Colts and Under 16 travel to Gala
On Saturday , Biggar Colts travelled to Gala Sevens where they were defeated in the Quarter Finals by Selkirk in an absorbing game which went right down to the wire. They went throug after having beat Berwick Colts convincingly. Thre boys played some excellent rughby on the day against teams who are currently in 2 tournaments per week and train regularly for it. This group of boys are showing some great skill and play at sevens
Squad was Mark Ewart, Andrew Orr, Stuart Affleck, Simon Denholm, Gregor Stewart , William Grieve , Peter Steele, Ross Jackson , James Barr, Thomas Steele and Ryan Ferguson.
Next week the boys are playing at Selkirk Sevens and play Edinburgh Bats in the 1st round starting at 1.30pm.
Biggar Under 16
On Sunday it was the turn of the Under 16 boys to travel to Gala where they lost out in a physical and competitive semi final agaisnt Gala. In their pool games they beat Livingston, scoring 9 tries unanswered , then lost out to Melrose in a game where both teams agreed it was a draw but the ref had Melrose down for an extra conversion so awarding them the tie. The boys knew they had to then beat JedForest which they did with an impressive dispaly. However it was to end in the semi final but it was a great all round display playing in their one and only tournament.
Squad was Peter Steele, Gavin Rafferty, Andrew Nimmo, Rory McGinn, Euan Bogle , Andrew Jardine , Marcus Dobie, Angus Kerr, Craig Shearer and Neil Jones.
However it dopes not take away the success these boys have had with them being then only Under 16 side in Scotland to win all their 15 a side games. 17 wins from 17 games. Edinburgh League Winners and Scottish Bowl Winners
Story date: 20/04/2015
MODERN APPRENTICE PROGRAM - VACANCY
MODERN APPRENTICE RUGBY COMMUNITY COACH - VACANCY COMMENCING AUGUST 2015
After a busy and productive year with the club and with the lure of traveling beckoning William has decided not to go forward to the 2nd year of the Modern Apprenticeship. Whilst he still has 3 months left Biggar RFC want to thank William for all his hard work over the last 9 months.
This means that Biggar RFC are now looking to fill this vacancy! The post is for an initial one year term with the option of the candidate progressing to a second year. Expressions of interest are now being invited.
The successful applicant will be part of the Scottish Rugby Education programme managed through Murrayfield and overseen by Alex Edmonstone (Regional Development Manager for Scottish Rugby) and Paul Kesterton (Education Manager for Scottish Rugby). In addition to the training and academic aspects of the course the successful applicant will spend the bulk of their time working alongside the Biggar Rugby Club Development Officer, Calum Taylor in supporting Rugby Development within the Lanark / Biggar area’s including its schools and at the Rugby Club .
Year two, offers with a higher level of qualification to that of year one with the opportunity to gain practical experience fully managing and running rugby development programmes.
This exciting role will appeal to those who see a future for themselves within the sports or leisure Industry, possibly as a Sports Development Officer or as a fore-runner to further Higher Education in one of these or related fields.
Interested applicants should in the first instance make contact with Calum Taylor on
07720 677 977 or email email@example.com
If you would like more information on the role please click here
Story date: 21/04/2015
Due to the high demand of Modern Apprentice places nationally expressions of interest must be in by Friday 1st May 2015. Interested candidates should be aged 16-19 years old and not in full-time education or employment.
U15’s triumph at Boroughmuir to reach Shield final
U-15 Coach Alistair Stewart was delighted to learn on Monday that 6 of his squad have been called up to train with the Glasgow Chiefs. Their selection comes after the KNT Easter Camps which were held at Cambuslang last week. All bar one are members of Biggar's Hypers Acdeamy and there is little doubt that their involvement in additional training and strength and conditioning has been instrumental in their development and selection.
The boys thoroughly deserve their selection and this can only bode well for them and their side as they get exposure to the district system. Well done lads!
Matthew Stewart, Lewis Stewart, Lohan Kutze, Robbie Orr, Stuart Forrest, Daniel McConkey
U15’s v Boroughmuir: Edinburgh U15 League Semi-Final
Boroughmuir 0 Biggar 43
Place in the shield final at Murrayfield....Check.
Biggar U15 produced a dominant display to beat Boroughmuir into the Plate final of the Edinburgh league.
This was quite simply their best performance of the season. They've had a lot of tough challenges against very strong opposition and improved each time and this massive win is testament to their hard work and commitment that they truly deserve.
Biggar dominated from the outset and never gave the hosts an inch. Biggar were relentless in their approach. Positional changes displayed a breath of fresh air that allowed the ball to breach the gain line constantly that Bouroughmuir couldn't handle.
The off-loading game worked to great effect but Biggar seemed to have the full package to back it up.
Boroughmuir did manage to throw up a few pockets of resistance and their work at the breakdown was effective but not consistent enough. Biggar realised this and protected the ball so much better as the game went on.
Lewis Stewart at centre drew first blood after some neat hands and link-up play with his brother, Matthew. Matthew Stewart followed the first score with one of his own five minutes later. This combination shows promise for the future.
Biggar's dominant line-out and scrum provided a solid platform for the back division to build from. They capitalised again in the first half through a break from Stuart Forrest after a set piece who delivered a superbly well timed pass to Rowan Stewart and some neat footwork by the big full-back saw him over the white wash. At this point it was one way traffic.
17-0 at the re-start and historically, these leads have often been short-lived for Biggar but this time they never took their foot off the gas.
The turnover rate from Biggar was impressive with Ali Steele showing real tenacity at the breakdown which put the hosts under considerable pressure. Guy Kelly led the forward charge well and displayed real leadership.
The visitors were on the score sheet again when Luhann Kotze made an electric burst up the left and scored between the posts.
Alex Dawe fancied a piece of the action and the No.8 was rewarded after some strong play inside the opposition 22 and crashed over with three Boroughmuir forwards hanging off him.
Kotze nicked in again to score his second following his own charge-down followed shortly by another from short range by Jordan Gray.
Yet again Robbie Orr showed his versatility at Flanker and was a safe pair of hands all day and linked well with Daniel McConkey who put in an equally solid performance.
The U15's can reflect on an impressive display of rugby and carry that positive thought to the final.
Everyone at the club should be proud of the U15 achievements in the face of many challenges this season. We should not forget that this is their second final (Scotstoun 7's) and they deserve their final place yet again at the home of Scottish rugby after that sparkling display. Well done!
Tries: Lewis Stewart, Matthew Stewart, Rowan Stewart, Luhann Kotze (2), Alex Dawe, Jordan Gray.
Story date: 20/04/2015
Conv: Matthew Stewart (3), Robbie Orr.