Pre Season, 2018/2019 Fixtures & Tower 10s

Oban Lorne Pre Season Training starts under new coaching team

 

Oban Lorne’s Pre-season training commences on Tuesday 3rd of July from 7-9pm at the Rugby Club, Glencruitten Drive. Training will be running every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from the 3rd until the first fixtures of the 2018/2019 season. Saturday sessions will start at 10am sharp.

In order for players to play to their potential fitness is extremely important so commitment to training over this period will be key to a successful season ahead.

The club are always on the look for new or experienced rugby players for all of our senior teams as well as welcoming all off our U18 players into the senior setup.

This season the 1st XV will be under the guidance of a new coaching team with Andrew Johnston as head coach along with Allan Wright, David McLaughlin and Murray Hamilton as assistant coaches. The squad had a very positive and informative meeting last week with the new coaching team where over 20 players turned up.

Anyone interested in coming along can contact Andrew Johnston on 07568310763.

 

Tennents West Division 2 & West Regional Shield Fixtures announced

 

Scottish Rugby have announced the 2018/2019 season fixtures for all National and Regional Leagues that will be sponsored by Tennents Lager.

Oban Lorne who are taking part in West Division 2 start their league season with a home game against Cumbernauld on Saturday 1st of September.

The Greenmachine then face three consecutive away matches to Paisley, Argyll rivals Helensburgh and Strathaven before welcoming Millbrae to Glencruitten on Saturday 29th of September.

With 22 league games to be played over the season it will be key for the club to make a good start to the season and also hope that weather and pitch conditions are kinder than last year where a big number of games were postponed.

Along with the league Oban will also be taking part in the Tennents West Regional Shield fixtures and have been drawn at home to Strathaven RFC in the preliminary round on Saturday 18th of August. The winner of this tie will face the winner of Annan  or Cambuslang at home the following Saturday 25th.

 

Tower 10’s

 

Oban Lorne RFC will be launching the 2018/2019 season with the now annual Tower 10’s Festival on Saturday 11th of August at Glencruitten.

After a very successful inaugural event last season the club are hoping to build on the event that will help the players prepare for the new season ahead.

Teams attending this years Festival are, Tri Trust Rugby International, LFEA RFC, Isle of Mull RFC, Inverness Craig Dunain RFC, Lochaber RFC, Moray RFC, Queensferry RFC along with hosts Oban Lorne RFC and an Oban High School FPs side led by Fergus Bradbury.

Anyone interested or would like more info on the event should email obanlornerfc@gmail.com

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