“I was knocked sideways yesterday when I heard that my friend, team mate and back in the day drinking buddy Craig MacPherson had lost his long battle with illness.
We played many a game of rugby, football and darts together, all under the banner of ORFC, multi talented sportsmen we were not, we just enjoyed the banter and a few Newcastle Brown Ales, many a time clearing out the Club stock after a game.
Craig loved the social side of rugby, especially going on tour, whether it be Westray or Ireland. A touring legend, I could tell a tale or two, but as the great man would often say, what goes on on tour stays on tour.
On Saturday, as a tribute to Craig the first fifteen will play in their yellow and black strip, this was the colour worn by his first club Lochaber.
On behalf of the whole Club, but especially us former teammates, can I pass on our deepest sympathies to Ingrid and all the family.”
- Garry Coltherd
Tennent's National League Division 3
Millbank,Thurso - Saturday 8th November 2018
Caithness RFC 36, Orkney RFC 16
Caithness had the upper hand in the scrum in the early stages and used this to great affect to put them into a fourteen point lead.
The solid Orkney defence was holding the home team at bay so their number ten used the wind advantage to kick the ball in behind, keeping Orkney pinned back in their twenty two.
Under pressure, Orkney gave away two penalties on the five meter line, Caithness turned down the kicking opportunity and went for the scrum instead.
The scrum half went left from the first one and scored near the posts, the second try was scored by the number eight after a push over scrum.
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