Lasswade win festival of rugby

Lasswade Rugby host an inter-primary schools 7's tournament at Hawthornden, Bonnyrigg.  Pictured: Lasswade (P7) v Glasgow Academicals (P7)  Image by: Malcolm McCurrach Sun, 4, May, 2014
Lasswade Rugby host an inter-primary schools 7's tournament at Hawthornden, Bonnyrigg. Pictured: Lasswade (P7) v Glasgow Academicals (P7) Image by: Malcolm McCurrach Sun, 4, May, 2014

The annual Bill McLaren Under 17 Memorial Festival took place at Lasswade Rugby Club recently.

As well as their visitors, Dunfermline RFC and Duns RFC, some local players from Dalkieth RFC and Penicuik RFC participated by bolstering the other clubs’ numbers. In doing so they were keeping faith with Bill McLaren’s ethos that the traditional values of rugby are maintained within the sport.

Hosts Lasswade were the winners of the tournament, which is the only under-17 age grade event in the country.

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