Old Albanian RFC Player Recruitment for Season 2017 / 2018 – new players welcome!

As this season draws to a close Old Albanian invite players of all levels to consider joining pre-season training this summer with a view to adding to the club’s strength next season. With a new and ambitious Head Coach in Gavin Hogg ably supported by Bruce Millar and a strong coaching team we welcome interest … Continue reading

OA Colts through to Quarter Finals of National Colts Cup

OAs travelled to Marlow to face a much-vaunted Marlow side, and came away with a comprehensive 41-11 victory to move into the quarter-finals of the National Colts Cup. OAs found themselves playing into a ferocious wind in the first half, and quickly went 0-6 down to two penalties. However, the OA forwards then started to … Continue reading

As Topple Students In Thriller!

Loughborough Students 39pts  Old Albanian 46pts   It’s not the first time this season Albanians have been involved in a points fest of fifty points or more. In fact in some half dozen matches the total has passed fifty and the trend continued on Saturday with OAs outlasting the Students in a match containing no … Continue reading

Close, but not enough…

Old Albanian 29pts  Darlington Mowden Park 35pts   Danny Brown, Darlington’s coach believed both defences were at fault to a greater or a lesser degree in what turned out to be a fairly stolid match.   “Neither side displayed the urgency we would expect in that area,” he said. “By contrast both attacks had a … Continue reading

Almost but not quite…

Albanians will perhaps have bitter-sweet memories of this encounter but will certainly be happy to take the losing bonus point which keeps them in ninth position in National One. Mistakes were few this time out and thus second placed Plymouth were pushed to the limit and came close to defeat in a bruising affair.   … Continue reading

Not Exactly a Walk in the Park…

Rosslyn Park 35pts  Old Albanian 17pts   It looked for a while like Rosslyn Park were going to avenge their defeat at Woollams in September in some style, writes Brian Quinn. But a veritable avalanche of mistakes from both sides and a doughty example of defence for almost the entire match by the visitors ensured … Continue reading

Cambridge Overcome.

Ben Palmers boot proved the difference between these two sides on this murky day. The fly half enjoyed a 100% return with two conversions and four penalties and Cambridge will have been disappointed to go away with just two league points having scored four tries in the gathering gloom. However after a shaky start Albanians … Continue reading

A Narrow Squeak

Old Albanian 15pts  Hull Ionians 13pts.   Probably the most exciting moment of this dour match took place immediately after the last kick of the encounter when both assistant referees looked long and hard at each other whilst they made the decision whether or not Lee Millar’s conversion attempt had tied the scores. It turned … Continue reading