Hartreemill, Biggar, ML12 6JJ

October Squad Camps

This year we’re trying something a bit different with regards to the holiday camps! In an attempt to make them more specific, beneficial and enjoyable for the youngsters we are looking to run ‘squad based camps’ where each youngster will attend a holiday camp with those of his/her own age. Please see below the dates/time of the October squad camps:

 

Session 1 will run from 10am until 12pm and session 2 will run from 1pm until 3pm. See the post below for details of times etc.

 

Please spread the word to any interested parties!!!

 

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To book on email Caum on development.officer@biggarrfc.org.uk or call/text 077 206 77977

 

 

 

 


Biggar Minis at Melrose

P4

 

P7


The P7s headed down to the Melrose tournament a little depleted in numbers with 11 regulars and 2 newbees.
Due to Langholm not providing a full team the draw was reshaped with Biggar meeting Stewart's Melville in their first pool game rather than their last. The game in the first half was closely fought with S/M quicker to any loose ball and a little more street smart at the scrum and breakdown but with Biggar tackling and holding back most of the attacks at half time the score was 2 - 0 to S/M with Biggar just missing an opportunity to score before the break. In the second half S/M used their four subs and with fresher players and some slick passing ran in 5 tries to a tiring Biggar team. The 7 - 0 score line overstates the difference between the two teams and with a full squad the result would have been much closer. This result also needs put in the perspective that S/M are and have been for several years the best team at our age If not in Scotland in the teams that Biggar ever meet but that comes from having a large pool of players and many of the players if at the school training/playing 4 - 5 times a week. Their support work and free passing style is something we can still work towards.
Our second game came straight after the S/M match and it was a pretty even game against Gala which they ended winning 2 – 0 in the end. Andrew being unlucky to have his try chalked off for being in touch yards from the line after a 50 m sprint. The only difference between the teams was that they were slightly fresher and faster and again stole our ball at the ruck too often. It was good to get Myles involved in the action in this game and he fitted in well and gave some nice darting runs.  We will likely play Gala at Linlithgow and I am confident we can overturn this result although I am sure it will be a close game.

In our last game we came up against Dunfermline and our team played some good rugby we were 2 – 1 up with trys from Ross and Raudhri  going into the last minute losing a try from a maul with 30 seconds remaining. The team kept playing tackling and competing all the time although it was clear they were tired and not able to get properly on the front foot. It was good to see Mason get a first chance to play with the team and when she got the ball go forward with it.

 

Training is on as usual on Thursday night and as it is the end of the month we will go into the changing rooms after the session (about 7.40) for 5 minutes to have the player of the month award and quick chat Q and A, all parents are welcome.


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Minis Fixtures

September 7, 2014, Micros Training,
October 5, 2014, P4-P7 Linlithgow Tournament (Away) Times TBC, Away
October 12, 2014, P4-P7 Training, Home
October 26, 2014, P1-P7 Stirling County (with GHK) Away, Away
November 2, 2014, P1-P2 Training, Home
November 2, 2014, P3-P7 Linlithgow, Moffat & Watsonians (Home Matches), Home
November 9, 2014, P1-P7 Training Home, Home
November 16, 2014, P4-P7 Match Stew Mel Time TBC Away, Away
November 16, 2014, Micros (P1-P3) Training, Home
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