This evening's joint Youth Rugby training session has been moved indoors to Picky.
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What's On: 17th - 23rd September
Under 14 Rugby
Invergordon, Saturday 15th September 2018
Stormoway U14s 52, Orkney U14s 49
Orkney Under 14’s met at the Hope at 7.15am to head to Invergordon to play Stornoway with a squad of 21 players with 1 player making his debut, Alfie Reid. The match was played over 3 periods of 20 minutes.
As Stornoway only had 14 players it was agreed that Orkney would give 3 different players to them for each of the 20 minute time periods.
The Bar Rota has been updated for the new season.
Could all club members please check the bar rota page.
We have 6 teams with 2 team leads and if anyone needs to swap weeks, they should contact their team lead or find someone to swap with.
With Caithness RFC gaining promotion to National League Division 3 this season, their visit to Orkney on Saturday will see the first derby between the clubs at National level in almost 14 years, when both sides were in the old National Division 4.
The most recent Caledonia league game at Picky in 2014 resulted in a 21-3 win for Orkney, so the 1st XV will be hoping for more of the same this weekend.
The game kicks-off at 1pm, so please come along and show your support for the boys.
Meanwhile the under-14 & 16 sides are returning to Invergordon again this Saturday, this time to play Stornoway with Ross Sutherland RFC acting as a neutral venue.
The games will kick off around 12 - 12:30pm depending on travel times, so if you’re in the area or passing by feel free to pop along and cheer them on!
To all players, non-players, supporters and spectators of Orkney Rugby Football Club:
Following an incident at the First XV home game against The West of Scotland where abusive and inflammatory language was used against the Referee we have received a disciplinary letter from the SRU.
Please can I remind all that without referees we would not have the game of rugby played in Orkney. Whether or not you agree with their decisions there is no need for the use of unacceptable language directed at the referees, can I remind you that we are a community and family club where women and children are in attendance at our games and that the use of such language is totally unacceptable and a poor example to the youngsters who attend.
The game of rugby is built on mutual respect, that is respect for your officials, respect for the opposition players, respect for your own players, respect for your coaches and finally respect for yourself in the way you should conduct yourself while participating in the game of rugby whether as player or spectator.
I am sorry if this sounds like a lecture but I feel passionately about the game of rugby and anything that brings the game into disrepute is totally unacceptable.
Under 14 Rugby
Invergordon, Sunday 9th September 2018
Ross Sutherland U14s 38, Orkney U14s 53
Orkney Under 14’s met at the Hope at 7.15am to head to Invergordon to play Ross Sutherland in their 1st match of the season with a squad of 24 players – with a large number of S1’s experiencing this level for the first time. The match was played over 3 periods of 20 minutes.
From the first play of the game the Ross Sutherland number 6 did a powerful run through the Orkney side to put them 5-0 up.
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