Happy Easter to you all.

Note: Training has moved to Violetbank for all age groups (bar Walking Rugby – still at Robgill Tower Horse Arena – which as it happens is OFF this week anyway)

New players always wanted and welcome for any of the training going on.


Walking Rugby – all welcome. Usually 6pm to 7.30pm up at Robgill Tower Horse Arena but not on this week

See Walking Rugby for more details on Walking Rugby. All ages welcome for the Walking Rugby

U14-U16 Girls/Boys Strength and Conditioning is returning next week.


Men Ages 17+ training. 6.45pm to 8.30pm at Violetbank

Women Ages 17+ training. 7.15pm to 8.45pm at Violetbank

New players welcome.


U16 Boys training. 7.30pm to 9pm at Violetbank

U16 Girls training. 6.30pm to 8pm at Violetbank

U14 Boys training. 6pm to 7.45pm at Violetbank

U14 Girls training. 6.30pm to 8pm at Violetbank

New players welcome.


Men Ages 17+ training. 6.45pm to 8.30pm at Violetbank

Women Ages 17+ training. 7.15pm to 8.45pm at Violetbank

Join the team!


P1-P7 Boys and Girls – Free Easter Rugby Camp, 10am to 2pm up at Violetbank.

See Training for more info on training. All ages welcome. No rugby experience necessary.


1st XV home to Wigtownshire. 3pm KO at Violetbank


P1-P7 Tigers host Newton Stewart. 11am start

U16 Girls away to Penrith.12pm KO



STOP PRESS: BOOM! 5 pointer. Annan win 27-7. Tries from James K, Wibz (2), Willix, Aaron and Josh with 1 conversion. Enjoy the beers lads.

Match Report, Photos, the Full match and the 6 tries – Now Online

The Annan 1st XV finally play at home on Saturday when they host Wigtownshire up at Violetbank

Its been 12 weeks since the lads last venture onto the Violetbank pitches and 5 weeks since their last match!

The 1st XV find themselves rooted to the bottom of the West 1 table with 4 matches to play. To have any realistic chance of staying up the 1st XV need to win this match, next week’s against Oban Lorne (also at Violetbank) and then beat fellow strugglers Strathaven at Strathaven the week after.

Even then they will need other results to go their way, namely Kilmarnock and Oban beating Strathaven,

Annan do have one final match to pick up points in their last match of the season, but this is away to unbeaten and already crowned West 1 Champions Ardrossan. If Annan do need to win to have a chance of staying up though, you know the lads will give it their all.

The above is also assuming no teams being relegated from National 4 are from the West Region and as it stands I think this is the case. This means, I believe, only 1 team will go down from West 1 to West 2. If it is 2 going down then Annan can still stay up but would need a few more matches to go their way and Annan will probably need to win 4 from 4!

The team have been showing glimpses of their potential this season and if the team can put on a full 80 minutes display on Saturday then the start of the Great Escape will be on.

A loss and it’s not all over, but Annan would have 1 foot and a few toes in West 2

Game kicks off at 3pm and the players and coaches would, as always, appreciate a big loud home support to cheers the lads on.

Annan Starting XV: 1 Ryan Glass 2 Murray Forbes 3 Kieron Warrick (C) 4 James Morrison 5 Frazer Hope 6 Stewart Livingston 7 Sean Haren 8 Ryan Hetherington 9 Josh Whiteside 10 Fraser McMillan 11 James Kirby 12 Alex Halliday 13 Aaron Carmichael 14 Aitken Render 15 Andrew Jancey

Annan Subs: 16 Ryan Armstrong 17 Ollie Ferdinand 18 Ben Latimer 19 Johnny Callaghan


STOP PRESS: The U16 Hornets go down 15 tries to 3. Match Report Now Online 

Just the P1-P7 Tigers in action on Sunday.

The P1-P7 Tigers host Newton Stewart at Vioetbank. 11am start.

While the U16 Girls take the short trip over the border to play old friends Penrith. KO 12pm

Best of luck to all the teams this weekend.

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