Biggar isn’t always best.
By Stuart Anderson
By Alex Kelly
Biggar Away Sun 24 Feb
P6 Scoot (C), Luis, Chris, Mathew, Adam, Campbell
P7 Rune, Eilidh and Ewan
The mini Bulls tour of Scotland continued with an away trip to Biggar. A road closure made it a bit of a mystery tour with one of the Bulls even taking in a detour down towards Dumfries (Anonymity guaranteed)! Upon arrival it was an unexpectedly beautiful sunny day, unfortunately the strong breeze lowered the temperature somewhat once outside of the car. Due to numerous factors we were low on numbers and with only six P6 Bulls available we decided to amalgamate into a combined Bulls & Penicuik team to take on Biggar. We were also augmented by the loan of three P7 Bulls, allowing us to field a team of ten (5 Bulls & 5 Penicuik).
On a perfect pitch the combined Bulls/Penicuik team took on Biggar. There was no lack of cohesion from the combined team and they more than matched Biggar. The wide open pitch and increase in players to 10 a side made for some wonderful open running rugby over the three ten minute games, with some wonderful individual and team tries. Rucks were contested vigorously resulting in various turnover balls in favour of the combined team. Also there were numerous occasions where they defended excellently when close to their own try line, going through several phases of play with a well organised defensive line.
Overall it was a great day out with the Bulls displaying some of the best rugby we've seen with many of them pleading for another game at the end.
Captain Scoot commented:- "The games were good because everyone enjoyed it and communicated well. Penicuik and Hamilton worked well together to make a great team. Everyone put in a lot of effort and looked like they were having fun."
Special thanks to Penicuik; Rune, Eilidh and Ewan from P7 and of course Biggar for the Pies & sausage rolls.