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ANNAN 1ST AND 2ND FIXTURES 2007/08
13 JUNE 2007

THE 1ST XV FIXTURES FOR THE COMING SEASON

01/09 - Annan v Edinburgh Uni
08/09 - Preston Lodge v Annan
15/09 - Greenock Wand v Annan
22/09 - Annan v Garnock
29/09 - Langholm v Annan
06/10 - Annan v Dalziel
13/10 - Cambuslang v Annan
20/10 - Annan v East Kilbride
27/10 - RHC v Annan
03/11 - Annan v Falkirk
10/11 - Hillfoots v Annan
17/11 - Annan v Preston Lodge
24/11 - Annan v Greenock Wand
01/12 - Garnock v Annan
08/12 - Annan v Langholm
15/12 - Dalziel v Annan
05/01 - Annan v Cambuslang
12/01 - East Kilbride v Annan
19/01 - Annan v RHC
26/01 - Falkirk v Annan
22/03 - Annan v Hillfoots
29/03 - Edinburgh Uni v Annan

THE 2ND XV FIXTURES FOR THE COMING SEASON

08/09 - Annan v Irvine
15/09 - Greenock Wands v Annan
22/09 - Annan v Garnock
29/09 - Whitecraigs v Annan
13/10 - Ardrossan Accies v Annan
20/10 - Annan v East Kilbride
03/11 - Dalziel v Annan
10/11 - Annan v Helensburgh
17/11 - Irvine v Annan
24/11 - Annan v Greenock Wands
01/12 - Garnock v Annan
08/12 - Annan v Whitecraigs
15/12 - Annan v Ardrossan Accies
12/01 - East Kilbride v Annan
19/01 - Lenzie v Annan
26/01 - Annan v Dalziel
22/03 - Helensburgh v Annan
29/03 - Annan v Lenzie


END OF SEASON STUFF 1
MAY 2007

CAPTAIN NOMINATIONS

At Tuesday's 1st Mays Players' Meeting, nominations were put forward for next year's Captains and Vice-Captains. These will, of course, have to be officially approved at the AGM on 22nd June.
1st XV Captain - Paul Carruthers
1st XV Vice-Captain - Colin Warrick
2nd XV Captain - Kieran Watret
2nd XV Vice Captain - Gavin Lynch

IMPORTANT COACHES MEETING

There will be an important meeting in the Clubhouse on Tuesday 15th May at 8.30pm for all existing coaches and any others who would be willing to become involved in some way with either coaching or assisting with the various tasks involved in running and organising teams.

No experience required - any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Past coaches who have "had a rest" would be most welcome in order that we can develop more teams at Youth level.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2007

THE 1STS WIN THEIR LAST GAME OF THE SEASON

The 1sts beat Allan Glens 95-0 in their last league game of the season. Annan ran in 14 tries, kicked 11 conversions and 1 penalty - editing the game for this site may take a while!!! The scorers were: Michael Scott (3T), Alex Dunbar (3T), Kevin Jones (2T), Jonny Callaghan (1T), Andrew White (1T), Andrew Jancey (1T), Paul Carruthers (1T), Graham Hogg (1T) and Craig McCann (11C, 1T, 1P)

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
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Latest Division 2 Table
Leading Point Scorers


Kilmarnock 0 v Garnock 17
THE 2NDS LOSE

The 2nds go down 27-5 in their latest league game against Dalziel.

Match Report


ANNAN ACADEMY U18's BOWL FINAL
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL 2007

ANNAN GO DOWN TO PORTOBELLO

The Annan Academy U18's team went down tonight 20-15 to Portobello High School in the Final of the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Bowl Final. Annan were 20-3 down with about 10 minutes to go - but 2 late tries made in an interesting finish - but it was not to be. Unlucky lads.

A couple of very brief clips from the game


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2007

ANNAN WELCOME ALLAN GLENS TO VIOLETBANK IN FINAL LEAGUE GAME OF SEASON

Annan complete their league campaign on Saturday at Violetbank when they welcome Allan Glens from Bishopriggs in a rearranged fixture. This fixture was originally scheduled for 13th January but had to be postponed due to Violetbank being waterlogged. Annan won the away game at the end of September 27 Ė 5 and will be looking to end their successful league campaign on a high. The selectors have made some minor changes to the team who played against Caithness last Saturday with the return to full back of Kevin Jones, who was unavailable due to work commitments, with Jonny Callaghan reverting back to his wing position. With Graham Smith injured (knee) last weekend flanker Mike Scott moves to the No 8 slot with Bruce Blower in at blindside flanker and Neil Moffat, who was also unavailable last weekend, back at open side. This weekends fixture sees the end of an era for one Annan stalwart as Billy Henderson plays his last 1st XV game for the Club after a playing career, at Colts and senior level, which has spanned the best part of 20 years. The club are hoping that there will be a large turnout on Saturday for the last 1st XV game of the season.

Annan Team: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Henderson, G Hogg , B Blower, N Moffat, M Scott, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: J Nelson, A White, AN Other

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND XV TRAVEL TO DALZIEL IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nd XV travel to Motherwell on Saturday in their penultimate league game against Dalziel who they beat at home last Saturday. A win on Saturday would see Annanís second string move into 3rd place in the league.

Annan 2nd Team Squad: J Crombie, S Wyllie, J Carlyle, N Bell, K Watret(C), D Barnes, E Braid, M Carpenter, G Lynch, C Trant, B Hay, M Griffen, A Halliday, N Coupland, D Graham, R Gracie, N Halliday, I Thorburn, G Williamson, C Hay, D Wyllie, Al. Graham

Match Reps: I Black, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 21ST APRIL 2007

THE 1STS WIN AT CATITHNESS

The 1sts beat Caithness 12-3 in their penultimate league game. All points coming from the boot of Craig McCann.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report

Latest Division 2 Table
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers


No Other Games
THE 2NDS ALSO WIN

The 2nds keep up their great end of season run beating Dalziel 31-17.

Match Report

THE U15'S AND U16'S AT THE STEWARTRY SEVENS

The U15's had an amazing run - winning the Stewartry Sevens without conceeding a point!! The U16's did not fair as well - but played good rugby throughout

Match Report


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 21ST APRIL 2007

ANNAN OFF TO CAITHNESS IN THEIR PENULTIMATE LEAGUE GAME

Annan make their longest journey of the season this weekend when they travel to Thurso to take on Caithness in their penultimate league game in Division 2 of the National Leagues. This fixture was due to be played on 4th November but was cancelled due to the Millbank pitch being flooded.

Caithness are a formidable team at home only having lost two home games this season so a hard game is in prospect for the Annan squad.

Annan Team: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Henderson, G Hogg , B Blower, M Scott, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Callaghan, A Halliday Replacements: J Nelson, R Gracie, N Moffat

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson, E Woodman,

Meet at Clubhouse at 4.30pm on Friday

ANNAN 2ND AT HOME TO DALZIEL

Annanís second team have a home game on Saturday at Violetbank against Dalziel RFC from Motherwell. This is a rearranged fixture from 2nd December.

Annan 2nd XV squad: J Crombie, S Wyllie, G Wyllie, K Watret (C), I Thorburn, D Barnes, E Braid, M Carpenter, G Lynch, C Trant, D Graham, A Dunbar, S McCann, N Coupland, D Fisher. Replacements from: N Halliday, G Williamson, C Hay, L Ogilvie, A White

Match Reps: I Gilmour, N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm KO

ANNAN YOUTHS

This week, Sevens fever is in the air and a junior team will hopefully compete at Stewartry, and there is also the possibility of a friendly with a touring team from Yorkshire who have promised to drop in on their way home. Teams will be picked at training.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 14TH APRIL 2007

THE 1STS GO DOWN TO IRVINE

The 1sts lost to Irvine in the Quarter Finals of the SRU Shield. Annan actually lead at half-time 27-17 but were outscored in the 2nd to go down 42-30. Unlucky lads.

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


Garnock 31 - 15 Marr
Ardrossan 58 - 6 Cumbernauld
THE 2NDS BEAT ARDROSSAN

The 2nd beat 31-17 Ardrossan in their latest league game.

Match Report

THE U16'S BEAT CARTHA QUEENS PARK

The U16's beat Cartha Queens Park 12-5 in a frendly at Violetbank.

Match Report


STOP PRESS

SEMI FINAL SHIELD DRAW

The winners of the Annan v Irvine Shield match will travel to the winner of the (Falkirk or Dalziel) v Musselburgh matches. Tie maybe on the 28th April


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 14TH APRIL 2007

SRU SHIELD QUARTER FINAL AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annan take on Irvine at Violetbank in the Quarter Final of the SRU Shield competition. Irvine will provide a stern test as they have just been promoted from National Division 1 to Premier 3. They also have a score to settle with their hosts as Annan beat them in the Bowl Final at Murrayfield in 2003. An enthralling game is in prospect and it is hoped that a large turnout of home supporters will make their way to Violetbank on Saturday. Annan will still be without Andrew White who is playing for Scotland U18 in the U18 Six Nations Tournament in Glasgow however Annan sees the return of centre Alex Dunbar from the successful Millfield U17 International Festival where Scotland had an impressive unbeaten run winning against France, England and Wales.

Annan Team: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Henderson, G Hogg , M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: J Nelson, B Blower, A Dunbar, R Gracie

Match Reps: A Robertson, I Gilmour, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm KO.

ANNAN 2ND XV AT HOME TO ARDROSSAN

Annanís 2nd XV take on Ardrossan 2nd Xv at Violetbank on Saturday in a rearranged fixture cancelled from 9th December. Annan will be hoping to reverse their defeat at Memorial Field in September.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: J Crombi, S Wyllie, M Carpenter, K Watret (C), I Thorburn, D Barnes, N Halliday, G Lynch, C Trant, B Copland, D Graham, D Wyllie, N Coupland, B Hay Replacements: S Rogers, N Bell, G Williamson C Aird

Match Reps: N Galbraith, N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm KO


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 7TH APRIL 2007

THE 1STS BEAT LANGHOLM

The 1sts beat Langholm 12-3 in the 2nd round of the SRU Shield. It was a battle of the kickers - with Craig McCann getting 4 pens to Langholms 1. The 1st half was fairly even but Annan had the better of the 2nd half and came closest to scoring a try. Anyway - we are through to the next round and have finally beaten Langholm at the Milntown. Get in!!

Annan now have a home tie against Irvine in the Quarter Finals. Game to be played on the 14th April.

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


Peebles 22 v Garnock 26
Preston Lodge v Cumbernauld TBC
Forrester 10 v Musselburgh 32
Marr 51 v Duns 0


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 7TH APRIL 2007

LOCAL DERBY IN ROUND 2 OF NATIONAL SHIELD COMPETITION

Annan is involved in a local derby on Saturday when they travel to Milntown to take on Division 1 side Langholm in the second round of the SRU Shield competition. The winner of the tie will be rewarded with a home tie against Irvine in the quarter final. Annan field the same team who played against Caithness last Saturday and are hoping for a large travelling support to help their efforts for a return to Murrayfield.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Henderson, G Hogg, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: J Nelson, B Blower, A Halliday, M Carpenter

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson, C Lake

Meet at Clubhouse at 1.00pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

SECONDS GAME STILL UNKNOWN

Annanís second XVís fixture against Cambuslang has been cancelled as Cambuslang are unable to raise a team.

An alternative fixture is being sought.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Gracie,S Wyllie, J Crombie, K Watret, (C), S Rogers, D Barnes, E Braid, N Halliday, G Lynch, C Trant, N Bell, S McCann, N Coupland, C Hay, B Hay Replacements: from A Graham, C Aird, G Williamson, I Thorburn.


YOUTH AWARDS
FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 2007

THE YOUTH PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Last Friday evening Annanís youth section held their awards evening in the clubrooms at 17 Bank Street. In a celebration of the success of the U16 squad who had played the entire season undefeated in the league Club President Don Barty stated the club was proud that all of the senior club players came from within the club where the club had a policy of growing their own talent.

Some photos from Friday - well done lads.

Most Improved Player:
Callum Jamieson
Players Player:
Craig Coupland
Player of the Year
Mark Panczak
Callum Jamieson
Craig Coupland
Mark Panczak


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 31ST MARCH 2007

THE 1STS ARE PROMOTED

Annan left it late into injury time to score the bonus point try which raised the roof (if it had one) at Violetbank to give them the vital extra point which means First Division rugby returns to Violetbank next season. Although the visitors from the north scored first with a penalty and in general gave the home side a hard time over the full eighty minutes. Annan firstly levelled the score from a penalty slotted by Craig McCann and then eased ahead with a try by full back Kevin Jones, a further penalty by Craig McCann and a try by standoff Niall Smith to take the half time score to Annan 16 Caithness 6.

In the second half lock Billy Henderson scored a try converted by Craig McCann and in the final seconds of the game in a tremendous surge towards the line it was centre Michael Griffen who crashed over to score the vital try. Then the celebrations began.

Promotion to Division 1

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Latest Division 2 Table
Leading Point Scorers


Kilmarnock 34 - 0 Duns
Falkirk 37 - 7 Stewartry
Allan Glen's 6 - 42 Garnock
Linlithgow 17 - 0 Glasgow Academicals
Howe of Fife 49 - 7 Highland

THE 2NDS BEAT IRVINE

After last weeks mauling at Lochshore few would have anticipated the fightback which Annanís second string put in on Saturday at Violetbank against Irvine who are currently sitting in second place in the league. With the score at 3 all and the game the its final minutes stand off Conor Trant was the hero of the hour when he scored a fine try which he duly converted. With the penalty also to his credit Connor scored all of Annanís points. A fine win which if Annan can continue to play at this level in their remaining games should see them consolidate their position in the top half of the table.

Match Report


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 31ST MARCH 2007

ANNAN WELCOME CAITHNESS TO VIOLETBANK FOR THEIR FIRST VISIT

This Saturday sees Annan welcome the club situated from the most northerly point on the Scottish mainland to Violetbank. This is the first meeting between Annan and Caithness at any level although Annan should have made the long trip north at the beginning of November but the match was postponed due to a flooded pitch. This match is re-scheduled to take place on the 21st April but is dependant on Annanís progress in the Shield competition.

Caithnessís form appears to be better at home than away and Annan who need 5 points from their remaining three games to gain promotion will be hoping that they can take a step closer to their goal on Saturday. The Annan selectors have chosen the same team as last Saturday.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Henderson, J Nelson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: G Hogg, B Blower, A Halliday

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND AT HOME TO IRVINE

Annanís second string have a chance to redeem themselves after last Saturdayís heavy defeat at Garnock when they host 2nd placed Irvine in the Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues at Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: M Carpenter, R Gracie, J Crombie, K Watret, (C), S Rogers, D Barnes, E Braid, N Halliday, G Lynch, C Trant, R Copland, S McCann, S Wyllie, D Wyllie, D Graham Replacements: from C Hay, G Williamson, A Graham, N Coupland, D Irving

Match Reps: I Gilmour, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.15am for a 3.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2007

THE 1STS EDGE CLOSER TO PROMOTION

The 1sts beat Linlithgow 25-14 in their latest divsion 2 game. Annan led 18-0 at half-time - and despite a 2nd half Linlithgow fightback - Annan held on to gain another 4 points and one game closer to promotion.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Latest Division 2 Table
Leading Point Scorers


Highland 55 - 13 Allan Glen's
Glasgow Academicals 20 - 34 Falkirk
Garnock 71 - 15 Caithness
Stewartry 18 - 17 Kilmarnock
Duns 0 - 46 Howe of Fife

THE 2NDS ARE BEATEN BY GARNOCK

The 2nds are beaten 61-10 by Garnock in their latest league game.

Match Report


STOP PRESS

3RD ROUND SHIELD DRAW

The winners of the Langholm v Annan Shield match will be rewarded with a home tie against Irvine in the Quarter Final on April 21st.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2007

ANNAN WELCOME LINLITHGOW ON THEIR FIRST VISIT TO VIOLETBANK

Annan Rugby Club are now only nine points away from promotion to National League Division 1 and are looking for supporters to turn out in force for the remaining games of the season at Violetbank. Annan have only lost three matches out of eighteen in this yearís campaign and are now ready for the final push. Club President Don Barty was full of praise for the squad ďWe havenít spoken much about promotion, which tends to put pressure on the players. However, we are now in a position where we need nine points from our remaining four fixtures to head back to Division One. It was a blow being relegated last season, but the players and coaches have responded magnificently and have produced some of the best rugby ever seen in Annan. We started the season with a bang and have kept the momentum goingĒ

Don was also in no doubt that last weekís victory away to Premier 3 Ellon in the SRU Shield competition has provided the platform to a successful conclusion to the season. ďTo travel to the far north of Scotland and beat opposition from two leagues above us was a tremendous achievement. We were looking for a hard game to prepare us for our important match against Linlithgow this week. We certainly got that and the lads performed out of their skins.Ē

Annan could clinch promotion with good wins against Linlithgow and Caithness, both at home, this Saturday and next. A measure of the success of the young players introduced this season is that they are still without Andrew White and Alex Dunbar who are in Scotlandís Under 18 and Under 17 squads respectively.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Henderson, J Nelson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones. Replacements: G Hogg, B Blower, A Halliday

Match Reps: I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO GARNOCK

Annan 2nds travel to Lochshore at Beith to take on Garnock in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Annanís second string are keen to play some rugby with last weeks game against Lenzie called off.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Gracie, S Wyllie, J Crombie, K Watret, (C), M Carpenter, D Barnes, E Braid, N Halliday, G Lynch, C Trant, R Copland, C Aird, D Wyllie, D Graham, B Hay. Replacements: from C Hay, G Williamson, Andy Graham, Alastair Graham

Match Reps: TBC, I Black, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.15am for a 3.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 17TH MARCH 2007

ANNAN PIP ELLON IN THE SHIELD

Annan beat Ellon 28-27 in a thrilling 1st round Shield tie. Kevin Jones got the winning try late on. Annan now take on Langholm in the 2nd round. More info when known

1st XV Updates Other Shield scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers


Musselburgh 25 - 24 RHC
Marr 32 - 5 St Andrews University
Falkirk 33 - 7 Lenzie
Greenock Wanderers - Dalziel
Allan Glen's 5 - 44 Peebles
Madras College FP 18 - 58 Garnock
Duns 29 - 0 Newton Stewart
Stewartry 0 - 5 Cumbernauld
Forrester 27 - 22 Caithness
Preston Lodge 40 - 12 Ross High
Strathendrick 5 - 12 Langholm


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 17TH MARCH 2007

ANNAN TRAVEL TO ELLON IN FIRST ROUND OF SRU SHIELD

Annan are back to rugby business on Saturday after last Saturdayís break for the Scotland v Ireland Six Nations match with a gruelling trip to take on Ellon in Round 1 of the SRU Shield competition. Ellon are currently sitting 5th in Premier 3 and will prove a daunting test for Annan. Annan last played Ellon in the 2004/05 season and lost away (21 -15) but won at home (16 -5).

Annan will be without stand off Andrew White and centre Alex Dunbar who are on International duty with the Scotland U18 and U17s respectively:

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (c), S Kelly, B Henderson, J Nelson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: M Carpenter, G Hogg, A Halliday

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 8.45 am for a 3.00 pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO LENZIE IN THE LEAGUE

GAME IS OFF

Annanís second string have a re-arranged fixture on Saturday against Lenzie in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues at Violetbank. The original fixture was due to be played on 13th January. Annan won the away fixture 26-24.

Annan 2nd XV squad: R Gracie, S Wyllie, J Crombie, K Watret (c), B Blower, D Barnes, E Braid, N Halliday, G Lynch, C Trant, C Aird, D Wyllie, D Graham, B Copland, B Hay Replacements: A Graham, I Thorburn, G Williamson, G Brown

Match Reps: I Gilmour, I Black

Meet at Violetbank at 11.45 am for a 1.00 pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2007

NO GAMES THIS WEEKEND

With this weekend being a Six Nations weekend Annan have no games scheduled. Annan's next game is against Ellon in Round 1 of the SRU Shield competition on Saturday 17th March.


SCOTLAND CALL UPS FOR ANNAN PLAYERS
MONDAY 5TH MARCH 2007

ALEX DUNBAR AND ANDREW WHITE IN SCOTLAND SQUAD

A double celebration was in order for Annan Rugby Club this week when two of the local Club's star young players learned that they were in line for international honours. Stand-off Andrew White has been selected for the Scotland Under-18 squad while outside centre Alex Dunbar has been chosen in the Scotland Under-17 squad.

Alex Dunbar and Andrew White

Both players impressed selectors when they turned out for Glasgow District in the recent round of matches against Edinburgh, Borders and Caledonia. Their success has delighted everyone at the Violetbank Club, and Annan RFC President Don Barty was full of praise for the international pair.

"Andrew and Alex are a credit to their families and to the Club. They both possess tremendous talent and we are extremely proud of them. If they both work hard at their game, who knows how far they can go? The pair of them have been regular Annan 1st XV players this season and that alone has been a tremendous achievement. Now, they both have the ability to go a lot further and we wish them every success."


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 3RD MARCH 2007

ANNAN LOSE TO LEADERS FALKIRK

The 1sts lose to league leaders Falkirk 33-13. Annan were 4 tries down at the break but played well in the 2nd half to get 2 tries of their own. 3rd is still good enough for promotion!! Come on the Annan.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Latest Division 2 Table
Leading Point Scorers


Allan Glen's 12 - 5 Duns
Garnock 29 - 5 Highland
Howe of Fife 57 - 5 Stewartry
Caithness 17 - 15 Linlithgow
ANNAN 2NDS BEAT GREENOCK WANDERERS

The 2nds beat Greenock Wanderers 13-10 in their latest league game. Nice one!!

Match Report

ANNAN U16s BEAT LANGHOLM

The U16's beat Langholm 27-12 in a friendly match on Sunday

Match Report


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 3RD MARCH 2007

ANNAN TRAVEL TO FALKIRK TO TAKE ON LEAGUE LEADERS

Itís back to league rugby this Saturday for Annan when they travel to Sunnyside to take on league leaders Falkirk in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Annan are only one of two teams to have beaten the league leaders this season, the other being Garnock who are currently in second place, and whilst Annan will be out to do the double there is no doubt that Falkirk will be out to avenge their first defeat of the season.

Annan are currently in 3rd place in the league one point behind Garnock, 8 points behind Falkirk and 13 points ahead of 4th placed Howe of Fife and are well placed for promotion as 3 teams go up.

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson, A Murray

Meet at Clubhouse for 11.15am departure for a 3.00pm K.O.

Any supporters who wish to travel to the game please note there may be seats available on the bus.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO GREENOCK WANDERERS

Annan 2nds, who have only played one league game since November, are hoping they can get their league campaign back on track on Saturday when they welcome Greenock Wanderers to Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV squad: J Carlyle, S Wyllie, J Crombie, N Bell, I Thorburn, N Halliday, R Gracie, K Watret (C), B Graham, C Trant, R Copland, G Lynch, M Griffen, D Wyllie, A Copland Replacements: D Graham, A Graham, B Hay, C Hay, G Williamson

Match Reps: I Gilmour, P Bertram

Meet at Violetbank at 1.30pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

As the venue for this game will be dependant on weather conditions supporters are asked to call the clubhouse on Saturday (01461) 204562


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2007

NO GAMES THIS WEEKEND

With this weekend being a Six Nations weekend Annan have no games arranged but the Scotland v Italy game will be available to view on the clubís big screen at 17 Bank Street with food available.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2007

ANNAN WIN AGAINST KILMAROCK

The 1sts beat Kilmarnock 22-0 in their latest league game. Annan led 3-0 at half time thanks to a Craig McCann penalty. But 3 tries in the 2nd half from Kevin Jones, Alex Dunbar and Jonny Callaghan sealed the win. Craig McCann also kicked 2 conversions.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Latest Division 2 Table
Leading Point Scorers


Highland 12 - 24 Caithness
Glasgow Acad. 13 - 20 Howe of Fife
Stewartry 19 - 5 Allan Glen's
Linlithgow 12 - 22 Falkirk
Duns 11 - 28 Garnock


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2007

ANNAN TAKE ON KILMARNOCK AT VIOLETBANK IN THE LEAGUE

Please Note - Game is at the Everholm

In October in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues Annan just managed to overcome a stuffy Kilmarnock side 17 Ė 15 at Bellsland in injury time. On Saturday Annan will hope to repeat the win but in a more convincing manner. Kilmarnock may be second bottom of the league but the have 4 games in hand over the bottom side Duns and 3 games in hand over the third bottom Stewartry and whilst they started off their league campaign with some heavy defeats they have turned their season around with some close games and some good wins. Annan will be without three of their younger players Bruce Blower, Andrew White and Michael Scott who are all on Glasgow U18 duty this weekend. Saturdayís Match Sponsor is APD Annan.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, G Hogg, M Carpenter, B Henderson, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: K Watret, E Braid, J Callaghan

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, C Lake.

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS ALSO AT HOME TO KILMARNOCK IN THE LEAGUE

Game is off

Annan second string take on Kilmarnock 2nd in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues at Violetbank. Annan won the away match 39 Ė 5 but will be expecting a tougher match on Saturday. Annan are desperate to get back on the league campaign as they have only had one league game since 4th November.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: J Crombie, S Wylie, J Carlyle, N Bell, N Coupland, D Wylie, D Barnes, N Halliday (C), B Graham, C Trant, D Graham, G Lynch, M Griffen, B Copland, A Copland. Replacements from: A Graham (prop), C Hay, B Hay, G Williamson, C Moffat, M Johnstone, G Brown, G Wylie, A Graham

Match Reps: N Galbraith, P Bertram

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

U16 ON THE ROAD TO MARRESS

Annan U16 travel to Ayrshire on Sunday to take on their counterparts from the Irvine club with a 2.00pm K.O.

All players are reminded to contact their coaches regarding availability and arrangements for the match.

NEIL AGAIN SELECTED FOR THE SCOTLAND DEAF TEAM

Annanís Neil Bell was selected for the Scotland Deaf team which played last Saturday at Braidholm in Glasgow against the World Champions Wales. Whilst Neil was selected for the bench he played 70 minutes when one of the Scotland forwards was injured. Wales won the game convincingly 53-3. Annan RFC would again like to congratulate Neil on his selection.


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SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2007

ONLY THE 2NDS HAVE A GAME

Game is off

With this weekend being a Six Nations weekend Annan does not have any league matches but a friendly has been arranged for Annanís second XV against Langholm 2nd XV at Milntown with a 1.30pm K.O.

Annan 2nd XV squad: J Crombie, R Gracie, S Kelly, G Hogg, K Watret, M Carpenter, E Braid, N Halliday, A Jancey, F Callaghan, G Williamson, C McCann, A Dunbar, B Copland, N Coupland, Replacements: D Barnes, N Moffat, G Lynch, A Graham

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 1.30pm K.O.


SRU SHIELD ROUND 2 DRAW
TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2007

ANNAN DRAW STRATHENDRICK OR LANGHOLM

Annan have been drawn away from home against either Strathendrick or Langholm in Round 2 of the SRU Shield

Annan of course have to get past Ellon in the 1st round!! No easy task!!!


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 3RD/4TH FEBRUARY 2007

ANNAN BEAT STEWARTRY

The 1sts beat Stewartry 22-14 in their latest league game to regain the Chisholm cup

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 scores
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Leading Point Scorers


No other games
ANNAN U16s BEAT DUMFRIES

The U16's beat Dumfries 32-15.

Match Report


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SATURDAY/SUNDAY 3RD/4TH FEBRUARY 2007

ANNAN TO PLAY RE-ARRANGED GAME AGAINST STEWARTRY ON SATURDAY

Annan have agreed with Stewartry to play their postponed match from 18th November this Saturday at Violetbank with a 12 noon K.O. Annan were scheduled by the SRU to play Caithness away but due to the lateness of the notification, especially in relation to organising transport and hotel accommodation for this two day trip, the Championship committee, which met on Wednesday, have agreed to sanction the Stewartry game with the date for the Caithness game to be agreed at a later date.

The game against Stewartry has an added edge to it in that the teams will also be playing for the Peter Chisholm Memorial Cup. The Cup is played for annually by the teams and is in memory of the late Peter Chisholm who was a former Annan RFC President. Stewartry RFC are the present holders of the trophy.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), M Carpenter, W Henderson, J Nelson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: to be arranged

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 10.45am for a 12 noon K.O.

ANNANíS 2ND XV GAME AGAINST LENZIE CANCELLED

Annanís 2nd XV re-arranged fixture against Lenzie in the Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues has been postponed as Lenzie are unable to raise a team.

ANNAN U16 TAKE ON DUMFRIES

Annan U16's have a game against Dumfries U16's at Violetbank on Sunday with a 2.00pm KO.

All players are reminded to contact their coaches regarding availability and arrangements for the match


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 27TH/28TH JANUARY 2007

ANNAN DRAW WITH HOWE OF FIFE

The 1sts draw with Howe of Fife 15-15 in their latest league game. Annan led at half time 15-7 with tries from Billy Henderson and Alx Dunbar. In the seconds half Howe came back at Annan to get the draw.

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Leading Point Scorers


Caithness 15 - 20 Falkirk
Kilmarnock 13 - 12 Linlithgow
Highland 41 - 12 Duns
Allan Glen's 16 - 19 Glasgow Academicals
Garnock 41 - 3 Stewartry

THE 2NDS LOSE TO WEST OF SCOTLAND

The seconds go down 15-0 to West of Scotland in their league game

2nd XV Updates Other Division 4 scores
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TBC

THE U16'S WIN

The U16's beat Ardrossan 31-7 in their latest league game.


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SATURDAY/SUNDAY 27TH/28TH JANUARY 2007

ANNAN BACK TO LEAGUE BUSINESS AT CUPAR ON SATURDAY

Annan travel to Duffus Park in Cupar on Saturday to take on 5th placed Howe of Fife in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues Annan won the home game at Violetbank in October with a narrow 18 Ė 14 victory so a tough game is in prospect for Saturday. Howe will be in confident mood after their fine cup victory over Premier 3 Cambuslang in the SRU National Cup last Saturday.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers(C), S Kelly, J Nelson, W Henderson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: J Crombie, B Blower, J Callaghan.

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, A Murray

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.00am for a 2.30pm K.O.

Supporters please note that a bus has been booked for this game so some seats will be available for anyone wanting to travel to the game.

2ND XV AWAY TO WEST OF SCOTLAND IN LEAGUE

Annanís second string travel to Burnbrae to take on West of Scotland 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. West are currently sitting top of the league so a tough game is in prospect.

Annan 2nd XV squad: M Carpenter, R Gracie, A Graham, G Hogg, N Bell, I Thorburn, E Braid, K Watret, G Lynch, C Trant, D Graham, C Hay, N Coupland, B Copland, A Copland Replacements: M Johnstone, N Halliday, A savage, G Williamson

Match Reps: I Gilmour, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.00am for a 2.30pm K.O.

U16's AWAY TO ARDROSSAN

Annanís U16 team are due to play away at Ardrossan on Sunday with a 2.00pm K.O. All players are reminded to contact their coaches regarding availability and arrangements for the match.


SRU SHIELD ROUND 1 DRAW
MONDAY 22ND JANUARY 2007

ANNAN DRAW EDINBURGH UNI OR ELLON

Annan have been drawn away from home against either Edinburgh Uni or Ellon in Round 1 of the SRU Shield

The game is scheduled to be played on 3rd February but with the Ellon v Edinburgh University fixture still to be played it is unlikely to be played on that date. Watch this space!


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY 2007

ANNAN GO DOWN TO DUNFERMLINE

The 1sts go down to Premier 2 Dunfermline 26-29 in the SRU Cup. Annan were actually leading 23-5 at half time - but could not hold onto the lead. A penalty kick a few minutes from time gave the win to Dunfermline. Ah well - Annan now enter the Shield. Unlucky lads - sounds like a cracking game

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Leading Point Scorers


Stewartry 0 - 53 Hamilton
Perthshire 7 - 5 Peebles
Highland 8 - 27 Kirkcaldy
Howe of Fife 25 - 24 Cambuslang
Duns 12 - 34 Livingston
Falkirk 0 - 35 Ayr

2NDS GAME IS OFF

The 2nds game against Cambuslang has been postponed as Coats Park is waterlogged.

ANNAN U16íS 29 STEWARTRY U16íS 0

With the wet pitch making play difficult and the going heavy and with Stewartry putting in one their usual tenacious performance Annan were made to work hard for their victory on Sunday. For a team that has not played a competitive match for almost 6 weeks the team play was excellent with all players combining well to put in a polished performance.

Annanís first try was scored by Scott Nicholson with the second and third being scored by Craig Coupland with James Bingham converting one. Annanís fourth was scored by Callum Nicholson, converted by James Bingham, and the final score completed Craig Couplandís hat trick.

Final score Annan 29 Stewartry 0.


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SATURDAY/SUNDAY 20TH/21ST JANUARY 2007

ANNAN TAKE ON DUNFERMLINE IN THE CUP

The Annan club were left without a game last weekend with all their game falling foul of the weather on Saturday and Sunday and are hopeful that the weather will abate and let them play their 4th Round Cup game on Saturday.

This is the first time Annan have made it to the 4th Round of the Cup and have been drawn at home to Premier 3 side Dunfermline. Annan have played their visitors on four occasions on league business but have never beaten them. Dunfermline are currently sitting in fourth place in Premier 3 and are in contention for promotion to Premier 2.

The Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Blower, W Henderson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: J Crombie, J Nelson, G Lynch

Match Reps: D Barty, P Bertram, E Woodman

Meet at Violetbank at 12.30pm for a 2.00pm K.O

Would all supporters please note that the match may be moved to the Everholm dependent on weather conditions.

ANNAN 2ND HOPE TO GET BACK TO LEAGUE ACTION

Annanís second string who have not played a league game since the 4th November are anxious to get back playing competitive rugby and hopefully travel to Coats Park on Saturday to take on Cambuslang.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: M Carpenter, R Gracie, S Arnott, G Hogg, N Bell, N Halliday, E Braid, K Watret (C), J Callaghan, C Trant, D Graham, C Hay, N Coupland, B Copland, A Copland Replacements: J Thomas, A Savage, G Williamson, A Graham

Match Reps: N Galbraith, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.15am for a 2.30pm K.O.

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U16s are due to play Stewartry U16 at Violetbank on Sunday with a 2.00pm K.O. weather permitting. All players are reminded to contact their coaches regarding availability and arrangements for the match.


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 13TH JANUARY 2007

THE 1STS AND 2NDS GAMES ARE NOW BOTH OFF

Despite the best efforts of the Sports and Leisure Trust in lining the Everholm and erecting posts for us (for which we are extremely grateful), the heavens have opened once again and rendered even the Everholm unplayable


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SATURDAY/SUNDAY 13TH/14TH JANUARY 2007

ANNAN HOST ALLAN GLENíS

Please note: Game is off

Annan continue their league campaign this Saturday against Allan Glenís from Bishopriggs and hope to get back on their winning ways after last Saturdays defeat at Garnock. Annan beat their visitors 27-5 at the end of September and will be hoping to repeat their performance on Saturday. Supporters are advised to contact the club regarding the venue for the game as Violetbank is still suffering from waterlogging following the recent weather. Whilst there are some team changes for Saturdays game it is good to see full back Kevin Jones making his return for his first game since sustaining his cheekbone injury back in September.

Annan 1st XV squad: J Crombie, P Carruthers (C), C Warrick, , J Nelson, W Henderson, B Blower, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, C McCann, A White, A Jancey, N Smith, A Dunbar, A Halliday, K Jones. Replacements: G Hogg, G Lynch, S Kelly

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 12.30pm for a 2.00pm KO

ANNAN 2ND RETURN TO LEAGUE ACTION AFTER THE FESTIVE BREAK

Please note: Game is off - No playable pitches

Annanís second string return to their league campaign when they welcome Lenzie to Violetbank on Saturday in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Again supporters are advised to look out for a possible venue change.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: J Thomas, R Gracie, A Graham, N Bell, I Thorburn, M Carpenter, E Braid, K Watret (C), B Graham, C Trant, D Graham, J Callaghan, N Coupland, B Copland, A Copland Replacements: N Halliday, W Harrison, A Savage, G Williamson.

Match Reps: E Woodman, P Bertram.

Meet at Violetbank at 12.30pm for a 2.00pm K.O.

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U16s are due to host their Kilmarnock counterparts on Sunday at Violetbank with a 2.00pm K.O. All players are reminded to contact their coaches regarding availability and arrangements for the match.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 6TH JANUARY 2007

ANNAN GO DOWN TO GARNOCK

The 1sts go down 13-3 to Garnock. Annan are still in second though!!

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
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Leading Point Scorers
Latest Division 2 Table

Howe of Fife 10 - 19 Falkirk
Caithness 20 - 9 Kilmarnock
Duns 6 - 7 Stewartry
Highland 13 - 5 Glasgow Academicals
Allan Glen's 11 - 14 Linlithgow

THE SECONDS WIN

The 2nds beat Creighton 28-10 in their friendly game

Match Report


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SATURDAY/SUNDAY 6TH/7TH JANUARY 2007

ANNAN BACK ON LEAGUE BUSINESS

After the festive break Annan are back on league business this Saturday when they travel to Beith to take on Garnock. Garnock are the only team to beat Annan in the Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues this season and to rub salt into the wound they beat them at Violetbank 27-0.

Annan are therefore anxious to redress the balance and beat Garnock at their own patch on Saturday. Garnock are in 3rd place in the league with Annan in 2nd place. The points difference is only 5 points although Garnock have lost 3 games and Annan only one. The difference is that Garnock have 9 bonus points to Annanís 5 so it is all to play for on Saturday if Annan are to maintain their 2nd place in the league.

Annan 1st XV squad: J Crombie, P Carruthers, C Warrick, G Hogg, W Hencerson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, A White, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffen, N Smith

Replacements: M Carpenter, B Blower, A Halliday

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, A Murray

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2.00pm KO

ANNAN SECONDS TAKE ON CREIGHTON

Annan 2nd XV take on Creighton in a friendly.

Kick off is 2.00pm

ANNAN U16S TAKE ON GARNOCK

Annan U16s game is postponed as Violetbank is waterlogged


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2006

ANNAN TAKE ON CARLISLE IN A FRIENDLY

With no league rugby this Saturday an Annan XV have a friendly arranged against a Carlisle XV at Warwick Road.

Annan Squad: from J Crombie, P Carruthers, A Graham, J Nelson, K Watret, M Carpenter, B Blower, I Thorburn, A Jancey, N Smith, J Callaghan, C McCann, A Halliday, C Trant, G Lynch, A Gunning, S Wylie, N Halliday, G Hogg, A Copland, B Copland.

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 2.15pm KO

The Annan Committee and players would like to take this opportunity to wish all their supporters and sponsors a Merry Xmas and best wishes for 2007 and look forward to their continued support for the rest of the season.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2006

1STS BEAT HIGHLAND

The 1sts get a hard earned win over Highland in a game played at Annan Academy. Annan led 13-0 at half-time and despite Highland kicking 2 penalties, Annan held on to win 16-6. Annan actually scored 4 tries but 3 were chalked off for various 'offences' that were seen by the referee. Alas there will be no video highlights of this game - so we will never know. The Annan points came from: Keith Hogg (T) and Craig McCann (1C, 3P)

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Latest Division 2 Table
Match Photos

Kilmarnock P v P Howe of Fife
Glasgow Academicals 49 v 0 Duns
Falkirk 31 v 5 Allan Glen's
Stewartry 10 v 8 Caithness
Linlithgow 7 v 15 Garnock

2NDS GAME IS OFF

The 2nds game against Dalziel has been postponed as the Dalziel pitch is waterlogged


SRU CUP ROUND 4 DRAW
WEDNESDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2006

ANNAN DRAW DUNFERMLINE

Annan have been drawn at home to Dunfermline in Round 4 of the SRU National Cup to be played on 20th January

Dunfermline are currently 4th in Premier 3


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2006

ANNAN WELCOME HIGHLAND TO VIOLETBANK

Annan return to league business this Saturday with the visit to Violetbank for the first time of Highland RFC from Inverness in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Annan surprised themselves and their supporters with their terrific win at Inverness in September when they won 44-7. However Highland have improved somewhat from their early form in the league and will no doubt provide a stern test for the Annan team on Saturday.

With the weather predicted for the week and the weekend all Annan supporters are urged to check with the clubhouse or this page to confirm whether the match is on or off and to its location Ė if Violetbank is unplayable Annan are trying to obtain permission to play on Annan Academyís pitch.

Latest News: Game is on - but at Annan Academys Pitch

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), J Crombie , G Hogg, J Nelson, W Henderson, M Scott, G Smith, K Hogg, A Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffen, N Smith Replacements: S Kelly, M Carpenter,J Callaghan

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO DALZIEL

Annanís second string are away to Dalziel on Saturday in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. The 2nds have not played since 11th November due to weather cancellations and will be hoping to get their league campaign back on track.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Arnott, S Wyllie, R Gracie, N Bell, K Watret(Capt), D Wyllie, E Braid, N Halliday, B Graham, C Trant, N Coupland, N Coupland, A Halliday, D Graham, R Copland, A Copland Replacements: A Graham, C Hay, A Savage, N. McGregor, E Currie, G Brow.

Match Reps: N Galbraith, P Bertram

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.15am for 2.00pm KO


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2006

1STS BEAT STRATHCLYDE POLICE

The 1sts beat Strathclyde Police 76 - 3 in the 3rd round of the SRU Cup. The score was 54-0 at half-time with Annan running in 8 tries. In the 2nd half Annan ran in 4 more tries to make the final score 76 - 3. Well played lads. The Annan points came from: Graham Smith (3T), Alex Dunbar (3T), Andrew Jancey (2T), Keith Hogg (1T), Neil Smith (1T), Steve Kelly (1T) and Craig McCann (1T and 8C)

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Leading Point Scorers
Match Photos

2NDS GAME IS OFF

The Annan 2nds game against Ardrossan is off as Violetbank is still waterlogged

U16S GAME IS ALSO OFF

The Annan U16's game was also postponed


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2006

1STS TAKE ON THE MEN IN BLACK

This Saturday Annan have a break from league rugby when they play Strathclyde Police (The Men in Black) at Violetbank in the 3rd Round of the SRU National Cup. Annan have not played their visitors since their Glasgow District league days in the early 90ís. The Police team are always a bit of an unknown quantity as their team does seem to change dependent on availability of players. However Annan are under no illusion that this fixture will be anything other than a hard fought battle and have selected virtually the same team who played against Duns last Saturday.

ALL SPECTATORS PLEASE NOTE THAT K.O. IS 1.30PM

Annan 1st XV Squad: J Crombie, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, G Hogg, B Blower, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, A Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffen, N Smith Replacements: N McGregor, J Nelson, G Lynch, J Callaghan

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 12.15pm for a 1.30pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS HOST ARDROSSAN ACCIES 2NDS AT VIOLETBANK IN THE LEAGUE

Annanís second string take on Ardrossan Accies in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues at Violetbank on Saturday. This is the first return match of the league campaign. Annan will be hoping to reverse their defeat earlier on in the season at Memorial Field when they lost 27-19 in a scrappy error strewn match.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Arnott, S Wyllie, A Graham, N Bell, I Thorburn, M Carpenter, N Halliday, K Watret, (Capt) B Graham, C Trant, N Coupland, E Currie, A Halliday, R Copland, A Copland Replacements: G Brown, C Moffat, D Graham, G Williamson

Match Reps: I Gilmour, P Bertram,

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2.00pm K.O

ANNAN U16s AWAY TO CUMNOCK ON SUNDAY

All players must contact coaches as there is a possibility of postponement due to severe weather conditions.

Team from; S Nicholson, S Woodhouse, C Bell, D Wilkinson, R Hollis, D Brooke, W Gray, M Panczak, C Nicholson, M Anderson, C Armstrong, M Clark, C Jamieson, J Bigham, C Henderson, C McEwan, J Butler, E McDougal, C Coupland,R Eggleton, J Harrison, G Johnstone, A Carlyle, R McKenzie, N E Others.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2006

MOFFAT HATRICK SEALS AN HISTORIC WIN

The 1sts beat Duns 31 v 7 in their latest Division 1 game. Annan scored 5 tries in the process so also get a bonus point. This marks Annans first ever win over Duns at Duns in the National leagues...nice one. The Annan points came from: Neil Moffat (3T), Alex Dubar (T), Jonny Callaghan (T) with Craig McCann getting 3 conversions.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Full Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Photos From The Game
Latest Division 2 Table
Stewartry 12 - 22 Glasgow Accies
Caithness 13 - 8 Howe of Fife
Highland 15 - 10 Linlithgow
Allan Glen's ?? - ?? Kilmarnock
Garnock 9 - 0 Falkirk

2NDS GAME IS OFF

The Annan 2nds game against Dalziel is off as Violetbank is still waterlogged


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2006

ANNAN TRAVEL TO DUNS IN THE LEAGUE

After three weeks of inaction due to weather and Autumn Internationals Annan are keen to get back to playing rugby and travel to Hardens Field on Saturday to take on bottom placed Duns in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Duns have yet to win a game this season in the league, so this match is a potential banana skin for Annan. Hardens Field has not been the happiest of hunting grounds over the last few seasons with Annan never having recorded a win there on league business. Annan will be out to change that on Saturday as they want to keep up the pressure on league leaders Falkirk.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, G Hogg, B Blower, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffen, G Lynch Replacements: J Crombie, J Nelson, J Callaghan

Match Reps: A Robertson, I Gilmour, A Murray

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.00am for a 2.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME IN LEAGUE TO DALZIEL

Annanís second string also resume their league campaign on Saturday when they host Dalziel 2nd XV at Violetbank in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Annan are presently sitting in fourth place in the league with their visitors one place below them. So this has all the marks of being a tight fixture.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: A Graham, E Smith, S Arnott, K Watret, I Thorburn, M Carpenter, D Barnes, N Halliday, R Johnstone, C Trant, G Williamson, D Graham, N Coupland, R Copland, A Copland Replacements from: N McGregor, R Gracie, P Quinn, C Moffat, A Savage, P Anderson, A Muir

Match Reps: P Bertram, E Woodman


ALL GAMES ARE OFF
SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2006

ALL GAMES ARE OFF

The U16's game against Isle of Arran is off as Violetbank is unplayable.


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2006

ONLY THE U16'S HAVE A GAME

This weekend neither of Annanís senior teams have fixtures due to the Scotland v Australia match at Murrayfield.

Annan U16s welcome Arran U16s to Violetbank this weekend in what should be a testing game. Arran have requested the game be played on Saturday to alleviate the travel difficulties with Calmac ferries, whom, apparently run a restricted timetable on Sundays. Eager to assist, Annan RFC have obliged in their request. Kick off will be at 2pm, however, all players must contact coaches as there is a possibility of postponement due to severe weather conditions, which may also affect Arran's travel plans.

Team from; S Nicholson, S Woodhouse, C Bell, D Wilkinson, R Hollis, D Brooke, W Gray, M Panczak, C Nicholson, M Anderson, C Armstrong, M Clark, C Jamieson, J Bigham, C Henderson, C McEwan, J Butler, E McDougal, C Coupland,R Eggleton, J Harrison, G Johnstone, A Carlyle, R McKenzie, N E Others.

Annanís next league fixtures are scheduled for Saturday 2nd December when the 1st XV travel to Hardenís Field at Duns in Division 2 of the National Leagues and the 2nd XV are at home to Dalziel in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues.


ALL GAMES ARE OFF
SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2006

ALL GAMES ARE OFF

As the title says - all games this weekend are off - tis a waterlogged pitch.

So you have no excuse - support the Belly.....well you could have done - but Belly injured himself in the warm up....

Final score in the game was 27-27 - with Scotland taking a 1/2 time lead but England came storming back to claim a draw.

Other Division 2 Scores
Howe of Fife 43 v Allan Glen's 8
Kilmarnock off v Garnock off
Glasgow Academicals 12 v Caithness 0
Falkirk off v Highland off
Linlithgow 71 v Duns 0


BELLY PLAYING FOR SCOTLAND
SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2006

BELLY TAKES ON THE ENGLISH

Neil 'Belly' Bell is playing his Scotland Deaf game against the English this Saturday.

If you cant make it down to the Annan game - get yourself to Braidholm in Glasgow and support the Belly.

Well done again Neil from all at Annan RFC and AnnanRFC.com


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 18TH/19TH NOVEMBER 2006

ANNAN HOST STEWARTRY IN LEAGUE AND CUP

This Saturday sees Annan welcome local rivals Stewartry to Violetbank in a unique double header. Not only will this encounter be a league match but it will also be for the Chisholm Cup played for annually between the two clubs. The Cup is in memory of Peter Chisholm who was President of the club between 1976 and 1983. This year the cup will be presented to the winning captain by Peterís son Jimmy Chisholm.

The matches between the two clubs are always hard fought affairs and while Stewartry have never beaten Annan in the league they are the current holders of the cup so an exciting game is in prospect. The Annan team remains unchanged from the Accies game with A Halliday and J Nelson rewarded for their 2nd XV performances last Saturday with promotion to the bench.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly; B Blower, B Henderson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, A White, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffin, N Smith. Replacements: J Crombie, A Halliday, J Nelson

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, E Woodman

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45 for a 2.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS WELCOME STEWARTRY 2NDS IN FRIENDLY

Annan 2nds also welcome Stewartry 2nds on Saturday in a friendly to Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Brown, E Smith, R Gracie, G Hogg, I Thorburn, M Carpenter, D Barnes, N Halliday, J Callaghan, C Trant, E Currie, G Lynch, N Coupland, R Copland, A Copland. Replacements: K Watret, E Braid, E Black, P Anderson, N McGregor, A Graham(Prop)

Match Reps: N Galbraith, N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2.00pm KO

ANNAN YOUTHS

Annanís U16ís welcome Irvine U16s to Violetbank on Sunday for a 2.00pm KO


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 11TH/12TH NOVEMBER 2006

THE 1STS WIN AGAIN

The 1sts beat Glasgow Accies 18-0 in their latest Division 2 game. At a rainswept and almost waterlogged Violetbank - Annan led 3-0 at half time thanks to a Craig McCann penalty. In the 2nd half Annan ran in 2 tries from Alex Dunbar and Andrey Jancey. Craig McCann got 1 further penalty and a conversion.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Full Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Latest Division 2 Table
Falkirk 43 v Duns 5
Kilmarnock 15 v Highland 3
Howe of Fife 15 v Garnock 24
Linlithgow 24 v Stewartry 5
Allan Glen's 41 v Caithness 0

THE 2NDS THUMP CARLISLE

The 2nds thump Carlisle 55-0 in their friendly game

2nd XV Updates
Full Match Report

THE U16S BEAT DUMFRIES

The U16's beat 20-17 Dumfries in their latest league game to keep up their promotion push.

U16 XV Updates
Full Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Latest League Table


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 11TH/12TH NOVEMBER 2006

ANNAN HOST GLASGOW ACCIES AT VIOLETBANK

Annan start the second half of their league campaign on Saturday with the visit of Glasgow Accies to Violetbank. Annan beat their visitors on the opening day of the season at New Anniesland with a fine display and will be hoping to continue in the same vein on Saturday. Glasgow Accies are sitting in 6th place having won 6 and lost 5. They have got stronger as the season has progressed and will no doubt be a handful on Saturday. Annan welcome back scrum half Keith Hogg who plays his first game since 16th September against Highland having been recovering from a broken bone in his hand. His return allows Andrew Jancey to return to the wing.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly; B Blower, B Henderson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, A White, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffin, N Smith Replacements: J Crombie, G Hogg, G Lynch

Match Reps: A Robertson, I Gilmour, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for 2.00pm K.O.

ANNAN SECONDS TAKE A BREAK FROM LEAGUE RUGBY

Annanís second string take a break from league rugby on Saturday and travel to Warrick Road to take on Carlisle 2nds in a friendly.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Arnott, E Smith, R Gracie, J Nelson, K Watret (Capt), M Carpenter, D Barnes, I. Thorburn, J Callaghan, C Trant, R Copland, A Halliday, A Copland, D Graham, N Coupland. Replacements: G Brown, S Graham, E Currie, G Williamson, E Braid. E Black, P Anderson, N Halliday, A Graham, W Harrison

Match Reps: N Chalmers, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.30pm for 2.00pm KO

U16'S IN REARRANGED GAME

The U16's take on Dumfries on Sunday in a rearranged league game.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2006

THE 2ND GO DOWN

The 2nds go down 22-12 against Irvine in their latest league game.

Full Match Report - 2nd XV
Leading Point Scorers - 2nd XV
Latest Division 4 West Table

Other Division 4 West Scores
Cambuslang 24 v Dalziel 69
Ardrossan Accies 19 v West of Scotland 33
Kilmarnock 20 v Lenzie 25
Greenock Wands 8 v Garnock 21


1STS GAME IS POSTPONED
SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2006

GAME AGAINST CAITHNESS IS POSTPONED

The 1sts game this weekend against Caithness has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Latest Division 2 Table

Other Division 2 Scores
Glasgow Academicals 13 v Linlithgow 17
Highland 27 v Howe of Fife 13
Duns 10 v Kilmarnock 39
Stewartry 8 v Falkirk 39
Garnock 21 v Allan Glen's 12


3RD ROUND CUP DRAW
WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2006

ANNAN GET A HOME TIE

Annan draw Strathclyde Police in the 3rd round of the SRU Cup. Tie to be played on the 9th December. Always good to get a home tie.

Selected other ties
RAF Kinloss v Langholm
Caithness v Dumfries
Newton Stewart v Penicuik
Stewartry v Clydebank
Isle of Mull v Moffat - Plate


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 4TH AND SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2006

ANNAN MAKE THEIR LONGEST EVER JOURNEY IN LEAGUE RUGBY

This weekend Annanís 1st XV undertake their longest journey yet, in league rugby, with a trip to Thurso to take on Caithness in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Caithness are one of the three teams promoted from Division 3 last season (the other two being Falkirk and Highland). Annan have never played Caithness at any level before and as such are an unknown quantity. They have a formidable home record with only one home defeat so far this season to their Ďlocalí rivals Highland. Their away record is not quite so impressive with only one win on the road and they are currently lying seventh in the league.

The Annan selectors have made one change to the team which beat Linlithgow last Saturday with Gavin Lynch taken over the wing spot from Alex Halliday who is on the bench.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, B Blower, B Henderson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, A Jancey, A White, G Lynch, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffin, N Smith. Replacements: J Crombie, G Hogg, A Halliday

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson, A Murray

Meet at Clubhouse at 4.45pm on Friday 3rd November

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO MARRESS IN LEAGUE

Annanís second string travel to Irvine on Saturday to take on the table toppers of Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues at Marress. The Irvine club is having a great season so far with their 1st XV also topping Division 1 of the National Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Arnott, E Smith, J Gilmour, M Carpenter, J Nelson, I Thorburn, D Barnes, K Watret (Capt), J Callaghan, C Trant, W Harrison, E Currie, D Graham, N Coupland, A Copland. Replacements: R Gracie, N Halliday, G Brown, C Hay, N Bell

Match Reps: J Mason, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 2.30pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY

This weekend, there is no league game on the 5th November, however there may be a friendly against one of the local sides. Players will be contacted regarding any arrangements.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2006

THE U16'S MAKE IT A CLEAN SWEEP

The U16's swept aside a committed Ardrossan team, 60-0 to notch up another victory.

So for the 2nd week - its played 3, won 3 - nice!!

Full Match Report - U16 XV
Photos From The Game


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2006

ANNAN WIN AGAIN

The 1sts keep up ther 100% away record with a 28-22 win over Linlithgow

Annan scored 3 tries through Michael Griffin (2T) and Michael Scott (1T).

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV
Latest Division 2 Table

Other Division 2 Scores
Howe of Fife 92 v Duns 0
Allan Glen's 24 v Highland 14
Falkirk 29 v Glasgow Academicals 17
Caithness v Garnock
Kilmarnock 22 v Stewartry 6

THE 2NDS THUMP CAMBUSLANG

The 2nds also have a great victory - beating Cambuslang 39-0. Annan ran in 7 tries. More news when know

Full Match Report - 2nd XV
Photos From The Game
Leading Point Scorers - 2nd XV
Latest Division 4 West Table

Other Division 4 West Scores
Dalziel 14 v Irvine 23
Lenzie 23 v Ardrossan Accies 21
Garnock 29 v Kilmarnock 5
West of Scotland v Greenock Wands TBC


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 28TH AND SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2006

ANNAN TRAVEL TO LINLITHGOW

This Saturday Annan travel to Linlithgow and will want to keep their unbeaten away record intact. This will not be an easy task as Linlithgow are a formidable side, especially at home. They presently lie in 4th place some 7 points behind Annan. Their best win to date this season being an away win at Garnock. Annan will require to get their feet back on the ground after last weeks fine win against the league leaders.

The only change to last weekís team is the unavailability of lock John Nelson who is injured. Bruce Blower moves from wing forward to lock with Michael Scott starting at No 6.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly; B Blower, B Henderson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, A Jancey, A White, A Halliday, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffin, N Smith Replacements: J Gilmour, G Hogg, G Lynch

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, A Murray

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for 3.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CAMBUSLANG

Annanís second string are at home on Saturday to Cambuslang. Annan will be hoping to built on last weeks win over Greenock Wanderers.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: J Crombie, S Graham, N McGregor, M Carpenter, I Thorburn, D Barnes, E Braid, K Watret (Capt), B Graham, C Trant, N Coupland, J Callaghan, D Graham, B Copland, A Copland Replacements: from K Nelson, N Halliday, N Bell, G Brown, E Smith, G Williamson, C Hay P Anderson

Match Reps: I Gilmour, N Galbraith, P Bertram

Meet at Violetbank at 1.15pm for 3.00pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY IN ACTION

This weekend Annan U16ís host North Ayrshire side Ardrossan at Violetbank, kick off 2pm, players meet 12.45. All spectators welcome.

The Annan squad are selected after training on Wednesday.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2006

ANNAN TOPPLE FALKIRK

In an action packed game, Annan gave Falkirk a doing and ran out 29-14 winners.

It all looked bleak after the first half - with Annan down 9-0 and it could of been worse - but Falkirk decided to kick to touch 3 very kickable penalties - something that came back to haunt them....

The 2nd half was all Annan and 3 cracking tries meant it was a great victory for the 1sts.

The Annan points came from: Craig McCann (4P,1C), Alex Dunbar (1T), Alex Halliday (1T) and Billy Henderson (1T).

Get in ...looks like Annan gets the win bonus this time....

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Photos From The Game
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV
Latest Division 2 Table

Other Division 2 Scores
Stewartry 10 v Howe of Fife 14
Linlithgow 27 v Caithness 10
Glasgow Academicals 31 v Kilmarnock 15
Duns 13 v Allan Glen's 16
Highland 16 v Garnock 23

THE 2NDS ALSO WIN

The 2nds make it a good weekend for Annan defeating Greenock Wanderers 20-14. James 'Lector' Gilmour scores a try in the dying seconds to win the game.

Full Match Report - 2nd XV
Leading Point Scorers - 2nd XV
Latest Division 4 West Table

Other Division 4 West Scores
Irvine 36 v Ardrossan Accies 0
Cambuslang 0 v West of Scotland 104
Kilmarnock 12 v Dalziel 26
Garnock 17 v Lenzie 13


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 21ST AND SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2006

TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday sees a table topping clash when 2nd placed Annan host the unbeaten league leaders Falkirk at Violetbank. Falkirk won Division 5 Caledonia in 2004, then Division 4 in 2005, and Division 3 last season, losing only three games in that time. Currently they are unbeaten atop Division 2. Annan last played Falkirk in Division 4 in season 1995-6. Players to watch are former Stirling County players Kevin McKenzie (13 caps plus Scotland A and B) and stand off Mark McKenzie (ex Bourgoin-Jallieu, Glasgow Caledonians and Bourg-en-Bresse). This has all the ingredients to be a cracker of a game.

Annan have stand off Andrew White back this week after he failed a late fitness test for last weeks game at Kilmarnock and also back is Niall Smith who was injured in the Annan v Garnock game. Niall is selected to play at full back with Craig McCann moving to inside centre. Also getting his first start since injury is Bruce Blower who have featured from the bench in the last two games.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly; J Nelson, B Henderson, B Bower, N Moffat, G Smith, A Jancey, A White, A Halliday, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffin, N Smith Replacements: J Tinning, M Scott, G Lynch

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, E Woodman

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for 3.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO GREENOCK WANDERERS

Annanís second string travel to Fort Matilda on Saturday in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Greenock are sitting a couple of places below Annan in the league but this will be tough game for the second string.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: J Crombie, E Smith, N McGregor, G Hogg, M Carpenter, D Barnes, E Braid, K Watret (Capt), A.N Other, C Trant, N Coupland, J Callaghan, D Graham, E Currie,, A Copland Replacements: K Nelson, J Gilmour, I Thorburn, B Copland, R Gracie

Match Reps: N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.50am for 3.00pm KO

ANNAN YOUTH XV ON THE ROAD

The Annan Youths travel to Castle Douglas this Sunday to resume their league campaign against Stewartry. The Galloway side always prove to be good opposition at all levels with no exception at youth level. Annan will, therefore, have to play to the best of their ability to come away with the points. Players to meet at the rugby club at 11.30 sharp.

Team from; S Nicholson, C Bell, C Armstrong, S Woodhouse, C Nicholson, D Wilkinson, R Hollis, D Brooke, W Gray, C McEwan, M Panczac, S Rutter, M Clark, J Bigham, C Jamieson, C Coupland, J Butler, E McDougal, M Anderson, A Carlyle, S McKenzie, R Eggleton, J Harrison, A N Others.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2006

MCCANN TO THE RESCUE

The 1sts win an enthralling encounter with Kilmarnock 17-15. Craig McCann scored a drop goal in injury time to get the victory. The Annan points came from: Euan Baird (1T), Michael Griffin (1T) and Craig McCann (2C,1DG).

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV
Latest Division 2 Table

Other Division 2 Scores
Falkirk 22 v Linlithgow 15
Garnock 78 v 5 Duns
Caithness 9 v Highland 10
Howe of Fife 41 v Glasgow Academicals 5
Allan Glen's 24 v Stewartry 17

THE 2NDS GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS

The 2nd get back to winning ways beating a strong Kilmarnock side 39-5. The Annan points came from: Conor Trant (2T,3C,1P), Neil McGregor (2T), Kieron Watret (1T), Dwayne Barnes (1T).

Full Match Report - 2nd XV
Photos From The Game
Leading Point Scorers - 2nd XV
Latest Division 4 West Table

Other Division 4 West Scores
Ardrossan Accies 37 v Dalziel 12
Irvine 62 v Greenock Wands 5
Lenzie v Cambuslang TBC
West of Scotland 15 v Garnock 0


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2006

ANNAN AWAY TO KILMARNOCK

This Saturday Annan travel to Bellsland to take on old adversaries Kilmarnock in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Annan and Kilmarnock have had some fine battles over the seasons. Kilmarnock this season have had a poor start and are still without a win in the league. Although Annan will have to be very wary as in each game since the commencement of the league season Killie look to have improved with each game giving league leaders Falkirk a torrid time a couple of weeks ago.

The Annan selectors have reverted to the half back pairing of Craig McCann and Andrew White for this game with Andrew Jancey back on the wing with Gavin Lynch on the bench.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly; J Nelson, B Henderson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, C McCann, A White, A Halliday, A Dunbar, M Griffin, A Jancey, J Crowther Replacements: J Crombie, B Blower, G Lynch

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, A Murray

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for 3.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS ALSO AWAY TO KILMARNOCK IN DOUBLE HEADER

Annanís second string also travel to Bellsland in a double header to take on Kilmarnock 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Kilmarnock are presently sitting second bottom of the league also without a win but are always dangerous at home.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: N McGregor, S Graham, J Tinning, G Hogg, M Carpenter, I Thorburn, D Barnes, K Watret (Capt), P Anderson, C Trant, J Callaghan, A Copland, A Graham, N Coupland, E Currie Replacements: K Nelson, S Arnott, B Copland, D Graham

Match Reps: A Robertson, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for 3.00pm KO


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2006

THE 1STS HANG ON AND WIN AGAIN

The 1st XV get another win under their belts - but they had to hang on in a tense 2nd half. Annan had the wind at their backs in the 1st half and were 13-0 up at half-time. Howe of Fife got back into the game in the 2nds half but Annan kept the lead and the game ended up at 18-14. The Annan points came from Graham Smith (1T), Steve Kelly (1T) an Craig McCann (2P,1C).

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Photos From The Game
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV
Latest Division 2 Table

Other Division 2 Scores
Linlithgow 19 v Kilmarnock 15
Duns 14 v Highland 31
Glasgow Academicals 23 v Allan Glen's 20
Stewartry 8 v Garnock 46
Falkirk 50 v Caithness 26

THE 2NDS ARE BEATEN

The 2nds go down 30-0 to a strong West of Scotland side.

Full Match Report - 2nd XV
Leading Point Scorers - 2nd XV
Latest Division 4 West Table

Other Division 4 West Scores
Garnock 20 v Ardrossan Accies 0
Greenock 13 Wands v Kilmarnock 5
Cambuslang 10 v Irvine 23
Dalziel 22 v Lenzie 7


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2006

ANNAN WELCOME HOWE OF FIFE TO VIOLETBANK

Annan welcome Howe of Fife from Cupar to Violetbank on Saturday in their latest Division 2 fixture in the SRU National Leagues. Annan will be hoping to erase the memory of their last home game against Garnock and maintain their position at the top end of the table. Annan and Howe of Fife have played four times before on league business with Annan winning three of the four encounters. Howe are sitting mid table and had a fine win last week against Linlithgow and will be a tough nut to crack for the home side.

Annan are without standoff Andrew White who is unavailable which has resulted in a re-adjustment of the half back pairing. Scrum half Craig McCann is moved to stand off with winger Andrew Jancey moving to the No 9 berth. Gavin Lynch moves from fullback to cover the wing spot with Joe Crowther fills the full back role.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly; M Carpenter, B Henderson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Halliday, A Dunbar, M Griffin, G Lynch, J Crowther Replacements: J Gilmour, B Blower, J Nelson

Match Reps: A Robertson, I Gilmour, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for 3.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS ENTERTAIN WEST OF SCOTLAND AT VIOLETBANK

Annanís second string take on West of Scotland at Violetbank on Saturday in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Team: J Crombie, E Smith, K Nelson, G Hogg, N MacGregor, D Barnes, E Braid, I Thorburn, AN Other, C Trant, D Graham, A Copland, J Callaghan, B Copland, E Currie. Replacements: from N Bell, K Watret, N Coupland, C Hay, N Halliday, R Gracie, P Anderson, J Tinning

Match Reps: A Robertson, P Bertram

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for 3.00pm KO


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2006

YOUTH TEAM GET ANOTHER WIN UNDER THEIR BELTS

A big hand to the youth team who took the game to a select 'youth' Kilmarnock side and came away 39-26 victors. An outstanding game from ALL players in the team which played in the face of a much bigger team.

Full Match Report - U16 XV


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2006

THE 1STS GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS

The 1sts beat Allan Glens 27-5 in their latest division 1 game. The half-time score was actually 27-5 as well. Annan scored 4 tries to secure an extra bonus point. The Annan points came from Michael Griffin (1T), Craig McCann (1T, 1P, 2C), Andrew White (1T) and Alex Halliday (1T). Get in!!

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV
Latest Division 2 Table

Other Division 2 Scores
Caithness 65 v Duns 8
Garnock 13 v Glasgow Accies 15
Highland 44 v Stewartry 32
Howe of Fife 31 v Linlithgow 8
Kilmarnock 15 v Falkirk 22

THE 2NDS LOSE

The 2nds go down to Ardrossan 27-19. D'oh!!

Full Match Report - 2nd XV
Leading Point Scorers - 2nd XV
Latest Division 4 West Table

Other Division 4 West Scores
Kilmarnock v Cambuslang tbc
Lenzie 28 v Greenock Wands 19
Dalziel 3 v Garnock 7
West of Scotland 10 v Irvine 8


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2006

ANNAN TRAVEL TO BISHOPRIGGS IN LEAGUE

After last Saturday's setback against Garnock, the 1st XV will be looking to bounce back against Allan Glen's at Bishopbriggs. Niall Smith, Kevin Jones and Keith Hogg will all be out for some time and Paul Carruthers is unavailable, but Andrew White is back at stand off and Bruce Blower makes his return on the bench after being out for the first five games of the season.

Team: C Warrick, N Moffat, S Kelly; M Carpenter, J Nelson; W Henderson, M Scott, G Smith (Capt); C McCann, A White; A Halliday, A Dunbar, M Griffin, A Jancey; G Lynch. Replacements: J Crombie, B Blower, J Crowther

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, A Murray

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for 3.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO ARDROSSAN

The 2nd XV travel to Ardrossan after two good wins to start their league campaign. A new partnership appears at scrum half and stand off in the shape of Conor Trant and Jonathan Callaghan.

Team: J Gilmour, E Smith, K Nelson; G Hogg, K Watret (Capt); D Barnes, E Braid, I Thorburn; C Trant, J Callaghan; R Copland, E Currie, A Graham, D Graham; A Copland. Replacements: R Gracie, N Coupland, N MacGregor, C Hay

Match Reps: N Galbraith, J Mason

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for 3.00pm KO


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2006

THE U16 WIN AGAINST GARNOCK

The U16 keep up their good start to the season by beating Garnock 27-12.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2006

THE 1STS GO DOWN TO GARNOCK

The 1sts lost to Garnock 27-0 in their latest division 1 game. According to reports - it was 27 going on 50. Oh well - these blips happen from time to time. I feel Allan Glens will get an Annan backlash next week!!

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV
Latest Division 2 Table

Other Division 2 Scores
Glasgow Academicals 12 v Highland 8
Linlithgow 39 v Allan Glen's 12
Falkirk 22 v Howe of Fife 8
Kilmarnock 7 v Caithness 15
Stewartry v Duns - TBC

THE 2NDS BEAT GARNOCK

The 2nds beat Garnock in their latest league game. Final score was 14-10. So its not all doom and gloom in the clubhouse tonight....

Full Match Report - 2nd XV
Leading Point Scorers - 2nd XV
Latest Division 4 West Table

Other Division 4 West Scores
Greenock Wands 16 v Dalziel 37
Cambuslang 0 v Ardrossan Accies 20
West of Scotland 44 v Kilmarnock 0
Irvine 40 v Lenzie 10


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2006

1STS AND 2NDS BOTH ENTERTAIN GARNOCK

Annan have a double header against Garnock at Violetbank with a three o'clock kick off. Garnock will provide stiff opposition for both the 1st XV and 2nd XV, but with Annan 1st XV having won their first four matches, three of them away from home, and the 2nds having won their first fixture at Lenzie last week, confidence will not be in shortage in the home ranks.Garnock have won two and lost two of their opening four games in National Division two, but are nevertheless a force to be reckoned with and could be up there in the mix come the end of the season. Garnock were pipped by one point for promotion last season.

Annan 1st XV have Niall Smith at stand off in place of Andrew White who is being rested, Graham Smith comes back in at No. 8 and Kevin Jones returns at full back, with Billy Henderson switching to second row and Michael Carpenter and Gavin Lynch occupying the bench. Annan's only injury doubt is scrum half Keith Hogg.

Annan 1st XV: C Warrick, P Carruthers, S Kelly; J Nelson, W Henderson; M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith; K Hogg, N Smith; A Halliday, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffin; K Jones. Replacements: J Tinning, M Carpenter, G Lynch.

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, C Lake (TJ)

Annan 2nd XV: J Crombie, S Graham, K Nelson; G Hogg, K Watret; D Barnes, E Braid, I Thorburn; B Graham, C Trant; D Graham, J Callaghan, E Currie, R Copland, D Copland. Replacements from: N MacGregor, N Coupland, A Graham, C Hay, S Arnot, R Dickson, R Gracie, M Johnstone, C Nicholson, W Harrison, A Muir, C Moffat, P Anderson, E Smith.

Match Reps: J Mason, E Woodman (TJ).

Both teams to meet Violetbank 1.45pm

UNDER 16'S AWAY TO GARNOCK

This Sunday the youth rugby team is away to Garnock - so a hatrick against Garnock is on this Weekend.

Could all players be at the club for 10:30am


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2006

THE 1STS MAINTAIN THEIR 100% RECORD

The 1sts make it 4 wins out of 4 with a superb win over Highland. Annan led at half-time 20-7 and ran out 44-7 winners. It was a cracking game - with lots of end to end rugby. Annan scored 5 tries as well - so another bonus point on the way. The Annan points game from Andrew White (2T), Steve Kelly (T), Gavin Lynch (T), Alex Dunbar (T) and Craig McCann (3P, 5C)

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Photos From The Game
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV
Latest Division 2 Table

Other Division 2 Scores
Allan Glen's 5 v Falkirk 23
Caithness 15 v Stewartry 8
Garnock 14 v Linlithgow 16
Howe of Fife 40 v Kilmarnock 10
Duns 14 v Glasgow Academicals 34

THE 2NDS WIN.....JUST

The 2nds kicked off their league campaign with a 26-24 over Lenzie. Annan had a man sent off and with Lenzie battering at the Annan try line - they scored in the last play of the game...and the kicker who has missed nothing all day missed the conversion attempt and Annan hung on...

Full Match Report - 2nd XV
Leading Point Scorers - 2nd XV
Latest Division 4 West Table

Other Division 4 West Scores
Ardrossan Accies 24 v 23 Greenock Wands
Garnock 65 v 0 Cambuslang
Dalziel 7 v West of Scotland 16
Kilmarnock 3 v Irvine 59

THE U16'S LOSE TO LANGHOLM 22-0

After the spirited preformance of the previous Sunday, an over-awed Annan team sat back and let Langholm take this game to a well deserved victory.

More effort is required on the training field to mend many of the bad habits which appear to be creeping in. To pose any great threat in this years league the players need to ask questions of their continued committment to produce success in match situations.

This friendly hopefully supplied that wake up call.


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2006

ANNAN TRAVEL TO INVERNESS TO TAKE ON HIGHLAND RFC

Annan take on their second longest journey of the season when they travel to Inverness to take on Highland RFC at Canal Park. Annan have never played Highland, who were promoted last season, at any level. The Annan squad are without several regulars again this week with Niall Smith, Graham Hogg still unavailable and Graham Smith, Kevin Jones and Andrew Jancey also unavailable due to work commitments. Bruce Blower is still unavailable having sustained a recurrence of his ankle injury at training. However prop Steve Kelly and back Michael Griffen are available after being unavailable for the Duns game.

Annan 1st XV: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, J Nelson, M Carpenter, M Scott, N Moffat, W Henderson, K Hogg, A White, A Halliday, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffen, G Lynch Replacements: J Crombie, E Braid, D Barnes

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 4.30pm prompt on Friday 15th September.

If you are going to this game - kick off is now 2.00pm.

ANNAN 2NDS START LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AWAY TO LENZIE

Annanís second string start their league campaign this Saturday with an away match at Lenzie in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Lenzie were promoted along with Annan and Garnock last season.

Annan 2nd XV: S Arnot, G Brown, Ross Gracie, N Coupland, I Thorburn, C Hay, C Moffat, K Watret (C), B Graham, C Trant, D Graham, A Eggleton, R Johnstone, E Currie, A Copland. Replacements: J Gilmour, W Harrison, A Graham, K Nelson, M Johnstone

Match Rep: I Gilmour, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am prompt for a 3.00pm KO

ANNAN YOUTHS

Annanís U16/17 side have a game away to Garnock on Sunday. All boys available to contact coaches.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 9TH/10TH SEPTEMBER 2006

THE 1STS GO TOP OF THE LEAGUE

The 1sts continue with their great start to the season thumping Duns 71-7. Annan scored 11 tries to get a bonus point as well. Annan now top the Division 2 table. Get in.

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Photos From The Game
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV

Other Division 2 Scores
Linlithgow 27 v Highland 17
Kilmarnock 5 v Allan Glen's 29
Falkirk 13 v Garnock 9
Glasgow Academicals 46 v Stewartry 3
Howe of Fife 14 v Caithness 8

Latest Division 2 Table

THE UNDER 16'S START THE SEASON WITH A WIN

On a blistering hot afternoon against a heavier pack Annan chose to play a consistently penetrating game with support play at the highest level. Playing at each otherís shoulders Cumnock had to endure an endless wave of Annan play and when control was gained the ball was spread wide to allow the backs to cash in on tidy ball.

This was the opening game of the Glasgow & District U16 Leagues with 15 man rugby played at its best. The boys should be proud of this result and need not fear anyone on this form

Please note: The U16's fixtures etc will be on this site soon. Just waiting for some information


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2006

ANNAN HOST DUNS IN THEIR FIRST HOME LEAGUE GAME AT VIOLETBANK

Annan, after two weeks on the road, at last have a home fixture on Saturday when they take on old Border rivals Duns at Violetbank. Duns were relegated along with Annan last season but are always a difficult side to play. Honours over the years have gone with home advantage and the Annan coaches will be hoping that they can consolidate the teamís great start to the season with a home win on Saturday. Duns have not had the best start to their season with two home defeats to Falkirk and Linlithgow and will obviously be looking to make amends for those defeats. Annan are without centres Niall Smith and Michael Griffen, prop Steve Kelly and lock Graham Hogg who are all unavailable. This has given Alex Dunbar his 1st XV start at centre alongside with Craig McCann who moves in from the wing with Alex Halliday also getting his first start on the wing. Another product of the youth sides Jonathon Crombie also gets his first start at prop.

Annan 1st XV: : C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), J Crombie, J Nelson, B Henderson,M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, A White, A Halliday, C McCann, A Dunbar, A Jancey, K Jones. Replacements: J Tinning, M Caarpenter, G Lynch

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND XV HAVE A TRAINING SESSION

Annanís second string have no fixture this week and are having a training session at Violetbank starting at 1.00pm.

NOTE TO ALL ANNAN SUPPORTERS

Season tickets for all home games are now on sale in the clubhouse at £20. This is a great saving as it is set at the same price as last season but includes two additional league games. They will also be available at the gate at Violetbank on Saturday.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2006

THE 1STS HAMMER STEWARTRY

The 1sts continue their great start to the season - beating old rivals Stewartry 24-0. Annan were 13-0 up at half-time and never looked like losing. Annans points came from Michael Carpenter (T) and Alex Dunbar (T), Andrew White (P) and Craig McCann (3P and C).

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV

Other Division 2 Scores
Highland 14 v Falkirk 34
Duns 18 v Linlithgow 30
Allan Glen's 8 v Howe of Fife 10
Garnock 55 v Kilmarnock 7
Caithness 65 v Glasgow Academicals 18

Latest Division 2 Table

THE 2NDS ALSO WIN IN THEIR FRIENDLY

The 2nds beat Carlisle 2nds 22-5 in their friendly game at Carlisle. The Annan points coming from David Graham (2T) and Andrew Eggleton (T) and Conor Trant (2C and P). Nice one lads.

Full Match Report - 2nd XV


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2006

ANNAN TRAVEL TO STEWARTRY IN THE LEAGUE

Annan are on their travels again this Saturday for their second league game against old rivals Stewartry at the Greenlaw. Stewartry are one of the few teams that Annan play every year irrespective of which league either team plays in with their annual fixture for the Chisholm Cup. Annan will be hoping to continue on their winning ways and hope that they will be well supported in this local derby.

Annan are still without flanker Bruce Blower who is still recovering from an ankle knock he sustained at the Violetbank Tournament. And the team remains unchanged from the last weekís selection with the exception of the two of the replacements which sees experienced campaigner prop James Gilmour on the bench along side young back Alex Dunbar who has earned his place in the 1st XV squad after his excellent displays for the 2nd XV.

Annan 1st XV: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, G Hogg, J Nelson, P OíDonnell, N Moffat, G Smith, K Hogg, A White, C McCann, N Smith, M Griffen, A Jancey, K Jones. Replacements: J Gilmour, M Carpenter, A Dunbar

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.30pm for 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND XV AWAY TO CARLISLE IN FRIENDLY

Annanís second string have a friendly at Carlisle on Saturday which will be the selectorsí last chance to get the mix right before Annan 2nds start their league campaign underway on the 16th September.

Annan 2nd XV squad from: J Crombie, S Wylie, A Graham, N Coupland, K Watret (C), I Thorburn, D Barnes, E Braid, M Scott, G Brown, R Gracie, B Graham, C Trant, R Johnstone, D Graham, A Graham, R Copland, A Copland, N Halliday, E Currie, C Hay, N Halliday, N Bell, C Moffat, A Eggleton, G Lynch.

Match Reps: I Black, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at Clubhouse at 1.00pm for 3.00 pm K.O.

NOTE TO ALL ANNAN SUPPORTERS

Season tickets for all home games are now on sale in the clubhouse at £20. This is a great saving as it is set at the same price as last season but includes two additional league games.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST 2006

The 1sts get off to a flyer - thumping Glasgow Accies 38-6 in their opening league game. Annan scores 5 tries through Craig McCann (2), Alex Halliday (1), Steve Kelly (1) and Keith Hogg (1) - so a bonus point in also gained. Nice one lads.

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Photos From The Game
Latest Division 2 Table
Leading Point Scorers - 1st XV

The 2nds also win - beating Dumfries 47-8. Not a bad weekend.

Full Match Report - 2nd XV


LATEST NEWS ON THIS WEEKENDS GAMES
SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST

ANNAN TRAVEL TO NEW ANNIESLAND TO TAKE ON GLASGOW ACCIES IN LEAGUE OPENER

Annan start their Division 2 League campaign on Saturday with an away fixture to Glasgow Accies at New Anniesland. Annan have never played Accies at 1st XV level before. Prior to the formation of Glasgow Hawks Glasgow Accies and GHK were clubs playing in the top flight and the reformation of the two clubs saw them start at the bottom and work their way up the leagues. Accies had, until stalling last season, been promoted for six successive seasons and last season ended up in mid table of Division 2.

They are however an unknown quantity and Annan will have to be top form to get a result away from home. The only squad member from last Saturdayís Violetbank Shield is wing forward Bruce Blower who has not recovered from an ankle injury received in the final.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, G Hogg, J Nelson, P OíDonnell, N Moffat, G Smith, H Hogg, A White, C McCann, N Smith, M Griffen, A Jancey, K Jones.Replacements: J Crombie, A Halliday, M Carpenter

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, A Robertson,

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO PARK FARM IN FRIENDLY

With their league campaign in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues not due to start until 16th September Annanís second string have a series of friendlies. Their first being against local rivals Dumfries at Park Farm on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Graham, G Brown, J Tinning, J Gilmour, S Wyllie, K Watret (C), I Thorburn, D Barnes, E Braid, M Scott, C Hay, B Graham, C Trant, A Dunbar, A Graham, D Graham, R Copland, R Graham, R Johnstone, C Moffat, N Bell, J Crowther.

Match Reps: I Black, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 1.30pm for a 3.00pm K.O.


SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR ANNAN
SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST

VIOLETBANK 15 ASIDE CHALLENGE

The annual Violetbank 15-a-side challenge took place last Saturday and provided a feast of entertainment for all present and an opportunity for the participating teams to gauge progress made in summer training before the league campaigns begin this week.

Unfortunately, Livingston pulled out at the 11th hour so the game times were lengthened in their league. The Tournament results were:

League A

Netherhall 0 Annan 14
Stewartry 10 Hawick Quins 0
Hawick Quins 14 Netherhall 14
Stewartry 7 Annan 17
Stewartry 28 Netherhall 0
Hawick Quins 3 Annan 5

League B

Dumfries 0 Langholm 16
Wigton 3 Langholm 13
Wigton 0 Dumfries 22

Full Match Report - 1st XV

MOFFAT 10'S

After despatching Islay and Newton Stewart, Annan lost narrowly 26 Ė 14 to Boroughmuir in the final. I say narrowly because 7 Boroughmuir points came in the last play of the game. Scott McCann and Conor Trant scored the tries and Conor two conversions. Annan played well all afternoon and the final could have gone either way it was so close. The Annan players gave everything and played the final with 3 sixteen year olds and a seventeen year old in the team. Veteran scum half Barry Graham was outstanding and won player of the tournament. His commitment and attitude is an example the coaches are looking for. Hooker Stewart Wylie has impressed so far in the pre-season and run himself into the ground. With the league fixtures fast approaching this was a good day with the rest of the squad at the Violetbank tournament. Euan Braidís parents watched the games and must have been bursting with pride at their sonsí performance. The lad was immense. Mr. & Mrs. Dunbar, Trant and Gracie would have been just as proud.

The Annan Players at the Moffat 10's

THE NEXT FEW WEEKS

STEWARTRY SEVENS

This Sunday Annan are sending a sevens squad to the Stewartry Sevens. The seven will be from: M Carpenter, S Wyllie, D Barnes, J Nelson, W Henderson, A Jancey, C Trant, S Rogers, N Coupland, A.N. Other.

ANNAN V CARLISLE

On Wednesday Night 16th August Annan hosts another trial match at Violetbank for the 1st and 2nd XVs, this time against Carlisle with a 7.00pm K.O.

The Squads are: 1st XV from: C Warrick, P Carruthers, S Kelly, G Hogg, J Nelson, M Carpenter, W Henderson, B Blower, G Smith, P OíDonnell, K Hogg, C McCann, A White, N Smith, M Griffen, A Jancey, K Jones

2nd XV from: J Gilmour, S Wyllie, G Smith, G Brown, J Crombie, A Graham, K Watret, N Coupland, N Halliday, C Moffat, D Barnes, E Braid, I Thorburn, S Roberts, T Wilson, B Graham, R Graham, A Halliday, C Trant, C Hay, B Hay, D Graham, D Copland, B Copeland, D Fisher, J Crowther, M Scott.

VIOLETBANK 15 ASIDE CHALLENGE

With all the organisation for the Violetbank 15 aside challenge almost complete the Annan club are gearing themselves up for the tournament which is to be held on Saturday 19th August. Eight teams has confirmed their participation and they are:

Dumfries RFC - newly promoted to Division 3 of the SRU National Leagues
Hawick Harlequins RFC - old border rivals of Annan
Langholm RFC - holders of the Violetbank Shield
Livingston RFC Ė old rivals of Annan who now ply their trade in Premier 3
Netherhall OB RUFC Ė old friends of Annan from Maryport who are making a welcome return to Violetbank
Stewartry RFC - local rivals of Annan and now in the same league
Wigton RUFC Ė again old friends of Annan who have a long association with the host club

And of course the host club Annan RFC who are hoping to bounce back from last seasons relegation.

As well as the feast of rugby there will also be childrensí entertainment, barbecue and beer tent Ė all in all a great day out for the family. Admission is £3 with children free and the gates open at 12 noon.


ANNANíS TRIAL MATCH DEEMED SUCCESSFUL
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST

The first trial match of the season for the was deemed a success. The 1sts drew with Dumfries 22-22 while the 2nds thumped Dumfries 2nds 31-0. Not a bad start to the season.

Full Match Report - 1st XV
Full Match Report - 2nd XV


ANNAN TRIAL AT VIOLETBANK
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST

Annan RFC are hosting Dumfries RFC at Violetbank this Friday 4th August in a trial session before the start of the new season. Annan will be blooding several new players to their senior set up with several colt players making the step up.

Annan squads:
1st XV: C. Warrick, P Carruthers, S Kelly, M Carpenter, G Hogg, B Blower, N Moffat, W Henderson, K Hogg, A White, C McCann, N Smith, M Griffen, A Lancey, K Jones

2nd XV: A Graham, D Irvine, S Wyllie, M Johnstone, J Gilmour, J Nelson, N Bell, N Coupland, K Nelson, N Halliday, D Barnes, P OíDonnell, K Watret, B Graham, C Trant, D Graham, B Hay, D Fisher, C Hay, R Graham, W Harrison, A Halliday, A Muir, A Copland, A Muir, R Johnstone.

The kickoff is scheduled for 7.00pm and all players are requested to meet at Violetbank at 6.00pm


ANNAN RFC AGM
FRIDAY 23RD JUNE

Annan Rugby Club held their Annual General Meeting in their clubrooms at 17 Bank Street on Friday night.

President Don Barty reported that whilst it had been a disappointing season for the 1st XV, who were relegated to National Division 2 for season 2006/07, the 2nd XV had been promoted to Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues and the youth teams all had had successful seasons.

Andrew White and Bruce Blower had brought great honour to the club in being selected to play for Scotlandís U17 team and Alex Dunbar, Euan Braid, Mark Clark and Ryan Gracie had been selected as part of the Glasgow U16 squad who are currently taking part in a three week training and coaching course at Limerick University Sports.

Club Treasurer Lindsay Currie reported that whilst the clubís finances were in a much healthier state than last season several hard decisions had had to be made during the year in order to achieve this result and several more hard decisions would be needed during the coming season to ensure continuing financial stability within the club.

The Club officials elected for the coming season were:

President: Don Barty
Vice President (Admin): Alan Robertson
Vice President (Rugby): Colin McCann
Hon Treasurer: Lindsay Currie
Hon Secretary: Philip Bertram
Hon Fixture Secretary: Brian Peat
Committee Members: James Mason, Ian Gilmour, Norrie Galbraith, Ian Black, Colin Warrick

1st XV Captain: Paul Carruthers
1st XV Vice Captain: Graham Smith
2nd XV Captain: Kieron Watret
2nd XV Vice Captain: Andy Graham