Kintyre-Campbeltown mini-rugby news

Campbeltown mini-rugby players and coaches in their new kit donated by Alan Shaw of D. McNair & Son Ltd. in 2018.

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Kintyre-Campbeltown mini-rugby players scrummed down for their first Dalriada of the season in Lochgilphead.

At last Sunday’s tournament, between Mid Argyll, Lochaber, Oban Lorne, Etive Vikings and Kintyre-Campbeltown, the club fielded a full team of P4/5 and, with some players not able to travel, seconded a couple of players for P6/7 from Oban to make up a 6/7 team

Despite Saturday’s down pours, the Lochgilphead pitches stood up to the constant pressure and every club played five games each refereed by various coaches.

The club’s P4/5, having not played a proper game since last year’s Dalriada, had a shaky start but grew in stature with each game played.

Club spokesperson, John Forster, said: ‘Confidence was key and believing in themselves.

‘All the games were close and the net result was that P4/5 drew three, lost one and won one.’

‘The first P6/7 game was closely contested ending in a draw.

‘The second game against a well drilled team saw a loss, however undeterred the players came back in their third to draw.

‘In the final P6/7 game a quick score at the end pipped the opposition to give a well deserved win.

‘For both teams the coaches can now concentrate on improving the skill base and above all brushing-up the tackling.

The next mini-rugby Dalriada is in Oban this Sunday and there will be a Campbeltown Dalriada at the Meadows on Saturday March 30.