Senior Match Reports

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 […]

1st XV v Perthshire 05.11.16

Perthshire had not enjoyed a good start to their season and Saints had to use the opportunity to gain a win bonus point at home. Saints in their change red and black strips started with the intensity Haddington had hit them with the previous week and it only took a few minutes before and inside […]

1st XV v Haddington 29.10.16

Haddington 10    Dumfries Saints 24 Saints still feel the pain of the 12 – 5 defeat at Haddington in torrential rain and gale force winds last December. This was a far calmer day on a dry pitch that suited the younger, faster Saints. Haddington started with the same fury as last year’s wind and their […]

1st XV v Glasgow Accies 01.10.16

Glasgow Accies 18 Dumfries Saints 18 Saints remain undefeated but the winning run comes to an end. With the Glasgow Academy Rugby pitch still in its summer Cricket condition it was a perfect day for a fast and furious game and in that respect it did not disappoint. Despite missing an early penalty Accies were […]