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Andrew Nimmo and Scot Lawson - Scotland U20

Scotland U20 World Cup

Biggar's Andrew Nimmo and Scot Lawson will join up with Scotland U20 later this week when the squad leaves these shores for America prior to the long trip to Argentina for next month's U20 World Cup.

Andrew standing, teams up with cousin Ewan (making the tackle) to halt a Dumfries attack.


Andrew Nimmo:

Having played all his junior rugby at Biggar RFC, Andrew left to play at Glasgow Hawks last season. A combination of injury and the strength Hawks had in the front row meant that Andrew's game time with Hawks was limited - indeed he had more game time with Biggar than with Hawks.


Following selection for the U20 6-Nations, Andrew was in a good position as Head Coach Carl Hogg sought to select his World Cup squad. This is a fantastic opportunity for Andrew and one which he will grasp with both hands. Andrew's cousin Ewan is first choice hooker at Biggar while Ewan's brother Grant, who is also a hooker, plays with Glasgow Warriors. Grant was recently included in Scotland Coach Gregor Townsend's first World Cup training squad for Japan in August.


Scot in his Newcastle kit

Scot Lawson:

Having retired from playing at the end of last season after an illustrious career which saw him play at Glasgow, Sale, Gloucester, London Irish and finally Newcastle (collecting 47 Scotland Caps along the way), Scot took up post as Director of Rugby with St Andrew's University in summer 2018. He has coached with the SRU as throw coach for a number of years as well as being Head Coach at Tynedale, and his skills were quickly put to further use with U20 coach Carl Hogg.


Biggar RFC is justifiably very proud of the Biggar duo and wish them all the very best of luck in the competition.


The trip to Argentina will see Scotland stop off en route in Washington where they will play American side Old Glory (27th May) before they travel further south to Arhentina where they will play the following Pool matches of this year's U20 World Cup. Their schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 4 June: South Africa v Scotland (kick-off 10.30am)
Saturday 8 June: New Zealand v Scotland (kick-off 3.30pm)
Wednesday 12 June: Georgia v Scotland (kick-off 10.30am)

Club News

Congratulations to those ex-Biggar players who played in Saturday’s Sarah Beaney Ladies Cup Final at Murrayfield.


The trio who were part of the winning Watsonians XV – Ellie Armstrong, Abbi Baillie and Aillie Tucker - were the happiest at the result and commiserations go to Amy Watkins who was in the Hillhead Jordanhill ranks and to their coach Aird Jardine.


This coming Sunday the Girls U18 squad travel to Murrayfield to play in the National Shield final against Hillhead Jordanhill. KO is 2.45pm and as always it would be fantastic to get a large travelling support to cheer the girls on.


Club News

Tartan Touch makes a return to Hartree Mill for season this week, Wed May 1st. Tartan Touch is a social game with the emphasis very firmly on having fun with all ages – from the youngest to the oldest and all levels of ability – from novice to gnarled veteran - all very welcome to attend.


More details will be posted on social media and in the coming weeks.


The focus is also now very firmly on Biggar RFC’s Big May weekend.

This is the club’s major fundraiser and it would be fantastic if there was a good turnout of members to any, or even all, of these events.


With just over 6 weeks to go GY would very much like to get numbers and tables organised for the Ball. To this end members should have been in receipt of an email which details everything you need to know about the event – including table numbers, menu and drink order. PLEASE try and respond to this offer and lets make this event a cracker!


There is of course masses to celebrate with the 1st XV promotion being just one part of that. Add Gold club status awarded by the SRU, Try of the Month for January and Club of the Month for January and 3 awards at the Clydesdale Sports awards plus another successful season for the Youth section with, in particular, our Boys U16’s as Scottish Cup finalists and West District Shield winners.


Big May weekend:

Fri 24th: Celebration Ball (£45)

Sat 25th Biggar Sevens (Gents and Ladies) (£7)

Sun 26th Music in the Marquee Tide Lines (£15)

Super Saver ticket £60 for ALL 3 events

U16’s Gala Sevens success

Biggar's U16's triumphed in the abbreviated game at Gala on Saturday.

Another weekend and another success for Biggar’s U16’s who, this time in the abbreviated game of 7’s, won the Gala tournament.

Coming hot on the heels of their National Cup final appearance and last Sunday’s West District Shield win this confirms the U16’s as one of the top age group sides around.

The boys had to do things the hard way taking on and beating Border sides Kelso and Melrose and then Lasswade in the group stages. In a tense Semi Final they then got the better of Jed Thistle before meeting Lasswade in the final which they won 22-12.

This was a cracking achievement and the boys and coaches deserve great credit for their efforts.
Very very few non-Borders teams get their name on the Gala trophy!

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Club News

Some snippets of news


S1’s travel to atke on Strathaven

S1 v Strathaven


Minis at Dalziel and Boroughmuir

A successful weekend rugby


Final match played - finally!

Biggar met PL for their last match of this campaign


U16’s Gala Sevens success

Another chapter in the U16's calendar



The club has agreed to abide by and has adopted the SRU Child Protection guidelines.

The full guidelines are available here

Biggar RFC Child Protection Officer:

Al Stewart
Tel. 07796 175381
Email: stewartswestpark@btinternet.com


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