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This weekends Penicuik Rugby

This weekend @ Penicuik Rugby

Our teams kick off the first games of 2024, and we launch our annual Burns Supper

Gav’s message

Back to normality this weekend as Saturday afternoon rugby makes a welcome return with both our teams in action including a local derby.

Firstly I’m sure we were all shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news from Ross High this week that their captain, Aiden Hoenigmann had sadly passed away.
Our deepest condolences to Aiden’s family and all at Ross High .

A couple of big games this weekend for us to enjoy. The 2s welcome our neighbours Lasswade to Montgomery Park as they look for their first win of the season. The first encounter was a close entertaining affair and I know the Penicuik lads will be keen to put in a similar performance on home soil.

So if you don’t fancy the trip to Dunbar with the 1s there is a great home fixture for you to enjoy. A must win game for the 1s if they want to maintain the slim opportunity to win the league this year as they make the trip to Dunbar. Never an easy place to go and this too promises to be an exciting game as the home team look to keep their title changes alive too.

As ever both teams will welcome you support!!!

Finally we are now in our centenary year and have exciting plans to celebrate in style – more to come on this shortly. However our first event is the welcome return of the club Burns Supper in 2 weeks time – please read below for details.

Have a good weekend

Gav

Up and Coming Events

🎵 Join us for a Memorable Burns Supper! 🎵

📅 Date: 27th Jan

⏰ Time: 7pm – late

📍 Location: Penicuik Rugby Club

🎶 Live Music: Get ready for an unforgettable evening of toe-tapping tunes and soul-stirring melodies! Our talented musicians will be bringing the Scottish spirit to life with traditional and contemporary music.

🍽️ Haggis: Indulge in the iconic Scottish dish, the haggis! Savor the rich flavors and unique blend of spices that make this traditional delicacy a must-try. Vegetarian haggis options will also be available for those with dietary preferences.

🥳 Fun and Laughter: Prepare for a night filled with laughter, camaraderie, and joyous celebrations! We have exciting activities and surprises planned to keep you entertained throughout the evening.

🎁 Giveaways: Don’t miss out on the chance to win exciting prizes and giveaways! Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate and win.

📝 RSVP: Secure your spot by registering in advance. Limited spots available, so make sure to reserve your place early!

📲 Book Here – https://penicuikrugby.org/centenary-burns-supper/

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Embrace the spirit of Robert Burns and join us for a Burns Supper like no other! It’s a night you won’t want to miss! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

2024 Guinness Six Nations

Join us in the clubhouse for the following games.

Check here for updated food promotions and opening times for each weekend – https://penicuikrugby.org/portfolio-items/2024-guinness-six-nations/

Sat 3rd Feb

Sat 10th Feb

Sat 24th Feb

Sat 9th Mar

Sat 16th Mar

Youth Rugby

Midi Rugby (S1-S5)

U14’s away to Preston Lodge 10am

U16’s away to Murrayfield Wanderers 10:30am

Mini Rugby (p1-7) & Micro Rugby

Training 11am – 12pm

1 XV

Penicuik away to Dunbar

This is more than just a must win.  If the boys don’t turn up on Saturday, they’d be as well driving to Dunbar Harbour and going fishing for the rest of the season.

The defeat to Dalkeith was massively disappointing and now takes the league out of our hands.  There is no point in discussing permutations as ultimately every club in the top 3 have to win all their remaining games to win the league.

I’ll be honest, we didn’t preform to our best against Dalkeith, the conditions massively played in their favour and we didn’t maximise the available space behind their heavy squad.  Loosing Ketchen and Reid in the first 15minutes meant a reshuffle with players in positions they haven’t trained for, that said, they all stuck in and the pressure we applied in the final 15 was unlucky not to at least secure a losing bonus point.

With Ketchen and Reid now out for a lengthy spell, we’ve had to call up Nemani to the wing and move Sprott out wide as well.  This could work well in our favour on the hard fast pitch at Dunbar, but the centre’s need to remember and not drift across and waste the wide space.

We are short in reserves with a lengthy unavailable list (ski-ing season apparently), but thanks to Michael for traveling straight from his work who starts on the bench.

Next weekend the 1xv are away to Hawick Linden, 2pm ko

2xv

Penicuik home to Lasswade

Who doesn’t like a local derby? One of the clubs first ever rugby games back in 1924 was against Lasswade, so what better way to spend the first game weekend of our Centenary year than against our Midlothian neighbours.

This has been a hard season so far, the players all recognize this.  But we are playing some quality opposition and our younger guys are learning a heck of a lot against seasoned pro’s and players who have come through the private school level year on year.

Lasswade Line up :

1 Kieran Mcdonald
2 Christopher Blackie
3 Gavin Wright
4 Ciaran Slater
5 Ratu Bulikiobo
6 Mark Billingham
7 Callum Hay
8 Craig Arnot
9 Ryan Collins
10 Arran Metcalfe
11 Rhys Roy
12 Alistair Elliot
13 TBC
14 TBC
15 Niall Morris
Replacements
16 David Haggarty
17 David Brown

2xv

Penicuik 7 – 32 Lasswade 2XV

The start of the centenary year fixtures brought a major midlothian derby to Montgomery park. With Lasswade 2XV making the short town to town journey. The opening quarter of the match was a cagey affair, with neither of the teams looking to play a wide expansive style of rugby too soon. However the games scoring would be opened by Lasswade through the brute strength of their forward pack. With an attacking scrum on the Penicuik 5 metre line. The away side would drive the boys over the whitewash. This aspect of a dominative scrum wouldn’t last the entire game however, as the mighty 2XV forward pack would front up and give their all to save themselves from another humiliating scrum. From there the game would become fairly contested within the 2 packs to make for an exciting game. 

The first half stayed one of the most tightly contested games the 2XV have played all season. Keeping Lasswade to just scoring 10 points with two unconverted tries. Scoreboard pressure would also be applied through a loose ball off the floor, dribbled along the pitch as if he was playing on the astro over the fence by flyhallf Alfie Harris who would be able to pop the ball to the crashing centre Roni Vatuloka who had nothing on his mind but scoring in that moment.

The second half would unfortunately be the home sides downfall in the match with 3 yellow cards handed out, Lasswade were able to move from a tight forward dominated game and employ their backline in exploiting the space out on the wings where the boys just couldn’t reach in time to defend. This ultimately would lead to Lasswade heading home with a more flattering scoreline in their favour and bumping them up to 4th in the league standings as it stands. 

Despite everything the 2XV keep their heads held high in this tough season. With some exciting rugby still being played and practiced on the field week after week. With little games left to the domestic league season for the side, the 2XV look to cap it all off strongly putting out a strong side every Saturday no matter the circumstances and show their worth.

200 Club winners – December 2023

The winners of the 200 Club Draw for December are:

  1. Y.Mitchell (No. 45 – £88.75)
  2. J.Martin (No. 63 – £35.50)
  3. P.Hope (No. 16 – £17.75)

200 Club winners – 2023 Bonus Draw

The winners of the 200 Club 2023 Bonus Draw are:

  1. G.Pettie (No. 34-May – £250.00)
  2. F.Whitelaw (No. 51-August – £100.00)
  3. J.Martin (No. 63-June – £50.00)

If you would like to take part in the Draw, the profits from which help to keep the club afloat, please speak to Andrew Mitchell or Andy Law or email 200club@penicuikrugby.org

League Tables

1xv Fixtures

Home hidden dateDateOpponentsCompetitionHome / AwayVenueKick Off TimeResult
2023/08/12Sat 12th Aug 2023
2022/08/20Sat 19th Aug 2023Pre-season
2022/08/27Sat 26th Aug 2023Pre-Season
2023/09/02Sat 2nd Sept 2023DunsTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2AwayCastle Park Duns3pm12-68
2023/09/09Sat 9th Sept 2023Hawick HarlequinsTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2Away Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick3pm19-30
2023/09/16Sat 16th Sept 2023CorstorphineTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm40-25
2023/09/23Sat 23rd Sept 2023LivingstonTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2AwayAlmond Park, Livingston3pm25-40
2023/09/30Sat 30th Sept 2023Hawick LindenTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm28-24
2022/10/08Sat 7th Oct 2023
2023/10/14Sat 14th Oct 2023DalkeithTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2AwayKings Park, Dalkeith3pm51-29
2023/10/21Sat 21st Oct 2023DunbarTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm43-20
2023/10/28Sat 28th Oct 2023DunsTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm60-12
2023/11/04Sat 4th Nov 2023Hawick HarlequinnsTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm51-36
2023/11/11Sat 11th Nov 2023
2023/11/18Sat 18th Nov 2023CorstorphineTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2AwayUnion Park, Edinburgh2pm11-13
2023/11/25Sat 25th Nov 2023LivingstonTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pmcancelled
2023/12/02Sat 2nd Dec 2023Hawick LindenTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2AwayVolunteer Park, Hawick2pmcancelled
2023/12/09Sat 9th Dec 2023DalkeithTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm3-16
2023/12/16Sat 16th Dec 2023
2023/12/23Sat 23rd Dec 2023
2023/12/29Sat 29th Dec 2023
2024/01/06Sat 6th Jan 2024
2024/01/13Sat 13th Jan 2024DunbarTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2AwayHallhill, Dunbar2pm42-14
2024/01/20Sat 20th Jan 2024Hawick LindenTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2AwayVolunteer Park, Hawick2pmcancelled
2024/01/27Sat 27th Jan 2024Corstorphine National Shield Round 1AwayUnion Park, Edinburgh1:30pm
2024/03/03Sat 3rd Feb 2024
2024/02/10Sat 10th Feb 2024
2024/02/17Sat 17th Feb 2024National Shield Round 2Away1:30pm
2024/02/24Sat 24th Feb 2024
2024/03/02Sat 2nd Mar 2024National Shield Round 3
2024/03/09Sat 9th Mar 2024
2024/03/16Sat 16th Mar 2024
2024/03/23Sat 23rd Mar 2024National Shield QF
2024/03/30Sat 30th Mar 2024LivingstonTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
2024/04/06Sat 6th Apr 2024
2024/04/13Sat 13th Apr 2024Portobello 7'sNational Shield SF
2024/04/20Sat 20th Apr 2024Hawick LindenTENNENT’S EAST REGION LEAGUE DIVISION 2AwayVolunteer Park, Hawick3pm
2024/04/27Sat 27th Apr 2024Penicuik 7's

2xv Fixtures

DateOpponentsCompetition
Home / AwayVenueKick Off TimeResult
Sat 12th Aug 2023
Sat 19th Aug 2023Pre-Season3pm
Sat 26th Aug 2023Pre-Season2pm
Sat 2nd Sept 2023Pre-season3pm
Sat 9th Sept 20233pm
Sat 16th Sept 2023Boroughmuir 2ATennents East Reserve League Division 1AwayMeggetland, Edinburgh3pm76-12
Sat 23rd Sept 2023Currie 3xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm12-42
Sat 30th Sept 2023Watsonians 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1AwayMyreside, Edinburgh3pm103-17
Sat 7th Oct 2023Lasswade 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1AwayHawthornden, Bonnyrigg3pm29-10
Sat 14th Oct 2023Stewarts Melville 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pmcancelled
Sat 21st Oct 2023Edinburgh Academical 3xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1AwayRaeburn Place, Edinburgh3pm43-31
Sat 28th Oct 2023
Sat 4th Nov 2023Linlithgow 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm0-32
Sat 11th Nov 2023Boroughmuir 2ATennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm7-97
Sat 18th Nov 2023Currie 3xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1AwayMalleny Park, Currie2pm48-0
Sat 25th Nov 2023Watsonian 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pmcancelled
Sat 2nd Dec 2023Lasswade 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pmcancelled
Sat 9th Dec 2023Lasswade 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pmcancelled
Sat 16th Dec 2023Stewarts Melville 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm0-38
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
Sat 29th Dec 2023
Sat 6th Jan 2024
Sat 13th Jan 2024Lasswade 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm7-32
Sat 20th Jan 2024Stewarts Melville 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1AwayInverleith, Edinburgh2pmcancelled
Sat 27th Jan 2024Edinburgh Academical 3xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
Sat 10th Feb 2024
Sat 17th Feb 2024Linlithgow 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1AwayMains Park, Linlithgow2pm
Sat 24th Feb 2024
Sat 2nd Mar 2024Watsonian 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
Sat 9th Mar 2024
Sat 16th Mar 2024
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
Sat 30th Mar 2024Stewarts Melville 2xvTennents East Reserve League Division 1AwayInverleith, Edinburgh3pm
Sat 6th Apr 2024
Sat 13th Apr 2024
Sat 20th Apr 2024
Sat 27th Apr 2024

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