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LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 14TH MAY 2008

ANNAN RFC PRESENTATION NIGHT

The Awards were handed out last night - and the winners were:

Player of The Year: Kevin Jones
Most Improved Player: Mark Clark
1st XV Players' Player: Kevin Jones
2nd XV Players' Player: David Wyllie

Photos from the night


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 26TH APRIL 2008

THE 1STS KNOCKED OUT IN THE 1ST ROUND

The 1sts were knocked out of the 1st round of the Langholm 7 by Kelso. Annan got a try but alas Kelso got 5 to win 35-5.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 26TH APRIL 2008

ANNAN OFF TO THE LANGHOLM SEVENS

Annan have been invited to the Langholm Centenary Sevens on Saturday.

The Annan squad for the Langholm Senior (Centenary) Sevens: 1 A Dunbar, 2 M Scott 3 E Braid, 4 M Clark, 5 K Jones, 6 M Griffin, 7 A Jancey, 8 A Halliday, 9 G Smith, 10 B Blower

Anyone who has not yet confirmed availability, please telephone Michael Scott. In Round 1, Annan play Kelso at 3.12 pm.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 19TH APRIL 2008

THE 1STS END THE SEASON IN STYLE

The 1sts end their league campaign with an impressive win against East Kilbride, running out 31-12 winners.

The Annan points came from: Tries - Alex Dunbar (2), Andrew Jancey (2) and Steve Kelly. Conversions - Niall Smith, Mark Clark and Kevin Jones.

Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

THE 2NDS ALSO WIN AND STAY UP!

Annanís second XV went into this game in the knowledge that if they lost they would be relegated to Division 5 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Just to add to the mixture was the fact that the same applied to their hosts so it was a winner takes all scenario. Annan started well and took the lead early on in the first half with a try from prop Andrew Gunning a lead which Annan never relinquished over the 80 minutes. Annan added to their score with tries from Captain Keiron Watret and veteran warhorse Neil Halliday with full back Connor Trant adding 3 penalties. The final score was East Kilbride 7 Annan 24 and Annan live to fight another season in Division 4 (West).

Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 19TH APRIL 2008

BOTH ANNAN SENIOR TEAMS AWAY TO EAST KILBRIDE IN FINAL LEAGUE GAMES OF SEASON

Both Annan senior teams travel to East Kilbride to play their last league games of the season. Both games are re-arranged fixtures following postponements due to waterlogged pitches. Irrespective of the 1st XV result Annan are assured of a 4th placed finish in Division 1 of the SHE National Leagues which is their highest placing in Division 1. The second XV are, however, in different straits as, following their defeat by Lenzie at Violetbank last Saturday, it is imperative that they come away with a win to ensure Division 4(West) survival in the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 1st XV squad: R Gracie, C Warrick, S Kelly, G Hogg, J Nelson, G Smith, E Braid, M Scott, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, A Dunbar, M Griffin, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: P Carruthers, M Clark

Annan 2nd XV squad: A Gunning, L Ogilvie, M Carpenter, C Hay, K Watret (C), A.N. Other, N Moffat, N Halliday, K Hogg, B Hay, A Muir, G Lynch, A Copland, D Wyllie, C Trant Replacements: C Muir, C Bell, J Bingham, D Kerr, G Williamson

ALL PLAYERS i.e. 1st & 2nd XV meet at clubhouse at 11.45am for 3.00pm K.O.


LATEST NEWS
WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL 2008

THE 1STS BEAT LANGHOLM

The 1sts beat Langholm 22-3. Annan scored 4 tries in front of the biggest home crowd of the season. This was another bonus Point victory for Annan. Annans points came from - Tries by Alex Dunbar, Bruce Blower, Keith Hogg and Alex Halliday. Conversion by Niall Smith

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, G Hogg, J Nelson, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: R Gracie, M Clark, A Dunbar, M Carpenter

Match Report
Match Highlights
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 12TH APRIL 2008

THE 1STS WIN IN STYLE

The 1sts win 49-7 against Cambuslang The Annan points came from:
Tries: Michael Griffen (3), Kevin Jones, Steve Kelly, Craig McCann, Mark Clark
Conversions: Craig McCann (2), Niall Smith (5)

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

RHC 12 - 10 Garnock
Falkirk 70 - 5 Edinburgh Uni

OTHER RESULTS

The 2nds lose to Lenzie 22-10 - Match Report
The U18's beat Garnock 10-8 - Match Report


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 12TH APRIL 2008

HECTIC SEVEN DAYS IN PROSPECT FOR ANNAN

This Saturday sees Annan embark on a hectic seven days of Division 1 rugby with three games in a week. This Saturday sees Annan host Cambuslang at Violetbank in a re-arranged fixture. The original fixture fell foul of the weather at the beginning of January, followed on Wednesday evening with the re-arranged local derby against Langholm at Violetbank with a 6.45pm K.O and then Annanís final league fixture away against East Kilbride next Saturday. Despite last Saturdayís defeat at Falkirk Annan are still in the hunt for a 3rd place finish in the league.

The selectors have gone with much the same team as last week for the Cambuslang game and will be hoping to do the double over the visitors after winning at Coats Park 17 Ė 13 in October.

Annan 1st XV Squad: R Gracie, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, G Hogg, J Nelson, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: C Warrick, M Clark, A Dunbar

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, C Lake

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO LENZIE

Annan 2nd XV also have a re-arranged game this Saturday when they play hosts to Lenzie 2nd XV at Violetbank. Annan 2nds have two league games left in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues and they must win one of them to ensure that they remain in Division 4 (West) next season. These teams last met in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues in January at Viewfield with Annan winning 18-15. Annan will be hoping to repeat this victory on Saturday. Annan 2nd XV squad: A Gunning, L Ogilvie, G Wylie, M Carpenter, K Watret (C), N Halliday, D Barnes, G Smith, G Lynch, J Bingham, C Bell, D Wyllie, E Currie, G Williamson, C Trant. Replacements: C Hay, D Kerr

Match Rep: I Gilmour, N Chalmers

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

ANNANíS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS RETURN TO FINISH OFF THE SEASON

Annanís Internationalists Alex Dunbar and Mark Clark return to the club fold this week after representing Scotland U18 and U17 respectively. Alex played in all three games for Scotland U18 in the U18 6 Nations Festival in Cork. Scotland won two games against France (10-8) and Ireland (25-11) and lost to the Auld Enemy (32-5).

Mark was involved in the Millfield International U17 Festival in Somerset and played against Wales A in their first game which the lost narrowly 21 Ė 17. Scotland won their two remaining matches beating Portugal (36 Ė 3) and France A (20 Ė 11).

ANNANĎS GLASGOW U18 PLAYERS

Annan also provided two Glasgow U18 players this season along with Alex Dunbar and Mark Clark. These players were prop Ryan Gracie, and wing forward Euan Braid. Wing forward Michael Scott also made the initial Scotland U19 squad but missed out in the final cut.

Everyone involved with Annan RFC are extremely proud of these young men who have done their club and parents proud.

Annan Honours 2008

Photograph from left to right, Ryan Gracie (Glasgow U18), Alex Dunbar (Scotland U18), Mark Clark (Scotland U17) and Michael Scott (Scotland U19 squad) - missing Euan Braid (Glasgow U18)


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 5TH APRIL 2008

THE 1STS PAY THE PENALTY

The 1sts go down 33-0 to league leaders Falkirk. It was a strange game...as Annan were awarded 2 penalties all game! Who knew that Falkirk were such a clean team!

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

TBC

OTHER RESULTS

The 2nds draw with Irvine 15-15 - Match Report


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 5TH APRIL 2008

ANNAN TRAVEL TO SUNNYSIDE TO TAKE ON LEAGUE LEADERS

Annan travel to Falkirk on Saturday to take on the league leaders in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues in a re-arranged fixture at Sunnyside. Annan rather disappointingly were well beaten at Violetbank earlier in the season 24 Ė 0 by Falkirk and will be looking to improve on their performance on Saturday. The Annan selectors have selected the same team which dispatched Edinburgh University last Saturday but welcome back Scotland U18 player Alex Dunbar after his efforts in the U18 6 Nations Tournament in Cork.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie , G Hogg, J Nelson, B Blower, M Carpenter, M Scott, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, A Halliday, K Jones, Replacements: S Kelly, E Braid, A Dunbar

Match Reps: C McCann, I Gilmour, E Woodman

Meet in Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO MARRESS IN RE-ARRANGED LEAGUE FIXTURE

Annanís 2nd XV take on Irvine 2nds at Marress on Saturday in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. The fixture was postponed earlier in the season because there was no referee available.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Fulton, L Ogilvie, G Wylie, D Kerr, K Watret (C), A.N. Other, D Barnes, N Halliday, G Lynch, A.N. Other, G Williamson, S. McCann, C Muir, D Wyllie, C Trant. Replacements: C Moffat, A Copland, A Muir, C Hay, E Currie

Match Rep: N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 29TH MARCH 2008

THE 1STS GET ANOTHER 5 POINTER

The 1sts thrash a poor Edinburgh Uni side 59-9. Annan ran in 9 tries in the process.

Annan scorers: Try: Alex Halliday (2), Michael Griffen, Keith Hogg, Ryan Gracie, Michael Scott, Bruce Blower, Gavin Lynch, Niall Smith. Cons: Craig McCann (7)

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

Falkirk 44 - 7 Langholm
RHC 10 - 3 Dalziel
Greenock Wands 3 - 10 Preston Lodge
Hillfoots/Alloa 5 - 31 Garnock
East Kilbride 3 - 17 Cambuslang

OTHER RESULTS

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


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 29TH MARCH 2008

ANNAN TRAVEL TO THE CAPITAL TO TAKE ON EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

Annan travel to Peffermill Playing Fields in Edinburgh on Saturday to take on Edinburgh University in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Annan played the university side on the opening day of the season at Violetbank and won 22 Ė 0. The university side are sitting in 9th place in the league but have had some great results over the season none better than their win over Preston Lodge at Prestonpans last Saturday so Annan will have their work cut out to come away with points on Saturday.

Annan 1st XV Squad: R Gracie, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones, Replacements: G Smith, S Kelly, A.N. Other

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, E Woodman

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

ANNAN 2NDS HOST LENZIE AT VIOLETBANK IN LEAGUE

Annan welcome Lenzie 2nd to Violetbank on Saturday. These teams last met in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues in January at Viewfield with Annan winning 18-15. Annan will be hoping to repeat this victory on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV squad: R Fulton, L Ogilvie, A Gunning, D Kerr, K Watret (C), A.N. Other, D Barnes, N Halliday, N Moffat, G Lynch, E Currie, A Copland, M Carpenter, G Wyllie, C Trant, Al Graham, J Crombie, W Harrison, G Williamson, C Muir.

Match Rep: I Gilmour, N Chalmers.

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 22ND MARCH 2008

THE 1STS GET A 5 POINTER

The 1sts thump Hillfoots 26-0 in their latest league game. Annan scored 4 tries in the process securing a bonus point. The Annan points came from: Craig McCann (1T, 3C), Kevin Jones (1T), Alex Halliday (1T) and Colin Warrick (1T)

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

Dalziel 33 - 10 East Kilbride
Greenock Wanderers 3 - 8 Cambuslang
Langholm 12 - 30 RHC
Preston Lodge 15 - 22 Edinburgh Uni

OTHER RESULTS

Annanís 2nd XV travelled to Ardencaple on Saturday to play Helensburgh in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues hopeful of Ďdoing the doubleí over their hosts.

Unfortunately they were up against a team who are used to winning at home and, although putting up a tough fight, went down to a well organised team. Annanís points came from a try by prop Andrew Gunning and a penalty by full back Connor Trant.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 22ND MARCH 2008

BACK TO LEAGUE BUSINESS AS ANNAN WELCOME HILLFOOTS/ALLOA TO VIOLETBANK

Annan host Hillfoots/Alloa from Tillicoultry at Violetbank on Saturday in Division 1 of the S.H.E National Leagues. Hillfoots are currently battling against relegation being 2nd bottom in the league. Annan won the away fixture at Tillicoultry in November 26 -12 and will be looking to Ďdo the doubleí on Saturday. With the visitors facing relegation they will no doubt be in battling mode and Annan will have to be on their best form.

Annan 1st Team Squad: R Gracie, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, M Scott, E Braid, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones, Replacements: M Carpenter, B Blower, A.N. Other

Match Reps: A Robertson, I Gilmour, C Lake

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

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO HELENSBURGH IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nd XV travel to Ardencaple on Saturday to take on Helensburgh 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Annan won the home game in November 22-3 but their hosts have an excellent home record having only lost twice at home this season and that was to league leaders Whitecraigs and 3rd placed Lenzie so Annan will have their work cut out to come away from Helensburgh with a result.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: A Gunning, S Wyllie, L Ogilvie, K Watret, D Kerr, C Moffat, D Barnes, N Halliday, C Trant, B Hay, G Williamson, D Fisher, S McCann, A.N. Other, A Copland Replacements: A Muir, C Muir, W Harrison, C Bell, J Harrison, S Rogers, Andy Graham

Match Rep: N Chalmers

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 15TH MARCH 2008

THE 1STS ARE OUT OF THE SHIELD

The 1sts lose to RHC 23-10 in the 2nd round of the S.H.E Shield.

1st XV Updates Selected Cup Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

...

OTHER RESULTS

Annanís 2nd XV re-arranged league game away to East Kilbride fell foul of the weather with pitch at Torrance waterlogged.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 15TH MARCH 2008

ANNAN TRAVEL TO CAPITAL IN 2ND ROUND OF S.H.E. SHIELD COMPETITION

Annan travel to Edinburgh on Saturday in the 2nd round of the S.H.E. Shield competition to take on the RHC Cougars at Barnton. Annan and RHC have met twice already this season with each team winning their away fixture. Both teams have also met before in the Shield competition in 2003 when Annan were well beaten at Union Park.

Annan are without centre Alex Dunbar and scrum half Mark Clark who are both on International duty with Scotland U18 and U17 respectively.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers(C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, B Blower, M Scott, G Smith, K Hogg, N Smith, E Braid, C McCann, M Griffen, A Jancey, K Jones Replacements: S Kelly, A.N. Other, A.N. Other

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.00am for a 1.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO EAST KILBRIDE IN RE-ARRANGED LEAGUE FIXTURE

Annanís 2nd string travel to East Kilbride Sports Centre on Saturday in a re-arranged league fixture in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 2nd XV squad: A Gunning, L Ogilvie, M Carpenter, K Watret (C), W Harrison, A.N. Other, S Wyllie, N Halliday, A Rae, G Lynch, E Currie, A Copland, D Wyllie, G Williamson, C Trant

Replacements: C Hay, A Muir, C Muir

Match Reps: N Chalmers

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


LATEST NEWS
WEDNESDAY 5TH MARCH 2008

THIS WEEKEND

With the Calcutta Cup taking centre stage in the rugby world this weekend Annan does not have any fixtures. Annanís next fixtures at 1st XV level is their SHE Shield 2nd round fixture against RHC on Saturday 15th March with the 2nd XV away to East Kilbride in are-arranged league fixture on the same day.

ANOTHER HONOUR FOR A YOUNG ANNAN PLAYER

17 year old Annan scum half Mark Clark has been selected for the Scotland U17 squad which will be taking part in the Milnfield Tournament next month in Cornwall. The club would also like to congratulate Mark on his selection.

ALEX DUNBAR IN WINNING SCOTLAND U18 SIDE AGAINST ENGLAND U18A

Annanís Alex Dunbar was selected for the Scotland U18 side who beat England U18A 25 Ė 8 at Melrose on Sunday. Alex who plays for the Annan 1st XV was selected at inside centre and as reported in one of the National newspapers

"Scotland's four-try haul was achieved in spite of England's second-half territorial dominance but the damage had been done by half-time when the Scots led 18-3 from tries by wingers Seamus McKenzie and Max Learmonth, both made by priceless contributions from Annan inside centre Alex Dunbar, while outside centre Michael Tait finished off brilliant work by stand-off Alex Blair, the younger brother of Scotland skipper Mike Blair."

Alex has another chance to shine this Sunday, if selected, when Scotland take on Italy U18s at Poynder Park, Kelso. The club wish to congratulate Alex on the tremendous honour he has brought to his parents and the club.


LATEST NEWS
2ND ROUND OF THE SHIELD

SHIELD DRAW

Annan have been drawn away to RHC in Round 2 of the S.H.E. National Shield competition to be played on Saturday 15th March.

See Guestbook for full draw


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 1ST MARCH 2008

THE 1STS WIN...JUST

The 1sts just beat Gordonians 17-14 in the 1st round of the S.H.E Shield. The match went into Extra time - but a 40 yard Craig McCann penalty was enough to get the win, 17-14. The Annan points came from: Michael Griffen (T) and Craig McCann (4P)

1st XV Updates Selected Cup Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

...

OTHER RESULTS

Annan 2nd XV 6 v Whitecraigs 28 - Match Report


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 1ST MARCH 2008

ANNAN TRAVEL TO ABERDEEN IN 1ST ROUND OF SHIELD

Annan, knocked out of the S.H.E. National Cup in Round 4 by Jed-Forest, travel to Aberdeen on Saturday to take on Gordonians in Round 1 of the S.H.E. National Shield competition. Gordonians currently play in Division 1 of the S.H.E. Caledonian League where they currently are one game away from being crowned champions. Annan last played Gordonians in the 2001-02 season in Division 1 on the National Leagues winning both at home and away at Countesswells. Gordonians, once one of the top clubs in Scotland suffered from the success of Aberdeen Grammer RFC and Ellon RFC and elected to withdraw from the National Leagues and rebuild from the District leagues which has seen them return up the leagues with no little success.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, G Hogg, J Nelson, M Scott, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, K Hogg, K JonesReplacements: R Gracie, B Blower, M Carpenter, M Griffen

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson, A.N. Other

Meet at Clubhouse at 9.00am for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO WHITECRAIGS IN RE-ARRANGED LEAGUE FIXTURE

Annan 2nd XV take on Whitecraigs 2nds at Violetbank on Saturday in a re-arranged league fixture in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Whitecraigs are sitting in second place in the league and inflicted a heavy defeat on Annan earlier in the season a result Annan will be hoping to reverse on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from A Gunning, L Ogilvie, G Wylie, M Carpenter, W Henderson, N Halliday, K Watret (C), D Barnes, B Graham, A Copland, G Williamson, C Trant, S Wyllie, D Wyllie, N Bell, G Lynch, N Moffat, R Fulton, D Graham, J Crowther.

Match Reps: I Gilmour, A.N. Other

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

YOUTH RUGBY

Annanís U18 squad are away to Cartha Queens Park at Drumbreck on Saturday in the group competition with a 2.00pm K.O.. All players contact coach J Panczak regarding availability.

Annanís U16 are at home to Strathendrick in their group competition at Violetbank with a 2.00pm K.O. All players to contact coach Ian Black regarding availability.


LATEST NEWS
1ST ROUND OF THE SHIELD

SHIELD DRAW

Annan have been drawn away to Gordonians in Round 1 of the S.H.E. National Shield competition to be played on Saturday 1st March.

See Guestbook for full draw


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2008

DUMFRIES U16 XV 38 V ANNAN U16 XV 5

Annan got off to a good start and scored first with a try by Callum Jaimison but that was where it ended for the young Annan team. Dumfries came back with a vengeance but although the home side were the stronger side Annan gave as good as they got but just could not break down the efficient Dumfries defence. Annanís backs played their socks off in this game but the forwards spent more time pulling theirsí up.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2008

ONLY THE YOUTHS IN ACTION

None of Annanís senior teams are in action this weekend with the majority of senior players travelling to Dublin to follow the National teamís quest for a Six Nationís win.

Annan does see some action action with the U18 squad away to Greenock Wanderers at Fort Matilda in the group competition. Annan really need to win this game to have any hope of progressing further in the competition. All players contact coach J Panczak regarding availability.

Annanís U16 are away to Dumfries in their group competition. All players to contact coach Ian Black regarding availability.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2008

THE 1STS GO DOWN

The 1sts go down 39-7 to Jed Forest in the S.H.E Cup. Baz getting the only Annan try. Annan enter the Shield.

1st XV Updates Selected Cup Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers

Who cares :(

OTHER RESULTS

Allan Glens 31 v Annan U18 3
Annan U16 0 v Greenock Wanderers 17


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2008

ANNAN TAKE ON PREMIER 2 JED-FOREST AT VIOLETBANK IN ROUND 4 OF THE S.H.E. SCOTTISH CUP

This Saturday sees Annan take on the might of Premier 2 side Jed-Forest at Violetbank in Round 4 of the S.H.E Scottish Cup. Annan have played Jed-Forest once before when they met in the quarter final of the Shield competition on 13th February 1999. The match was a thriller, played at the Everholm, with Annan losing 17-34 with tries scored by Niall Smith, Billy Henderson and Stuart Clannachan.

Annan are without scrum half Mark Clark and centre Alex Dunbar who are on Glasgow District duty this coming weekend.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, G Hogg, J Nelson, B Blower, M Scott/E Braid, G Smith, A.N. Other, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones, Replacements: K Hogg, M Carpenter, J Crowther

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 1.15pm for a 2.30pm K.O.

YOUTH RUGBY

This week; Annan travel to Bishopbriggs to challenge Allen Glens in the next game of the group stages. Team from; S Nicholson, S Woodhouse, C Armstrong, A N Other, D Brooke, J Butler,D Barnes, M Panczak(c), M Anderson, D Wilkinson, J Harrison, A Carlyle, C Jamieson, C Henderson, C Coupland, W Gray, S McKenzie, D McKenzie, E McDougal, M Thompson, P Carlyle, D Cowan, D Cowan, A Halliday.

The U16ís are at home to Greenock Wanderers U16ís on Sunday at Violetbank.

Both game have a 2.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2008

THE 1STS ARE WELL BEATEN

The 1sts are well beaten by Garnock 38-3. The Annan points coming from th boot of Colin McCann. Congratulations to Garnock on their promotion.

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

No Others

THE 2NDS GO DOWN

Annan 2nd XV fared no better than their 1st XV counterparts at Lochshore where they were well beaten despite putting in a hard shift for 80 minutes. Like the 1sts Annan 2nds only had the bare 15 players so there was no respite for any of the team over the piece. Annanís points came from a try by Captain Kieron Watret.

Annan 2nd XV: R Fulton, J Crombie, G Wylie, K Watret, D Kerr, D Barnes, G Williamson, N Halliday, N Moffat, S Wyllie, D Graham, D Wyllie, J Crowther, L Ogilvie, G Lynch.

Other Scores:

Annan U18ís 10 v Kilmarnock U18ís 14
Annan U16ís 0 v Dalziel U16ís 12


LATEST NEWS
LANGHOLM HOME GAME

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL

Subject to SRU approval, Annan and Langholm have agreed to play their outstanding fixture on the evening of Wednesday 16th April.


LATEST NEWS
S.H.E CUP DRAW

ROUND 4 DRAW

Annan have been drawn against Premier 2 side Jed-Forest in the 4th Round of the S.H.E. Scottish Cup. The tie is to be played at Violetbank on 16th February with a 2.30pm K.O. Annan last played Jed-Forest in the quarter final match of the TENNENT'S VELVET SHIELD on 13th February 1999 in an absolutely thrilling match at the Everholm. The score in that match was 17 - 34


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2008

ANNAN TRAVEL TO NORTH AYRSHIRE TO TAKE ON PROMOTION CONTENDERS GARNOCK

Annan travel to Lochshore to take on Garnock in a re-arranged fixture in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Garnock had a narrow win at Violetbank in September and Annan will be hoping to reverse the score on Saturday. Garnock are currently lying in 2nd place in the league and will be a difficult nut to crack.

Annan 1st XV Squad: 1. C. Warrick, 2. P. Carruthers, 3. S. Kelly, 4. G. Hogg, 5. B. Blower, 6. M. Scott, 7. AN Other, 8. G. Smith 9. M. Clark, 10. N. Smith, 11. A. Jancey, 12. C. McCann, 13. AN Other, 14 A. Halliday, 15. K. Jones. 16. AN Other, 17. J. Nelson, 18. N. Moffat.

Match Reps: TBC

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.00am for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND IN DOUBLE HEADER AT GARNOCK

Annan 2nd XV also travel to Lochshore on Saturday in a re-arranged fixture Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: 1. R. Fulton, 2. J. Crombie, 3. G. Wylie, 4. D. Kerr, 5. K. Watret, 6. S. Wyllie, 7. D. Barnes, 8. N. Halliday,9. K. Hogg, 10. G. Lynch, 11. G. Williamson, 12. D. Wyllie, 13. J. Crowther, 14 D. Graham, 15. A. Copland, 16. L. Ogilvie, 17. A. Rae, 18 AN Other

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U18s welcome Kilmarnock for the next game in this group of the Glasgow U18 Shield, weather permitting on Saturday at the Everholm with a 2.00pm kick off. Families and friends are welcome to come and cheer the young guns on.

Annan U16s welcome Dalziel in the Glasgow U16 Shield, weather permitting on Sunday at the Everholm with a 2.00pm kick off. Families and friends are welcome to come and cheer the even younger guns on.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2008

THE 1STS THROUGH TO THE NEXT ROUND

The 1sts beat Dalziel 14-5 in the 3rd round of the SRU Cup. Annanís points scorers were Alex Halliday (try), Michael Griffen (try), Craig McCann (2 conversions)

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Leading Point Scorers

Wigtownshire 0 - 10 Cumbernauld
Whitecraigs 15 - 0 Greenock Wands
Cambuslang 18 - 6 Lenzie
Stewartry 5 - 13 East Kilbride
Waysiders D. 5 - 10 Dumfries
Kilmarnock 19 - 5 Strathendrick
Garnock 39 - 3 Helensburgh

THE 2NDS GO DOWN

This re-arranged league fixture in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues was moved from Violetbank to The Everholm where both teams cancelled each other out for most of the 80 minutes as each tried to gain the upper hand. The deadlock was broken in the dying minutes of the game when from a maul near the Annan line the Dalziel prop crashed over to score.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: A Gunning, L Ogilvie, M Carpenter, K Watret (C), D Kerr, S Wyllie, D Barnes, N Halliday, B Graham, C Trant, D Graham, D Wyllie, G Williamson, J Crowther Replacements: C Bell, C Moffat, R Fulton, (all used)

THE COLTS WIN

Annan travelled up to the Greenlaw on Saturday, with an air of confidence, to face Stewartry in the first of the Glasgow U18 Shield ties. Under a dry, but overcast sky, the visitors took control of the game from the kick off, and remained in charge until the final whistle. First in for a score after some delightful handling was winger, C Coupland, the extras added by stand off, J Bigham, Next over the line, again after some good handiwork, was winger, W Gray. Another try before half time, this time for centre, J Harrison, conversion again by J Bigham. The score at the interval was 19-0 in Annan's favour.

After a slight reshuffle at half time, Annan managed to maintain their grip on the game, although, in all fairness Stewartry did persist in making the visiting youths work hard for their victory. Two tries were scored in the second half, the first by J Harrison, now playing at scrum half, then winger S McKenzie breached the line, conversion added by J Bigham. This was a comfortable win by a team who exuded confidence and looked happy with the ball in attack. Coaches decided to award a 'Man of the Match' but found it difficult to isolate a single performance, so decided to recommend the following for the award; S Nicholson, C Bell, C Armstrong, D Brooke, M Thompson, M Panczak, M Anderson, J Butler, D Wilkinson, C Jamieson, J Bigham, C Coupland, J Harrison, C Henderson, W Gray, A Carlyle, S McKenzie, K Little, G Forrest.


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SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2008

ANNAN ENTERTAIN DALZIEL IN ROUND 3 OF THE CUP AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annan play Dalziel in Round 3 of the S.H.E National Cup competition at Violetbank in the only all National 1 encounter in the West section of the Cup competition. Annan have done the double over Dalziel in the league this season winning 22-10 at Violetbank in October and 18-13 at Dalziel Park in December. Going on Dalzielsí improving form this has all the ingredients for being a close game with the winner guaranteed a home fixture against a Premier club in the 4th Round.

Annan 1st Team Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, C McCann, A Jancey, A Dunbar, A Halliday, K Jones, Replacements: M Scott, M Griffen, N Moffat.

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 1.15pm for a 2.30pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS ALSO ENTERTAIN DALZIEL AT VIOLETBANK IN RE-SCHEDULED LEAGUE FIXTURE

Annan 2nd XV take on Dalziel in a re-arranged fixture in Division 4 (West) in the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Dalziel beat Annan earlier in the season and Annan will be hoping for a reverse on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: A Gunning, L Ogilvie, M Carpenter, K Watret (C), D Kerr, S Wyllie, D Barnes, N Halliday, B Graham, C Trant, D Graham, D Wyllie, G Williamson, J Crowther Replacements: A N Other, C Bell, C Moffat, R Fulton, J Crombie

Match Rep: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Violetbank at 1.15pm for 2.30pm K.O.

ANNAN COLTS TRAVEL TO STEWARTRY IN CUP

Annanís Colts travel to the Greenlaw on Saturday in the U18 Shield competition. This fixture should have been at Violetbank but with Annanís fixture backlog it has been agreed between the two clubs to change the venue. Stewartry are the first opponents away at Castle Douglas.

Team from; S Nicholson,C Bell,S Woodhouse,D Brooke, J Butler,M Panczak,W Gray,D Wilkinson,J Harrison,J Bigham,S McKenzie,C Coupland,C Henderson,A Carlyle, P Carlyle,R Eggleton, C Armstrong, E McDougal, Any Others.


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SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY 2008

ALL GAMES ARE POSTPONED

The 1sts game has been postponed as Falkirks grounds is unplayable.

1st team squad to meet at the Everholm track for a training session starting at 10.30am.

The 2nds game against Dalziel is also off as both Violetbank and the Everholm are waterlogged

ANNAN TRAVEL TO SUNNYSIDE TO TAKE ON LEAGUE LEADERS

Annan travel to take on the league leaders Falkirk on Saturday. Falkirk beat Annan at Violetbank at the beginning of November and Annan will be hoping for revenge at Sunnyside at the weekend.

Annan 1st Team Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, C McCann, A Jancey, A Dunbar, M Griffen, K Jones, Replacements: A Halliday, R Gracie, N Moffat.

Match Reps: A Robertson, I Gilmour, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nds are at home at Violetbank on Saturday to Dalziel 2nd XV in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Dalziel beat Annan earlier in the season and Annan will be hoping for a reverse on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Wyllie, L Ogilvie, R Fulton, M Carpenter, K Watret (C), S Wyllie, D Barnes, N Halliday, B Graham, J Bingham, D Graham, A Copland, D Wyllie, G Williamson, C Trant Replacements: A Gunning, N Bell, D Kerr, C Bell, C Moffat, A.N. Other

Match Rep: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY 2008

THE 1STS LOSE

The 1sts lose 12-9 to RHC.

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Leading Point Scorers

Garnock 10 - 3 East Kilbride
Edinburgh Uni 26 - 5 Hillfoots/Alloa
Langholm 8 - 3 Cambuslang
Preston Lodge 3 - 34 Falkirk

OTHER SCORES

Lenzie 15 v Annan 2nds 18

Helensburgh U18s 0 v Annan U18s 15

Langholm U18s 77 v Annan U18s 0


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY 2008

ANNAN AT HOME TO RHC COUGARS IN LEAGUE

Message from Don B - Friday 9pm: - "Game against RHC is ON, barring any disastrous overnight weather conditions. Anyone who is available to be at Violetbank on Saturday morning, armed with a fork (no jokes please!), please turn up at 10am"

Annan RFCís games last weekend at East Kilbride fell foul of the weather with Torrance House being deemed unplayable. This Saturday, weather permitting Annan play hosts to RHC Cougars from Edinburgh in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. RHC Cougars are the amalgamated club formed between Royal High and Corstorphine and currently sit 3rd in the Division 1 league table two places and two points above Annan but Annan have two games in hand over RHC. Annan beat their visitors 21 -8 in the away game at the end of October and will be hoping to do the double on Saturday.

Saturdayís Match Sponsor is A.C. Eggleton & Co, Chartered Certified Accountants, Annan

Annan 1st Team Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, G Hogg, B Blower, M Scott, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, C McCann, A Jancey, A Dunbar, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones, Replacements: J Nelson, R Gracie, J Callaghan.

Match Reps: C. McCann, I Gilmour, C Lake

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

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO LENZIE IN THE LEAGUE

Annanís second string travel to Lenzie on Saturday to take on 3rd placed Lenzie in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Wyllie, S Wyllie, R Fulton, K Watret (C), A.N. Other, N Moffat, D Barnes, N Halliday, L Ogilvie, J Bingham, D Graham, A Copland, D Wyllie, R Copland, C Trant Replacements: D Kerr, C Bell, A Gunning, G Williamson

Match Rep: N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.00am for 2.00pm K.O.

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan u16ís have a fixture at Langholm this Sunday 20th January. The bus will leave the clubhouse Bank Street at 11.30 am.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 12TH JANUARY 2008

1STS AND 2NDS XVS AWAY TO EAST KILBRIDE

BOTH GAMES ARE OFF - PITCHES UNPLAYABLE

This weekend Annan have a double header away to East Kilbride on Saturday with the 1sts and 2nds taking on their East Kilbride counterparts in their respective leagues. Annan beat East Kilbride earlier in the season at Violetbank with the 2nd XV losing narrowly. East Kilbride are the only team in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues to have beaten league leaders Falkirk so a difficult and hard games looks to be on the cards for Annan.

1sts:
C Warrick, P Carruthers, S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Halliday, C McCann, M Griffen, A Dunbar, K Jones, R Gracie, M Carpenter.

2nds:
G Wyllie, L Ogilvie, R Fulton, K Watret, D Kerr, D Barnes, D Wyllie, N Halliday, A Rae, E Currie, D Graham, A Copland, S Wyllie, R Copland, C Trant, G Williamson, A Gunning, J Bingham, C Bell.

Both teams to meet in Clubhouse at 11.00am prompt, we're picking players up at Ecclefechan & Lockerbie as agreed

K.O. is 2.00pm

One player who will not be available for selection is wing forward Michael Scott who has been selected for the Scotland U19 squad who have a trial match against Scotland U19 Exiles at Percy Park on Sunday. All at Annan RFC congratulate Michael on this great achievement. Also selected is former Annan player Andrew White now plying his trade with Cartha Queens Park.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 5TH JANUARY 2008

ALL GAMES ARE OFF

Both the 1sts and 2nds game have been called off


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SATURDAY 5TH JANUARY 2008

ANNAN RESUME LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AT VIOLETBANK AGAINST CAMBUSLANG

Annan resume their league campaign in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues on Saturday when they host Cambuslang at Violetbank. Annan won the away encounter at Coats Park on 13th October 17 Ė 13. Cambuslang started the season with several defeats and are currently sitting in 10th place in the league.

1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, J Nelson, B Blower, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, A Dunbar, M Griffen, J Callaghan, C McCann. Relacements: G Hogg, E Braid, M Carpenter

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

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, C Lake

ANNAN 2ND XV TRAVEL TO GARNOCK IN RE-ARRANGED LEAGUE FIXTURE

Annan 2nds travel to Lochshore at Beith to take on Garnock in a re-arranged fixture in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Annan 2nd XV squad will be selected on Thursday night after training.

2nd XV Suad: A Gunning, S Wyllie, R Gracie, K Watret (C), D Kerr,N Bell, D Wyllie, N Halliday, A Rae, E Currie, R Copland, D Fisher, A Halliday, D Graham, A Copland. Replacements: G Williamson

Meet at Clubhouse @ 10.00am for 2.00 K.O.

Match Reps: N Chalmers


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2007

THE 1STS RETAIN THE CHISHOLM CUP

The 1sts beat Stewartry 36-0 to retain the Chisholm Cup. Annan ran in 5 tries in a game they never looked like losing. If the Annan handling had been a bit better then it could have a lot more. As it was 36-0 is still Annans biggest win against Stewartry

Annanís scorers were Alex Dunbar (1T), Graham Smith (1T), Bruce Blower (2T), Andrew White (1T) and Craig McCann (1P, 4C)

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THE 2NDS ALSO BEAT STEWARTRY

Annanís second string made it two wins this season over their Stewartry counterparts on Saturday at the Greenlaw in a friendly by three tries to two. Annan tries were scored by prop Andrew Gunning, wing forward Billy Henderson and No 8 Neil Halliday. Full back Conor Trant added a conversion and a penalty.

THE COLTS LOST TO DUMFRIES

The Colts lost to Dumfries Colts 28-10 in a friendly at Park Farm


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2007

CHISHOLM CUP

On Saturday, Annan travel to The Greenlaw to challenge Stewartry for the Chisholm Cup. Annan currently are the holders of the Cup but Stewartry always put up a tremendous battle for this piece of silverware so an interesting fixture is in prospect. Annan 2nds also take on their Stewartry counterparts

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Blower, J Nelson, M Scott, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Dunbar, K Jones. Replacements: G Hogg, N Moffat

Annan 2nd XV Squad From : G Wyllie, L Ogilvie, J Tinning, R Fulton, K Watret, N Bell, W Henderson, N Halliday, D Barnes, D Kerr, G Lynch, E Currie, C Trant, R Copland, A Copland, A Halliday, G Williamson, D Fisher, A White, S McCann, C Muir, A (Babe) Graham and M Carpenter

Match Reps: TBC

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 2.00pm K.O - Travelling by cars


LATEST NEWS
19TH DECEMBER

SCOTLAND CALL UP FOR MICHAEL SCOTT

Congratulations to Michael Scott on his selection for the Scotland U19 squad to play Exiles on Sunday, 13 January, 2008, at Percy Park RFC.

Congratulations also to Andrew White who is also selected


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XMAS PERIOD

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON

There are no league fixtures or friendly fixtures this Saturday with Annanís next league fixture on the 5th January when Cambuslang travel to Violetbank and the 2nd XVís next league fixture is on 12th January against East Kilbride at Torrance House.

CHISHOLM CUP

However on 29th December Annan travel to The Greenlaw to challenge Stewartry for the Chisholm Cup. Annan currently are the holders of the Cup but Stewartry always put up a tremendous battle for this piece of silverware so an interesting fixture is in prospect. Annan 2nds also take on their Stewartry counterparts on the 29th.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2007

THE 1STS WIN

The 1sts keep up their good run of form by beating Dalziel 18-13 in their latest league game

Annanís scorers were Alex Dunbar (1T), Michael Griffen (1T) and Craig McCann (2P, 1C)

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Latest Division 1 Table
Leading Point Scorers

Langholm 21 - 48 Garnock
Cambuslang 20 - 23 Preston Lodge
RHC 31 - 7 Hillfoots/Alloa
Greenock Wands 14 - 36 Falkirk
East Kilbride 27 - 16 Edinburgh Uni

2NDS GAME WAS OFF

Annanís second XV game against Ardrossan 2nd XV in Division 4 (West) was cancelled when Ardrossan were unable to raise a team to travel to Violetbank on Saturday. Annan have been awarded the points.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2007

ANNAN TRAVEL TO MOTHERWELL IN LEAGUE

This Saturday Annan travel to Motherwell to take on Dalziel RFC in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro Electric National Leagues. Annan won the home fixture on 6th October 22-10 and will be looking to complete the double on Saturday. Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C) , S Kelly, B Blower, J Nelson, M Scott, N Moffat, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Dunbar, K Jones Replacements: R Gracie, G Hogg, E Braid,

Match Reps: A Robertson, C.McCann, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.15am for a 2.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO ARDROSSAN ACCIES

MATCH IS OFF

Annanís second string are also hoping to complete the double over their opponents on Saturday at Violetbank having won the away fixture 27 Ė 10 on 13th October in their league match in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Fulton, L Ogilvie, A.N. Other, M Carpenter, K Watret, W Henderson, D Barnes, N Halliday, B Graham, E Currie, S Wyllie, A Copland, A Halliday, D Wyllie, C Trant Replacements from: G Lynch, N Bell, G Williamson, A Rae, B Hay

Match Reps: D Barty, N Chalmers

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


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2007

ALL GAMES ARE OFF

Annanís derby fixture with Langholm was postponed on Saturday with Violetbank waterlogged after a week of rain. Annanís second XVís league fixture against Whitecraigs also suffered the same fate.


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SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2007

LOCAL DERBY AT VIOLETBANK THIS SATURDAY

With Garnockís pitches at Lochshore flooded both Annanís 1st & 2nd XVs were left without a game last Saturday so Annan are looking forward, weather permitting, to their local derby against Langholm on Saturday in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro Electric National Leagues. Langholm won the away match at Milntown on 29th September 27 Ė 17 and Annan will be looking to make amends for that defeat on Saturday. Both teams have won their last three games so an exciting game is in prospect. The Annan selectors have gone with the same team as selected for the Garnock game:

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C) , S Kelly, B Blower, J Nelson, M Scott, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Dunbar, K Jones Replacements: J Callaghan, R Gracie, G Hogg

Match Reps: A Robertson, I Gilmour, C Lake

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO WHITECRAIGS 2NDS IN LEAGUE

Annan second string take on Whitecraigs 2nds at Violetbank in Division 4 West of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues on Saturday. Whitecraigs won the away fixture 49 Ė 13 at West Lodge and currently sit top of the league.

Annan 2nd XV squad: G Wylie, L Ogilvie, J Carlyle, M Carpenter, K Watret (C), N Moffat, D Barnes, N Halliday, A Rae, E Currie, S Wyllie, A Copland, A Halliday, D Wyllie, C Trant. Replacements from: D Graham, G Williamson, W Harrison, R Copland

Match Reps: N Galbraith, P Bertram

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


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2007

ALL GAMES ARE OFF

All games this weekend are postponed as all pitches are waterlogged.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2007

ANNAN TRAVEL TO LOCHSHORE TO TAKE ON HIGH FLYING GARNOCK

Annan travel to North Ayrshire on Saturday to take on 2nd placed Garnock in the Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Garnock won the home encounter at Violetbank with a disputed last minute try on 22nd September and Annan would like to make amends on Saturday. However Garnock have only lost one game so far this season and that was to league leaders Falkirk at Sunnyside so Annan will have to be at their very best to take something from this game. The Annan selectors have had their deliberations made somewhat easier with the return from injury last weekend of Bruce Blower, Alex Dunbar, John Nelson and Graeme Hogg returning this week.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, B Blower, J Nelson, M Scott, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Dunbar, K Jones Replacements: J Callaghan, R Gracie, G Hogg

Match Reps: C McCann, A Robertson, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.00am for a 2.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS ALSO AWAY TO LOCHSHORE

Annan 2nd XV are also away to Garnock in a double header at Lochshore on Saturday in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Annan will be hoping to build on their fine victory over Greenock Wanders last Saturday. Garnock are presently sitting top of the league with only one defeat so far so Annan will have a tough task on their hands. Annan 2nd XV squad: G Wylie, L Ogilvie, R Fulton, I Thorburn, K Watret, N Moffat, D Barnes, A.N. Other, A Rae, E Currie, D Wyllie, A Copland, B Hay, S Wyllie, C Trant. Replacements from: N Halliday, A Graham, D Graham, A Halliday, W Harrison, G Lynch

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.00am for a 2.00pm K.O.

Match Reps: N Galbraith, W Henderson


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2007

THE 1STS WIN AGAIN

The 1sts beat Greenock Wanderers 22-8 at a muddy Violetbank. Annan are now clear by 4 points in 3rd spot in the league.

Annanís scorers were Andrew Jancey (1T), Graham Smith (2T) and Craig McCann (1P, 2C)

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Match Report
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Latest Division 1 Table
Leading Point Scorers

Edinburgh University 7 - 24 Langholm
RHC 13 - 13 East Kilbride
Hillfoots/Alloa 46 - 0 Dalziel
Preston Lodge 12 - 36 Garnock
Falkirk 43 - 6 Cambuslang

THE 2NDS THUMP GREENOCK

The 2nds thump Greenock 57-0 in their latest league game. Nice.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2007

ANNAN AT HOME TO GREENOCK WANDERERS

Annan are at home again this weekend when they welcome Greenock Wanderers to Violetbank in their Division 1 fixture on the S.H.E. National Leagues. Greenock have had a poor first half of the season without recording a win and currently prop up the Division. In their fixture at Fort Matilda on 15th September Annan won by a single point (7-6) in a dour match played in miserable conditions and will hope to put in a better display at Violetbank on Saturday.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), S Kelly, M Carpenter, R Gracie, E Braid, M Scott, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: J Nelson, A Dunbar, A.N. Other

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

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

ANNAN 2ND XV AT HOME IN GREENOCK DOUBLE HEADER

Annan 2nd XV also host Greenock Wanderers 2nds at Violetbank on Saturday in the return fixture in their Division 4 (West) game in the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Annan were narrowly beaten at Fort Matilda on 15th September (10-7) and will be looking to reverse this result on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Wylie, L Ogilvie, J Tinning, N Bell, K Watret (C), W Henderson, D Barnes, I Thorburn, G Lynch, E Currie, G Williamson, A Copland, S Wyllie, D Graham, C Trant Replacements from: C Hay, Alistair Graham, N Halliday, J Carlyle, W Harrison, Andy Graham

Match Reps: I Gilmour, N Chalmers, E Woodman


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2007

THE 1STS WIN AGAIN

The 1sts beat Preston Lodge 15-7 in their latest league game.

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

Garnock 34 v 0 Edinburgh Uni
Greenock Wands 0 v 10 East Kilbride
Dalziel 3 v 43 Falkirk
Langholm 14 v 9 Hillfoots/Alloa
Cambuslang 11 v 15 RHC

THE 2NDS GAME IS OFF

The 2nds game is postponed as no referee could be found

THE 18'S GAME IS POSTPONED

The U18's game was also postponed as Kilmarnock could not raise a team


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2007

ANNAN PLAY HOST TO PRESTON LODGE AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday sees the start of the second half of the league campaign with Annan welcoming Preston Lodge from Prestonpans. Annanís half term report makes encouraging reading with Annan having played 11, won 7 lost 4 and with 31 points sitting in 3rd place in Division 1 of the S.H.E of the National Leagues. Annanís visit to Preston Lodge on 8th September saw them beaten 31 -6 at Pennypit and Annan will be looking to reverse the result this Saturday at Violetbank. With Annan still without their recognized 2nd row with Graham Hogg and John Nelson still struggling with injuries the selectors have gone with Graham Smith and Michael Carpenter to fill the positions.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, M Carpenter, G Smith, E Braid, N Moffat, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: R Gracie, A Dunbar, A.N. Other

Match Reps: A Robertson, D Barty, E Woodman

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

ANNAN 2NDS OFF TO MARRESS ON LEAGUE DUTY

Annanís 2nd XV travel to Irvine on Saturday to take on Irvine 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the SRU 2nd XV leagues at Marress. Annan will be hoping to build on last Saturdayís win. The Annan XV is much changed from last Saturdayís for this away fixture.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: Andy Graham, L Ogilvie, A.N. Other, K Watret, D Wyllie, A Halliday, D Barnes, N Halliday, G Lynch, B Hay, G Williamson, D Copland, Alistair Graham, R Copland, D Graham Replacements: C Muir, A Muir, C Hay, S Wyllie, M Johnstone

Match Reps: A.N Other, N Chalmers

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U18s take on Kilmarnock U18s at Violetbank on Saturday with a 2.00pm K.O. All players to contact coaches with regard to arrangements.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2007

THE 1STS WIN IN TILLICOULTRY

The 1sts get a great result as they beat Hillfoots/Alloa 26-12. There were a number of firsts in this game: 1st win in Tillicoultry and 1st game when the ref was a women..

The Annan points came from Michael Scott (1T), Mark Clark (1T), Steve Kelly (1T), Kevin Jones (1T) and Craig McCann (3C). And that also means a bonus point. Not a bad day indeed.

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

RHC 16 - 13 Langholm
Edinburgh Uni 23 - 19 Preston Lodge
Falkirk 18 - 12 Garnock
East Kilbride 20 - 3 Dalziel
Cambuslang 17 - 3 Greenock Wands

THE 2NDS ALSO WIN

The 2nds also win - beating Helensburgh 22-3

THE 16'S DO WELL

With Annanís U16ís game against Kilmarnock called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Bellsland it took quick thinking and a few phonecalls by Annan U16ís coach Ian Patterson who managed to arrange a game against Irvine U16s whose opponents Cambuslang had not turned up. So the squad set off for Irvine only to find, when they arrives at Marress that Irvineís opponents had arrived. Irvine to their credit immediately arranged a triangular tournament between the three clubs.

In their first game against Cambuslang Annan emerged victorious with a 12-0 victory. Annanís try scorers were Adam Carlyle and Craig Wilson with Scott Wightman converting one of the tries. In the second game Annan were up against a slightly stronger Irvine outfit but Annan upped their game and overcame their hosts with a 31-0 win. The try scorers for Annan were James Bingham (2), Callum Jamieson (2), and Callum Bell. Scott Wightman converted two of the tries.

This was an overall convincing performance by the improving Annan youngsters who showed good commitment and no little skill throughout the tournament. Special mention is due to N Graham and G Forrest who both had fine games. Annanís team work was the key to their success. Special mention is also due to the travelling support and to Ian Patterson for arranging the games at such short notice.


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SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2007

ANNAN TRAVEL TO TILLICOULTRY IN LEAGUE

Annan will be hoping to get their league campaign back on track after last Saturdayís disappointing performance against the league leaders at Violetbank, when they travel to Tillicoultry to take on Hillfoots/Alloa. Hillfoots/Alloa are an amalgamation, at senior level, of Division 1 Hillfoots RFC and Caledonia Division 1 Alloa RFC and this is their first season as an amalgamated club.

Annan have played Hillfoots several times over the years both in the league and cup and have always found that to come away with a win from Tillicoultry is a pretty tall order. The Annan selectors have made a couple of changes from last Saturdayís team with Graham Smith moving from the No8 spot to lock forward with Graham Hogg injured. Michael Scott moves into the No 8 slot with Neil Moffat covering the openside. Kevin Jones, who was un-available last week, returns to the full back berth with Jonny Callaghan on the bench.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, J Nelson, G Smith, , E Braid, N Moffat, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffen, K Jones Replacements: R Gracie, R Fulton J Callaghan

Match Reps: C McCann, N Galbraith, D Barty

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS HOST HELENSBURGH AT VIOLETBANK

Annan 2nds take on Helensburgh 2nds at Violetbank on Saturday in Division 4 (West). Annan 2nd XV squad: G Wylie, S Wyllie, M Carpenter, I Thorburn, B Henderson, N Bell, D Barnes, N Halliday, B Graham, G Lynch, G Williamson, D Wyllie, A Rae, D Graham, C Trant Replacements: A Graham, C Aird, R Copland, C Hay, L Ogilvie, E Currie, W Harrison

Match Reps: N Chalmers, P Bertram

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

N.B. Would all players please let the club know if they are available.

YOUTH RUGBY

With Glasgow Hawks Colts having withdrawn from the Glasgow U18 League Annan Colts are left without a fixture this weekend.

Annanís U16ís are due to play Kilmarnock u16ís at Bellsland on Sunday. All players are asked to contact their coaches regarding arrangements.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2007

ANNAN LOSE

The 1sts go down 24-0 to Falkirk in their latest league game

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Langholm 13 - 0 East Kilbride
Edinburgh Uni 30 - 10 Greenock Wands
Dalziel 16 - 8 Cambuslang
Garnock 32 - 7 RHC
Preston Lodge 58 - 21 Hillfoots
THE 2NDS ALSO GO DOWN

Annanís 2nd XV also had a bad day at the office with a resounding 5 try defeat at Dalziel in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Annan played as well as they were allowed against a well organised and fitter Dalziel 2nd XV but rarely threatened the home line.

The only player who caught the eye was full back Conor Trant who consistently punches way above his body weight and should be an inspiration to his team mates. Annan need to be fitter and train together if they are to be a force in this competitive league.


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SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2007

ANNAN PLAY HOSTS TO LEAGUE LEADERS AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annan take on the unbeaten league leaders Falkirk at Violetbank in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Annan and Garnock were the only teams to beat Falkirk last season and there is no doubt that the visitors will be out to avenge their defeat at Violetbank. After last weeks stunning victory at RHC in the capital the Annan coaches have made only two changes to the team with wing forward Michael Scott returning after his appearance in the Scotland U18 rugby league team last weekend with Neil Moffat on the bench and Jonathon Callaghan in at full back for the unavailable Kevin Jones.

Saturdays Match Day sponsors are Magnox North

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, M Scott, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffen, J Callaghan Replacements: R Gracie, A Halliday, N Moffat

Match Reps: C McCann, I Gilmour, C Lake

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

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO DALZIEL IN THE LEAGUE

Annan 2nds travel to Motherwell on Saturday to play Dalziel in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 2nd XV squad: G Wylie, L Ogilvie, A Graham, N Bell, I Thorburn, S Wyllie, D Barnes, N Halliday, G Lynch, E Currie, G Williamson, A Graham, B Hay, D Graham, C Trant Replacements: J Tinning, C Aird, D Copland, C Hay.

Match Reps: N Chalmers, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for 2.00pm K.Oí

YOUTH RUGBY

This week Annan Colts welcome mid-table Dalziel to Violetbank for a 2pm kick off. All players to contact coaches on availability.


3RD ROUND CUP DRAW
TUESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN HOST DALZIEL

Annan draw Dalziel in Round 3 of S.H.E. Cup. Game to be played on Sat 2nd February.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN MARCH ON

The 1sts great run continues as they beat RHC 21-8 in their latest league game. Nice one lads!

The Annan points came from: Steve Kelly (1T), Alex Dunbar (1T), Kevin Jones (1T) and Craig McCann (3C)

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Hillfoots/Alloa 15 - 6 Edinburgh Uni
Cambuslang 38 - 20 Langholm
Falkirk 33 - 10 Preston Lodge
Dalziel 13 - 7 Greenock Wands
East Kilbride 15 - 17 Garnock


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SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN TRAVEL TO CAPITAL

On Saturday Annan travel to Barnton in Edinburgh to take on RHC Cougars the amalgamated team from Royal High and Corstorphine. RHC are currently sitting in 3rd place by virtue of their stunning 11 try victory over Preston Lodge last Saturday at Pennypit. Annan will have to be at their very best on Saturday to gain a victory. The selectors have gone in the main with last weeks team with the only enforced change being Ewan Brain in for the injured Bruce Blower and Michael Griffen moved to the wing and Alex Halliday on the bench.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, M Scott, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, M Griffen, K JonesReplacements: R Gracie, A Halliday, N Moffat

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, E Woodman

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND LOOKING FOR A FIXTURE

With no league rugby scheduled for this Saturday Annan 2nds are currently trying to arrange a fixture. All 2nd team players are therefore asked to keep in touch with the club to find out arrangements should a game be arranged.

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan Colts are scheduled to play Ayr Colts on Saturday with the U16s down to play Strathendrick U16s on Sunday at Violetbank. All youth players are requested to keep in contact with their coaches to ascertain arrangements for the scheduled fixtures.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN 1STS THUMP EAST KILBRIDE

The 1sts thump 3rd place East Kilbride 39-7 in their latest league game. Annan led 22-0 at half-time - scoring 3 well worked tries in the process. In the 2nd half Annan ran in a further 2 tries to secure the victory as well as a bonus point.

The Annan points came from: Steve Kelly (1T), Alex Halliday (1T), Michael Scott (1T), Penalty Try, Graham Smith (1T) and Craig McCann (4C, 2P)

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Hillfoots/Alloa 14 - 5 Greenock Wands.
Preston Lodge 8 - 69 RHC
Langholm - 10 7 Dalziel
Edinburgh Uni. 10 - 79 Falkirk
Garnock 63 - 6 Cambuslang
THE 2NDS ARE EDGED OUT

The 2nds lost narrowly 12-7 to East Kilbride


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN AT HOME TO EAST KILBRIDE IN LEAGUE

This Saturday Annan host third placed East Kilbride at Violetbank in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Annan and East Kilbride last met on 6th December 2003 in Premier 3 at Violetbank which Annan won 24-10. This was Annanís first win of that season East Kilbride having won the away encounter 36 Ė 6.

The Annan selectors have gone with virtually an unchanged team from last Saturday. The only change being Graham Smith starting at No 8 with Michael Scott moving to open side flanker with Ewan Braid on the bench. Centre Alex Dunbar is also on the bench returning from injury.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, M Scott, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: R Gracie, E Braid, A Dunbar

Match Reps: A Robertson, D Barty, C Lake

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

The Match is being sponsored by APD

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO EAST KILBRIDE 2NDS AT VIOLETBANK IN DOUBLE HEADER

Annan, who despite their win last week over Ardrossan still sit at the bottom of Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues, take on fourth placed East Kilbride in a Violetbank double header on Saturday and will hope to build on their encouraging performance last Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Wylie, L Ogilvie, R Fulton, N Bell, K Watret, (Capt), M Carpenter, N Moffat, N Halliday, B Graham, G Lynch, B Copland, D Wyllie, A Rae, D Graham, C Trant. Replacements: from Thorburn, G Williamson, S Wyllie, A Muir, C Muir, W Harrison, E Currie, A.N. Other

Match Reps: J Mason, A.N.Other

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN 1STS BEAT CAMBUSLANG

The 1sts keep up their recent good run with a 13-7 win over Cambuslang

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Dalziel 0 - 35 Garnock
RHC 36 - 0 Edinburgh University
Greenock Wanderers 16 - 22 Langholm
Falkirk 24 - 0 Hillfoots/Alloa
East Kilbride 19 - 14 Preston Lodge
THE 2NDS ALSO WIN

The 2nds win beat Ardrossan 27-10 in their latest league game.

Match Report


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN TRAVEL TO COATS PARK IN THE LEAGUE

This Saturday Annan travel to Coats Park to take on Cambuslang in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Cambuslang are currently sitting 2nd bottom of the league but despite apparently struggling this season are always much stronger at home and Annan will have to be wary at Coats Park especially the backlash after Cambuslangís heavy defeat away to Preston Lodge last week. The Annan coaches have selected the same team as last week.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: G Smith, G Wyllie, A.N. Other

Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, N Latimer

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND XV BACK ON LEAGUE BUSINESS AT MEMORIAL PARK

Annanís 2nd XV travel to Memorial Park on Saturday to take on Ardrossan Accies in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Annan are still without a win in the league and will be hoping to address this fact on Saturday. Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Gracie, L Ogilvie, R Fulton, A Jefferson, K Watret, (Capt), D Barnes, N Moffat, M Carpenter, G Lynch, E Currie, G Williamson, S Wyllie, D Wyllie, B Copland, A Copland Replacements: I Thorburn, N Halliday, D Copland, C Aird

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN 1STS BEAT DALZIEL

The 1sts beat Dalziel 22-10 in their latest Division 1 game. The game was tied at half-time 10-10 but Annan got the extra points that mattered in the 2nd half to get the victory. Annan points came from: Mark Clark (1T), Steve Kelly (1T), Neil Smith (1T) and Craig McCann (1P, 2C)

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Falkirk 59 - 0 Greenock Wands
Edinburgh Uni 13 - 10 East Kilbride
Garnock 76 - 5 Langholm
Preston Lodge 77 - 16 Cambuslang
Hillfoots/Alloa 9 - 30 RHC
THE 2NDS ALSO WIN

The 2nds win their friendly game againt Stewartry 24-19.


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2007

ANNAN WELCOME DALZIEL TO VIOLETBANK

Annan welcome Dalziel RFC from Motherwell to Violetbank on Saturday in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Itís a couple of seasons since the teams last met and the games between them have usually been close run affairs. Annan make two changes from last weeks team with Michael Griffen in to replace the injured Alex Dunbar at centre and Alex Halliday in to replace Jonny Callaghan who is on the bench.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: R Gracie, G Smith, J Callaghan

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, C Lake

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO STEWARTRY

Annan 2nds take a break from league rugby this Saturday with the visit of local rivals Stewartry to Violetbank for a Ďfriendlyí.

Annan 2nd XV: G Wyllie, S Wyllie, A Graham, A Jefferson, M Carpenter, D Barnes, N Moffat, D Wylie, B Grant, G Lynch (Capt), G Williamson, A Copland, A Graham, B Copland, D Graham. Replacements: L Ogilvie, I Thorburn, C Hay, G Brown, D Copland, N Halliday

Match Reps: A Robertson, N Chalmers, P Bertram

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

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U18s were due to play Stewartry U18 this Saturday at Castle Douglas but Stewartry are not running an U18 team this season so the Colts do not have a game at the time of writing.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2007

ANNAN 1STS GO DOWN TO LANGHOLM

The 1sts lose to Langholm 27-17 in the derby game. Annan were winning 14-3 at half-time but Langholm came storming back in the 2nd to claim the victory
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East Kilbride 15 - 3 Hillfoots/Alloa
Garnock 55 - 12 Greenock Wanderers
Dalziel 12 - 10 Preston Lodge
RHC 15 - 31 Falkirk
Cambuslang 30 - 3 Edinburgh Uni
THE 2NDS LOSE TO WHITECRAIGS

The 2nds go down 49-13 to Whitecraigs

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THE COLTS LOSE TO WANDERERS

The Colts lose to Greenock Wanderers 20-7 in their latest league game

Match Report


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2007

ANNAN TRAVEL TO MILNTOWN FOR LOCAL DERBY

This Saturday Annan travel to Langholm in their latest Division 1 fixture. Annan managed to defeat Langholm at Milntown for the first time in the SRU Shield competition last season. This Saturday it in on league business and Annan will be hoping to repeat the win. The Annan selectors have stayed with the same team which played Garnock. The only changes being on the replacements bench where back rower Graham Smith returns from an injury sustained in the Violetbank tournament in August.

Annan 1st XV: Up soon

Match Reps: C McCann, J Mason, C Lake

Meet at Clubhouse at 1.15pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND XV TRAVEL TO NEWTON MEARNS

Annan 2nd XV travel to Newton Mearns on Saturday to take on Whitecraigs 2nds in Division 4(West) on Saturday hoping to build on their improving performances thus far.

Annan 2nd XV: Up Soon

Match Reps: N Galbraith, N Ckalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for 3.00pm K.O.

YOUTH RUGBY

At the time of writing Annan Colts were due to play Greenock Wanderers Colts at Violetbank but Greenock are having trouble raising a Colts team and the youth coaches are trying to arrange an alternative fixture. All players are advised to contact coaches regarding match arrangements

Annan U16ís are due to play Ardrossan U16ís on Sunday at Violetbank. All players are advised to contact coaches regarding the game


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2007

ANNAN HOST LEAGUE LEADERS AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annan host Division 1 league leaders Garnock at Violetbank. Garnock who were promoted along with Annan and Falkirk from Division 2 last season hit the season running and have had an impressive start to the season with three wins out of three. Last season they were the only team to beat Annan at Violetbank in the league and also won the away fixture. All in all this is going to be a tough game for Annan and the team would obviously like to see and hear as many supporters as possible turn out on Saturday at Violetbank. Annan 1st XV: C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: G Wyllie, N Moffat, A Halliday

Match Reps: A Robertson, D Barty, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm

ANNAN 2ND IN DOUBLE HEADER AT VIOLETBANK

Annanís second string host Garnock 2nds at Violetbank on Saturday. Annan won this encounter last season and will be hopeful of repeating the experience. Annan 2nd XV: R Gracie, S Wyllie, A Graham, M Carpenter, K Watret, A Jefferson, D Wyllie, N Halliday, B Graham, G Lynch, G Williamson, E Currie, M Griffen, N Copland, C Trant.

Replacements: L Ogilvie, D Graham, C Hay, B Hay

Match Reps: A Graham, W Henderson, E Woodman

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan Colts are at Park Farm this Saturday where they take on Dumfries Colts in their league and Annan U16 start their league campaign away to Cambuslang on Sunday


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2007

THE 1STS BEAT GREENOCK WANDERERS

The 1sts win 7-6 against Greenock Wanderers. The Annan points coming from a Mark Clark try and a Craig McCann conversion. Not the best game by all accounts but a wins a win!
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Cambuslang 12 - 64 Falkirk
Langholm 12 - 8 Edinburgh University
East Kilbride 15 - 7 RHC
Dalziel 52 - 5 Hillfoots/Alloa
Garnock 41 - 0 Preston Lodge

THE 2NDS LOSE

The 2nds lost 10-7.

Match Report

THE COLTS GAME WAS CALLED OFF

Colts game was called off opposition could not raise a team


LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2007

ANNAN 1STS & 2NDS AWAY TO FORT MATILDA

Both Annan 1st and 2nd XVs travel to Fort Matilda this Saturday to take on Greenock Wanderers in their respective league encounters, the 1st XV in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues and the 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Annanís last encounter with Greenock Wanderers two seasons ago saw the 1st XV win away and lose at home. Annan, at the time of selection, are at full strength with prop Steve Kelly hopefully restored along with centre Alex Dunbar and full back Kevin Jones.

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

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.00am prompt for a 3.00pm K.O.

Annan 2nd XV: G Wyllie, S Wyllie, R Gracie, N Bell, A.N. Other, A Jefferson, C Muir, N Halliday, C Trant, E Currie, D Copland, D Wyllie, A Halliday, G Williamson, A Copland Replacements: Andy Graham, G Brown, L Ogilvie, I Thorburn, A Muir, Alistair Graham, D Kerr, N Coupland

Match Reps: I Gilmour, N Chalmers


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2007

THE 1STS LOSE TO PRESTON LODGE

The 1sts go down to a strong Preston Lodge side 31-6.


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RHC 39 - 8 Cambuslang
Edinburgh University 5 - 36 Garnock
East Kilbride 30 - 5 Greenock Wands
Falkirk 42 - 7 Dalziel
Hillfoots/Alloa 24 - 11 Langholm

THE 2NDS GAME CALLED OFF

The 2nds game against Irvine was postponded as Annan couldnt raise a front row

THE COLTS GO DOWN TO CAMBUSLANG

The U18's go down 54-0 in their league game against Cambuslang


LATEST WEEKEND TEAM NEWS
8TH SEPTEMBER 2007

ANNAN AWAY TO PRESTON LODGE

This Saturday Annan travel to Prestonpans to take on Preston Lodge in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. This will be a difficult fixture for the young Annan side as Annan have never beaten their hosts at Pennypit Park although have had victories at Violetbank. PL had a fine opening league victory last weekend at home to Greenock Wanderers.

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

Match Reps: C McCann, A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for 3.00pm KO

ANNAN 2ND XV ENTERTAIN INVINE 2NDS IN LEAGUE AT VIOLETBANK

Annanís second string open their league campaign in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues at Violetbank on Saturday. This will be a tough encounter for the Annan side with Irvine runners up in the league last season.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: M Carpenter, S Wyllie, R Gracie, I Thorburn, N Bell, A Jefferson, C Muir, A.N Other, B Graham, C Trant, G Williamson, D Wyllie, A Copland, A Rae, K Hogg Replacements: R Copland, C Hay, G Brown, N Halliday, L Ogilvie

Match Reps: I Gilmour, N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3.00pm K0

ANNAN COLTS AT HOME TO CAMBUSLANG

This weekend, Annan play Colts meet Cambuslang at Violetbank. Players meet at Violetbank at 1pm for 3pm kick off. All parents and supporters are welcome to attend and cheer the youngsters on.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2007

THE 1STS WIN THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON

The 1sts beat Edinburgh Uni 22-0 in their opening Division 1 game. The Annan points came from: Mark Clark (T), Steve Kelly (T), Michael Griffen (T) and Craig McCann (1P, 2C)


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Greenock Wand. 0 v Preston Lodge 25
Garnock 62 v Hillfoots/Alloa 12
Cambuslang 3 v East Kilbride 9
Langholm 8 v Falkirk 25
THE COLTS GO DOWN TO WHITECRAIGS

The U18's go down 27-14 in their opening league game to a strong Whitecraigs side.

Match Report


LATEST WEEKEND TEAM NEWS
1ST SEPTEMBER 2007

ANNAN HOST EDINBURGH UNI IN FIRST LEAGUE MATCH OF THE SEASON

Annanís Division 1 League campaign in the Scottish Hydro Electric National Leagues starts this Saturday with the first ever meeting at 1st XV level between Annan and Edinburgh University at Violetbank with a 3.00pm K.O. Annan are hoping to build on last seasonís success and start this season with the youngest squad ever to represent the club at senior level. Annan 1st Team Squad:

C Warrick (Capt), S Wyllie, S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, C McCann, A Jancey, J Callaghan, A Dunbar, M Griffen, K. Hogg. Replacements: R Gracie, G Lynch, M Carpenter

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson

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

The match ball is being sponsored by David & Linda Fisher

ANNAN COLTS AWAY TO WHITECRAIGS

Annanís young colts squad travel to Newton Mairns on Saturday to take on Whitecraig Colts in their first league game of the season. All players to meet at the Clubhouse at 11.00am prompt.


ANNAN DO WELL IN DUMFRIES
25TH AUGUST 2007

USEFUL WORKOUT FOR ANNAN AT PARK FARM

Glorious sunshine at Park Farm heralded this pre-season workout as both teams were looking to sharpen up before the league campaign begins this Saturday, with National Division One Annan at home to Edinburgh University and National Division Two Dumfries heading north to Inverness to take on Highland. The trial match between the local rivals was played in three thirty-minute periods and Dumfries started the more strongly with lots of possession and coherent play. Annanís defence was resolute, though, and the Violetbank team took an early lead with two penalties from Craig McCann. The two Dumfries power runners, Angus Lean and Kenny Henderson, were providing a serious threat to Annan and Lean bagged a try for Dumfries before Alex Dunbar set off on a mazy run to counter for Annan with a superb touchdown. A further McCann penalty took the score at the end of the first period to 16-7 in Annanís favour.

The away team took the chance to blood some fringe players in the second period and it was Dumfries who got their noses in front with tries from Angus Lean and Alec Bryden, one of which was converted by Henderson. The score line after an hour was 19-16 in Dumfriesí favour.

Although the third period was fairly meaningless in terms of the final result, with Dumfries fielding their 2nd XV, Annan did run in four tries through Mark Clark, Craig McCann and a further two from Alex Dunbar. Three McCann conversions took the tally to 42-19 for Annan.

Annan worked hard throughout the 90 minutes and their superior fitness showed. On the training ground this week the forwards will have been working on producing quicker ball, having a more stable scrum and the coaches will be analysing the penalty count. One pleasing aspect was the link between Clark at scrum half and McCann at stand off and the work rate of all the Annan players was high.


WEEKEND TEAM NEWS
25TH AUGUST 2007

TEAM OFF TO DUMFRIES

This Saturday Annan travel to Park Farm to take on Dumfries in a trial match at 1st & 2nd XV level. This is Annanís last warm up friendly before their league campaign starts on 1st September with the first ever visit to Violetbank of Edinburgh University in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues.

Annan 1st XV squad:
C Warrick, P Carruthers (Capt), G Wyllie, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, J Callaghan, K Jones. Replacements: N Moffat, R Gracie, M Griffen

Annan 2nd XV Squad:
M Carpenter, S Wyllie, J Crombie, I Thorburn, S Murray, N Coupland, C Hay, N Halliday, A Rae, K Hogg, Alistair Graham, A Copland, E Currie, G Williamson, C Trant. Replacements: B Hay, Andy Graham, D Irving, B Graham, D Copland, L Ogilvie, G Brown

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for 2.00pm KO at Park Farm


VIOLETBANK SHIELD/MOFFAT TENS
18TH AUGUST 2007

HAWICK YM WIN THE SHIELD

The annual 15-a-side challenge for the Violetbank Shield, sponsored by TN Trawlers and Murray Bell, took place in atrocious weather conditions on Saturday. Nevertheless, there was a feast of entertainment for the fans and Hawick YM were worthy winners in the end.

Annan were slow out of the blocks and, despite having a number of scoring chance, lost out narrowly to Hawick YM who scored the clinching try almost on full time. There was a distinct improvement in Annanís play in their other group matches as they defeated Stewartry 12-0 and Netherhall 16-0. The Annan squad will now be looking to sharpen up before their first league match at home to Edinburgh University on 1st September.

Full results from the Violetbank Shield:

League A
Stewartry 5 v Netherhall 6
Hawick YM 10 v Annan 6
Annan 12 v Stewartry 0
Hawick YM 19 v Netherhall 0
Hawick YM 10 v Stewartry 10
Annan 16 v Netherhall 0

League B
Dumfries 12 v Newton Stewart 7
Hawick Quins 0 v Langholm 24
Langholm 16 v Dumfries 0
Hawick Quins 0 v Newton Stewart 12
Hawick Quins 17 v Dumfries 9
Langholm 5 v Newton Stewart 0

In a keenly contested final Hawick YM put in a tremendous performance to defeat Langhom 8-0 with one try and one penalty.

MOFFAT 10's

With Moffat suffering from several teams calling off at the last moment the tournament was played in a 4 team league format. Annan beat Boroughmuir and Newton Stewart but were beaten by Dalkeith and Moffat with Moffat being the eventual winners of the tournament.


LATEST NEWS - VIOLETBANK SHIELD AND MOFFAT 10's
18TH AUGUST 2007

VIOLETBANK SHIELD 15 ASIDE TOURNAMENT

This Saturday sees the Annan RFC host itís annual 15 aside tournament at Violetbank sponsored this year by TN Trawlers and Murray Bell. The tournament has become a great advert for rugby in South West Scotland with most of the clubs in the area taking part. This year the clubs participating are:

  • Annan RFC (current holders) promoted to S.H.E.* National Division 1 for the coming season
  • Dumfries RFC, promoted to S.H.E. National Division 2 for the coming season,
  • Langholm RFC S.H.E. National Division 1,
  • Stewartry RFC S.H.E. National Division 2 ,
  • Newton Stewart RFC, promoted to S.H.E.National Division 2 for coming season. Newton Stewart have replaced Wigton RUFC who have withdrawn from the tournament.
  • Hawick YM RFC who just missed out for promotion to S.H.E. National Division 2 being pipped at the post by Newton Stewart
  • Hawick Harlequins RFC S.H.E. East Division League 1
  • Netherall OB RUFC from Maryport and the sole English representative in the competition

    * Scottish Hydro Electric

    The tournament is held in two leagues with the winner of each league meeting in the final.

    The draw was made last Monday and is as follows:

    Group A
    12.45 - Stewartry v Netherall
    12.45 - Hawick YM v Annan
    14.15 - Annan v Stewartry
    14.15 - Hawick YM v Netherall
    15.45 - Hawick YM v Stewartry
    15.45 - Annan v Netherall

    Group B
    13.30 - Dumfries v Newton Stewart
    13.30 - Hawick Quins v Langholm
    15.00 - Langholm v Dumfries
    15.00 - Hawick Quins v Newton Stewart
    16.30 - Hawick Quins v Dumfries
    16.30 - Langholm v Newton Stewart

    Final
    17.45 - Winner Group A v Winner Group B

    The gates at Violetbank open at 12 noon. There is a beer tent and barbecues available for the duration of the tournament. Admission is £3 with under 18s free.

    The Annan Squad for the tournament:
    C. Warrick, P Carruthers, S Kelly, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, E Braid, G Smith, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Dunbar, J Callaghan, G Lynch, M Carpenter, N Moffat, M Griffen, A Jefferson, K Hogg

    Meet at Violetbank at 11.30am.

    MOFFAT 10'S

    As well as taking part in the Violetbank Tournament Annan RFC are also represented at the annual Moffat 10s tournament on Saturday.

    The Annan 10ís squad for the tournament:
    K Watret, S Wyllie, C Muir, S Murray, N Bell, S McCann, D Fisher, A Copland, R Gracie, G Williamson, Alistair Graham, A Rae, C Trant, R Copland, B Hay, C Hay, B Graham, N Coupland, A Halliday, D Wyllie, Andy Graham, S Tinning Meet at Clubhouse at 11.00am prompt. First K.O. 12 noon with Annanís first tie at 12.25pm.


    ANNAN RFC IN ACTION
    11TH AUGUST 2007

    ANNAN V ROSS HIGH

    Annanís trial game against Ross High at Violetbank last Saturday played in four 20 minute sections was deemed an extremely useful workout by the Annan coaches. The trial, while played in a constant drizzle, was a fast flowing affair with both sides trying to play open rugby. The visiting forwards proved quite a handful for their Annan counterparts in the set piece play with Annan in particular struggling to get to grips with their lineout play.

    However Annanís pace behind their forwards proved too strong for their visitors with the hosts running in 6 tries over the 80 minutes with tries from centre Alex Dunbar, scrum half Mark Clark, No 8 Graham Smith, winger Alex Halliday, hooker Stewart Wyllie and wing forward Bruce Blower. Centre Craig McCann had an impressive game with the boot landing 6 conversions out of 6. Ross High scored an interception try in the third quarter to take the final score to Annan 42 Ross High 7.

    All in all a satisfying workout but the Annan coaches had plenty to work on with several areas of play to be worked on.


    ANNAN RFC IN ACTION AND THE VIOLETBANK SHIELD
    11TH/15TH AND 18TH AUGUST 2007

    THIS COMING SATURDAY - 11TH AUGUST

    Annanís preparations continue this Saturday when Tranent club Ross High visit Violetbank for a trial game. Annan have played Ross High on several occasions throughout the years and the games have always been highly competitive. Ross High will be playing their rugby in Division 1 (East) in the coming season having been relegated from Division 3. Annan have named a 27 strong squad for the trial.

    Kick-off is 14.00

    Annan Squad: Colin Warrick, Steve Kelly, Grant Wyllie, Michael Carpenter, Paul Carruthers, Stuart Wyllie, Graham Hogg, John Nelson, Bruce Blower, Neil Bell, Michael Scott, Euan Braid, Graham Smith, Mark Clark, Keith Hogg, Niall Smith, Craig McCann, Johnny Callaghan, Alex Dunbar, Andrew Jancey, Joe Crowther, Alex Halliday, Michael Griffen, Kevin Jones, Duncan Fisher, Gavin Lynch, Stuart Murray.

    Meet at Violetbank at 11.30am.

    ANNAN COLTS IN ACTION - 15TH AUGUST

    Cancelled

    Annan travel to Carlisle this coming Wednesday for a pre season friendly against what is likely to be a far bigger side. This will be the first time that the majority of the young U18 Annan side have played at this level and should prove to be an indicator of what is likely to come this season. Kick off is 7pm at Warwick Road and any travelling support will be welcome. Players meet at club at 5.15pm.

    Team from, S Nicholson, C Bell, S Woodhouse, D Wilkinson, D Brooke, M Panczak, M Anderson, E Braid, C Jamieson, C Henderson, J Bigham, E McDougal, D Gallimore, W Gray, C Coupland, J Harrison, N Kerr, G Forrest, K Little, J Butler, N E Others.

    Special mention to Callum "Evel McNievel" Nicholson, get well soon Fudgey. Any U18's who would like to come along to play for Annan can come along to training on Wednesdays at Violetbank and will be made most welcome

    VIOLETBANK SHIELD - 18TH AUGUST

    Annanís annual 15 aside tournament is fast becoming the must see pre-season tournament in South West Scotland and this year the host club will be defending their title after winning the tournament last season in some style. This year sees teams from Annan, Dumfries, Langholm, Stewartry, Hawick YM, Hawick Harlequins, Netherall and Wigton compete for the Violetbank Shield. The two league format is played in a round robin of 15 minutes halves with the two league leaders playing in the final of 20 minute halves.


    ANNAN RFC SEASON 2007/08
    8TH AUGUST 2007

    HOPES FOR THE NEW SEASON

    At the beginning of last season Annanís hope for the new season, after being relegated to Division 2 of the SRU National leagues was to consolidate in the Division and build on the youthful team for a return to Division 1 as soon as possible. Not even the most optimistic of home supporters thought that that the Annan side would bounce straight back up but that is exactly what they did.

    Annan President Don Barty is relishing the prospect of playing again in National Division One which is where he feels the team belongs. "Being relegated the season before last was quite a blow for the Club, but last season they responded in style and bounced back with some exciting, flowing rugby - indeed some of the best rugby seen at Violetbank for many a year." Don was full of praise for the playing squad and the coaches." Last season's success was down to a fantastic effort by our coaches Kenny White and Paul Buckley allied to a style suited to a young squad who worked fantastically well to achieve success. Next season's team could be Annan's youngest ever, but I am sure they will give a good account of themselves and our prime aim is to consolidate again in National Division One, which contains some very good teams, including Falkirk and Garnock who were promoted along with ourselves and local rivals Langholm. It is important that we get off to a good start, but at least some of our lads have been experiencing summer sunshine in training. Alex Dunbar has been at a conditioning camp with Scotland Under 17s in Spain and Ryan Gracie, Michael Scott, Euan Braid and Mark Clark have been at a training camp in the South of France with the Glasgow Thistles Under 18s." The Annan President has one other wish for the season. "Apart from our aim of giving a good account account of ourselves back in National One, we want the players to continue to play entertaining, fluid rugby and entertain the fans at Violetbank. You can rest assured we'll be giving it our best shot and continuing to nurture our clutch of exciting young players"

    Annan coach Paul Buckley is also looking forward to the new challenges of the season ahead and stated that ďalthough the senior squad started pre-season training later this year, players have been working hard in groups since the beginning of June. Weights and fitness programmes have enabled them to improve their strength and stamina through the summer months and this has allowed the coaches to focus pre-season training on skills and technique interspersed with speed endurance training.

    No one is under any illusion about what lies ahead this coming season in Division 1 but it is where we want to be playing our style of rugby and we are fully committed to doing our best and working hard throughout the season to ensure we a Division 1 team next year.

    The pre-season games and the Violetbank Tournament will help us to prepare for the 1st September. We hope our supporters will help us to have an enjoyable start to the season and look forward to an exiting return to Division 1 rugbyĒ


    ANNAN RFC AGM
    22ND JUNE

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

    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: Colin Warrick, James Mason, Norrie Galbraith, Ian Gilmour, Alistair Graham, Ian Black, Billy Henderson

    1st XV Captain: Paul Carruthers
    1st XV Vice Captain: Colin Warrick
    2nd XV Captain: Kieron Watret
    2nd XV Vice Captain: Gavin Lynch