The start of the newTennent’s Scottish League for season 2018-19 brought some surprising results on the first day.
Dumfries Saints beat Biggar twice last season but found them too strong this time, Biggar winning 17-5 at Dumfries. GHK went top of National LeagueTwo beating Lasswade 48-15.
Tennent’s NationalThree saw Newton Stewart have a convincing 25-0 win over far travelled Caithness while newly promoted Carrick lead the table after beating Haddington 67-22.
West Division One: Stewartry suffered their biggest ever first league game defeat as they lost 59-7 at newly promoted Strathendrick, who are unbeaten in the leagues since the second week of last season.
Annan started strongly with a hard fought win away at Dalziel 19-7 with the other results GreenockWan. 63 Cumnock 24, East Kilbride 17 Cambuslang 16, Garnock 13 Allan Glens 24 and Irvine 25 Kilmarnock 17.
West DivisionTwo: Newly promoted Wigtownshire lost 23-43 at home to Paisley. Uddingston top the table with a 85-12 win away at Millbrae.
West DivisionThree: Moffat also lost at home to Lochaber 15-26 while Isle of Mull go top after beating Shawlands 48-0.
On Sunday Stewartry Rugby welcomed the famous Calcutta Cup, won by Scotland beating England back in February, to a wet Greenlaw with many selfies and group photos taken by the Stewartry Sharks after their training session.
Stewartry Sirens played a 10-a-side game against a depleted Murrayfield team who had a shock break-up midweek but did not want to let the Sirens down and turned up for a friendly game, the visitors winning 27-19.
The rest of theWomen’s Premier League went ahead with Annan Warriors finding promotion a large step up, losing 62-5 away at Corstorphine. League leaders Hillhead Jordanhill Women won the Glasgow derby beating Cartha Queens Park 42-7. Fixtures for Saturday (kick-offs 3pm): Tennent’s NationalTwo: Glasgow Accies v Dumfries, Preston Lodge v GHK.
Tennent’s NationalThree: Haddington v Newton Stewart, Hillhead Jordanhill v Carrick.
Tennent’sWest One: Stewartry v East Kilbride, Annan v Garnock, Allan Glens v Strathendrick, Cambuslang v Greenock, Kilmarnock v Dalziel, Cumnock v Irvine
Tennent’sWestTwo: Strathaven v Wigtownshire, Uddingston v Loch Lomond.
Tennent’sWestThree: Birkmyre v Moffat, Lochaber v Isle of Mull.
Tennent’s. EastTwo: Langholm v Penicuik, Hawick Linden v Leith Accies.
West Region Under-18 League: Newton Stewart/Wigtownshire v Stewartry (kick-off 2pm). Fixtures for Sunday (kick-offs 2pm): Tennent’sWomen’s Premier League: Stirling County v Stewartry Sirens, Hillhead Jordanhill v AnnanWarriors, Corstorphine v Cartha QP,Watsonians v Murrayfield.
West Region Under-16 League: Newton Stewart v Stewartry.
West Region Under-14 League: Stewartry v Newton Stewart, Moffat v Birkmyre.