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Minis at Dalziel and Boroughmuir

On Saturday the P5’s took part in the Dalziel festival and then on Sunday the Mini Section was in action at Boroughmuir. The very good news is that the P3, P4 and P5 sides were all winners of the Boroughmuir Spirit of Rugby awards!


P5’s Dalziel festival, Sat 27th April 2019
Travelling with a squad of 9, Biggar had 6 teams to play, providing a tough challenge for the players.


From the offset, Biggar’s playwas exceptional and a credit and testament to the hard graft these players have been putting in at training.


The first game was a draw with Dalziel. It was an open running match which warmed Biggar up nicely. Next up was a win against Strathaven where Biggar continued to pass the ball well and support the ball carrier just as they do in training.


The third game against a touring Northern Ireland team resulted in a frustrating loss, with the NI opponents playing rather different rules to those in Scotland and the young ref unable to manage this very well. Enough said.


Lanark was up next and normal service was resumed with a comfortable victory.


East Kilbride always provide a hard game and so it was to be again today. It was a brilliantly competitive match, with both teams giving it their all. But for a couple of missed tackles, Biggar might just have won this one as well.


The last game was against another Dalziel team and all credit to the fitness, attitiude and ambition of our players today, Biggar finished with an easy win.


Biggar’s running and passing amongst all the players today was phenomenal and noted and commented on by many of the other coaches. Our defence today, stepped up a gear too and there will be some sore bodies tonight.


It was a very impressive display by all involved and made for a very happy Biggar camp, with players, parents and coaches almost forgetting how wet it was by the end!



Boroughmuir Tournament P5’s

The second tournament of the weekend beckoned, with a few sore bodies turning up for round 2! However, the team did not disappoint. All teams that were playing were more than capable and very experienced, but Biggar P5s looked to be in confident mood.


First up was Heriots whom Biggar beat 7-5. Normally Biggar start slow and lose, so this was very rewarding to see and get off to a good start. Next was the first of two Boroughmuir teams and a narrow defeat of 8-7 was recorded. This did not dampen enthusiasm and spirits, and the second Boroughmuir team - Boro Blue were beaten 8-6. The final game was against a very strong Stewarts Melville team which Biggar narrowly lost 6-5.


However, as is the case with most tournaments these days, whilst the results are important, what is more important is that all who turn up get a chance to play for the team and do their best. Same goes for the 'travelling support' who applauded other teams when quality rugby was on show.


In short, it was hugely pleasing that Biggar P5s were awarded the 'Spirit of Boroughmuir' for their approach and respect for each other, the opposition and not forgetting the ref (who was first class).


Sincere thanks to the team for contributing - we really are now showing the fruits of our labour and again it is very much appreciated by the other teams' coaches to commend your playing where we do not just depend on one very strong player to get us through...we all count!


Boroughmuir Festival Report P4’s

The sun was shining for an afternoon of rugby at Meggetland. Today saw the P4’s take on some tough opponents but the boys stepped up and played some good quality rugby. Throughout all the games Biggar showed confidence in their attacking rugby using all the pitch and going up the wing but also having the ability to go up the middle and take contact.


When defending Biggar still let the defensive line slip a bit but the boys are getting better at controlling their own line. Biggar were pretty strong when defending making a lot of tough tackles, and they also took advantage of loose balls and turned over quite a few balls to regain control of the game.

Scores as follows:
Boroughmuir Blue 6- 7 Biggar
Herriots Blue 4 - 4 Biggar
Boroughmuir green 7 - 12 Biggar
Melrose 5 - 4 Biggar

One of the many highlights of the day was winning the “Boroughmuir Rugby Club Spirit Of Rugby P4 Award” this was awarded to us for good sportsmanship on and off the pitch. After we won the award a representative from Boroughmuir told us he had noticed how hard our team has worked and how well they conducted themselves.


Minis at Dalziel and Boroughmuir

A successful weekend rugby


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