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40 clubs flocked to Motherwell for Dalziel Festival

Saturday marked the 27th annual Dalziel Festival of Youth Rugby - attracting teams from all over Scotland and beyond.

Uddingston head coach Stuart Chalmers (front, first left) and his jubilant playing squad celebrate achieving promotion to BT West Division 2. The Villagers are second in the table and guaranteed  to finish no lower than that. They trail leaders Strathendrick by two points. (Pic by Alan Watson)

Head coach Stuart Chalmers thrilled to lead Uddingston to promotion 24 years after first joining

Uddingston Rugby Club’s promotion to BT West Division 2 was confirmed after last Saturday’s 29-24 home victory over Wigtownshire.
Gary Thornton scores Dalziel Rugby Club's first try against RHC (Pic by Alan Watson)

Dalziel defeated by RHC in penultimate league game

Dalziel Rugby Club’s penultimate league game of the 2016-2017 season ended in a 24-20 home defeat by RHC last Saturday.
Fraser Brown during Scotland's heavy loss to England in the Six Nations. Picture: Getty

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown cited for dangerous tackle

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown could face a suspension after being cited for his dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations thumping by England.

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Rugby tackling should be banned in schools, say doctors

More than 70 doctors and health experts have written to the Government calling for a ban on tackling in school rugby games.

The Rugby World Cup trophy

15 things you might not know about the Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup about to kick-off today (Friday), here are 15 things you might not know about the tournament. Compiled by Rory Allen.

Bellshill Barbarians rugby team celebrate winning the Lanarkshire Schools Cup

Bellshil Barbarians on the ball

The Bellshill Barbarians rugby team, based at Bellshill Academy, rounded off a great season in style by lifting the Lanarkshire Schools Cup.

Dalziel Dragons with Glasgow Warriors player Tommy Spinks

Dalziel rugby festival celebrates 25 years

Around 1,000 young rugby players and spectators from all over Scotland gathered for Dalziel’s annual youth rugby festival on Saturday.

Action from last year's festival

Dalziel festival celebrates 25th anniversary

This weekend marks the 25th annual Festival of Youth Rugby at Dalziel Park, promising an action-packed event for all the family. 

Picture Alan Watson. Uddingston v Waysiders Drumpellier

Uddingston still chasing elusive first win

Uddingston Rugby Club are still without a win all season after going down 34-3 to Waysiders Drumpelier at Bothwell Castle Policies on Saturday.

Stewart Milne

Stewart stands down at Dalziel

Dalziel Rugby Club has lost the services of head coach Stewart Milne who is stepping down due to work commitments.

Uddingston were relegated after Clydebank defeat

Relegation for Villagers

A struggling Uddingston side were unable to stop a more organised and powerful Clydebank on Saturday, falling to a 73-12 defeat in their BT West Division 2 fixture at Castle Policies.

Cameron King is all smiles after scoring Dalziel's third try

Dalziel are safe for another season

Dalziel Rugby Club’s players gave their coach the perfect wedding present last week with a 44-0 win over Hawick YM which secured their National League status.

Uddingston Rugby Club S2s celebrate winning the Glasgow Festival

Uddingston sweep aside opposition at festival

Uddingston Rugby Club’s S1/2 side enjoyed a clean sweep at last Sunday’s Glasgow S1/2 Festival at Clydebank.

TOUCH DOWN: James Baxendale crosses the line to score.

Dalziel win sets up drop decider

Dalziel earned a crucial win in their battle to beat the drop when they hammered Murrayfield Wanderers 65-8 at a blustery Dalziel Park on Saturday.

The Bellshill Academy team at the Dalziel rugby festival in April 2002.

Nostalgia; Bellshill Academy boys enjoy Dalziel festival

Pupils from Bellshill Academy’s rugby team were on the ball when they took part in a hugely successful youth rugby festival at Dalziel Rugby Club in Motherwell in April 2002.

Councillor Paul Kelly, Frank Roy MP and Councillor Harry Curran visit the site as work begins on the new facilities.

Work starts at park

Over £800,000 is being spent on new sporting facilities in Strathclyde Park to raise the profile of rugby in North Lanarkshire.

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Dalziel on the attack against RHC

Dalziel suffer as RHC take spoils

Dalziel went down to their 12th defeat in 16 BT National League Division 3 games when they lost 48-19 to RHC at Dalziel Park on Saturday.

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