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Biggar Midis

Biggar RFC Midi section caters for those of high school age. We currently have teams in S1, S2, Under 15 and Under 16 age categories, as well as an Under 16 girls team. The gradual incorporation of full rugby union rules over the different age grades makes Midi rugby the perfect stepping stone for progression onto under 18s rugby and then to the senior game. All midi rugby teams train on a Wednesday night at the club at 6.45pm. If you would like to know more please contact Aird Jardine on  07917731494


U16’s tour to Ireland

The two wins by the Biggar U16 tourists was very definitely good news for the squad and the club but almost as good were the very positive reviews submitted by Coleraine who Biggar faced on Sunday.

Here is the message we received from their Youth Convener Gareth McCallum following the boys visit. Well done boys (coaches and parents!)

 

Dear club president,

Can I on behalf of Coleraine RFC youth section thank your touring youth team

for selecting us to be apart of your tour to Northern Ireland.  Todays game

showed everything that is good about our sport and I thank your club for

helping to demonstrate that on a perfect afternoon for a rugby match. Your

representative have certainly found a place in all our hearts from today as

everyone was mixing and mingling over a BBQ friendships were built and

forever will remain. Can I wish all Biggar RFC members and players a

successful 2017/18 season and hope to have a return tour to Scotland in the

very near future.

 

Gareth McCallum

Coleraine Youth Convenor.


Lanark Roundtable and new playing kit

A huge thank you to the members of Lanark and District Round Table for their generous gift of playing equipment which will help kickstart the club season.

Our U15's are pictured with the kit which they will put to good use.

Biggar's youth section (boys and girls) will play in the Shogun and Mirage Conferences this season. These are Scotland's top two Youth conferences and means that Biggar are one of only 3 clubs to have teams involved at this level. The others are Ayr and Stirling County.

Check the Calendar for a list of the fixtures with regular updates appearing on this website and on other social media.


On the field action this weekend

The Senior squad face a cross-border trip for their last 'friendly' pre-season match before next Saturday's home Cup match against Perthshire.

 

This weekend:

Saturday

Senior squad v Penrith (A) KO 3pm

Colts v Livingston (A) KO tbc Sadly Livingston have called off for this Saturday. A replacement fixture is being sought.

 

Sunday: this is going to be a very busy day with no fewer than 5 home matches. A Rugby fest!

 

Mini: Training resumes - Bring a Friend and Registration Day 10am

 

Boys Youth: all matches at HOME v Livingston
U13 - KO 12 noon Pitch 2

U14 - KO 12 noon Pitch 1

U15 - KO 2pm Pitch 2

U16 - KO 2pm Pitch 1

 

Girls

U15 v Auchterarder (H) KO 1pm
 


U15 Bully past Bulls

Biggar U15’s bully past Bulls

   The Lanarkshire derby of Hamilton and Biggar is one that is always hotly contested; no matter the age group, no matter the competition. Like all others, this weekend’s 15s game versus the Bulls did not fail to disappoint. Rueing a previously missed opportunity to beat their counterpart’s earlier in the season, the young lads refused to be pipped at the post twice and produced an enormous effort to take the win and halt the Hamilton’s league winning celebrations.

    The game started frantically and with some serious physicality occurring all over the pitch. Early hits came from Will and James gave Hamilton an indication of what they were in for, but unfortunately it was the opposition who got the first points after a minor defensive error allowing their centre to score. Quickly after, the boys in green and blue got another under similar circumstances. Not the greatest start but certainly not unreachable. 0-14.

   Having gotten over their early lapse, the young rams finally got into the swing of things, using their strong pack to gain yards and their backs to outstrip the Hamilton wings. The first try came from an increasingly characteristic maul on the Bulls twenty two. Having gained about ten yards it was brought down but momentum was not lost as Will and Jack carried strongly. Quick recycling and fast reactions from Callum McCallum resulted in big Jack bullying his way over the try line for Biggar’s first try. Back in the game. Conversion made. 7-14

   Half time: Biggar – 7 Hamilton – 14

    The second half begun like the end of the first, with Biggar on top. Straight from the kick off the ball found its way into the hands of the lightning quick Callum Smith. As ever, he backed his abilities and set off, running around the slow Hamilton pack and fending off the wing to run over the try line for an early Biggar try. Conversion excellently made again. 14-14

   Biggar were now truly in control and it was beginning to take its toll on the young Bulls. More and more carries from the likes of Hayden and Andrew were reaping good yards and another try was inevitable. It came in the form of some very intelligent play from the Biggar boys. Our prop Jack picked the ball off the back of a ruck on halfway and fighting all his front row instincts, beautifully drew the man and popped the ball to Aaron in space who was eventually hauled down 15 out. A penalty was won however, and the ball was kicked to touch. Promptly the ball was won and tucked under the jumper in a maul which proved unstoppable, collapsing over the line the ball was raised by our hooker, try by Cameron and the lead to Biggar. Callum McCallum miraculously nailed the kick from the touch line to put us 21-14 ahead with ten to go. Squeaky bum time Indeed.

   Hamilton came right back at us however and after some long pressure under our line they scored but missed the conversion. 21-19 with five to go, even squeakier.

   More and more pressure ensued, but Biggar would not allow themselves to be robbed and defended valiantly, holding the ball up over the line. A few scrums later the impossible happened and Hamilton were awarded a questionable penalty in the last play, posts were opted for and the game was in the balance. An anxious minute followed with the pitch being silent. The Hamilton lad strode up and struck it well; the ball sailed and spun and swerved but would not come, drifting past the right upright. The whistle was blown and celebrations spread. The boys had done it.

   Full time: Biggar-21 Hamilton-19

   Credit to the Hamilton boys who gave us our most competitive game of the season. However, the ever present improvement of this young bunch of rugby players continues to march on. Skill and speed, pace and power, brains and brawn, nothing seems to be lacking at the moment. Maturity is beginning to flow through this team and a few leaders are really stepping up and taking responsibility. Every boy played his part and gave his all to put us in a position to win it at the end and its just that sweeter against a big rival of the club. Whilst it looks like Hamilton may still win the league with a win against Dumfries next week, we know we can compete with and beat them, no matter the league standings. Whitecraigs await us next week, another tough game, but we’ll be ready for it. 


Membership

Biggar RFC operates and Open to All policy and welcomes new members from all sectors of the community

 

We accept members from 5 years upwards who can join our Mini section to those that have retired and want to assist and retain their links with our active club.

 

Our membership year runs from May to April and if you would like to find out more about the playing arrangements at the club or become a member please contact either Gordon Young on 07774678617  or via email at gy1680@aol.com or Nigel Pacey on 07714 713504.

 

If you would like to know a little more about our rugby programmes for Primary or Secondary school children please refer to our Mini and Midi pages under the "Teams" section or contact either Laura Watson for information about Primary School age children and Paula Yardley on 07830022447 for Secondary School aged children

Membership rates and packages are as follows:

 

The Standing Order form can be downloaded here (doc format)

 

The BRFC membership form can be downloaded here (doc format)

 


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Midis Fixtures

August 27, 2017, U15/16 - Boroughmuir - Home,
August 27, 2017, S1&2 - Boroughmuir - Away,
September 3, 2017, U15/16 - Hamilton - Home,
September 3, 2017, S1 & 2 - Hamilton - Away,
September 10, 2017, U15/16 - Stirling County - Away,
September 10, 2017, S1&2 Stitrling County - Away,
September 17, 2017, U15/16 - Currie - Away,
September 17, 2017, S1&2 - Currie - Home,
September 24, 2017, U15&16 - Ayr - Home,
September 24, 2017, S1&2 - Ayr - away,
October 1, 2017, U15/16 - West of Scotland - Away,
October 1, 2017, S1&2 - West - Home,
October 8, 2017, U15/16 - Highland - Away,
October 8, 2017, S1&2 - Highland - Home,
October 29, 2017, U15/16 Boroughmuir - Away,
October 29, 2017, S1&2 - Boroghmuir -Home,
November 5, 2017, U15/16 Hamilton - Away,
November 5, 2017, S1&2 - Hamilton - Home,
November 12, 2017, U15/16 - Currie - Home,
November 12, 2017, S1&2 - Currie - Away,
November 19, 2017, U15/16 Stirling County - Home,
November 19, 2017, S1&2 - Stirling County - Home,
December 3, 2017, U15/16 - West of Scotland - Home,
December 3, 2017, S1&2 - West - Away,
December 10, 2017, S1&2 - Highland - Away,
December 10, 2017, U15&16 - Highland - Home,
December 17, 2017, S1&2 - Cumnock-Home - Friendly,
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