The Reds

Match Reports from Season 2019-2020

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

** Reports Archive Page **

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

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

** Reports Archive Page **

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.

BT logoA  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




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

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

BT logo

Scottish Rugby Leagues

Club 1st XV (BT East 1)

Click below for link to BT East 1 league fixtures and results pages:
BT East Regional League Fixtures and Results

Click below for link to BT Shield fixtures:
BT Shield – Edinburgh

Club 2nd XV (BT Reserve League East 2)

Click below for league fixtures and results pages:
BT Reserve League East 2

We are seeking a few swaps of home and away dates to balance our 1st and 2nd XV home matches and will advise if and when these are agreed.

Match Day Hospitality Opportunities at Linlithgow

Muzz_QFWe are now able to offer a range of dates during the current season.  Please see the PDF document through the link below.

Members Lunches – for new and established groups of members. Contact Gary Shepherd
Match Day Sponsors – for businesses offering corporate hospitality and advertising. Contact Helen Morrison

Match Day Sp LRFC

Club Annual Awards 2015

The annual awards were made at the Club Dinner on Friday 24 April 2015:

  • Player of Season – Euan Richardson (upper left)
  • Best Young Player – Calum McKeown (lower left)
  • Most Improved Player – Garry Anderson (upper right)
  • 2nd XV Player of Season – Chris Ronalson
  • Club Person of Year – Gordon Jesty (lower right)

Euan_Award Garry_Award

Callum_Award Jesty_Award

Those present were entertained by Donald Macleod (Immediate Past President of Scottish Rugby) and Dick Campbell (Manager of Forfar Athletic Football Club).

View Photos of Dinner and Awards