Senior Match Reports

1st XV v Lasswade 15.9.18

Dumfries Saints 87    Lasswade 5 After last weekend’s fast and accurate victory over newly promoted Glasgow Accies this game against the team who finished 4th behind Saints 3rd place in the league last season but yet to win a game this season was an eagerly awaited to test where Saints were in relation to other […]

1st XV v Glasgow Accies 08.09.18

Glasgow Accies 12   Dumfries Saints 64 Conditions were perfect on newly reseeded Accies pitch for fast running rugby and that is what the crowd were given. Newly promoted Accies attacked first and when clearing lines a Saints high ball was chased and caught by Andrew Whiteford setting up Saints 1st attack, the ball was carried […]

1st XV v Biggar 01.09.18

Dumfries Saints 5   Biggar 17 After last weekend when Saints progressed to the 2nd Round of the National Cup and Biggar were knocked out, there was always a concern that there may be some kind of backlash in the opening league game.   It was a typical start of the season game with neither side up […]

1st XV v GHK 7.4.18

GHK 20 v Dumfries Saints 22 As they returned to League after last week’s BT National League Cup semi-final victory over St. Boswells, Saturday saw the Saints make the trip up to Old Anniesland to take on a very committed GHK outfit. With some noticeable changes to their team sheets from previous encounters in the […]

1st XV v Peebles 11.4.18

Peebles 15   Dumfries Saints 22 Under the floodlights at the Gytes Peebles started strong, they were fired up for the occasion and were playing with customary aggression in front of a home crowd outnumbered by Dumfries supporters and Kelso players. They had the bulk of possession and territory in the first 5 minutes as Dumfries […]

1st XV v Preston Lodge 17.3.18

Preston Lodge 12     Dumfries Saints 50 Second top Saints travelled east to the bitter cold and flurries of snow to take on second bottom Preston Lodge. Saints playing with pace and ambition had them under pressure within a few minutes and were awarded a penalty 5 metres out. Opting for the scrum Michael Scott picked […]

1st XV v Howe of Fife 17.2.18

Dumfries Saints 44   Howe of Fife 10 Like many of the games in National 2 this one was played at a very high pace and the crowd were treated to some very entertaining rugby. Saints started well and pressurised the Howe line right from the kick-off. Phase after phase, with excellent ball retention saw Zeke […]

1st XV v GHK 10.2.18

GHK 17      Dumfries Saints 23 It was cold raw afternoon at Old Anniesland for this National League Cup Quarter Final. The game was played at a very fast pace and much of the outcome was to be determined by who could maintain their accuracy. After a few minutes GHK coughed up possession just inside the […]

1st XV v Biggar 20.1.18

Dumfries Saints 22   Biggar 10 Despite the weather the ground conditions at Park Farm were excellent and the prospect of the second and third place teams playing for league position thrilled the large crowd. The game started at a furious pace and kept it up for the duration. These were two teams keen to play […]

1st XV v Kirkcaldy 13.1.18

Kirkcaldy 39    Dumfries Saints 12 Right from Saints kick off Kirkcaldy showed their intent to win their home tie having lost to Saints 31 : 24 back in September, one of only 2 games Kirkcaldy have lost this season. The big Fife forwards were making yards, their ball retention was excellent and the team were […]