Orkney Dragons V West of Scotland
Saturday 27th January, KGS
Saturday saw the Orkney dragons play their first game of 2024. Starting the year with the first cup game in the Women's National Shield against West of Scotland.
WOS landed in Orkney and were greeted by your typical Orkney winters day weather.
The game kicked off at 230pm at KGS playing fields in wet and windy conditions.
Orkney RFC has a league set up for you to join with your Fantasy Rugby team for the 6 Nations.
First you'll need to register your team - Click Here to join the league
You can also join the ORFC league by downloading the Superbru app and searching for the pool with code: pumatabs
There will be a chance for the “Clubhouse Champion” in our fantasy rugby league to win one year’s ORFC Membership - Join the Orkney RFC league and then put your name on the sign up sheet in the Clubhouse (or see Garry Coltherd)- £5 entry!
17 boys and Stewart Spence turned out in a miserable day in Dounby.
Game started off with the overs playing through the hands with some lovely well worked plays leading to them scoring the first try.
Quickly after play continues Simon Owen set off like a freight train and supply the pass for Keith Holland to crash through the over 30’s defence and scoring the try in his first game back since his travel’s.
Through out the game the overs showed their experience and punished the under 30’s lack of formation resulting in a try, shortly after the under 30’s replied back with a try of their own to even up the game.
The overs started to feel a flow for the game with some cracking carries and a lovely run from Stewart Esslemont getting the best of 2 players and scoring the try
Simon ‘the freight train’ Owen boulders through the over 30’s take the whole team for a little run be for planted down for the equaliser for the under 30’s then minutes later he does it again.
The Over 30s ran out winners on the day though, final score 25-20.
Thanks to Stewart Spence for reffing the game and for all the boys for making the effort!
Simon Owen Under 30’s
Bruce Pinkerton Over 30’s
Report: Ryan ‘rhala’ Newlands
Third time lucky for the 1st XV team as they take on Dumfries Saints at Picky at 2pm on Saturday (Livestream), while the Dragons welcome West of Scotland to KGS at 14:30.
Big thanks to match sponsors Orkney Builders, D & H Law and Deerness Distillery for their continued support.
The internal players are in action in Dounby at 12:00 as the Over 30s take on the Under 30s - head along if you fancy a game!
The U18s are off on Saturday for a cup game against Ellon RFC. Kick off is 12:00 at Meadows Way.
On Sunday, a big U14 squad heads over to play Caithness in the Culbean Challenge Competition.Any players not selected for the Orkney team of 22 will have a chance of helping out Caithness U13s against Moray & in doing so play their way into future Orkney sides.
8 Orkney players will play for Caithness against Moray U13
Caithness U13s v Moray KO 12pm
Caithness U14s v Orkney KO 2pm
Both games will be streamed by Rohallion youtube.com/@rohallionorkney - Watch the future stars of ORFC live!
After a valiant effort by over forty club supporters, players, partners, sponsors and friends, the snow clearing ended up being too big a task.
On Friday 12 January 2024, ORFC U18s traveled on Northlink Ferries to Aberdeen to play Mackie RFC in Stonehaven in the first game in Caledonia Regional Cup.
Orkney were short on numbers with only being able to travel with 13 players due to injury and other commitments.
Orkney, under captain James Braddock, knew they had a hard fight in this game.
At the start of the game Orkney found it hard to put the travel behind them with some gaps in their defense allowing Mackie to put points on the board.
At the start of the second half Orkney knew the score was behind them. They did not let this affect them showing great strengths in attack and defense. This paid off for Orkney with them being awarded a try in the closing minutes of the game by Brogan Russell.
ORFC U18s would like to thank Northlink Ferries and Maynes Coaches for the travel and Mackie RFC for hosting them.
U18s Coaches would like to thank the players that traveled at the weekend and played and made it possible for the game to go ahead.
Back row = Ruari Towrie, Ryan Linklater, Thorfinn Sinclair, Angus Dougall, Dylan Price, Scott Craigie, Will Brass.
Front row = Brogan Russell, Tyler Wolstenholme, Jake Ross, Tommy Stockan (vc), Angus Brown, Jame Braddock (c) .
Saturday January 13th 2024
Woodside, Aberdeen 12pm KO
Aberdeen Taexali 70, Orkney RFC 2nd XV
On Friday the 12th the Orkney 2nd XV set course to Aberdeen to play Aberdeen Taexali.
It was a flat calm day with a chill in the air and the boys started off well receiving kick off, Erland Gilmour kicked off the scoring with a lovely well worked move to secure his first try for the seconds.
Photos: Orkney Photographic
The Under 16s, 18s & 2nd XV are away for games in Montrose, Stonehaven & Aberdeen this Saturday.
Unfortunately the 1st XV game ve Hamilton Bulls has been postponed due to weather/ferry cancellations and the U14 home game on Sunday is currently under review
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