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ANNAN RFC CEILIDH AND PRESENTATION NIGHT
6TH JUNE 2009

Player of the Year: Niall Smith
2nd XV Players' Player: Gavin Lynch
Players' Player: Niall Smith
Most Improved Player: John Nelson

Photos of the Award Winners


SCOTLAND HONOURS FOR FORMER ANNAN PLAYERS
10TH MAY 2009

Former Annan RFC players Andrew White and Alex Dunbar have been selected for the Scotland U20 squad to take part in the IRB Junior World Championship 2009 in Japan which starts next month. Andrew now plays with Glasgow Hawks and was part of the successful Scotland U20 squad who beat Wales, Ireland and Italy in the U20 Six Nations this year. Alex now plays with Selkirk and has been part of the Scotland Sevens squad this season.

The IRB Junior World Championship 2009 in Japan starts next month with Scotland taking part in Pool B which is based in Tokyo. Scotland are in a formidable pool with England, Samoa and hosts Japan. Scotlandís first game in on Friday 5th June against Samoa, followed by England (Tuesday 9th June) and Japan Saturday 13th June. The championship final is on Sunday 21st June in Tokyo. The Annan club wishes them both all the best in their world cup endeavours.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
9TH MAY 2009
ANNAN GO DOWN IN DERBY GAME

The 1sts go down 19-15 in the derby game against Dumfries. All the Annan points coming from the boot of Baz. Ah well.

1st XV Updates Other National 1 Scores
Match Report
Video Highlights
Match Photos
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers
RHC 27 v Langholm 0
Cambuslang 15 v Berwick 0


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEK
9TH MAY 2009

ANNAN FINISH LEAGUE CAMPAIGN WITH LOCAL DERBY AGAINST DUMFRIES AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annan welcome Dumfries to Violetbank in both clubsí last game of the season. Dumfries have had a great season and with Langholm, who were the only club who could have denied them promotion, beaten by East Kilbride last Saturday Dumfries have secured the 2nd promotion place behind Howe of Fife to Premier 3. With East Kilbride beating Cambuslang 13-10 mid week Annan are now secure in National 1 for next season.

Apart from the fact that this fixture is a local derby this fixture has an added incentive as the Annan club has put up a trophy for what is hoped will become an annual fixture. The trophy is the A.A. MacPherson Memorial Trophy and is in memory of the late Alex MacPherson (Mac) who died 2 years ago. Mac was President of the Annan club in 1983-84.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), M Carpenter, G Hogg, J Nelson, E Braid, D Barnes, G Smith, A Jancey, N Smith, A Copland, M Griffen, A Halliday, J Bigham, K Jones Replacements: from C Bell, G Lynch, R Gracie, W Henderson

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
2ND MAY 2009
ANNAN GET A CRUCIAL WIN

The 1sts beat Cambuslang 16 v 14 in their crucial relegation game.

Annan were 7-3 down at half time but a try by Michael Griffin and points from the boot of Niall Smith ensured a vital win. Annan are now 14 points clear of Cambuslang and look likely to avoid relegation.

Cambuslang now need to win their 3 remaining games against East Kilbride (A), Berwick (H), Langholm (H), claim 3 bonus points and Annan have to lose to Dumfries for Annan to be relegated. Stranger things have happened but roll on Dumfries next week now.

1st XV Updates Other National 1 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers
RHC 21 v Edinburgh Uni 20
Dalziel v Berwick - TBC
East Kilbride 25 v Langholm 12


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEK
2ND MAY 2009

CRUCIAL GAME AT COATS PARK FOR ANNAN

This Saturdayís rearranged fixture against 2nd bottom Cambuslang is a crucial one for the Annan club. A win will ensure National One rugby status for the club next season, a loss would mean that Annan would have to beat Dumfries next Saturday or hope that Cambuslang are beaten in at least one of their remaining games against East Kilbride (9th May), Langholm (16th May) or Berwick (TBC) to ensure National One status next season.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), M Carpenter, G Hogg, J Nelson, E Braid, D Barnes, G Smith, A Jancey, N Smith, A Copland, M Griffen, A Halliday, J Bigham, K Jones Replacements: C Bell, M Scott, G Lynch

Match Reps: C McCann, A Robertson, I Gilmour

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 3.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
25TH AND 26TH APRIL 2009
HOWE OF FIFE TOO GOOD

The 1sts go down 38- 0 to Division 1 champions Howe of Fife. A tired looking Annan team were 31-0 down at half-time and but Annan held their own in the 2nd half under terrible weather conditions and Howe ran in just 1 more try.

1st XV Updates Other National 1 Scores
Match Report
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers
Murrayfield Wands 19 v Edinburgh Uni 27

WHITLEY BAY ROCKCLIFF 10íS TOURNAMENT

Annan were invited to the Whitley Bay 10ís tournament on Saturday and were one of 7 guest sides with Musselburgh and Annan representing Scotland with teams from Nortallerton, Hullensians, North Manchester, Bolton, Taunton and of course the hosts.

Annan were beaten in the first round by the All Stars by 4 tries to 3 and then went on to beat Bolton RFC 4 tries to 2 in the first round of the plate competition only to lose in the semi final to Hullensians RFC in the semi final by 4 tries to 3. The players who took part enjoyed themselves so much that they managed to arrange an invite for next year! Gavin Lynch, who organized the outing, was voted Annanís Man of the Tournament. For the record Taunton RFC won the main tournament.

ANNAN BEAT VALE OF LUNE TROJANS

On Sunday Annan entertained a touring team from Vale of Lune RFC at Violetbank. The Trojans had been on a short tour to Edinburgh where they had played Lismore RFC on Saturday. Annanís team was a mixture of youth and veterans with several of the latter not only having trouble finding their boots but also lacing them up! The rest of the team was made up of players who had been involved in the Whitley Bay Rockcliff Tournament and the aprŤs match festivities and had made it back in time!

The first half was a fairly even affair with Annan just edging ahead with a try by Gary Williamson. In the second half the visitors began to wilt after their weekend efforts and the home side ran in a further 4 tries scored by George Forrest, Billy Henderson and a brace from Keith Hogg. Gogs Carmichael added a conversion to take the final score to Annan Social XV Vale of Lune Trojans.

Match Photos


THE 1STS GO DOWN TO LANGHOLM
22ND APRIL 2009

LANGHOLM JUST WIN

The 1sts go down to Langholm 18-7 in their latest league game.

Match Report
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEK
22ND,25TH AND 26TH APRIL 2009

ANNAN 1ST XV OFF TO LANGHOLM ON WEDNESDAY EVENING

Annan take on local rivals Langholm this Wednesday evening in an important game for both clubs. Annan still need a win to secure Division 1 rugby for next season while Langholm need a 5 pointer to keep their slim promotion hopes alive. Game kicks off at 7.30pm at the Miltown.

1st Team for Langholm game: C.Warrick, C.Bell, M.Carpenter, J.Nelson, G.Hogg, S.Wyllie, E.Braid, G.Smith, A.Jancey, N.Smith, A.Copland, M.Scott, M.Griffen, A.Halliday, K.Jones, Subs:P.Carruthers, J.Bigham, R.Gracie

Team to meet at Clubhouse 5:30pm unless you have arranged with Paul B. to travel direct to Langholm.

ANNAN 1ST XV PLAY HOST TO DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS ON SATURDAY

This Saturday Annan host the National Division 1 Champions Howe of Fife at Violetbank. Howe are unbeaten this season in the league and knocked out Premier 1 side Glasgow Hawks in the Cup competition. They also gave their hosts a rugby lesson at Duffus Park in November when the won 55-3.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, M Carpenter, G Hogg, J Nelson, E Braid, D Barnes, G Smith, A Jancey, N Smith, A Copland, M Scott, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: P Carruthers, J Bigham, S Wyllie

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm K.O

ANNAN SOCIAL XV PLAY ON SUNDAY

Squad for game against Vale of Lune Trojans on Sunday 26th April 2009 from the following:

G.Brown, D.Ryan, N.NacGregor, G.Coupland, M.Newton, W.Henderson, J.Tweedie, I.Thorburn, N.Halliday, K.Watret, B.Graham, G.Carmichael, N.Latimer, G.Lynch, I.McArthur-Blair, W.Harrison, S.Haren, G.Williamson, A.Carlyle, G.Forrest, E.Carroll, C.Wilson, Adam Halliday, C.Hay, C.Nicholson, S.Nicholson.

Each squad member to confirm their availability via the Clubhouse ASAP. Squad to meet at Violetbank at 1.00pm for a 2.00pm Kick Off.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
18TH APRIL 2009

THE 1STS DRAW WITH EAST KILBRIDE

The 1sts draw with East Kilbride 29 v 29 - scoring 4 tries in the process - to get 3 valuable points in their quest to avoid possible relegation. Annan 4th try coming in the last play of the game.

1st XV Updates Other National 1 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers
Dalziel 7 v Howe of Fife 10

THE 2NDS WAS CALLED OFF

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


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
18TH APRIL 2009

ANNAN TRAVEL TO EAST KILBRIDE

This Saturday Annan travel to East Kilbride to take on the team one place and 5 points above them albeit that Annan have two games in hand over their rivals. Annan lost 17-6 at home in November and will be hoping to make amends on Saturday after their fighting performance last weekend.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, M Carpenter, J Nelson, G Hogg, D Barnes, E Braid, G Smith, A Jancey, N Smith (C), A Copland, M Griffen, A Halliday, S Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: D Wyllie, M Scott, P Carruthers

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME IN FINAL LEAGUE GAME OF SEASON

STOP PRESS: 2nds game is off as Kilmarnock could not raise a team

Annan 2nd XV, after a hugely disjointed season play their final league game of the season at Violetbank on Saturday against Kilmarnock.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, C Hay, S Nicholson, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, A N Other, S Rogers, K Watret, G Forrest, A Carlyle, G Williamson (C), G Lynch, A Halliday, C Wilson, J Bigham Replacements: E Carroll, J Tweedie, G Brown, N Halliday, D Copland

Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45am for a 3pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
11TH APRIL 2009

THE 1STS GO DOWN BUT NOT OUT

The 1sts lost to Berwick 25-19 but picked up a bonus point for their efforts. Special thanks has to go to Andy Render who stepped into the breach and played his first game for 3 years and Neil Halliday who was one the bench despite a rib injury.

1st XV Updates Other National 1 Scores
Match Report
Video Highlights
Match Photos
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers
Cambuslang 24 v Dalziel 34
Dumfries 28 v East Kilbride 0
RHC v Edinburgh Uni TBC

THE 2NDS WERE BEATEN BY IRVINE

The 2nds went down 54-0 to Irvine. Annan left with only 14 players so it was always going to be a hard struggle to get anything out of this game.

Division 4 (West) Table
Leading Point Scorers


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
11TH APRIL 2009

ANNAN ARE AT HOME TO BERWICK

Annan resume their battle to ease their relegation worries against Berwick in a re-arranged fixture at Violetbank against Berwick this Saturday in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Berwick are currently sitting mid table some 21 points ahead of Annan. The Annan selectors have had a difficult job this week with several players unavailable or injured.

Annan 1st XV Squad: R Gracie, C Warrick, M Carpenter, J Nelson, G Hogg, D Barnes, E Braid, G Smith, A Jancey, N Smith, C Muir, M Griffen, S Wyllie, J Bigham, A Copland. Replacements: D Wyllie, M Scott.

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

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

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO IRVINE

Annan 2nd XV also have a re-arranged fixture against Irvine on Saturday in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, C Bell, S Nicholson, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, S Rogers, W Gray, N Halliday, G Forrest, A Carlyle, G Williamson (C), A Muir, A Halliday, C Wilson, D Copland. Replacements: E Carroll, C Hay.

Match Reps: N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
4TH APRIL 2009

THE 1STS ARE BEATEN

The 1sts lose to Glasgow Accies 22 v 13 in the second round of the S.H.E Shield. Annan led 13-5 at half time but Glasgow ran away with the game in the 2nd half to run out deserved winners.

1st XV Updates Other Shield Scores
Match Report
Video Highlights
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Highland 7 v Falkirk 20
Trinity Acad. 12 v Peebles 37
Hawick YM 23 v Dalziel 17
Forrester 7 v Dumfries 45
East Kilbride 6 v RHC 9
Linlithgow 5 v Glasgow Hawks 24
Jed-Forest 51 v Livingston 20

THE 2NDS ARE THUMPED BY ARDROSSAN

The 2nds go down 47-0 to an Ardrossan 2nds team in their latest league game.

Division 4 (West) Table
Leading Point Scorers


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
4TH APRIL 2009

ANNAN TAKE ON GLASGOW ACCIES IN ROUND 2 OF S.H.E. SHIELD TOURNAMENT

This Saturday Annan get a break from league rugby when the take on Glasgow Accies in Round 2 of the S.H.E. Shield at Violetbank. Glasgow Accies play in Division 2 of the National Leagues where they currently sit 4th. The Annan selectors have made a couple of changes to the team who played Dalziel last Saturday.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), M Carpenter, J Nelson, G Hogg, D Barnes, E Braid, G Smith, C McCann, N Smith, M Griffen, A Jancey, Alex Halliday, A Copland, K Jones. Replacements: S Wyllie, J Bigham, R Gracie, C Bell

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

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

ANNAN 2NDS HOST ARDROSSAN 2NDS IN LEAGUE

Annanís 2nd XV play Ardrossan 2nds at Violetbank in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues in a re-arranged fixture.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Brown, S Haren, S Nicholson, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, N Halliday, s Livingston, K Watret, A Rae, G Lynch, G Williamson (C), G Forrest, D Wyllie, Adam Halliday, E Currie Replacements: W Harrison, E Carroll, C Wilson, A.N. Other, J Tweedie, D Ryan, W Gray

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
28TH MARCH 2009

THE 1STS LOSE TO DAZIEL 31-19

Annan lose to Dalziel 31 v 19 in their latest Division 1 game. Annan were 12-7 up at half time but could not contain Dalziel in the 2nd half to go down in the end. Unlucky lads.

1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
Match Report
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers
Howe of Fife 84 v Langholm 22
Dumfries 62 v Cambuslang 19
Edinburgh Uni 46 v Preston Lodge 15
Murrayfield Wands 34 v Berwick 8
East Kilbride 25 v RHC 14

THE 2NDS ALSO LOSE TO DALZIEL

Dalziel 2nd XV 46 Annan 2nd XV 0. This match was abandoned when Annan centre John Lake sustained a neck injury and had to be taken to hospital. He was discharged later on Saturday night. It was agreed between the two clubs that although the match had been abandoned the result would stand.

Division 4 (West) Table
Leading Point Scorers


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
28TH MARCH 2009

ANNAN INVOLVED IN A DOUBLE HEADER AT DALZIEL

This Saturday sees Annan involved in a double header at Dalziel when both 1st and 2nd XVs play vital games in their respective leagues with both Dalziel teams are in the mix for promotion.

The Annan selectors have been forced to make a couple of changes with captain and hooker Paul Carruthers unavailable utility forward Michael Carpenter moves to prop with prop Colin Warrick moving into hooker. No 8 Michael Scott moves to inside centre with Graham Smith making a return to No 8. Andy Copland starts at full back with Kevin Jones unavailable due to work commitments.

Annan 1st XV Squad: M Carpenter, C Warrick, R Gracie, J Nelson, G Hogg, D Barnes, E Braid, C McCann, N Smith, A Jancey, M Scott (C), Alex Halliday, J Bigham, A Copland. Replacements: M Griffen, D Wyllie, C Muir

Match Reps: D Barty, R Smith

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 3.00pm K.O.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Brown, S Haren, S Nicholson, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, N Halliday, C Bell, K Watret, G Forrest, G Lynch, G Williamson (C), J Lake, S Murray, C Wilson, E Currie Replacements: N Bell, E Carroll, L Ogilvie, A.N. Other, D Ryan

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15 pm for a 3.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
21ST MARCH 2009

ANNAN LOSE TO EDINBURGH UNI

Annan lose to Edinburgh Uni 13-0 in their latest Division 1 game.

1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers
Preston Lodge 15 v Berwick 25
East Kilbride 15 v Dalziel 20
Langholm 20 v Howe of Fife 25
Cambuslang 29 v Murrayfield Wands 27

ANNAN LOSE TO EDINBURGH UNI

The 2nds also lose - going down 29-17 to Whitecraigs.

Match Report


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
21ST MARCH 2009

ANNAN TAKE ON EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY IN LEAGUE AT VIOLETBANK

Annanís disjointed season was again disrupted last weekend when Violetbank was ruled unplayable due to water logging which has dogged the clubís pitches this season. The Howe of Fife game will now be re-scheduled probably in mid May.

This weekend Annan welcome Edinburgh University to Violetbank in their re-arranged match in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. This fixture was due to be played last October. Annanís last game a fortnight ago was against their guests at Peffermill where Annan came off second best and they will be hopeful of making amends on Saturday.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, J Nelson, G Hogg, D Barnes, E Braid, M Carpenter, C McCann, N Smith, A Jancey, Alex Halliday, M Griffin, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: S Murray, A Copland

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour,

Meet at Violetbank at 13.45 for a 15.00 K.O

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO PROMOTION CONTENDERS

Annan 2nd XV host promotion contenders Whitecraigs 2nd XV in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Annan were well beaten in the away fixture in September and will be hoping for a better result this time out.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: J Crombie, C Bell, S Nicholson, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, N Halliday, S Livingston, K Watret, G Forrest, A Carlyle, G Williamson (C), G Lynch, R Dunlop, Adam Halliday, D Wyllie Replacements: A.N. Other, W Gray, D Ryan, E Carroll, G Brown

Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 11.45am for a 1pm K.O.


BOTH GAMES ARE OFF
14TH MARCH 2009

VIOLETBANK IS WATERLOGGED

Both the 1sts and 2nds game were called off today as Violetbank is waterlogged. Click for a bigger picture



ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
14TH MARCH 2009

Please Note: The K.O. is at 2.30pm to allow players and spectators to watch the Scotland v Ireland Six Nations match on the big screen in the Clubhouse after the game.

ANNAN HOST UNBEATEN LEAGUE LEADERS AT VIOLETBANK

Annan welcome unbeaten league leaders Howe of Fife to Violetbank on Saturday in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Howe have had a fantastic season so far and are certainties for promotion to Premier 3. They also had a terrific win against Premier 1 Glasgow Hawks in Round 4 of the S.H.E. National Cup.. Annan were beaten 55-6 at Duffus Park in November.

Annan selectors have had to make several changes to the team to face Howe with scrum half Mark Clark ruled out for at least 2 months having suffered a dislocated shoulder and four other players unavailable due to Ďother commitmentsí

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, M Carpenter, G Hogg, D Barnes, E Braid, G Smith, C McCann, N Smith, A Jancey, M Scott, A Halliday, J Bigham, G Lynch. Replacements: S Murray, S Wyllie, C Bell

Match Reps: C McCann, A Robertson

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO KILMARNOCK 2NDS

Annanís 2nd XV are at home to Kilmarnock 2nd XV at Violetbank in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Brown, S Haren, M Forbes, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, N Halliday, S Livingston, K Watret, C Trant, A Carlyle, G Williamson (C), J Lake, G Forrest, D Wyllie, E Currie. Replacements: S Nicholson, A.N. Other, R Dunlop, Adam Halliday, E Carroll

Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
7TH MARCH 2009

BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE

The 1sts go down heavily to the students of Edinburgh Uni 44-0 in their latest league game. Annan cause was not helped by the injury to scrum half Mark early on in the game. Annan had no answer though to the Uni onslaught.

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

Howe of Fife 49 v RHC 7
Berwick 36 v Cambuslang 7
Langholm 14 v Dumfries 7
Dalziel 14 v East Kilbride 0
Murrayfield Wands 36 v Preston Lodge 5

THE 2NDS ALSO GO DOWN

The 2nds also had a bad day going down to Helenburgh 24-0


2ND ROUND SHIELD DRAW

ANNAN ENTERTAIN ACCIES

Annan have been drawn against Glasgow Accies in the 2nd round of the S.H.E Shield. Tie to be played on the 4th April.

If Annan win that, then they are away to the winners of Trinity Accies v Peebles.

If Annan manage to win that, then they face the winners of a RHC, East Kilbride, Dumfries, Forresters tussle ie Dumfries!


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
7TH MARCH 2009

ANNAN ON CAPITAL TRIP

Annan travel to Edinburgh on Saturday to play Edinburgh University in their latest fixture in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues at Peffermill Playing Fields. Last season Annan managed two wins against their hosts who are currently sitting in 7th place, a couple of places above Annan. Annan, however, have 3 games in hand over the University team. The University have found some form of late with wins over Dalziel and a close game against Langholm at Milntown so Annan will have to be in form to take something from this fixture.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, J Nelson, M Carpenter, D Barnes, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, Alex Halliday, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: G Smith, M Griffen, G Hogg

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

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

ANNAN 2ND TRAVEL TO HELENSBURGH

Annanís 2nd XV travel to Ardencaple on Saturday to play Helensburgh 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Annan had a fine win over their hosts earlier in the season and will be hoping to complete the double on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Brown, S Haren, C Hay, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, N Halliday, C Bell, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, G Williamson (C), G Lynch, S Wyllie, Adam Halliday, G Forrest Replacements: B Graham, A,N. Other, B Hay

Match Reps: N Chalmers

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
1ST MARCH 2009

ANNAN WIN AN IMPORTANT GAME AT THE BOTTOM

The 1sts beat Preston Lodge 38-3 in their latest Division 1 game. Annan scored 5 tries through Mark Clark, Niall Smith, Kevin Jones, Dwayne Barnes and Alex Halliday with the rest of the points coming from the boot of Craig McCann.

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

Murrayfield Wands. 15 V Dalziel 38


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
1ST MARCH 2009

ANNAN HOST PRESTON LODGE AT VIOLETBANK ON SUNDAY

Annan will be hoping to build on last Saturdayís win, their first in 2009, on Sunday when they return to National League rugby with the visit to Violetbank of Preston Lodge. Preston Lodge are presently propping up the division with their hosts only 2 steps above them. Annan had a good win at Preston Lodge earlier in the season. The Annan selectors have made two changes from the team that travelled to Thurso last weekend with centre Michael Griffen unavailable Alex Halliday moves from the wing berth to centre and James Bigham starting in the wing slot and with Captain Paul Carruthers back at hooker Michael Carpenter moves to the bench.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, D Barnes, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Halliday, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: M Carpenter, S Wyllie, C Bell.

Match Reps: C McCann, D Barty, Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 3.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
21ST FEBRUARY 2009

ANNAN WIN UP IN THE HIGHLANDS

The 1sts will enjoy a great night out in Inverness tonight as they beat Caithness 13-6 in the 1st round S.H.E. Shield game. The Annan point scorers were Alex Halliday (T), James Bigham (T) and Craig McCann (P). Nice one lads!

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

Falkirk 24 v Hillfoots 3
Jed-Forest v Allan Glen's - TBC
Kilmarnock 7 v Glasgow Acad 23
Stewartry 5 v Dalziel 24
Peebles 23 v Garnock 15

THE 2NDS GO DOWN TO LENZIE

The 2nds go down to Lenzie 15-7 in their latest league game.

Match Report


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
21ST FEBRUARY 2009

ANNAN TRAVEL TO THURSO IN ROUND 1 OF THE S.H.E. SHIELD

Annan, drawn away in the 1st round of the S.H.E. Shield to Caithness, set off on their travels on Friday evening with an overnight stopover in Inverness. Annan last played their hosts in the 2006-07 season in Division 2. The Annan selectors have made a couple of changes to the team that were beaten by Murrayfield Wanderers last Saturday. With Captain Paul Carruthers unavailable Michael Carpenter moves to prop with Colin Warrick moving into the hooker slot. Alex Halliday returns to the wing spot with James Bigham taking his turn on the bench.

Annan 1st XV squad: M Carpenter, C Warrick, R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, D Barnes, E Braid, M Scott (C), M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, Alex Halliday, K Jones. Replacements: J Bigham, C Bell

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse at 5.15pm on Friday

Note: K.O. on Saturday has been agreed as 2.00pm

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO LENZIE 2NDS

Annan 2nds have a re-arranged fixture in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues against Lenzie 2nds. Annan lost the away fixture in November 13-12 and will be looking to get back to their winning ways on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV squad: S Nicholson, S Haren, G Brown, G Nicholson, G Williamson (C), I Thorburn, N Halliday, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, R Dunlop, G Lynch, S Murray, Adam Halliday, C Trant Replacements: B Graham, C Hay, A.N. Other

Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
14TH FEBRUARY 2009

ANNAN ARE BEATEN BY MURRAYFIELD

The 1sts lose to Murrayfield Wanderers 16-9 in their latest division 1 game.

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

Dumfries 16 v Langholm 15

THE 2ND TEAM WAS POSTPONED

The 2nds game was postponed after a no show by Stewartry


EX-ANNAN PLAYERS IN SCOTLAND HONOURS

Former Annan Ladies player Ciara Baxter is in the Scotland Womensí Development squad to play France A at Arras on Sunday 15th February. Ciara is currently playing for Dundee University Ladies.

Former Annan player Andrew White featured at stand off for the Scotland U20 team who beat Wales U20 18-17 on Friday night at McDiarmid Park in Perth. Andrew who played for Annan Academy, Annan Colts and Annan 1st XV currently plays for Glasgow Hawks and is a member of the National Academy supported by the Area Institute of Sport. He has also been selected to play for the U20 team to play France U20 at Chalone sur Saone this Friday


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
14TH FEBRUARY 2009

NOTICE TO SUPPORTERS: Please note that the K.O. of the Murrayfield Wanderers game and the 2nd XV game against Stewartry is 12.30pm at Violetbank. This will enable all supporters and players to enjoy a 6 nations rugby fest in the Annan RFC Clubhouse with both the France v Scotland and Wales v England games being shown on the big screen

ANNAN WELCOME MURRAYFIELD WANDERERS TO VIOLETBANK

This Saturday sees Annan scheduled to play one of their postponed games when they take on Murrayfield Wanderers at Violetbank. Annan played their visitors from the Capital a fortnight ago and lost 17 Ė 3 and will be looking to turn the tables on Saturday. The Annan selectors make one change to the team selected to play Dumfries with James Bigham restored to the wing berth with Alex Halliday on the bench.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, D Barnes, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: G Smith, M Carpenter, A Halliday.

Match Reps: C McCann, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 11.15am for a 12.30pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS ALSO PLAY RESCHEDULED MATCH AT VIOLETBANK

Annan 2nds welcome Stewartry 2nd to Violetbank in a re-arranged fixture. Stewartry beat their hosts 36-15 at the Greenlaw on 6th December and Annanís second string will be out to reverse that defeat on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV squad: C Hay, C Bell, G Brown, I Thorburn, G Williamson (C), C Nicholson, N Halliday, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, R Dunlop, G Lynch, S Wyllie, G Forrest, A Copland, Replacements: from Adam Halliday, S Haren, B Graham, L Ogilvie, J Carlyle

Match Reps: N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 11.15am for a 12.30pm K.O.


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
7TH FEBRUARY 2009

BOTH GAMES ARE OFF

Both games are off. The 1sts because Violetbank and the Everholm are both frozen

ANNAN HOST LOCAL RIVALS DUMFRIES IN LEAGUE RETURN MATCH

In the first ever league encounter between the two clubs in October Annan came off second best against a strong well drilled Dumfries side and will be looking to redress the balance on Saturday at Violetbank. The Annan selectors have made one change to the side that took the field against Murrayfield Wanderers last weekend with Michael Scott restored to the No 8 berth after injury.

This fixture has an added incentive as the Annan club has put up a trophy for what is hoped will become an annual fixture. The trophy is the A.A. MacPherson Memorial Trophy and is in memory of the late Alex MacPherson (Mac) who died last year. Mac was President of the Annan club in 1983-84.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, D Barnes, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones. Replacements: G Smith, M Carpenter, J Bigham.

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, I Gilmour

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

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO MARRESS IN 2ND XV LEAGUE

Annan 2nds travel to North Ayrshire on Saturday to take on Irvine 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 2nd XV squad: C Hay, C Bell, G Brown, C Nicholson, G Williamson(C), A.N. Other, N Halliday, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, R Dunlop, S Wyllie, A Copland, G Forrest, E Currie. Replacements: G Lynch, S Haren

Match Reps: N Chalmers

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
31ST JANUARY 2009

THE 1STS LOSE IN THE CAPITAL

The 1sts go down to Murrayfield Wanderers 17-3 in their latest Division 1 game. Annans 3 points coming from the boot of Craig McCann.

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

Edinburgh Uni 28 v Dalziel 9
Howe of Fife 48 v East Kilbride 7
Cambuslang 29 v Preston Lodge 0
Berwick 20 v Langholm 13
Dumfries 30 v RHC 15

THE 2NDS ALSO GO DOWN

The 2nds lose to Dumfries 2nds 15-0 in a game played at the Everholm

Match Report
Match Photos


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
31ST JANUARY 2009

ANNAN TRAVEL TO THE MURRAYFIELD TO TAKE ON THE WANDERERS

STOP PRESS: 1st XV game v Murrayfield Wanderers is to be played at Dalkeith Community Campus, 2 Causland Road, Dalkeith, EH22 2PS

This Saturday Annan hope to restart their league campaign, having not played a league game since their defeat of RHC at Violetbank on 22nd November, with an away fixture against Murrayfield Wanderers. Murrayfield Wanderers were relegated from the Premiership last season but have steadied the ship and are currently sitting in 6th place in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National leagues.

The Annan selectors have been forced to make one change to the selected team for the Berwick game with No 8 Michael Scott injured. Michael Carpenter fills the No 8 slot with young Dwayne Barnes getting his first senior team start at blind side wing forward. Young Callum Bell sees his efforts in the 2nd XV rewarded with a place on the bench for Saturdays game.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, D Barnes, E Braid, M carpenter, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones. Replacements: G Smith, C Bell, J Bigham

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO DUMFRIES IN LOCAL DERBY

STOP PRESS: 2nd XV game v Dumfries 2nds is at the Everholm (changing at Violetbank)

Annanís 2nd XV will be hoping to continue on their winning ways on Saturday when they play Dumfries 2nd XV in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Annan had a narrow 23-22 win at Park Farm in October.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: C Hay, L Ogilvie (C), S Nicholson, I Thorburn, G Williamson, A.N. Other, C Nicholson, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, R Dunlop, G Lynch, G Forrest, G Johnston, A Copland. Replacements: B Graham, W Harrison, C Henderson, J Carlyle, S Haren, Adam Halliday

Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
24TH JANUARY 2009

THE 1STS GAME IS POSTPONED

Annanís Division 1 league match against Berwick in S.H.E. was called off just prior to kick off when the referee deemed areas of the Violetbank pitch were unplayable. Annan President Don Barty was understandably disappointed.

"It was a day of frustration when the Violetbank pitch was deemed to be unplayable shortly before kick-off time. We were confident that the match would go ahead and this is a real blow, with cancelled fixtures piling up. We had the Everholm as a back-up until late Friday afternoon when we were then told that it was unplayable. This winter's weather has been unbelievable and we are now seven matches in arrears. The season is scheduled for completion at the end of March, but re-arranged fixtures will now take us up to mid-May. If we progress from our Scottish Hydro Electric Shield game next month, the fixture pile-up is going to cause a real headache. We haven't played a league game for over two months, so here's hoping we have seen the back of games being called off. One small ray of sunshine last Saturday (if that's the correct expression in the current climate!) was that our Sponsors were taken up to Galabank and thoroughly enjoyed Annan Athletic's demolition of East Stirling! I look forward to seeing an oval ball again in the not-too-distant future!"

Other Division 1 scores:
Howe of Fife P v Edinburgh Uni P
Dalziel 10 v Dumfries 0
Langholm 59 v Cambuslang 21
RHC 29 v Murrayfield 26
East Kilbride 19 v Preston Lodge 18

THE 2NDS GET A GAME AND WIN!

The 2nds finaly get a game and get off to a great start by beating Ardrossan 24-19.

The Annan points came from : Gareth Johnston (2T), Callum Bell (1T), Gavin Lynch (T) and Adam Carlyle (2C)

Match Report


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
24TH JANUARY 2009

ANNAN HOST BERWICK AT VIOLETBANK IN LEAGUE

STOP PRESS: GAME IS CALLED OFF

This Saturday Annan host Berwick at Violetbank in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Berwick beat their hosts 37 Ė 8 at Scremeston in October and Annan will be looking to redress the balance this weekend.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, M Carpenter, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones. Replacements: G Smith, D Barnes, S Murray

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

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

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO ARDROSSAN IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nd XV travel to Memorial Field to take on Ardrossan Accies 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: C Hay, C Bell, G Brown, I Thorburn, G Williamson (C), A.N. Other, C Nicholson, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, R Dunlop, G Lynch, S Wyllie, G Forrest, E Currie

Replacements: N Bell, G Johnstone, C Henderson

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for 2.00pm K.O.


GAMES ARE OFF
17TH JANUARY 2009

WEATHER WINNER AGAIN

Both Annan teams were left without games last weekend when Annan 1st XV league game against Cambuslang was postponed due to Coats Park being waterlogged.

Similarily Annanís 2nd XV league game against Lenzie was postponed as Violetbank was waterlogged. Annan 1st XV have now 6 rescheduled games with the 2nd XV 5 rescheduled games to fit in before the end of the season. Anyone for summer rugby?

Other Division 1 scores:

Edinburgh Uni 21 v East Kilbride 7
Murrayfield Wands P v Dalziel P
Dumfries 3 v Howe of Fife 5
Berwick 20 v RHC 18
Preston Lodge 5 v Langholm 34


STOP PRESS
S.H.E. SHIELD 1ST ROUND DRAW

Annan have drawn Caithness away in the 1st round of the S.H.E Shield. Caithness are in Division 2 and are currently mid-table. Game is to be played on the 21st February.

Hairy, we may need you again....

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ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
17TH JANUARY 2009

ANNAN BACK TO LEAGUE BUSINESS AT COATS PARK

This Saturday sees Annan return to League business with a visit to Coats Park to take on bottom placed club Cambuslang. Cambuslang have not had the best of seasons so far but are always a stern test on their home patch. They will be looking to make amends for their 47 Ė 7 defeat at Violetbank in September.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, M Carpenter, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: A Gunning, D Barnes, S Murray

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 2.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2ND XV HOST LENZIE 2ND XV AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annanís second XV take on Lenzie at Violetbank. Annan lost narrowly away 13 - 12 at Viewfield in October and will be looking to make amends on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: C Hay, C Bell, L Ogilvie (C), I Thorburn, W Harrison, A.N. Other, C Nicholson, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, G Williamson, G Lynch, S Wyllie, G Forrest, E Currie Replacements: Adam Halliday, G Johnstone, C Henderson

Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
10TH JANUARY 2009

THE 1STS LOSE TO CURRIE

The 1sts lose to Currie 13-69 in their 4th Round Cup game against Currie. The score was actually 13-19 at half-time but Currie ran away with it in the 2nd half. The scoreline was not refective of the effort the lads put in. Annan now drop into the SRU Shield.

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

Dumfries 8 v Watsonians 16

THE 2NDS GAME IS OFF

The 2nds game is called off as their pitch is frozen


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
10TH JANUARY 2009

ANNAN'S MASSIVE CUP CHALLENGE

Annan Rugby Club face a massive task when they host Premiership Division One side Currie RFC in Round 4 of the Scottish Hydro Electric Cup.

Currie lie 4th in the Championship and are three leagues above the Violetbank team and are the highest placed Premier team ever to visit Violetbank. Annan President Don Barty is appealing for a large crowd for this historic game and is under no illusions as to the magnitude of the task facing the home team.

"Firstly, it is a privilege to host Currie RFC at Violetbank. With the match kicking off at 1.30pm, we hope that the locals can really get behind the home team and perhaps then make their way to Galabank to take in the Annan Athletic game. Currie are a model Club in Scottish Rugby and they peaked in Season 2006-2007 when they won the Scottish Premiership - a fantastic achievement for a Club which was only formed in 1970."

The last Premier One side which Annan hosted was Jedforest on 13th February 1999 in Round One of the Shield competition at the Everholm.

Annan will have to be on top form to mount a challenge to the Premiership One team, a task not made any easier by the fact that the Violetbank side have only managed one game since mid-November due to weather conditions, but President Don is looking forward to the Cup Tie.

"It is always exciting to pit your wits against the big boys and, although this is a stern challenge, I know that our lads will give their all."

Annan will be hoping to improve on their performance on their last outing in Round 3 of the Cup where they struggled to overcome a stuffy performance by Braidholm of the Scottish Hydro Electric West Regional League Division 2. The match on Saturday is sponsored by The Halcrow Group.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, M Carpenter, G Smith, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: A Gunning, Alex Halliday, S Murray

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Violetbank at 12.15 pm for a 1.30pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS TAKE ON LEAGUE LEADERS AT VIOLETBANK

Annanís 2nd XV host league leaders Whitecraigs in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues at Violetbank on Saturday. Annan were well beaten in their away encounter in September and will be looking to improve on that performance.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Nicholson, C Bell, C Hay, G Williamson (C), A.N. Other, I Thorburn, D Barnes,K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, C Coupland, S Wyllie, R Dunlop, R Copland, A Copland. Replacements: G Lynch, C Nicholson, G Johnson, W Harrison, G Forrest, G Brown, M Johnstone

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A. N. Other

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
20TH DECEMBER 2008

THE 1STS BEAT BRAIDHOLM

The 1sts beat Braidholm 30-7 in their Cup game. Annan were made to fight all the way and at times it was hard to tell who the 1st Division side was. Annan now take on Currie in the 4th round

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

TBC

THE 2NDS ARE BEATEN

The 2nds go down to Stewartry in their latest league game

Match Report


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
20TH DECEMBER 2008

ANNAN SET OUT ON THE ROAD TO MURRAYFIELD

Annan, who join in to the S.H.E. National Cup competition in Round 3, have a trip to Giffnock on Saturday to take on Scottish Hydro Electric West Regional Leagues Division 2 Braidholm. Braidholm are essentially Premier 2 side G.H.A.ís 3rd string but will no doubt give it their all against an Annan team who are desperate to play a game of rugby. Their last game being their win at Violetbank on the 22nd November over RHC.

Annan 1st XV Squad: A Gunning, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, G Smith, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: M Carpenter, Alex Halliday, S Murray

Match Reps: D Barty, R Smith

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30 pm for a 1.30pm K.O. at Braidholm

ANNAN 2NDS TO PLAY STEWARTRY IN RE-ARRANGED LEAGUE GAME

With both games, home and away, between the two clubs postponed due to the weather the clubs will, this Saturday, attempt to get one of the games played. At the time of writing there appears to be some confusion as to whether the game will take place at Violetbank or Greenlaw. All players are therefore requested to contact the clubhouse on Friday evening if they have not heard before that time where the game is to be played.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Nicholson, C Bell, C Warrick, G Williamson (C), W Harrison, A.N. Other, I Thorburn, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, C Coupland, S Wyllie, A Copland, R Dunlop, G Lynch. Replacements: C Nicholson, G Johnson, Adam Halliday

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A. N. Other

Meeting time to be advised.


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
13TH DECEMBER 2008

STOP PRESS: BOTH GAMES ARE OFF

Both games are now off as Violetbank is waterlogged

ANNAN AT HOME TO PRESTON LODGE

With Annanís last game of rugby being 22nd November against RHC the team are eager to get back into action this Saturday at Violetbank when they host Preston Lodge from Prestonpans in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Preston Lodge have not had the best of seasons so far and are currently sitting second bottom in the league with two wins out of fourteen games. One of those wins was last weekend when they beat RHC so Annan will have to be wary especially as their visitors have played for the last three weeks whilst Annan have been inactive.

The Annan selectors have, unsurprisingly, gone with the same team as selected for last weekendís postponed game against Langholm.

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

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, I Black

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO KILMARNOCK

Annanís 2nd XV are also at home on Saturday after being inactive last weekend when their game against Stewartry fell victim to the weather. This Saturday they play Kilmarnock 2nds at Violetbank in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Nicholson, C Bell, G Brown, G Williamson (C), W Harrison, D Barnes, I Thorburn, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, G Coupland, S Wyllie, S Murray, R Dunlop, G Lynch

Replacements from: C Nicholson, G Johnson, M Anderson, Adam Halliday, C Trant

Match Reps: N Chalmers, J Mason

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


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
6TH DECEMBER 2008

STOP PRESS: THE 1STS GAME IS OFF

The 1sts game against Langholm is off as the Langholm pitch is frozen.

ANNAN TAKE ON LANGHOLM AT MILNTOWN

Annan make the short journey to Milntown on Saturday to take on Langholm in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Annan won by a single point in the last kick of the match in their encounter at Violetbank on 13th September. Since then Langholm have shown great home form being unbeaten at Milntown winning six out of nine games and are currently sitting in 4th place in the league. Annan, on the other hand, have won four games out of ten games and are currently sitting 3rd bottom in the league.

So with both teams with points to prove this could be an intriguing game on Saturday (weather permitting). The Annan selectors have been forced to make one change to the team selected to face East Kilbride with Graham Smith unavailable due to work commitments with Michael Carpenter filling the No 6 jersey.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, J Nelson, G Hogg, M Carpenter, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: A Gunning, D Barnes, A Halliday

Match Reps: C McCann, D Barty

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 2.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO STEWARTRY IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nds travel to the Greenlaw on Saturday for the first meeting this season between the two clubs in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Nicholson, C Bell, L Ogilvie(C), G Williamson, C Nicholson, S Wyllie, I Thorburn, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, G Coupland, G Lynch, R Copland, D Dunlop, C Trant Replacements from: S Murray, G Brown, M Anderson, Adam Halliday, G Johnson

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 2.00pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
29ND NOVEMBER 2008

THE 1STS GAME IS OFF

The 1sts game against East Kilbride is off as the East Kilbride pitch is frozen.

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

Dumfries 21 v 18 Murrayfield Wands
Dalziel 25 v 7 Preston Lodge
Edinburgh Uni 24 v 11 Berwick

THE 2NDS ARE BEATEN

The 2nds go down heavily to Dalziel 32-5 in their latest league game

Match Report
Match Photos


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
29TH NOVEMBER 2008

STOP PRESS: Annan have been drawn away to Braidholm in Round 3 of the S.H.E. National Cup to be played on 20th December and if they progress to the 4th round they have been drawn at home to Currie. Tie to be played at Violetbank on 10th January

ANNAN TRAVEL TO TORRANCE TO TAKE ON EAST KILBRIDE

After being beaten by East Kilbride a fortnight ago at Violetbank, in a re-arranged fixture from 6th September, Annan are in the mood to reverse the result on Saturday at Torrance in this Division 1 fixture in S.H.E. National Leagues. Despite last Saturdayís result Annan are still in 3rd bottom place in the league and a win on Saturday would at the very least move them up a place. The Annan selectors have gone with the same side that took the field against RHC.

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

Match Reps: C McCann, D Barty, A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 2.00pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO DALZIEL 2NDS

Annan 2nd hope to take the field this Saturday at Violetbank, after last weekís call off by Irvine in Division 4(West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues against Dalziel 2nds.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Nicholson, C Bell, G Brown, I Thorburn, C Nicholson, A.N Other, D Barnes, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, G Johnston, N Bell, R Dunlop, G Williamson, S Wyllie. Replacements: from N Halliday, D Wyllie, M Anderson, E Currie

Match Reps: N Chalmers and I Gilmour

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
22ND NOVEMBER 2008

THE 1STS BOUNCE BACK

Annan get back to winning ways with a fantastic 33-12 win over high flying RHC. More info when known.

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

Cambuslang 15 v 14 Edinburgh Uni
Langholm 16 v 10 Dalziel
Preston Lodge 12 v 62 Howe of Fife
Berwick 12 v 8 Dumfries
Murrayfield Wands 24 v 10 East Kilbride

THE 2NDS GAME WAS POSTPONED

The 2nds game was postponed as Irvine could not raise a team.


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
22ND NOVEMBER 2008

PLEASE NOTE: Both games kicks off at 12.15pm to enable everyone to enjoy the Scotland v Canada game on the big screen in the clubhouse.

ANNAN AT HOME TO RHC COUGARS

his Saturday Annan host the RHC Cougars from Edinburgh at Violetbank. Annan will be determined to break their run of defeats and will have their work cut out on Saturday when they play 3rd placed RHC in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Annan lost the away game (11-5) but since then the visitors have had some notable wins and last Sunday lost narrowly at home to runaway league leaders Howe of Fife (10-12).

The Annan selectors have made a few changes to the team with Graham Smith moving to blind side flanker, Mark Clark and Kevin Jones return at scrum half and full back respectively Ė both being unavailable last weekend.

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

Match Reps: C McCann, D Barty, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 11.00am for a 12.15pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS PLAY IRVINE 2NDS IN LEAGUE AT VIOLETBANK

Annan 2nd XV play Irvine 2nds at Violetbank on Saturday in a re-arranged fixture in Division 4 (West). Irvine currently sit one place above Annan in the league and a win on Saturday could lift them 3 places in the league table.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Nicholson, C Bell, L Ogilvie (C), W Harrison, C Nicholson, N Halliday, D Barnes, K Watret, G Lynch, A Carlyle, R Dunlop, S Murray, S Wyllie, G Williamson, B Hay. Replacements: from C Coupland, Adam Halliday, C Hay, R Copland, J Crowther, G Johnston, I Thorburn

Match Reps: J Mason, N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 11.00am for a 12.15pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
16TH NOVEMBER 2008

THE 1STS GO DOWN TO EAST KILBRIDE

Annans bad run continues when the 1sts go down 17-6 to East Kilbride in their latest Division 1 played on Sunday. The Annan points coming from the boot of Craig McCann.

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

Preston Lodge 29 v 46 Murrayfield Wands
Cambuslang v Langholm
Dalziel 18 v 25 Edinburgh Uni
RHC 10 v 12Howe of Fife


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
16TH NOVEMBER 2008

ANNAN WELCOME EAST KILBRIDE TO VIOLETBANK ON SUNDAY

This Sunday sees Annan play East Kilbride at Violetbank in a re-arranged fixture. The visitors who started off their league campaign with a series of defeats have now turned their season around winning away to promotion hopefuls RHC last weekend. Annan, who have now lost their last four games, will have their work cut out to win but win they must if they are not to fall into the relegation zone. The Annan selectors have had to make a few changes due to unavailability of a couple of players and have brought in Keith Hogg at scrum half and Craig McCann moved to full back with young James Bigham brought into wing with Michael Griffin moved into the inside centre spot.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, J Nelson, G Hogg, M Carpenter, E Braid, M Scott, K Hogg, N Smith, A Jancey, M Griffen, A Halliday, J Bigham, C McCann. Replacements: A Gunning, G Smith, A Copland, M Clark

Match Reps: C McCann, D Barty,

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
8TH NOVEMBER 2008

THE 1STS LOSE AGAIN

The 1sts lose for the 4th game on the trot going down 17-3 to Dalziel.

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Preston Lodge 20 v 42 Edinburgh Uni
RHC 14 v 16 East Kilbride
Berwick 7 v 7 Murrayfield Wands

THE 2NDS ALSO LOSE

The 2nds lose a tight affair to Lenzie 13-12. Unlucky lads.

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ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
8TH NOVEMBER 2008

ANNAN AT HOME TO DALZIEL AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday, weather permitting, will see Annan at home at Violetbank, for the first time since 27th September in Division 1 of the S.H.E.National Leagues when they take on 5th placed Dalziel. Annan will be hoping to reverse their recent fortunes which has seen them suffer three defeats in a row on the road. Annan have a chance to get back to their winning ways over the next three weekends which sees them with three home games against Dalziel (8th Nov), East Kilbride (16th November) and RHC (22nd November).

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

Match Reps: B Barty, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm fo a 2.00pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO LENZIE IN RE-ARRANGED FIXTURE

Annanís second string travel to Lenzie on Saturday to take on Lenzie in a re-arranged fixture at Viewforth. After their fine win last Saturday Annan 2nds will be keen to build on that victory. Should they win it could see them off the bottom in Division 4(West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Nicholson, L Ogilvie (C), G Brown, C Nicholson, G Williamson, C Bell, D Barnes, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, Adam Halliday, D Wylie, J Bigham, R Dunlop, W Gray. Replacements: from M Panczak, J Carlyle, N Bell, S Haren, J Crother

Match Reps: N Chalmers, J Mason

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
1ST NOVEMBER 2008

THE 1STS ARE THRASHED 55-6

The 1sts are beaten 55-6 in their latest division 1 game against league leaders Howe of Fife.

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East Kilbride 21 v 9 Berwick
Dumfries 79 v Preston Lodge 0
Murrayfield Wands v Cambuslang - Post.
Edinburgh Uni 14 v 24 Langholm
Dalziel 12 v RHC 13

THE 2NDS THUMP HELENBURGH

The 2nds get their 2nd win on the trot thumping Helenbugh 40-0 in their latest league game. Nice one!

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ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
1ST NOVEMBER 2008

ANNAN TRAVEL TO CUPAR TO TAKE ON UNDEFEATED LEAGUE LEADERS

Last Saturday Annanís matches fell foul to the atrocious weather along with all the matches in Division 1 of the S.H.E National Leagues. This Saturday Annan travel to Cupar to take on league leaders Howe of Fife at Duffus Park. Howe have had a great start to their season after being promoted as Division 2 champions last season and are currently undefeated. Annan last played Howe two seasons ago in Division 2 winning at Violetbank 18 Ė 14 and drawing 15 all at Duffus Park.

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

Match Reps: C McCann, W Henderson

Meet at Clubhouse at 9.5am for a 2.00pm K.O.

Any supporters who wish a day out in Cupar please note that the bus will be leaving the clubhouse at 9.30am Ė all welcome.

ANNAN 2NDS ENTERTAIN HELENSBURGH 2NDS AT VIOLETBANK

Annanís 2nd XV are at home this Saturday at Violetbank to Helensburgh 2nd XV in Division 4 (West) of The Scottish 2nd XV Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S Nicholson, S Wyllie, L Ogilvie (C), G Hogg, C Nicholson, C Bell, D Barnes, K Watret, J Harrison, A Carlyle, C Coupland, G Lynch, D Wylie, R Dunlop, A Copland.

Replacements: from C Henderson, C Muir, E Currie, G Williamson, A Muir, C Hay, G Johnson, W Gray

Match Reps: N Chalmers, J Mason

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


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
25TH OCTOBER 2008

ANNAN AT HOME TO EDINBURGH UNI AT VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS: 10.15am - Both games are now OFF as Violetbank is waterlogged.

This weekend Annan entertain Edinburgh University at Violetbank. Annan will be determined to get their league campaign back on track after two away defeats with a home win. The University side, presently sitting one place below Annan, are somewhat unpredictable but are always a lively side and Annan will have to be on form to get a result.

The Annan selectors have gone with the starting team from the game against Dumfries.

Annan 1st XV squad: C. Warrick, P. Carruthers (C), R Gracie, J. Nelson, G. Smith, M. Carpenter, E. Braid, M. Scott, M Clark, N. Smith, A. Jancey, C. McCann, M. Griffin, A. Halliday, K. Jones Replacements: A Gunning, B Blower, A Copland

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann,

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

ANNAN 2ND AT HOME TO IRVING IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nds hope to continue on their winning ways with a home game at Violetbank against Premier 3 Irvineís second string.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: C Nicholson, L Ogilvie (C), G Brown, S Murray, G Hogg, C Bell, D Barnes,

K Watret, B Graham, J Bigham, R Copland, D Wylie, J Harrison, R Dunlop, A Carlyle Replacements: from C Hay, J Gilmour, N Bell, C Coupland, E Currie, G Williamson, M Panzack, G Johnson, A Halliday

Match Reps: T.B.C.

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
18TH OCTOBER 2008

ANNAN ARE BEATEN BY DUMFRIES

The 1sts go down 24-10 to Dumfries in their latest division 1 game

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Murrayfield Wands 39 v 10 Langholm
Howe of Fife 27 v 7 Dalziel
Cambuslang 6 v 26 East Kilbride
Edinburgh Uni 13 v 29 RHC
Berwick 26 v 6 Preston Lodge

THE 2NDS BEAT DUMFRIES....JUST

The 2nds pip Dumfries 23-22 in their league game

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ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
18TH OCTOBER 2008

ANNANíS FIRST EVER LEAGUE FIXTURE AGAINST DUMFRIES

Strange though it may seem this Saturday sees the first ever league fixture between Annan and Dumfries which makes this game a bit of a historic match for both clubs. Dumfries have had a great start to their first season in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues and are currently lying in 2nd place to Annanís 6th place albeit Annan have two games in hand. Dumfries come off the back of a great win at RHC last Saturday whilst Annan suffered at the hands of Berwick at Scremerston the week before and there is no doubt that Annan will have a difficult task on their hands on Saturday at Park Farm. The Annan Selectors have gone with the team as selected for the Murrayfield Wandererís game with one positional change with Alex Halliday reverting to his wing spot and Michael Griffin to outside centre.

Annan 1st XV squad: C. Warrick, P. Carruthers (C), A. Gunning, J. Nelson, G. Smith, M. Carpenter, E. Braid, M. Scott, M Clark, N. Smith, A. Jancey, C. McCann, M. Griffin, A. Halliday, K. Jones Replacements: R. Gracie, B Blower, A Copland

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, A Robertson

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

ANNAN 2NDS ALSO IN FIRST LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST DUMFRIES

Annanís second string are also involved in their first ever league match against Dumfries at Park Farm on Saturday in Division 4(West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 2nd XV squad: G Brown, C Bell, L Ogilvie (C), S Murray, G Williamson, K Watret, W Henderson, D Barnes, J Harrison, J Bigham, C Coupland, R Dunlop, R Copland, A Rae, A Carlyle

Replacements: from Adam Halliday, M Panzcak, C Henderson, W Gray, B Graham, G Hogg, N Bell.

Match Reps: N Chalmers, J Mason

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


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
11TH OCTOBER 2008

ANNAN AT HOME TO MURRAYFIELD WANDERERS IN DIVISION 1

BOTH GAMES ARE POSTPONED

This Saturday sees Annan take on Murrayfield Wanderers in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues at Violetbank. Murrayfield Wanderers were relegated from Premier 3 last season and although having lost four of their six opening games this season so far they had a fine win last weekend away at RHC so another tough match is in prospect for Annan. Annan last played their visitors in November 1999 at Violetbank and in an extremely close game nicked a win in the dying minutes of the game when Gordon Carmichael slotted a penalty to take the final score to 17-14.

The Annan selectors have made only two changes from last weekís selection. As Bruce Blower is unavailable Michael Carpenter returns to the blind side flanker berth. The second is positional with Alex Halliday moving to the outside centre spot with Michael Griffin moving onto the wing.

Annan 1st XV squad: C. Warrick, P. Carruthers (C), A. Gunning, J. Nelson, G. Smith, M. Carpenter, E. Braid, M. Scott, M Clark, N. Smith, A. Jancey, C. McCann, A. Halliday, M. Griffin, K. Jones Replacements: R. Gracie, A. Copland, J. Bigham

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, I Black

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

ANNAN 2ND XV AWAY TO LENZIE

Annanís 2nd XV hope that they will get game of rugby this weekend with two of their last three games postponed when the referee called off! This Saturday sees Annanís second string travel to Lenzie in their Division 4 (West) game in the Scottish 2nd XV leagues. Honours were even last season between the teams with each side winning their away fixtures.

Annan 2nd XV squad: A Graham, L Ogilvie (C), M Johnson. C Hay, G Williamson, A.N. Other, C Bell, N Halliday, J Harrison, B Hay, W Gray, D Wyllie, R Copland, C Coupland, A Rae

Replacements: Adam Halliday, M Panzcak, G Johnson


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
4TH OCTOBER 2008

ANNAN ARE BEATEN BY BERWICK

The 1sts lose heavily to Berwick 37-8 in their latest division 1 game.

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Cambuslang P v P Langholm
Dumfries 3 v 6 Dalziel
Murrayfield Wands 27 v 0 RHC
Preston Lodge 3 v 6 East Kilbride
Edinburgh Uni 19 v 31 Howe of Fife

THE 2ND TEAM WAS POSTPONED

The 2nds game was postponded as no referee could be raised


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
4TH OCTOBER 2008

ANNAN TRAVEL TO BERWICK

This Saturday Annan travel to take on Berwick at Scremerston in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Berwick were relegated from Premier 3 last season and although not having had their best start to the season with 2 wins out of 5 outings their defeats have been close run affairs and they will be formidable opposition for Annan on Saturday. Berwick are old friends of Annan who played each other in their Border Junior league days. Annan last played Berwick in Annanís season in Premier 3 in 2003-04. In that ill fated campaign Annan were soundly beaten at Violetbank 52-0 although their visit to Scremerston was slightly less painfull losing 29-12.

Annan selectors have made a couple of changes to the team which played Cambuslang last Saturday with Michael Griffen, who was unavailable last week, restored to outside centre with Alex Halliday moving back to his wing spot. Wing forward Bruce Blower takes the blindside wing forward spot with Michael Carpenter unavailable.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), A Gunning, J Nelson, G Smith, B Blower, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, A Halliday, K Jones. Replacements: R Gracie, J Bigham, C Bell

Match Reps: C McCann, I Gilmour, A Robertson

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO ARDROSSAN 2NDS

Having got their league campaign in Division 4 (West) in the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues up and running last Saturday, after a frustrating few weeks, Annanís second string welcome Ardrossan 2nds to Violetbank this Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: S. Nicholson, L Ogilvie (C), S Woodhouse, C Nicholson, K Watret, N Moffat, D Barnes, M Carpenter, J Harrison, A Carlyle, W Gray, D Wyllie, R Copland, R Dunlop, A Copland.

Replacements: C Trant, C Coupland, N Bell

Match Reps: N Chalmers, J Mason

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
27TH SEPTEMBER 2008

ANNAN THRASH CAMBUSLANG

Annan run in 7 tries to trash Cambuslang 47-7. Annan were 40-0 up at half time but Cambuslang dug in to draw the 2nd half.

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RHC 18 v 17 Berwick
Dalziel 7 v 6 Murrayfield Wands
East Kilbride 3 v 15 Edinburgh Uni
Howe of Fife 44 v 12 Dumfries
Langholm 65 v 3 Preston Lodge

THE 2ND LOSE TO WHITECRAIGS

Although well beaten in this Division 4 (West) fixture in the Scottish 2nd XV leagues Annan were much relieved to get their first game of the season under their belts.

The scoreline did little to reflect the effort put into the game by the Annan squad especially in the 2nd half of the game. Captain Liam Ogilvie was fulsome in his praise of his squad especially the 16 and 17 year olds who had turned out for their first senior game of rugby. For the record Annanís points came from the boot of Adam Carlyle.


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
27TH SEPTEMBER 2008

ANNAN HOST CAMBUSLANG

Annan 1st XV host Cambuslang at Violetbank and the visitors come to Annan seeking to improve on their slow start to the season. They have won only one of their opening four games Ė away to Edinburgh University. Annan, on the other hand, will be looking to keep the momentum going following their confidence booster at Preston Lodge last week. Centre Michael Griffin is unavailable, so Alex Halliday moves to centre and James Bigham makes his debut start on the wing. The bench is beefed up by the return of Ryan Gracie.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (c), A Gunning, J Nelson, G Smith, M Carpenter, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, A Halliday, J Bigham, K Jones Replacements: B Blower, C Bell, R Gracie

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

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

2NDS ARE OFF TO GLASGOW

The 2nd XV head to Glasgow for a league fixture against Whitecraigs.

Annan 2nd XV squad: A Graham, L Ogilvie (c), C Hay, AN Other, D Wyllie, J Carlyle, N Halliday, J Harrison, A Carlyle, G Williamson, W Gray, R Copland, R Dunlop, S McKenzie, B Hay

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3pm K.O.


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
20TH SEPTEMBER 2008

ANNAN THUMP PRESTON LODGE

The 1sts thump Preston Lodge 57-27 in their latest Division 1 game. The game was 27-27 at half-time but Annan ran in 4 tries in the 2nd half to run away with it.

The Annan points came from: C. McCann (T), G. Smith (T), M. Clark (T), N. Smith (T), A. Halliday (T) and M.Griffin (2T). 22 points from the boot of C. McCann.

1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
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Leading Point Scorers
Murrayfield Wands 7 - 49 Howe of Fife
Berwick 25 - 17 Dalziel
Dumfries 34 - 7 Edinburgh Uni
Cambuslang 10 - 32 RHC
Langholm 34 - 17 East Kilbride

THE 2ND TEAM GAME WAS POSTPONED

The 2nds game against Stewartry was postponed


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
20TH SEPTEMBER 2008

ANNAN TRAVEL TO PRESTONPANS

Annan travel to Prestonpans this Saturday to take on Preston Lodge in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Both teams won their home fixtures last season with Annan losing 31-6 away and winning 15-7 at home. Preston Lodge have not had the best of starts to their league campaign having lost all three of their opening games so far so they will be anxious to redeem themselves at home this Saturday. So a hard game is in prospect for the Annan squad. TRhe Annan selectors have made one change to the team as selected for the Langholm game with Kevin Jones at full back and Alex Halliday back on the wing.

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

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

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

ANNAN 2ND XV ENTERTAIN STEWARTRY AT VIOLETBANK

Annanís 2nd XV get a chance to get their league campaign underway this Saturday when they take on local rivals Stewartry in a re-arranged match at Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV squad: A Graham, L Ogilvie(C), A Gunning, C Nicholson, N Coupland, M Panczak, N Bell, K Watret, A Carlisle, G Lynch, G Williamson, J Harrison, R Copland, R Dunlop, W Gray Replacements: A.N. Other, I Thorburn, C Coupland

Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

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


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
13TH SEPTEMBER 2008

ANNAN TAKE THE HONOURS IN THE LOCAL DERBY

The 1sts beat Langholm 9 - 8 in the derby game at Violetbank. The Annan points came from 3 Craig McCann penalties - the final penalty being the last kick of the game! Get in!

1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
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Leading Point Scorers
RHC 23 v Preston Lodge 15
Howe of Fife 22 v Berwick 17
East Kilbride 15 v Dumfries 23
Edinburgh Uni 34 v Murrayfield Wands 16
Dalziel 33 v Cambuslang 3

THE 2NDS TEAM WAS POSTPONED

The 2nds game was postponed as Annan could not raise a team


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
13TH SEPTEMBER 2008

ANNAN WELCOME LANGHOLM TO VIOLETBANK

Annan welcome local rivals Langholm to Violetbank this Saturday in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. The fixtures between these two clubs are always exciting action packed affairs and this one will no doubt be in the same mould. Last season the honours were even with each team winning their home games. The Annan selectors have made a couple of changes from the team selected for last weeks game with Alex Halliday in the full back slot in place of Kevin Jones who is unavailable and Andy Copland restored to the wing.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R. Gracie, J Nelson, G Smith, M Carpenter, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, A Copland, A Halliday. Replacements: J Bigham, B Blower, N Moffat.

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour.

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

Supporters please note that season tickets will be available to purchase at the clubhouse or at the gate on Saturday. Price £20

ANNAN 2ND XV TRAVEL TO KILMARNOCK IN LEAGUE

Annans 2nd XV travel to Bellsland on Saturday to take on Kilmarnock 2nds in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues. Kilmarnock were promoted from Division 5 (West) and will prove a stern test for Annans young second string.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: A Gunning, C Bell, A Graham, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, N Bell, M Panczak. D Barnes, C Trant, A Carlyle, G Williamson (C), C Muir, E Currie, R Copland, S McKenzie.

Replacements: J Crombie, C Henderson, C Moffat, C Hay, B Hay, N Coupland.

Match reps: N Chalmers

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


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
6TH SEPTEMBER 2008

ANNAN WELCOME EAST KILBRIDE TO VIOLETBANK

BOTH GAMES ARE POSTPONED - PITCHES WATERLOGGED

Annan welcome East Kilbride to Violetbank this Saturday in Annans first home match of the season. The home side will be hoping to get back to winning ways after their opening defeat in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues at Barnton last Saturday.

Annan beat their visitors both home and away last season and will no doubt be hoping to repeat the performance again this season. East Kilbride however will have other ideas and always have a powerful set of forwards of whom Annan will have to be wary especially in set piece play.

Annans selectors have been forced to make some changes to last weeks team with winger Andy Copland unavailable and lock Graham Hogg injured in training. This has given youngster James Bigham his first start at senior level on the wing and with Graham Smith returning from honeymoon he has been given the 2nd row berth with Michael Carpenter selected at blind side wing forward.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers (C), R Gracie, J Nelson, G Smith, M Carpenter, E Braid, M Scott, M Clark, N Smith, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, J Bigham, K Jones. Replacements: A Gunning, B Blower, C Bell

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

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

ANNAN 2ND XV START LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AT VIOLETBANK

Annans 2nd XV start their league campaign in Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues with a home fixture against local rivals Stewartry who were promoted last season.

Annan 2nd XV squad: S Nicholson, L Ogilvie (C), A Graham, N Bell, C Nicholson, A.N. Other, M Panczak, D Barnes, A Rae, A Carlyle, G Williamson, C Muir, E Currie, N Coupland, S McKenzie. Replacements: C Hay, C Henderson, B Hay, C Moffat, S Wildey

Match Reps: N Chalmers


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
30TH AUGUST 2008

ANNAN GO DOWN IN THE CAPITAL

The 1sts go down 11-5 to RHC in their opening league game. The Annan try came from Andrew Jancey.

1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
Match Report
1st Division Table
Leading Point Scorers
Dumfries 59 v Berwick 7
Dalziel 25 v Langholm 7
East Kilbride 11 v Murrayfield W. 22
Howe of Fife 80 v Preston Lodge 8
Edinburgh Uni 8 v Cambuslang 20


ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
30TH AUGUST 2008

ANNAN START LEAGUE CAMPAIGN ON THE ROAD

Annan start their league campaign this Saturday with an away fixture against RHC (Royal High Corstorphine) at Barnton in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Annan will be hoping to build on their excellent third place in the league last season. This seasons Division 1 looks to be a much stronger league with Howe of Fife and Dumfries promoted from Division 2 joining the league with both teams on the up and from Premier 3 Murrayfield Wanderers and Berwick. Oddly enough the only team which Annan has never played on league business is local rivals Dumfries.

RHC will be a stern test for Annan based on last years performances although both teams won their away fixtures and lost their home ones RHC hold the balance having beaten Annan in the S.H.E Shield competition at Barnton. At the time of going to press the Annan selectors have not picked their team. The team will be selected after the trial match against Carlisle on Wednesday night. Players are advised to check this page/guestbook on Thursday night to check selection.

Players are to meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3.00pm K.O. Match Reps: D Barty and C McCann


COMING WEEKS
27TH & 30TH AUGUST 2008

ANNAN TAKE ON CARLISLE

Annan now have one more outing before their league campaign start on 30th August with their away game to RHC in Edinburgh which is a trial game against Carlisle next Wednesday (27th August) evening at Warwick Road.

Season tickets for the 2008/09 season are now on sale at the Annan Clubhouse 17 Bank Street at a cost of £20 which is a saving of around £20.


ANNAN REGAIN THE VIOLETBANK SHIELD
16TH AUGUST 2008

ANNAN TAKE THE HONOURS

Annan win the Violetbank Shield in the annual tournament. 6 teams took part and Annan beat local rivals Dumfries (5-0) and Penrith (29-10) to set up a Final with Newton Stewart.

It was a hard fought game but Annan came out on top 7-5

Annan RFC - Violetbank Champions 08/09

A great day out and a good start to the season!

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LATEST NEWS - VIOLETBANK TOURNAMENT
16TH AUGUST 2008

VIOLETBANK SHIELD 15 ASIDE TOURNAMENT

This Saturday sees the eighth annual 15-aside tournament for the Violetbank Shield. This year the lineout is somewhat altered from the original lineout envisaged. Langholm and the holders Hawick YM have called off as both clubs have been invited to the Kelso Sevens tournament on Saturday. Stewartry have also called off. This has left tournament organiser James Mason with some reorganising to do. Ever equal to the challenge James has reorganised the set up with six teams with old friends from Kirby Steven Upper Eden and Penrith stepping into the breach.

The line up this year sees the hosts Annan welcome Dumfries who Annan will be playing in Division 1 of the National leagues following Dumfriess promotion last season, Newton Stewart who ended up 5th in Division 2 of the National leagues, Penrith who play in North Two East, Upper Eden who play in the North West Cumbria league and Netherhall who play in the Cumbria Division. So three teams from England and three from Scotland which should make an interesting mix of styles on show.

The gates open at 12 noon with admission £3 with under 18s free. There will be a beer tent and a barbecue.

The first tie is scheduled to kick off at 1.00pm

The Tournament is sponsored by TN Trawlers and Murray Bell


LATEST NEWS - SEASON AHEAD
2008/2009

NEW SEASON CHALLENGES AWAIT ANNAN RUGBY

With the 2008-09 season almost here Annan RFC pre-season training is well underway. Coach Paul Buckley has been putting the senior players through their paces and is looking forward to the challenges that await in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues.

With Violetbank being unavailable throughout the summer due to remedial works to the pitches the wide expanses of the Everholm have been put to good use. Training numbers have been topped up by enthusiastic colts players, giving them an appreciation of senior rugby skills & fitness level. This experience will be invaluable to those colts who step up to senior rugby during the season as they follow in the boot marks of promising youth players of recent years.

The senior teams will focus on building on their 2007-08 performances, looking for improvements in all aspects of our preparations for each game to ensure we are as competitive and consistent as possible commented Paul.

Paul Buckleys comments were echoed by Club Captain Paul Carruthers who is leading the Club for his third consecutive season and is looking forward to leading his team again and is especially impressed by the enthusiasm displayed by the new crop of younger players swelling the training numbers.

Club President Don Barty is also looking forward to the new season. Let me start off by congratulating our friends at Galabank on their admission to the SFL and if we can get off to a flyer at the beginning of the season like they have, then everyone will be delighted. The players, coaches and supporters will be looking forward to the first league game on August 30th its a long, long close season and this season will bring new challenges. Last season, Annan RFC finished in its highest ever position, third in National Division One, so that is a clear benchmark and a tough one to follow old rivals Langholm and league newcomers Dumfries and Howe of Fife will be more than keen to make it tough for us.

Having lost Under 18 ace Alex Dunbar to Selkirk (and the SRU National Academy) and Steve Kelly through retiral, its going to be up to even more young guns to step up to the mark. Mark Clark has been in Valladolid in Spain on a strength and conditioning camp with Scotland Under 17s and the coaching staff have been impressed by the hard work put in by other young members of the squad. As a completely amateur Club, and one which relies almost exclusively on home-grown talent, we need to continue to grow the game at youth level and encourage as many youngsters as possible to get active at Secondary and Primary school level. We are, of course, extremely grateful to all our sponsors and are delighted that Magnox North have stepped on board as our major Club sponsor, for the 17th consecutive season. As Annan Rugby Club enters its 40th season, we look forward to seeing old and new friends at Violetbank the home of Annan Rugby

Annans league season kicks off on Saturday 30th August with an away trip to take on RHC (Royal High Corstorphine) in Edinburgh. Annans first home game at Violetbank is on September 6th September against East Kilbride. Season tickets at a cost of £20 will be available to buy from 17th August.