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This weekends Penicuik Rugby

This weekend @ Penicuik Rugby

We look back at last weeks games and look forward to this weekend plus details of the 6Nations fantasy rugby league

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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 Fantasy Guinness Six Nations

Join the league now no.6667 : Penicuik Top Dogs
Password : UYHAQ
By clicking on the following link : https://fantasy.sixnationsrugby.com/m6n/#welcome/register/?parrain=ixr9okm&ligue=6667&mdp=UYHAQ

Who will be top dog this year and take the admiration from fellow members!!  Open to all

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)

Last Saturday our u14s went to Preston lodge to play a friendly. Both teams had low numbers but still made the most of it.

It was a fairly even split between them however we thought our bunch played extremely well and demonstrated great personal and team development.

2 short games were played followed by a 3rd all in mixup teams where they played 10 a side and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

Well done team!

This Weekend

U14’s play at the Murrayfield Festival

U16’s have the weekend off

Mini Rugby (p1-7) & Micro Rugby

Micro’s training 11am – 12pm

Mini’s are at home to Lasswade.  11am KO if players can be down for 10:40.

Hot drinks and morning rolls will be available for parents during the morning and we are asking for home baking donations.  Players will have food available in the clubhouse after their games.

1 XV

Penicuik 14

Dunbar 42

Tough day out at the office and a fair amount of reflection needed.

We went to Dunbar knowing a win would keep pressure on Dalkeith and put us in front of Dunbar. On arrival Dunbar were already out warming up and looking very organized making it clear they had the same message. It was immediately obvious that Dunbar had bought into it more when they came out the blocks like a steam train.

Similar to the last outing against Dalkeith we didn’t front up, with our defence having more holes than Swiss Cheese.  Our forwards were immediately bullied, although not technically better than us, they were just far hungrier for the win.  Dunbar got their first score on 3 minutes following from some soft Penicuik tackling, 2 more tries in the next 10 minutes massively deflated us which was always going to prove difficult to come back from.

Our heads low led to communication breaking down and ceasing.  The forwards lost the mentality to hunt in the pods they’ve been coached to do, with the ball rarely getting through the backs hands.  When the backs did get the ball we opted to kick possession away, allowing Dunbar to run back at us on their flat hard pitch.

When we did get a boost of confidence we stuck to our structure and it worked well leading to a try from Sprott.

It was evident we had players who hadn’t trained together, as per previous weekends we had very late call off’s resulting in Isi starting on the wing.  With a long injury/unavailable list we were already short, so turning up to Dunbar with no back subs and 3 forwards (including 2 props) on the bench was never going to help turn round a half time 29-0 scoreline.

A very disappointing day at the office for everyone involved but we know we can do better.  After a great start to the season we now have to raise ourselves for next 2 league games and the start of a cup run.

Players need to front up, turn up training, turn up to games and get back to playing how we did in the first half of the season.

report by The Undercover player

Other results

This Saturday (weather permitting) we travel away to Hawick Linden.  Again a number of injuries/unavailable mean a number of changes.  Cokanasiga starts in place of Kitching, Calum Tait moves to 2nd row with Winnington returning at 8.  The backs see the return of Cartwright, Adler and Randall.  For the umpteenth time this season the bench only features 3 players

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.

This weekend the 2’s make the trip to Inverleith Park to take on Stewart’s Melville.

Team below

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
2024/08/10Sat 10th Aug 2024
2024/08/17Sat 17th Aug 2024Pre-season
2024/08/24Sat 24th Aug 2024Pre-Season
2024/08/31Sat 31st Aug 2024Pre-Season
2024/09/07Sat 7th Sept 2024LivingstonEast Region League 1Away Almond Park, Livingston3pm
2024/09/14Sat 14th Sept 2024Hawick HarlequinsEast Region League 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
2024/09/21Sat 21st Sept 2024Royal High East Region League 1AwayRoyal High School, Edinburgh3pm
2024/09/28Sat 28th Sept 2024DunbarEast Region League 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
2024/10/05Sat 5th Oct 2024East Region League 1
2024/10/12Sat 12th Oct 2024LeithEast Region League 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
2024/10/19Sat 19th Oct 2024Trinity AcciesEast Region League 1Away3pm
2024/10/26Sat 26th Oct 2024CorstorphineEast Region League 1AwayUnion Park, Edinburgh3pm
2024/11/02Sat 2th Nov 20242pm
2024/11/09Sat 9th Nov 2024
2024/11/16Sat 16th Nov 2024
2024/11/23Sat 23rd Nov 2024LivingstonEast Region League 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm
2024/11/30Sat 30th Nov 2024
2024/12/07Sat 7th Dec 2024Hawick HarlequinsEast Region League 1Away2pm
2024/12/14Sat 14th Dec 2024Royal HighEast Region League 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm
2024/12/21Sat 21st Dec 2024
2024/12/28Sat 28th Dec 2024
2025/01/04Sat 4th Jan 2025
2025/01/11Sat 11th Jan 2025DunbarEast Region League 1Away2pm
2025/01/18Sat 18th Jan 2025LeithEast Region League 1AwayLeith Academy, Edinburgh2pm
2025/01/25Sat 25th Jan 2025Trinity AcciesEast Region League 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm
2025/02/01Sat 1st Feb 2025
2025/02/08Sat 8th Feb 2025
2025/02/15Sat 15th Feb 2025
2025/02/22Sat 22nd Feb 2025
2025/03/01Sat 1st Mar 2025CorstorphineEast Region League 1HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
2025/03/08Sat 8th Mar 2025
2025/03/15Sat 15th Mar 2025
2025/03/22Sat 22nd Mar 2025
2025/03/29Sat 29th Mar 2025
2025/04/05Sat 5th Apr 2025
2025/04/12Sat 12th Apr 2025
2025/04/19Sat 19th Apr 2025
2025/04/26Sat 26th Apr 2025Penicuik 7's

2xv Fixtures

DateOpponentsCompetition
Home / AwayVenueKick Off TimeResult
Sat 10th Aug 2024
Sat 17th Aug 2024Pre-Season3pm
Sat 24th Aug 2024Pre-Season2pm
Sat 31st Aug 2024Pre-season3pm
Sat 7th Sept 2024Corstorphine 2xvEast Region Reserve League 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
Sat 14th Sept 2024Watsonians 2a XVEast Region Reserve League 2AwayMyreside, Edinburgh3pm
Sat 21st Sept 2024
Sat 28th Sept 2024Caledonian ThebansEast Region Reserve League 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
Sat 5th Oct 2024Musselburgh 3xvEast Region Reserve League 2Away3pm
Sat 12th Oct 2024Edinburgh Northern 2xvEast Region Reserve League 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
Sat 19th Oct 2024Leith 2xvEast Region Reserve League 2Away3pm
Sat 26th Oct 2024Haddington AEast Region Reserve League 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik3pm
Sat 2th Nov 2024
Sat 9th Nov 2024Dalkeith 2xvEast Region Reserve League 2AwayKings Park, Dalkeith2pm
Sat 16th Nov 2024
Sat 23rd Nov 2024Corstorphine 2xvEast Region Reserve League 2AwayUnion Park, Edinburgh2pm
Sat 30th Nov 2024Watsonians 2a XVEast Region Reserve League 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm
Sat 7th Dec 2024
Sat 14th Dec 2024Caledonian ThebansEast Region Reserve League 2AwayRoseburn, Edinburgh2pm
Sat 21st Dec 2024East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 28th Dec 2024East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 4th Jan 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 11th Jan 2025Musselburgh 3xvEast Region Reserve League 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm
Sat 18th Jan 2025Edinburgh Northern 2xvEast Region Reserve League 2AwayInverleith, Edinburgh2pm
Sat 25th Jan 2025Leith 2xvEast Region Reserve League 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm
Sat 1st Feb 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 8th Feb 2025Haddington AEast Region Reserve League 2Away2pm
Sat 15th Feb 2025Dalkeith 2xvEast Region Reserve League 2HomeMontgomery Park, Penicuik2pm
Sat 22nd Feb 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 1st Mar 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 8th Mar 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 15th Mar 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 22nd Mar 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 29th Mar 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 5th Apr 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 12th Apr 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 19th Apr 2025East Region Reserve League 2
Sat 26th Apr 2025East Region Reserve League 2

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