THIS WEEKEND AT ANNAN RUGBY
Just 1 team in action this weekend as we approach the end of season 2021/22 but still plenty going on.
On Friday, Tartan Touch is on for week 2 down at the Everholm
On Saturday the 1st XV have their last league match of the season as they entertain Kilmarnock and U14 Tiger Danny Bell is off on his sponsored walk to raise funds for Papyrus.
On Sunday the U13-U18 Boys and Girls have their annual awards ceremony at 17 Bank Street
Best of luck to all the teams, players and Danny this weekend
TARTAN TOUCH CONTINUES DOWN AT THE EVERHOLM
On Friday, the ever popular Tartan Touch starts weeks 2 down at the Everholm. This will be for every Friday for the next 0 weeks. 6.30pm to 8pm.
All ages welcome from P1 to 100!
Tartan Touch is Scottish Rugby’s fun, simple and social version of non-contact rugby.
Join in the fun and get fit at Dumfries and Galloways only Tartan Touch hub!. U16’s go free. £3 per session otherwise.
More info also at: TartanTouch.org
THE 1ST XV HOST KILMARNOCK AT VIOLETBANK
STOP PRESS: The lads lose 21-29. Annan tries from an Aaron Carmichael double and Ollie Ferdinand. James Bigham with 3 conversions.
Full match and Annan tries now online.
Match report and match photos now also online
The 2021/22 league season comes to a close on Saturday for the 1st XV as they host Kilmarnock in their last league match of the season.
Its been a mixed bag of a season for the 1st XV with some great performances and a few that the lads will want to forget!
On the plus side, 41 players have played for the 1st XV. Not great for continuity but great that a lot more players got to play at a 1st XV level and add that rugby experience.
Saturdays opponents Kilmarnock are 1 place and 10 points above Annan in the league but a win for Annan would give them a played 18, won 9, lost 9 season and a probably 5th place and top half finish.
The teams met earlier on in the season and Annan came away with a rare victory at Bellsland.
At Violetbank Annan have a great record versus Kilmarnock and have won 9 of the last 14 matchups with 1 draw. Kilmarnock did beat Annan though the last time the teams met at Violetbank back in 2019.
Should be a entertaining match with both teams no doubt throwing caution to the win to play some great running rugby. If it now ends 6-3, I apologise in advance!
Match kicks off at 3pm.
Also Danny Bell will hopefully be completing his sponsored walk from Dumfries Rugby Club to Violetbank just before kick off. Good luck Danny as he raises funds for Papyrus.
1st XV starting XV: R Glass, K Warrick, N Graham, M Thompson, F Hope, W Gray, H Houldey, O Ferdinand, A Carmichael, J Bigham, B Conroy, S Haren (VC), A Jancey (C), E Haley, J Kirby
1st XV subs: A Craik, M Forbes, C Smith, E Campbell.
YOUTH TEAMS ON SUNDAY
At Bank Street at 2pm – 4pm it’s the end of season U14-U18 Boys and Girls Player Awards. Best of luck to all the players.