As we enter the final few weeks of season 2023/24 still lots going on at Annan Rugby.

Note: Keep an eye online as training may move to the Everholm this week if the Violetbank pitches are still struggling.

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


Walking Rugby – all welcome. For this week it has moved to the Annan Academy Playing Fields. 6.30pm to 7.30pm

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

U14-U16 Girls/Boys Strength and Conditioning returns up at the Violetbank Gym. 6pm to 7pm. All players welcome


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 7.30pm 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. 6pm to 7pm/7.15pm at Violetbank

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


1st XV home to Oban Lorne. 2pm KO at the Everholm

2nd XV home to Allan Glens. 3.30pm KO at the Everholm


P1-P7 Tigers away to Wigtownshire. TBC start



STOP PRESS: Both the 1st XV and 2nd XV match will now be down at the Everholm. 2pm KO for the 1st XV, 3.30pm for the 2nd XV.

And the lads get a great win 40-10 that takes them off the bottom of the table. Well played lads.

Points: Callum S (T), Aitken (T). Willix (T), AJ (T), Josh (2T, 5C)

Match Report, Photos Tries and Match Highlights – Now Online

After last weeks great win over Wigtownshire, the 1st XV have another massive match as they welcome Oban Lorne to Violetbank.

The lads from the North are having a decent season and are probably favourites to end up in 2nd and will be keen to do the double over Annan and also win at Annan for the first time.

For Annan, a 4 or 5 point win would be a huge boost in their late run to avoid bottom place and relegation. Will be a tough ask & game against probably the 2nd best team this season in the league but if they manage it, they could potentially go above Strathaven in the league and then the match next Saturday away to Strathaven becomes more or less a West 1 Survival match.

But its so tight that even with 2 wins against Oban and Strathaven, Annan might still need to get something in their last match away to West 1 and unbeaten champions Ardrossan! And all this is based on just 1 going down. If its 2 it gets even harder!

Anyway, 1 game at a time and so Oban on Saturday is a big one!

Note the game kicks off at the earlier time of 2pm 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 Callum Smith 5 Callum Taylor 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 Eben Le Vin 18 Ben Latimer 19 Johnny Callaghan


STOP PRESS: The lads go down 81-7 to West 2 Reserve Champion Allan Glens. Well stuck in lads.

Match Highlights and the Adam Torbett try – Now Online

The 2nd XV are also at home this week as they entertain Allan Glens.

After 2 wins in a row the 2nd XV lads will be wanting to continue this winning run but again like the 1st XV, it will be a tough match against a team that if they win will become West 2 reserve league winners for season 2023/24

Its is hoped that after the recent success they Coaches will be able to get a full squad out for this match.

3.30pm KO for this match

Annan Starting XV: G Henderson T Martindale M Brunton W Alexander E Campbell T Thorburn J Ogilvie J Glendinning M Thorburn L Stevenson S Dix A Torbett K Johnston A Kirkup K Riches

Annan Subs: TBC


Just the P1-P7 Tigers in action on Sunday as they travel to Wigtownshire for a Rugby Festival. Start time 11am

Best of luck to all the teams this weekend

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