Lads have fun trying 12 hours of rugby

Mackie Rugby Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year has taken place with all members of the club getting involved on the day.

A Rugbython was held up at Redcloak last Saturday, August 23, with a whole day of rugby taking place.

Some action gets underway with a kick

Some action gets underway with a kick

Every age group was involved from the P2 Micros to the over 35 Mammoths (middle age men mainly over the hill).

The day started at 8am with over 12 hours of rugby finishing up on Saturday night.

There were BBQ’s, tuck shops and other stalls on the day and the 1st XV played their first competitive game of the season in a cup game against Dundee side Morgan winning 70-14.

Shona Dyer, from the club, said: “We did manage to keep playing rugby until 11pm, despite the midges. Everyone was celebrating though after the 1st XV win of 70-14 over Dundee side Morgan in the BT Caledonia Shield.

A last ditch try saving tackle

A last ditch try saving tackle

“We had lots of new players sign up on the day but we are still looking for more at all age groups from P2 through s to U18.”

Anyone interested can find details on the club’s website www.mafprfc.org or by turn up at Mackie Academy school on Saturday mornings at 9.30am.

Some more of the action throughout the day

Some more of the action throughout the day

Scrum down

Scrum down

Some of the younger players stopped for this photographer

Some of the younger players stopped for this photographer

Parents and other age groups watch as rugby was played all day

Parents and other age groups watch as rugby was played all day

There was plenty of tries scored during the dya

There was plenty of tries scored during the dya

every age group took part in the rugbython

every age group took part in the rugbython

Some players in action

Some players in action

The practice net proved popular with players throughout the day

The practice net proved popular with players throughout the day