Mauled Biggar is bottom of rugby league

On the deck...and prevented from getting quick ball. (Pic Nigel Pacey)
On the deck...and prevented from getting quick ball. (Pic Nigel Pacey)
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BIGGAR Rugby Club remain marooned at the bottom of RBS National League with just four points from 10 matches after last Saturday’s 39-6 mauling by Dundee High at Hartreemill.

Dundee recorded their first away win of the league season against a Biggar side who had approached the game buoyed by their victory over Hillhead Jordanhill the previous weekend.

Despite the disappointment of losing, Biggar can still take great credit from the way they played as they restricted their visitors to a four-point half-time lead and lost the game primarily because they were out-muscled by a larger and much heavier XV which employed a somewhat limited but yet very effective pick and go strategy.

While Biggar coped with this for the most part, the simple logic is that a big powerful player will nearly always get the better of a smaller yet equally powerful player – there are fewer ‘David beats Goliath’ tales in today’s club rugby game.

For the full report, pick up a copy of the Carluke and Lanark Gazette.