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NEW SEASON INFO
6TH JULY 2010

DATES FOR THE DIARY

28/08 - Waysiders/ Drumpellier v Annan
04/09 - Annan v Allan Glenís
11/09 - Aberdeenshire v Annan
18/09 - Annan v Kilmarnock
25/09 - Stewartry v Annan
02/10 - Annanv Berwick
09/10 - Highland v Annan
16/10 - Annan v Caithness
23/10 - Hawick YM v Annan
30/10 - Glasgow Academicals v Annan
06/11 - Annan v Newton Stewart (Scotland v NZ)
13/11 - Shield Pre-Round
20/11 - Annan v Waysiders/ Drumpellier (Scotland v SA)
27/11 - Allan Glenís v Annan (Scotland v Samoa)
04/12 - Annan v Aberdeenshire
11/12 - Kilmarnock v Annan
18/12 - Annan v Stewartry
08/01 - Shield Round 1
15/01 - Berwick v Annan
22/01 - Annan v Highland
29/01 - Caithness v Annan
05/02 - Shield Round 2 (France v Scotland)
12/02 - Standby (Scotland v Wales)
19/02 - Annan v Hawick YM
26/02 - Standby
27/02 - (Scotland v Ireland)
05/03 - Annan v Glasgow Academicals
12/03 - Shield Quarter-Finals
13/03 - (England v Scotland)
19/03 - Standby (Scotland v Italy)
26/03 - Shield Semi-Finals
02/04 - Newton Stewart v Annan
09/04 - Standby
16/04 - Shield Final
23/04 - Standby
30/04 - Standby
07/05 - Standby


NEW SEASON INFO
16TH JUNE 2010

TRAINING STARTS

Training officially begins Thursday 17th June at the Everholm.

COMMITTEE FOR 2010/2011

President: Don Barty
Treasurer: Chris Lake
Fixture Secretary: Brian Peat
Club Captain: John Nelson
Club Vice Captain: Kevin Jones
Ordinary Members: Colin McCann,James Mason,Neil Latimer, Paul Buckley, Rod Smith, Billy Henderson, Marion Hamilton, Norrie Galbraith, Colin Warrick, Eric Beattie, Ian Gilmour


SEARCH FOR A NEW COACH
15TH JUNE 2010

ANNAN RFC PLAYER/COACH

Annan Rugby Club is seeking highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced individuals who have (or are working towards) a UKCC Qualification, to fill the position of Coach/Player Coach for our Senior Rugby Squads for the season 2010/2011 and beyond.

We are proud of our achievements in developing and improving the standard of rugby in support of the SRUís National strategies and have a proud history of producing high quality players from our local communities. As an ambitious Club we are looking for capable individuals with drive and enthusiasm to develop our Senior Squads, enabling them to achieve their goals and their potential.

Annan runs two senior squads; the 1st Team will play in Nat Division 2 but aspire to return to Div 1, and the 2nd Team play in Scottish Reserve Leagues West. Both Teams train on Tuesday and Thursday nights; 7pm to 9pm at our Violetbank rugby facilities.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, organisational & communication skills whilst having a sound knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the modern game of rugby union.

The successful applicant will be responsible for;

  • Promoting a positive, motivating and competitive rugby culture within our Senior Squads
  • Agreeing achievable targets with our players for the 2010/11 season & beyond
  • Planning and producing the rugby training programme including for ďpre-seasonĒ
  • Producing & delivering a well organised coaching programme
  • Designing & delivering effective training sessions which are relevant to the abilities of each team and their goals
  • Provide effective support and feedback to players
  • In support of the agreed selection policy, communicating personally with squad members on selection decisions,
  • Providing regular progress reports to the Rugby Committee
  • Being pro-active in promoting and developing rugby in our local communities

    This is a part-time post with terms and conditions negotiable. Please forward your application and playing/coaching CV to the Club President at the following address;
    Don Barty
    President Annan RFC
    17, Bank Street
    Annan.
    DG12 5NY
    E-mails to: annanrfc@hotmail.com


    ANNAN RFC AGM
    15TH JUNE 2010

    ANNUAL AGM TO TAKE PLACE

    The Club AGM is on Tuesday 15th June at 8.30pm.


    PLAYERS MEETING
    11TH JUNE 2010

    PLAYERS MEETING

    From Paul Buckley - "The next players' meeting will take place this Friday in Club at 8.00pm after touch session.

    We need a lot more 2nd team players at this meeting, we've got your season to talk about too so get yourselves there.

    Make sure you come with suggestions for dates for the barbie as well boys"


    ANNAN RFC AGM
    15TH JUNE 2010

    ANNUAL AGM TO TAKE PLACE

    The Club AGM is on Tuesday 15th June at 8.30pm.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    4TH MAY 2010

    ANNAN LOSE TO WHITECRAIGS

    The 1sts go down 44-3 to Whitecraigs in their last league game of the season.

    Match Report


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEK
    4TH MAY 2010

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO PROMOTED WHITECRAIGS FOR LAST LEAGUE MATCH IN NATIONAL 1

    This Tuesday Annan travel to Newton Mearns to take on promoted Whitecaigs in their last league match of the season.


    ANNAN RFC PLAYERS AWARDS
    1ST MAY 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS

    Annan RFCís end of season awards were held at their annual ceilidh held on Saturday 1st May at the Annan Academy main hall. The awards were:


    2nd XV Players' Player of the Year - George Forrest


    Most Improved Player of the Year - Callum Bell


    1st XV Players' Player of the Year - Andrew Jancey


    Player of the Year - John Nelson


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    27TH APRIL 2010

    ANNAN LOSE TO DALZIEL

    The 1sts go down 43-0 to Champions Dalziel in their last league home game of the season.

    Match Report


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    24TH APRIL 2010

    ANNAN LOSE TO LIVINGSTON

    The 1sts lose 23-14 to Livingston. Annan next game in on Tuesday (27th April) when they host Dalziel in their last home league game of the season. K.O 19.00

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Leading Point Scorers
    Whitecraigs 16 v Ellon 11
    Linlithgow 16 v East Kilbride 20


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    24TH APRIL 2010

    BACK IN LEAGUE ACTION AT LIVINGSTON

    This Saturday Annan travel to Almond Park, after two weeks without a game, to take on Livingstone in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro National Leagues in a re-arranged fixture. Annan beat their hosts 17-3 in November at the Everholm. This was Annanís first win of the season. A repeat performance on Saturday would see Annan gain their first away win on the road!

    Annan 1st XV Squad: from C Warrick, S Haren, J Crombie, J Nelson, R Dunlop, B Blower, K Watret, D Barnes, E Braid, G Hogg, C Nicholson, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, D Wyllie, A Halliday, C Bell, K Jones

    Match Reps: C McCann, E Beattie

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

    Transport: cars


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    10TH APRIL 2010

    ANNAN HOST LEAGUE LEADERS AT VIOLETBANK

    STOP PRESS:Annan's Division 1 game against Dalziel has been postponed as Annan are unable to field a front row of the required experience due to injury and unavailability.

    This Saturday Annan host Scottish Hydro National League Division 1 leaders Dalziel to Violetbank. Dalziel are unbeaten in the league this season, although they were beaten last Saturday by Greenock Wanderers in the semi final of the Scottish Hydro Shield. This fixture is Annanís last home match of the season.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: J Crombie, S Haren, A Jackson, B Blower, G Hogg, C Bell, D Barnes, J Nelson, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, D Wyllie, A Halliday, K Jones Replacements: C Nicholson, R Dunlop, E Braid, S Wyllie

    Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

    Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

    ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO LENZIE

    Annanís second XV Squad to be selected after training on Thursday.

    Departure from clubhouse TBC


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    3RD APRIL 2010

    ANNAN LOSE TO EAST KILBRIDE

    The 1sts are officially relegated to Division 2 for next season as they go down 19-12 to East Kilbride.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Leading Point Scorers
    Edinburgh Uni 17 v Livingston 33
    Murrayfield Wan 15 v Linlithgow 32
    RHC 28 v Berwick 26

    THE 2NDS GAME WAS OFF

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


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    3RD APRIL 2010

    THIS WEEKEND

    Annan 1sts and 2nds were due to play re-scheduled fixtures against Whitecraigs 1st and 2nds this Saturday but with Whitecraigs in the semi final of the Scottish Hydro Shield Annan 1sts have been left without a fixture. At the time of going to press Annan are trying to organize a re-arranged fixture against East Kilbride.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, A Jackson, B Blower, C Nicholson, D Barnes, S Haren, E Braid, J Nelson (C), S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, D Wyllie, C Bell, A Halliday Replacements: K Watret, G Hogg, G Smith, J Crombie

    Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 3pm K.O.

    Transport: Cars

    Annan 2nd XV squad to play Whitecraigs 2nds (A) from: P Schooler, M Mannel, A Carlyle, G Williamson, Graeme Smith, L Ogilvie, G Forrest, D Hamilton, E Currie, N Bell, C Hay, A Yates, S McKenzie, W Gray, J Davis, R Dunlop

    Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 3pm K.O.

    Transport: Cars


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    27TH MARCH 2010

    ANNAN KNOCKED OUT OF THE SHIELD

    The 1sts are knocked out of the Shield by Division 2 champions Greenock. Annan competed well for 65 minutes, in fact at half time it was only 5-3, but Greenock ran away with it in the last 15 minutes. Final score: Greenock Wanderers 34 v Annan 3. Unlucky lads.

    1st XV Updates Other Shield Scores
    Match Report
    Leading Point Scorers
    Berwick 12 v Whitecraigs 28
    Glasgow Accies 6 v Dalziel 32
    Ellon 19 v Lasswade 27

    THE 2NDS MANAGE A RARE VICTORY

    The 2nds beat Greenock Wanderers 26-15, with Keiron Watret leading the way with 4 tries.

    Match Report


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    27TH MARCH 2010

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO FORT MATILDA IN SHIELD QUARTER FINAL

    Annan travel to Fort Matilda on Saturday to take on Greenock Wanderers in the quarter final of the Scottish Hydro National Shield. Their hosts are on a high having been confirmed as National Division 2 champions and having dispatched National 1 Livingston in the previous round.

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

    Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

    Meet at Clubhouse at 11am for a 2.30 KO

    Transport: Cars

    ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO GREENOCK WANDERERS 2NDS IN LEAGUE

    Annan 2nds have a re-arranged fixture on Saturday against Greenock Wanderers in Scottish Reserve League West 1 at Violetbank.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, G Brown, J Tweedie, R Fulton, D Dunlop, M Carpenter, C Hay, G Forrest, A Carlyle, S McKenzie, G Williamson, W Gray, G Smith, P Schooler Replacements: M Mannel, D Hamilton, I McArthur-Blair

    Meet at Violetbank @1.45pm for a 3pm KO


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    20TH MARCH 2010

    ANNAN LOSE IN THE CAPITAL

    The 1sts are beaten by RHC 39-10. Annans cause was not helped by some strange decisions on the pitch (since when is a held up "try" a try........) But RHC never looked liked losing this one.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Match Photos
    Leading Point Scorers
    Langholm 7 v Dalziel 45
    East Kilbride 3 v Whitecraigs 37
    Ellon 49 v Livingston 22

    THE 2NDS ARE BEATEN

    The 2nds lost 67-7 to Dumfries.

    Match Report


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    20TH MARCH 2010

    ANNAN 1STS TRAVEL TO THE CAPITAL

    This weekend sees both Annanís senior teams playing re-arranged league matches. Annan 1sts travel to the Capital to take on RHC Cougars at Barnton. In the home match in September Annan were defeated 11 Ė 29 but played reasonably well and since then have improved. Their hosts currently sit 7th in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro Leagues.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Crombie, K Watret, J Nelson (C), C Bell, S Haren, Graham Smith, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones, R Dunlop, D Barnes, M Carpenter

    Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson

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

    Transport: Bus

    THE 2NDS ARE AT HOME

    Annan 2nds are at home in the league to local rivals Dumfries who sit at the other end of the league from Annan and soundly trounced Annan earlier on in the season at Park Farm.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, C Hay, C Nicholson, G Hogg, R Fulton, I Thorburn, J Davies, G Forrest, Graeme Smith, K Graham, W Gray, G Nicholson, P Schooler, G Brown, W Harrison, J Harrison, P Carruthers, C Aird, A Yates M Mannel A Carlyle

    Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour.

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


    QUARTER FINAL DRAW
    16TH MARCH 2010

    ANNAN DRAW GREENOCK WANDERERS IN THE SHIELD

    Game to played on the 27th March 2010.

    Berwick v Whitecraigs
    Greenock Wands v Annan
    Glasgow Accies v Dalziel
    Ellon RFC v (Linlithgow or Lasswade)


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    13TH MARCH 2010

    ANNAN KEEP THE MURRAYFIELD DREAM ALIVE

    The 1sts beat Kilmarnock to move into the quarter finals of the SRU Shield. Nice one!

    1st XV Updates Other Shield Scores
    Match Report
    Match Photos
    Video Highlights
    Leading Point Scorers
    Glasgow Accies 23 v RHC 10
    Livingston 22 v Greenock Wands 33
    Allan Glen's 10 v Ellon 29
    Whitecraigs 70 v Aberdeenshire 5
    Gordonians v Dalziel - Dalziel awarded win
    Linlithgow v Lasswade - Postponed

    THE 2NDS ARE WELL BEATEN

    The 2nds go down 46-0 to Garnock.

    Match Report


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    13TH MARCH 2010

    ANNAN IN SHIELD ACTION AT VIOLETBANK

    Annan have a break from national league rugby this weekend at Violetbank where they entertain Kilmarnock in Round 2 of the Scottish Hydro National Shield Competition. Kilmarnock currently play in Division 2 of the National Leagues where they lie in 4th place. Annan last played their guests in season 2006/07 when the won both games.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, A Jackson, J Nelson (C), B Blower, C Bell, E Braid, G Smith, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, D Wyllie, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: J Crombie, S Haren, R Dunlop, K Watret

    Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

    Meet at Violetbank at 1.15pm for a 2.30pm KO

    ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO GARNOCK IN LEAGUE

    Annan 2nds travel to Beith on Saturday in a re-arranged fixture in Division 1 West on the Scottish Reserve leagues.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, G Brown, C Nicholson, J Turnbull, J Davies, I Thorburn, D Barnes, G Forrest, M Carpenter, A Yates, C Hay, W Gray, Graeme Smith, P Schooler Replacements: D Hamilton, W Harrison, M Mannel

    Match Reps: N Chalmers, AN Other

    Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 3pm KO


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    6TH MARCH 2010

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO LIVINGSTON IN LEAGUE

    STOP PRESS: Game is postponed as Livingstons pitch is frozen.

    Annan travel to Almond Park on Saturday to take on Livingston in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro National Leagues. Annan had their first league win on 7th November against their hosts winning 17 Ė 3 at the Everholm. They will be looking to do the double on Saturday.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Crombie, B Blower, J Nelson (C), C Bell, E Braid, Graham Smith, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones Replacements: K Watret, R Dunlop, G Lynch, C Muir

    Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson

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

    Transport: Bus

    ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO KILMARNOCK IN LEAGUE

    Annan 2nds are at home to Kilmarnock in Division 1 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues at Violetbank.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, A Jackson, G Hogg, C Nicholson, D Barnes, I Thorburn, D Bell, G Forrest, A Carlyle, Graeme Smith, E Currie, C Hay, G Williamson, P Schooler. Replacements: D Hamilton, S McKenzie, W Gray, A Yates, G Brown, M Mannwl, J Davies

    Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

    Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

    ANNAN TIGERS U15/U16 10-ASIDE TOURNAMENT AT VIOLETBANK ON SUNDAY

    This Sunday 7th March Annan Tigers are hosting a 10 aside tournament at Violetbank involving teams from Carrick, Langholm, Newton Stewart and Lymm a touring team from Cheshire. The tournament starts at 11am and all players are requested to be at Violetbank for 10am.

    The tournament is being run as a festival and all squad players will be playing at some point during the tournament. The last game will finish at 1pm and all players are invited to the Annan RFC clubhouse for after match refreshments. All parents/guardians and families are invited to come along to the clubhouse after the game. Admission is free to the tournament and the festival is being sponsored by ENERGYSOLUTIONS.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    27TH FEBRUARY 2010

    ANNAN KEEP THE FIGHT GOING

    The 1sts beat local rivals Langholm and keep up their slim chances of avoiding relegation. The final score was 9-6 but Annan were worthy winners.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 scores
    Match Report
    Leading Point Scorers
    All games off bar Annan's

    THE 2NDS....

    ....


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    27TH FEBRUARY 2010

    ANNAN AT HOME TO LOCAL RIVALS LANGHOLM AT VIOLETBANK

    Annan were left without a game last Saturday when both the 1st XV game at Violetbank against unbeaten league leaders Dalziel and the 2nd XV game at Garnock fell foul of the weather with the pitches frozen.

    This Saturday sees Annan take on Langholm in a re-arranged Division 1 fixture in the Scottish Hydro National Leagues at Violetbank. This game was originally scheduled for 9th January. With both teams in relegation territory a closely fought game is anticipated. Annan have scrum half Scott McCann back from injury but are still without hooker Sean Haren who is on Glasgow U18 duty.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, A Jackson, B Blower, J Nelson, C Bell, E Braid, Graham Smith, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones Replacements: K Watret, R Dunlop, G Lynch

    Match Reps: I Gilmour, E Beattie

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

    ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO GHK AT OLD ANNISLAND

    Annan 2nd XV travel to Glasgow to take on GHK 2nds who currently sit in 2nd place in Division 4 West of the Scottish Reserve leagues in a re-arranged fixture.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad; from J Crombie, L Ogilvie, G Brown, C Nicholson, M Carpenter, C Hay, D Barnes, J Davies, G Forrest, A Carlyle, S Mackenzie, C Muir, Graeme Smith, W Gray, P Schooler, M Mannell, E Currie, G Hogg, D Ryan, A Halliday, N Halliday, J Harrison, R Gracie

    Match Reps: N Chalmers

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

    Transport: Bus


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    20TH FEBRUARY 2010

    STOP PRESS: Both game are postponed as Violetbank and Garnocks pitches are frozen.

    BACK TO LEAGUE BUSINESS AS ANNAN TAKE ON LEAGUE LEADERS AT VIOLETBANK

    Annan get back to league business in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro National Leagues this Saturday when they meet the league leaders Dalziel at Violetbank. Dalziel, the only unbeaten team in the National Leagues, will prove a stern test for the home side. In the away fixture Annan put up a battling first half performance (0-0) but leaked seven tries in the second half. On their home turf Annan will be hoping to improve on that performance. Annan are without hooker Sean Haren who is playing for Glasgow U18 and scrum half Scott McCann who is injured.

    Annan 1st XV: C Warrick, S Wyllie, A Jackson, J Nelson, B Blower, C Bell, E Braid, Graham Smith, G Lynch, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones Replacements: R Dunlop, K Watret, C Muir

    Match Reps: E Beattie, A Robertson

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

    ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO GARNOCK IN LEAGUE

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: C Hay, I Thorburn, C Nicholson, L Ogilvie, G Hogg, M Carpenter, M Mannel, D Ryan, A Carlyle, Graeme Smith, K Graham, G Forrest, E Currie, J Crombie, D Barnes, P Schooler, W Gray, G Brown, W Henderson, S McKenzie, J Davies.

    Match Rep: N Chalmers

    Meet at Clubhouse at 11.15am for a 3.00pm KO


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    13TH FEBRUARY 2010

    ANNAN TAKE ON CREIGHTON

    With Scotland taking on Wales in the 6 Nations on Saturday Annan have a large contingent of players/supporters travelling to Cardiff so there are no 1st XV games this weekend however there is a game arranged, for those players not making the pilgrimage, against Creighton RFC from Carlisle at Violetbank.

    Annan Squad: from G Brown, L Ogilvie, C Hay, I Thorburn, R Dunlop, D Ryan, G Smith, J Davis, G Forrest, A Carlyle, G (Forrest) Smith, G Lynch, W Gray, A Jancey, P Schooler, S McKenzie, C Aird, C Warrick, J Crombie, S Haren, S Wyllie, D Wyllie, A Yates

    Meet at Violetbank - K.O. 14.00

    All players to contact club to ascertain K.O. time


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    6TH FEBRUARY 2010

    THE 1STS PIP NEWTON STEWART

    The 1sts beat Newton Stewart 23-20 in the 1st round of the SRU Shield.

    1st XV Updates Other Selected Scores
    Match Report
    Video Highlights
    Leading Point Scorers
    Langholm withdrew
    Dumfries were beat
    Stewartry was postponded

    THE 2NDS LOSE TO LENZIE

    The 2nds go down to Lenzie 8-5


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    6TH FEBRUARY 2010

    ANNAN HOST NEWTON STEWART IN 1ST ROUND OF THE SCOTTISH HYDRO NATIONAL SHIELD

    Annan have a break from league rugby this Saturday when they take on Division 2 side Newton Stewart in Round 1 of the Scottish Hydro National Shield at Violetbank. Newton Stewart are presently sitting 9th in Division 2 of the National Leagues.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, A Jackson, B Blower, J Nelson (C), C Bell, E Braid, G Smith, A Jancey, J Bigham, G Lynch, M Griffin, A Halliday, R Dunlop, K Jones Replacements: K Watret, C Muir, D Barnes

    Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

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

    ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO LENZIE 2NDS IN LEAGUE

    Annan's second XV play Lenzie seconds at Violetbank in the Scottish Reserve League West 1.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: G Brown, L Ogilvie, C Hay, I Thorburn, C Nicholson, N Bell, J Davies, W Henderson, G Forrest, A Carlyle, G Smith, E Currie, A Yates, P Schooler, K Graham Replacements: W Harrison, M Mannel, M Carpenter, W Gray, C Aird

    Match Reps: N Chalmers, AN Other

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

    Spectators please note that the 1st XV Shield game kicks off at 2.30pm and the 2nd XV league game at 3.00pm

    GLASGOW UNDER 18

    The Club congratulates club hooker Sean Haren who played for Glasgow under 18's against Scottish Exiles at Whitecraigs last week. Sean played the whole of the second half and acquitted himself very well. Glasgow turned a 7-6 deficit at half time into a 24-22 win with the last kick of the game.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    30TH JANUARY 2010

    ANNAN 1STS AND 2NDS AWAY TO WHITECRAIGS ON LEAGUE BUSINESS

    STOP PRESS: Both games as postponded as both pitches are frozen.

    On Saturday Annan's 1st and 2nd XVs travel to Newton Mearns to take on promotion contenders Whitecraigs who lie in second place in their respective leagues.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, A Jackson, J Nelson (C), B Blower, C Bell, D Barnes, E Braid, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, A Halliday, G Lynch, K Jones Replacements: K Watret, J Crombie, J Callaghan, R Dunlop

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, G Ogilvie, G Brown, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, W Henderson, J Davis, G Moffat, G Forrest, A Carlyle, W Gray, C Muir, E Currie, G Smith, P Schooler Replacements: M Mannel, K Fulton, N Bell, S McKenzie, C Aird

    Match Reps: TBC

    Meet at Clubhouse at 11.15am for 3pm KO


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    23RD JANUARY 2010

    THE 1STS GO DOWN TO ELLON

    The 1sts lost to Ellon 32-20.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Video Highlights
    Match Photos
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Edinburgh Uni 0 v East Kilbride 15
    Berwick 10 v Langholm 21
    Linlithgow 21 v RHC 10
    Dalzie 11 v Whitecraigs 6
    Livingston 23 v Murrayfield Wands 0

    THE 2NDS GAME ALSO LOSE

    The 2nd go down 38-7 to Helensburgh


    ELLON GAME MOVED TO THE EVERHOLM
    23RD JANUARY 2010

    Tomorrow's game against Ellon has been moved to the Everholm.

    Players are requested to change at Violetbank prior to the game and at the Everholm Pavilion after the game.


    SCOTT LITTLE PASSES AWAY
    19TH JANUARY 2010

    FOUNDER MEMBER DIES

    Annan Rugby Club are immensely saddened to report the death of founder member of the Club Scott Little who died on Tuesday. Scott had been involved with Annan RFC since its inception 40 years ago and had, indeed, been a stalwart of the Club - as a player, Captain, fixture secretary, committee member, referee and Vice-President and latterly as the "overseer" at Violetbank. Scott gave a lot, and meant a lot, to Annan Rugby Club. We shall be eternally grateful for that. The Club's thoughts are with Janette, Garry and Derry at this sad time.

    Scott Little

    Scott's funeral will be held on Thursday 28th January at 10.30am at the Watchhill Chapel of Rest Annan


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    23RD JANUARY 2010

    ANNAN WELCOME ELLON TO VIOLETBANK IN LEAGUE

    Weather permitting Annan's home fixture in the Scottish Hydro Electric Leagues Division 1 against Ellon should go ahead at Violetbank. Annan lost 39-6 at The Meadows in mid October but with the 1st XV's home form improving Annan will be looking to improving the score line on Saturday. Ellon are currently sitting in 3rd place in the league some 19 points behind 2nd placed Whitecraigs albeit with 2 games in hand so Annan have a difficult task in hand to gain some points.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, S Wyllie, A Jackson, J Nelson (C), B Blower, C Bell, D Barnes, E Braid, G Smith, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffen, A Halliday, D Wyllie, G Lynch, K Jones,

    Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, C Lake

    Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2.00pm KO

    ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO HELENSBURGH IN LEAGUE

    Annan 2nd XV travel to Helensburgh on Saturday in West 1 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues. Annan's only win of the season so far was against their hosts when the won 15 - 8 at Violetbank in early October.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, J Crombie, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, M Mannell, W Henderson, J Davis, C Aird, K Watret, R Dunlop, C Hay, Adam Halliday, P Schooler, G Smith (Forrest), R Copland, E Currie, G Williamson, A Carlyle, J Harrison

    Match Reps: N Chalmers

    Meet at Clubhouse at 11.00am


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    16TH JANUARY 2010

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO EAST KILBRIDE IN LEAGUE

    STOP PRESS: Game is postponed as East Kilbrides pitch is unplayable.

    Annan hope to resume their league campaign in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro Electric National Leagues on Saturday after a weather enforced layoff. Annan, along with most of Scottish rugby, have not played a game since 12th December. Annan played their hosts on Saturday at Violetbank in October and lost 27 - 7 and will be hoping to build on their improved performances to reverse the scoreline at Torrance House on Saturday.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, S Wyllie, A Jackson, J Crombie, J Nelson, R Dunlop, W Henderson, C Bell, D Barnes, E Braid, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffen, A Halliday, D Wyllie, G Lynch, K Jones.

    Match Reps: C McCann, I Gilmour

    Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2.00pm KO

    ANNAN 2ND XV AT HOME TO DUMFRIES IN LEAGUE

    STOP PRESS: Game is postponed as all pitches in Annan are unplayable.

    Annan's 2nd XV hopefully resume their league campaign on Saturday at Violetbank against top of the league Dumfries. Annan's second string have not played since the end of October. They were drubbed by Dumfries at Park Farm in October.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, G Brown, J Carlyle, M Mannel, C Nicholson, J Tweedie, I Thorburn, K Watret, J Davies, C Hay, N Halliday, G Forrest, A Carlyle, W Gray, Adam Halliday, E Currie, A Rae, G Smith (forrest), P Schoolar, C Hay, J Harrison.

    Match Reps: TBC

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


    WEATHER WIPES OUT THE RUGBY
    9TH JANUARY 2010

    ANNAN V LANGHOLM

    As the extreme weather conditions appear to be predicted to continue for some time the hugely anticipated local derby between Annan and Langholm scheduled to take place this Saturday has been cancelled as there are no pitches available to play the game in the area.

    Annan's coach Paul Buckley has arranged a training session which will replace the game - details to be confirmed. Players should keep in touch through training on Thursday and the website.

    YOUTH SECTION

    Due extreme weather conditions the training for the Youth section has been cancelled until further notice. Parents and players will be updated of the situation via this newspaper column and the club webpage (annanrfc.com).

    If you require further information please contact one of the Youth team coaches.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    19TH DECEMBER 2009

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO CORSTORPHINE LOOKING FOR FIRST AWAY WIN

    STOP PRESS: Game is postponed as RHC's pitch is frozen.

    Annan travel to Edinburgh on Saturday to play RHC at Barnton. Annan were beaten 29 - 11 at home in September but with their encouraging results of late they will travel to the Capital with some renewed optimism of getting a result on the road.

    Annan 1at XV Squad: J Crombie, S Haren, J Nelson, G Hogg, B Blower, C Bell, D Barnes, E Braid, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones, E Currie, K Watret, R Dunlop.

    Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

    Meet at Clubhouse at 10.15am for a 2.00pm K.O.

    ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO GHK

    STOP PRESS: Game is postponed as GHK's pitch is frozen.

    Annan 2nds travel to Glasgow on Saturday to take on GHK at Old Annisland. <[> Annan 2nd XV Squad: N Halliday, J Davis, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, G Williamson, C Hay, M Manning, D Ryan, W Henderson, J Turnbull, S Wyllie, G Forrest, G Smith, Adam Halliday, W Harrison, R Copland, W Gray, P Schooler.

    Match Reps: TBC

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


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    12TH DECEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS GET ANOTHER WIN

    The 1sts claim their 3rd home win of the season with a hard fought victory over Murrayfield Wanderers. All of Annan points coming from Alex Halliday (1T, 1C, 1P). Annan win 10-5. Nice!

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Edinburgh Uni 16 v Linlithgow 22
    Ellon P v East Kilbride P
    Whitecraigs 43 v Langholm 3
    Dalziel 31 v RHC 3
    Livingston 13 v Berwick 18

    THE 2NDS GAME WAS OFF

    Annan 2nd XV game against Kilmarnock at Violetbank had to be postponed as no referee was available.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    12TH DECEMBER 2009

    BOTH TEAMS AT VIOLETBANK

    Two games are scheduled for Violetbank. The first XV take on Murrayfield Wanderers, hoping to make it three home wins in a row and the 2nd XV have Kilmarnock as visitors. Both matches kick off at 2pm, with the National Division One match being sponsored by Billy Henderson.

    Both squads should meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm

    1st XV v Murrayfield Wanderers - C Warrick, A Jackson, S Haren, J Crombie, G Hogg, J Nelson, K Watret, E Braid, D Barnes, C Bell, G Smith, B Blower, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, D Wyllie, M Griffin, A Halliday, K Jones, E Currie, G Lynch.

    2nd XV v Kilmarnock - D Ryan, J Turnbull, J Crombie, R Gracie, C Hay, K Watret, C Nicholson, J Davies, J Tweedie, N Halliday, M Mannall, R Dunlop, G Forrest, W Gray, Adam Halliday, K Graham, P Schoolar, G Smith, J Harrison, J Crowther


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    5TH DECEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS GO DOWN TO LINLITHGOW

    The 1sts lost to Linlithgow 39-10 in their latest league game.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Berwick 20 v Edinburgh Uni 34
    Murrayfield Wan 10 v Dalziel 43
    RHC P v Whitecraigs P
    Langholm 14 v Ellon 0
    East Kilbride 15 v Livingston 6

    THE 2NDS GAME CALLED OFF

    The 2nds game against Greenock Wanderers was postponed.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    5TH DECEMBER 2009

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO LINLITHGOW

    Annan travel to Mains Park on Saturday to take on their return fixture against Linlithgow. Linlithgow demolished Annan earlier in the season with a 6 try to 1 defeat at Violetbank.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, A Jackson, G Hogg, J Nelson (C), C Bell, D Barnes, E Braid, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffin, A Halliday, D Wyllie, K Jones Replacements: J Crombie, B Blower, R Dunlop, E Currie

    Match Reps: D Barty, E Beattie

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

    ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO GREENOCK WANDERERS

    STOP PRESS: Game is postponed. All pitches (Violetbank and Everholm) - waterlogged.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: from G Smith (Smithy), G Smith, N Halliday, D Ryan, K Watret, M Mannel, C Nicholson, J Davis, C Hay, J Tweedie, G Brown, W Henderson, G Forrest, G Lynch, K Graham, Adam Halliday, W Gray, P Schooler

    Match Reps: I Gilmour, N Chalmers

    Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2.00 KO.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    28TH NOVEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS BEAT BERWICK

    The 1sts claimed their 2nd league win of the seaon with a 16-3 victory over Berwick. A game played at the Everholm again as Violebank was waterlogged but Annan never looked liked losing this game against a team who perhaps expected an easier game.

    The Annan points coming from the boot of Alex Halliday (3P, 1C) and an Andrew Jancey Try.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Match Photos
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    East Kilbride 34 v Langholm 7
    Ellon 27 v RHC 3
    Whitecraigs 37 v Murrayfield Wand 12
    Dalziel 14 v Linlithgow 6
    Livingston 29 v Edinburgh Uni 13

    THE 2NDS GAME CALLED OFF

    The 2nds game against Irvine was postponed.


    ANNAN RFC CLUB STEWARD RETIRES

    Annan RFC's clubhouse steward Donald 'Tich' Watson retired at the end of October after 20+ years running the clubhouse. Donald was much more than a club steward and was also one of the founder members of the Annan club.

    The Club are organising a presentation to Donald and anyone wishing to contribute should do so either by handing their donation to Ian Gilmour, or by leaving it in an envelope at the Club. Any cheques to be made payable to Annan RFC. There is no date set yet for the presentation, but donations are requested by 6 Dec.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    28TH NOVEMBER 2009

    STOP PRESS: Today's game v Berwick will be played on the Everholm pitch.

    ANNAN TAKE ON BERWICK AT VIOLETBANK

    Annan re-start their campaign to stave off relegation in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro National Leagues with a home game against Berwick at Violetbank on Saturday. Annan lost their away game at Scremerston in September and lost 34 - 0. Annan will be hoping to overturn that reversal this week.

    Annan 1st XV squad from: C Warrick, R Gracie, J Crombie, J Gilmour, J Nelson (Capt), G Hogg, K Watret, R Dunlop, C Bell, D Barnes, E Braid, G Smith, S McCann, J Bigham, A Jancey, M Griffen, A Halliday, D Wyllie, E Currie, K Jones.

    Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson

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

    ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO IRVINE IN LEAGUE

    Annan's 2nd XV travel to Marress on Saturday in Division West 1 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues. The home fixture in September ended in a 15 all draw.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: to be confirmed after training on Thursday evening. All available players are requested to contact their captain re availability as soon as possible.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    21ST/22ND NOVEMBER 2009

    2NDS AT CREIGHTON IN A FRIENDLY

    Annan 1sts have a break from league rugby this weekend with Scotland taking on Australia at Murrayfield in the Autumn International Series. Annan 2nds do, however, have a friendly against old Cumbrian friends Creighton from Carlisle who now play at Sycamore Lane, Parkland.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: from D Ryan, J Crombie, S Haren, G Brown, R Dunlop, C Nicholson, W Henderson, C Hay, N Halliday, W Gray, A Yates, G Forrest, J Bigham, A Rae, E Currie, Adam Halliday, A Carlyle, G Lynch, J Harrison, W Harrison, P Schoolar, Alex Halliday, A Jancey, G Smith (not Smithy) S Broach.

    Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 2.00pm kick off.

    Transport: Cars

    UNDER 16 TRAVEL TO NEWTON STEWART IN U16 LEAGUE

    Annan U16s travel down the A75 on Sunday to play their counterparts from Newton Stewart in the SRU West U16 Div 2 South leagues. All players meet at the Clubhouse at 11.30am.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    14TH NOVEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS BATTLE WITH EDINBURGH UNI

    The 1sts go down to Edinburgh Uni. Annan were in the game at half time only being 7-3 down and playing well but 4 Edinburgh tries in the 2nd half killed off the game. Final score 29-6

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Berwick 10 v Dalziel 11
    Linlithgow 3 v Whitecraigs 25
    Murrayfield Wan 26 v Ellon 36
    RHC 6 v East Kilbride 5
    Langholm P v Livingston P


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    14TH NOVEMBER 2009

    ANNAN OFF TO CAPITAL TO TAKE ON EDINBURGH UNI

    Annan travel to Edinburgh on Saturday at the start of the second half of the season to take on Edinburgh Uni at Peffermill Playing Fields with a 12 noon K.O. After shocking Annan at the opening game of the season with a comprehensive 35-6 win at Violetbank Annan will be out to reverse the result at Peffermill.

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

    Match Reps: D Barty, E Beattie, C McCann

    Meet Clubhouse 08:45hrs for 09:00hrs departure for a 12 noon KO.

    ANNAN 2ND XV LOOKING FOR FIXTURE

    Annan 2nds are actively looking for a fixture for the coming Saturday. 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, S Wyllie, J Turnbull, G Brown, R Dunlop, C Nicholson, W Henderson, C Hay, N Halliday, G Forrest, J Bigham, A Yates, A Rae, J Harrison, Adam Halliday, A Carlyle, G Smith, W Harrison, J Tweedie, S Broach, P Schoolar..

    All players to contact respective Captains re: availability ASAP.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    7TH NOVEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS FINALLY WIN

    Its been a long time coming but the 1sts finally win. They beat Livingston at a rain-swept Everholm. The Annan points coming from a penalty try, Scott McCann (1T, 1C) and Callum Bell (T). Well done lads.

    Alas there will be no video highlights of the game due to the change in pitch and the terrible weather.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Match Photos
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    RHC 5 v Langholm 3
    Murrayfield Wan 16 v East Kilbride 15
    Linlithgow 19 v Ellon 32
    Berwick 14 v Whitecraigs 32
    Edinburgh Uni 5 v Dalziel 29


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    7TH NOVEMBER 2009
    STOP PRESS

    Today's game v Livingston will be played on the Everholm pitch.
    Team will meet at Violetbank for 12:45pm then warm up on Everholm.
    Everholm facilities are available for use after the game.

    ANNAN AT HOME TO LIVINGSTON

    Annan welcome Livingston to Violetbank this Saturday in Division 1 of the Scottish Hydro National Leagues. The visitors were relegated from Premier 3 last season and are currently sitting in 8th place four places above Annan.

    Annan have played Livingston on several occasions over the years with their last encounter being on 24th February 2001 at Violetbank when Annan were victorious winning 9 5. The hosts will be hoping that they can repeat that victory on Saturday!

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, A Jackson, R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, E Braid, D Barnes, C Bell, G Smith, A Jancey, K Hogg, A Halliday, M Griffen, J Crowther, D Wyllie, S McCann, K Jones.

    Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson

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

    ANNANS 2ND XV

    Annan 2nds, with a three week break from league rugby, due to the autumn internationals are currently trying to arrange a fixture for Saturday. The Annan coaches have selected a squad and ask that all players contact the coaches who will finalise arrangements if a fixture is confirmed.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, S Wyllie, J Turnbull, J Crombie, G Brown, R Dunlop, C Nicholson, W Henderson, N Halliday, J Tweedie, G Forrest, J Bigham, W Gray, A Rae, E Currie, Adam Halliday, A Carlyle, A Yates, G Harrison, P Schooler

    ANNAN U16S HOST WIGTOWNSHIRE

    Annan U16s game against Stewartry last Sunday was cancelled. This Sunday Annan U16s are at home to Wigtownshire U16s at Violetbank with a 2.00pm K.O. All players to contact their coaches regarding availability and time of meeting.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    31ST OCTOBER 2009

    THE 1STS LOSE TO THE LEAGUE LEADERS

    The 1sts go down to league leaders Dalziel 45-0. It may have been 0-0 at half-time but I am not 100% sure as of yet.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Whitecraigs 25 v Edinburgh Uni 0
    Ellon 46 v Berwick 17
    East Kilbride 13 v Linlithgow 22
    Langholm 15 v Murrayfield Wan 22
    Livingston 26 v RHC 26

    THE 2NDS LOSE TO GARNOCK

    The 2nds go down heavily to Garnock 63-0 in their latest league game

    Match Report
    Match Photos


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    31ST OCTOBER 2009

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO MOTHERWELL TO TAKE ON THE LEAGUE LEADERS

    After playing second placed Whitecraigs Annan now have the daunting task of travelling up the M74 to take on undefeated league leaders Dalziel on their home patch at Dalziel Estate in Division 1 of the S.H.E National Leagues.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, A Jackson, G Hogg, K Watret, E Braid, D Barnes, J Nelson, A Jancey, A Halliday, E Currie, J Crowther, M Griffen, A Rae, K Jones Replacements from: R Gracie, J Gilmour, C Bell, R Dunlop, C Nicholson

    Match Reps: C McCann, D Barty

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

    ANNANS 2ND XV ARE AT HOME TO GARNOCK 2NDS

    Annans second string play host to Garnock 2nds at Violetbank in Scottish Reserve League West 1.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, J Turnbull, J Crombie, I Thorburn, G. Smith, N Bell, W Henderson, N Halliday, G Forrest, A Carlyle, W Gray, J Harrison, A Yates, Adam Halliday, P Schooler Replacements from: G Brown, J Tweedie, M Mannell, S McKenzie, S Broach, G Williamson, J Davies

    Match Reps: A Robertson, N Chalmers

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

    ANNAN U16S TRAVEL TO CASTLE DOUGLAS ON SUNDAY

    Annans U16 team travel to the Greenlaw on Sunday to play Stewartry U16s in a league match. All players to contact their coaches regarding availability and time of meeting.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    24TH OCTOBER 2009

    THE 1STS LOSE TO WHITECRAIGS

    The 1sts lose to Whitecraigs 40-18 in their latest Division 1 league game. Annan were actually in front for the 1st time this season when the score went to 11-10 but Whitecraigs ran out winners in the end.

    The Annan points came from Kevin Jones (2T), Alex Halliday (1C) and Scott McCann (2P)

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Video Highlights
    Match Photos
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Murrayfield Wan 14 v RHC 14
    Linlithgow 44 v Langholm 19
    Berwick 14 v East Kilbride 35
    Edinburgh Uni 11 v Ellon 31
    Livingston 13 v Dalziel 31

    THE 2NDS ALSO GO DOWN TO WHITECRAIGS

    Annan 2nd XV paid the price for an indifferent first half display against a well drilled Whitecraigs 2nd XV. Annan conceded 4 tries in the first 20 minutes and were only able to reply with 3 penalties from the boot of standoff Adam Carlyle in the first half.

    In the 2nd half the home side began to play some good rugby and to make inroads into the visitors half. Their efforts were rewarded when from a ruck within the visitors 22 veteran lock Tam Thorburn crashed over to score an unconverted try. The last word went to the visitors however who scored their final try at the death to take the final score to Annan 2nds 14 Whitecraigs 2nds 31.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    24TH OCTOBER 2009

    ANNAN FACE TOUGH TEST AT HOME TO WHITECRAIGS

    This Saturday at Violetbank Annan face a stern test when they take on promotion contenders Whitecraigs. The visitors currently sit in second place in the league with only one defeat so far in their league campaign in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Whitecraigs were promoted last season from Division 2 as Champions.

    Annan 1st Team Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, A Jackson, G Hogg, K Watret, C Bell, D Barnes, E Braid, J Nelson, A Jancey, A Halliday, J Crowther, M Griffen, D Wyllie, G Lynch, K Jones, J Gilmour, S McCann, J Callaghan, R Dunlop

    Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

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

    ANNAN 2NDS ALSO HOST WHITECRAIGS AT VIOLETBANK

    Annan 2nds also face a stern test this Saturday when they take on Whitecraigs 2nd XV who are sitting mid table in Scottish Reserve League West 1. The visitors are the only team to beat league leaders Dumfries so far this season so will be a tough match for Annan.

    Annan 2nd XV squad: D Ryan, J Turnbull, R Gracie, C Nicholson, J Tweedie, I Thorburn, G Williamson, N Bell, J Davies, N Halliday, W Henderson, G Brown, G Forrest, A Carlyle, A Yates, A Rae, C Hay, A Halliday, W Gray, S McKenzie, E Currie, J Harrison, W Harrison.

    Match Reps: J Mason, N Chalmers

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

    YOUTH RUGBY

    This Sunday Annan U16s travel to Maybole to take on Carrick in the U16 Bowl competition. KO 2pm. All players to contact their coaches regarding availability and time of meeting.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    17TH OCTOBER 2009

    THE 1STS GO DOWN TO ELLON

    The 1sts lose to Ellon 39-6 in their latest league game.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Murrayfield 41 v Livingston 14
    East Kilbride 54 v Edinburgh Uni 3
    Langholm 10 v Berwick 5
    RHC 17 v Linlithgow 18
    Whitecraigs 13 v Dalziel 16


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    17TH OCTOBER 2009

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO NORTH EAST

    This weekend Annan make their longest journey of the season in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues when they make the 490 mile round trip to take on Ellon. The home side are sitting mid table in the league and were relegated from Premier 3 last season. Annan who are still without a win this season will have a Herculean task on their hands to carve out a win at The Meadows where the home side are undefeated this season. On the positive side the last time the two sides met on Cup duty at The Meadows on 17th March 2007 Annan came away victorious with a last minute try by Kevin Jones edging the win at 27-28.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, J Nelson, K Watret, G Hogg, C Bell, E Braid, D Barnes, A Jancey, A Halliday, D Wyllie, M Griffen, J Crowther, G Lynch, K Jones, Replacements: C Nicholson, A.N. Other, A.N. Other

    Match Reps: TBC

    Meet at clubhouse at 5.30pm on Friday

    ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO LENZIE

    STOP PRESS: Game is postponed as Lenzie can not secure a referee.

    Annans second XV travel to Viewfield to take on Lenzie in West Division 1 of the Scottish Reserve leagues on Saturday.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Gracie, A Turnbull, G Brown, R Dunlop, J Tweedie, C Hay, J Davis, N Halliday, G Forrest, A Carlyle, A Yates, Adam Halliday, C Wilson, W Gray, P Schooler Replacements: TBC

    Match Reps: TBC

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

    ANNAN U16s AT HOME TO CARRICK

    Annan U16s host Carrick U16s at Violetbank on Sunday with a 2.00pm K.O. All players to meet at Violetbank 1pm.

    All players should confirm their availability for the game to Sean by Friday 16th.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    10TH OCTOBER 2009

    THE 1STS LOSE TO EAST KILBRIDE

    The 1sts go down to East Kilbride 27-7

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Video Highlights
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Linlithgow 25 v Murrayfield Wands. 49
    Berwick 18 v RHC 20
    Edinburgh Uni 45 v Langholm 0
    Dalziel 46 v Ellon 8
    Livingston 6 v Whitecraigs 43

    THE 2NDS ARE WELL BEATEN

    Annans 2nd XV were totally outclassed at Park Farm on Saturday by a well drilled, fit and talented home outfit in this West 1 Scottish Reserve League fixture. Annan, who with the benefit of a couple of experienced players in the mix of youngsters held out with some desperate defence for 15 minutes when the home side scored and this opened the floodgates as tries were scored at regular intervals thereafter with 57 points being scored by the home side in each half. To Annans credit the young team gave their all for 80 minutes with veteran Billy Henderson, who led from the front for the entire match, fitness and commitment exemplary throughout the game.

    Division 4 West Table
    Leading Point Scorers


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    10TH OCTOBER 2009

    ANNAN WELCOME EAST KILBRIDE TO VIOLETBANK

    Annan, still without any league points in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues, welcome 3rd bottom East Kilbride to Violetbank. Annan will be hoping to bounce back from last Saturdays disappointing performance at Langholm. This fixture could be make or break for Annan as after East Kilbride they will have played all of the teams in the bottom half of the league and the next few weeks sees them play the top 5 teams.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, J Gilmour, K Watret, R Dunlop, C Bell, J Nelson, G Smith, A Jancey, A Halliday, E Currie, M Griffen, D Wyllie, G Lynch, K Jones, E Braid, G Hogg, A Jackson, A Rae

    Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, C Lake

    Meet Violetbank at 1:45pm for 3pm K.O.

    ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO PARK FARM

    Annan 2nds travel to Park Farm on Saturday in Scottish Reserve League West 1 to take on local rivals Dumfries.

    2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, J Turnbull, R Gracie, C Nicholson, G Williamson, C Hay, J Davies, W Henderson, G Forrest, A Carlyle, A Yates, J Harrison, Adam Halliday, C Wilson, P Schoolar, S Broach, W Gray.

    Match Reps: N Chalmers,

    Meet at Clubhouse at 1:00pm for 3pm K.O.

    YOUTH RUGBY

    All Annan U16 players please note that the U16's have no game on Sunday 11th October and also there will be no training for youth section on Tuesday 13th Oct due to unavailability of coaches.

    The next game for U16's is Sunday 18th October at Violetbank against Carrick. With a 2pm KO All players to meet at Violetbank 1pm.

    All players should confirm their availability for the game to Sean by Friday 16th.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    3RD OCTOBER 2009

    THE 1STS LOSE THE DERBY

    The 1sts poor start to the season continue as they go down 41 v 8 to local rivals Langholm.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    RHC 38 v Edinburgh Uni 31
    Murrayfield Wan 31 v Berwick 7
    Ellon 7 v Whitecraigs 7
    East Kilbride 6 v Dalziel 22
    Linlithgow 24 v Livingston 12

    THE 2NDS WIN

    The 2nds win 15-8 against Helensburgh.

    Match Report
    Match Photos
    Division 4 West Table
    Leading Point Scorers


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    3RD OCTOBER 2009

    BASEMENT BATTLE AT MILNTOWN

    Annan travel to Milntown on Saturday to take on local rivals Langholm in the basement battle in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Langholm like Annan have suffered a painful opening to their league campaigns with both sides still looking for their first win of the season. The Annan coaches will be looking for another improved performance from their charges after last Saturdays encouraging performance against RHC at Violetbank. Langholm, who had a heavy defeat at Dalziel last week will be looking to bounce back and are always much stronger at home than away so Annan will have to be on form to get a win.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, J Gilmour, K Watret, J Nelson, R Dunlop, D Barnes, G Smith, E Braid, G Hogg, A Jancey, A Halliday, D Wyllie, M Griffen, J Crowther, G Lynch, K Jones, J Bigham

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

    Match Reps: to be confirmed

    ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO HELENSBURGH

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, A Jackson, G Brown, C Nicholson, W Henderson, C Bell, J Davies, N Bell, N Halliday, G Forrest, A Carlyle, A Yates, A Rae, C Wilson, Adam Halliday, D Copland, P Schooler, J Tweedie, J Turnbull.

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

    Match Reps: to be confirmed


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    26TH SEPTEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS LOSE TO TO RHC

    The 1sts lost to RHC 29-11. Again it was an improved performance and at half time Annan were only 11-5 down but some slack defending in the 2nd half handed RHC the victory.

    Annan take on Langholm next week who may still be in shock from the 76-0 humping they took today.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Match Photos
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Berwick 24 v Linlithgow 17
    Edinburgh Uni 20 v Murrayfield Wands 20
    Dalziel 76 v Langholm 0
    Whitecraigs 23 v East Kilbride 11
    Livingston 34 v Ellon 20

    THE 2NDS GO DOWN TO GHK

    Annans 2nd XV were comprehensively beaten by a well drilled and competent GHK XV and whilst the home side battled well in the forwards they were undone in the backs. The visiting back division were able to slice through the Annan defences at will scoring freely throughout the full 80 minutes.

    Although Annan were well served by the large squad who turned up for the match - it was at home! - the match did show that there is no substitute for fitness and teamwork which can only be obtained by turning up at training. Annans only points came from a penalty ably converted by No 8 Neil Halliday.

    Division 4 West Table
    Leading Point Scorers


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    26TH/27TH SEPTEMBER 2009

    ANNAN AT HOME TO ROYAL HIGH CORSTORPHINE

    With four straight losses Annan will be hoping to get a win against the 3rd bottom side in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues on Saturday when they welcome RHC to Violetbank. Annan won their home game and lost away last season.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, J Gilmour, J Nelson, K Watret, M Carpenter, D Barnes, G Smith, A Jancey, A Halliday, E Currie, M Griffen, D Wyllie, J Crowther, J Bigham, G Lynch, R Dunlop, R Gracie.

    Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann, C Lake

    Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for 3pm KO.

    ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO GHK AT VIOLETBANK

    Annan second string have a stiff test on Saturday when they take on 2nd top team GHK in the Scottish Reserve League West 1 at Violetbank.

    Annan 2nd XV squad: D Ryan, C Bell, A Jackson, G Hogg, I Thorburn, W Henderson, J Davies, N Halliday, G Forrest, A Carlyle, A Yates, A Rae, C Hay, Adam Halliday, D Copland, C Wilson, J Wyllie, P Carruthers, C Nicholson, L Ogilvie, P Schoolar.

    Match Reps: N Chalmers, J Mason

    Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for 3pm KO.

    ANNAN TIGERS AT HOME TO MARR

    The Tigers nexgame is at home this Sunday 27th Sept against Marr. KO is 2pm. Players to meet at Violetbank at 1pm.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    19TH SEPTEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS LOSE TO MURRAYFIELD

    The 1sts go down again, this time to Murrayfield Wanderers 35-8. The Annan points coming from a 2nd half Ewan Currie try and a penalty from Alex Halliday.

    Although defeated it was a much improved Annan performance who were still in the game at half-time (11-0). Alas there was another injury to add to the extensive list as Jonny Callaghan dislocated his shoulder.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Linlithgow 23 v Edinburgh Uni 8
    East Kilbride 15 v Ellon 22
    Langholm 18 v Whitecraigs 34
    RHC 15 v Dalziel 23

    THE 2NDS GO DOWN TO KILMARNOCK

    The 2nds also go down - 60-7 to a strong Kilmarnock side.

    Match Report
    Division 4 West Table
    Leading Point Scorers


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    19TH/20TH SEPTEMBER 2009

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO THE CAPITAL TO TAKE ON MURRAYFIELD WANDERERS

    Annan travel to Edinburgh on Saturday to take on fellow strugglers Murrayfield Wanderers in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Their hosts have also had a difficult start to their league campaign losing all three of their opening games and sit second bottom on zero points. Although Annans injury woes continue with flanker Euan Braid side lined last weekend with a leg injury there is some good news for the beleaguered club with full back Kevin Jones making his comeback after being injured in the Violetbank Tournament in August.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Haren, J Nelson, K Watret, M Carpenter, D Barnes, E Braid, G. Smith, A Jancey, G Lynch, E Currie, M Griffen, J Callaghan, D Wyllie, A Halliday, R Gracie, K Jones, R Dunlop.

    Match Reps: C McCann, E.Beattie

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

    ANNAN 2ND XV TRAVEL TO KILMARNOCK

    Annans 2nd XV travel to Bellsland on Saturday to play Kilmarnock 2nds in the Scottish Reserve League Division 1 West.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, C Bell, J Gilmour, C Nicholson, W Henderson, C Hay, J Davies, N Halliday, G Forrest, A Carlyle, J Bigham, A Rae, K Graham, Adam Halliday, D Copland, J Tweedie, W Harrison, A Yates, P Schoolar, J Wyllie, C Wilson, E Carroll.

    Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

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

    ANNAN U16s AWAY TO MARR IN CUP ACTION

    This weeks game sees the U16's in Cup action against league leaders Marr at Troon.

    Bus leaves club at 11am. All players should confirm their availability to the Coaches by Friday.

    Next League is on 27th Sept at Home against Marr.

    NOTICE TO ALL YOUTH PLAYERS & PARENTS

    The Youth Section for P5 P7 age groups train on Tuesday at 7pm at Violetbank. The Youth Section for S1 S2 age groups are training on Tuesday at 7pm at Violetbank.

    If you have some free time on a Tuesday evening Parents/Guardians ex-players and Friends of Annan RFC are welcome assist as coaches. Previous experience of rugby is not required as the Youth Coaches will set out the training programme so you will not be Left to it.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    12TH SEPTEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS LOSE TO LINLITHGOW

    The 1sts score their first try of the sesaon (through Alex Halliday) but it was not enough to avoid their 3rd straight league defeat of the season as they went down 44-7 to Linlithgow.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    Match Photos
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Edinburgh Uni 21 v Berwick 8
    Dalziel 36 v Murrayfield Wands. 0
    Whitecraigs 15 v RHC 6
    Ellon 43 v Langholm 13
    Livingston 30 v East Kilbride 3

    THE 2NDS GAME WAS OFF

    The 2nds game against Greenock Wanderers was cancelled as Annan could, sadly, only raise 9 players for the game.


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    12TH/13TH SEPTEMBER 2009

    ANNAN WELCOME LINLITHGOW TO VIOLETBANK

    Annan take on Linlithgow this Saturday at Violetbank in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues. Linlithgow were promoted from Division 2 as runners up last season. Annan have played their visitors several times in the past the last time being in 2007 at Violetbank when Annan ran out winners winning 25-14.

    After a disappointing start to the season, sitting bottom of the league without a point after two games, Annan will be looking to winning their first game and give their supporters something to shout about. The Annan selectors have not had their problems to seek in the last few weeks with several players sustaining injuries, one or two unfortunately long term, with Keith Hogg (cracked shoulder blade) and Ray Fulton (broken ribs) to name but two.

    Annan 1st XV squad: J. Nelson, R Dunlop, K Watret, S Haren, C Warrick, D Barnes, E Braid, M Carpenter, C Nicholson, P Carruthers, G Lynch, A Jancey, E Currie, M Griffen, D Wyllie, A Halliday, J Callaghan, J Crowther.

    Match Reps: A Robertson, C McCann, C Lake

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

    ANNAN 2NDS AWAY AT FORT MATILDA

    Annans 2nd XV travel to play Greenock Wanderers 2nd XV in their first away game of the season and will be hoping to build on their hard fought draw against Irvine last Saturday.

    Annan 2nd XV squad: D Ryan, C Bell, W Henderson, I Thorburn, C Hay, L Ogilvie, J Davies, N Halliday, W Harrison, C Wilson, P Schoolar, G Forrest, J Bigham, D Copland, J Wyllie, G Williamson.

    Match Reps: J Mason, N Chalmers

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

    TIGERS START THEIR LEAGUE CAMPAIGN

    Annan Tigers start their league campaign in Division 2A of the West of Scotland Leagues on Sunday 13th September against Ardrossan U16s at Violetbank

    KO 2pm Meet Violetbank @ 1pm


    ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION
    5TH SEPTEMBER 2009

    THE 1STS GO DOWN TO BERWICK

    The 1sts lost 34-0 to Berwick in their 2nd league game of the season.

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Langholm 3 v East Kilbride 10
    RHC P v Ellon P
    Murrayfield Wands 7 v Whitecraigs 21
    Linlithgow 13 v Dalziel 18
    Edinburgh Uni P v Livingston P

    THE 2NDS DRAW A GAME THEY SHOULD HAVE WON

    The 2nds draw 14-14 with Irvine in their first league game of the season. The Annan team contained 3 over 50's but still ran into a deserved 14-0 lead.

    Alas with 10 minutes to go Annan ran out steam and Irvine scored 2 late tries to snatch a draw. Unlucky lads

    The Annan points game from Neil 'Cash' Halliday (1T) and Graham Smith (1T, 2C)

    Match Report
    Match Photos
    Leading Point Scorers


    3 TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    5TH SEPTEMBER 2009

    ANNAN TRAVEL TO BERWICK IN LEAGUE

    Annan make their second longest journey in their league campaign with a trip to Scremerston to take on Berwick. Berwick had a back start to their league campaign like Annan losing away to Dalziel and will be looking to make amends on Saturday as will Annan following their poor performance at Violetbank.

    The Annan selectors have been forced to make some changes due to injury and unavailability with Kevin Jones still injured (hamstring) and Keith Hogg injured last Saturday (shoulder) although Ryan Gracie makes his comeback from injury and hooker Paul Carruthers available for front row duty.

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, P Carruthers, R Gracie, R Dunlop, C Nicholson, D Barnes, E Braid, J Nelson, A Jancey, G Lynch, E Currie, M Griffen, J Callaghan, S Wyllie, A Halliday, S Haren,

    Match Reps: E Beattie, C McCann

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

    ANNAN 2NDS START LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AT HOME TO IRVINE

    Annans 2nd XV start their league campaign at Violetbank on Saturday in the Scottish Reserve League West 1 against Irvine.

    Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, G Brown, L Ogilvie, W Henderson, J Tweedie, K Watret, J Davies, C Hay, R Copland, K Graham, N Halliday, I Thorburn, W Harrison, D Copland, A Rae, N Moffat, C Moffat, M Carpenter.

    Match Reps: A Robertson, A.N. Other

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

    ANNAN U16S AWAY TO CUMBERNAULD IN LEAGUE

    Annan U16 start their League campaign this Saturday in West Under 16 Division 2A with an away game against Cumbernauld.

    All players are requested to contact coaches regarding meeting times. K.O. 2.00pm.


    STUDENTS TOO MUCH FOR ANNAN
    29TH AUGUST 2009

    THE 1STS LOSE TO EDINBURGH UNI

    The 1sts lose to Edinburgh Uni 35-6 in their opening league game of the season. Not the best start to the league season. Onwards and upwards!

    1st XV Updates Other Division 1 Scores
    Match Report
    1st Division Table
    Leading Point Scorers
    Dalziel 29 v Berwick 0
    Whitecraigs 19 v Linlithgow 14
    Ellon 47 v Murrayfield Wands. 3
    East Kilbride 3 v RHC 3
    Livingston 47 v Langholm 25


    LEAGUE RUGBY RETURNS TO VIOLETBANK
    29TH AUGUST 2009

    THE 1STS TAKE ON THE STUDENTS

    This Saturday sees League rugby return to Violetbank when Annan welcome Edinburgh University in the first match in Division 1 of the S.H.E. National Leagues of the 2009-10 season. Annan do not have a particularly happy memories of last seasons encounters at home or away against the Uni boys losing both games.

    Annan President Don Bartys thoughts on the coming season remain upbeat despite last seasons dissapointments.

    "Last season was a bit of a disappointment, following our 3rd place finish the previous year. I know that the fitness levels of the players is high and they are all straining at the leash for the action to begin. The Violetbank Shield win last Saturday gives everyone a boost and it was great to see five youngsters being blooded in the tournament. Our coach, Paul Buckley, has worked hard with the players over the summer. Personally, I think that National One is our level at the moment and I would be looking for a mid-table finish. It's certainly a demanding league and there are huge challenges ahead. I'm looking for Annan to play an entertaining, expansive brand of rugby which will attract the spectators to Violetbank. Our playing pool could be bigger, but nothing would give me greater pleasure than for some of our very promising youngsters to break through into the first XV this season."

    Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, G Hogg, R Dunlop, M Carpenter, E Braid, G Smith, A Jancey, G Lynch, D Wyllie, K Hogg, M Griffen, A Carlyle, A Halliday, J Gilmour, E Currie, C Nicholson, K Watret, J Callaghan

    Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, C McCann

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


    ANNAN RETAIN THE VIOLETBANK SHIELD
    22ND AUGUST 2009

    LAST GASP DROP GOAL SEALS THE WIN

    Annan retained the Violetbank Shield with victory against Wigton 8-7 in the final.

    Annan beat Netherhall, Cambuslang and Penrith on their way to the final against Wigton. A last gasp drop goal from Keith Hogg gave Annan a narrow 8-7 win.

    The organisers would like to thank all the teams who participated but especially Dumfries who sent a team at short notice after Langholm pulled out at 12.00pm!

    Annan RFC - Violetbank Champions 09/10

    League A
    Annan 10 Netherhall 0
    Penrith 3 Cambuslang 0
    Penrith 5 Netherhall 21
    Annan 22 Cambuslang 7
    Cambuslang 0 Netherhall 0
    Annan 24 Penrith 5

    League B
    Stewartry 3 Upper Eden 17
    Stewartry 15 Wigton 19
    Upper Eden 21 Dumfries 0
    Upper Eden 5 Wigton 10
    Stewartry 0 Dumfries 19
    Wigton 17 Dumfries 12

    Match Report
    Match Photos


    TRIAL GAME AGAINST STEWARTRY
    20TH AUGUST 2009

    STOP PRESS: Annan win the trial game 12-7

    Annan have a rearranged trial game against Stewartry on Thursday evening. The trial is being played at Greenlaw with a 7pm K.O.

    Annan Squad: Forwards: C Warrick, C Bell, S Haren, P Carruthers, J Nelson, R Dunlop, C Nicholson, D Barnes, E Braid, M Carpenter, K Watret, G Smith, G Hogg.

    Backs: A Jancey, K Hogg, D Wyllie, M Griffen, J Callaghan, G Lynch, K Jones, C McCann, E Currie, J Crowther, G Forrest.

    Meet at Clubhouse at 5.30pm for 7pm K.O.


    VIOLETBANK 15-ASIDE TOURNAMENT
    22ND AUGUST 2009
    This Saturday sees the ninth annual 15-aside tournament for the Violetbank Shield. This year the lineout consists of eight teams and is a true cross border tournament with 4 teams from Scotland and 4 from England.

    The line up this year sees the hosts Annan welcome Cambuslang from National Division 2 of the S.H.E. National leagues, Langholm from Division 1 of the S.H.E. National leagues, Netherhall who play in the North Lancs/Cumbria Division 1, Penrith who play in National Division 3 (North), Stewartry who play in Division 2 of the S.H.E. National Leagues, Upper Eden who play in the North Lancs/Cumbria Division 1 and Wigton who also play in North Lancs/Cumbria Division 1.

    The tournament is played in two leagues with the winner of each league playing each other in the final.

    The draw for the tournament is as follows:

    LEAGUE A: Annan, Penrith, Cambuslang and Netherhall

    LEAGUE B: Stewartry, Wigton, Langholm and Upper Eden

    The gates open at 12 noon with admission 5 (afternoon and evening). Liquid refreshments will be supplied by Fast Eddies Bar and food supplied by Marys Barbecue which will available throughout the afternoon and the evening.

    Immediately after the presentation of the trophy to the winners the evening entertainment begins with music by More from Jim and Rosskos Disco.

    The first ties are scheduled to kick off at 12.30pm and feature Cambuslang v Netherhall (Pitch 1) and Annan v Penrith (Pitch 2)

    The Violetbank Tournament is sponsored by TN Trawlers and Murray Bell.

    Annan Squad for tournament: Forwards: C Warrick, C Bell, S Haren, P Carruthers, J Nelson, R Dunlop, C Nicholson, D Barnes, E Braid, M Carpenter, K Watret, G Smith, G Hogg, R Gracie.

    Backs: A Jancey, K Hogg, D Wyllie, M Griffen, J Callaghan, G Lynch, K Jones, C McCann, E Currie, J Crowther, G Forrest.

    Meet at Violetbank at 11.30am


    ANNAN RFC IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY
    15TH AUGUST 2009

    ANNAN TAKE ON STEWARTY AND TRAVEL TO THE MOFFAT 10'S

    GAME IS OFF - VIOLETBANK WATERLOGGED

    The trial match against Stewartry starts at 2pm on Saturday 15th. Admission is free. The Annan squad is to meet at Violetbank for 12.45pm

    The Annan squad is: J Nelson, J Gilmour, R Dunlop, G Hogg, C Bell, C Warrick, P Carruthers, E Braid, D Barnes, M Carpenter, C Nicholson, G Smith, R Gracie, A Jancey, D Wyllie, M Griffin, K Hogg, G Lynch, A Halliday, K Jones

    An Annan team is also taking part in the Moffat 10's. Meet Clubhouse at 10.15 am for a first match against Creighton at 12 noon

    The Annan squad is: E Currie, P Schoolar, C McCann, K Watret, C Hay, G Forrest, G Williamson, K Graham, R Copland, J Wyllie, P Anderson, M Anderson and E Smith


    ANNAN DRAW NEWTON STEWART IN THE SRU SHIELD
    20TH JULY 2009

    Annan take on Newton Stewart in the 1st round of the revamped SRU Shield. Ties are to played on the 6th February 2010

    Full Draw
    Annan v Newton Stewart
    (Winner of M1 Cambuslang or Livingston) v GHK
    Hawick Linden v Linlithgow
    Caithness v Whitecraigs
    Murrayfield Wanderers v (Winner of M4 Trinity Academicals or Forrester FP)
    Allan Glens v Waysiders Drumpellier
    Berwick v Hawick YM
    Langholm v Glasgow Academicals
    Gordonians v Stewartry
    Helensburgh v Kilmarnock
    East Kilbride v Aberdeenshire
    (Winner of M3 Preston Lodge FP or Dalziel) v Edinburgh University
    Lenzie v Greenock Wanderers
    RHC Cougars v Marr
    (Winner of M2 Lasswade or Highland) v Hillfoots
    Ross High v Ellon


    ANNAN OPEN AGAINST EDINBURGH UNI

    The 1sts open their 2009/2010 season at home against Edinburgh Univeristy on the 29th August.

    Annan lost twice last year to the students, failing to score a single point. This will be something the 1sts hope to change!

    Full List
    29/08/09: Annan v Edinburgh Uni
    05/09/09: Berwick v Annan
    12/09/09: Annan v Linlithgow
    19/09/09: Murrayfield Wands v Annan
    26/06/09: Annan v RHC
    03/10/09: Langholm v Annan
    10/10/09: Annan v East Kilbride
    17/10/09: Ellon v Annan
    24/10/09: Annan v Whitecraigs
    31/10/09: Dalziel v Annan
    07/11/09: Annan v Livingston
    14/11/09: Edinburgh Uni v Annan
    28/11/09: Annan v Berwick
    05/12/09: Linlithgow v Annan
    12/12/09: Annan v Murrayfield Wands
    19/12/09: RHC v Annan
    09/01/10: Annan v Langholm
    16/01/10: East Kilbride v Annan
    23/01/10: Annan v Ellon
    30/01/10: Whitecraigs v Annan
    20/02/10: Annan v Dalziel
    06/03/10: Livingston v Annan


    ANNAN TIGERS TAKE ON STEWARTRY
    24TH JUNE 2009
    The Tigers take on Stewartry on the evening of the 24th June. More info
    here


    ANNAN RFC AGM
    16TH JUNE 2009

    President Don Barty welcomed a healthy turnout to the clubs AGM held in the clubhouse at 17 Bank Street. He thanked all the coaches, committee members, bar staff and all other helpers who had given of their time and efforts over the season. The season on the playing side had not been helped due to the inability, over the season, to gain continuity on the field due in the main to the dreadful weather and player availability. Both senior sides had, despite some poor results, maintained their positions in the S.H.E. National League Division 1 and Division 4 (West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues respectively. It had been particularly heartening to see the Under 14 side up and running by the end of the season.

    In the coming season Annan will be celebrating their 40th season and it was intended to mark the occasion with events throughout the year. He also welcomed the fact that the club had as their main sponsor Magnox North on board for their 18th season. He closed his report with a call to arms for the coming season.

    Club Treasurer Lindsay Currie reported on the clubs finances, which despite some major outlays, mainly at Violetbank, were in a healthy position. He outlined the major developments planned for the coming season which included ongoing pitch improvements at Violetbank and clubhouse refurbishment and a major push for fundraising in the coming year.

    The following members were elected as Club office bearers for the 2009/10 season:

    Club President: Don Barty
    Club Vice President: Colin McCann
    Club Treasurer: Lindsay Currie
    Fixture Secretary: Brian Peat
    Referees Secretary: Ian Gilmour
    Ordinary Members: Billy Henderson, Neil Latimer, Norrie Galbraith, Rod Smith, James Mason, Colin Warrick, Marion Hamilton, Chris Lake.

    Club Captain: John Nelson
    Club Vice-Captain: Paul Carruthers
    2nd XV Captain: Keiron Watret
    2nd XV Vice-Captain: Stuart Wyllie

    The Club's longest serving President of 16 years Alan Robertson, who served as President from 1984 to 2000, having previously been a committee member, secretary and vice President of the club was proposed as an Honorary Club President for his work and commitment to the club over the past 33 years. Alan continues to act as the club's press officer and photographer and he along with his son Angus administer the clubs website.


    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


    You bored?? Why not read about all the "interesting stuff" from other seasons:

    2008-2009 / 2007-2008 / 2006-2007 / 2005-2006 / 2004-2005 / 2003-2004 / 2002-2003 / 2001-2002 / 2000-2001 / 1999-2000 / 1998-1999 / 1997-1998 / 1996-1997 / 1995-1996


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