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 is OFF this week. Usually 6pm to 7.30pm
Ages 17+ training. 7pm to 8.30pm.
New players welcome.
U14 Boys training. 6.15pm to 7.45pm
U14-U16 Girls training. 6.30pm to 8pm
U16 Boys training. 7pm to 8.30pm.
New players welcome.
Ages 17+ training. 7pm to 8.30pm.
Join the team!
P1-P7 training continues. 6pm start up at Violetbank. New players most welcome
See Training for more info on training. All ages welcome. No rugby experience necessary.
At the Bank Street Clubhouse, the France v Italy match will be on the big screen. Doors open from 7.15pm
The U16 Girls host Biggar Girls in their latest league match. 11am KO
The 1st XV are on the road to Lenzie. 3pm KO
The 2nd XV have a home match and host Strathaven 2nd XV. 1pm KO
At the Bank Street Clubhouse, various World Cup matches will be on, including the big one – Scotland v Ireland. Doors open from 1.45pm
The P1-P7 Tigers have the short trip to Dumfries Saints. 10am start
The U14 Boys are hosting teams from Dumfries, Stewartry and Wigtownshire. 11am start
The U14 Girls are also off to Dumfries Saints for Girls Rugby festival. TBC start
While finally Warriors return to action with a home league match versus Oban Lorne Ladies. 2pm KO
1ST XV OFF TO LENZIE
STOP PRESS: The lads go down 22-0. Match Report – Now Online
Its been a tough couple of weeks with the Annan 1st XV losing the last 3 matches after a bright start to the West 1 league season.
The Annan lads will be hoping to stop the rot as they travel to Lenzie for their latest match.
Lenzie, like Annan, have a played 5, won 2 record and sit 1 point and place above Annan in the league.
Both teams need to win this match to kick start their league ambitions otherwise a mid table or worse a relegation battle looms with Kilmarnock finally finding their feet after a poor start
The 1st XV have a decent record over Lenzie with 8 wins to 5 but Lenzie have had the edge over the last couple of season and have a 3 game winning streak so Annan know they will have to on the top of their game to bring 4 or 5 points back to Bank Street.
11.30am meet at Violetbank for the 3pm KO
Starting XV: 1 Ryan Glass 2 Kieron Warrick 3 Ronnie Martin 4 Frazer Hope 5 Keiran Watret 6 Callum Smith 7 Murray Forbes 8 Ryan Hetherington 9 Fraser McMillan 10 Josh Whiteside 11 Alex Jones 12 Andy McCreevy 13 Alex Halliday 14 James Kirby 15 Adam Torbett
Subs: 16 Ewan Campbell 17 Lex Stevenson 18 Eben Le Vin 19 James Morrison
2ND XV AT HOME TO STRATHAVEN
STOP PRESS: It ended 33-0 to Strathaven down at the Everholm. Match Report – Now Online
If all goes well, the 2nd XV have a home league match against Strathaven on Saturday.
Strathaven 2nd XV have made the trip in the last 2 seasons and are one of the few 2nd XV teams who still travel to away matches outwith the central belt.
The 2nd XV have been hard done by with the fixtures in the last couple of seasons and this season is also not the best with 3 away matches after this one. There is of course a run of home matches in the 2nd half of the season, unfortunately this is when teams usually start to find away trips over 20 miles a bit too far!
The 2nd XV are still looking for their first win of the season and if a full squad of players is available then Saturdays match is a great chance for the lads to achieve this.
Starting XV: 1) Sean Armstrong 2) Craig Stefaniuk 3 )Ben Sweeney 4) Gordon Henderson 5) Kyle Rennie 6) Murdo Bruton 7) Tam Thorburn 8) Josh Cairns 9) Simon Dix 10) Jordan Paterson 11) Jack Ogilvie 12) Declan Ferguson 13) Willie Grey 14) John Glendinning 15) Luke Clark
Subs: 16) Dan Burns 17) Josh Vedat, TBC, TBC, TBC
WARRIORS HOST OBAN LORNE LADIES
STOP PRESS: Alas at the moment the Warriors do not have a match as Oban could not find enough players again willing to travel to Annan. Coach Choc is looking out for a replacement match.
On Sunday, the Warriors welcome Oban Lorne Ladies to Violetbank.
Oban Lorne did not make the trip last season but Violetbank clashes between the teams are always great competitive games of rugby.
The Warriors are still looking at their 1st win of the season and despite the 4 defeats so far, the draw with Greenock Ladies showed than when things click, the Warriors can compete with the other teams in this division.
Oban have lost their 3 matches so far this season so on Sunday one team will get their first win, unless its a draw of course!
Should be a great game up at Violetbank.
Starting XV: TBC
YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
STOP PRESS: Unfortunately the Violetbank is unplayable to only the U14 Girls and P1-P7 Tigers trip to Dumfries Saints is on.
Plenty of action this weekend
On Saturday the U16 Girls have a match against Biggar Girls in their latest league game. It will be a good indiction at how far the team have come against one of the better Girls teams in Scotland. 11am KO up at Violetbank
On Sunday we have the P1-P7 Tigers on the road the short distance to friends Dumfries Saints. With players numbers on the up, it should be a great set of matches for the micro and minis. 10am start.
Also on Sunday, the U14 Girls are also away to Dumfries for the latest Girls rugby festival. Start time TBC
And last but by no means least, the U14 Boys are in the final round of the Aspiring League Group Matches as they host teams from Dumfries, Stewartry and Wigtownshire. Start time 11am
Best of luck to all the teams this weekend.