The 2019/20 domestic rugby season in Scotland has been classified as null and void, with Scottish rugby joining its Irish, Welsh and Italian counterparts in coming to this outcome.
The SRU have made the decision to declare the 2019/20 season null and void. Meaning there will be no automatic promotion/relegation - was reached following and extensive consultation process involving the participating clubs, the championship and competition committee members and Scottish rugby’s own rugby development department.
Orkney rugby football club would like to thank all players, coaches, committee members, sponsors, volunteers and supporters for all the commitment and dedication throughout the past season.. The club was on course to have a very successful season and that was down to all of the above. Without you all it would not have been possible.
This season rugby is now all over and we will keep everyone updated on the next AGM when the time is appropriate.
For now, please take this time to look after everyone, stay safe and we can’t wait to see you all back next season.
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Orkney Rugby Football Club regret to announce that they will be postponing this year’s Sevens which were due to be held on the weekend of the second of May.
We have taken this action although there is still no announcement from the SRU as to what happens to Rugby after the 29th of this month. The club officials in conjunction with the sponsor felt that this was the responsible thing to do for health and safety in light of the numbers who normally attend this event. We also had a record number of teams showing interest to attend from south and this decision was made to stop unnecessary costs being incurred by them for travel and accommodation.
In light of recent developments, there will be no Mini, Youth or Senior rugby training at Orkney RFC until the 29th of March.
This means that all rugby is cancelled up to that date and we will update everyone when we know any further details.
We advise players to keep fit during this period but ensure their health and welfare come first.
The Scottish Rugby statement on Coronavirus can be found here
On Saturday 29th February the Orkney Dragons finished the pool stage of the National Bowl against Midlands Ladies Development Team- a newly formed team from Perthshire and Dunfermline RFC. After a visit from Storm Jorge the conditions underfoot could politely be called a quagmire but thankfully the rain had abated and sun made an appearance.
Before the action began a minutes silence was observed in memory of Perthshire RFC Captain Adam Pattinson.
Midlands were quick to set the intensity of the game proving they should not be underestimated with some good hard runs and quick off loading they pressured Orkney immediately. The ball was soon slick with mud, as were the players, and it proved tricky control.
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