Here is your Orkney RFC 1st XV to take on Perthshire tomorrow at 12 noon.
The boys will be looking to build on last week's success so if you are in the area please go along to Perth's North Inch and cheer them on - your support is always appreciated.
Perthshire RFC's clubhouse bar will be open pre & post-game and is signposted within the Bells Sports complex.
Tonight's women's training will be 6-7:30 at the riding centre due to the weather.
Please pass the word
What's On: 16th - 22nd October
BT National League Division 3
Pickaquoy Infield - Saturday 14th October
Orkney RFC 68, Dalziel RFC 5
Orkney RFC were needing to turn their season around and build over the next 4 weeks to get at least 16 points or more to push them up the table of National 3.
The tension was on all the faces of the squad even though they tried to hide it, it was there because we knew we had to put a performance together no matter how good or indifferent it could be to ensure 4 as a minimum and then build from there to get a BP to make it a 5 pt game.
Orkney as always started strong and put Dalziel under huge pressure for the first 15 minutes, as per normal for the season, Orkney were embedded on Dalziel 22 without putting points on the board, but eventually the resilient Dalziel’s line was broken by Robbie Firth then converted by Danny Bain. Once the defensive line had been broken Orkney remembered where the try line was and started to build on their early pressure.
BT Women's North League
Bught Park, Inverness - Saturday 7th October
Inverness Craig Dunain Women 20, Orkney Women 5
After a delay in travel it was straight off of the bus for a quick warm up and into the game for the dragons. Inverness started quickly, capitalising on the still pale, slightly groggy Orkney side, scoring the first try of the match.
For the home side it was using there strong forwards to bolder through Orkney' s defence who for some, were playing out of their usual positions.
After two more tries from Inverness it was half time and Orkney were visibly frustrated for not playing to their full potential.
Saturday 7th October saw around 80 Primary 4 to Primary 7 boys and girls play in the Kirkwall Mini Tournament at Picky. While the conditions maybe weren't ideal for the players, they never really let it dampen their spirits with 16 matches in total being played. Primary 4 and 5 League was won by West Greens and the Primary 6 and 7 League was won by the East.
The rest of the results are in the two pic's along with the Player's Player and Coaches Player.
Well done to the Players, Referee's (Ian Rushbrook, Stewart Spence & Al Watson in reserve), Coaches, Food Providers & servers, all of the supporters, strip sponsors, the Pickaquoy Centre and the helpers for setting up and dismantling the tournament.
BT National League Division 3
NEW ANNIESLAND, Saturday 7th October 2017
GLASGOW ACCIES 64, ORKNEY 12
64-12 sounds like a hammering for Orkney Rugby Club today and, in some senses of the phrase, it was, but it seemed far from that for those of us on the touchline during the match.
There can be no doubt our boys lost to very fit and well coached opponents but they played with a commitment and courage of which Orkney can be proud.
Tomorrow night Mon 9 Oct 7pm start, there will be a players meeting in the Orkney RFC club house.
It is to discuss where we go as a club in the next 2-3 years and the committee has requested as many senior players as possible (both present & past) attend.
Please pass the word.
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