LAST WEEK AT ANNAN RUGBY
Walking Rugby – all welcome. 6pm to 7pm up at Violetbank
See Walking Rugby for more details on Walking Rugby. All ages welcome for the Walking Rugby
U14-U16 Girls/Boys Strength and Conditioning continues. 6pm to 7.30pm
Ages 17+ training continues. 7pm to 8.30pm. New players welcome.
U14 Boys training continues. 6.15pm to 7.45pm
U14-U16 Girls training continues. 6.30pm to 8pm
U16 Boys training continues. 7pm to 8.30pm.
Ages 17+ training continues. 7pm to 8.30pm. Join the team!
See Training for more info on training. All ages welcome. No rugby experience necessary.
P1-P7 training restarts. 6pm start up at Violetbank. New players most welcome
Muff & Baz’s World Cup Themed Quiz at Bank Street. 8pm start. All welcome
The 1st and 2nd XV are off to Kilmarnock to start their league season. 3pm KO’s
The combined Annan/Moffat U18 Boys are on the road to take on Hamilton/Strathaven. 2pm KO
The U14 Boys are on the road to Stewartry to take on the hosts and Wigtownshire and Dumfries. TBC start
The U16 Boys are hosting Moffat at Violetbank. 2pm KO
The U16 Girls start their season with an early trip to Stirling County Girls. 11am start
While the Warriors are off on the road to take on Biggar Ladies. 2pm KO
1ST AND 2ND XV’S OFF TO KILMARNOCK
STOP PRESS: The 1st XV get a great win 38-22 while the 2nd XV lose 31-14. Well played to both teams
Enjoy the beers and the bus ride home
The 2023/24 league season starts on Saturday as both the 1st XV and 2nd XV are on the road to Kilmarnock.
A tough opener for the teams as the East Ayrshire club is always a hard away trip.
The 1st XV lost last season in the corresponding fixture but did win in 2021 and will be hoping to play the rugby they did in that encounter!
The 2nd XV will also be hoping for a winning start to the season after a tough season last season. Not helped by lack of matches due to other teams pulling out of matches.
New 1st XV Captain Kieran Warrick and Coach Juan Phyfer will be wanting to lay down a marker on the kind of rugby Annan want to be playing this season in West Division 1
Good luck lads
1st XV Starting XV: Ryan Glass, Murray Forbes, Kieran Warrick (C), Frazer Hope, Ollie Ferdinand, Callum Bell, Callum Smith, Sean Haren, Fraser McMillan, Aitken Render, Josh Whiteside, Adam Torbett, Alex Halliday, James Kirby, Andrew Jancey
1st XV Replacements: Juan Phyfer, Callum Taylor, Ewan Campbell, Euan Watson
2nd XV Squad: 1) Joshua Cairns 2) John Mackay 3) Ian Thorburn 4) Murdo Brunton 5) Eben le Vin 6) Willie Gray 7) Keiron Riches 8) Dan Burns 9) Keiran Johnston 10) Declan Ferguson 11) Lex Stevenson 12) Andrew McGreevy 13) Luke Clark 14) Jack Ogilvie 15) John Glendinning
2nd XV Replacements: 16) Coll Irving 17) Mathew Crombie 18) Owen Nelson 19) Elliot Haley
WARRIORS ON THE ROAD TO BIGGAR
STOP PRESS: Hard day at the office. The Warriors go down 70-5. Ashley Clark with the Warriors try
Match Report – Now Online
The Warriors have the short-ish trip up the road to take on unbeaten Biggar Ladies on Sunday
After Sunday’s loss to Cartha Claymores, the Warriors will be wanting to get their season back on track with a win again the Biggar Ladies
It will be a tough ask though as the South Lanarkshire side are always a tough team to play and then beat.
The Warriors though when on the top of their game are a match for any of the teams in this league and they will be hoping to come back to Violetbank with some points in the bag.
Warrior Starting XV: Eilidh Jardine, Megan Brogan, Julie Warrick, Rhianna Parker-Clevett, Nicole Mullen, Ashley Clark (C), Ashley Cole, Kayleigh Warrick, Niamh Ross, Lexie Glendinning, Katie Morrison, Ellie Henderson, Joanne Clark, Amber Pattullo, Sarah Hunter
Warrior Replacements: Holly Clark, Caroline Richardson, Tammy Allinson, Nicole Barlow, Jamie Graham, Lucy Stevenson
YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
STOP PRESS: The U18 Boys go down 64-29, the U16 Girls lose 58-5, the U14 Boys played 3, drew 1 and lost while the U16 Boys won a 14 try thriller 44-34.
Well played to all teams.
U14 Boys match report – Now Online
On Saturday, the U18 Boys are on the road to take on the combined Hamilton/Strathaven U18 Boys. The U18 Boys currently lack numbers slightly but not rugby playing prousess and will be hoping for another great showing on Saturday. 2pm KO
On Sunday 3 further teams are in action.
The U14 Boys start their season are on the road to Stewartry to take on the hosts and Dumfries and Wigtownshire. Its a young U14 Boys team but they will be giving their all on Sunday to try and get the wins.
The U16 Girls start their league season with a tough match on the road to Stirling County U16 Girls.
It will be a great indication of how far this group of girls has come when they face one of the top teams in the country and no doubt they will give their all as always. 11am kick off
While at Violetbank the U16 Boys host friends and near neighbours Moffat in their latest league match.
After last weeks great win over Wigtownshire, the lads will be wanting to continue the great rugby they showed on the road. 2pm KO
Good luck to all the teams this weekend.