Linlithgow Academy 1st XV


Linlithgow Academy 1st XV (u18) Webpage

u18s Follow Up with Another Win over Edinburgh Rivals

Saturday 04 February 2017

It’s good to keep a winning habit and the Young Reds did just that with a 15-5 win over Trinity Academy at Mains Park.

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View Neil Dunlop’s match photos

Fine Win for Reds u18s in Aidan’s Farewell Match

Saturday 28 January 2017

The u18s had a fine 31-5 win over local rivals Royal High in what was Aidan Rennison’s final match for the Young Reds.

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Reds u18s in High Scoring Match

Saturday 21 January 2017

The Reds travelled to Helensburgh on Saturday with only 12 players to play Lomond School u18. What resulted was a free flowing and high scoring match.

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Season 2015-2016


Season 2015-2016 Match Reports

Win against Carrick in pre-season match

Win at Ross High

Win at Kenmore in Cup

Win against Trinity Academy

Cup defeat to Galashiels Academy

Academy Lose Out Against Gala

Linlithgow Acad  5 – 24  Galashiels Acad

Gala_try1Another cracking match with both sides giving no quarter and only a late try by Gala finally killed off the game.  Great credit to both sides.

Match report

Match photos courtesy of Neil Dunlop and Graham Black


Last Season’s Archive

A Week is a Long Time in Rugby!



Linlithgow Academy 1st XV  0 – 38  Kelvinside Academy 1st XV

Saturday 15 November 2014

LA_Kelvin_1Saturday’s match against Kelvinside promised to be our acid test of how far the School team has improved over the past few matches.

With a strong starting line up, and an evenly balanced contest over the first twenty minutes augured well for the home team.  Alas, one or two handling errors were heavily punished during the next 15 minutes with the visitors recording three ties without reply.

Half time at 0-17, flattered the visitors and the home team started the second half in confident form.  The school more than held their own over the next 25 minutes, but as the effort of playing against a well drilled and clinical team, lightning struck twice, with the visitors recording a further three tries in the closing 10 minutes.

With the final score being 0-38, this did not reflect the honest endeavour put in by the School team.  That said, the players have to believe that with a bit more intensity and focus at training, they too can more than emulate the talent and skills demonstrated by a slick private school team.

Well played lads – Keep yer heids up!

Linlithgow Academy 1st XV  22 – 0  Lomond School 1st XV

Saturday 8th November 2014

Playing against a side with a far larger pack and with players playing out of positions the school senior side performed admirably in a very entertaining game to record a very good 22-0 victor against the visiting Helensburgh outfit. 2 fine tries for center Zander, one form Cammy on the back of some classic forwards play and a solo effort from captain Euan which was converted by Mark completed the scoring.

A very positive display from the school seniors which sets them up very well for what is likely to be a hard game against Kelvinside @ Upper Mains Park on Saturday 15th Nov with a 10:30 kick-off.

Match Report

Linlithgow u18s at Veitch Cup at Murrayfield

Friday 24 October 2014

Playing as a Club Under 18 team in the Veitch Cup on the back pitches at Murrayfield on Friday night, gave our boys an opportunity to experience quality rugby against varying standards of opposition.  The Tournament took the format of 8 teams splitting into two leagues of four with the top two in each section qualifying for the Cup Semis and the bottom two competing in the Plate.

Linlithgow were drawn along side Currie, Trinity and Portobello, leaving the remaining four of Boroughmuir, Musselburgh, Preston Lodge and Tynecastle to fight it out in the other section.  Linlithgow were successful in qualifying as runners up in their group to compete in the Cup Semi Final against a very strong Boroughmuir team who went on to win the tournament outright by beating Currie in the final.


Pool section

Linlithgow beat Portobello 10-0

Linlithgow beaten by Currie 29-0

Linlithgow beat Trinity 36-0

Cup Semi-Final
Linlithgow 7 Boroughmuir 27

All in all great performance by our team who, on paper, was a strong selection, but the gulf between our level of Rugby and that of aspiring Premier Rugby Players of the future, such as Boroughmuir and Currie was evident from the start proving a step too far, but hopefully a valuable learning curve in their development.  The consolation was that every one was given complimentary tickets for the Edinburgh v Lyon match which was played later in the evening.

Fine Away Win in Crieff

Morrison’s Academy  12 – 29  Linlithgow Academy

Read George Threadgall’s match report