Here’s your Orkney 1st XV team to take on Haddington tomorrow afternoon.
The kick off is 3pm at Neilson Park in Haddington, so if you’re in the area please try and get along and support the boys in this vital game!
As a warm up to last Saturdays First Tem Game against Hillhead the Orkney/Caithness under 18 team played on the outfield pitch against Ellon in the Semi Final of the Caledonian Shield.
The home team started the first half playing into the wind, with both teams playing attractive rugby chances occurred at both ends being repelled by some strong tackling defence.
The visitors opened the scoring with a penalty after 15 minutes. This set back urged the home side to increase the tempo resulting in the team’s Captain Glen Brough forcing his way over for a forwards try. As half time approached back row player Ruairidh Mackay broke clear to score another try leaving interval score at 10-3.
The second half was played at a fast pace with Ellon fighting hard to get back into the game and the home side trying to increase the advantage resulting in an entertaining game for spectators. Despite some close shaves no further scoring came giving Orkney /Caithness a 10-3 victory and a Shield Final in St Andrews on the 29th of April.
Unfortunately during the second half Rhys Davies received a serious injury resulting in him having to be taken to hospital. It transpired that he had broken his leg; we all wish him a speedy recovery.
Here's your 1st XV team to take on Hillhead Jordanhill tomorrow at Picky at 3pm. This is a huge game for the boys so please get along and give them a big cheer if you can.
Also, don't forget the under 18s play Ellon in the Caledonian Shield semi-final on the outfield pitches at 12:30
The 1st XV host Hillhead Jordanhill RFC this Saturday with a 3pm kick-off on the centre pitch at Picky.
Prior to the 1sts match, the Under 18s play Ellon in the Caledonian Shield semi final on the Picky outfield pitches at 12:30
Here's a couple of videos of the Orkney / Caithness U18s match against Montrose from Saturday 17th Feb 2018:
Saturday 17th March
Last Saturday saw Kirkwall Red play Kirkwall Whites and Kirkwall Greens play Kirkwall Stripes in the latest round of the Jack Rendall Memorial Cup. Similar to the previous week, there were unavoidable call-offs and unavailability so 10 players from the Primary 4 and Primary 5 section and 9 players from the Primary 6 and Primary 7 played.
Both matches were played in thirds so that the players were able to get enough game time to build skill levels and stamina. The Kirkwall players seemed to relish the proposition of playing against one another so the level of intensity was high from the first whistle. The tackling, offloads and support play were really good this week which meant that the games were played at a high tempo resulting in longer phases of play.
Unfortunately due to the boat being cancelled the 1st XV game against St Boswells RFC has been called off.
Super Saturday at ORFC. Scotland start the day off - K.O.12:30
If you are Scottish, English, Welsh, Irish, French or Italian come along to the club and cheer on your team.
Make a day of it at the Rugby Club!
Not only did the Orkney Dragons bring back half of the mud from Shetland but they also came home with an emphatic win. A dominating performance for 80 minutes meant a final score line of 22 - 0 in the penultimate game of the league season.
Another cold and miserable day did not dampen the spirits of the Orkney girls as they were determined to get their first win over their close northern rivals. The team sheet had a noticeable difference from previous games with forward Yvonne Barnett getting her first cap as inside centre and proving to be daunting opposition as she powered through Shetlands defence deservedly earning her 'Queen of the Team'.
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