This weekends Penicuik Rugby


This week @ Penicuik Rugby

Its who can build the best snowman and we deep dive into some club history

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Despite the lack of rugby this weekend there is a host of fun to be had at the Clubhouse.

On Friday evening, our parents of the mini section are kicking off the Christmas season with a get together in the clubhouse.  Music, Christmas karaoke, food, drink and fun are planned with the bar opening from 7:30pm.

We will also be showing the Glasgow v Munster game 19:35pm ko

On Saturday we open at 5pm and will be showing Edinburgh v Ulster at 17:15.  Later on in the evening we are hosting 2xv player Calum Duncan’s 21st where all members are invited

Senior XV

At the time of writing the 2xv home game is cancelled and we are waiting for an update from Hawick Linden for Saturdays game.

Last weekend saw our double header cancelled.  Despite the match official declaring the pitch playable and both teams warming up for 45mins, Livingston informed their intentions not to play due to hard patches on the pitch.

Next outing for the 1xv is Dalkeith at home 2pm 9th December and the 2xv is 2pm 16th December home to Stewart’s Melville 2xv.

The re-arranged 1xv v Livingston game has been rescheduled to 3pm Sat 30th March

Youth Rugby

Midi Rugby (S1-S4)

Due to the Weather all midi rugby is off this weekend

Mini Rugby (p1-7)

Last Sunday our P1-6’s made the trip to Leith to take on Leith Hawks.  Despite freezing conditions all teams had a great morning or rugby.

This Sunday all rugby is off due to the weather.

Sunday 10th Dec our P4-7’s make the short trip to Peebles.  Micro’s and P1-3 will train as normal

Registration is now open for the PRFC kids Xmas party, please click here for full details – https://penicuikrugby.org/portfolio-items/prfc-kids-xmas-party/?portfolioCats=10

In and Around the Clubhouse

Thanks to Bill McKenzie for the following piece of club history

    The left hand one is of a side that played an evening game against an Edinburgh select containing most of their District side, one of whom was Gordon Connell who played scrumhalf for the Lions in S. Africa in1968. On our side, playing one of his first games for the 1st XV, was Jim Aitken.We lost the game, but it was close.

   The other picture is of the players who won the first ever Rugby trophy for PRFC – the Edinburgh Northern 7s in 1967. Obviously the photo was also taken after the Edinburgh game outside Penicuik School where we used to change before the Clubhouse was built.They are- Kenny Thompson,Bill Broadbent, Bill Stewart (back row) and Don Leadbetter, Norrie Willis, George Thomas, Bill McKenzie (front row -L- R). To show how times have changed, 5 of these players played for Lasswade High School 1st XV before joining Penicuik, due the education policy of that time. Kenny T went to Penicuik School and Bill Broadbent went to RHS. Nine of the 1st XV also went to Lasswade. I am hopeful that this photo will be eventually hung in the Clubhouse

    Norrie and I left that year to work in the S.African Paper industry and actually watched, along with Frances my wife, the 1968 Lions beat Eastern Transvaal. We walked to the stadium along with thousands of Afrikaaners who were all carrying string bags full of narjies (tangerines), which we thought were to quench their thirst. We soon found out – when the Lions scored the first try, 3 idiots jumped up and cheered, and were then buried under a heap of narjies thrown by the fanatics. Norrie had a successful career as an accountant in Cape Town, but sadly, in the 80s, when taking his son fishing at Cape Point, he was washed into the sea by a freak wave and was never seen again.

    However, the first trophy the Club won was the 1966 Penicuik Cricket Club 5 Aside Trophy.  Arthur Hutchinson, Bill Broadbent, Alan Weir, myself, and Cha Keay from PCC were the heroes.

Bill McKenzie

200 Club winners – October 2023

The winners of the 200 Club Draw for October were:

  1. A.Maclean (No. 93 – £88.75)
  2. A.Pettie (No. 37 – £35.50)
  3. D.Zavaroni (No. 22 – £17.75)

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 info@penicuikrugby.org

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