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ANNAN RFC AGM
27TH JUNE 2013

CLUB AGM

The Club AGM took place on Thursday evening

Election of Club Officials for Season 2013/14:

President: David Fisher

Vice President: Neil Wallace

Treasurer: Chris Lake

Secretary: Delna Weston

Fixture Secretary: TBA

Ordinary Members: Marion Hamilton, Billy Henderson, Neil Moffat, Rod Smith, James Mason, Rick Townson, Colin Warrick, Niall Smith, Philip Bertram, Lynne Johnstone, Gary Coupland, Eddie Woodman and Colin McCann


SEASON ENDS AND PLAYER OF THE YEARS
11TH MAY 2013

PLAYERS OF THE YEARS ANNOUNCED

At the end of season Ceilidh on Saturday these were the award winners:

Player of the Year: Craig McCann
Players Player: Sean Haren
2nd XV POY: Adam Caryle
Most Improved Player: Michael Thompson
Colts POY: Keiron Warrick
U16 POY: Callum Smith

Congratulations for all at AnnanRFC.com for an amazing season

FIRSTS FINISH THE LEAGUE WITH 100% RECORD

The 1sts finished the league season in style with a 42-27 victory over local rivals Stewartry.

Annan were actually 19-0 and 22-10 down at halftime but a second half onslaught gave Annan their 22nd league win of the season to end the league season undefeated.

The Annan points came from: Sean Haren (2T), Callum Bell (2T), Kevin Jones (T), Alex Halliday (T) and Craig McCann (3C, 2P)

Match Highlights / Match Photos / Match Report

THE SECONDS ARE DEFEATED

The 2nds went down 29-12 in an entertaining game v Stewartry 2nds.


THIS WEEKEND
11TH MAY 2013

ANNAN TRAVEL TO THE GREENLAW FOR FINAL GAME OF LEAGUE SEASON

On Saturday Annan travel to Castle Douglas to take on Stewartry in their final league game of the season for both teams in RBS Regional League West 2 and the game has special importance for both teams.

If Annan win they will have remained unbeaten throughout their league campaign and, depending on results elsewhere ie. Lenzie v Cumbernauld, a Stewartry win could provide Stewartry with promotion if Lenzie are beaten.

Any supporters who want to travel on the team bus please add their name to list in Clubhouse (first come first served).

Please note the KO is 2pm to allow the players and supporters to return to Annan in time for the Club’s Annual Presentation Night and Ceilidh in Annan Academy.

The bus will be leaving the Clubhouse at 11.30am.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, G Hogg, M Thompson, S Livingstone, D Barnes, S Haren, A Rae, C McCann, G Smith, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: K Watret, J Nelson, A Jancey, M Carpenter

Meet at Cluhouse at 11.30am for a 2pm KO.

ANNAN 2NDS ALSO TRAVEL TO GREENLAW FOR A FRIENDLY

Annan 2nd XV Squad: B Jamieson, G Williamson, R Glass, S Muir, A Allison, C Wilson, S Clark, A Thomson, L Ogilvie, S McTurk, I Thorburn, A Carlyle, N Coupland, M Thorburn, K Warrick.

Meet at Cluhouse at 11.30am for a 2pm KO.


THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT
4TH AND 11TH MAY 2013

VETERANS V THE COLTS - THIS SUNDAY

With no league games scheduled for this weekend the spotlight falls on the Annual Veterans (AKA The Grizzlies) v Colts (AKA The Meerkats) adventure on Sunday at Violetbank with a 3pm KO.

If last year’s extravaganza was anything to go by this will be a highly entertaining event. All Welcome – free entry.

11TH MAY - LAST LEAGUE GAME AND CEILIDH

Annan’s last league game of the season is against Stewartry at the Greenlaw on Saturday 11th May. Annan are looking to finish their league season undefeated and Stewartry are determined that Annan won’t! – should be a cracker! I

f you want to be there you can join the team on the bus leaving Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 2PM KO. If you are interested add your name to the list available in the clubhouse. First come etc.

It is also the day of Annan RFC’s Annual Ceilidh and Presentation Night and if you want to take part in Annan RFC’s Celebrations tickets are available from the clubhouse at 17 Bank Street Annan or from Colin Warrick.


THE 1STS MARCH ON
27TH APRIL 2013

1STS ARE NOW ONE GAME AWAY FROM AN AMAZING SEASON

The 1sts amazing run this season continues with a 32 v 5 win over a stuffy Carrick side. Annan scored the only try in the 1st half to lead 5-0 but 4 great tries in the second made the game safe. Final score: Annan 32 v Carrick 5

Annan points from: Kevin Jones (T), Craig McCann (2T, 1P, 2C), Alex Halliday (T) and Kieron Watret (T)

Annan are now 1 game away to achieving a 100% win record. Unfortunately this is away....to Stewartry. So a tough tough game next week!

Match Photos / Match Highlights / Match Report


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
27TH APRIL 2013

ANNAN HOST CARRICK ON LADIES DAY AT VIOLETBANK

Annan welcome Carrick in their first visit to Violetbank on Saturday in this penultimate RBS Regional West 2 league fixture. Carrick gave Annan a hard time at Maybole earlier in the season with Annan eventually winning 20 – 13 and currently sit 4th in the league table.

Annan 1st XV Squad: Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, A Rae, C McCann, G Smith, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones Replacements: S Livingstone, J Nelson, K Watret, R Glass, M Griffin, A Jancey

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS WELCOME CARRICK 2NDS TO VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS: Game is now off as Carrick could not raise a team

Annan host Carrick 2nds at Violetbank in a friendly match on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from L Ogilvie, L Stannus, S Muir, N Coupland, G Williamson, B Jamieson, W Harrison, S Clark, S Broach, A Thompson, C Hay, I Thorburn, M Thorburn, W Gray, A Carlyle, S MacTurk, K Warrick, J Harrison.

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO


THE 1STS WIN AGAIN - BEATING CUMBERNAULD
20TH APRIL 2013

THE 1STS BEAT CUMBERNAULD AND ARE 20 WINS FROM 20 GAMES

The 1st XV keep up their amazing league run with a 82 v 8 win over Cumbernauld.

Annan were 5 tries to the good at half time and never looked like losing this one. A further 7 tries in the second half sealed a comprehensive win.

The 1sts are now 20 wins from 20 games.

Scorers: Alex Halliday (4T), Michael Thompson (T), Kevin Jones (2T), Sean Haren (T), Callum Bell (T), Graeme Smith (T), John Nelson (T) and Craig McCann (T, 11C)

Next week they have their final home game v Carrick who are currently 4th in the league.

Match Photos / Match Highlights / Match Report

2NDS GAME WAS CALLED OFF

The 2nds game v Kilmarnock was called off again, as Kilmarnock this time could not raise a team.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
20TH APRIL 2013

ANNAN WELCOME CUMBERNAULD TO VIOLETBANK

Annan welcome Cumbernauld to Violetbank on Saturday for their first visit in this RBS West Division Two match. The visitors had a shaky start to the season and were languishing in the lower reaches but recent performances have taken them to 8th place in the league with a noteable win over Lenzie away. Having won the league Annans next objective is to maintain their unbeaten run in the league with three games remaining.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, S Livingstone, S Haren, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, A Rae, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: D Barnes, J Nelson, G Smith, M Griffin, K Watret

Meet at Violetbank 1.45pm for a 3pm KO.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO KILMARNOCK 3RDS

STOP PRESS: Game is off again as Kilmarnock could not raise a team

Annan 2nds are hopeful that Kilmarnock 3rds will make the journey to Violetbank on Saturday for this RBS Regional Reserve West 3B League fixture.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from S Muir, N Wallace, W Gray, N Coupland, R Glass, A Thompson, L Ogilvie, B Jamieson, S Clark, S Broach, W Harrison, A Carlyle, J Glendinning, J McMonies, I Thorburn, M Thorburn, S McTurk, J Harrison, A Allyson, A Carlyle, M Carpenter

Meet at Violetbank 1.45pm for a 3pm KO.


THE 1STS ARE CHAMPIONS WHILE THE 2NDS ALSO WIN
13TH APRIL 2013

THE 1STS BEAT CAMBUSLANG AND ARE CHAMPIONS!

The 1st XV are champions of West 2 after a comprehensive defeat of Cambuslang coupled with Lenzie losing to Carrick.

After a tricky 1st half where the Cambulang scrum was on top, Annan stormed away in the second half to run in a total of 11 tries to win 72-18.

This is our first Championship since 1998 and its been a long time coming!

Congratulations to all the boys and Marion for all their hard work during the season.

Match Report / Match Photos

THE 2NDS ALSO WIN

The 2nd XV also have a great day by beating Cartha 33-24 in their latest league game.

Match Report / Match Photos


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
13TH APRIL 2013

ANNAN ON ROAD TO COATS PARK

Annan travel up the M74 on Saturday to take on Cambuslang at Coats Park in this RBS West Division 2 fixture . Their hosts, after a slow start to the season, have recently found a rich seam of form with two big wins in recent weeks and currently sit in 5th position in the league. So Annan have a hard game in prospect with 6 points required from the remaining four games to ensure they win the league.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, J Nelson, S Haren, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, A Rae, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: D Barnes, S Wyllie, G Smith, M Griffin, S Livingston

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3pm KO.

Transport: Cars

Reminder for players: bring your green hat!

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CARTHA QUEENS PARK 3RDS

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CARTHA QUEENS PARK 3RDS

Annan 2nds play Cartha QP 3rds at Violetbank on Saturday in the RBS West 3B Reserve League.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from L Ogilvie, G Williamson, S Muir, J Glennding, R Glass, A Thompson, W Gray, B Jamieson, W Harrison, N Wallace, L Stannus, A Carlyle, S Clark, N Coupland, J Harrison, M Carpenter, J McMonnies, S McTurk, A Allison

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO.


THE 1STS ARE PROMOTED AND RECLAIM THE CHISHOLM CUP
6TH APRIL 2013

SUPERB SECOND HALF PERFORMANCE SWEEPS AWAY STEWARTRY

The 1st XV beat their local rivals 46-8 in a great match at Violetbank.

Annan in the process are promoted for next season and regain the Chisholm Cup.

Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
6TH APRIL 2013

ANNAN WELCOME STEWARTRY TO VIOLETBANK IN A LEAGUE AND CHISHOLM CUP DOUBLE

Annan welcome local rivals Stewartry to Violetbank on Saturday in the RBS Regional League West 2. The fixture has added spice as the Chisholm Cup is also up for grabs. The Chisholm Cup, in memory of former Annan President Peter Chisholm, is played for annually between the two clubs.

The current holders are the visitors. Stewartry lie second in the league eight points behind Annan, with Annan having two games in hand over the visitors, so a tough game is in prospect for the home side.

The match sponsors are Magnox, APD and LJ Residential.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, J Nelson, S Haren, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann (C), D Wyllie, J Bigham, A Halliday, A Rae, K Jones.

Replacements: S Livingston, S Wyllie, G Smith, K Watret.

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO


THE 1STS WIN BUT HAVE TO FIGHT HARD
30TH MARCH 2013

THE 1STS DO THE DOUBLE OVER STRATHENDRICK

The 1sts make it 17/17 with a 18-6 over Strathendrick.

The Annan points coming from 2nd half tries from Callum Bell and Sean Haren and from the boot of Craig McCann

Annan now face Stewartry at Violetbank this weekend. A win for Annan will mean promotion.

Match Report / Match Photos

2NDS GAME WAS POSTPONED

The 2nds game was called off as Cumnock could not raise a team.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
30TH MARCH 2013

ANNAN TRAVEL TO FINTRY TO TAKE ON STRATHENDRICK

This Saturday Annan are on the road to Fintry to take on Strathendrick in RBS Regional league West 2 weather permitting! Annan played Strathendrick a fortnight ago at Violetbank winning 43-0.

Although a comprehensive win Annan will be taking nothing for granted as Strathendrick appear to have a different team for their home games as compared to their away one culminating in their defeat of 2nd placed Stewartry at the beginning of the month.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, A Rae, S Callaghan, A Halliday, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: J Nelson, C Bell, D Wyllie, M Griffin

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CUMNOCK

STOP PRESS: Game is off as Cumnock could not raise a team

Annan 2nds have a vital match on Saturday at Violetbank when they take on their nearest rivals Cumnock 2nds for the play-off spot in RBS Regional Reserve league West 3B.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Thomson, L Ogilvie, S Muir, A Allison, W Gray, R Glass, S Broach, N Coupland, S Livingston, J McMonnies, N Wallace, S Clark, G Smith, M Carpenter, K Watret, K Warrick, M Thorburn, S McTurk, A Carlyle, G Williamson, L Stannus, J Davis.

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
23RD MARCH 2013

ANNAN TRAVEL TO STEWARTRY IN TOP OF TABLE DERBY MATCH

STOP PRESS: Game has been postponed. Greenlaw is under 6 inches of snow.

This Saturday Annan, who sit top of RBS Regional West 2 league travel to the Greenlaw to take on second placed Stewartry. With four points separating the two clubs, albeit Annan have three games in hand over their rivals, there is everything to play for in this encounter. This is also more than a West 2 league match but a local derby with bragging rights at stake.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, J Bigham, J Callaghan, A Halliday, A Rae, K Jones Replacements: K Watret, J Nelson, C Bell, D Wyllie

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.30am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Bus

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO HAMILTON 3RDS IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nds travel up the M74 on Saturday to take on table toppers Hamilton 3rds in West 3B the RBS Regional Reserve Leagues. Annan 2nds currently sit second in the league some 13 points behind the leaders but have two games in hand.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from B Jamieson, A Thomson, N Coupland, J McMonnies, R Glass, S Muir, N Wallace, A Carlyle, S Livingstone, W Gray, A Copland, L Stannus, G Smith, J Davis, S McTurk, A Allison

Meet at Clubhouse 10.45am for a 1pm KO.

Transport: cars

YOUTH RUGBY

On Sunday Annan u15s travel to Irvine on league business.


THE 1STS MARCH ON
16TH MARCH 2013

1STS MAKE IT 16 WINS FROM 16 GAMES

The 1sts took another step closer to possible promotion with a comprehensive 43-0 victory over Strathendrick.

The Annan points came from:

Tries: K Jones (3), Alex Halliday (2), Sean Haren, Alan Rae Cons: Craig McCann (4)

Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights

2NDS ALSO WON

The 2nds beat Cartha QP 15-10 in their latest league game.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
16TH MARCH 2013

ANNAN WELCOME STRATHENDRICK TO VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annan welcome Strathendrick from Fintry for their first visit to Violetbank. Annan have played their visitors only once before in the Glasgow District Leagues. They presently sit 6th in Division West 2 of the RBS Regional Leagues and two weeks ago beat the then league leaders Stewartry at Fintry so are not to be taken lightly.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, S Wyllie, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, J Bigham, J Callaghan, A Halliday, A Rae, K Jones. Replacements: C Nicholson, K Watret, J Nelson, D Wyllie, S Livingstone

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO CARTHA QUEENS PARK

Annan 2nds travel to Drumbreck on Saturday to take on Cartha Queens Park 3rds in Division 3B of the RBS Regional Reserve leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from L Ogilvie, S Muir, A Thomson, B Jamieson, R Glass, C Wilson, A Carlyle, S Clark, L Stannus, W Gray, I Thorburn, S McTurk, A Copland, A Allison, K Warrick, M Thorburn, A Graham, C Trant

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars


THE 1STS WIN BUT ONLY JUST
2ND MARCH 2013

THE 1STS DO THE DOUBLE OVER STRATHAVEN

The 1sts make it 15/15 with a 25-10 over Strathaven. Annan did not secure a bonus point but thats another 4 points in the bag.

Match Photos / Match Report

2NDS GAME WAS POSTPONED

The 2nds game was called off as Kilmarnock could not raise a team.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
2ND/3RD MARCH 2013

ANNAN TRAVEL UP A74 IN RETURN MATCH WITH STRATHAVEN

Annan travel up the A74 this Saturday in a re-arranged fixture against Strathaven. There is little doubt that Strathaven will be out to make amends for last Saturdays defeat at Violetbank.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, S Wyllie, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, A Rae, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: J Nelson, S Livingstone, J Bigham

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO KILMARNOCK 3RDS

Annan 2nds are at home on Saturday at Violetbank in a re-arranged fixture in RBS Reserve league West 3B.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: C Wilson, J Davis, S McTurk, G Williamson, W Harrison, W Gray, N Wallace, J Harrison, N Coupland, S Muir, S Broach, A Thomson, L Stannus, B Jamieson, R Glass, A Carlyle, S Clark, I Thorburn, A Copland, J McMonies, L Ogilvie.

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U15s are at home on Sunday at Violetbank to Hillhead Jordanhill U15.

All players to to meet at 12.45 for a 2pm kick off.


THE 1STS WIN BUT ONLY JUST
23RD FEBRUARY 2013

THE 1STS GO 14 FROM 14

The 1sts pick up 5 points with a 38 v 19 victory over Strathaven but only after a tough tough game.

Annan rushed into a 19-0 lead within 15 minutes but Strathaven hit back to be only 19-12 down an half time.

The 2nd half continued in a similar fashion with Strathaven pegging back Annan whenever it looked like we would run away with it.

Final Score: Annan 38 v Strathaven 19 and Annan were relieved to hear the final whistle.

Next week at Strathaven should be a cracker!

Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights

THE 2ND XV LOST TO CUMNOCK

The 2nds great run is ended as they lose 24-5 to Cumnock.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
23RD FEBRUARY 2013

ANNAN AT HOME TO STRATHAVEN

This Saturday Annan host Strathaven at Violetbank. Strathaven are currently placed 7th in the league. This is the first meeting between the teams this season with the return re-arranged fixture next week.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, K Watret, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, M Carpenter, A Jancey, C McCann, G Smith, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: J Nelson, A Jackson, A Rae, E Braid, S Wyllie

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO.

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO CUMNOCK

Annan 2nds have a re-arranged league fixture this Saturday in the RBS Reserve League 3B at Cumnock.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Carlyle, C Wilson, S Broach, L Ogilvie, N Coupland, J Harrison, W Harrison, S Clark, W Gray, B Jamieson, S Muir, S Livingstone, J Davis, J McMonies, M Thorburn, I Thorburn, L Stannus, K Warrick, A Graham, S McTurk J Crombie.

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.30pm for a 3pm KO.

Transport: Cars


THE 1STS WIN AGAIN
16TH FEBRUARY 2013

THE 100% RUN CONTINUES

The 1sts continue their impressive season with a 34 v 0 win over Clydebank. Annan were 20-0 up at half time and never looked liked losing despite some pressure from Clydebank.

It was a poor second half though from Annan but Annan managed to run in 3 more tries to take the final score to 34-0.

Match Report / Match Photos

THE 2ND XV ALSO WIN

The 2nds won their game 27-7.

Match Report


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
16TH FEBRUARY 2013

ANNAN AT HOME TO CLYDEBANK IN LEAGUE

Rugby returns to Violetbank on Saturday after a fortnights break with Annan welcoming Clydebank. Annan won the away fixture in October and will be looking to complete the double in this RBS West 2 league match.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, K Watret, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, A Jancey, J Bigham, D Wyllie, J Callachan, A Halliday, G Smith, K Jones. Replacements: C McCann, J Nelson, S Wyllie.

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO.

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO CUMBERNAULD

Annan 2nds travel to Cumbernauld on Saturday in West 3B of the RBS Reserve leagues. Annan won the home fixture in October but this will be tough game as Cumbernauld lie above Annan in the league.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Thompson, G Williamson, R Glass, N Coupland, L Stannos, S Muir, S Broach, L Ogilvie, S Clark, S McTurk, I Thorburn, B Jamieson, A Carlyle, W Gray, A Rae, A Torbett, J McMonnies, J Davis, J Harrison, A Copland, E Braid, M Carpenter

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

YOUTH RUGBY

On Sunday Annan U15s are away to Uddingston on league business. Players to meet as arranged with coaches.


THE 1STS MAINTAIN THEIR 100% LEAGUE RECORD
26TH JANUARY 2013

THE 1STS MARCH ON

The 1sts keep their 100% league record with a nail-biting 12-10 over promotion rivals Lenzie.

4 McCann penalties was enough for the win despite Lenzie scoring the only tries of the game.

Superb!

Match Report / Match Photos


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
26TH JANUARY 2013

ANNAN ON THE ROAD TO LENZIE

After another Saturday where the weather won, with Violetbank frozen, Annan will be hoping the weather gods are kinder this weekend when they travel up the M74 on Saturday to take on Lenzie at Viewfield Stadium. Lenzie have only been beaten once this season and that was by Annan at Violetbank on 24th November. Lenzie will no doubt be out to gain revenge for that defeat and Annan will have to be on their mettle to maintain their unbeaten run.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, K Watret, A Jancey, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: M Carpenter, S Wyllie, E Braid, J Nelson, A Rae, B Jamieson, S Livingsone.

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Bus

Supporters please note that there will be some seats available on the bus strictly on a first come first served basis.

Annan 2nds do not have a game this weekend.

YOUTH RUGBY

U15s are at home to Whitecraigs U15s on Sunday at Violetbank. All players will be contacted by their coaches regarding meeting times.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
19TH JANUARY 2013

ANNAN WELCOME CARRICK ON FIRST VISIT TO VIOLETBANK

Game is postponed as pitch is frozen.

Annan welcome Carrick to Violetbank on Saturday in the RBS Regional League West 2. Annan claimed victory earlier in the season by 20 points to 13 in a closely fought contest at Maybole.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, M Carpenter, S Haren, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: A Rae, A Jancey, S Wyllie, S Livingston

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO KILMARNOCK 3RDS

Game is postponed as pitch is frozen.

Annan 2nds are at home to Kilmarnock 3rds in RBS Reserve league West 3B on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Copland, R Glass, G Williamson, S Muir, N Coupland, I Thorburn, W Gray, C Trant, S Clark, C Wilson, S Duffy, L Stannus, S McTurk, J Nelson, E Braid, J Davis, A Torbett, A Graham, B Jamieson, J McMonnies

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U15s are away to Dumfries on Sunday on league business. All players will be contacted by their coaches regarding meeting times and transport.


1STS IN ACTION
12TH JANUARY 2013

THE 1STS MARCH ON IN DUNBLANE

The 1st XV score 7 unanswered tries and defeat a hard-working McLaren side 45-3 in their latest West 2 league game.

Annan now go back to the top of the table with a record of played 11, won 11.

The Annan points came from: Kieron Watret (T), Alex Halliday (2T), Callum Bell (T), Sean Harren (T), Kevin Jones (T), Jonny Callaghan (T) and Craig McCann (5C)

Match Report / Match Photos

THE 2NDS GAME WAS CALLED OFF

Alas the 2nds game was called off as Cartha RFC could not raise a team to come doen to Annan.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
12TH JANUARY 2013

ANNAN ON THE ROAD TO DUNBLANE

Annan travel north on Saturday to the Trossachs to take on McLaren RFC who normally play in Callender but for this season are playing at Dunblane High School. Although beaten 21-3 at Violetbank in September McLaren showed that they were a difficult side to beat and will no doubt be redoubling their efforts at home.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, G Hogg, M Thompson, S Wyllie, S Harren, K Watret, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: S Livingstone, E Braid, A Jancey, A Rae, B Jamieson

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2pm KO.

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CARTHA QUEENS PARK 3RDS

STOP PRESS: 2nd XV game is off. Cartha could not raise a team.

Annan 2nds welcome Cartha Queens Park 3rds to Violetbank on Saturday in their first meeting in the league this season.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Torbet, C Wilson, S Muir, S Duffy, C Trant, W Harrison, R Glass, W Gray, I Thorburn, A Thompson, S Clark, N Coupland, A Copland, N Wallace, A Graham, L Stannus, S McTurk, J Harrison, M Carpenter, A Jackson

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

U15 XV TRAVEL TO CUMNOCK

Annan U15s are due to play Cumnock U15s on Sunday at Cumnock. All players will be contacted by their coaches regarding meeting times and transport.


THE 1STS MARCH ON
5TH JANUARY 2013

THE 1STS 100% LEAGUE RECORD CONTINUES

The 1sts continued their great run with a convincing win against Waysiders. Annan were 24 points to the good at half time (and a bonus point for 4 tries).

In the 2nd half Annan piled on the pressure but could only add a further 12 points.

Annan remain undefeated in the league for this season.

The Annan points came from: Graham Smith (T), Colin Warrick (T), Kevin Jones (T), David Wyllie (T), Sean Haren (T) and Craig McCann (1T, 3C)

Match Photos / Match Highlights / Match Report

THE 2NDS DO EVEN BETTER

The 2nds play their 1st game for 6 weeks and what a result. They thrash Dumfries 50-7 with Adam Torbett getting 18 points on his return from injury.

Well played lads.

Match Report


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
5TH JANUARY 2013

WAYSIDERS FIRST FOOT ANNAN

Annan are at home on Saturday at Violetbank to Waysiders Drumpellier from Coatbridge in West 2 of RBS Regional leagues. Annan won the away fixture 55-0.

Annan team: 1 C Warrick, 2 C Bell, 3 C Nicholson, 4 G Hogg, 5 M Thompson, 6 D Barnes, 7 S Harren, 8 A Jackson, 9 J Bigham, 10 C McCann, 11 G Smith, 12 A Halliday, 13 D Wyllie, 14 A Rae, 15 K Jones.

Replacements: 16 M Carpenter, 17 S Wyllie, 18 B Jamieson, 19 A Copland, 20 J Callaghan.

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

2NDS AWAY TO DUMFRIES

Annan 2nds away to Dumfries in RBS Reserve leagues West 3B

Annan 2nd Team: to be announced

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm

Transport: Cars

U15 XV HOST KILMARNOCK

On Sunday the U15 XV host Kilmarnock in their first league game of the new year.

Kick off is 12.00


100% LEAGUE RECORD CONTINUES
29TH DECEMBER 2012

ANNAN 1ST XV WIN AGAIN

After a 5 week enforced break from the rugby, the 1sts finally got a game and took on local (!) rivals Wigtownshire in this x-mas derby.

In a scrappy encounter Annan scored 3 tries to win 21-3. The Annan points coming from: Kevin Jones (1T), Callum Bell (1T), Alan Rae (1T) and Craig McCann (3C)

Match Photos / Match Report


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
29TH DECEMBER 2012

ANNAN AT AWAY TO WIGTOWNSHIRE

Annan travel to Stranraer on Saturday to take on Wigtownshire weather permitting! Annan will be hoping to complete the double over the 'Shire after winning 71- 0 at Violetbank in September.

Annan 1st XV Squad: 1 C Warrick, 2 C Bell, 3 C Nicholson, 4 G Hogg, 5 M Thompson, 6 D Barnes, 7 E Braid, 8 A Jackson, 9 J Bigham, 10 C McCann, 11 G Smith, 12 A Halliday, 13 D Wyllie, 14 A Rae, 15 K Jones, 16 K Watret, 17 S Wyllie, 18 B Jamieson, 19 A Copland

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2pm KO

Annan 2nds do not have a game this Saturday.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
22ND DECEMBER 2012

ANNAN AT HOME TO CUMBERNAULD

Annan welcome Cumbernauld to Violetbank on Saturday weather permitting! This will be Cumbernauld's first visit to Violetbank. Annan will be hoping to complete the double over their visitors after winning 48-0 at Condorrat in September.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann (C), G Smith, D Wyllie, A Halliday, J Callaghan, K Jones

Replacements: E Braid, M Carpenter, S Wyllie, A Rae, K Watret, B Jamieson, A Copland

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45am for a 2pm KO

Annan 2nds do not have a game this Saturday.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
15TH DECEMBER 2012

ANNAN ON ROAD TO CAMBUSLANG

Game off - Pitch is unplayable.

Annan travel up the M74 on Saturday to take on Cambuslang at Coats Park in RBS Regional League West 2. Annan won the home fixture on the first Saturday of the season and will be hoping to repeat the win away.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann (C), G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: E Braid, A Rae, K Watret, S Wyllie

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Bus

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO CARTHA QUEENS PARK

Game off - Pitch is unplayable.

Annan 2nds are also on the road this Saturday in the RBS Regional Reserve league West 3B to Cartha Queens Park.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: A Copland, N Coupland, I Thorburn, S Clark, C Trant, S Livingston, B Jamieson, S Broach, A Graham, L Stannus, S Muir, N Wallace, R Glass, J Davis, J Harrison, S McTurk, J McMonies, C Wilson, A Carlyle, R Craig

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Bus


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
8TH DECEMBER 2012

LOCAL DERBY AT VIOLETBANK THIS SATURDAY

Game off - Pitch is frozen.

Annan welcome local rivals Stewartry to Violetbank on Saturday in the RBS Regional League West 2. The fixture has added spice as the Chisholm Cup is also up for grabs. The Chisholm Cup, in memory of former Annan President Peter Chisholm, is played for annually between the two clubs. The current holders are the visitors.

Stewartry lie second in the league only one point behind Annan, albeit Annan have a game in hand over the visitors, so a tough game is in prospect for the home side. The match sponsors are Magnox.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Haren, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann (C), G Smith, J Callaghan, D Wyllie, A Rae, A Halliday Replacements: E Braid, S Wyllie, S Livingstone, A Copland

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CUMNOCK

Game off - 2nds pitch is frozen.

Annan 2nds welcome Cumnock 2nd to Violetbank in the RBS Regional Reserve league West 3B.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: R Glass, G Williamson, I Thorburn, W Harrison, N Coupland, S Muir, S Duffy, W Gray, S Clark, J Harrison, B Janieson, S Broach, L Stannus, A Carlyle, N Wallace, A Thompson, S McTurk, C Wilson, J McMonnies, C Trant, J Davis, R Craig.

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
1ST DECEMBER 2012

ANNAN ON ROAD TO FINTRY

Game is postponed as pitch is frozen.

This Saturday Annan are on the road to take on Strathendrick at Ruth Menzies Field at Fintry In RBS Regional League West 2. Strathendrick has hit a rich seam of form lately beating Wigtownshire 57-0 last Saturday and now sit 4th in the league so Annan will have their work cut out.

Annan 1st XV Squad: : C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Harren, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones Replacements, J Bigham, A Rae, M Carpenter, K Watret

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS OFF TO HAMILTON

Game is postponed as pitch is frozen.

Annan travel up M74 to take on Hamilton 3rds in the RBS Regional Reserve League West 3B

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: S McTurk, A Carlyle, L Ogilvie, S Livingstone, S Clark, S Duffy, S Broach, I Thorburn, J Davis, A Copland, C Trant, S Muir, W Harrison, C Wilson, N Wallace, L Stannus, N Coupland

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for 2pm KO

Transport: Cars


THE 1STS MOVE BACK TO THE TOP
24TH NOVEMBER 2012

LENZIE BEATEN AT VIOLETBANK

The 1sts had a great win, beating previously unbeaten Lenzie 17-0 at a muddy Violetbank. The Annan points came from: Colin Warrick (T), Alex Halliday (T) and Craig McCann (2C, 1P).

Annan now go back top the top of the division with stats of played 8 - Won 8.

The 2nds game was called off as the Cumnock pitch was waterlogged.

Match Photos / Match Highlights / Match Report


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
24TH NOVEMBER 2012

ANNAN TAKE ON LENZIE AT VIOLETBANK IN THE BIG ONE

This Saturday sees Annan's biggest game of the season, so far, when they take on Lenzie at Violetbank in the RBS Regional Leagues West 2. Both teams are unbeaten so far this season in the league although both lost in Round 2 of the RBS Regional Shield to teams from the league above. Annan welcome back scrum half Andrew Jancey and Jonny Callaghan after injury, with the former making his first appearance of the season. With Lenzie reputably having a good travelling support the Club hope that the Annan supporters turn out in large numbers to cheer on their team.

All supporters please note that the kick off time is 1pm. This earlier kick off is to enable players and supporters to watch the Scotland v Tonga game in the clubhouse.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Harren, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements, J Nelson, M Griffin, A Rae, C Bell, S Wyllie, M Carpenter

Meet at Violetbank at 11.45am for a 1pm KO.

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO CUMNOCK IN LEAGUE

Annan's second string travel up the A76 to take on Cumnock 2nds in the RBS Reserve League West 3B.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Carlyle, B Jamieson, L Stannus, S Muir, R Glass, S Clark, G Williamson, C Trant, A Thompson, N Coupland, W Harrison, S McTurk, N Wallace, W Gray, S Duffy, J Davis, J Harrison J McMonnies, L Ogalvie, A Copland, S Broach

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 1pm KO

Transport: Cars


THE 2NDS LOSE
17TH NOVEMBER 2012

ANNAN 2NDS LOSE TO CREIGHTON

This friendly played at Parkland was a thoroughly enjoyable game which Annan should have won. Creighton spent very little time in the Annan half but came away with tries. Annan failed to capitalise on the major possession of ball and territory.

The visitors had 2 disallowed tries in the last 10 minutes of the game, with the absence of TMO, the ref although not up with play deemed the ball to be held up on each occasion. Stand off Connor Trant converted two penalties to keep the score close. Creighton threw everything at Annan in the dying minutes of the game but the Annan defence was superb and the game ended without further scores.

A good game played in good spirit with a tasty feed afterwards. Thanks to Creighton for the game and their hospitality.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
17TH NOVEMBER 2012

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO CREIGHTON

There are no scheduled league games this weekend with the Autumn Internationals taking centre stage although Annan 2nds have a friendly arranged against old friends Creighton. This game was originally arranged to be played at Violetbank but has been switched to Carlisle as Violetbank is still suffering from the extremes of the recent wet weather:

Annan 2nd XV squad from: S Muir, S Duffy, S Clark, I Thorburn, B Jamieson, S Livingston, N Coupland, S Broach, C Trant, A Graham, W Gray, C Nicholson, S McTurk, K Watret, J Harrison, L Stannus, C Wilson, J Davis, J McMonies, A Carlyle, L Ogilvie.

FRASER JAMIESON

The club is delighted that Fraser has been chosen as a mascot for the Scotland V South Africa game on Sat 17th Nov.

He was nominated by the club because of his keenness, enthusiasm and dedication since joining the Youth Section in 2009


BOTH TEAMS GO DOWN - JUST
10TH NOVEMBER 2012

ANNAN 1STS LOSE IN THE SHIELD

The 1st XV lose a tight game to West 1 opponents Kilmarnock 21-19. Kilmarnock now progress to the semi-final of the SRU West Shield

Match Report
Leading Point Scorers

THE 2NDS ALSO LOSE TO KILMARNOCK

The 2nds also lose, to a last minute penalty to go down 8-7 to Kilmarnock 2nds.

Match Report
Leading Point Scorers


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
10TH NOVEMBER 2012

ANNAN IN ACTION IN THE SHIELD

Annan's fixture against Strathaven in the RBS Regional League West 2 unfortunately fell foul of the weather last Saturday when Violetbank was deemed unplayable with the pitches waterlogged. Annan's second XV's game against Dumfries 3rd XV at Park Farm similarly fell foul of the weather.

Annan have a break from league action this Saturday when they travel to Bellsland to take on Kilmarnock in the 2nd round of the RBS West Regional Shield competition.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, G Hogg, M Thompson, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, A Rae, D Wyllie, A Halliday, G Smith, K Jones Replacements: S Harren, C Nicholson, A Copland, M Carpenter

Meet at Clubhouse at 10am for a 1.30pm KO

Transport: Bus

THE SECONDS ALSO TRAVEL TO KILMARNOCK

Annan's 2nd XV also travel to Bellsland on Saturday to take on Kilmarnock 3rd XV in a re-arranged RBS Reserve league 3B fixture.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Graham, R Glass, S McTurk, C Wilson, G Williamson, L Stannus, S Broach, N Coupland, S Clark, A Carlyle, B Jamieson, J Davis, N Wallace, I Thorburn, J Crombie, C Trant, W Gray, S Duffy, R Gracie, J Harrison

Meet at Clubhouse at 10am for a 1.30pm KO

Transport: Bus


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
3RD NOVEMBER 2012

ANNAN HOST STRATHAVEN IN LEAGUE AT VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS: Game is postponed. Violetbank is waterlogged.

This Saturday Annan welcome Strathaven to Violetbank in the RBS Regional West 2 league. This is Strathaven's first visit to Violetbank.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Crombie, M Thompson, G Hogg, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, D Wyllie, A Halliday, A Rae, K Jones Replacements: S Haren, J Nelson, A Copland.

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO.

Match Sponsor: Neil Bell and Friends

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO DUMFRIES

Annan's second string travel to Park Farm on Saturday to take on Dumfries 3rds in the RBS Reserve League West 3B.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from B Jamieson, S Muir, K Watret, I Thorburn, J Davis, S Livingstone, L Stannus, N Coupland, S McTurk, A Graham, S Duffy, W Harrison, J Harrison, R Glass, J McMonies, S Clark

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 2pm KO

Transport: Cars


THE 1STS WIN AGAIN
27TH OCTOBER 2012

ANNAN WIN AGAINST CLYDEBANK

The 1sts XV beat Clydebank 45-5 in the latest league game. Annan were 31-0 up at half time. Annan remain unbeaten in league and cup for the season

Match Report
Leading Point Scorers

THE 2NDS ALWAY PLAY AND WIN!

The 2nds finally get another game of rugby and recorded a 12-7 victory over Cumbernauld.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
27TH OCTOBER 2012

THE 1STS TRAVEL TO CLYDEBANK

The hugely anticipated table topping encounter between the two unbeaten teams in the RBS Regional League West 2 unfortunately fell foul of the weather last Saturday when Violetbank was deemed unplayable with the pitches waterlogged. Annan and Lenzies' inactivity allowed Stewartry, who beat Strathaven at the Greenlaw (18-17), to go top of the league.

This Saturday Annan travel to Whitecrook to play Clydebank in RBS Regional League West 2. Annan and Clydebank have only met once before in March 1996 in the old Division 4 of the National Leagues in a close match at the Everholm which Annan won 16 - 12.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, M Thompson, M Carpenter, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones Replacements: G Hogg, S Wyllie, A Rae.

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

2NDS AT HOME TO CUMBERNAULD

Annan 2nds are at home to Cumbernauld 2nds in RBS Reserve League West 3B at Violetbank

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Graham, R Gracie, G Williamson, S Muir, W Harrison, R Glass, J Davis, S Duffy, N Coupland, W Gray, J McMonnies, S Livingstone, S Mc Turk, C Wilson, S Clark, S Harren, J Harrison, D Jamieson, L Ogilvie, L Stannus Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ALEX DUNBAR IN SCOTLAND CALL-UP

All at Annan RFC are delighted to see that former Annan player Alex Dunbar, now with Glasgow Warriors, has been selected for the Scotland Squad for the Autumn Internationals.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
20TH OCTOBER 2012

THE ONLY UNBEATEN TEAMS IN THE RBS REGIONAL WEST 2 MEET AT VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS: Game is postponed. Violetbank is waterlogged.

Saturday's game at Violetbank is a mouth-watering prospect between the only two unbeaten teams in the league when Lenzie are Annan's visitors. Lenzie are only a point behind Annan and have been in a fine seam of form posting some big wins in the last few weeks. It is hoped that a good turnout of home support will turn out for this crucial game

Annan 1st XV Squad: 1 C Warrick, 2 C Bell, 3 J Nelson, 4 G Hogg, 5 M Thompson, 6 D Barnes, 7 E Braid, 8 A Jackson, 9 J Bingham, 10 C McCann, 11 G Smith, 12 A Halliday, 13 J Callaghan, 14 D Wyllie, 15 K Jones

Replacements, A Rae, C Nicholson, M Carpenter, A Copland, K Watret, S Wyllie, S Livingstone

Meet at Violetbank 1.45pm for a 3pm KO


THE 1STS ROLL ON
13TH OCTOBER 2012

ANNAN BEAT CARRICK IN THE LEAGUE - JUST!

The 1sts XV beat Carrick in their latest league game 20-13. The Annan points came from a Graham Smith try and 5 penalties from the boot of Craig McCann.

The 1sts now have a huge game this Saturday when they take on 2nd place Lenzie at Violetbank.

Match Report
Leading Point Scorers


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
13TH OCTOBER 2012

BACK TO LEAGUE BUSINESS AT MAYBOLE

It's back to league business for Annan on Saturday in the RBS Regional League West 2 when they travel to Maybole to take on Carrick. Annan have only played Carrick once before and that was in Glasgow and District Division 1 in 1992 when they carried off the honours in a shock result (15-13) which was Annan's only defeat in their Glasgow & District campaign.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, G Hogg, M Thompson, S Wyllie, S Livingstone, E Braid, A Rae, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones Replacements: C Nicholson, M Carpenter, B Jamieson, R Gracie

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30 for 3pm KO

The 2nd XV do not have a game this weekend as Paisley 3rd XV have withdrawn from the RBS Regional West 3B Reserve league.


1ST WIN BUT 2NDS GAME IS OFF
6TH OCTOBER 2012

ANNAN BEAT EAST KILBRIDE IN ROUND 1 OF RBS REGIONAL WEST SHIELD

The 1sts XV get a well deserved win over East Kilbride in the 1st round of the West Regional Shield. Annan were 8-6 down at half time but tries from Callum Bell and Alex Haliday sealed the win.

Annan now take on Kilmarnock in the 2nd round

Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

2NDS GAME CALLED OFF

Alas the 2nds game was off.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
6TH/7TH OCTOBER 2012

ANNAN TRAVEL TO EAST KILBRIDE IN ROUND 1 OF RBS REGIONAL WEST SHIELD

STOP PRESS: Annan have been drawn away to either Wigtownshire or Kilmarnock if they get past East Kilbride. Tie to be played on Sat 10th November

Annan travel to East Kilbride on Saturday in Round 1 of the RBS West Regional Shield Competition. This fixture is a repeat of last season's preliminary round when Annan came away as victors by 22 points to 13. However they were beaten by the same team in the league a week later at the same venue 17 points to 11.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, R Craig, M Thompson, D Barnes, S Wyllie, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: C Nicholson, M Carpenter, A Copland

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO CARTHA QUEENS PARK IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nds travel to Dumbreck in the RBS Reserve League West 3B on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: K Watret, S Clark, N Coupland, G Hogg, S Livingstone, S Muir, R Glass, S Duffy, J Davis, J McMonies, A Carlyle, F Gibb, R Fallon, R Graciue, A Graham, W Harrison, G Hunt, M Thomas.

YOUTH TEAMS

On Saturday the U18 Colts are at home to Cumbernauld. Kick off is 2pm

This Sunday the Tigers travel to Moffat to face the Rams meet (Moffat) 11:00am for 11:30KO (or 10:20am at Bank Street)

Team from: Anderson, Carmichael, Gracie, Conghan, Graham, Johnstone, McCartney, MacKay, Murray, Waugh. Whiteside


THE 1STS WIN BUT ONLY JUST
29TH SEPTEMBER 2012

MCLAREN PUT UP A GREAT FIGHT

The 1sts win, but only after a great scrap with McLaren. Annan were only 7-3 up at half time thanks to a Callum Bell try.

The 2nd half was also a cagy affair but 2 tries from Annan secured the win. No bonus point though for the first time this season.

1st XV Updates Other League Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

Cumbernauld 11 v Wigtownshire 12
Cambuslang 13 v Waysiders 5
Strathendrick 15 v Carrick 25
Strathaven 10 v Lenzie 29
Stewartry 47 v Clydebank 7


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
29TH/30TH SEPTEMBER 2012

ANNAN HOST MCLAREN AT VIOLETBANK

Annan welcome McLaren RFC from Callander in the RBS Regional League West 2 on Saturday at Violetbank. Annan previously played McLaren in Glasgow & District Division 2 at Callander in Feb 1992 but this if their first visit to Annan.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, R Craig M Thompson, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, A Rae, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, D Wyllie, A Copland, A Halliday Replacements: S Wyllie, C Nicholson, M Carpenter, S Livingstone, R Gracie, C Trant, G Hogg

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

2NDS PLAY THE WAITING GAME

Annan 2nds do not have a fixture at the time of writing as Uddingston 2nd XV have withdrawn from the RBS Regional Reserve League West 3B

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan Colts are away on Sunday to Cartha Queens Park Colts. Players meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am.


THE 1STS DOMINATE AGAIN
22ND SEPTEMBER 2012

7 TRIES, 7 CONVERSIONS

The 1sts thump Waysiders 55-0 in their latest league game. Annan ran in 7 tries and although were a bit scrappy in places bagged another 5 points and remain at the top of the league.

1st XV Updates Other League Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

Wigtownshire 18 v Cambuslang 20
Lenzie 64 v Clydebank RFC 0
Carrick 24 v Strathaven 22
McLaren 3 v Strathendrick 24
Cumbernauld 17 v Stewartry 27

THE 2NDS LOSE TO MOFFAT

Annan's second XV's fixture against Cumnock 2nds was postponed as their pitch was deemed unplayable. The seconds, however, played Moffat 1st Xv at Moffat in a hastily rearranged friendly which the lost 24-8.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
22ND/23RD SEPTEMBER 2012

ANNAN ON THE ROAD TO COATBRIDGE

Annan travel to Coatbridge on Saturday to take on Waysiders Drumpellier in RBS Regional League West 2.

Waysiders were relegated alongside Annan and Stewartry last season. Annan drew away and won the home games last season.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, R Craig M Thompson, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones

Replacements: C Nicholson,S Haren, S Wyllie

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO CUMNOCK

Annan 2nd XV travel to Cumnock to take on Cumnock 2nds on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: A Graham, S McTurk, R Gracie, G Hogg, I Thorburn, S Duffy, S Livingstone, K Watret, A Rae, A Carlyle, S Broach, J Crowther, W Gray, S Clarke, N Coupland, A Copland, W Harrison, J Davis, J Harrison, C Wilson, F Gibb, R Fallon.

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan Colts are at home this Sunday to Whitecraigs with a 2pm Kick off. Players to meet as arranged.


ANOTHER GREAT WIN FOR THE 1STS
15TH SEPTEMBER 2012

THE 1STS THUMP WIGTOWNSHIRE

The 1sts thrash Wigtownshire 71-0 in their latest league game. Annan were 33-0 at half time and ran in 11 tries in total to win 71-0

1st XV Updates Other League Scores
Match Report
Match Highlights
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

Cambuslang 57 v Cumbernauld 14
Strathendrick 15 v Waysiders 13
Strathaven 26 v McLaren 10
Clydebank 17 v Carrick 10
Stewartry 7 v Lenzie 9

THE 2NDS GET PIPPED

The 2nds lose to Hamilton 34-26 after leading for most of the game.

Match Report
Match Photos


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
15TH/16TH SEPTEMBER 2012

ANNAN WELCOME WIGTOWNSHIRE TO VIOLETBANK IN LEAGUE

This Saturday Annan welcome Wigtownshire to Violetbank in RBS Regional League West 2. Annan have played their visitors several time over the years both in friendlies and league.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, R Craig M Thompson, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, J Callaghan, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: C Nicholson, A Rae, S Wyllie

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ANNAN 2ND XV AT HOME TO HAMILTON 3RDS IN LEAGUE

Annan's second string host Hamilton 3rd XV at Violetbank on Saturday in RBS Regional Reserve League West 3B.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Glass, L Ogilvie, J Davis, G Hogg, R Fallon, F Gibb, S Livingstone, I Thorburn, W Harrison, A Carlyle, G Williamson, B Jamieson, J Harrison, C Wilson, W Gray,

Replacements: S Duffy, S Broach

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan Colts are away to Waysiders Drumpellier Colts on Sunday. Meet at Clubhouse at 9.30am

Annan U15s are away to Ayr on Sunday. Players to meet as arranged with coaches.


U15 TIGERS LOSE TO DUMFRIES
9TH SEPTEMBER 2012

12 TRAVEL TO DUMFRIES

12 players left Annan on Sunday to take on Dumfries. With 3 players provided by Dumfries the Annan Tigers competed well but paid the penalty of giving away too many penalties to go don 12-5

Match Report


ANOTHER THUMPING WIN FOR THE 1STS
8TH SEPTEMBER 2012

THE 1STS BEAT CUMBERNAULD IN STYLE

The 1st XV start their away campaign in the league with a 7 try demolition of Cumbernauld. Annan never looked like losing this one with the points coming from:

Tries: Sean Harren, Jonnie Callaghan, Callum Bell, Alex Halliday(2), Stuart Livingstone, James Bigham
Conversions: Craig McCann (5)
Penalties: Craig McCann (1)

1st XV Updates Other League Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

Carrick 0 v Lenzie 35
McLaren 30 v Clydebank 3
Waysiders 16v Strathaven 15
Wigtownshire 22 v Strathendrick 19
Cambuslang 32 v Stewartry 36

THE 2NDS GAME WAS CALLED OFF

Alas Kilmarnock could not raise a team so the game was called off.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
8TH/9TH SEPTEMBER 2012

ANNAN TRAVEL TO CUMBERNAULD IN LEAGUE

This Saturday Annan travel to Auchenkilns to take on Cumbernauld for the first time on league business in the RBS Regional League West 2. Annan have only played Cumbernauld once before, in the first year of the inaugural SRU Scottish Cup a game that Annan won.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, R Craig M Thompson, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, J Crowther, A Halliday, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: S Harren, G Hogg, A Copland

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO KILMARNOCK IN LEAGUE

Annan's second string travel to Bellsland on Saturday to take on Kilmarnock 3rd XV in RBS Reserve League West 3B.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Gracie, S McTurk, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, J Davis, R Glass, S Livingstone, R Fallon, J Harrison, C Wilson, S Duffy, B Jamieson, F Gibb, S Broach, W Gray, G Aird

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan Colts have a game this Sunday at Violetbank against Stewartry Colts with a 2 pm KO


GREAT START TO THE NEW SEASON
1ST SEPTEMBER 2012

THE 1STS START WITH A GREAT WIN

The 1st XV beat a stuffy Cambuslang side 35-7. The half time lead was only 8-7 but Annan ran away with it in the second. Nice one!

1st XV Updates Other League Scores
Match Report
Match Highlights
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

Strathaven 22 v Wigtownshire 7
Clydebank 12 v Waysiders 10
Stewartry 24 v Carrick 3
Lenzie 17 v McLaren 12
Strathendrick 36 v Cumbernauld 21

THE 2NDS ALSO START WITH A WIN

The 2nd XV beat Dumfries 14-5 in their 1st league game.

A nice start to both teams league campaigns.

Match Report
Match Photos


1STS AND 2NDS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
1ST SEPTEMBER 2012

Please Note: Season Tickets will be on sale at gate at Saturdays game at Violetbank (also in Clubhouse) priced at £25 for all home league and cup games.

ANNAN LAUNCH LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AT HOME TO CAMBUSLANG

Annan launch their league campaign at Violetbank this Saturday in RBS Regional League West 2 against Cambuslang. Cambuslang missed out in promotion from West 2 last season finishing as runners up to Helensburgh losing only four games in their league season. Annan obviously have a hard opening game in prospect.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, R Craig, J Nelson, M Thompson, D Barnes, E Braid, A Jackson, J Bigham, C McCann, G Smith, J Crowther, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones, Replacements: S Harren, S Wyllie, G Hogg

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO DUMFRIES IN THE LEAGUE

Annan's second string take on Dumfries 3rd XV at Violetbank on Saturday in RBS Reserve League West 3B

Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Glass, S McTurk, R Gracie, K Watret, L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, S Livingstone, I Thorburn, J Harrison, C Trant, W Harrison, W Gray, A Torbet, S Broach, S Muir, S Duffy, N Coupland, J McMonnies, R Fallon, F Gibb, J Davis, A Copland, A Carlyle, G Williamson, B Jamieson

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO


1STS AND COLTS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
25TH AUGUST 2012

TEAMS TRAVEL TO HAWICK AND LANGHOLM

This Saturday, Annan travel up the A7 to take on Hawick Linden in a friendly to complete their pre-season games. Linden play in RBS East League 2.

Annan also have a colts squad taking part in the Langholm Colts 7s Tournament at Milntown.


SQUAD MATCH
21ST AUGUST 2012

CREIGHTON V ANNAN

With only a couple of weeks until the start of the league season the tournament was an important element in the coaches efforts to prepare the teams for the upcoming fixtures and to that end a hastily arranged friendly against Creighton RUFC (Carlisle) on Tuesday night.

Annan had a good workout which Annan Coach Neil Moffat thought was a solid first performance. Annan won the encounter 44-12 scoring eight tries in the process. The Annan tries came from Alex Halliday(2), Kevin Jones, Callum Bell, Ali Jackson, Stuart Wyllie, Connor Trant and Ryan Glass. Conversions by James Bigham (2).


VIOLETBANK TROPHY
18TH AUGUST 2012

CANCELLED - WATERLOGGED PITCHES

Annan RFCs Annual 15s Tournament for the Violetbank Shield had to be cancelled on Saturday following two days of incessant rain when the pitches were declared unplayable due to waterlogging. The clubs thanks all the volunteers who had made themselves available on Saturday morning with their garden forks to try and prepare the pitches for play.


ANNAN RFC THE NEW SEASON AND VB SHIELD
18TH AUGUST 2012

THE NEW SEASON

This Saturday sees Annan RFC host its annual 15 a-side Tournament at Violetbank as a curtain raiser to the start of the new rugby season. The season officially starts on the 1st September with Annan at home to Cambuslang in the RBS West Regional Division 2 and their 2nd XV also at home to Dumfries 3rds in the RBS Reserve league West 3B.

Annan President Dave Fisher had the following to say on the new challenges which lie ahead for the club As Annan RFCs new President I, like everyone else at the Club, am looking forward to the new season. The coaches and players have put in considerable efforts into their pre-season training and this Saturday sees the next stage of pre-season preparation with the annual Violetbank Shield at Violetbank and coaches Neil Moffat and Niall Smith will use this to try out further permutations before the seasons action begins in earnest. After relegation last season we now find ourselves in RBS West Regional Division 2 and will be revisiting and welcoming some old adversaries from our Glasgow and District League days. Despite last seasons disappointment I feel the club will acquit themselves well and will be knocking on the promotion door come the end of the season.

Rugby clubs like Annan rely heavily on their youth structure and it is heartening to note that our youth structure has in the past couple of years blossomed and will, hopefully provide the senior side of the club with its stars of the future. I would also like to thank all our sponsors who stay with us as, a club, from year to year. This year sees the club with a new main sponsor The St James Smokehouse and we look forward to a long and happy association with them.

Finally I and the rest of the club look forward to seeing increasing crowds at Violetbank to support the players of all ages who fly the flag for the club.

Daves thoughts were echoed by Club Captain Craig McCann After a disappointing end to last year and finding ourselves in a lower league, the squad has trained well all pre-season and a large number of the boys are looking bigger fitter and stronger. Many of the younger lads have trained hard and their skills have improved drastically as a result.

Looking forward to this season I have every reason to be optimistic about our chances. The boys are on good form and have gained valuable experience over the last couple seasons. We will be looking to play a fast flowing, attractive brand of rugby in an attempt to win a large number of games and get the crowds back to Violetbank. The players appreciate all the support they are given so I urge and welcome as many of you as possible to join us at Violetbank on a Saturday afternoon.

VIOLETBANK 15-ASIDE TOURNAMENT

Eight teams will line up at Violetbank on Saturday in an attempt to win the Violetbank Shield. The teams participating are Annan (RBS West Regional Division 2), Cumnock (RBS West Regional Division 2), Dumfries (RBS Championship 1), Dumfries & Galloway Police, Kirby Lonsdale (North West Division 1), Langholm (RBS East Regional Division 1), Newton Stewart (RBS West Regional Division 1), and Stewartry (RBS West Regional Division 2). The competition is played in two leagues with the two league winners playing in the final.

League A is made up of Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway Police, and Newton Stewart with League B featuring Kirby Lonsdale, Stewartry, Langholm and Cumnock. The first ties KO at 12.30pm with the final anticipated to take place at approximately 5.30pm.

Annan RFC Squad for Violetbank Tournament: Meet at Violetbank at 11.30am There will be plenty for supporters to enjoy with a Barbecue and Beer tent with aprs match evening entertainment in the Clubhouse with live music and disco/karaoke.

Admission £5

Gates open 12 noon.

Supporters note that Season Tickets will be on sale from 21st August - £25 (admission to all home league and cup games)


MOFFAT 10'S AND RBS RUGBY FORCE
11TH/12TH AUGUST 2012

RBS RUGBY FORCE WEEKEND

Annan RFCs Youth Section were involved in the RBS Rugby Force initiative on Sunday when with sponsorship from RBS and the local branch of Jewsons they set about tidying up Violetbank with the main thrust of their efforts spent on the re-staining of the pitch perimeter fences. The volunteers were rewarded with a barbecue and refreshments. The club would like to thank those players and friends who made the effort to help out at the event.

Photos From The Day

MOFFAT TENS TOURNAMENT

A mixed squad from Annan RFC were beaten in the final of Moffat 10s on Saturday, beating Moffat and Stewartry along the way and eventually losing to Dalkeith in the final.

Action from the 10's
Photo taken by Ian Haddow


CHANGES AT ANNAN RFC AGM
28TH JUNE 2012

Following the AGM of Annan Rugby Club, a number of changes have taken place in the composition of the Committee.

Dave Fisher comes in as President following Don Bartys decision to step down after 7 years in that position. Vice President is ex-player Neil Wallace and Delna Weston takes on the role of Secretary. Remaining as interim Treasurer is Chris Lake.

The Committee consists of Marion Hamilton, Philip Bertram (Minutes Secretary), Rick Townson, Billy Henderson, Colin Warrick, Colin McCann, Neil Moffat, Lynne Johnstone (Child Protection), Brian Peat, Niall Smith, David Wyllie, Kieran Watret, Ali Jackson, John Nelson and James Mason.

Club Captain for a second season is Craig McCann and his Vice Captain is John Nelson, with Dennis Ryan captaining the 2nd XV.

Outgoing President Don Barty told the Observer this week: I feel privileged and honoured to have been President over the past seven years . The Club is in good hands, we have an excellent Committee in place and I know that David will be a forward-thinking President and I wish him well. On a playing level, the Youth section expanded greatly last season and we look forward to a number of promising players filtering through in due course.

New president Dave Fisher, an ex-player, was equally enthusiastic: I am very honoured to be the seventh President in the history of Annan RFC. I want to see the Club going from strength to strength on and off the field. It is good to see more players on the Committee and to see the increase in youth numbers. We must make sure that the youth players are made welcome when they reach the senior ranks. The Club also needs to reach out to former players, partners and others and the aim should be for a family inclusive club. I am also looking forward to the new season and am confident we will be succes