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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

2018 Club Dinner and Awards

Oban Lorne 2018 Club Dinner and awards night

Oban Lorne RFC hosted their annual awards dinner on Saturday evening in front of a packed clubhouse. The  dinner and awards night concludes what has been another busy season for all involved at the club.
  After a fantastic three course meal provided by Michael Hewitt of ‘Oban Spitroasts/Argyll All Occasions Catering Company’ club president Sandy Rokitta gave a brief overview of the season so far that was dominated by some overwhelming success fro our fantastic ladies team. The Ladies were awarded Scottish Rugby Womens Club if the season at the Unions awards dinner at Murrayfield on Friday, this is a massive achievement for the team that the whole club and town should be very proud of.
  The clubs 1st XV have had a very frustrating season is West Division 1 and will find themselves playing in division 2 from September.
  Saturdays awards winners from the 1st XV were; Top points Scorer, Craig Wright, Best Trainer, Jonathan Sayer, Most Improved, Kyle Graham, Best Newcomer, Matt Walker, Player of the Year, Craig Wright, Young Player, Jack Strachan & Player Player, Craig Wright.
  The award winner from the Ladies section were; Top points scorer, Lucy Stewart, Best Trainer, Ellie MacNiven, Most Improved, Ailsa MacLachlan, Best Newcomer, Eika Skofca, Player of the Year, Erica Skofca, Young Player, Ellen Barlow & Players Player Erica Skofca.
  Clubperson of the year went to George Hamilton for his dedication to all teams including youth, mens and ladies in his fantastic pitch side first aid support. George is also a valuable member of the clubs committee holding the very important role of Child Protection Officer.
  The 1st XV’s Bulgarian Internationals Radostin Maksimov and Vasil Borisov were also congratulated with their National Team success this season.
  Outgoing 1st XV Coach Corrie Louw was also presented by gifts from the club and players for his hard work and dedication towards coaching the team over the past seven seasons in what has been an extremely successful time for Oban Lorne RFC.

Oban Lorne 20-24 Stewartry

BT WEST DIVISION 1

SATURDAY 28TH APRIL

OBAN LORNE 20-24 STEWARTRY

Along with the excitement of the Ladies winning the National Bowl the backlog of West Division 1 fixtures meant that the Oban Lorne 1st XV were also in action with a rearranged fixture against mid table Stewartry RFC.

With all players supporting the Ladies in their 45-5 Bowl triumph at BT Murrayfield the Oban Lorne committee arranged a neutral venue for Saturdays game as the fixture was played at Bouroughmuir RFC’s Meggetland ground, a short trip from Murrayfield.

Oban Lorne fielded a relatively strong team but were missing key players such as Lorne MacLachlan, Jamie Bate, Jack Strachan, Connor Kerr, Finlay Carmichael, David McLaughlin and Iwan Rhys Roberts. The majority of the missing players are unavailable due to injuries.

Stewartry RFC who are safe in mid table had nothing to play for in this fixture  still fielded an impressive lineup and found themselves rave into a very early 7-0 lead thanks to some poor defence around the breakdown from Obans pack.

Oban responded mid way through the half as Captain and Stand Off for the day Craig Wright burst clear from 30 metres out to score and reduce the deficit to 7-5.

The men in Green were competing well in the game aided by some superb back row play from Stephen Povey, Daniel Speirs and Matt Walker.

Poor tackling proved to be Oban’s downfall on the day however as Stewartry again capitalised on some sloppy defending to score their second try of the day extending the score to 14-5. Wright responded for Oban with a penalty just before the break to reduce the score to 14-8.

Stewartry dominated most of the possession in the send half but Oban were looking very dangerous on the break and took the lead on 45 minutes as Calum MacLachlans break upfield setup Bulgarian International Radostin Maksimov who finished off well. 15-14 to Oban.

This lead was however short lived as Stewartry’s dangerous outside Centre scored to regain a 21-15 lead for his team.

Calum MacLachlan went close again for Oban as the powerful winger just lost control off the ball as he surged towards the tryline. Oban did give themselves a real chance at victory as Wright scored his second of the day with 10 minutes remaining taking the team back into the game at 21-20.

Stewartry controlled the closing stages well and slotted over a penalty kick taking the score to 24-20 meaning Oban needed a try to win the match. Oban pushed late on but could not breach the away defence as Stewartry held on for a narrow and hard fought 24-20 win.

The result means that Oban’s task of surviving in the league is looking in real doubt as the team lie nine points adrift of 10th placed Irvine RFC.

This Saturday Oban Lorne welcome Kilmarnock RFC to Glencruitten for the second time this season. The clubs met in March with the game being abandoned due to an injury to the referee. Saturdays must win game for Oban kicks off at 3pm.

Murrayfield here we come!

BT WOMENS NATIONAL BOWL SEMI FINAL

SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 2018

OBAN LORNE LADIES 29-5 HOWE OF FIFE HARLEQUINS

Oban Lorne Ladies took to the field on Sunday in the biggest game of their 15 year history as they welcomed National Division 1 side How of Fife Harlequins for the much anticipated BT National Bowl Semi Final.

For Oban this game has been the reward for what has already been a hugely successful 2017/18 season with the team securing the National Division 2 title in style by winning all 10 fixtures played so far and only conceding two tries in the process. The Bowl competition has offered the team a chance to take on higher league opponents and challenge for a National Final place at BT Murrayfield n Saturday 28th of April.

A large home crowd gathered at Glencruitten as the teams were piped onto the field  on a fantastic spring day. Oban Lorne Coach Corrie Louw and Team Manager Darrell Williams had a full squad to choose from with the strong contingent being led by Captain Laura ‘America’ MacCormick.

Oban made a strong start to the game and were eager to get on the scoreboard early to ease some of their pre match nerves. Italian Centre Erika Skofca had a strong run early in the game giving Oban a great attacking platform to play from. Unfortunately the ball was knocked on near the line gifting Howe a reprieve in the form of a 5 metre scrum.

A handling mistake from Howe’s stand off at the tryline was gathered up by Oban Inside Centre Kirsty Sinclair who made the visitors pay for their mistake touching down for an early try. Oban Led 7-0after a straightforward conversion from Lucy Stewart.

Despite going ahead so early on this was not t be a one sided fixture as has been the case in the majority of Oban’s fixtures this season. Howe Harlequins possessed a big physical presence and were competing very well at the breakdown thanks to their impressive blindside flanker and second row.

The visitors enjoyed a strong spell in the game during the first 20 minutes but were undone at times with some fantastic Oban tackling. Ailsa MacLachlan was having a storming start to the game with her work rate in defence being particularly impressive. Impressive too was a big hit from winger Ellen Barlow who managed to hold  back a promising Howe attack.

Howe Harlequins hit back on the scoreboard after around 20 minutes as a quickly taken free kick was finished off over the line reducing the deficit to two points at 7-5 to Oban.

It was the visitors who controlled the majority of possession and territory during the first half but were limited in scoring opportunities down to a fantastic defensive attitude by the whole Oban team.

Oban, when in possession looked the more promising side in attack and broke up field on a couple of occasions with runs from try scorer Kirsty Sinclair and Captain Laura MacCormick.

The reward for Oban’s superb defensive display was a second try that was scored just 5 minutes before the halftime break. Rachel MacDonald’s run up field gifted Oban possession close to the tryline. Some clever play by scrum Half Audrey Barr allowed Prop Ellie MacNiven to power over the line and extend Oban’s lead to 12-5.

Both sides played out a largely uneventful closing to the first half as Oban went in to the break as narrow leaders.

Oban’s efforts were dealt a blow early in the second half with Prop Ellie MacNiven being removed from the field due to a concussion. MacNiven was replaced by Nienke Van Geel  who proved to be a very string replacement impressing at scrum time throughout the second half.

It took Oban 15 minutes of the second half to orchestrate a promising attacking move. Stand Off Lucy Stewart broke free from within her own half and had a timely offload to the onrushing Erica Skofca who raced clear and touched down for Oban’s third try of the game.  This extended the score to 17-5 as a tricky conversion bounced back off the uprights.

Oban were now looking very dangerous anytime they had the ball in hand with notable good plays from fullback Kelly Lamont and winger Ellen Barlow. Unfortunately Barlow had been carrying an injury from around halftime and she was replaced with Lyndsay Waterson coming off the bench.

The home side were starting to dominate areas of the game and were unlucky not to score their fourth try of the game after some good forward play resulted in the ball being held up over the line.

From a 5 metre Scrum Oban found their fourth try and a bit of breathing space that came along with it. The hugely impressive Ailsa MacLachlan just manged to touch down underneath the posts, a big rewarded for her had work through the game as she extended her teams lead to 24-5.

Oban could now relax a little were looking very confident with the ball in hand. Further good runs from the likes of Erica Skofca, Kelly Lamont, Kirsty Sinclair and Rachel MacDonald were putting the tiring How defence under pressure.

With 10 minutes remaining Oban pressed for their final try of the day. Some clever play by Rachel MacDonald and Lyndsay Waterson allowed the ball to be spun from left to right across the pitch eventually finding the determined Erica Skofca who finished off her second try of the game putting the result out of doubt bow at 29-5.

Despite being behind in the game huge credit must be given to Howe Harlequins who never gave up and had a very strong finish to the game. The visitors dominated the closing stages of the play but could not find a clinical edge to get past the yet again strong Oban defence.

As the final whistle was blown their were celebrations all round Glencruitten as Oban  Lorne Ladies now progress to the BT National Bowl final at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 28th of April.

Despite the celebrations Oban were very respectful of Howe Harlequins who were without doubt the most impressive side Oban have played against this season. Sundays game could at one stage have gone either way and a 29-5 score line does not reflect how the majority of the game was played.

Key players for Oban on the day such as Laura MacCormick and the centre paring of Sinclair and Skofca contributed well to the win but nobody could come close to emulating the efforts of flaker Ailsa MacLachlan who simply put in an outstanding performance.

The team enjoyed their aftermatch celebrations in a packed Glencruitten clubhouse but the attention for now goes back to league duty where the team face a tough trip away to Kelso this Sunday.

Oban Lorne Ladies will be taking on Garioch RFC Women in the Bowl final who had a convincing 55-0 against Orkney in the opposing semi final game. Ticket’s for Oban Lorne’s final on ‘Silver Saturday’ can be purchase via the Scottish Rugby website with supporters being encouraged to choose Oban Lorne from the list of available clubs to receive commission from the gat receipts.

More details for the final will be announced by the club in due course.

The Ladies team would like to thank the Regent Hotel Oban for their fantastic team breakfast on Sunday as well as Tommy Sutherland from Bespoke Hotels who provide a buffet and aftermatch meal for the teams and supporters. Thanks must also go to the long list of ongoing sponsors and supporters who made the event on Sunday go extremely well.

Oban Lorne Ladies:

  1. MacCormick ©, S. Keppie, E. MacNiven, V. Speirs, G. Mitchell, R. Sims, A. MacLachlan, C. Leslie, A. Barr, L. Stewart, K. Sinclair, E, Skofca, E. Barlow, R. MacDonald, K. Lamont.
  2. Van Geel, C. MacPherson, H. Cringles, H. Bean, S. Rosinski, L. Waterson, L. Comer.

 

 

Tower 10s 2018

Oban Lorne RFC will be holding the clubs second Tower 10s Festival in August 2018.

Please visit the ‘Tower 10s’ section of our website for more info!

West of Scotland 60-19 Oban Lorne U18s

Oban Lorne U18 travelled to Burnbrae on Saturday to kick off their West Regional Cup campaign. With an early kick off the Oban boys took some time to settle into the match.

West, from the league above, did not have this problem. They started strong and scored two early tries to stun the Oban boys. After 15 minutes the Oban side settled in to play and managed to get more of the ball. Strong defence from Finn Charlton, Lorne Sinclair and Craig Cook helped to stem the attack from a well drilled West side. From an Oban lineout on half way, Sandy Bavington hit James Divers who made a lovely break through the defence, beating a second defender David Cameron was on his shoulder to support and gather the offload. Cameron had the pace to finish off a lovely try against the run of play under the posts. Ben MacFarlane Barrow added the extra points. West fought back strong and used the width of the park to expose Oban out wide and add another converted try. West showed slick handling to ship the ball wide at every opportunity and only an occasional error in handling was stopping them from adding to the scoreline. Eventually the game plan worked and West had a clean break down the right wing and got under the posts to make the score 28-7 at half time.
The second half started in the same vein with West playing like they had a point to prove, the centres creating space and using the width at every opportunity, the West winger got in the corner on the right wing after a good kick and chase this was quickly followed by another converted try. Scoreline was now 40-7. The Oban side started to mix up how they played the more experienced side and had some joy in attack, it was through loose play in the attacking 22m that Oban recycled the ball quickly and again Divers linked up with Cameron to crash over the line and the extras added for 40-14.

This only spurred on West who went on to score 4 more tries. Oban managed to get one more score from MacFarlane-Barrow who also added the extras. A good pick up short of the line allowed MacFarlane-Barrow to crash over the line. Credit to the Oban players who stuck in right to the end and played some really good Rugby. West were a well organised team who deserved the points and both teams played the game in a fantastic spirit. U18 Rugby training is on Thursday evening, any players who are interested should contact obanlornerfc@gmail.com

Lismore RFC 0-25 Oban Lorne Ladies

BT Women’s National Division 2
Lismore WRFC 0 – 25 Oban Lorne WRFC

In one of their toughest fought games of the season, Oban Ladies were jolted back to reality in their opening fixture for 2018, taking on Lismore women’s team away from home. Oban travelled with a strong squad, including one substitute. Playing conditions were not ideal, but both teams put in an impressive performance of strength in what was to be a very physical match.
Lismore’s perseverance and good defensive discipline in the opening half forced multiple Green errors. Despite this, Oban were the first team to come away with any points following an impressive break up the wing by centre Erika Skofca, touched down by supporting centre Kirsty Sinclair. However, multiple warnings from the referee to the whole team eventually resulted in a yellow card for Oban flanker, Ailsa MacLachlan, as a result of high tackles. The latter end of the first half played out with big tackles from both sides. An impressive carry by both props, Ellie MacNiven and Georgia Mitchell, as well as another good drive by Skofca brought the Ladies back within 5m of their try line, but an unfortunate turn over at this point left the half time score at 0-5.
Due to injury, Oban requested to start the second half with uncontested scrums. Following a scrum to Lismore, pressure from Oban forced a knock on, earning them one in return. Captain, Laura MacCormick, stormed over the line to score try number two off the back of this bringing the score to 0-10. Although everyone was working hard, and the first game back after the long Christmas break is always a challenge, a quick pep talk before the next kick off kept Oban looking positively towards the remainder of the second half.
Frustratingly, handling errors came from both sides in the next few plays of the game. Once again good drives were made by MacNiven and MacCormick, but once more the ball was lost in contact before any further points were secured. Another high tackle from Oban afforded Lismore a penalty, but luckily the score remained at 0-10. The next points came for second row Beth Menzies, now living in Edinburgh but still playing for her home team. Oban maintained good defensive discipline, and executed big tackles to keep a determined Lismore side at bay before securing the next try, this time for fly half Lucy Stewart. The final try of the game was touched down by Oban scrum half Audrey Barr following a turned over line-out, to bring the closing result to a well-deserved 0-25 win to the visitors.
Oban have maintained an impressive record throughout the season, with their total number of points sitting at 571, to only one try conceded in all of their 9 matches. They currently stand 19 points clear at the top of the league table to nearest rivals Grangemouth and Royal Dick Vet College. Their next match is at home on Sunday 4th February, 2pm against Helensburgh, whom they last defeated 0-105, so supporters are encouraged to come along. Training is currently on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm at the Isle of Eriska Hotel, but more up to date information is available via the Oban Lorne Ladies Rugby Club Facebook page.

Oban U16s reach Murrayfield final!

National U16 Schools Bowl

Oban High School/ Oban Lorne 34-22 Duncanrig High School
Tuesday 14th November, North Connel

Oban High School/ Oban Lorne’s U16 team have progressed to the National U16 Bowl Final after an entertaining 34-22 win against Duncanrig High School at North Connel last week.
The Oban side have progressed through the competition with wins against Breadalbane/ Pitlochry/ Blairgowrie (10-45) and a Quarter Final meeting with Ardrossan that finished 50-0.
A strong and full squad was fielded for this semi final tie played at North Connel. Oban went ahead early in the fixture with Connor Taylor touching down for the first try of the game. Duncanrig hit back with their first try of the game almost immediately narrowing the score to 7-5. Oban improved as the first half wore on and raced into a 19-5 halftime lead with further tries from Jordan Norman and another effort from Connor Taylor.
Kenny Gray looked to have out the game beyond doubt at the start f the second half however his effort was ruled out for being offside. Angus Neil did however extend the lead shortly after bringing the score to 26-5.
Things were looking go Oban’s way at this points until a dubious yellow card with 15 minutes to play turned the game on its head. Duncanrig with a mad advantage raced in three unanswered tries to claw back to 26-22. Oban did keep the visitors at bay with an Angus Neil penalty bringing the score to 29-22. As Duncanrig pressed in the later stages Kenny Gray sealed the Oban win with a fantastic solo run from 40 meters out so score with the last play. Fulltime 34-22 to Oban.
The result means that the team will progress to the National U16 Bowl Final that will be played on Wednesday 6th of December at 2.30pm on the back pitches at BT Murrayfield, a fantastic achievement for the players and coaches. Details for the final and for supporter transport will be announced by the school/ club in due course.

Youth Rugby Reports, U13, U14, U16, U18 & U15 Girls

Mitsibushi Motors U13/U14 West Conference
Kilmarnock U13/U14 v Oban Lorne, Sunday 19th November

Oban Lorne travelled to take on Kilmarnock for fixtures a U13 & U14 level on Sunday. A depleted Oban U13 side mixed with Kilmarnock to make up numbers with the hosts running out comfortable winners. The U14 game was a much closer affair with Oban going down 15-3.
This Sunday Oban are scheduled to host Waysiders Drumpellier in the last West U13/U14 games for the season

Mitsibushi Motors U16 West Conference
Oban Lorne U16 46-15 Kilmarnock, Sunday 19th November, North Connel

Oban Lorne’s U16 side rounded off an impressive league campaign on Sunday with a comfortable 46-15 win against a hard working Kilmarnock side. The league has brought some impressive results so far for the Oban team who have won all but one game, a defeat to top of the league Stewartry RFC. A strong squad of 20 players was available on Sunday all looking to impress their coaches ahead of the U16 Schools Bowl Final at BT Murrayfield on the 6th of December.
A big crowd gathered a North Connel with Glencruitten still being closed and unavailable for the game. Oban took and early lead with a try from Ross McCaskill under the posts converted by Angus Neil for a 7-0 lead. Two quick tries followed for winger Ellie Hunter, both setup by some good play in the backline that extended the score to 19-0 with another Neil conversion.
Oban extended their lead again with a penalty followed by an impressive 50 metre run by fullback Jordan Norman giving Oban their fourth try of the game and a 29-0 halftime lead.
The second half was a closer affair with Oban’s discipline letting them down at times. Despite this the lead was again extended as McCaskill scored his second off the day as the powerful forward ran in from 40 meters after gathering a loose ball at the lineout. Kilmarnock failed to put their heads down and responded with a well deserved try taking the score to 34-5.
Both sides scored twice in the closing stages. Oban’s efforts came through a powerful burst by Connor Taylor and the second try from Winger Aaron McCall. Fulltime score 46-15 to Oban Lorne.
Sundays result completes Oban’s U16 League campaign for the 2017 season. Oban currently top the league on 16 points but could be piped to the league title by Stewartry who still have a game in hand.
Oban U16s will continue to compete in friendly fixtures and the West U16 League Cup for the remainder of the season.

Mitsibushi Motors West U18 Conference
Cambuslang/ Uddingston U18 15-29 Oban Lorne

Oban Lorne U18s recent good run of form continued on Saturday with an impressive 29-15 win away to a combined Uddingston/ Cambuslang side. Coach Gordon Shearer had a strong team to choose from including Oban Lorne 1st XV player Jack Strachan who is still eligible for U18 rugby.
The team made a sloppy start t Saturdays game played at Uddingston RFC but improved as the first half wore on playing at times some of their best rugby this season.
Oban’s defence was outstanding at times as they held the hosts on numerous occasions while they were camped on the tryline. Try scorers for Oban on the day were David Cameron, Kieron Morrison, Ben MacFarlane Barrow and Craig Cook.
The U18s have no league fixture this weekend due to the Autumn Test between Scotland and Australia. The next scheduled game for the U18s is at home to Newton Stewart/ Wigtownshire on the 2nd of December.

U15 Girls T4 Conference
Oban Lorne U15 Girls 27-21 Highland RFC

Oban’s U15 Girls team took on ‘local’ rivals Highland RFC for the first time on Sunday at North Connel. The game was the best showing so far form the Oban Girls who produced some great rugby against a well drilled opposition. Highland made Oban fight hard throughout the fixture with Oban adding a nit of gloss to the scoreline with Rona Shearers last minute try.
The Oban team boasted a squad of 19 players for the game proving that the Development of girls rugby in the area is going from strength to strength.

Oban Lorne Rugby Update 13/11/2017

Oban Lorne 1st XV
Oban Lorne had a weekend off from league duty with no scheduled fixture on Saturday due to Scotland’s Autumn International Test against Samoa at BT Murrayfield. The Men in Green are not back in action until the end of the Autumn Test series where they will face Argyll rivals and fellow West Division 1 strugglers Helensburgh RFC on Saturday 2nd of December.
It has been a disappointing season so far for Oban Lorne who currently occupy 11th place in the league but could jump into midtable with a much needed win.
A combination of injuries and a loss of several key players has left coach Corrie Louw with a much smaller squad to choose from than in recent seasons.
The team were buoyed this week with a coaching session on Tuesday evening with former SRU Coach Chis Reid who led a very enjoyable session for both the Men and Ladies 1st XV.
Oban Lorne RFC will be showing Scotland’s two remaining Autumn Test Matches versus New Zealand and Australia live on the clubhouse big screen, all welcome.

Oban Lorne Ladies – report to come….

Mitsibushi Motors West U18 Conference
Oban Lorne U18s P-P Kilmarnock U18s
Saturdays U18 clash was postponed as league leaders Kilmarnock RFC failed to raise a team for the journey to Oban. The late call off came as much frustration to the Oban Players and Coaches with the team having their strongest sqaud of the season available.
Oban have been given the league points for the game that propels them into 4th place in the U18 conference.
The team will be hoping to continue their good form from recent games as they travel to Glasgow this Saturday to face fellow mid table side Cambuslang RFC. Saturdays hosts won a close 21-12 fixture at Glencruitten earlier in the year and the same is expected on Saturday.

U17 Friendly Festival at Lochaber RFC P-P

Sundays U17 10 aside Festival hosted by Lochaber RFC in Fort William was postponed on Sunday due to an unplayable pitch at Lochaber’s Banavie ground. This was a blow for Oban who had a strong squad of young U18s and older U16 squad players to form a formidable team. Hopefully this Festival can be rearranged for a date later in the season.

U13 & U14 Mitsibushi West Conference
Oban U13s & U14s P-P v Ardrossan

In keeping with the general theme of the weekend Oban Lorne’s U13 & U14 teams were left without a fixture as Ardrossan RFC failed to travel for the fixtures. With two squads of players ready for the game both players and coaches were left disappointing at the outcome given the glorious weather conditions on Sunday meaning the games could have gone ahead.
These fixtures can hopefully be rearranged for later in the season.
Oban’s U13 & U14 teams are away to Kilmarnock RFC this Sunday.

Mitsibushi Motors West U16 League
Oban Lorne U16s v Kilmarnock
Oban’s U16 team play their last fixture of the league season on Sunday at home to Kilmarnock RFC. A win would secure 2nd place in the league for Oban who have won every game apart from last weeks 42-0 loss against league leaders Stewartry RFC.