Senior Match Reports

1st XV v GHK 02.12.17

Dumfries Saints 40   GHK 22 Back to league action after a few weeks lay off for the Autumn Tests and 3rd placed Saints took on 6th place GHK. The game started at a fast and furious pace with both teams a bit rusty in their ball handling, timing of runs and passes. These led to […]

1st v Hamilton – 2nd round Cup 18.11.17

Dumfries Saints 36   Hamilton 8 This was the Second Round of the National Cup, Saints having beaten Orkney at home and Hamilton beating Aberdeenshire away to get here. With several regular 1st team players unavailable for both playing and training, Coach Rudi Urbach used the opportunity to give a few players who had impressed in […]

1st XV v West of Scotland 4.11.17

West of Scotland  29    Dumfries Saints 24 On a bitterly cold day and heavy pitch Saints took on West of Scotland against whom we have faired well at home and badly away in previous encounters. West started strongly and maintained pressure on the Saints defence until the first try which was converted taking the score […]

1st XV v Peebles 21.10.17

Dumfries Saints 12  Peebles 33 A great start from Dumfries with Andy Whiteford scoring in the corner after the first couple of minutes of Saints possession, the conversion was missed. Within minutes Jordan Kerr added another which was converted taking the score to 12 nil with play hardly being out of the Peebles half. Peebles […]

1st XV v Howe of Fife 14.10.17

This was another eagerly awaited encounter, Howe and Dumfries came up through the National Division ranks together before League restructuring. They continued to rise while Saints got stuck for few seasons but with Howe finishing bottom of Division 1 last season they were relegated along with Hamilton while Saints were promoted from Division 3. The […]

1st XV v Hamilton 7.10.17

Hamilton relegated from National 1 and Dumfries promoted from National 3, the two teams were coming from different experience levels. Saints had the first scoring chance following a line break, kick ahead and chase, but Hamilton successfully defended two 5 metre scrums and a few driving runs. Next opportunity was to Hamilton when their 10 […]

1st XV v Biggar 30.9.17

Biggar 26    Dumfries Saints 29 Despite Hartree Mill  being a regular venue for pre-season friendlies, this eagerly awaited fixture was the first league game between the two clubs for a lot of years. The opening score went to Saints after pinning Biggar inside their 22 from a penalty kick a spilled ball was picked up […]

1st XV v Kirkcaldy 23.9.17

Dumfries Saints 31   Kirkcaldy 24 In front of an excellent home crowd Saints took the field against league leaders Kirkcaldy. Their last visit was in 2010 and they have been playing in the higher leagues since then. Like Saints they were undefeated so far in Division 2, unlike Saints they were massive, this was going […]

1st XV v Lasswade 17.9.17

Lasswade 10    Dumfries Saints 17 In very wet conditions Saints took to the field against a significantly heavier Lasswade team who finished 2nd behind Dumfries in National 3 last season and were promoted back to Division 2 from where they had been relegated the season before. The game started at a pace which defied the […]

1st XV v Preston Lodge 9.9.17

Dumfries Saints 50     Preston Lodge 12 Park Farm was in perfect condition for the 1st home league game of the season, Saints ran out through a tunnel of young rugby players waving Saints flags to face a big PL side sitting top of the league after scoring 60 points against Aberdeenshire. Preston Lodge had all […]