LAST WEEK AT ANNAN RUGBY
Walking Rugby – all welcome. 6pm to 7.30pm up at Robgill Tower Horse Arena
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
Men Ages 17+ training. 7pm-9pm at Robgill Tower Horse Arena
Women Ages 17+ training. 7pm to 8.30pm at Violetbank
New players welcome.
U14 Boys training. 6.15pm-7.45pm at Violetbank
U14-U16 Girls training. 6pm to 7.15pm at Robgill Tower Horse Arena
U16 Boys training. 7.30pm-9pm at Robgill Tower Horse Arena
Note: Change in venue/times for the U14 Boys and U14-U16 Girls for this week
New players welcome.
Men Ages 17+ training. 7pm to 8.30pm at Violetbank
Women Ages 17+ training. 7pm-9pm at Robgill Tower Horse Arena
Join the team!
P1-P7 training continues. 6pm start up at Galabank. New players most welcome
See Training for more info on training. All ages welcome. No rugby experience necessary.
The U16 Girls travel to Shetland Girls. 2pm KO
The 1st XV are at home to Kilmarnock. 2pm KO
The 2nd XV are at home to Kilmarnock. 2pm KO
While the U18 Boys travel to Whitecraigs. TBC KO
At Violetbank there will also be a Car Boot Sale. 10am to 12pm
The U14 Boys hosts various teams at Violetbank. 10.30am start
The U16 Boys are on the road to Kilmarnock. TBC KO
While the Warriors are at home to West of Scotland. 2pm KO
est of luck to all the players and teams this weekend.
1ST XV AND 2ND XV HOST KILMARNOCK
STOP PRESS: The 2nd XV are now hosting Moffat 1st XV as both teams opponents have called off. 2pm KO at Violetbank
The 1st XV win 19-10. Well played lads. 3 tries from AJ, Sean and James with Fraser Mc kicking 2 conversions. Match Report and Match Tries and Highlights – Now Online
The 2nd XV go down fighting 43-24 to Moffat. Enjoy the shandies lads.. Match Photos and Report (soon) – Now Online
Mixed fortunes last week as the 1st XV had a great victory while despite Greenock Wanderers having a squad of 26 players to lend numbers to the 2nd XV, we couldn’t get the numbers to travel and the match was cancelled. Apologies again to Greenock Wanderers.
This Saturday the 1st XV take on Kilmarnock as we enter the 2nd half of the West 1 league season.
The 1st XV will be buoyed after last weeks great 4 try win over Strathaven and will be aiming to make it two wins on the bounce against a side just one place above them in the league.
The teams met at the start of the season when Annan got a rare away victory against Kilmarnock – only the 4th away win in 18 attempts.
At home Annan have a better record with 10 wins and a draw from 17 encounters, however the stats dont always tell the full story as Annan have only won 1 of the last 5 matches at Violetbank, losing the last 3.
So a tough match is guaranteed as both teams will be wanting the win to try and get themselves out of relegation trouble.
And with only 12 points separating 2nd to 10th, a run of a few wins would shoot either team back up the West 1 table.
Ardrossan look like champions elect with 9 matches to play but I think the relegation spots could go down to bonus points and the last week of the season.
Match kicks off at 2pm up at Violetbank
Starting XV: 1 Ryan Glass 2 Callum Bell 3 Kerion Warwick (C) 4 Frazer Hope 5 James Morrison 6 Callum Smith 7 Ryan Hetherington 8 Sean Haren 9 Frasier McMillan 10 Josh Whiteside 11 James Kirby 12 Johnny Callaghan 13 Alex Halliday 14 John Glendinning 15 Andrew Jancey
Subs: 16 Andy McCreevy 17 Aitken Render 18 Willie Grey 19 Ollie Ferdinand
The 2nd XV will hopefully also take on Kilmarnock. 2pm KO
2nd XV Squad: 1 Ben Sweeney 2 Murray Forbes 3 Sean Armstrong 4 Thomas Martaindale 5 Gordon Henderson 6 Kyle Bell 7 Duncan Kerr 8 Callum Taylor 9 Scott Muir 10 Adam Torbet (C) 11 Kieran Johnston 12 Max Thorburn 13 Ben Conroy m14 Ewan Campbell 15 Jordan Paterson 16 Lex Stevenson 17 Dan Burns 18 Tam Thorburn 19 Alan Lee 20 Jack Blair 21 John James
WARRIORS XV HOST WEST OF SCOTLAND LADIES
STOP PRESS: The Warriors go down 12-27 at a wet and windy Violetbank. Match Report, Highlights and Tries – Now Online
On Sunday the Warriors host West of Scotland in their penultimate home match of the West 1 season.
Like the 1st XV, there is a great chance that the relegation spots could come down to the last game of the season so every match and bonus points will count.
The Warriors still have to record their first win of the season and West of Scotland will be a tough team to get that win against but the Warriors have been improving each week so Coach Warrick will be wanting a complete performance from his players and that first win is possible on Sunday.
As always with the SRU I am not sure if it’s 1 or 2 relegation places this season but with 4 matches left, the Warriors will most definitely be up for extending the 1 point gap they currently have over bottom placed Oban Lorne Ladies.
The Warriors and Oban meet next month, in the last match of the Warriors league season
Match kicks off at 2pm up at Violetbank
Starting XV: 1) Eilidh Jardine 2) Megan Brogan 3) Megan Cother 4) Rhianna Parker-Clevett © 5) Nicole Mullen 6) Ashley Clark 7) Erin Ewing 8) Kayleigh Warrick 9) Niamh Ross 10) Lexie Glendinning 11) Stephanie McCracken 12) Eilidh Henderson 13) Joanne Clark 14) Emilia Szelag 15) Zoe Mitchell
Subs: 16) Katie Morrison 17) Acacia Clash 18) Jamie Graham 19) Roisin Connell 20) Julie Warrick 21) Ashley Cole 22) Amber Pattullo
YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
STOP PRESS: The girls game was called off due to an injury to a Shetland player in the first half of the game. All at Annan Rugby wish their player a very speedy recovery and thank Shetland for their hospitality. Safe journey home, Hornets.
The U14 Boys win their 2 matches v Moffat/Strathaven and Hamilton – Match Report Now Online
While the U16 Boys lose 33-12. Well played lads – Match Report Now Online
Big match of the weekend is for the U16 Girls as they travel the 450 miles to take on Shetland U16 Girls in game 3 of the SRU National Cup.
The Girls will be flying from Glasgow to Shetland on Saturday morning for the 2pm KO on Saturday. A win and the Hornets have a great chance of being in one of the 2 possible finals next month being held at the Hive Stadium, Murrayfield.
After the match its a ferry back to Aberdeen overnight and then a bus back to Annan on Sunday. A 900 mile round trip!
Is great to see the commitment of these younger players who are willing take on this massive journey and give up their time and weekend to represent the black and amber. Best of luck Hornets. You will, as always, do Annan Rugby proud.
Also on Saturday, the U18 Boys have the slightly shorter trip to Whitecraigs as they continue their U18 Club league season. TBC kick off
On Sunday we have 2 teams in action, the U14 Boys are at home to teams from Moffat, Hamilton and Strathaven. 10.30am start
While last but not least the U16 Boys are on the road to Kilmarnock. TBC KO
Best of luck to all the teams this weekend.