Young Reds Success

A combination of the 6 Nations and Storm Ciara meant that the only rugby played last weekend were the Young Reds’ matches on Saturday morning. A clean sweep of 4 wins from 4 matches played was the excellent outcome, as the Young Reds head into the holiday weekend with heads held high!

There were wins for the S1s, S2s and U15s at Crieff against Morrison’s Academy and the U18s proved too strong for Musselburgh in their match at Mains Park.

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Young Reds S2s had another big win

Walking Rugby Report

On Monday, Ronnie Hastie was in top form to claim the man-of-the-match award in the well-attended Walking Rugby. Ronnie was top try scorer and his touch rugby blitz defence certainly made an impression!

This coming weekend the Reds original league match has been postponed, as Haddington have a cup final which takes priority. 

Saturday 01 February

Reds Squeeze the Win

Linlithgow 14 – 11 Broughton

After two away defeats without scoring, the Reds took on Broughton at home and for the first 60 minutes they continued their run of not scoring. However, the the Reds were in total control in the last quarter, overturning the 0-11 deficit to win 14-11, with three other near tries.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s photos

3 Wins from 4 for Young Reds

Howe of Fife / Bell Baxter are one of Scotland’s strongest youth rugby groups at early secondary school age and so it proved on Saturday, as both the Young Reds S1s and S2s found themselves up against strong opponents. Both Young Reds’ teams prevailed ultimately, but had to dig deep to forge the victories. There was another good win for the U15s, while the U18s were in the match till the final play, when a breakaway try sealed the win for Edinburgh Academy.

Read match Young Reds’ reports

Saturday 25 January

Young Reds Fly the Flag;
Senior Teams Slip Up

The Young Reds again enjoyed success on the field with fine wins for the S1s, S2s and U18s over Duns / Berwickshire HS on Saturday morning. Unfortunately, their senior colleagues couldn’t match their efforts in the afternoon, with both the Reds and the 2s going down to away defeats. On Sunday the Wee Reds welcomed teams from Dalziel and StewMel to Mains Park.

Reds Blanked Again

Ross High  32 – 0  Linlithgow

A late try secured a bonus point home win for Ross High against a Reds’ team that failed to score for the second successive match.

Read Craig’s report

View Graham’s photos

2s Run Out of Steam in Second Half

Peebles 2s  34 – 3  Linlithgow 2s

Having dominated Peebles for much of the first half, the Reds’ 2s ran out of steam and subs in the second to slip to defeat against the league leaders.

Read Des’ report

Successful Borders Raid for U18s;
Fine Home Wins for S1s and S2s

The Young Reds took on Duns / Berwickshire HS on Saturday, with the U18s and U15s away at Duns and the S1s and S2s at home. The U15s narrowly lost out in a close match, however there were fine wins for the other three Young Reds’ teams.

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Saturday 18 January

Reds Outplayed but
Fine Wins for 2s and U18s

The Reds had probably their poorest outing of the season at Barnton as they were whitewashed 39-0 in this Tennents East 1 league match. However, there were excellent wins on the back of strong performances from both Linlithgow 2s, who beat a combined Edinburgh Northern / Walkerburn team 52-5, and the Young Reds U18s who won 26-5 at Kirkcaldy.

Scrum a Rare Highlight for Reds

Royal High 39 – 0  Linlithgow

The only highlights for the Reds, in this poor performance, were the scrum which dominated and the play of captain Euan Mochrie, who never stopped working. After some indifferent early season performances, opponents Royal High have strung together a good run of wins, having defeated league leaders Haddington the previous week at Neilson Park.

Read David Mitchell’s report on Reds

View Graham’s match photos

2s Fine Win at Mains Park

Linlithgow 2s  52 – 5  Edin Northern / Walkerburn

With three teams facing the prospect of no games on Saturday, with late call-offs from opponents, arrangements were made for a super-friendly at Mains Park featuring 21 Reds 2s players, 18 players from Edinburgh Northern 1s and 8 players from Walkerburn! The Reds’ 2sran in 8 tries over the three 30 minute periods (best way of ensuring that all 47 players got game time), with scores from 7 different players – Cammy Walkerclaiming a brace.

Read Des’ match report

Young Reds U18 Away Win

Kirkcaldy 5 – 26 Linlithgow

Tries from Aidan, Andrew, Chris and Kylecapped a fine away performance for the Young Reds’ U18s in Kirkcaldy. Cammyslotted three conversions to complete the scoring for the Young Reds.

Read Graeme’s report

Saturday 11 January

Washout Weekend

The wet weather caused waterlogged pitches resulting in all matches being cancelled. The Reds’ Tennent’s East 1 league match at HOME against Broughton has been rescheduled for Saturday 1st February.

Saturday 04 January

Reds Open Year with Win Over Local Rivals

Livingston 0 – 31 Linlithgow

The Reds travelled across to Almond Park, for their Annual New Year match against Livingston played for the West Lothian Cup. After repelling a strong start from the home team, the Reds began to assert their authority and, in the end, ran out comfortable winners with 5 tries from Michael Doneghan (2)Jack FrameMark Caddle and captain and man-of-the-match Euan Mochrie (see above). The other points came from conversions by Jack Frame (2)and Russell Murdoch.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s photos

Saturday 21 December

Bonus Point Away Win for Reds

Hawick Linden 10 – 31 Linlithgow

The Reds travelled down to Hawick for the second successive week for a Tennent’s East 1 league match. With a good number of players unavailable this close to Christmas, the Reds team contained a strong core of 2nd XV players, who all stepped up to contribute to a fine bonus point win. There were tries for Euan Murray (2), Cammy Murrie, Stuart Cunningham and Kieran Cochrane, with Struan McLean kicking 3 conversions.

Get well soon Ally!

Read Des’ report

View Graham’s photos

Saturday 14 December

There were only three matches at the weekend. The Young Reds’ S2s were at home on Saturday morning against Morrison’s Academy, which resulted in a fine win for the Young Reds.  The matches scheduled at Crieff were cancelled because of frozen pitches.

In the afternoon, both senior teams were away in the Borders, the Reds claiming a late four try bonus point in a heavy defeat at Hawick Quins, while the 2s produced an excellent performance in Kelso against Kelso 2s, only losing out to two late tries.

Reds Rally after Poor Start

Hawick Quins  48 – 22  Linlithgow

The Reds conceded three early tries before they worked the bus journey out of their system, from which they never recovered. They did, however, secure a try bonus point with tries from Mark Caddle, Ross Plenderleith, Michael Doneghan and Euan Mochrie.

Read Craig’s report

View Graham’s photos

Reds 2s Match Up to Kelso 2s

Kelso 2s  31 – 17  Linlithgow 2s

The 2s produced an excellent performance against Kelso 2s in Kelso, with tries from Euan Murray and Stuart Sommervail, coupled with 7 points from the boot of Cammy Walker. A late try flattered the home team who were under pressure from the Reds for much of this match.

Read David’s report

Young Reds S2s Sparkle

Linlithgow  77 – 19  Morrisons

Despite the bitterly cold weather, the Young Reds brought festive cheer and sparkle with their performance against Morrisons’ Academy, running in 13 tries over the three periods.

Read Mark’s report

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.

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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 MochrieStruan McLean kicked one conversion and John Chapman landed a massive long-range penalty to complete the scoring.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s photos

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
Blank Weekend

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).

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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 Lockhartand Mark Caddle (shown above in his scoring break) in this match played under very dreich conditions.

Read David’ s match report

View Graham’s photos

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.

Read Des’ match report

Young Reds v Watson’s ‘B’

There were some excellent performances on Saturday morning with wins for the S1s, S2sand u15s in the final set of Mitsubishi Grandis Conference matches.

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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.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s photos

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.

Read Des’ match report

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.

Read match reports

Saturday 09 November

Victorious Young Reds’ S2s with Jack’s boot

Youngsters Play, but no Seniors

The weather took its toll on Saturday as the Hawick 4G pitch was frozen and so the Reds’league match against Hawick Linden was postponed. The 2s were also without a match as Walkerburn, who had offered to host a friendly match, were unable to raise a team.

However, the youngsters were able to get some rugby, with the Tiny Reds (pre-school) indoor on the 3G and the Young Reds(secondary school age) outdoor against St Leonard’s / Madras College (SLM) on Saturday morning and the Wee Reds(primary school age) outdoors at Mains Park against Stirling County on the Sunday.

3 out of 4 for Young Reds

On Saturday, the Young Reds took on St Leonard’s / Madras in the Mitsubishi Grandis Conference. There were wins for the S1s and S2s and the U18s claimed the points as their opponents called off on Saturday morning as they were short of players. The U15s played their match on Upper Mains Park and gave an excellent account, with the game much closer than the scoreline suggests.

Read reports from Phil, Mark and Gordon

Friday 01 November

Clean Sweep for Young Reds

Following the big cup wins midweek from the U18s and U16s, the S1s, S2s and U15s all came awy with wins on Friday afternoon. A huge well done to the U15s who, with a full complement of 15 players for the first time this season, claimed their maiden win, with a 5 try performance against Trinity.

Read match reports

Wednesday 30 October

U16s Win Their Quarter-Final

Linlithgow 50 – 12 Selkirk

The day after their senior school colleagues tasted victory in their quarter-final, the U16s followed suite with a fine display of attacking rugby at Mains Park. In all, the Young Reds scored 8 tries, 5 of which were successfully converted.

Tuesday 29 October

Young Reds Progress to Semis

Linlithgow U18  26 – 14  Royal High U18

The Young Reds progressed to the Scottish Schools Plate following a second win in four days over Royal High U18s, under the new lights on Lower Mains park.

Read Graeme’s report

Saturday 26 October

Poor Defence Costs Reds

Royal High 41 – 12 Linlithgow

The Reds travelled to Barnton on Saturday in the Tennent’s Edinburgh SHIELD, but despite playing some attractive rugby which resulted in tries for Russell Murdoch and Cal Thomson, their defence let them down as they conceded 6 tries.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s match photos

2s Hold On for Good Win

Linlithgow 2s  23 – 19  Lasswade 2s

There were some powerful performances in a much changed 2s side, with the Walker brothers, Ally and Cammy, again on the scoresheet. Duncan McClymont also crossed the whitewash for the Reds and Chris Ronalson kicked 8 points to complete the scoring.

Read Des’ match report

Young Reds v Royal High

There were good wins for the U18s, S2s and S1s on Saturday in matches against Royal High School in the Mitsubishi Grandis Conference.

Read match reports

U18s Win Big in Plate

Linlithgow  33 – 5 Hillhead / Jordanhill

In wet conditions, the Young Reds played some excellent rugby to win this cup match in the Scottish Schools U18 Plate Competition, scoring 5 tries in the process.

Read Graeme’s match report

Saturday 19 October

Reds Edged out by Haddington

Haddington  22 – 10  Linlithgow

After a pitch inspection at 11am the match went ahead despite the rainfall that led to many postponements elsewhere. The pitch held up surprisingly well and did not really affect the result. It was a fairly even match with the home side just edging out the Reds in the end. Ross Tulloch claimed the try and Jack Frame kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s photos

Saturday 12 October

Jack Keeps Reds in the Frame

Linlithgow  24 – 24  Royal High

Reds full-back Jack Frame contributed 19 points in this exciting draw at Mains Park, as the Reds came back from a 6-21 deficit. Aside from scoring one of the Reds’ two tries – the other coming from Ross Plenderleith – he kicked 4 penalties and one conversion in this Tennents East 1 league match.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s match photos

2s Too Strong for Hillfoots

Hillfoots  0 – 60  Linlithgow 2s

A fine team performance from the Reds 2s saw them claim a big win in this friendly at Tillicoultry. There was a hat-trick for Chris Bredin and a brace for Kye Lenders in the tries scored by the 2s.

Read Des’ match report

Thursday 10 October

U18s Win Big in Plate

Linlithgow  33 – 5 Hillhead / Jordanhill

In wet conditions, the Young Reds played some excellent rugby to win this cup match in the Scottish Schools U18 Plate Competition, scoring 5 tries in the process.

Read Graeme’s match report

Saturday 05 October

Reds Edge Win on Road

Broughton 13 – 15 Linlithgow

In atrocious weather, the Reds came from behind to edge a good win on the road, with tries from Cammy Murrie and Mark Caddle, to make it 4 wins from the first 5 games in Tennents East 1.

Read Gavin’s match report

View Graham’s photos

2s Edged by Watsonians

Linlithgow 2s 18 – 27  Watsonian 2s

Watsonians brought a strong side to Mains Park, with a number of young aspiring first team players, and the result was an excellent game with Linlithgow 2s refusing to buckle. The Reds try scorers were Drew Sommerville and Adam Scott, with captain Russell Murdoch kicking 2 penalties and conversion. The match saw a welcome return to action, off the bench, for Chris Bredin.

Read Des’ match report

View Michael’s photos

Young Reds Step Up to Plate

Linlithgow v Watson’s College “B”

Another cracking set of performances from the Young Reds, with two hard fought wins and a sparkling performance from the S2s.

Read match reports on U18s, S2s and S1s

Wee Reds Washed Out

Unfortunately the Wee Reds home Tournament had to be called off because of waterlogged pitches on Sunday 06 October.

Saturday 28 September

Late Try Secures Reds’ Win

Linlithgow  29 – 27  Hawick Quins

In an enthralling game, the Reds took the lead for the first time with only a couple of minutes to go to defeat the league leaders at Mains Park.  Jack Frame contributed 19 points, kicking 7 out of 7 (five penalties and two conversions), while Cal Thomson and Cammy Murrie were the try scorers.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s photos

Reds’ 2s Just Fall Short

Lasswade 2s  22 – 19  Linlithgow 2s

With a number of key players missing through non-availability, the Reds’ 2s were still able to travel with a strong squad to Lasswade, where the home team squeezed a win despite tries from Adam Scott and Guy Sutherland to add to a penalty try.

Read Des’ match report

Young Reds v Lasswade

Lasswade provided strong opposition in this round of the Mitsubishi Grandis Conference. The Young Reds U18, playing with only 13 players against 15, were narrowly shaded, while there were good wins for the S1s and S2s.

Read match reports from these games

Saturday 21 September

Reds Concede 17 Penalties

Portobello 35 – 32 Linlithgow

Despite scoring 5 tries to their opponents 2, the Reds lost out through indiscipline as they conceded a total of 17 penalties to the home side. As a result what should have been another 5 point victory turned into a two point defeat, as the Portobello kicker punished the Reds with a total of 25 points from the boot.

Read Dave’s match report

View Graham’s photos

Reds 2s Too Strong for Ross High

Ross High 2s  0 – 71  Linlithgow 2s

The Reds 2s were again disappointed by another Borders’ team call off – this time Kelso failed to raise a second string side. However, Ross High rose to the challenge and gave the Reds’ 2s a match in Tranent – chapeau to Ross High as they say en France!

The 2s ran out good winners, as their powerful backs and forwards showed off their skills on a glorious autumn sunshine day.

Read Des’ match report

Young Reds Too Strong for Beachcombers

School vs St Leonards / Madras

There were fine wins for the Young Reds S1 and S2 teams at home and the U18s away in St Andrews on Saturday morning.

Read reports from Graeme, Mark and Stewart

Wee Reds Host Falkirk

Many thanks to all our volunteers for their help on Sunday. The Falkirk coaches were very complimentary about our welcome and cafe/catering. We raised another ~£130+ in the cafe.

Saturday 14 September

Reds Run in Seven Tries

Linlithgow 45 -12 Ross High

The Reds turned in a sparkling performance to run in seven tries in their home opening league match in Tennent’s East 1. Six players got on the scoresheet with tries, with Man-of-the-Match Ross Tulloch claiming a brace and narrowly missing out on a hat-trick. Ross Martin kicked 5 conversions to complete the scoring.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s match photos

Thursday 12 September

U18s Too Strong for Trinity

Linlithgow u18  60 – 10  Trinity u18

The Young Reds u18 ran out clear winners in this evening match, rearranged following the late postponement of Saturday’s Conference match, caused by Trinity’s bus not turning up. In all, the Young Reds scored 10 tries, five in each half.

Read Graeme’s match report

Saturday 07 September

Reds Open with BP Win

Forrester  10 – 32  Linlithgow

Tries from Michael Doneghan, Mark Green, Jack Frame and Cal Thomson saw the Reds kick off their league campaign with a good away win against a stuffy Forrester side, with Jack Frame adding 12 points from the tee.

Read David’s match report

2s Also Claim Bonus Point Win

Linlithgow 2s  31 – 21  Forrester 2s

Late call-offs and call-ups to the 1sts left the Reds with only 14 regulars for a tough home opener against Forrester. Up stepped Hugh ‘Shug’ Cochrane and John ‘Smudger’ Smith to put in cameo half-match performances to make up the 15. With the Walker brothers both claiming a brace and ‘Muzz’ chipping in with a fifth try it was a good result on the back of a stuffy performance for the Reds’ 2s.

Read Des’ match report

View Neil’s photos

2 out of 3 for Young Reds

The Young Reds took on Trinity Academy on Saturday, but unfortunately the Trinity bus failed to turn up so the U18 match didn’t go ahead. However, the S1s, S2s and S3s all managed to play their matches, resulting in two wins and one defeat for the Young Reds.

Read Stewart’s S1 report

Read Mark’s S2 report

Read Phil’s S3 report

Wee Reds Enjoy NB Sun

On Sunday the wee Reds travelled through to North Berwick to take part in their annual Mini Rugby Festival. They all had a great time and everyone was highly complimentary of the organisation and running of the festival by North Berwick Rugby Club. Thanks for a great day!

Ronnie Hastie MotM

A last minute interception and length of the pitch walk for the match winning try earned Ronnie Hastie a deserved man-of-the-match accolade at Walking Rugby on Monday.

Scotland World Cup Squad Introduced in Linlithgow

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend introduced his final Rugby World Cup squad players at a public event at Linlithgow Palace – birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots – on Tuesday 3 September.

The event was attended by youngsters from the Linlithgow Academy School of Rugby and P7s from all the local cluster primary schools, who had earlier taken part in a rugby festival on the Peel organised by Club Development Officer, Dougie Thomson.

Reds Run Up 50 against Trinity

Trinity Accies  7 – 50  Linlithgow

On a very windy day, the Reds travelled through to Bangholm in Edinburgh to take on Trinity Accies in a friendly match arranged as both teams had byes in the first round of the Edinburgh Shield.

Read full match report

View Graham Black’s match photos

Strong Start from Young Reds

The Young Reds kicked their season off with matches across the board against Royal High School in the Mitsibishi GRANDIS Conference. There were wins for the U18s, U16s, S2s and S1s (photo above), with a commendable performance from the S3s.

You can read full reports with photos from the following matches:

Reds Kick Off Season

Linlithgow Reds kicked off their rugby season at Mains Park with pre-season matches on successive nights, with the 2nd XV playing Falkirk 2s on Thursday night, followed by the 1st XV playing Perthshire on the Friday night.

Read match reports

View match photos:
2s v Falkirk
Reds v Perthshire

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Club Awards 2018-19

On return to Mains Park on Saturday night, the players enjoyed the annual Club Dinner and Awards with the following prize winners:

Player of the Season – Colin Devlin
Young Player of the Season – Kieran Cochrane
Most Improved Player of the Season – Kieran Cochrane
2nd XV Player of Season – David ‘Jeff’ Martin

View report and photos

Youth Dinner and Awards 2018-19

The Youth Dinner and Awards was held on Wednesday night (03 April) in the Clubhouse. The award winners were:

S1 PP Daniel McKay; CP Logan Rusack
S2 PP Alex McHardy; CP Aidan McGurk
S3 PP Jamie Woodhouse & Oisin McVeigh
CP Oscar Davies
U16 PP Lewis Wells; CP Callum Richardson
U18 PP Aidan Wan; CP Andrew Graham

Team of the Year – S1

View report on awards

View Graham’s photos of the evening

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Season 2018-19 and Season 2017-18

You can access reports from this and previous seasons by following this link to our special Archive Page

Reds Fixtures for 2018-2019

Reds Fixtures and Reports for 2017-2018

Saturday 26 August 2017 match reports

Saturday 09 Sept match reports

Saturday 16 Sept match reports

Saturday 23 Sept match reports

Saturday 30 Sept match reports

Sunday 01 Oct Wee Reds Tournament

Saturday 07 Oct match reports

Saturday 14 Oct match reports

Saturday 21 Oct match reports

Saturday 28 Oct match reports

Saturday 04 Nov match reports

Saturday 11 Nov match reports

Saturday 18 Nov match reports

Reds Fixtures 2017-2018

The 2nd Round SHIELD fixture on Saturday 6th January is AWAY against Ross High.

The fixture list for BT East 1 league has finally been issued. The Reds kick off the new season with a HOME match on Saturday 26 August against North Berwick.

The delay in issuing the fixtures was caused by a split in the RHC Rugby Club, with the former Royal High Club “grouping”, including most of the RHC 1st team players, the Ladies team and the Royal High youth rugby, splitting out and establishing themselves as Barnton RFC.

Scottish Rugby’s Championship Committee in conjunction with the legal and governance group had to determine which team was entitled to play in which league. The eventual outcome is that Barnton will restart in BT East 2, with the Union Park (Corstorphine) based RHC Club being allowed to keep their BT National 3 status. However, the RHC Club has sought and been granted voluntary relegation to BT East 1 – the league in which the Reds play.

Both North Berwick (2nd last season) and Hawick Harlequins (3rd) were offered promotion to BT National 3 to fill the vacant slot. However they both declined which leaves BT East 1 at 11 teams for this season – hence two blank weekends to accommodate the odd number of teams.

Perthshire, who finished 3rd bottom in BT National 3 last season, have accepted the offer to stay up, maintaining BT National 3 at 12 teams.

Reds Fixtures, Results and Match Reports for Season 2016 – 2017

The Reds fixtures and scores are shown below. Click on any link to access the match report.

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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
–   04 Feb
A  11 Feb  F  AS Minorange (France)
H  18 Feb  S  Murrayfield Wanderers (BT Edinburgh SHIELD Final)
H  24 Feb  F  Furnace RFC (Wales)
A  04 Mar  L  Ross High (W 42-24)
A  11 Mar  L  Duns (L 3-36)
–   18 Mar
A  25 Mar  L  Forrester (W 16-12)
H  08 Apr  L  Berwick (W 42-24)

BT East 1 League

BT East 1 League Fixtures, Results and Table

BT East Reserve League Division 2

BT East Reserve League 2

Young Reds Team Wins in France

AS Minorange 15 – 19  Linlithgow

After several years without a win in this annual fixture, the Reds claimed the honours on Saturday in Guyancourt.

Euan ‘Grand Fromage’ Mochrie claims his man-of-match award after his brace of tries.

Read Barry’s match report

Photos from various sources

Fine Festive Fayre Served Up at Boxing Day Match

Reds (u19s)  19 – 27  Blues (u23s)

Storms Barbara and Conor relented enough to let the annual Boxing Day match go ahead and a fine game was served up with 8 tries in total. Sean Hagerty, shown above, scoring for the u19s continued his recent impressive form with a fine display in the New Year derby match against Livingston.

Match report

Match photos

Original Fixture List for Reds and 2s



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Season 2015-16

The Reds finished their BT East 1 league season in third spot, following their home win over second placed North Berwick, who went on to inflict the only defeat on champions St Boswell’s. They won 11 matches and finished the league season with 53 points.
BT East 1 League Results and Table

The Reds 2s finished fifth in their league, amassing 49 points with 10 wins.
2nd XV League Results

Last Season’s Match Reports (2015-2016)
05 September 2015
Reds v Forrester (W 23-13)
2s at Haddington (W 17-12)
12 September 2015
Reds at Dunbar (W 25-22)
2s at Watsonians (L 7-67)
19 September 2015
2s v Lismore 2s (W 48-5)
26 September 2015
Reds v Murrayfield Wanderers (L 22-32)
2s at Preston Lodge (L 29-61)
u18s at Ross High (W 31-29)
Saturday 03 October 2015
Reds v Leith (SHIELD) (W 64-12)
Friday 09 October 2015
2s v Stewarts Melville 3s (L 12-35)
Saturday 17 October 2015
Reds at Duns (W 33-11)
2s at Dalkeith (W 17-12)
Saturday 24 October 2015
Reds at Broughton (SHIELD) (W 40-15)
2s v Inverleith (W 51-3)
Saturday 31 October 2015
Reds v Hawick Linden (W 52-0)
2s at Edinburgh Northern (L 3-10)
Saturday 07 November 2015
Reds at North Berwick (L 7-32)
2s v Forrester (W 11-3)
Saturday 14 November 2015
Reds v Hawick Harlequins (W 24-17)
2s v Haddington / North Berwick (L 5-48)
Saturday 21 November 2015
Reds at St Boswells POSTPONED (bus broke down)
2s v Watsonian 3s
Saturday 28 November 2015
Reds v Dalkeith (W 21-0)
2s at Lismore (W 45-0)
Saturday 05 December 2015
Washout – waterlogged pitches
Saturday 12 December 2015
Reds v Dunbar (W 27-10)
Saturday 09 January 2016
Washout – water logged pitches
Saturday 16 January 2016
Frozen pitches (including 3G at Murrayfield)
Saturday 23 January 2016
Reds v Duns (W 25-19)
Saturday 23 April 2016
Reds v North Berwick (W 28-26)
How Others See Us!
Read the report on the Duns match (link above) this page and then compare it to the article on the same match in the Berwickshire News!
Saturday 30 January 2016
Washout – waterlogged pitches
Saturday 07 February
Reds v Murrayfield Wanderers (L 9-12) SHIELD
Saturday 21 February
Reds at Hawick Harlequins (L 11-17)

Last Season’s Match Reports (2014-2015)
Reds at Dunbar (28 March 2015)
Reds v Portobello (07 March 2015)
Reds v Langholm (28 February 2015)
Reds v Duns (14 February 2015)
Reds at Dalkeith (31 January 2015)
Reds at Hawick Harlequins (17 January 2015)
Reds at North Berwick (10 January 2015)
Reds v Livingston (03 January 2015)
Reds v Blues (Academy Cup – 27 December 2014)
Reds at Berwick  (06 December 2014)
Reds v Hawick Linden  (29 November 2014)
Reds at Edinburgh Northern  (08 November 2014)
Reds v Dunbar  (25 October 2014)
Reds at Portobello  (18 October 2014)
Reds v Dalkeith  (11 October 2014)
Reds at Langholm  (04 October 2014)
Reds v Hawick Harlequins (27 September 2014)
Reds v North Berwick (20 September 2014)
Reds at Duns (13 September 2014)
Reds v Berwick (06 September 2014)
Reds at Hawick Linden (30 August 2014)
Reds v Strathmore (23 August 2014)
Reds at Kilmarnock (16 August 2014)
Reds at Grangemouth  (12 August 2014)
Reds at Strathmore (09 August 2014)

Reds’ Match Report Archive
Match Reports Season 2013-2014
Match Reports Season 2011-2012



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