Sunday 17th March 2019 saw 39 kids from East, Kirkwall and West mini rugby sections play in the Caithness Mini Rugby Tournament. Two Primary 7 and two Primary 5 teams were created with a mixture of players from each section. The travelling coaches were impressed with the calibre of the Orkney players and the way that they all mucked in together in the different teams.
Teams from Orkney, Nairn, Highland, Moray, Kinloss, Ross Sutherland and Caithness all competed at both age groups.
In the older age group the Orkney Greens ran out tournament winners having won all 6 games and conceded no tries. The Orkney Stripes won 3 games, drew 1 and lost 2.
What's On: 18th - 24th March
And on Sunday, the Mini rugby sections travel to Thurso to take part in the Caithness Mini Rugby tournament which starts at 11am
The ladies arrived back home after a 0-55 loss against Stirling County. Orkney were faced with the challenge of a skilled premiership team, but held their own and played with fire until the last minute.
The Dragons are looking forward to the next round against Aberdeenshire Quines on the 23rd March.
Read more about the game on the Rugby People website
Orkney Under 14’s - Home to Caithness Sunday 3rd March 2019
Squad for Game:
Ryan Linklater, Declan MacLeod, Travis Davis, Euan Knox, Aiden Cooper, Euan Harcus, Isaac Deerness, Christy McLeod, Alistair Park, Oscar Payne, Alex Scarth, Lewis Kennan, Angus Brown, Kadyn Harcus, Scott Craigie, Thorfinn Sinclair, Harvey Slater and Alfie Reid
Caithness brought across 7 Under 14’s so with Orkney U 14’s having a squad of 18 it was agreed to have a 12 a-side development match played across 3 periods of 20 minutes with the score not being formally recorded.
With the rain relenting after the warm up the game was played in blustery but dry conditions.
For the first 20 minutes Travis, Euan Knox, Alex, Ryan and Alex played for Caithness and Orkney played into the wind.
Tennent's National League Division 3
Carrick Academy, Maybole - Saturday 2nd March 2019
Carrick RFC 13, Orkney RFC 13
The Orkney boys were well up for this game and decided to play into the wind in the first half. From the off Orkney had the lion's share of the possession and territory, but some solid defence from Carrick kept the boys from scoring.
Twenty minutes into the game the Orkney pressure finally paid off with quick hands from the number eight to the flanker who offloaded to Steven MacPhail on the wing and with a handoff and sidestep he touched down in the corners, Jon Tait missed the conversions.
Internal Rugby - East v West - Currie Cup Round 2
It was a fine day for rugby last Saturday when the two internal teams East and West took the field at Pickaquoy for what tuned into a well contested game which the West team won 39-33.
The weather was in marked contrast to the first game played in Dounby on 9 February where it was cold, wet and windy and which the East won by 32-5 on a day when it when it was difficult to get good accurate handling going in such yucky conditions.
As it had been agreed that the destination of the Currie Cup would be decided on the aggregate score over these two legs, the East now have the honour of holding the Currie Cup for 2019, with the aggregate scores being 65-44 in favour of the East team.
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