THIS WEEKEND AT ANNAN RUGBY
6 teams in action this weekend for Annan Rugby
On Saturday the big match of the weekend/month/season is the U16 Girls v Edinburgh ‘Quins U16 Girls match in the U16 Girls Bowl Final. This is now being played at Forresters Rugby Ground. 10am KO
Also on Saturday the 1st XV are now at home to Allan Glens. 3pm KO
On Sunday, the U14 Boys are away to Moffat for a rugby festival. 2pm start. While the three P1-3, P4-P5 and P6-P7 squads are at Violetbank hosting their counterparts from Carlisle and Wigtownshire. 11am start.
Best of luck to all the teams this weekend
U16 GIRLS IN BOWL FINAL
Annan U16 Girls 12 tries v Edinburgh Quins 14. Great game and unlucky Hornets – the club is proud of you. Congratulations to Quins. Enjoy your day at the Scotland v England match.
Thoughts of Coach Billy – now online
On Saturday the U16 Girls have a chance of silverware as they travel to Forresters Rugby to take on Edinburgh Harlequins in the final of the U16 Girls Bowl.
The match was to be played at Murrayfield on the Sunday but was moved as the SRU decided there was no room at Murrayfield for this one match to be accommodated…..
No matter, its a cup final and you know both teams will be up for a great game of rugby and to pick up the first bit of silverware for the season.
The U16 Girls have played amazingly all season to get to this final and will be wanting to continue to play the brand of rugby they have shown all season.
The match kicks off at Forresters Rugby Club at 10am and there will be many supporters from Annan coming along to cheer the Girls on.
The Annan U16 Girls Team are: Captain Niamh Ross, Ayda Chierchia, Hannah Colledge, Heidi Jamieson, Ellie Smith. Sophie Richmond. Drew Ross, Tess Percival. Sofia Bell and Eva Graham.
1ST XV HOST IRVINE
Unfortunately Irvine have called off due to Covid…..but the lads are now facing Allan Glens in a rearranged league match.
Which saw the 1st XV lose 60-8. All the Annan points coming from Josh Whiteside. Onto the next one lads
After last week’s match was great win over East Kilbride, the 1st XV will be hoping to continue their home winning streak when they entertain Irvine on Saturday.
The 1st XV have now won their last 3 home matches and have a record of played 6 won 4 so far this season at Violetbank and with 4 home matches remaining this season, will be wanting to add to this winning percentage.
For Irvine, it’s been another long hard season for the Ayrshire club and they currently lie in bottom spot in West 1. Irvine have been hit hard by Covid postponements and still have 10 matches to play so they still have time to get out of the position they have found themselves in.
In the league at Violetbank, Irvine do have the better record though with 4 wins in the 5 previous meetings and in the 11 league meeting in total lead 7-4 in victories.
Annan though will be aiming to build on last week’s win and start to climb up the league table. With the matches they have left there is no reason why Annan couldn’t claim enough points for a 4th place finish.
Annans remaining matches are Lenzie (A). Allan Glens (H), Strathendrick (A), Cambuslang (H). Carrick (A), Kilmarnock (H) and Irvine (A).
As always a big Annan support, at a hopefully sunny again Violetbank, is always appreciated to cheer the team on.
Kick off at 3pm
Annan starting 1st XV: Nick Graham, Kieran Warrick, Kieron Watret, Michael Thompson, Dan Robson. Callum Smith, Frazer Hope, Sean Haren, Aaron Carmichael, Josh Whiteside, Alex Jones, Johnny Callaghan, Adam Torbett, Elliot Haley, Andrew Jancey (Captain)
Annan subs: Aidan Craik, Neal Coupland, James Bigham & Max Thorburn
YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
The U14 lads have a great match at Holm Park but go down 34-22 to Moffat. The P1-P7 Tigers are great as always
On Sunday the P1-P7 Tigers welcome Carlisle and Wigtownshire to Violetbank. The Tigers have been putting on some great rugby all season and on Sunday you will be able to see once again the future senior start of Annan Rugby
Parents and players to meet at 10.30am for the 11am start.
And finally the U14 Boys are off to Moffat Rugby in the latest rugby festival at Holm Park. 2pm start.
Best of luck to all the teams this weekend.