Consistent Kintyre rugby team wins autumn Dalriada series

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Campbeltown-Kintyre Rugby Club’s players proved their sporting skill in both the P6/7 and P4/5 age groups throughout the autumn Dalriada series, finishing in first and second place respectively.

Last Saturday, on a glorious autumnal afternoon in Fort William, Lochaber Rugby Club hosted the final tournament of the year.

A fantastic turnout of players from Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Oban, Taynuilt and Mull joined the host teams.

There was some fantastic rugby on display from both age groups with great running and cracking tackles, coupled with loads of energy and enthusiasm.

In the P4/5 age group, Mid Argyll was the team to beat and produced some amazing rugby to remain undefeated on the day.

This means that Mid Argyll wins the autumn series for the P4/5 group after being pushed all the way by the Campbeltown-Kintyre team, which finished second overall.

There was also some fantastic rugby on show in last Saturday’s P6/7 games, with the Campbeltown-Kintyre side going for the clean sweep.

Organisers were delighted to see Mull compete in this category for the first time this season and they will have learnt a lot from this outing.

The Lochaber team was keen to win its home tournament and defended with real vigour in every game with some fantastic tackling on display.

The visiting teams struggled to match Lochaber’s physicality, with the home team’s defensive efforts laying the foundation for its victory without losing a game.

The Campbeltown-Kintyre players may have lost the battle but they won the war and were deserved winners of the autumn series for the P6/7 group by being incredibly consistent over the four festivals.

The next festival is set to take place in March 2022 when the focus switches to the secondary schools.