Inspired by Shetland RFC, we joined forces with Orkney Women's Football Club to show what some of the women (plus Chairman!) have been doing during lock down...
The 2019/20 domestic rugby season in Scotland has been classified as null and void, with Scottish rugby joining its Irish, Welsh and Italian counterparts in coming to this outcome.
The SRU have made the decision to declare the 2019/20 season null and void. Meaning there will be no automatic promotion/relegation - was reached following and extensive consultation process involving the participating clubs, the championship and competition committee members and Scottish rugby’s own rugby development department.
Orkney rugby football club would like to thank all players, coaches, committee members, sponsors, volunteers and supporters for all the commitment and dedication throughout the past season.. The club was on course to have a very successful season and that was down to all of the above. Without you all it would not have been possible.
This season rugby is now all over and we will keep everyone updated on the next AGM when the time is appropriate.
For now, please take this time to look after everyone, stay safe and we can’t wait to see you all back next season.
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Orkney Rugby Football Club regret to announce that they will be postponing this year’s Sevens which were due to be held on the weekend of the second of May.
We have taken this action although there is still no announcement from the SRU as to what happens to Rugby after the 29th of this month. The club officials in conjunction with the sponsor felt that this was the responsible thing to do for health and safety in light of the numbers who normally attend this event. We also had a record number of teams showing interest to attend from south and this decision was made to stop unnecessary costs being incurred by them for travel and accommodation.
In light of recent developments, there will be no Mini, Youth or Senior rugby training at Orkney RFC until the 29th of March.
This means that all rugby is cancelled up to that date and we will update everyone when we know any further details.
We advise players to keep fit during this period but ensure their health and welfare come first.
The Scottish Rugby statement on Coronavirus can be found here
What's On: 14 - 29 March
Rugby matches & training at all levels have been suspended until Sunday 29th March
We will update this page when we have further information
Strive is about to hit the road again on two wheels to support Doddie Weir and also Tom Smith. Both rugby legends who represented Scotland and the Lions have been affected by terrible terminal illnesses.
So to show our support for them Willie Tulloch, Garry Coltherd and Leon De Jager will be joining another Scotland and Lions great, Rob Wainwright on the last leg of his cycle from Twickenham to Murrayfield to deliver the match ball for the Calcutta rugby match between Scotland and England on 8th February.
Willie, Garry and Leon will set off with Rob from Newcastle at 12:00am in the morning to cycle the last 100 miles, reaching Murrayfield with the ball at 12:30pm - just in time for the game!
The money raised is being split equally between the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for Doddie and 40tude for Tom.
We would be delighted if you found get behind the guys and make a donation at the link below. Also if you’re in Edinburgh you might want to drop past Murrayfield early to welcome them home.
Please share this far and wide to get as many people as possible behind these great causes.
Click here for more info,
Orkney RFC has a league set up for you to join with your Fantasy Rugby team for the 6 Nations.
Click Here to sign up & join the league or use the code: SM44TF3Y
You can make as many changes as you want until kick off of the 1st match on Saturday, 1 February at 14:15.
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