RUGBY clubs in West Fife will be aiming to resume their league seasons this weekend after Storm Babet disrupted the weekend's fixture card.

Dunfermline Rugby Club and Rosyth Sharks saw fixtures called off because of the adverse weather conditions that hit the country, with northern and eastern parts of Scotland particularly affected.

Dunfermline's first XV had been scheduled to host Strathmore at McKane Park in National League, Division Four, but, with Angus impacted severely by heavy rain and flooding, leading to red weather warnings, indicating a danger to life, being issued, the game with the Forfar-based side was called off.

That fixture was the second in a row that Gavin Emerson's team saw fall victim to the weather, after a match at Glasgow-based Whitecraigs, on October 7, was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

New dates for both fixtures have been confirmed by Scottish Rugby, with the Whitecraigs match rescheduled to November 25, and the Strathmore fixture rearranged for February 3.

Of their five fixtures played since winning promotion last season, Gavin Emerson's side have won four - each with a try-scoring bonus point - and lost one, and sit fourth in the table, 10 points behind leaders Garnock, who have picked up bonus point wins in each of their first six outings.

This Saturday, Dunfermline will be hoping to play their first fixture in four weeks, when they defeated Ross High at McKane, at Greenock Wanderers, who are second bottom with one win and five defeats from their first six games.

Kick off is at 3pm.

In Caledonia Midlands Region League, Division Two, Dunfermline's second XV are scheduled to host Glenrothes (3pm) in a Fife derby on Saturday, after their weekend match at Aberfeldy was postponed due to the weather.

That game has been rescheduled for February 3, with Dunfermline still seeking their first win of the campaign, after three defeats from three matches.

Rosyth Sharks, meanwhile, will be looking to build on a positive start to their Division Three season when they travel to Perthshire second XV for a 2pm kick off.

Mark Love's side, whose postponed game with Waid Academy at Harley Street, due to the closure of facilities by Fife Council, has been rescheduled for November 11, will be looking to respond to their 38-32 home loss to Strathmore seconds in their last outing.

Sharks, with three wins and two defeats from five games, are third in the table, while their opponents this weekend are three places behind themm with two victories and three losses so far.