Preseason Friendly V Carrick 2nd XV

Carrick 2nd XV – 0

Bishopton – 42

Tries; Scott Baird (2), Stephen Hogan (2), Ross McGowan, Ruari Taylor

Conversions;Max Catto (2), Ruari Taylor (4)


The first XV took their final trip of preseason down to Maybole to face Carrick’s 2nd XV’s in what was set to be a very close match. With the team arriving in plenty of time the boys all got out onto the pitch and got their warm up under way.

Soon enough kick-off came around and the Bish were given the honour of getting the game underway. Stand-off Max Catto, launched a high ball up into the air with perfect placement just before the 22, the Carrick winger stepped up to secure the ball and it slipped through his grasp and was knocked on, a sign of things to come. Bish looked strong in the scrum pushing Carrick further back than the 1.5 meters that rules allow. Bishopton then broke in to some well worked manoeuvres and put a lot of pressure on Carrick’s defence. The breakthrough came on 10 minutes when Max Catto spotted some space in the back field and chipped over the defence and gathered the bouncing ball up in his stride, taken into a ruck on the 5m. Ever the opportunist No. 8 Scott Baird arrived at the back of the ruck and crashed through the Carrick defence to go over for the first try of the day! The extras were added by Max Catto.

 

 

From here the rugby began to flow. With a chip and chase from centre Stephen Hogan reaching the 5m before it was knocked on by a Carrick player resulting in a scrum. With quick ball, off of the scrum Stephen Hogan collected and found a gap in the defence to dart through, again Max added the extras taking the score to 0-14. After receiving the restart back Winger Ross McGowan collected the ball on the 22 and started to open his legs into a gallop up the park, after and exchange of passes with Ruaridh Catto before being tackled as he went over the line to be held up.

With a commanding lead and half time approaching Bishopton start to look to the play book and throw the ball about putting into practice the set pieces that have been worked on over the summer. At this time Max Catto came off the pitch with a head knock from a collision with brother Jonny Catto when both went to take the same man resulting in another knock on from Carrick. From the resulting scrum, the ball made it out to the wing and worked its way back to the centres for Hogan to wall over for his second try of the day. At this point Ruari Taylor took over the duties from the tee and added the extras to move Bishopton to 0-21.

Again, the rugby started to open up again and the front row were getting involved in taking advantage with a Carrick defence that was starting to tire, as Prop Boab Moore was able to find a gap to canter through before being taken down on the 5m to pop the ball up to McGowan to go over again only for the Referee to once again judge that the ball was held up by the 2 men that were able to catch him as he went over.
HT 0-21

At the start of the second half McGowan was able to strike lucky out on the wing as he danced his way past his opposite number before piling over the line to get his well-deserved try. In the Build-up, however Captain Bruce Abernethy took a bad knock to the knee and followed Max Catto to the bench.

Quick off the restart the ball was recycled and the ball was passed back and forth before Baird spotted the gap that let him dove over the whitewash for his 2nd of the day. With his effort to cross the line once again Baird hobbled off the pitch with a niggle to his calf, with his departure the Bish were down to 14 men.

Down to 14 Bish showed their temperament to keep hold of the ball and stay dominant over the full-strength Carrick. In moving the ball about bishopton were able to once again stretch the Carrick line with the front row combining to carry and tip off to one another before releasing to Scrum half Ruari Taylor to run in from about 15m, he then added the extras to take it to 0-42 to the Bish and to round off the scoring in what was a very exciting game.

New Head Coach

We are delighted to announce that our new Head coach for Season 2017-18 will be Robbie Stewart, assisted by Franklin Clark.
Robbie Stewart is a Level 3 qualified coach with playing experience with Kilmarnock and Irvine in National League rugby. Robbie has coached at Kilmarnock, Cambuslang and Hillhead and is very much looking forward to getting started with the challenge at Bishopton.

Franklin Clark, has playing experience with Kilmarnock and Clarkston/GHA in National League rugby. He is a Level 2 qualified coach with particular expertise in set piece and forward play. Like Robbie he is keen to make a big impact at Bishopton and is eager to getting started with pre-season training.

We look forward to formally welcoming both to Pre Season training on Tuesday 11th of July at 7.15pm.

All existing players, see you all at Holmpark Tuesday.

Anyone looking for a new club, to return to the game or just looking to try rugby are welcome to come along. We hope to welcome you to The Bish!

This season promises to be an very exciting one for Bishopton RFC and we hope to see you all at Holmpark soon.

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2016 -2017 Season

As another season comes to a close here at Bishopton Rugby we take time to reflect what has come to pass over the course of the season.

There have been many key milestones particularly from within the youth section of the club that we hope will continue to expand next season.

As for the Seniors next season is one to look forward to with a new coach due to come in and also a new league structure to look forward to competing in.

With next season being looked forward to and lots of activities to be under take over the summer months (Some Pre-Pre-Season touch rugby anyone?) We take a look back on what the club achieved in the last year.

HEAD COACH – BISHOPTON RUGBY CLUB

Bishopton Rugby Club are seeking a new Head Coach for the coming season. We have a young First XV and we are looking for someone to help develop their consistency and skills within a positive team spirit.

We have a strong community club ethos, with a thriving and constantly expanding junior Section. We are also supporting our local High School, to become a School of Rugby. With the housing development of a further 3,500 homes being built in the village over the coming years, we are working within the community to ensure a new 21st century Sports and leisure facility is built, with a 3G World Rugby pitch at its heart. There clearly is a lot of potential in Bishopton and we are looking for someone to help maximise this over the coming years.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead our Senior Rugby coaching team
  • Develop the skills of the players
  • Attract and recruit new players
  • Develop a high performance team by running challenging, active and effective coaching sessions.
  • Liaise with partners and schools to strengthen links
  • Undertake coach development with other club coaches
  • Be present at all coaching sessions and games
  • Attend coaching/committee meetings
  • Ensure there is a consistent approach to player management and selection
  • Communicate with all male players regarding selection, arrangements for matches, training schedules, etc.

 

Candidate Requirements

  • Applicants should hold IRB Rugby Right plus UKCC Level 2 Qualification.
  • Candidates, currently working towards Level 2 will be considered.
  • Show commitment, drive and ambition which will command respect within the club.
  • We will consider both experienced coaches and players looking to move into a Player/Coaching role with a proven playing track record.

The position is a voluntary role, however reasonable expenses will be considered by the Management committee.

If you are interested in this role call Andy Jackson for a preliminary discussion on 07894906967 or email your rugby CV to ajack1056@googlemail.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th June 2017.

Week – 7th Nov – 13th Nov. 16

Social

scotland v Argentina

Murrayfield – Sat 19th Nov K.O. 5:00pm – Bus Layed On
email: tickets@bishoptonrugby.com – to book tickets + bus

Games

Bishopton 1st XV v Loch Lomond (home)

Holmpark – Sat 12th Nov K.O. 2:00pm

Training

Holmpark – Mon. 7th Nov. 16

U16 – 6pm

Holmpark – Tue. 8th nov. 16

Midi – 6pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Thu. 10th nov. 16

U16 – 6:30pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Sun. 13th nov. 16

Midi – 10am
Micro – 11am
Mini – 12pm

Week – 31st Oct – 6th Nov. 16

Social

scotland v Argentina

Murrayfield – Sat 19th Nov K.O. 5:00pm – Bus Layed On
email: tickets@bishoptonrugby.com – to book tickets + bus

Games

Bishopton 1st XV v Strathaven (home)

Holmpark – Sat 5th Nov K.O. 2:00pm

Training

HOLMPARK – MON. 31ST oct. 16

U16 – 6pm

Holmpark – Tue. 1st nov. 16

Midi – 6pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Thu. 3rd nov. 16

U16 – 6:30pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Sun. 6th nov. 16

Midi – 10am
Micro – 11am
Mini – 12pm

Week – 24th – 30th Oct. 16

Social

scotland v Argentina

Murrayfield – Sat 19th Nov K.O. 5:00pm – Bus Layed On
email: tickets@bishoptonrugby.com – to book tickets + bus

Games

Bishopton 1st XV v Stathendrick (away)

Fintry – Sat 29th Oct K.O. 3:00pm

Training

HOLMPARK – MON. 24TH OCT. 16

U16 – 6pm

Holmpark – Tue. 25th oct. 16

Midi – 6pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Thu. 27th oct. 16

U16 – 6:30pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Sun. 30th oct. 16

Midi – 10am
Micro – 11am
Mini – 12pm

Week – 17th – 23rd Oct. 16

Social

scotland v Argentina

Murrayfield – Sat 19th Nov K.O. 5:00pm – Bus Layed On
email: tickets@bishoptonrugby.com – to book tickets + bus

Games

Bishopton 1st XV v birkmyre (away)

Kilmacolm – Sat 22nd Oct K.O. 3:00pm

Training

HOLMPARK – MON. 17TH OCT. 16

U16 – 6pm

Holmpark – Tue. 18th oct. 16

Midi – 6pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Thu. 20th oct. 16

U16 – 6:30pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Sun. 23rd oct. 16

Midi – 10am
Micro – 11am
Mini – 12pm

Quiz Night – Sat. 15th Oct. 16 – 7:30pm

The waiting is over, the best Quiz Night at Bishopton Rugby Club is happening again!!! Whether you are the brain of Bishopton or just carry the drinks, rally your team mates for this years event of the season! Tickets are £5 to include a DJs and raffle. Don’t worry if you can’t get a team together, we can stick you with other like minded individuals and create a super team!

To keep your brains in tip-top condition, why not Bring Your Own Banquet, if you or your team mates require any food.

Any donations gratefully received for the raffle.

Book your space now contact Euan – click to email

 

Week – 10th – 16th Oct. 16

Social

Quiz night + Bring your own banquet

Bishopton Sports & Social Club – Sat 15th Oct. from 7:00pm
Quiz + Banquet + DJ’s + Raffle

Games

Bishopton 1st XV v isle of arran (home)

Holmpark – Sat 15th Oct K.O. 3:00pm

Training

HOLMPARK – MON. 10TH OCT. 16

U16 – 6pm

Holmpark – Tue. 11th oct. 16

Midi – 6pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Thu. 13th oct. 16

U16 – 6:30pm
Senior – 6:30pm

Holmpark – Sun. 9th oct. 16

Midi – 10am
Micro – 11am
Mini – 12pm