Carluke Tigers

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Carluke Tigers
CArluke Tigers.jpg
Full name Carluke Tigers Rugby League Football Club
Founded 2008[1]
Location Carluke, Scotland
Ground(s) Hamilton Palace, Hamilton
Coach(es) Scotland Morgan Martin
Captain(s) Scotland Morgan Martin
League(s) Rugby League Conference Scotland Division
2008 League – 2nd
Overall – 3rd
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Carluke Tigers are an amateur rugby league team. They play in the Scotland Division of the Rugby League Conference. The team is the only premier rugby league side in Lanarkshire. The club plays their home games at Hamilton Palace, Hamilton, while training takes place at The Moor Park in Carluke.[1]

2009 season[edit]


Date Home Away
16 May Edinburgh Eagles 60 4 Carluke Tigers
23 May Carluke Tigers 94 24 Hillfoot Rams
30 May Jordanhill Phoenix 24 38 Carluke Tigers
6 June Carluke Tigers 82 12 Moray Eels
20 June Fife Lions 66 0 Carluke Tigers
27 June Carluke Tigers 68 8 Easterhouse Panthers
4 July Victoria Knights 0 24 Carluke Tigers

2008 season[edit]

The 2008 season was the clubs first and they have managed to finish second in the Scottish Rugby League Conference, partly due to outstanding performances by Craig "Chubbs" Lewis, who holds the record number of tries in a rugby league season (17) due to his breathtaking sidestep and deceptive speed. Another player to mention is their Zimbabwean born prop Nico "The Pussycat" Nyemba, who along with Nick "Vinny" McAuley and player/coach Morgan Martin battered holes in every defence. This qualified them for the play-offs. However, they suffered defeats in both games which meant they would play in the Shield Final against Paisley Hurricanes.


Date Home Away
17 May Carluke Tigers 22 28 Edinburgh Eagles
24 May Jordanhill Phoenix 10 64 Carluke Tigers
31 May Carluke Tigers 50 22 Paisley Hurricanes
7 June Moray Eels 4 74 Carluke Tigers
14 June Carluke Tigers 16 54 Fife Lions
28 June Easterhouse Panthers 22 34 Carluke Tigers

Final League Table

P W D L F A Pts
Edinburgh Eagles 6 6 0 0 304 50 12
Carluke Tigers 6 4 0 2 260 140 8
Fife Lions 6 4 0 2 214 114 8
Paisley Hurricanes 6 3 0 3 180 212 6
Moray Eels 6 3 0 3 145 202 6
Easterhouse Panthers 6 1 0 5 120 211 2
Jordanhill Phoenix 6 0 0 6 90 384 0

RLC Playoffs

12 July 2008 - Edinburgh Eagles 42–18 Carluke Tigers

19 July 2008 - Carluke Tigers 20–28 Fife Lions

SRL Shield Final

2 August 2008 - Carluke Tigers 24–0 Paisley Hurricanes (Walkover) [2]

Current squad[edit]

The Carluke Tigers Squad 2008
No. Position Player
Scotland PR Morgan Martin
Scotland PR Craig Lewis
Zimbabwe PR Nico Nyemba
South Africa HK Lewis Matheson
Scotland HK Russell Johnston
Scotland HK Ralph McInally
Scotland SR Nick McAuley
Scotland SR Grant Ferguson
Scotland SR Andy McLatchie
New Zealand LK Bart Karalus
Scotland LK Jamie McAuley
Scotland LK Fraser McKenzie
Scotland FE Ross McAuley
Scotland FE Liam Bryson
No. Position Player
Scotland HB Jamie Hillis
Scotland HB Ross Bryan
South Africa CE Kyle Matheson
Scotland CE Melvin Hart
Scotland CE John Goldie
Scotland CE John McAuley
Scotland CE Andrew Robinson
Scotland WG William Stack
Scotland WG Steven Paton
Scotland WG John Pringle
Scotland WG Lee McWhinnie
Scotland WG Ross Queenan
Scotland FB Alan Lynch

Club honours[edit]

  • RLC Scottish Shield: 2008
  • RLC Scottish Division: 2010

Possible Line-up[edit]

Possible XIII



External links[edit]