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SENIORS V THE YOUTHS
6TH MAY 2012

ANNAN VETERANS TAKE ON ANNAN’S FUTURE AT VIOLETBANK

This Sunday Annan Veterans (AKA The Grizzlies) take on Annan Colts (AKA The Meerkats) at Violetbank with a 3pm KO. Everyone is welcome to see Annan RFC’s past take on Annan RFC’s future. It should be a highly entertaining afternoon. After the match all are invited to the clubhouse to partake of mince and tatties and some liquid refreshment followed by an evening of Bank Holiday karaoke and disco.


ANNAN RFC’S PRESENTATION NIGHT AT CLUB’S ANNUAL CEILIDH
28TH APRIL 2012

Annan RFC hosted their Annual Players Presentation Night at their Annual Ceilidh held in Annan Academy’s main hall with the music supplied by Two Left Feet.

The Award Winners were:

Youth Player of the Year: Kieran Warrick

Colt Player of the Year: Ryan Glass

Most Improved Player and Players Player of the Year: Ally Jackson

2nd XV Players’ Player of the Year: Bruce Jamieson

Player of the Year: Kevin Jones


YOUTH 10'S TOURNAMENT
29TH APRIL 2012

ANNAN HOST U14 AND U15 YOUTH TOURNAMENT AT VIOLETBANK

Annan RFC Youth Section host an Under 14 and Under 15 10-aside Youth Tournament this Sunday 29th April at Violetbank with ten clubs being represented. The Under 14 tournament is made up of teams from Annan, Dumfries A, Dumfries B, Newton Stewart, Stewartry, Langholm, Moffat, and Waysiders Drumpellier. The Under 15 tournament comprises teams from Annan, Dumfries, Ardrossan Accies, Stewartry, Cumnock, Ayr, Waysiders Drumpellier and Moffat.

Both age group tournaments are straight knockouts with the losers dropping down to a Bowl Tournament and the winners progressing, via semi-finals, to the Cup Final. First games commence at 11am with the final of the Cup Competition at 2.30pm with the Bowl Final at 2.45pm for both tournaments.

Annan’s youth coaches are looking for a big turnout of supporters to support the youth teams. There will be a barbeque and soft drinks available to purchase on the day. Entrance for U18s is free with adult admission £1.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
14TH APRIL 2012

ANNAN’S FIRST SEVENS OUTING OF THE SEASON

With Annan’s league season completed several weeks ago this Saturday sees Annan return to rugby action, albeit of the sevens variety, with an invite to the Hawick Linden 7s. The Linden 7s is played in two leagues of 4 teams with Annan being drawn with Hawick Quins, Berwick and Selkirk in Pool 1. Hawick Linden, Kelso, Penicuik and North Berwick making up Pool 2. Annan’s first tie is against Berwick at 1.06pm.

Annan 7’s Squad: C McCann, S Livingstone, J Bingham, S Harren, R Craig, G Smith, M Thompson, B Henderson, A Copland, J Callaghan, E Currie, S Wyllie

Meet at Clubhouse at 11am

Transport: Cars


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
25TH MARCH 2012

YOUTH RUGBY

Under 15s have league fixture at Violetbank this Sunday against Cumnock/Kilmarnock U15s with a 12.30 KO

Team from: Ryan Hetherington, Callum Smith, Drew Gough, Marek Borkowski, Robert Muir, Ieuan Keir, Rory Graham. Dawid Gniba, James Ronald, Declan Ferguson, Reece Chandler, Liam Jamieson, Harry Millar, Ainsley Stott, Logan Johnstone, Joe Pagan, Cairn Wallace, Mark Leesing, Conner Clark, Steven Clark, Oliver Wagners

S2 Squad travel to GHA (Glasgow) to take part in a S2 Tournament on Sunday. Bus leaves Clubhouse at 9.30am


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
10TH/11TH MARCH 2012

LAST LEAGUE GAME AGAINST PROMOTION CONTENDERS AT OLD ANNIESLAND

This Saturday Annan travel to Glasgow to take on West 1 promotion contenders GHK at Old Anniesland. Annan lost at Violetbank earlier in the season 14 – 28 and, while a big ask against GHK at home, will be looking to play an expansive game to glean something from the encounter.

Annan 1st XV Squad: R. Gracie, C Bell, C. Warrick, J. Nelson, K. Watret, A Jackson, S. Livingstone, M. Carpenter, A. Jancey, C. McCann, A. Copland, J Bigham, R Dunlop, B Jamieson, K. Jones,

Replacements: M Thompson, R Craig, G Smith

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon

Transport: Cars

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U15s at home on Sunday to Ardrossan U15s in league.

Annan U14s away on Sunday to Dumfries U14s in a friendly.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
3RD/4TH MARCH 2012

ANNAN’S LAST HOME LEAGUE GAME OF SEASON

This Saturday Annan welcome Irvine RFC to Violetbank in their last home league game of the season in Division West 1 of the RBS Regional Leagues. Irvine are currently in 3rd place in the league with one game to play but have missed out in the promotion stakes. Annan suffered one of their biggest defeats of the season at Marress in November when they lost 59-10. Annan will be looking to make amends on Saturday.

This fixture is being sponsored by Annan RFC Ladies.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, R Gracie, K Watret, R Craig, S Livingstone, R Dunlop, M Carpenter, A Jancey, C McCann, A Copeland, J Bigham, D Wyllie, B Jamieson, K Jones. Replacements: J Nelson, G Hogg, S Clark

Match Reps: D Barty, D Fisher

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS HOST IRVINE 2NDS IN A FRIENDLY AT VIOLETBANK

With their league campaign complete Annan’s 2nd XV have a friendly against Irvine on Saturday at Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: G Hunt, G Glendining, W Gray, S Broach, A Carlyle, N Coupland, N Wallace, W Harrison, G Williamson, S Duffy, M Thompson, C Nicholson, R Fallon, M Thomas, J McMonies, Leon Moffat, J Davis, J Harrison, F Gibb, G Smith, C Aird, S Crosbie, I Thorburn

Match Reps: D Ryan

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

YOUTH GAMES THIS WEEKEND

Annan U15s take on Irvine U15s at Violetbank on Saturday with a 1.30pm KO as a curtain raiser to the Annan v Irvine game.

Annan Colts play Hamilton Colts at Violetbank on Sunday in the West Regional Cup. All players to meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO.

Squad from: Forwards: R.Glass, R Dunlop, R Martin, K McDairmant, T Jankowski, S Armstrong, L Scott, G Graham, A Gorski, K Warrick, J Sharkey, A Thomson

Backs: C Armstrong, D McTurk, J Graham, C Gibson, J Morrison, D Brown, S Muir, J Byers, M Thorburn, D McLure

Match Reps: C Warrick, J Crombie

Annan U14s play Stewartry U14s at Violetbank on Sunday with a 2pm KO. All players to meet as agreed.


ONLY 1 GAME THIS WEEKEND
26TH FEBRUARY 2012

U15'S TAKE ON DUMFRIES

This weekend being a Six Nations Weekend with Scotland playing France on Sunday none of Annan’s senior teams are in action.

The only game features Annan’s U15s who are playing Dumfries U15s at Park Farm on Sunday.

Players to meet at clubhouse for an 11am departure.

FORMER ANNAN LADIES PLAYER IN SCOTLAND LADIES TEAM

Former Annan Ladies player Lisa Ritchie now playing for Carlisle Ladies gets her first start with the Scotland Women’s team to play France Women at Bridghaugh, home of Stirling County, on Saturday.

Lisa made her international debut off the bench against Spain in the 2011 friendly in Madrid and was pivotal in the 33-0 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam, her second game.


WEEKEND RESULTS
18TH FEBRUARY 2012

ANNAN GO DOWN IN LOCAL DERBY

The 1sts go down 13-3 in the local derby against Stewartry. In a poor performance Annan never looked liked getting a try and so Stewartry lift the Chisholm Cup.


LEAGUE ACTION THIS WEEKEND
18TH FEBRUARY 2012

ANNAN BACK TO LEAGUE BUSINESS WITH LOCAL DERBY

Annan travel to Castle Douglas on Saturday to take on local rivals Stewartry in West Division 1 of the RBS Regional Leagues. Annan are currently 3rd bottom in the league with Stewartry bottom with Annan some 22 points clear or their rivals.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, R Craig, G Hogg, S Livingstone, R Dunlop, M Carpenter, A Jancey, C McCann, A Copland, J Bigham, D Wyllie, B Jamieson, K Jones Replacements: A Jackson, S Wyllie, D Barnes.

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.30pm for a 3pm KO

Transport: Bus

ANNAN 2ND XV TRAVEL TO CUMNOCK IN LEAGUE

Annan’s second string travel to Cumnock on Saturday in a league match in West Pod D of the RBS Reserve Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: W Gray, J Harrison, F Gibb, W Harrison, N Wallace, M Thompson, G Smith, A Carlyle, C Nicholson, S Clark, N Coupland, G Glendinning, M Thomas, G Hunt, L Moffat, J Davis, S Crombie, A Torbett, C Aird

Match Reps: D Ryan

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.30pm for a 3pm KO

Transport: Bus


COUPLE OF TEAMS IN ACTION
4TH/5TH FEBRUARY 2012

1STS HAVE A FRIENDLY

STOP PRESS: Game is OFF as Lindeen can not raise a team.

With league rugby on hold for the Six Nations Annan have a friendly fixture arranged at Violetbank on Saturday against Hawick Linden (weather permitting).

All players contact coaches and meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm. Scotland v England Calcutta match on 5 screens in clubhouse after match.

U15 TIGERS AT HOME ON SUNDAY

The U15 Tigers take on Irvine at Violetbank on Sunday. K.O 14.00


LEAGUE LEADERS FOR ANNAN
28TH/29TH JANUARY 2012

ANNAN TRAVEL TO OLD ANNIESLAND TO TAKE ON LEAGUE LEADERS

STOP PRESS: Unfortunately, due to waterlogged pitches at Old Anniesland, tomorrow's 1st XV game at GHK is OFF.

This weekend Annan travel to Glasgow to take on unbeaten West 1 leaders GHK at Old Anniesland. Annan lost at Violetbank earlier in the season 14 – 28 and, while a big ask against the league leaders, will be looking to play an expansive game to glean something from the encounter. Any supporters making the trip please note that the KO is 3pm under floodlights.

Annan 1st XV Squad: R. Gracie, C. Warrick, J. Nelson, K. Watret, R. Craig, S. Livingstone, R. Dunlop, M. Carpenter, A. Jancey, C. McCann, A. Copland, D. Wylie, M. Griffin, B. Jamieson, K. Jones, Replacements: A. Jackson, G. Hogg, S Wyllie

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO LEAGUE LEADERS

Annan 2nd XV host league leaders Stewartry in West Pod D of the Scottish Reserve Leagues at Violetbank on Saturday. Annan’s second string will be hoping to get some game time at last after their last two games were called off with their opposition unable to raise teams.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: C Nicholson, G Hunt, S McTurk, N Wallace, S Crosbie, R Fallon, S Duffy, J Davis, N Coupland, G Smith, M Thompson, F Gibb, W Gray, J Harrison, W Harrison, M Thomas, Leon Moffat, G Glendining, S Clark, J McMonnies, I Thorburn, C Aird, A Aspatri, A Graham

Match Rep: D Ryan

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan Colts are at home on Sunday when they host Clydebank at Violetbank.

Colts squad: Forwards: R Dunlop, R Glass, R Martin, T Jankowski, K McDairmant, L Scott, G Graham, A Gorski, D Glendinning, K Warrick, J Sharkey

Backs: D McTurk, C Armstrong, R Gault, C Gibson, J Morrison, S Muir, J Byers, D Brown, M Thorburn, D McLure, J Graham

Rep: J Crombie

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO


LOCAL DERBY FOR THE 1STS
21ST/22ND JANUARY 2012

ANNAN TRAVEL TO BLADNOCH PARK ON SATURDAY

Annan travel to Newton Stewart on Saturday hoping to continue their winning ways in Division West 1 of the RBS Regional Leagues. Newton Stewart sit two places above Annan with a two point advantage. Annan won the home fixture but it was a close run affair with Annan running out 12 – 8 winners.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, R Gracie, K Watret, J Nelson, S Livingstone, R Dunlop, M Carpenter, A Jancey, C McCann, A Copland, J Bingham, M Griffin, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: R Craig, D Barnes, B Jamieson

Match Reps: I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Bus

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CUMNOCK

STOP PRESS: Match postponed as Cumnock cant raise a team

Annan 2nds host Cumnock 2nd at Violetbank on Saturday in a league encounter.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: G Hunt, C Nicholson, N Coupland, A Carlyle, S McTurk, N Wallace, I Thorburn, G Williamson, M Thomas, F Gibb, R Fallon, J Davis, G Smith, W Harrison, J McMonnies, W Gray, M Thompson, J Harrison, Leon Moffat, S Broach, G Glendining, S Clarke.

Meet at Violetbank at 12:45pm for a 2pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY

STOP PRESS: Match postponed

Annan Colts travel to East Kilbride / Cambuslang on Sunday.

Squad from: Forwards: R Dunlop, R Glass, R Martin, T Jankowski, K McDaimant, L Scott, G Graham, A Gorski, D Glendinning, K Warrick, J Sharkey, A Thomson. Backs: D McTurk, C Armstrong, R Gault, C Gibson, J Morrison, S Muir, J Byers, D Brown, M Thorburn, D McLure

Match Rep: J Crombie

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 2pm KO

Annan U15s are at home to Stewartry U15s on Saturday with a 12 noon KO.

All players meet at Violetbank at 10:45pm for a 12 noon KO.


RESULTS FROM THE WEEKEND
14TH/15TH JANUARY 2012

THE 1STS WIN AGAIN

The 1sts have a great result beating Waysiders 39 v 5 in their latest league game. Annan where 10-0 up at half time thanks to two Craig McCann tries. Annan ran away with it in the second half with further tries from James Bigham, Colin Warrick, Kevin Jones and Callum Bell to get a bonus point as well. Nice one lads. Final Score: Annan 39 v Waysiders 5

Match Report
Match Photos

THE 2NDS GAME IS POSTPONED

The 2nds game was postponed when Hamilton called off on Saturday morning just as the team were about to leave.

THE COLTS GO DOWN TO CUMBERNAULD

The Colts lost to Cumbernauld 34-14 in their latest league game.

Match Report


BACK TO LEAGUE BUSINESS ON SATURDAY
14TH/15TH JANUARY 2012

ANNAN WELCOME WAYSIDERS TO VIOLETBANK

Third bottom plays second bottom at Violetbank on Saturday when Annan welcome Waysiders Drumpellier from Coatbridge to Violetbank on League business in Division West 1 of the RBS Regional Leagues. Ten points separate the two sides in the league although Waysiders have a game in hand over Annan. The away fixture in October ended in a 20 all draw. Annan will be looking to go one better on Saturday.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, R Gracie, G Hogg, J Nelson, S Livingstone, A Jackson, M Carpenter, A Jancey, C McCann, A Copland, D Wyllie, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: K Watret, R Dunlop, J Bingham

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO HAMILTON

Annan 2nds travel to Laigh Bent for the return fixture against Hamilton 3rd XV in the RBS Reserve League West on Saturday. Annan won the home fixture in October 36 – 10.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: G Hunt, C Nicholson, S McGill, A Carlyle, S McTurk, N Wallace, I Thorburn, G Williamson, B Jamieson, F Gibb, R Fallon, J Davis, G Smith, M Thomas, J McMonnies. W Gray, M Thompson, J Harrison, Leon Moffat, R Craig, S Wylie, D Barnes

Match Reps: D Ryan

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

ANNAN COLTS HOST CUMBERNAULD COLTS AT VIOLETBANK ON SUNDAY

Annan Colts Squad: Forwards: R Glass, R Dunlop, R Martin, T Jankowski, K McDairmant, G Graham, L Scott, D Glendinning, A Gorski, K Warrick, J Sharkey, A Thomson,

Backs: J Graham, C Armstrong, D McTurk, R Gault, C Gibson, J Morrison, S Muir, J Byers, D Brown, J Glendinning, M Thorburn, D McLure

Match Reps: C Warrick, J Crombie

Meet at Violetbank at 12:45pm for a 2pm KO

ANNAN U15S AWAY TO MARR ON SUNDAY

All players meet as arranged.


FRIENDLY ON SATURDAY
7TH JANUARY 2012

ANNAN AWAY TO GRANGEMOUTH IN FRIENDLY

Annan get back into rugby action this weekend with a friendly against RBS Regional League Division 2 Midland club Grangemouth at Glensburgh on Saturday. Grangemouth are currently sitting top of their league with 10 wins out of 10. Annan last played their hosts when they both in Division 1 of the National Leagues on 4th February 2006 with Annan winning 7 – 3.

Annan 1st XV Squad: Forwards: R Gracie, G Hunt, C Warrick, C Bell, S Wylie, J Nelson, G Hogg, M Thompson, R Craig, S Livingstone, D Barnes, R Dunlop, M Thomas, C Nicholson, M Carpenter Backs: A Jancey, J Bigham, C McCann, D Wylie, J Callaghan, B Jamieson, A Torbett, A Copland, S Clarke, K Jones, W Gray, G Smith

Meet Clubhouse at 10.30am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Cars


SQUAD GAME ON SATURDAY
17TH DECEMBER 2011

TEAMS TAKE ON MOFFAT AT EVERHOLM

Due to the inclement weather Annan supporters were left without any rugby to watch at the weekend.

This Saturday there is a squad game arranged v Moffat at the Everholm (weather permitting). All players meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO


DONALD "TICH" WATSON
8TH DECEMBER 2011

FOUNDER MEMBER DIES

Annan Rugby Club are immensely saddened to report the death of founder member of the Club Donald ‘Tich’ Watson who died this morning.

‘Tich’ had been involved with Annan RFC since its inception 43 years ago and had, indeed, been a stalwart of the Club - as a player, and as the Club’s first bar steward.

‘Tich’ gave a lot, and meant a lot, to Annan Rugby Club. He will be sadly missed by all.

Tich’s funeral will be held on Thursday 15th December at 11am at Rouchan Loch Crematorium Dumfries.

Due to the number of people wishing to pay their last respects to 'Tich' on Thursday at Rouchan Loch it has been suggested that a bus from the clubhouse to Rouchan Loch and back may be worthwhile. If you are interested please phone Ian Gilmour on (01461) 202854 by no later than Wednesday


ACTION THIS WEEKEND
10TH/11TH DECEMBER 2011

ANNAN 2NDS PLAY POSTPONED LEAGUE GAME

STOP PRESS: Match postponed as pitches unplayable

Annan 2nds play a postponed fixture in the West 2 Reserve League on Saturday when they welcome Cumnock 2nds to Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from B Jamieson, M Thompson, G Hunt, S Livingstone, W Harrison, I Thorburn, R Fallon, S McGill, S McTurk, S Duffy, S Broach, A Torbett, J Davis, A Carlyle, J McMonnies, J Harrison, C Nicholson, F Gibb, R Dunlop, G Smith, G Williamson, M Thomas, W Gray, Leon Moffat.

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for 2pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY

STOP PRESS: Matches postponed as pitches unplayable

Annan Colts are at home to Clydebank on Sunday.

Forwards from:- R.Glass, R.Dunlop, R.Martin, T Jankowski, K McDairmant, D.Glendinning, G.Graham, L.Scott, A.Gorski, K.Warrick, J.Sharkey, A.Thomson

Backs From:- C.Armstrong, J.Graham, R.Gault, C.Gibson, J.Morrison, D.Brown, M.Thorburn, S.Muir, B.Millar, D.McLure, J.Glendinning

Reps:- C Warrick, J Crombie

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

Annan U15s are at home to Ardrossan U15s on Sunday.

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


ACTION THIS WEEKEND
3RD/4TH DECEMBER 2011

ANNAN TRAVEL TO GLASGOW IN LEAGUE

Annan travel to Old Anniesland on Saturday to take on Glasgow Accies in RBS West Division 1. Annan lost 10-3 at home to Accies in September and will want to make amends on Saturday.

Annan 1st XV Squad: Colin Warrick, Callum Bell, Ryan Gracie, Graham Hogg, John Nelson, Dwane Barnes, Ally Jackson, Michael Carpenter, James Bigham, Craig McCann, Andrew Copland, David Wyllie, Michael Griffin, Johnny Callaghan, Kevin Jones

Replacements: Kieron Watret, Stewart Livingstone, Andrew Jancey

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Bus

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan Colts travel to East Kilbride on Sunday. Meet at Clubhouse at 11am

Forwards From:- R.Glass, R.Dunlop, R.Martin, K.McDairmant, T Jankowski, L Scott, G Graham, A Gorski, D Glendinning, K Warrick, J Sharkey, A Thomson

Backs From:- C Armstrong, J Graham, R Gault, C Gibson, J Morrison, S Muir, D Brown, J Byers, M Thorburn, B Millar, D McLure,


Annan U15s travel to Dumfries on Sunday. Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon.

Annan U14s and U12s travel to Newton Stewart on Sunday. Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am


ACTION THIS WEEKEND
26TH/27TH NOVEMBER 2011

ANNAN AT HOME TO ALLAN GLEN AT VIOLETBANK

Annan this Saturday take on Allan Glens from Bishopriggs who sit 3 positions above Annan in the RDS West 1 Regional League. Annan will be hoping to carry on where they left off on Saturday and climb out of their 3rd bottom position.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, R Gracie, G Hogg, R Craig, D Barnes, A Jackson, M Carpenter, J Bigham, C McCann, A Jancey, D Wyllie, M Griffin, A Copland, J Callaghan

Replacements: S Livingstone, J Nelson, B Jamieson

Match Reps: D Barty, D Fisher

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45 for a 2pm KO

YOUTH GAMES

Annan Colts take on Allan Glens Colts on Saturday at Violetbank with a 2pm KO

Annan Colts Squad:

Forwards from:- R.Glass, R.Dunlop, R.Martin, T Jankowski, K McDairmant, D.Glendinning, G.Graham, L.Scott, A.Gorski, K.Warrick, J.Sharkey, A.Thomson

Backs From:-C.Armstrong, J.Graham, R.Gault, C.Gibson, J.Morrison, D.Brown, J.Byers, M.Thorburn, S.Muir, B.Millar, D.McLure, J.Glendinning

Match Reps:- N Wallace, J Crombie

Meet Violetbank @ 12:45pm

Annan U15s travel to Cumnock on Sunday to take on a Cumnock/Kilmarnock U15s side.

Meet as arranged at Clubhouse at 11am


ACTION THIS WEEKEND
19TH/20TH NOVEMBER 2011

ANNAN AT HOME TO EAST KILBRIDE IN RBS WEST 1

This Saturday Annan are at home to East Kilbride. East Kilbride are 2 places above Annan and won the away fixture in the first league game of the season 17-11.

Annan 1at XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, R Gracie, G Hogg, R Craig, A Jackson, D Barnes, M Carpenter, J Bigham, C McCann, A Jancey, D Wyllie, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones

Replacements: K Watret, S Livingstone, A Copland

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

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for 2pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO DALZIEL 4TH XV

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from B Jamieson, S Duffy, G Hunt, N Coupland, M Thompson, S McGill, R Fallon, W Gray, A Carlyle, J McMonnies, S McTurk, M Thomas, J Davis, J Harrison, I Thorburn, R Dunlop, A Graham, C Nicholson, F Gibb, N Wallace, R Glass

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

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for 2pm KO

YOUTH RUGBY

Annan U15s are away to Irvine U15s in league on Sunday. All players meet as arranged.

Annan U14s are at home to Dumfries U14s in league on Sunday. All players meet as arranged.

Annan U12s are at home to Dumfries U12s in league on Sunday. All players meet as arranged.


ACTION THIS WEEKEND
12TH NOVEMBER 2011

ANNAN RETURN TO AYRSHIRE

This Saturday Annan make the return trip to Ayrshire to take on 2nd place Marr. Annan 1st XV squad: R Gracie, C Warrick, J Crombie, R Craig, G Hogg, C Bell, D Barnes, M Carpenter, J Bigham, C McCann, A Jancey, D Wyllie, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones

Replacements: A Copland, M Thomas, W Gray

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS HOST EAST KILBRIDE AT VIOLETBANK

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from B Jamieson, M Thompson, G Hunt, N Coupland, W Harrison, I Thorburn, R Fallon, S McGill, S McTurk, S Duffy, S Broach, s Clarke, J Davis, S Livingstone, J McMonnies, J Harrison, C Nicholson, F Gibb, A Jackson, G Smith

Match Reps: I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45 for a 2pm KO

COLTS TAKE ON CUMBERNAULD ON SUNDAY

Colts Squad for Sunday 13th November, Home to Cumbernauld k.o 14:00

Meet at Violetbank 12:45

Forwards:- R.Glass, R.Dunlop, R.Martin, K.McDairmant, T.Jankowski, L.Scott, G.Graham, D.Glendinning, K.Warrick, J.Sharkey, A.Thomson, A.Gorski

Backs:- C.Armstrong, J.Graham, R.Gault, C.Gibson, J.Morrison, S.Muir, J.Byers, D.Brown, M.Thorburn, B.Millar, D.McLure, J.Glendinning

Reps:- C.Warrick, J Crombie


MIXED RESULTS FOR THE TEAMS
5TH AND 6TH NOVEMBER 2011

THE 1STS GO DOWN HEAVILY

The 1sts lost to Irvine 58-10 in their latest league game.

1st XV Updates Other League Scores
Match Report
Who cares...:(

THE 2NDS ALSO LOSE - AND LOSE BIG

The 2nds lost to Cartha Queens Park 3B XV Team. A much much much changed team from Cartha from when we last played them a few months ago...Final Score was 86-0.

Match Report

THE YOUTH TEAMS SAVE THE WEEKEND

Both the U18 and U15 XV's both recorded great away wins on Sunday. The U18 Colts beat Cumnock/Ardrossan 36-17 while the U15 Tigers beat local rivals Stewartry 29-24. Nice one lads!


ACTION THIS WEEKEND
5TH/6TH NOVEMBER 2011

ANNAN BACK ON LEAGUE BUSINESS

This Saturday Annan are back on league business when they travel to Marress to take on Irvine in Division West 1 of the RBS Regional Leagues. Irvine are currently sitting 3rd in the league and will prove a tough nut for Annan to crack.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, R Gracie, R Craig, G Hogg, D Barnes, S Livingstone, R Dunlop, J Bigham, C McCann, W Gray, D Wyllie, M Griffin, A Jancey, J Callaghan Replacements: K Watret, A Copland, A Gunning

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2ND AWAY TO CARTHA

Annan 2nds are away on league business to Glasgow to take on Cartha Queens Park 3B XV. Annan 2nd XV Squad from: G Hunt, S McGill, C Nicholson, M Thomson, G Williamson, J Davis, M Carpenter, I Thorburn, M Thomas, A Carlyle, A Torbett, N Coupland, F Gibb, S Broach, S McKenzie, J Crombie, S McTurk, R Fallon, G Glendinning

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45pm for a 2pm KO.

Transport: Bus

ANNAN COLTS AWAY TO CUMNOCK THIS SUNDAY

Away to Cumnock / Ardrossan 14:00 kick off

Meet at Clubhouse 10:45am

Squad from:- R.Glass, R.Dunlop, S.Armstrong, R.Martin, D.Glendinning, G.Graham, K.Warrick, A.Thomson, T.Jankowski, J.Sharkey, L.Scott, A.Gorski, C.Armstrong, J.Graham, B.Millar, R.Gault, C.Gibson, M.Thorburn, D.McLure, S.Muir, J.Byers, J.Morrison

Reps - C.Warrick, J Crombie

U14s AND U15s AWAY TO STEWARTRY ON SUNDAY

U14s and U15 squads are away to Stewartry on Sunday. All players to meet at Clubhouse at 11.00am


ACTION THIS WEEKEND
29TH/30TH OCTOBER 2011

ROUND 2 OF RBS SHIELD COMPETITION

Annan get a break from league rugby this Saturday as they take part in Round 2 of the RBS Shield competition taking on Division 1 side Kilmarnock at Violetbank.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, R Gracie, R Craig, G Hogg, D Barnes, A Jackson, R Dunlop, C McCann(C), J Callaghan, D Wyllie, M Griffin, W Gray, K Jones. Replacements: A Jancey, C Bell, S Livingston

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, D Fisher

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO DUMFRIES 3RDS IN LEAGUE AT VIOLETBANK

Annan 2nds are at home on Saturday against local rivals Dumfries 3rds at Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from G Hunt, R Fallon, S Crosbie, F Gibb, M Thompson, S McTurk, I Thorburn, W Henderson, J Harrison, A Torbet, G Smith, A Carlyle, B Jamieson, S Clarke, C Nicholson, N Coupland, S Duffy, W Harrison, J Davis, S McKenzie

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, D Fisher

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

COLTS TAKE ON CLYDEBANK ON SUNDAY

Squad From: R.Glass, R.Dunlop, S.Armstrong, R.Martin, D.Glendinning, G.Graham, K.Warrick,A.Thomson, T.Jankowski, J.Sharkey, L.Scott, A.Gorski C.Armstrong, J.Graham, D.Brown, B.Millar, R.Gault, C.Gibson, M.Thorburn, D.McLure, S.Muir, J.Byers.

Kick Off 14:00

Meet at Violetbank 12:45

Reps:- C.Warrick, J Crombie


ACTION THIS SATURDAY
22ND OCTOBER 2011

LOCAL DERBY AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday sees Annan welcome local rivals in Division West 1 of the RBS Regional Leagues to Violetbank. Stewartry still have to win their first game in the league this season.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, R Gracie, G Hogg, R Craig, R Dunlop, A Jackson, M Carpenter, J Bigham, C McCann, W Gray, D Wylie, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones Replacements: D Barnes, A Gunning, S Clarke

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

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CUMNOCK 2NDS

Annan 2nds hope to get back on track after their heavy defeat at Stewartry last Saturday and welcome Cumnock 2nd to Violetbank

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: G Hunt, C Bell, J Crombie, M Thompson, S Broach, S Duffy, J McMonies, W Harrison, J Harrison, A Carlyle, N Coupland, G Williamson, C Nicholson, S Crosbie, A Graham, A Torbet, S Livingstone, S McKenzie, M Thomas, I Thorburn, B Jamieson

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO


ACTION THIS SATURDAY
16TH OCTOBER 2011

ANNAN 1STS TAKE ON UNDEFEATED LEAGUE LEADERS AT VIOLETBANK

Annan take on league leaders GHK at Violetbank on Saturday.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, R Gracie, R Craig, M Carpenter, S Livingstone, A Jackson, R Dunlop, J Bigham, C McCann, A Copland, D Wyllie, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones. Replacements: D Barnes, J Crombie, S Clark

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

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO STEWARTRY IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nds travel to the Greenlaw to take on Stewartry 2nds in RBS Reserve League West.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: G Hunt, L Ogilvie, D Ryan, J McMonies, F Gibb, J Davis, M Thomas, I Thorburn, W Harrison, A Carlyle, S Broach, G Forrest, B Jamieson, N Coupland, W Gray, S Crosbie, C Hay, J Blythe, C Nicholson, A Graham

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

Transport: Cars


SENIOR TEAMS BOTH WIN
8TH AND 9TH OCTOBER 2011

ANNAN HOLD ON AGAINST NEWTON STEWART

The 1sts just edge Newton Stewart 12-8 in their latest league game. The score was 12-8 at half-time and the 2nd half was a dour affair. Annan though pick up their first league win of the season.

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

GHK 50 v Stewartry 0
East Kilbride 6 v Glasgow Accies 9
Marr 42 v Allan Glen's 12
Irvine 33 v Waysiders 3

THE 2NDS WIN BIG AGAINST HAMILTON

The 2nds had a great win beating Hamilton 36-10 in their latest league game.

Match Report /Match Photos

YOUTH TEAMS GO DOWN AT THE WEEKEND

The still improving Youth teams both went down at the weekend. The U18 Colts were beaten 60-5 by the experienced Uddingston Colts, while the U15 Tigers lost to Ardrossan 48-5 on Sunday.

Match Report - U18's/Match Photos - U18's
Match Report - U15's


FULL DAY OF RUGBY AT VIOLETBANK ON SATURDAY
8TH OCTOBER 2011

PRIMARY SCHOOL TAG TOURNAMENT

Annan RFC’s Colin Warrick along with Tina Lockhart of D & G Council Active schools have organised a TAG rugby festival as the culmination of 6 weeks of TAG rugby coaching in local Primary Schools which will take place at Violetbank on Saturday starting at 11am and finishing at 12 noon.

ANNAN U18 v UDDINGSTON U18

Annan U18s host Uddingston U18s with a 12.15pm KO at Violetbank

ANNAN WELCOME NEWTON STEWART TO VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annan welcome Newton Stewart to Violetbank in the West Division 1 of the RBS Regional Leagues. Annan are still looking for their first league win of the season and will be hopeful of improving their chances after their battling draw at Waysiders last weekend. Newton Stewart are sitting just above Annan in the league but have two wins under their belt.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, R Gracie, G Hogg, K Watret, R Craig, R Dunlop, M Carpenter, J Bigham, C McCann(C), A Copland, D Wyllie, M Griffin, J Callaghan, K Jones

Replacements: S Livingstone, S Clarke, J Crombie

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for 3pm KO

NOTE: THERE WILL A MINUTES SILENCE PRIOR TO THE NEWTON STEWART GAME IN MEMORY OF STAN AUSTIN, A FORMER ANNAN RFC PLAYER AND ANNAN ACADEMY PE TEACHER WHO DIED RECENTLY IN HIS ADOPTED HOME OF SARAWAK, BORNEO AGED 69.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO HAMILTON 3RDS IN LEAGUE

Annan’s second string host Hamilton 3rds in their league encounter at Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: D Ryan (C), L Ogilvie, G Hunt, F Gibb, J McMonies, M Thomas, C Nicholson, I Thorburn, G Forrest, W Gray, S Broach, G Smith, B Jamieson, N Coupland, S McKenzie, R Fallon, G Williamson, J Blyth, W Harrison, K Hogg, A Graham, K Harrison, S Wilder

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for 3pm KO


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
3RD SEPTEMBER 2011

ANNAN TRAVEL TO EAST KILBRIDE AGAIN BUT THIS TIME ON LEAGUE BUSINESS

Annan make the journey once again to East Kilbride this Saturday but this time it is on league business in their opening game in Division 1 West of the RBS Regional Leagues. The selectors have been forced to make a couple of changes from last week’s winning team due to the unavailability of players but see the return of centre James Bigham who was unavailable last week.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, A Gunning, J Nelson, R Craig, C Bell, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Jancey, C McCann, A Copland, J Bigham, D Wyllie, G Smith, K Jones Replacements: A Jackson, W Gray, K Watret

Match Rep: D Fisher

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Bus

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO EAST KILBRIDE FOR FRIENDLY

Annan’s second string travel with the 1st XV squad to East Kilbride for a friendly with their league start next week away to Dumfries 3rds in their league.

Annan 2nd XV squad from: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, ‘Minty’, C Willison, N McGregor, J Blyth, I Thorburn, G Lynch, A Torbet, S Clarke, J Harrison, G Forrest, S Broach, S Livingston, W Harrison, J Davies, M Mannel, E Curry, J Tweddie.

ANNAN U15’S IN CUP ACTION ON SUNDAY

Annan RFC U15’s are in Cup action in Round 1 of the West Regional U15 Cup against Cambuslang U15s at Violetbank with a 12 noon KO on Sunday.

ANNAN COLTS IN FRIENDLY ACTION ON SUNDAY AT VIOLETBANK

Annan RFC’s u18 squad have a friendly fixture on Sunday against Lenzie U18s at Violetbank with a 3pm KO.

ANNAN SUPPORTERS PLEASE NOTE THAT SEASON TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IN THE CLUBHOUSE AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE GATE AT ANNANRFC FIRST HOME MATCH OF THE SEASON ON 10TH SEPTEMBER AGAINST MARR PRICED AT £20.


WINNING START TO THE SEASON
27TH AUGUST 2011

ANNAN BEAT EAST KILBRIDE IN THE CUP

The 1sts get of to a winning start to the season beating East Kilbride 22-13 in the 1st round of the SRU Shield. Annan where winning at half time 12-3 thanks to the boot of Craig McCann and an interception try from Kevin Jones in the 2nd half was enough to give Annan the win. Final score 22-13

Annan now take on Kilmarnock on the 29th October at Violetbank in the 2nd round.

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

TBC


START OF THE NEW SEASON THIS SATURDAY
27TH AUGUST 2011

ROUND ONE OF RBS SHIELD TOURNAMENT

This Saturday sees Annan travel to East Kilbride in Round 1 of the RBS Shield tournament. East Kilbride were relegated from National 1 last season and will play this season in the RBS West Division 1 along with Annan.

Annan 1st XV squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, A Gunning, G Hogg, J Nelson, C Bell, A Jackson, M Carpenter, A Jancey, C McCann, A Copland, D Wyllie, R Dunlop, G Smith, K Jones Replacements: R Craig, D Barnes, W Gray

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 3pm KO.

Transport: cars

NOTE TO SUPPORTERS – SEASON TICKETS FOR THE 2011-12 SEASON NOW ON SALE IN CLUBHOUSE


THOUGHTS ON NEW SEASON AND VIOLETBANK TOURNAMENT
20TH AUGUST 2011

THE NEW SEASON

This Saturday sees Annan RFC host its annual 15 a-side Tournament at Violetbank as a precursor to the start of the new rugby season. The season officially starts on the 27th August with Annan’s participation in Round 1 of the RBS Shield Tournament away to East Kilbride with the RBS West Regional League Division 1 starting the following week with, as the fates would have it, Annan travelling to East Kilbride again.

Annan President Don Barty had the following to say on the new challenges which lie ahead for the club “Like everyone else at the Club, I always get a real buzz at the start of each season and I know that the Players and Coaches are raring to go. They had a good warm-up game at Langholm last Saturday and acquitted themselves well against a higher placed league Club. This Saturday sees the next stage of pre-season preparation with the annual Violetbank Shield and coaches Neil Moffat and Niall Smith will use this to try out further permutations before the season’s action begins in earnest. I know that the coaches and players have been working extremely hard since June and the fitness level showed last Saturday. New Captain Craig McCann will have the full backing of the squad, and basically we’re champing at the bit to get going! The leagues have been re-jigged on a Regional basis below National One, so Annan find themselves in RBS West Division One. Local derbies against Stewartry and Newton Stewart will add some spice and the league will be every bit as tough as last season with Waysiders Drumpellier, Glasgow Accies, GHK, Irvine, Marr, East Kilbride and Marr making up the rest of the new ten team league. No more weekends away in the North of Scotland which pleases our Treasurer and disappoints the players!

In a rural area like ours, we are always going to lose players who move on elsewhere and who are difficult to replace. We’ve got to “grow our own” and this season’s team is one of the youngest we’ve ever had. One thing is certain – they will give their all and play expansive rugby which will have our stalwart supporters firmly behind them. Firmly behind us too are our many local sponsors. They keep the Club going and it’s fantastic how they stay with us year on year. Our thanks to all of them, in particular Magnox, AC Eggleton and The Shed.

We look forward to seeing good crowds at Violetbank to support the lads. There will be excitement in the forthcoming World Cup in New Zealand, but you’ll get your fair share up at Violetbank as well. Hope to see you there!”

Don’s thoughts were echoed by new Club Captain Craig McCann “Thoughts on becoming captain - I am honoured to become captain of my home town club after being a part of the senior set up for 9 years. I hope we, as a team, can work hard together and produce some very positive results. Thoughts on upcoming season - With the new structure to the leagues it will be interesting to see how we have progressed in the off season against some strong sides. I am very confident that we can produce some fine performances and results and realistically mix it with the top teams in this new league. The squad has worked very hard in pre-season training and there is genuine competition for places now which has been missing for the past couple of seasons. The most positive part of pre- season has been the increased number of younger boys at training and are looking to develop into good players. This will hopefully help strengthen the first team but also bolster the second team and aid the development of these boys.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters for their continued support and would encourage anyone else to come up and support the lads on a Saturday. Much appreciated.”

Club Coach Neil Moffat was similarly upbeat about the clubs chances for the new season "Although our final league position last season was disappointing we believe there has been a significant improvement in the playing squad to be optimistic for the forthcoming season. In 2011 we have had good results and some great performances demonstrating the increasing skill level, maturity and experience of the squad. Over the summer our young players (and some old ones) have worked hard on their fitness at training and in the weights room ensuring they are not only a year wiser but are also bigger and stronger than last year. The regionalisation of the league does not appear to have weakened the strength of opposition from last year, however we believe we are in a far better position to tackle it. The players always appreciate the support they receive at Violetbank and are looking forward to repay that by producing some more good results this season, starting with the tournament this weekend. Hopefully with coaches, players, club members and supporters all pulling in the same direction both senior teams fielded by Annan Rugby Club will have a successful season."

VIOLETBANK 15-ASIDE TOURNAMENT

Eight teams will line up at Violetbank on Saturday in an attempt to win the Violetbank Shield. The teams participating are Acton Nomads (Division 4 South), Annan (RBS West Regional Division 1), Dumfries (RBS Premier 3), Kirby Lonsdale (North Lancs/Cumbria Division 1), Newton Stewart (RBS West Regional Division 1), Stewartry (RBS West Regional Division 1), Peebles (RBS Premier 2) and Upper Eden (North Lancs/Cumbria Division 1).

The competition is played in two leagues with the two league winners playing in the final.

League A is made up of Dumfries, Peebles, Newton Stewart and Upper Eden with League B featuring Acton Nomads, Annan, Stewartry and Kirby Lonsdale. The first ties KO at 12.30pm with Dumfries versus Peebles on Pitch 1 and Newton Stewart versus Upper Eden on Pitch 2. The final is anticipated to take place at approximately 5.30pm.

Annan RFC Squad for Violetbank Tournament: C Warrick, S Wyllie, A Gunning, J Nelson, G Hogg, A Jackson, C Bell, D Barnes, M Carpenter, R Craig, R Dunlop, S Haren, A Jancey, C McCann, A Copland, M Griffin, D Wyllie, G Smith, K Jones, W Gray, S Cark, S Walden, G Hunt, A Carlyle, A Rae

Meet at Violetbank at 12 noon

Match Reps C McCann, I Gilmour, E Beattie

There will be plenty for supporters to enjoy with a Barbecue and Beer tent (1am bar), après match evening entertainment With live music (from More From Jim)/disco/karaoke.

Admission £5 (all day & evening) £3 (evening only)

Gates open 12 noon.

The Tournament is sponsored by TNT TRAWLERS & MURRAY BELL. Thanks are also due to The Shed for all their organisational help.

Supporters note that Season Tickets will be on sale from 21st August - £20


ANNAN LOSE TO LOCAL RIVALS LANGHOLM
13TH AUGUST 2011

NATIONAL 1 LANGHOLM JUST BEAT ANNAN

Annan began their preparations for the new season with a tricky tie away to Border rivals Langholm at Milntown. The game was split into thirds to allow both teams to catch their breath and take full advantage of the rotations of their squads. Final Score was 24-12.

Match Report


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND AND NEWS ON THE VIOLETBANK TOURNAMENT
13TH AUGUST 2011

ANNAN AWAY TO LANGHOLM AND MOFFAT

With Annan’s pre-season training going well this Saturday sees the 1st XV squad travel to Milntown to take on Langholm in a pre-season trial match. This will be a stern test for the Annan Club with Langholm from the RBS National Division 1 and Annan now in the RBS West Regional League Division 1.

The Annan 1st XV Squad: D Barnes, C Bell, J Bigham, M Carpenter, A Copland, R Dunlop, M Griffin, A Gunning, S Haren, G Hogg, A Jackson, A Jancey, C McCann, J Nelson, A Rae, A Torbett, G Smith, C Warrick, K Watret, D Wyllie, S Wyllie.

Meet at Clubhouse at 1pm.

K.O. is scheduled for 3pm.

ANNAN RFC ANNUAL 15 A-SIDE TOURNAMENT

Preparations are well underway for Annan RFC’s annual 15 aside tournament on Saturday 20th August at Violetbank. The tournament will feature four teams from Scotland and four from England. More news next week - watch this space.


FIXTURES ANNOUNCED
1ST JULY 2011

1ST XV FIXTURES 2011/12
03/09 - Away - East Kilbride
10/09 - Home - Marr
17/09 - Away - Allan Glens
24/09 - Home - Glashow Accies
01/10 - Away - Waysiders
08/10 - Home - Newton Stewart
15/10 - Away - GHK
22/10 - Home - Stewartry 29/10 - Shield 1st Round
05/11 - Away - Irvine
12/11 - Away - Marr
19/11 - Home - East Kilbride
26/11 - Home - Allan Glens
03/12 - Away - Glasgow Accies
10/12 - Shield 2nd Round
17/12 - League Standby
07/01 - League Standby
14/01 - Home - Waysiders
21/01 - Away - Newton Stewart
28/01 - Home - GHK
04/02 - 6 Nations - Scotland v England / League Standby
11/02 - League Standby
12/02 - 6 Nations - Wales v Scotland
18/02 - Away - Stewartry
25/02 - 6 Nations - Scotland v France / Shield QF
03/03 - Home - Irvine
10/03 - 6 Nations - Ireland v Scotland / League Standby
17/03 - 6 Nations - Italy v Scotland / League Standby
24/03 - League Standby
31/03 - Shield S/F
14/04 - League Standby
21/04 - Shield Final
28/04 - League Standby

2ND XV FIXTURES 2011/12
03/09 - TBC
10/09 - Away - Dumfries
17/09 - Home - Cartha
24/09 - Away - East Kilbride
01/10 - Away - Dalziel
08/10 - Home - Hamilton
15/10 - Away - Stewartry
22/10 - Home - Cumnock
29/10 - Home - Dumfries
05/11 - Away - Cartha
12/11 - Home - East Kilbride
19/11 - Home - Dalziel
26/11 - League Standby
03/12 - League Standby
10/12 - TBC
17/12 - League Standby
07/01 - League Standby
14/01 - Away - Hamilton
21/01 - League Standby
28/01 - Home - Stewartry
04/02 - 6 Nations - Scotland v England / League Standby
11/02 - League Standby
12/02 - 6 Nations - Wales v Scotland
18/02 - Away - Cumnock
25/02 - 6 Nations - Scotland v France / League Standby
03/03 - TBC
10/03 - 6 Nations - Ireland v Scotland / League Standby
17/03 - 6 Nations - Italy v Scotland / League Standby
24/03 - TBC
31/03 - TBC
14/04 - League Standby
21/04 - League Standby
28/04 - TBC


SRU AGM DECISIONS
25TH JUNE 2011

League structure (proposed by the Scottish Rugby Council and Board)

To change from six nationwide divisions of 12 teams (three Premier and three National) to four (three Premier and one National) in season 2011-12 and then a further cut to two national divisions of ten teams (Premier and National) in 2012-13, with East and West divisions, also of ten teams each, below and then a fully regionalised set-up of ten-team leagues.

Passed

The Cup (proposed by the Scottish Rugby Council and Board)

To move all Cup, Shield and Bowl competitions to a regional format for season 2011-12. Local competitions will be run in each of the four regions (West, Edinburgh, Caledonia and Borders). Clubs, led initially by the elected council representatives, would run these competitions to best suit their needs and to produce a winner at each level by a set date to progress to the national knock-out stage to win a place at finals day at Murrayfield.

Passed

Exiles representative on council (proposed by London Scottish)

To include an exile club rep on council, from 2012, to "represent the interests of the exiled clubs including London Scottish and any other clubs that are based outside Scotland and to promote the interests of Scottish rugby outside Scotland".

Passed

Scottish rugby museum (proposed by Moray House)

To provide space in the West Stand at Murrayfeld for a museum to be open by January 2012 with initial funding of no less than £250,000.

Passed


ANNAN RFC AGM
23RD JUNE 2011

President – Don Barty
Vice President – vacant
Treasurer – vacant (Chris Lake to carry on interim basis)
Secretary – David Fisher
Fixture Secretary – Brian Peat
Committee Members – Eric Beattie, Philip Bertram, Paul Buckley, Colin McCann, Norrie Galbraith, Ian Gilmour, Marion Hamilton, Billy Henderson, C Lake, Neil Latimer, Neil Moffat, Rod Smith, Neil Wallace, Colin Warrick

Club Captain – Craig McCann
Club Vice Captain – Colin Warrick
2nd XV Captain – Dennis Ryan


PURCHASE SCOTLAND TICKETS VIA THE CLUB WEBSITE

Earn the Club Commission
Scottish Rugby has recently introduced a simplified way for clubs to earn commission through the sale of Scotland match tickets. This new development uses the existing Scottish Rugby On-Line Ticket Centre, but in such a way that allows us to continue to earn valuable commission on the sale of tickets through our club members.

How Does It Work?
Every Club in Scotland is being provided with its own unique URL (i.e. website address) to gain access to the Scottish Rugby On-Line Ticket Centre. This is virtually identical to the existing On-Line Ticket sales process so if you currently use this method of purchase you won’t notice any difference. However, as soon as you enter the site using the web address, the system will automatically match your purchase against our club and immediately allocate the appropriate commission (based on the gross sales value).

The URL for our club is: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/scottishrugby/list.aspx?tagref=6&advcode=Annan&groupref=14&digest=3dcfbbeb27624b8069bc255efab25d357eabfcef

When Will the System Start Operating?
The new system is in place now for Scotland’s 2011 EMC Tests and 2012 RBS 6Nations games. Commission will also be available to our Club for sales of tickets to the Emirates Airlines Edinburgh 7s. You should note that the sale of tickets relating to the biennial Scotland v England game will continue to be processed manually and our club has already received an allocation for the 2012 England game.