This Saturday there will be a senior day of rugby at the club
Starting off with the ladies playing an Internal game at 11:45
There will also be a first fifteen/second fifteen selection game for the men at 12:00
The players will be put into a mixture of 1st xv squad and 2nd xv selected on the day
This will be in preparation for the resumption for National 3 rugby and if enough internal players show willing, some future second team fixtures.
(the internal players need to show commitment for this and then the club can go forward with second team fixtures)
Later in the day the club will be open for the Scotland game and then in the evening we have our fund raising race night and raffle
Could all players, spectators and social members please make a big effort to support the day
Despite the teaming rain in the previous week the sun came out at kick off for Saturday’s game when 17 brave souls took the park for our most recent internal game.
In the end the sun shone throughout, the rain stayed off and the pitch held up very well although with the numbers we played across one half of the main pitch in the first half and the other part of the pitch in the second.
It was a close and well contested game with each side scoring 11 tries. The try scorers for White were Craig Rendall with 4 tries, Kyle Robb who got scored another 3, Derek Robb with 2 tries and Derek Nicolson and Steven Bruce who added another one apiece.
For Black Bruce Pinkerton got 3 tries, Ally Morgan, Gary Nicolson and Garry Coltherd each scored twice with Tom David and Tom Spence adding another one apiece to level the game.
The game was well refereed by Ian Rushbrook and with honours even everyone settled down for a bite to eat, prepared by Brian Lanni and Ryan Newlands, after the game while we watched Wales v Georgia followed by Scotland’s spectacular game against the All Blacks.
We hope to have another internal game on Saturday 9 December followed by a game month in the period January to March 2018 – keep an eye on the ORFC website for further details.
Back Row – Scott Cooper, Angus Firth, Steven Bruce, Adam Watt, Derek Robb, Kyle Robb, Derek Nicolson, John Cairns, David Bruce, Jamie Bain & Referee Ian Rushbrook
Front Row – Gary Nicolson, Tom David, Ally Morgan, Bruce Pinkerton, Garry Coltherd, Craig Rendall and Tom Spence
Women's training that was due to take place tomorrow (Friday) evening at ORFC at 6:00pm has been cancelled.
Please pass the word.
There will be an Internal Rugby game on the centre pitch at Picky at 13:30 on Saturday 18th November.
Players should meet at 12:30 to give enough time to get ready but if you turn up at 13:25 you will still get a game or part of the game.
It’s a game for all comers regardless of age, fitness levels, newcomers to rugby etc.
If you know of anyone who would like to play but needs a lift from the harbour etc. up to the Club, let Ian Carse know and he will help with organising transport.
After the game, the Scotland v All Blacks match will be shown in the clubhouse - everybody welcome.
Women's Sarah Beaney Bowl
Aberdeen - Saturday 11th November
Aberdeenshire Quines 29, Orkney Women 30
A minutes silence was observed before KO to mark the Armistice and in what was near perfect conditions for rugby Quines took the kick off.
It was obvious from the outset that the Quines were determined to knock the wind from the sails of the Dragons but Orkney were not to be held back and Paige Archibald quickly put the first points on the board. Quines answered straight back with a try of their own which they converted. After a short period of scrappy play from both sides Amy Walker took a blistering run right down the pitch from the Orkney half and slotted in another try for Orkney. Unfortunately Amy had a niggling injury which hampered her kicking abilities from then on.
BT National League Division 3
Newton Stewart - Saturday 11th November 2017
NEWTON STEWART 27, ORKNEY 13
On Saturday 11 November, Orkney RFC travelled to Newton Stewart, the furthest South you can go in National 3.
As expected we encountered an onslaught of pressure from the off from N/Stewart. The Orkney defence was resolute and did not fold under the massive pressure put on them, and 25 minutes into the 1st half Danny Bain stepped up and slotted a 3 pointer.
This did kick Newton Stewart into a higher gear but our defence still didn't break until minute 35 when they scored two wide out tries which were not converted, halftime score 10-3 to Newton Stewart
Or if you happen to be at the other end of the country, the men's team are travelling down to Galloway to play Newton Stewart in National League Division 3.
The game is under floodlights with a 5pm start at Bladnoch Park, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, DG8 9AB
BT Women's North League
Picky - Sunday 5th November
Orkney Women 63, Banff Ladies 0
Orkney were feeling confident for their first home game of the season after a comfortable win the previous weekend but the women knew Banff would give them a hard fought performance and coaches Gary Nicholson and John Cairns reinforced the importance of basic, smart rugby during training that week.
With kick off due in 30 minutes, Banff informed the Dragons of their depleted 12 man squad so it was agreed that an 11 a side game would take place. Surprised by this news Orkney had to make some quick changes and were immediately on the pitch to start the match.
There will be a Race Night at ORFC on Saturday 25th November at 7pm to raise money for club funds.
The first race starts at 7:30pm and there will be 8 standard races, with one final special race - horses for this one will be auctioned off on the night.
The owner of each winning horse receives the sponsors prize for that race.
You will also be able to bet on each race at 50p per stake, there are eight horses in a race.
There will be supper available at half time after the fourth race.
OVER 18s only
BT National League Division 3
Pickaquoy Infield - Saturday 4th November
Orkney RFC 68, Haddington RFC 16
A good day for Orkney RFC, who came out on top after a scrappy affair.
Both sides were obviously tense which was understandable due to the position both side were in the League. Haddington came out the blocks at 100 mph which took Orkney by surprise, Orkney's defence held strong but they gave away a penalty which put Haddington 3 zip up.
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