Senior Match Reports

1st XV 37 Howe of Fife 24 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 29 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 […]

1st XV v Whitecraigs 2.9.17

Whitecraigs 27 Dumfries Saints 38 It was with some trepidation the newly promoted Saints squad travelled to Glasgow on Saturday to take on old rivals Whitecraigs who had survived National 2 last season. In excellent conditions the two teams started at a furious pace with Whitecraigs showing a level commitment at the breakdown Saints had […]

1st XV v Orkney in BT National League Cup Round 1

Dumfries Saints through to 2nd Round of BT National Cup Dumfries Saints 78 Orkney 12 With Park Farm in terrific condition for the first home game of the season Saints took on Orkney in the first round of the cup. This was cruel distance for the visiting team to travel for the 1st game of […]

1st XV v St Boswells 15.4.17

St Boswell’s 5    Dumfries Saints 24 A huge travelling support went to the Borders on Saturday for a perfect end to the season as Dumfries Saints won the BT National 3 League in their final game. The St Boswell’s team were fired up as a victory with over 4 tries would have given them promotion […]

1st XV v Livingston 8.4.17

The sun was shining, the Livingston pitch was in great condition and all the Saints had to do was rest a few players and get a 5 point win by scoring at least 4 tries to keep league promotion in their grasp. The travelling support had to wait till the second half to relax for […]