Club News and what’s on this weekend - April 26/27th
On Friday evening (Fri 18th) the Girls U-15 team travelled to Glasgow and Scotstoun to take part in the guard of honour prior to the Glasgow/Ulster match in the RaboProdirect match.
Having fulfilled a similar role the previous week at Edinburgh but having returned slightly disappointed by their reception, the Girls were delighted at the response in Glasgow on Friday when they played a match at half time and after the game met many of the Glasgow players. A great honour! Did you spot them on the BBC Alba programme?
The girls are also hosting a dominoes fund-raiser in the Cross Keys on Saturday for their tour to Stornoway. Entries are almost all complete but speak to Charlotte Court for details.
In what is another fantastic opportunity the players of the P6/7 mini section will be in attendance at Scotstoun on Saturday 26th when they form the guard of honour prior to the Glasgow/Edinburgh 1872 clash.
Paula Yardley is keen to know the names of all those who are able to attend so if you haven’t replied please do so asap so that arrangements can be finalised.
Twenty years ago almost to the day Biggar’s then U-18 side managed a historic National Cup final win when they defeated Kelso Harlequins in a match played at Boroughmuir’s ground in Edinburgh. That win will be celebrated on Saturday when almost all the winning side will gather at Hartree Mill for a 20th anniversary lunch. With players parents and now their own children in attendance it’s expected to be a fun affair, rekindling many memories from the 1990’s. There may still be some room left so if you haven’t managed to secure your place please speak to Stuart Harrison asap.
This coming weekend is another very full one with the following games scheduled.
Saturday U-15’s at Scotstoun VII’s – this is a repeat of the competition which was held back in January prior to the Glasgow/Edinburgh clash but which was eventually postponed after the pitch became flooded.
P3 at Stirling County tournament ) Coaches will be in touch re-times.
P4-7 at Currie tournament )
U-16 v Portobello in Edinburgh Cup final – Dunbar KO 3.30pm (this venue is still to be confirmed)
Senior VII at Peebles Sevens 1st tie v Howe of Fife KO 1.30pm (approximately)
Story date: 21/04/2014
Biggar Minis in the sun at Peebles
Easter Sunday fun in the sun for Biggar Minis at Peebles Tournament
Biggar P3s enjoyed a great day of rugby in the sun at Peebles. 4 of the 7 children have only been with us for a few weeks and did really well in 3 very close matches. Congratulations to all of the children who played and we look forward to building on the experience gained today.
On a gloriously sunny day, Biggar P4s enjoyed a very successful outing to the Gytes in Peebles.
The P5s enjoyed their day out winning some but not progressing to the final.
Well an interesting set of results for the P6s. Over the last 4 games, 3 on Easter Sunday and the last game last Sunday at Dunfermline the team has scored 24 trys and conceded 6 and still they didn't progress to the final at Peebles! Admittedly if we take the last 6 games that score line changes to 25 versus 16 but that still looks pretty respectable and has been fun for the team after some close low scoring games earlier in the season.
On Easter Sunday Biggar took on Peebles in the opening match.
Unlike previous weeks the squad got off to a quick start with Ruadhri O'Donnell scoring the first off his two barn storming runs followed up with a mazy run and try by Euan Barr. Andrew White and Callum Yardley crossed the line and finally a break through the middle and try from Murray Lean took the final score to 6 - 0, great tackling from all to hold Peebles no nil.
In the second game the P6s came up against old foes Watsonians who Biggar have had some good close games with and some success over the season. Unfortunately Biggar were slow out the blocks and Watsonians had used their quicker passing to run two trys in before the P6s had had a proper attack.
Heads went down a little but also a determination built within some of the team to get back into the game a good run and try by Euan Barr got the score back to 2 -1 but then just as the momentum might have shifted Watsonians scored again just at half time.
The second half was mainly Biggar attacking but Watsonians defence holding resolutely against the barrage with Biggar just not clinical enough when chances came, a good break by Watsonians finished the contest at 1 - 4.
Biggar were straight on again against Selkirk who we haven't played this year so were an unknown quantity. The strong second half against Watsonians helped Biggar start well with early trys coming from Euan Barr (2) and Arche Damer (2).
More trys followed from Cameron Gray, Callum McCallum Andrew White (3) and Murray Lean to make the final score 10 - 0.
As per most matches the squads tackling was great and the different mix of players helped the shape and structure of the team well done to all that played.
Welldone at all the Biggar Minis on what was a great day for running rugby. Thanks to Peebles RFC for their organisation.
Story date: 21/04/2014