Senior Match Reports

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 […]

1st XV v Perthshire 25.3.17

Perthshire 22   Dumfries Saints 69 Dumfries Saints set off last Saturday with five points in their sights for the game against third from bottom Perthshire who although looking at relegation turned out a strong squad and were out to give the visitors a good game of rugby.   Perthshire, from the minute the whistle blew, produced […]

1st XV v Haddington 11.3.17

Dumfries Saints 72    Haddington 7 With sights still on promotion Saints needed 5 points and big score difference from this home game after winning the away tie 10 : 24. With just 2 minutes on the clock in a kick and chase up the line by Rory Steele had the Haddington full back forced into […]

1st XV v Highland 18.2.17

Dumfries Saints 24  Highland RFC  5 In cold wet conditions these two promotion contenders were keen to get a more conclusive result than the narrow 13 to 12 home win in Inverness back in October. That was also a cold wet day and the Highland forwards had tested the Dumfries discipline into receiving two yellow […]

1st XV v Glasgow Accies 21.1.17

Dumfries Saints 15     Glasgow Accies 15 Having drawn in the away game earlier in the season this was always going to be a tough game for the Saints. Both teams have demonstrated some good form recently with Saints top of the league and Accies on a 10 match winning run. The first quarter was evenly […]

1st XV v Greenock Wanderers 10.1.17

Dumfries 55    Greenock Wanderers 7 Saints started 2017 with a first half of rugby out of the top drawer. Greenock must have wondered what hit them. From the kick off Michael Thomson secured the ball and put it quickly through several hands before John Carlisle through a long pass to winger Harry Houldey who sprinted […]

1st XV v Dalziel 17.12.16

Dumfries Saints 49 Dalziel 3 This was an encounter Dumfries had been looking forward to since last November when Dalziel narrowly defeated them at Park Farm 10 : 12. Having taken the away tie 23 : 39 in September and now sitting 3rd from top below Lasswade and Highland with Dalziel sitting 9th in the […]

1st XV v RHC 10.12.16

RHC 8   DUMFRIES SAINTS 48 Dumfries Saints 1st XV travelled back to Edinburgh for the return fixture against RHC after a disappointing defeat the week before against  Lasswade.  Determined to put things right this Saints squad started things off at a pace that would have stopped any army in their tracks. Putting the home side right […]

1st XV v Lasswade 4.12.16

Lasswade 17 Dumfries 5 This top of the table clash should have been a showpiece for all that is best in National 3 rugby but after a 4 week break for the Autumn Tests both teams were rusty. Their commitment could not be faulted but there were errors on both sides with mistimed passes being […]