THIS WEEK AT ANNAN RUGBY
S1-S6 Strength & Conditioning Circuits sessions and Walking Rugby continue on Monday.
See Walking Rugby for more details on Walking Rugby. All Welcome
Training is on for all age groups bar the P1-P7 Boys and Girls who are on their Easter break.
New players of any or no experience always wanted and welcome.
See https://annanrugby.com/our-teams/ for more info on training
There are however 2 free rugby camps on Monday for the P1-P7 Boys and Girls and Tuesday for the P7-U16 Boys.
The U14-U16 Girls have a Coffee Morning Fundraiser on Saturday at Bank Street. All welcome
While there are 4 squads in action over the Weekend as the 2nd XV, U14 & U16 Girls and the Warriors are all in action.
2ND XV IN FINAL LEAGUE MATCH OF THE SEASON
STOP PRESS: Cambuslang 2nd XV 27 v Annan 2nd XV 41
Points: Callum Taylor (T), AJ (2T), Elliot Haley (T), John James MacKay (T), Scott Muir (C&T), Fraser McMillan (2C), Luke Clark (T)
Enjoy the winning beers lads!
The 2nd XV travel to Cambuslang on Saturday their final league match of the stop start league season.
Its been a touch grind for the 2nd XV this season and hopefully next season the league structure and fixtures will be more suited to teams that want to play rugby regardless of the distance they need to travel.
The 2nd XV travelled to Cambuslang earlier on in the season where the Lanarkshire based time came out on top. The lads will be hoping to put on a better performance this Saturday and end their 2022/23 league season with a win
Kick Off: 2pm
The team also have a friendly penciled in for the 22nd April at home to Livingston.
2nd XV squad: 1 Alan Lee 2 John Mackay 3 Ronnie Martin 4 Alex Hodgson 5 Daniel Burns 6 Murdo Bruton 7 Stewart Livingston 8 Callum Taylor 9 Fraser McMillan 10 Andrew Jancey 11 John Glendinning 12 Elliot Haley 13 Alex Jones 14 Luke Clark 15 Bradley James 16 Craig Bell Jr 17 Robert Craig 18 Rory Livsey 19 Kieran Johnston 20 Craig Bell Snr 21 Murray Forbes
WARRIORS IN SEMI-FINAL CLASH
STOP PRESS: Grangemouth 34 v Warriors 12. Unlucky Warriors. Points from Nicole (2T) and Hannah (C). Next year Warriors!
Match report and Nicole’s tries and full match Now Online
After the Warriors came 2nd in their pool in the National Plate, the team had to wait until last Saturday to see if they would qualify for the semi-finals of the National Plate as best 2nd placed team.
The match that would determine their fate was the Caithness Krakens v Strathmore Ladies game. If the losing team of this match gained a bonus point by losing by 7 or less points or scoring 4 tries then the Warriors Plate run would be over for another year.
Caithness lost by 8 points and scored only 3 tries (phew!) putting the Warriors into the semi-final with a a match away to Group B winners Grangemouth Ladies on Sunday.
This will be the toughest match of the Warriors season against a team that came second in their league season and will have home advantage.
The Warriors will be up for it though as the prize to the winner is a final appearance at Murrayfield on the 6th May.
The teams have met before 3 times, but the last meeting was back in 2017 and the majority of the players from both teams will be meeting each other for the first time. Captain Nicole is not be one of them though as Nicole has played the Grangemouth team on all 3 occasions and will be aiming to make it 4 wins from 4 on Sunday!
Massive match for the Warriors and a big travelling support would be most appreciated as the team try and get to a Murrayfield final for the first time.
Kick Off: 2pm
Warriors XV squad: 1 J Warrick 2 M Brogan 3 C Richardson 4 H Paterson 5 M Muir 6 R Parker-Clevett 7 K Warrick 8 A Clark (vc) 9 N Barlow (c) 10 L Glendinning (vc) 11 K Morrison 12 S Wylie 13 J Clark 14 K Barlow 15 S Hunter 16 S Taylor 17 M Cother 18 H Clark 19 L Stevenson 20 L McGregor 21 J Graham 22 R Carroll
YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
STOP PRESS: The U14 Girls win both their matches. Scoring 22 tries in the process and conceding just 6. Well played Hornets. Match report and match highlights – Now Online
Only the U14-U16 Girls in action this Sunday and they are off to Moffat on Sunday for a series of matches. Start time is a 12.15pm for the U14 Girls and 2pm for the U16 Girls
The U14-U16 Girls are probably the most successful squad in the club just now and will be wanting to continue their fine form on Sunday.
Best of luck to all the teams this week.