Stewartry Turn out Three Teenage squads at Annan Sevens

Stewartry, for the first time in many a year, were able to take a full U13, U14 and U15 team to play in Annan tigers’ Sevens tournament at Violet bank on Sunday in what were good conditions to serve up a great tournament at all age groups.

Having not played together as a competitive team at their own age group for a while, the boys entered into this tournament as a bit of an unknown quantity but got stuck in and played some really good positive rugby against Annan, Biggar and Moffat with the result to everyone’s delight that they topped their pool and ended up in the final against a street wise Langholm team who proved to be one game to far for the boys. Lots of positives to be taken forward, just a shame that the season is coming to an end when the boys finally playing for each other.

At this age group Stewartry took on Annan ,Newton Stewart,Langholm and Dumfries in a round robin competition.
It has to be said that the warm up was not that impressive but turned out that this led to as good a performance from the boys as a squad that has been seen all season with an edge to Stewartry play on the day that no one could live with. Aggression, patience, pace and a wee bit of flare thrown in to the mix resulted in Stewartry winning all games and only conceding one try to win the trophy. The hard part now is keeping up this standard of play.
The boys sportsmanship was also noted.
Edward Hannay missing from photo.


A strong looking U15 squad were drawn in a pool with Biggar, Lochlomond and hosts Annan. The last game against the hosts showed Stewartry’s class and capabilities- something that they had lacked in the previous games. Their ability to control and retain possession was noted and some good tries were scored. Unfortunately, by this point it was too late to make an impact on the leaderboard. After a frustrating day, the boys minds are now focussed on next weeks home sevens tournament at Greenlaw, where hopefully their skill level and determination to impress a home crowd will prevail.


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