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
Story date: 25/08/2011
Representative success for 16’s and 18’s
Glasgow U-16's v Caledonia
Both Andrew Jardine and Peter Steele are in the starting line up for Glasgow U-16's when they take on Caledonia on Wednesday at Murrayfield (KO 6pm). The boys have played an important role in Glasgow's two outings to date. The first saw them get the better of Edinburgh at Netherdale a fortnight ago while last week they drew with the Borders in a game also played at Murrayfield.
Tomorrow the U-18 Glasgow squad also take on Caledonia, with Murrayfield again hosting the matches. The Biggar lads were not initially invited to the trials held back in September but last week 5 of the squad travelled through to Cartha to let the coaches see what it was they were missing. As a result, two of their number (Ross jackson and Andrew Orr) now take their places on the bench for the match which kicks off at 6pm. In addition to these two, who both thoroughly deserve their selection for squad duty, another 5 of Biggar's Colts took their place at the last two squad runs. Congratulations, and good luck to all involved!
Story date: 28/10/2014
Youth section has mixed fortunes
U-15’s Biggar 5 Boroughmuir 22
The larger Boroughmuir side must have got quite a surprise at the rate at which Biggar pressed forward. There was no let-up in the intensity which was refreshing to watch for the brave support in what was challenging weather conditions to say the least.
Ali Steele deputised at Fly-half for the injured Matthew Stewart and Sam Wallis stepped into the scrum-half position as a result of Luhann Kotze still being in South Africa and Finlay Barr also injured.
It was the kind of rugby that suggested that only an error could settle things.
Deadlock was broken in the 25th minute with that fateful error. The same costly mistake would haunt Biggar another three times!
After going so well Biggar left themselves a bit short on cover on the left which opened the door for Boroughmuir. The visitors claimed two tries and one conversion in the space of 2 minutes. 12-0 down at half time.
Biggar were not to be denied points however, and some smart thinking from Robbie Orr saw him kick in behind the Boroughmuir defence with the ensuing chase resulting in him touching down before the opposition Full-back.
Both sides became a bit wasteful of the opportunities open to them due to limited vision and a slight loss of focus. Deteriorating conditions a contributory factor no doubt.
Biggar deserved so much more from the game and the scoreline was definately no reflection on the assured performance shown by the Hartreemill side. As performances go, this was up there with the best of them. Some luck and improved vision could have made all the difference.
A stand-out performance from Declan Boulton at 2nd Row was delightful to watch and deserves special mention.
Time to re-group and patch-up for the difficult trip to Heriots next week!
Tries: Robbie Orr
Livingston U16 0; Biggar U16 91
It was much of the same on Sunday as Biggar travelled to Livingston and crushed their less experienced opposition by 14 tries to nil. The only change was with the weather conditions – unusually for the season so far, the team had to contend with both rain and wind. The rain at least eased off during the game and didn’t spoil the running rugby that characterises this strong and talented squad.
Biggar spent pretty much all of the first half of the game in the Livingston half. Early pressure and a series of three scrums saw the forwards work well and Alex Dawe running in from the scrum but falling short of the line. However the backs were on hand and Rory McGinn took the ball over the tryline for a converted try. Good work by the forwards including Neil Jones also saw the ball back in the Livingston 22 after the restart. This gave the platform for Andrew Jardine to make it over the tryline in the left corner for an unconverted try. Euan Bogle was next on the scoresheet after a great series of play and particularly good movement of ball through the hands. Rory McGinn then pounced on a loose ball from Livingston and fed Craig Meikle for an unconverted try on the right of the pitch. Livingston then conceded a penalty in their own 22 for a ruck infringement and this allowed the backs to make a move to the right wing for Marcus Dobie to cross for an unconverted try. After the restart Biggar lost the ball in a maul but soon after it reappeared and Andrew Jardine picked it up to score the sixth try of the half between the posts - and this time converted.
The second half was played out, pretty much the same way as the first with eight tries scored from; Bogle (running through tackles), Dobie (down the wing), McGinn (jinking run), Dobie (after good run from Denholm), Dobie (cutting nicely inside), Bogle (made by fellow backs), McGinn (supported by Jardine and Bogle) and lastly Jardine (running through tackles). Six of the eight tries were converted.
Whilst this was a crushing win, it is noted that Livingston put out a mixed squad with some younger age lads getting a run out. This showed and Biggar were able to dominate in most phases of the game. However, areas still requiring improvements are in rucks and mauls. Despite having more power and aggression in the scrums, the forwards were at times out rucked and this will no doubt get some attention at this week’s training.
Overall, the squad continues to play very well and they need a game against better matched opposition to see just how good they really are. This should come next week against Watsonians who are third in the table behind Biggar and Dunbar, with Dunbar narrowly edging the game against Watsonians when the two teams met earlier in the month. So how good are the Biggar squad? Come along to Myreside next weekend and see for yourself. The lads say ‘bring it on’ and see you there!
Story date: 27/10/2014
U15 Quiz Night - Friday 31st October
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Story date: 23/10/2014
U-15’s run Gala close
Gala RT 22 Biggar 17
Gala were strong at the breakdown which at times Biggar struggled to deal with and more frustrating by virtue of the fact that this was regularly happening when Biggar carried the ball into contact.
The Hartreemill boys recovered well and drew first blood with a simple move that saw the ball passed through the backs out to Niall Ball, who touched down in the corner. Matthew Stewart's conversion attempt from a wide angle just short.
Some good defence thwarted the Gala attack but the hosts pulled one back with a similar move.
At this point things went downhill and with the official taking exception to Biggars approach to the game, claiming poor discipline at the breakdown, and following lengthy discussion about the consequences, the afore mentioned focus dwindled.
Gala then linked well to break through with Biggar unable to put their bodies between ball and ground to preserve their lead. 17-17, two minutes left to play and the draw looked likely.
Biggar pressed into the Gala half and were awarded a penalty and, for whatever reason, this decision was over-turned, giving the home side an advantage.
Gala pushed forward and slipped through only to be halted on the line by a fine tackle by Lewis Stewart. Stress levels were high and perhaps this is what led to a loose pass that Gala pounced on right on the Biggar try line.
To say the boys were 'Gutted' was an understatement. It was Gala's alertness in broken play and Biggar's failure to see clear opportunities that contributed to this defeat.
This U15 side are not far off the mark and deserved so much more from the game. They must also understand that high levels of commitment should be maintained throughout the 60 minutes. Crucially, decisions went against Biggar and disruptions didn't help at all, but such are the challenges that are set out before us.
Tries (3): Niall Ball, Guy Kelly, Stuart Forrest
Story date: 29/09/2014
U-15’s and U-16’s record handsome victories in league encounters
U-15’s Biggar 35 Livingston 22
Story date: 22/09/2014
Midis FixturesNovember 2, 2014, S1 v Strathaven (h),
November 2, 2014, S2 v Strathaven (h),
November 2, 2014, U15 v Heriots (a),
November 2, 2014, U16 v Watsonians (a),
November 9, 2014, S1 v Currie (h),
November 9, 2014, S2 v Currie (h),
November 16, 2014, S1 v West (a),
November 16, 2014, S2 v West (a),
November 16, 2014, U16 v Lasswade (h),
November 23, 2014, U15 v Currie (h),
November 23, 2014, S1 v Whitecraigs (a),
November 23, 2014, S2 v Whitecraigs (a),
November 23, 2014, U15 v Lasswade (a),
November 23, 2014, U16 v Heriots (a),
November 30, 2014, S1 v Heriots (a),
November 30, 2014, S2 v Heriots (a),
November 30, 2014, U15 v Portobello (a),
November 30, 2014, U16 v Dunbar (h),
December 7, 2014, S1 v Livingston (h),
December 7, 2014, S2 v Livingston (h),
December 7, 2014, U16 v Dalkeith (a),
January 18, 2015, S1 v Melrose (h),
January 18, 2015, S2 v Melrose (h),
January 25, 2015, S1 v Strathaven (a),
January 25, 2015, S2 v Strathaven (a),
February 1, 2015, S1 v Heriots (h),
February 1, 2015, S2 v Heriots (h),
February 8, 2015, S1 v East Kilbride (a),
February 8, 2015, S2 v East Kilbride (a),
February 22, 2015, S1 v West (h),
February 22, 2015, S2 v West (h),
March 1, 2015, S1 v Boroughmuir (a),
March 1, 2015, S2 v Boroughmuir (a),
March 8, 2015, S1 v Hamilton (h),
March 8, 2015, S2 v Hamilton (h),
March 15, 2015, S1/S2 v Penicuik (a),
March 22, 2015, S1 v Gala (h),
March 22, 2015, S2 v Gala (h),
March 29, 2015, S1 v Whitecraigs (h),
March 29, 2015, S2 v Whitecraigs (h),
April 5, 2015, S1 v Currie (a),
April 5, 2015, S2 v Currie (a),
April 19, 2015, S1 v Ayr (a),
April 19, 2015, S2 v Ayr (a),