1sts and 2nds have mixed fortunes at Cartha.
Cartha 17 Biggar 47
Biggar’s last outing prior to competitive action took them to Glasgow and Cartha Queens Park RFC.
Having just missed out on promotion last season Cartha were in a similar position to last week’s opponents Howe but if a week is, as once suggested, a long time in politics (a fairly topical observation at present) it surely is the same in rugby as this was a very different Biggar XV from the one which sputtered into action last week.
There were still some dull points which will take time to iron out – not least the times when having strung together several good scoring opportunities the side seemed to take their foot of the gas allowing Cartha back into things – but there was more than a semblance of teamwork and unity coming to the fore.
Biggar exerted early, good pressure from the kick off and got into Cartha 22. While Cartha were able to clear they made good ground into the Biggar 22 from a couple of penalties and opened the scoring from a neat blind-side move off a well worked lineout.
Biggar then worked their way back into the game scoring three tries in the first half, through good link up play between backs and forwards. Bachurzewski scored off a good break from Scott Swankie, Mark Bertram scored in the corner after some good handling, and Borland added a third.
17-7 at half time.
Biggar came out like rockets after the break to score 3 unanswered tries in left hand corner in around just 10 minutes. Quick ruck ball and simple hands led to the first two with the 3rd a 60m run from Swankie. Biggar then sat back slightly and allowed Cartha to have a positive 10 minute spell during which they scored a try. Not to be outdone Biggar hit back via a try from Craig Simmons with a good break from around 25m out.
In addition to those already mentioned, it was great to see Alan Warnock and Michael Dunlop back in action, the latter in particular as he has now recovered after heart surgery last year.
The 2nd XV meanwhile managed to get a run out as well although they were heavily dependent on the availability of those who took their place on the 1st XV bench to make up the numbers.
Story date: 25/08/2014
Memberships are now due
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Story date: 19/08/2014
Senior Player Facebook Group
Story date: 29/10/2013
Biggar RFC First XV
Here is a page for the1st XV to use.
Story date: 16/09/2011
First XV FixturesSeptember 13, 2014, 2nd XV v Jedforest (A) Edin Reserve League 1,
September 20, 2014, 2nd XV v Lasswade (H) Edin Reserve League 1,
September 27, 2014, 2nd XV v Peebles (A) Edin Reserve League 1,
October 4, 2014, 2nd XV v Boroughmuir (H) Edin Reserve League 1,
October 11, 2014, 2nd XV v Haddington (A) Edin Reserve League 1,
October 18, 2014, 2nd XV v Kelso (H) Edin Reserve League 1,
October 25, 2014, 2nd XV v Murrayfield Wanderers (A) Edin Reserve League 1,
November 1, 2014, 2nd XV v RHC (A) Edin Reserve League 1,
November 15, 2014, 2nd XV v Boroughmuir (A) Edin League Cup,
November 22, 2014, 2nd XV v Currie Edin Cup (H),
November 29, 2014, 2nd XV v Edin Accies Blues (H) Edin Reserve League 1,
December 6, 2014, 2nd XV v Jedforest (H) Edin Reserve League 1,
December 13, 2014, 2nd XV v Lasswade (A) Edin Reserve League 1,
December 20, 2014, 2nd XV v Heriots (A) Edin Cup,
January 10, 2015, 2nd XV v Peebles (H) Edin Reserve League 1,
January 17, 2015, 2nd XV v Boroughmuir 3rds (A) Edin Reserve League 1,
January 24, 2015, 2nd XV v Haddington (A) Edin Reserve League 1,
February 7, 2015, 2nd XV v Edin Accies (A) Edin Cup,
February 28, 2015, 2nd XV v Stewarts Melville (H) Edin Cup,