02 Oct, 2019

Warriors v Oban


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: contact@annanrfc.com if you want more info. No experience necessary. You all have to start from somewhere!


Fancy a rugby fix early this weekend? Then you are in luck as on Friday, the Schools Tag Rugby Festival is on.

Teams from Newington, Greatna, Eastriggs, Moffat, Elmvale, Hecklegirth, Langholm, Lockerbie, Brydekirk, Cummertrees, Carrutherstown, St Columbas. Kirkpatrick, Springfield, St Mungos, Hightae, Canonbie and Beattock will be taking part.

Please note that the Festival has moved to Galabank as the Violetbank pitches are still recovering after the deluge of rain over the past few weeks.

First matches start at 9.55am

Hope to see you there


It’s top versus 10th top as leaders Allan Glens take on the Annan 1st XV at Violetbank on Saturday.

The 1st XV have lost 3 in a row in West 1 but have been getting better each match and are due to get a well earned win.

Unfortunately on Saturday they are taking on high-flyers and unbeaten Allan Glens.

The Bishopbriggs team are continuing their great form of last season and are big favourites for this West 1 clash.

The Annan 1st XV have not been getting the results their play has deserved so far this season and on Saturday they will be hoping to finally get the tick in the win column.

A big Annan support would as always be appreciated to spur the team on.

Players to meet at 13.45 for the 15.00 kick off.

Annan Starting 1st XV: R Glass, K Warrick, R Hetherington, N Coupland, M Thompson, D Nordon, C Bell, S Haren, A Jancey (Capt), H Houdley, J Kirby, D Wyllie, A Halliday, L Johnstone, J Whiteside

Annan 1st XV subs: J Crombie, C Smith, D Lockerby


After last week’s loss to now league leaders Marr, the 2nd XV will be hoping to get back onto winning ways when they travel to 5th placed Carrick.

The 2nd XV currently lie in 3rd sport but only 3 points behind leaders Marr so a big match on Saturday as a win will keep the pressure on the top 2

The 2nd XV squad is now the biggest it’s been in years with veterans Alastair “Babe” Graham and Ian “Tam” Thorburn leading the slightly younger squad!

Should be a great match.

Players to meet at Bank Street at TBC for the 15.00 kick off.

As always the mighty Twos are always on the lookout for new and available players for Saturday. Drop 2nd XV Team manager Gavin Lynch a message or on 07554 494262

Annan 2nd XV squad: B Conroy (Capt), J Park, M Duncan, B Sweeney, C Taylor, N Graham, C Grant, I Thorburn, A Carmichael, R Armstrong, E Campbell, R Barlow, A Graham, A.N. Other (x4)


The Warriors are in action on Sunday at Violetbank taking on Oban Lorne Ladies.

In the National 1 Division, it looking like the Warriors, Glasgow Uni, Oban Lorne Ladies and Broughton Ladies are the teams fighting to avoid the drop. Tomorrows match v Oban Lorne Ladies is a huge match for the Warriors as a win will put some breathing space between the Warriors and the bottom teams.

The Warriors have never lost at Violetbank to the Northern ladies and will be hoping to make it 3 from 3 on Sunday.

Players to meet at 12.30 for the 14.00 kick off.

Warriors Starting XV: 1 E Jardine, 2 M Alexander, 3 J Dalgliesh, 4 N Barnes, 5 M Muir, 6 A McWilliam, 7 L Glendinning, 8 K Warrick, 9 N Barlow (c), 10 M McGeoch, 11 M Ker, 12 C Barnes, 13 C O’Connell, 14 K Barlow, 15 K Taylor

Warriors XV subs: TBC


Also on Sunday, 5 more teams are in action around Scotland.

The 3 Hornets squads are off to Dumfries Saints for the latest SRU Girls Rugby Festival.

Players to meet as arranged with the coaches for the 10.00 start (U14 Hornets) and 14.00 start for the U16 and U18 Hornet players.

The P6-P7 Tigers are off to Wigtownshire for their latest rugby Tournament. Parents and players to meet at 10.30 for the 11.00 start.

While last, but no means least, the U16 Tigers are on the road to Ardrossan for their latest Galant Conference league match.

Players to meet as arranged with the coaches for the 14.00 kick off

Best of luck to all the teams and player this weekend.

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