Linlithgow Girls Rugby
Girls Rugby goes National in West Lothian!
It has been a real learning curve for Linlithgow RFC girls rugby over the past 18 months. Most of the girls had never played rugby and how far they have come in that time.
After joining forces with Livingston RFC in October 2016 the girls, who now play as West Lothian Girls, have formed a formidable force in U15 girls rugby. Having reached the quarter finals of the U15 Scottish Cup earlier in the year the girls followed this up by qualifying for the Scottish Rugby Union national 7s Finals held at Murrayfield this Sunday where they came up against the other top 7 teams in Scotland.
In their opening pool game the West Lothian Girls started strongly and went on to finish 8-1 winners against Murrayfield Wanderers and followed this up with hard fought 5-3 win over Glasgow rivals Hillhead Jordanhill. The last rubber of the pool game was against Stirling County and with both teams already having qualified for the semi-finals it was a chance to ring the changes and work on different aspects of the game. Stirling eventually won the game and moved on to play Ayr in the first semi-final. West Lothian were drawn against current U15 Scottish Cup champions Biggar RFC and although turning around 2-2 at half time Biggar eventually proved the stronger and ran out 2-6 winners and moved on to the final where they were beaten 3-2 by Stirling County. The West Lothian girls although losing not only put in fantastic performances against the best teams in their age group in Scotland but they also continued their learning journey.
The season is now drawing to a close and Linlithgow RFC Girls section is now looking forward to 2017-18 with pre-season due to start in July/August. As part of our growth plans we are looking to recruit new players (S1-S6) for the 2017-18 season. Rugby playing experience is not important as we will teach new players the game. The most important thing is that you come along and are prepared to learn and have fun! For younger primary aged girls we also offer mixed rugby up to P7 so also get in touch if this is of interest and we will put you in touch with the relevant coaches.
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