Colts Go for League at Murrayfield
This weekend our Colts team has a chance of winning the Edinburgh and District u/18 League as they take on Murrayfield Wanderers If they win they will make a wee bit of history as it has been 16 years since a Biggar U/18 team has topped the League. A touchline full of Biggar supporters I am sure will encourage our Colts to give everything they have got in their efforts to become league champions. Kick Off is at 2.00pm on the back pitches at Murrayfield. (IC)
Story date: 13/12/2013
Biggar triumph in Regional Cup against Lasswade
Biggar 17 Lasswade 0
Story date: 08/12/2013
Biggar repeated their pre-season win over near neighbours Lasswade on Saturday when they triumphed – eventually – by 3 tries to nil.
In August Biggar recorded a similar score line (19-7) and while as a National League side they might have expected to do a good bit better this was a young Biggar outfit with no fewer than 5 of last years Colts in the 20 man squad. In addition there were another 3 who are in just their second season of senior rugby. A late call off was Richard Peacock who had to call off at them last minute due to work commitments. Injuries ruled out several of last week’s starters with Zane Carylon, Calum Taylor and Colin Arthur all struggling. Lewis McLachlan probably shouldn’t have been listed as still he had stitches in an eyebrow. Typically however he was game to play, but at the end of the match he had to seek further medical assistance as his eye had again split!
Biggar dominated the first half proceedings in every aspect, confining Lasswade to their own half for all bar 4 minutes of the half but unable, despite this advantage, to cross the Lasswade line. Quite how they managed not to score will pray on the minds of coaches Derek Armstrong and Darren Burns although a reluctance to take ball on at full pace, to commit to the attack and to breach the first line of defence will be an area in which they will seek to improve. The visitors defence held strong throughout although Biggar themselves lost possession on numerous occasions when they tried to find the final offload or failed to clear out rucks and mauls properly. Ball was then much slower than it should have been and this allowed the Lasswade defence to regroup for the next assault.
The blank score line lasted until the 61st minute when eventually, and almost inevitably, given their dominance, Biggar managed a try. This was credited to No 8 McLachlan and came after he broke from an attacking scrum close to the Lasswade line.
The same player did much to make the next try, this coming within two minutes of the first. A Conor Lavery break and well-timed pass found fullback Jonno Sullivan who hit the Lasswade defensive line hard. Although initially held up the supporting McLachlan powered onto his fullback and drove him through the tackle and into space leaving him with a clear run to the line. The first conversion had been missed but Kayle Conner had better luck this time round and added the conversion for 12-0.
The final try came at the end of the game after some good work by livewire winger Peter Miller whose run took play up the right touchline. This created fast ball and after some better passing, space was found on the left touchline where a good angled run by centre Mark Bertram took him over in the corner. Conner was unable to add the conversion.
Plus points came in the form of a decent scrummaging performance by the pack and in the second half some much better and tidier line out ball. There was also 1st XV debuts for both Peter Miller and Alan Russell both of whom made up for lack of bulk with terrier like aggression and commitment.
There is no 1st XV game this weekend but training will look to address some of the shortcomings of Saturdays performance. The first target will be to prepare for the last game of this calendar year on 21st December when Stewarts Melville come in National League action.
J Sullivan, C. Parker, C. Lavery, M. Bertram, P. Miller, K. Conner, D. Reive, P. David son, A. Muir, K. Anderson, J. Orr, J. Harvey, E. Sanderson, J. Simpson, D. Notman, Reps C. Henderson, A. Russell, C. McDonald L. McLachlan
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Story date: 29/10/2013
Biggar RFC First XV
Herte is apage for the first XV to use.
Story date: 16/09/2011