Rugby round-up

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With the Oban Lorne 1st XV match cancelled due to their opposition team’s pitch being waterlogged and the ladies having a weekend off, it was left to the stars of the future to provide some rugby action last weekend.

The Under 16s took on Strathaven at home and took a quick lead with a break away try from Thomas Jackson in the first minute.

Oban always looked the stronger team and tries in quick succession from Callan Taylor, captain Finlay Brown and another for Jackson underlined that point.

Just as Strathaven looked to put pressure on the Oban 22, a loose ball was pounced on and quick hands led to James Campbell breaking and running the length of the field for try number five.

This was followed by another two tries by Jackson as Oban played fast and wide rugby with the forward pack giving the backs a good platform to play off. The game was ended at halftime following a try from fly half Josh Lane with Oban winning 50-0.

The second half was played as a development game with Oban and Strathaven mixing up teams and playing together.

A big thanks to Billy Thompson for stepping up at short notice to referee the game.

Man of the match for Oban was inside centre Murray MacDonald. Next game is away to Loch Lomond on October 24.

The Under 14s Girls team travelled to Cartha Queen’s Park for a regional girls event.

The Girls Under 14’s travelled to Cartha Queen’s Park for a regional girls event where they played Biggar, East Kilbride and Cartha.

The girls were undefeated in all matches and were especially delighted with the win over Biggar who they lost to in the first series event. This time around, the Oban girls showed great improvement and defeated the Biggar girls 7 tries to 5.

This is all down to the hard work of the players at training and at the Oban High School  School of Rugby.

New players are always welcome. Girl train on Wednesdays after school at Oban High School. After the October break, the girls will be back in action at the next regional event.

The Under 14s game was called off due to Covid in the opposition’s squad.

This weekend the men’s 1st XV take on Cumnock at Glencruitten, 3pm kick off, while the ladies travel to play Glasgow Uni.

The Minis will be travelling to Fort William for the third and final Dalriada tournament on Saturday, kicking off at noon. Walter Spears is hoping for good numbers again following a very good turnout for their own round.