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Youth Rugby News

10 September 2012

Sep

10

U16 v Linlithgow (Meggetland)

Muir took on Linlithgow at Meggetland Sunday. After a slow start, Muir got into a bit of a stride. With improved scrummaging and lineout the back line got going playing to the wide channels.

Muir put in 5 tries from Kay, Sinclair and Gilligan one in the 2nd half - 4 conversions from Wood topping off the score. Final score 38-12. Musselburgh away next Sunday.

U15s v Musselburgh (Meggetland)

With the U15s squad not having played a match since May and having several new players, our first match against a less rusty team who had borrowed half a dozen players from their u16s squad was always going to be a big ask.

Our thanks go to Musselburgh for providing a positive game played in the true spirit of Rugby.

After conceding 4 tries in the first 10 minutes of play, our squad began to remember how to play rugby and the match became more even.

Good tries were scored by David and Callum, although Musselburgh had a convincing win.

A stronger performance will be forthcoming as we gel as a team and get more game time.

S2 v West of Scotland (Burnbrae)

A spirited performance from the S2s who found the going tough against a well drilled home side.

Some solid defending from Boroughmuir kept West at bay for some time , however, quick recycling and good offloads in the tackle saw West run out eventual winners by 7 trys to 2.

P7 – Hard Slog

The P7's, had a mixed afternoon having been drawn in what was definitely the harder of the two groups against Melrose, Currie & Stirling County.

This was the first games played this season under the new P7 rules with 5 man scrums and the introduction of lineouts. The first game was a great win against Melrose and although they played very well against both Currie and Stirling they were edged out in both games.

Both these teams won their respected Semi Finals and played each other in the final.

All in all, a very good performance and a lot of positives to take away from today.

P6 – Bigger Tournament

The P6's assembled down at Biggar RFC to take part in our first tournament of the new season.

In our pool group were Dalziel, Stirling County and Melrose Wasps. The team started well, with some hard fought matches, especially against County, to come out pool winners and a semi-final against Melrose Hornets.

Some good rugby saw us through to the final against Currie. In a bruising and hard fought final, Currie came out winners by 3 tries to 1.

A great solid performance from all of the players - well done!

P5 – So Close!

A great start to the season for Muir P5 with 2 wins and 1 narrow defeat which took the squad through to the semi-final against Currie.

Although Currie turned out to be strong P5 kept battling to the end demonstrating some well-formed rucks, hard tackles, and most of all some great teamwork.

Special mention for Callum Marjoribanks who was taken off for a precautionary visit to sick kids when he suffered crushed ribs, but not before setting up a great diving Try.

Results: Muir 4 vs Stirling 6 Biggar 4 vs Muir 6 Muir 7 vs Dumfries 5 Muir 2 vs Currie 9 (Semi Final)

P4 Squad top the table at Biggar

In their first ‘contact’ competition the Boroughmuir P4 got off to a fantastic winning start. Playing in a pool with Edinburgh Accies, Melrose Hornets and Biggar, P4 got off to a flying start with an 11 -2 win over Biggar.

A close first half against Accies saw the boys win 7-1 and set up a semi-final against Stirling County. The boys stayed focused and play for each other to record a 9-0 setting up a final against Melrose Wasps.

In an exciting final, as the weather turned to rain, the boys established a three try advantage.

With Melrose threatening all the time, the boys held their nerve and finally eased 5 – 1 ahead to record a wonderful Tournament win.

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