WEEKEND TEAM NEWS.
12 Sep, 2019
TRAINING THIS WEEK
Training continues on Thursday for all teams bar the P1-P7 Tigers who train on the Friday.
U13-U16 Boys – 6pm to 7.30pm.U18 Boys – 7pm to 9pm. U13-U18 Girls – 7pm to 8.30pm
Senior Women and Men – 7pm to 9pm
On Friday the P1-P3 players are 6pm to 7pm and P4-P7 players 6pm to 7.30pm
New players always wanted. Just turn up or email email@example.com if you want more info. No experience necessary. You all have to start from somewhere!
THE 1ST XV ON THE ROAD
After last week disappointing loss in the Shield, the Annan 1st XV are back to league business as they travel to Lenzie Rugby Club in the 2nd match of their 2019/20 West 1 campaign.
Lenzie are having a decent start to the season with a win in the league and a win in the Shield last weekend. They are currently lying 4th after their one match with Annan 9th after their defeat to Kilmarnock 2 weeks ago.
It’s early days in the league though so a win for Annan could boost them up 4th depending on other results. 2 teams have yet to play a match due to various problems
Against Lenzie, Annan have a pretty good record, winning 6 of the 7 meetings between the clubs since their first match back in 1994.
Annan have never lost at Lenzie but all games have been close – 12-10, 28-17 and 15-12.
Lenzie did win the last meeting between the clubs though back in 2015 when they ran out 19-10 winners.
It will be a tough match and the following week the 1st XV host Stewartry in a West 1/Chisholm Cup 1st leg double header. Another tough match!
It will also be David Wyllies 200th match for the Annan 1st XV when he steps onto the pitch on Saturday. Davids debut for the 1st XV was back in December 2002 v Stewartry. He has scored 19 tries in that time. Nice one Mr Wyllie!
Players to meet at 11.30m for the 3pm KO
Annan 1st XV Starting XV: R Glass, K Warrick, J Crombie, T Sloan, D Nordon, L Johnston, C Bell, S Haren, A Jancey (Capt), A Allison, J Kirby, C Wallace, A Halliday, D Wyllie, J Whiteside
Annan 1st Subs: B Jamieson, C Smith
ANNAN 2ND XV HOPE TO START THEIR LEAGUE SEASON
Alas, a bit like last season, even in week 1 of the new season, only 2 of the 5 scheduled fixtures were completed. Three of the matches, including Annan’s match against Uddingston, were cancelled due to lack of player numbers. Annan did get a 28-0 walkover though and are currently joint top of the league!
The Annan players would have liked the game time though. Hopefully on Saturday, away to Clydesdale Rugby they will be able to start their West Reserve 3 South campaign in earnest.
Best of luck to new 2nd XV captain and vice captain Ben Conroy and Ross Brown.
Players to meet at 10.30pm for the 3pm KO
If anyone wished to play for the 2nd XV on Saturday, please contact Team manager Gavin Lynch on 07554 494262
Annan 2nd XV Squad from: R Brown, B Conroy (Capt), D Ferguson, J Park, B Sweeney, C Trussler, N Graham, G Graham, A Carlyle, I Galloway, I Thorburn, J Galloway, D Lockerbie, M Crombie, H Houldey, A Torbett, D Kerr
5 TIGERS TEAMS ON THE ROAD ON SUNDAY
The three P1-P7 Tigers squads are on the road to friends Moffat Rams for a series of friendlies on Sunday. The Tigers will be hoping to build on last Sunday’s great performances at Lanark rugby
Parents and players to meet at Moffat at 10.30am for an 11am start.
The U14 Tigers start their Galant Conference B league season with a tricky away match to Stewartry. The U14 Tigers will be buoyed with their great win last weekend in a Development Match versus Newton Stewart.
Players to meet as arranged with their coaches for the 12pm kick off
Finally, the U16 Tigers have the long trip away to Oban Lorne in their latest league match. Despite some great tries, the Tigers went down to Newton Stewart last Sunday and will therefore be hoping to bounce back again the Northern team.
Players to meet as arranged with their coaches for the 12.30pm kick off
Best of luck to all the teams this weekend. Safe travels!