Unfortunately due to the boat being cancelled the 1st XV game against St Boswells RFC has been called off.
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Not only did the Orkney Dragons bring back half of the mud from Shetland but they also came home with an emphatic win. A dominating performance for 80 minutes meant a final score line of 22 - 0 in the penultimate game of the league season.
Another cold and miserable day did not dampen the spirits of the Orkney girls as they were determined to get their first win over their close northern rivals. The team sheet had a noticeable difference from previous games with forward Yvonne Barnett getting her first cap as inside centre and proving to be daunting opposition as she powered through Shetlands defence deservedly earning her 'Queen of the Team'.
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Click here to read The SCRUM Magazine's article about Jade Konkel & Helen Nelson's recent visit to Orkney RFC.
This week, Paul Livingstone announced his resignation as 1st XV Head Coach due to work commitments. This was unexpected but the Orkney RFC Committee wish to thank Paul for the commitment and dedication that he has shown over the past two seasons and wish him and his family all the best for the future.
As a result of these circumstances members of Orkney RFC committee have met with G Poke (Captain) and G Coltherd (Vice Pres) and have agreed on an interim Coaching Strategy for the remainder of season 2017/18. With immediate effect the Coaching Team will consist of S Rendall (Forwards), G Poke (Backs) and this will be overseen by G Coltherd.
Thorfinn and Neil have postponed the Kirkwall v Kirkwall Jack Rendall Memorial Cup matches that were planned for Saturday the 3rd March due to player welfare concerns on the icy/snowy pitch and the cold windchill and wintry showers that are forecast during that period.
The game will be rescheduled for another date.
As a result of the postponement, there will NOT be any Kirkwall Mini Training this Saturday.
The next rugby will be the Dounby Tournament on the 10th March so keep an eye on the Facebook page.
There was a good turnout for last Saturday’s Internal game with a lot of good rugby on show in an evenly contested match which ended as a 34 – 34 draw.
As the First XV squad didn’t have a game last Saturday some of them were out for a game and our Head Coach, Paul Livingstone and Team Manager, Garry Goltherd organised a team apiece. The game was refereed by Ian Rushbrook.
For the Reds Matt Jackson got 3 tries, Bale(Ally Linklater), Ally Morgan and Dean Campbell all scored 1 try apiece, Ally Morgan converted one of the tries and Bruce Pinkerton converted another.
Blacks scorers were Paul Johnston who got 2 tries, with one apiece from Graham Poke, Edgar Thomson, Kyle Robb and Stewart Esslemont. Graham Poke converted one the tries and David Bruce converted the other.
After the game the teams were joined by other Club members to watch the two 6 Nations games that afternoon and you can imagine it was quiet lively in the Clubhouse as the final whistle was blown at Murrayfield.
Thanks to all of the people who came along for a game, those who had helped to organise the teams in the lead up to Saturday and those who helped on the day.
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