Unfortunately due to a frozen pitch the 1st XV game v Preston Lodge has been called off. Please pass the word. There’s still plenty of rugby action for you to watch this weekend with the U14s, 16s & 18s all in action at home:
Saturday 2 Dec
Back at home the U16s host Shetland at noon while on Sunday the U14s play Huntly at KGS at 11am & the U18s take on Moray/Huntly at noon on the centre pitch at Picky
What's On 4-10 December
Monday, 4th December
Sean is a talented sportsman having rowed to Under 23 British Champion level and is Scottish Indoor record holder at 2000m and 500m, and coached junior members of Molesey Boat club in London.
Having retired from elite rowing due to injury, Sean returned to rugby and played for a season with Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and then with US Avignon Le Pontet, a club based in the South of France close to Toulon, who start their players at three years of age!
Sean also had a spell at Boroughmuir RFC, coached U12s in N.Z. and U18s in France.
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Nomination forms can be found here until midnight on 19 November when the voting window closes. Forms can be sent to the Active Schools team by post, email or online via social media. Full details are on the Orkney Islands Council website
Here are your teams for the weekend…
The U14s are up in Lerwick for 2 games against Shetland on Friday and the U18s are up at KGS on Saturday with a 12:30 KO against Deeside/Garioch.
The Dragons are down at Ross Sutherland for a Double Header against Peterhead at 12:30 on Saturday, while the men welcome Cartha Queens Park to Picky at 2pm.
On Sunday, the U16s make the trip to Invergordon to play Ross Sutherland. The game kicks off at 14:00
If you’re able to make it to any of the games please get along and cheer on the teams - your support is always greatly appreciated!
To book a place, please contact Elaine Harcus by email: Elaine.Harcus@orkney.gov.uk
* CHANGE OF VENUE *
The 1st XV game v Hamilton Bulls will now be played at Strathaven RFC’s 3G pitch at 3pm due to flooding in Hamilton.
This weekend sees all youth sections in action, with the U14 boys heading across to Thurso to play games against Caithness & Shetland while the U16s head to Aberdeen to play Grammar U16s in the Plate at 11am at Rubislaw. The girls are off to Aberdeen as well, for a Day Camp from 12-3pm at Aberdeen Wanderers on Sunday.
Back at home, the U18s get things underway at Picky on Saturday as they host Jed-Thistle in their plate match on the centre pitch at 12 noon, followed by an internal game between the “Bunfighters” & “Barrow-muir” on the outfield at 3pm.
The 1st XV will be hoping to continue their excellent start to the season as they head away to play Hamilton RFC at 3pm, while the spectators will be hoping it doesn’t come down to a single point, last kick of the game scenario again for the sake of their nerves! The match will be streamed live by Rohallion on his YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/@rohallionorkney), which is free to watch without an account. Please ignore any links you see on social media asking you to download an app or create an account, as these are just spam. Report them, block them and move on.
The game will also be shown live in the clubhouse, while the not to be missed Scotland v Ireland World Cup showdown will be live at 8pm - something for everyone this weekend!
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