The Orkney under 16 team travelled across the Firth to play Caithness last Sunday. With Caithness being short of numbers two of the Orkney subs agreed to play for them.
Orkney steamed into a 21 point lead inside the first ten minutes with three tries from Rhys Davies all converted by Connor Hancock. Orkney dominated the half showing some very good handling and gave Caithness very few chances to counter attack with strong tackling in defence.
More Than A Game (At the Orkney Rugby Club)
Words & Music: Andy Cant. All rights reserved.
I started as a youngster, when I was just a boy
In the mud at weekends, on the fields of Pickaquoy
We learned how to tackle and we learned how to fall
We learned how to sidestep and pass the oval ball
It’s there we did our training, it’s there that we got fit
It’s there that when selected, you pulled on the first team kit
It’s there that we rubbed shoulders with the heroes of our youth
It’s there you learnt life’s lessons, and were told the simple truth
Orkney RFC had to be content with two points - try bonus and losing bonus - from their home match against Haddington on Saturday afternoon, going down 26-29 in the end.
The visitors went ahead with the first of two tries for scrum half Jack Hamilton before Graham Poke slotted a penalty.
Orkney took the lead for the only time in the match as Adam Baird, returning after a 17-month lay-off from First XV action, went over after a concerted period of pressure on the Haddington line.
Jack Hamilton then won a foot race into the Orkney goal area to reach a searching kick first, scoring his second try, converted by Gareth Pritchard to give Haddington an 8-12 lead.
Haddington sealed their first half dominance with a fine individual try from right winger Kyle Adams, who evaded William Thomson's attentions and had a straight run to the line.
This is for all players who would like to play Internal League games this season and for some of those players who would like to think about forming a 2nd XV for the second half the season, to get together for a run around and a bit of practice
Before the game there will be chance to meet the new ORFC Club Coach Paul Livingstone and hear about his plans for the season and a bit about the training routine’s he is putting in place.
After the game there will be a bite to eat for all participants and after that a chance to watch the First XV play Haddington in the 3 o’clock kick off
This game also has a sponsor – Garry Coltherd, owner of The Pitstop who is also sponsoring the First XV game that day. Garry has said that for everyone who plays in the 2nd XV game and then stays on to watch the First XV game he will buy their first pint after the Orkney v Haddington game is over.
So we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday and to hear you give the First XV a good shout of support when they play Haddington.
If you can’t make it along on Saturday but would like to be included in the future, or if have any questions contact Ian Carse on 07415 680706 or on email@example.com
BT National League Division 3
Pickaquoy Outfield - Saturday, September 10, 2016
Orkney RFC 88, Greenock Wanderers RFC 7
A DOZEN ORKNEY TRIES, 10 CONVERSIONS AND A PENALTY SINK GREENOCK ON A BRIGHT AFTERNOON FOR RUGBY AT PICKAQUOY
Orkney trounced Greenock Wanderers 88-7 in the Pickaquoy sunshine on Saturday afternoon, getting back to winning ways in some style in a one-sided but often entertaining 80 minutes.
BT Cup First Round
Pickaquoy Outfield - Saturday, August 27, 2016
Orkney RFC 17, GHA RFC 47
After the excitement of beating the Penguins in their 50th Anniversary match the previous weekend, Orkney came back to earth on Saturday 27th August with a defeat to Division 1 side GHA.
The BT Cup first round tie was poised at 12-7 to GHA after 40 minutes, with Philip Ross having opened the scoring with an early try for Orkney, converted by Graham Poke.
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