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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.

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.

Action from Uddingston Rugby Club's clash with Glasgow Accies in February 2000

Nostalgia: Uddingston brave the elements

Weather conditions were far from ideal when Uddingston Rugby Club took on league leaders Glasgow Accies in a Glasgow and District Second Division clash at Bothwell Castle Policies in February 2000.

Action from Dalziel's win over Dunfermline earlier in the season

Dalziel chasing Dunfermline double

Dalziel Rugby Club will be out to do the double over Dunfermline when they travel through to face the Fifers in a BT National League Division 3 fixture on Saturday.

Two Uddingston players try to stop a Cumbernauld attack

Uddingston are beaten again

Uddingston suffered another setback when they went down 24-11 at Cumbernauld in their BT West Division 2 clash on Saturday.

Dalziel's Darren Hay gets to grips with a West opponent.

Dalziel’s hopes go West

A determined display wasn’t enough to stop West of Scotland romping to a 49-11 win over Dalziel at Burnbrae on Saturday.

Uddingston's Garry McGill leads the charge at the Cambuslang defence

Bonus point brings hope to Villlagers chasing first win

Uddingston are still looking for their first win of the season after going down 50-24 to Cambuslang at Bothwell Castle Policies on Saturday.

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