Let the new rugby season begin ...
OBAN Lorne RFC held its inaugural Tower 10s competition on Saturday as a curtain-raiser for the new season.
It was an excellent way to let the coaches see players in competitive action and in different positions.
The competition was preceded by a come-and-try session for women.
Rugby is thriving in this area (there are teams in Mull, Jura and elsewhere in Argyll), with a very successful youth set-up. Indeed, between them, Oban Lorne and Oban High School have teams for under-13, under-14, under-16 and under-18 boys as well as under-12, under-15 and under-18 girls.
Rugby really is a game for all shapes and sizes, all ages and both genders – and anyone who fancies trying the sport will be made very welcome at any of the local clubs.
For the record, Oban Lorne 1st XV’s league campaign in BT West Division One begins on Saturday September 2 with a home fixture against Garnock.
Why not make a note in your diary to go along and enjoy the game as a spectator?