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Shetland RFC play in the RBS Caledonia League Division 2 North

Forthcoming Event
Senior training tuesday and thursday 6.30 at Clickimin. Junior training now on SUNDAYS both Minis (P4-7) and Midis (S1-4)from 10.15 - 12.00. Players old and new are more than welcome.

Shetland MidSummer Sevens

This weekend - friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June - Shetland RFC holds its annual Sevens competition.

VIVA 7’s is the new, non-contact version of Rugby Sevens that can be played by male and female of all ages, no matter the sporting background or experience.

Starting Wednesday 13th April
4.15-5.15pm £2.65 per session
North Pitch, Lochside

Click on the poster to the right for more information about VIVA 7s at Clickimin, or click on the VIVA 7s logo above for more information about the sport.

Sat. 22nd April - Shetland v Lochaber - 12 noon/ Shetland Ladies V Inverness CD Ladies - 2pm

This weekend Shetland host two matches, as the Men play their last home fixture of the season, whilst the Ladies face Inverness Craig Dunain Ladies.
The mens team has, hopefully, already avoided relegation this season, but Lochaber could still finish last.
If Shetland win then they will overtake Ellon into 6th position. If Lochaber win then they will relegate Stornoway. If Lochaber take no points then they will have to win at home the Ross Sutherland in their last match.

After their success away to Orkney in January, the Shetland Ladies team play their first ever home match with a 2pm kick-off.

Saturday 20th February - Shetland Juniors Pass-a-thon

The members of Shetland Juniors RFC are taking part in a sponsored 'pass-a-thon' at Clickimin on saturday.

Looking at the forecast for Saturday we're going to have some sleet/snow. Wrap up warm kids, lots of layers, hats & gloves.
Parents - can you drop off your children at the running track. P1-P7 at 10.30am and S1+ at 10.45am.
Everyone should be finished by 11.30am.
To warm everyone up we are doing soup, sandwiches, teas, coffee & home bakes in the multi use room.
All children are to be collected from the multi use room & will need to be signed out.
The kids will be taking part in groups of 3/4. P1-P4 will do 3 laps of the track, P5-P7 will do 6 laps & S1 + will do 9 laps.
There is a rugby ball signed by the Scotland Team for the individual who collects the most sponsor money. There will also be a prize for the team showing the best team work. These prizes will only be given out once all sponsor money has been collected.

Next Fixture - Sat. 20th February - Moray V Shetland

Is this weekend the time when history will be made? Will Shetland RFC actually play a match this year? It has been 10 long weeks since our last match, at the present time it looks as if the boat will leave Lerwick on the friday, but it is looking doubtful that there will be a boat back on the saturday. Ahetland has not played a fixture If the match is postponed Shetland will still have 10 matches to play this season.


2015/16 Season

Fixtures from the SRU website here.

Shetland MidSummer Sevens

The weekend of 27/28 June saw the annual Shetland 7's, this year the weekend had an added touch of glamour by including a Ladies competition. The tournament report can be found here.

Saturday 21st February - Shetland v Moray

Played in conditions that could best be described as being 'soft underfoot and breezy', Shetland achieved a victory that will hopefully kick-start their season.
Two match reports are available here. The first is the Shetland version followed by the Moray version.
With this victory Shetland are still in last place, but have the giddy total of 4 points.
Click on the image below for full league table (up to 27th February 2015)

Saturday 24th January - Shetland v Garioch KO 12noon

Shetland play their first home match of 2015 and their first home match since the middle of November. They face a Garioch side sitting 4th in the league, having won 6 of their 10 league matches. The latest being 34-21 victory at home to Moray. Shetland travelled to play Garioch back in October, to play a double hear league/cup fixture, and lost 7-87. Garioch match report here.

Shetland currently sit bottom of the RBS Caledonia League Division 2 North having the remarkable points total of -1, despite having won a fixture. This is due to Shetland being deducted points for not fulfilling away fixtures at RAF Lossiemouth and Moray. So Shetland is now 9 points from the relative safety of 8th in the league, with 5 home and 4 away fixtures to play.

Click on the image below for full league table (up to 24th January 2015)

Saturday 13th December - Shetland V Aberdeen Wanderers POSTPONED

The North boat is not due to arrive until 2pm, so there is no point in even trying to play the match.

Season 2014-15

30th August is when the fun starts all over again. That is when Shetland travel down to Dyce to play in the 1st round of the BT Caledonia Regional Bowl (Dyce have already played a friendly - losing to RAF Lossiemouth 7-65). The following weekend is when the league begins. Shetland are in a league of 10 teams (last year it was 11), with Aberdeen Univ. joining as last years Division 3 champions and both Highland and Banff leaving.
The 2013-14 season could be considered a success as Shetland finished in a respectable 7th place in the first year in the league.


The table above shows that Shetland were far stronger at home last season, with the 3 home defeats coming in the first 5 home matches.
This seasons Shetland fixtures can be found here, the full BT Caledonia Div. 2 North fixtures can be found here.

Membership Form

Two forms are avaliable for download, one is the SRFC membership form and the other is a standing order payment form.


Saturday 10th May - Garioch 63 Shetland 0

The last away match of the season - kind of says it all!.

Saturday 26th April - Stornoway 62 Shetland 3

Shetland travelled with only 14 to fulfill their second last away fixture of the season.
Spending 4 nights away from home meant that many regulars were unable to travel and led to Stornoways biggest victory of the season. The match report can be found here.
Shetland still have two fixtures - away to Garioch on 10th May and home to RAF Lossiemouth the following weekend.

Saturday 12th April - Shetland 38 Lochaber 0

If there was some sort of knack to playing into a gale force wind whilst ankle deep in mud, then Shetland found it last week.
The home team lost the toss and found themselves defending the 'deep end' against a visiting team who started the match 11 points and 2 league places above them.
Tries from Harry Morton (now a back) and Robert Geddes (always a prop) found Shetland 12-0 up a half-time, Luke Cromwell, George Darrah, Joe Casey & Matthew Nicolson scored tries in the second, with 4 conversions from Jon Pulley.
The match was held up for 20 minutes in the first half due to a neck injury to one of the Lochaber players - best wishes to him. Thanks to the Shetland physios Gemma and Jason for their medical expertise.
Shetland travel to Stornoway for their next fixture due to be played on 26th April. This will involve leaving the island on the thursday and returning on the tuesday - the things some folk will do to run about a muddy field!
The full match report can be found here

Saturday 5th April - Highland 129 Shetland 0

To sum things up - "Lost 129-0 against league champions. Team travelled with only 7 players and after adding a few students needed players from other clubs just to make 15. Actually started the game with 13. Captain Craig Mann badly injured and out for rest of season. 4 games to go and if we can secure 3 wins we will end season in 5th place."

Saturday 28/3 - Shetland 29 v 22 Ross Sutherland

On a day which could almost be described as balmy, Shetland took another step towards a mid-table place as they defeated Ross Sutherland.
The visiting team were playing their final away fixture of the season and fought right to the end, scoring a try deep into injury time.
The home team played well in patches, recovering from 0-17 down after 20 minutes. Including the conceding of 2 points when a Shetland player headed a Ross Sutherland conversion attempt over his own bar, leading to a discussion between the referee and linesmen and the awarding of the points.
The match report can be found here.
Shetland made up for the proceeding weeks 7-43 defeat at Aberdeen Wanderers (match report here.)

Changes to the remaining fixtures

Now it's 5/4 Highland Away; 12/4 Lochaber Home; 26/4 Stornoway Away; 3/5 Lossie Home; 10/5 Garioch Away.

Saturday 22 Feb - Shetland 12 Aberdeenshire 2nd XV 10

On a day that could best be described as being 'moist and breezy' Shetland RFC paddled their way to one of the best team victories seen at Clickimin for many a year.
On paper the Shetland team might not have appeared the strongest ever, but to a man they fronted up in poor conditions against an Aberdeenshire 2nd who are sitting comfortably in 4th place in the league and had beaten Shetland 48-6 earlier on in the season.
Shetland played into the wind in the first half and held the away team to 0-10. In the second half Shetland pressed and were rewarded with a tries from Harry Morton and a last minute try through Luke Cromwell, converted by Jon Pulley.
The result moved Shetland up the league into 7th, leapfrogging Lossie and Wanderers. Match report here

Saturday 15/16 Feb - RAF Lossiemouth/Banff v Shetland

One weekend, two matches, three ICD players and six points gained. So all-in-all not bad.
Shetland went into the match against the RAF having not played a match in 3 months, so were understandably rusty, going down to a 23-39 defeat. On sunday, suffering from a few knocks a perhaps a hangover, they overcame Banff 24-10.
These results don't change Shetland ninth position in the league, but they open up more of a gap to tenth placed Stornoway and mean that we are only two points from both Aberdeen Wanderers and RAF Lossiemouth.
Match reports: RAF hereand Banff here Click on the image below for the full table.

Part of league table 16 Feb 2014

Saturday 1 Feb - Banff v Shetland POSTPONED

This weekends match has had to be postponed due to the ferry not running.
Shetland has 10 fixtures still to play (4 home and 6 away), other teams in the league have played 16 games.

Saturday 18 Jan - Garioch v Shetland POSTPONED

Due to the friday sailing being cancelled the match away to Garioch has been postponed.
Match now due to take place on 29th March.

Saturday 16 Nov - Shetland 31 Aberdeen Wanderers 5

Shetland won their last home match of 2013 with a convincing victory.
The match was played in what could best be described as 'breezy', with a constant 45mph wind gusting to 65. The home team coped better with the conditions by keeping the play simple, and were rewarded by 5 tries through Paul Grant, Craig Mann and Jordan Moar while Maurice Williamson scored twice. Jon Pulley converted three.
The match report can be found here

Saturday 16 Nov - Aberdeen Grammar U18s 83 Shetland U18s 10

Last weekend Shetland U18s travelled to face Aberdeen Grammar in the SRU Caledonia North Under-18 League.
Shetland actually had 3 point lead near the beginning of the match, but despite the 10 points from Man of the Match Rob McDiarmid, they were beaten.
The match report can be found here

Saturday 9 November - Shetland 10 Moray 12

Shetland fell to a frustratingly narrow defeat at the hands of Moray.
The home team had more than their fair share of the ball, but could only score one try through Stuart Mouat, plus a conversion and penalty from jon Pulley.
No match report received yet.
Shetland were away to Moray in the first match of this season, with Moray winning 28-17 (match report here).

Saturday 2 Nov - Shetland U18s 0 Moray U18s 75

Although not reflected in the final score the Shetland U18s put in a much improved performance compared to a few weeks ago.
They were up against a Moray team that are serious contenders for the league title, but Shetland hung in for most of the game, occasionally putting the away team under pressure, but not finding the cutting edge.
The match report can be found here

Saturday 26 October - Shetland 31 Stornoway 16

Last weekend Stornoway made the journey up here. On a day of perfect weather the two teams slugged it out at Clickimin. Shetland emerged victorious after making hard work breaking down a determined visitors defence.
Two different verions of the match report are avaliable, the Stornoway version here and the Shetland version here.

For the record Shetland and Stornoway have met before. In the 2003/4 season the teams met in Aberdeen, with Stornoway the 8-7 victors. The match report can be found here and a photo of the teams here (if you look carefully you can make out some Shetland players who are still walking today, such as a very young Tea-Bag, a not quite so old JRN, Mike Skinner who hasn't changed in 40 years, plus a Geddes and Lyndsey who still make guest appearances).

Saturday 19 October - Aberdeenshire 2XV 48 Shetland 6

Last saturday a Shetland team containing a couple of debutants travelled to play an Aberdeenshire side which had 6 consecutive league victories under their belt. Match report here.
The result places Shetland in 9th in the RBS Caledonia League Division 2 North table.

Saturday 12 October - Shetland 14 Garioch 20

What can only be described as a frustratingly disappointing match, Shetland failed to make the most of their superior possession and territory as they fell short against the league leaders at Clickimin.
Match report can be found here.

Saturday 5 October - a mixed set of results

Last saturday saw both the Shetland 1st XV and the U18s in action.
The seniors drew 23-23 away in Fort William against a Lochaber team sitting fourth in the league and having won their last three matches.
Match report can be found here.

At Clickimin the U18 team came up against an experienced and very well organsied Mackie team in the Caledonia North Under 18 league, with the final result being 0 - 104 to the visitors. Match report can be found here.
After five weekends of national league matches the Shetland team now get a break before the next away game to Ross Sutherland on 26th October. It should be a chance to recuperate some bruises but training will continue and the coaches will want to use the time to re-emphasise the basics. This could be a good time for new players to come along and learn the game. Training times for Under-18s will start earlier from 6pm to 7.30pm on Tuesdays but will stay as 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursdays with the seniors.

Saturday 28th September - Shetland 3 Highland 31

Shetland lost their first home match in some time against a very capable Highland team.
The away side had well beaten their previous opponents this season, so Shetland should take some comfort from a battling performance.
The match started poorly for Shetland as they were 2 tries down shortly after the opening kick-off. Lesser teams may have crumpled, but the home side showed great determination throughout a highly entertaining match for the assembled crowd.
The scoreline might suggest a one sided match. Shetlands scoring opportunities were limited, through a combination of fierce Highland tackling plus a fair amount of 'intelligent' defending - as Highland conceded 20+ penalties before eventually one of their players was yellow carded shortly before the final whistle. Match report can be found here.

Shetland U18s scored their first try of the season in a 10-29 defeat away to Caithness. The match report can be found here

21/9/13 - Ross Sutherland 29 Shetland 7

Last saturday saw Shetland RFC embarking on yet another biblical journey in the name of rugby. Unfortunately it ended in a 7-29 defeat, with a try from Matthew Nicolson and conversion from Jon Pulley.
Match report can be found here.

7/9/13 - Shetland 45 Banff 3

Shetland Rugby Club got their first season in the RBS Caledonia Division 2 up and running today with a comprehensive victory over Banff.
The squad built on last week’s performance which had pleased coach Neil Scott despite his side going down in a tight game against Moray.
The players certainly built on the foundations laid last week, running home seven tries on their way to a 45-3 victory over the visitors.
Try scorers were Daniel Gray, Mike Skinner (2), Paul Grant (2), Maurice Williamson and Jon Pulley.
Pulley also kicked two conversions and two penalties.
Match report can be found here.

Saturday 7th September - Shetland v Gordonstoun/Banff

All you rugby fans are in for a treat this weekend. Shetland U18 kick off the action with their first game of the season at 11:15am against Gordonstoun School with the seniors playing Banff at 12.45pm.
The U18s may well be in for a tough match against a team that finished second in the Caledonia North U18 Division 1 last season.
Whilst the Seniors play their first home fixture against a Banff team who also lost their opening match, in Stornoway by 10-20.

Saturday 31 August - Moray 28 Shetland 17

Trys - Jon Pulley, Maurice Williamson, Harry Morton Conversion - Stewart Mouat.
Match report can be found here.

New Season - New Faces

Shetland Rugby Club held their AGM last weekend with the biggest surprise being the resignation of the Coach, Bryan Leask. Leask has been at the helm for the last 3 years and guided the club to the league championship and promotion last year. At awell-attended meeting he was replaced by Neil Scott who will take on the role whilst also continuing as a player. Leask said of his resignation, “I have given the decision a lot of thought but came to the conclusion that it was unfair of me to ask so much of the players when I myself couldn’t give the same level of commitment. I have a lot on my plate at the moment in terms of work and family commitments and I am unable to guarantee attendance at training or away matches. I felt it was only right that I step aside at this time.” Leask still intends to be involved with the club and was elected to continue in his roles of Club Secretary, Club Coach Coordinator and he also agreed to take on the new role of Sponsorship Liaison.
Read more here...

Kevin Jones has photographs of recent matches on his site here.

Saturday 29th June - Shetland Sevens

Photos from the event can be found here.
Ross Sutherlands thoughts here.
Hopefully get some sort of tournament report posted in the future.


The 2012/13 season is now officially over, and after some confusion, Shetland are the RBS Caledonia Regional League Div 3 North winners.
Next seasons fixtures are here. With an additional trip down to Moray on 31st August for round 1 of the RBS North Regional Bowl.
Below shows our league and cup results, with any match reports.
15 Sept 2012
29 Sept 2012
Gordonians 2XV
20 Oct 2012
27 Oct 2012
17 Nov 2012
Garioch 2XV
12 Jan 2013
Mackie 2XV
19 Jan 2013
Aberdeen Wand. 2XV
16 Feb 2013
Inverness Craig Dunian
23 Feb 2013
Aberdeenshire 3XV
6 Apr 2013
Grampian Police

RBS North Regional Bowl
Round 1
10 Nov 2012
Round 2
5 Jan 2013
2 Feb 2013

Shetland Times Article

Shetlands rugby players are entering the spring very much in contention for promotion having taken their performance levels up a notch or two this season.
Read the whole article here.

Sat 2 Feb. - Shetland 12 Moray 20

A lacklustre start meant that Shetland were beaten at the semi-final stage of the RBS North Regional Bowl by a well organised Moray team.
In the second half Shetland dominated for long periods. But, despite tries from Kristian Fraser and Neil Scott with a conversion from Jon Pulley, the home team fell short.
The Northwards man of the match went to Dhanni Moar.

Saturday 5 Jan 2013 - Peterhead 3 v 39 Shetland

Shetland have now progressed to the semi-finals of the RBS North Regional Bowl where they will face Moray RFC in Lerwick on saturday 26th January. Tries from Ed "Rambo" Russell, Maurice Williamson (2), Paul Grant, Jeff Shaw and Iain Nicol, Paul Grant also kicked 3 conversions and a penalty.

Saturday 24th Nov - Shetland 41 Orkney 5

The Shetland rugby team defeated an Orkney XV 41-5 to win the inter-county at Clickimin on Saturday, the first match in the competition for several years.
Centre Maurice Williamson scored the opening two tries, both converted by full back Paul Grant, and the home side never looked back. Flanker Craig Mann went over for try number three but unfortunately on this occasion Grant missed his kick from wide.
Although injuries led to both try scorers having to be replaced Shetland did not slow down and Grant soon added a try of his own. Again he was unable to add the extra two points but Shetland were now 24-0 ahead.
Centre William Coghill had increased the lead further with a try straight from training book when the referee blew for half time, Shetland now leading 29-0.
After the break Coghill grabbed his second touch-down before Orkney themselves got what turned out to be a consolation try, the Shetland players feeling the ball had been grounded short of the line.
Prop Dhanni Moar got the last score for the home side, outrunning the Orkney defence to touch down under the posts. This time Grant made no mistake with his conversion.
The Northwards Man of the Match award was presented to 16-year-old Harry Morton, on his inter-county debut, for his tireless, mature display which belied his inexperience and age.

Saturday 10th November - Shetland 39 Banff 14

Shetland progressed through to the next round of the RBS North Regional Bowl with a fairly straightforward victory over a Banff team lacking a front row, which led to uncontested scrums.
In the next round Shetland have been drawn away to Peterhead. With the match due to be played on saturday 8th December.

Saturday 3rd November - Huntly 13 Shetland 7

Despite leading 7-6 at half-time, through a Kristian Fraser try with conversion from Callum Williamson, Shetland narrowly lost.
The match report can be found here.
The match report for the Strathspey match can be found here and the Dyce match here.

Scotland rugby legend visited isles for sports week

No, this is not another story about Mike Skinner.
Chris Paterson visited the isles to take part in Shetland Sports Week, part of the Games for Scotland programme.
A video can be viewed here and more information here.

Saturday 15/9/2012 - 2012/13 Season Begins

Peterhead 12 - 19 Shetland
Tries from Peter Sidgwick, Stewart Mouat and Maurice Williamson. Paul Grant with 2 conversions.


Ladies Rugby

There are plans in place for womens rugby to start again. Information about future plans can be found in the Ladies page here.

And Now The Sevens...

Saturday 23rd June was the date for the Shetland MidSummer Sevens, once again kindly sponsored by BP.
Shetland Select won the BP Sullom Voe trophy, not sure who won the Shield, but the Trackeled Trows triumphed in the plate - showing the world that speed and stamina aren't everything - you just need to make sure that you cheat better than the other team! There is a full tournament report knocking about, maybe one day it might make it on to this page.
For more information try here.

It's Official - The Season Is Over!

The home match against Gordonians 2nds, rescheduled for 5th May, has apparently now been officially forfeighted. This means that Shetland are awarded a 28-0 victory. So Shetland finished the season in a respectable 3rd place.
Messrs Mason and Wright. Let this picture be a warning to you children!

End Of Season Doo

A quiet and sophisticated gathering recently took place at Clickimin. When the Statler and Waldorf of the rugby world, Peter Wright and Jim Mason, entertained the audience with tales of flower arranging and pottery.
You can read the thoughts of FC Hogg here.
Thanks must be given to Jillian & Co. for the organising.

Saturday 7 April- Shetland 58 v 0 Dyce

Tries from Paul Grant (3), Matthew Nicolson, JR Nicolson, Stewart Mouat, Maurice Williamson (2), Nathan Coote, Brett Haining, plus 4 conversions from Paul Grant. On a rather moist and breezy day Shetland and West Dyce battled out a decent match at Clickimin rugby pitch. The victory leaves Shetland with hopes of finishing third in the league, depending on what happens with the Gordonians match.
Congratulations must go to Dyce who came up with just the 15 players and made a decent showing despite their players being a tad hungover from the night before.

Saturday 24th March - Deeside 38 v 7 Shetland

Danny Farnworth try and Paul Grant conversion.

Sat 3rd March. - Aberdeen Univ. Medics 48 v 10 Shetland

Shetland lost to the newly crowned league champions on the latest of their travels.

Shane Jamieson scored and converted Shetlands only try, with Callum Williamson adding a penalty.
There might be a full match report but that depends on whether sends one to me.

Three more fixtures to go:
24 Mar Deeside v Shetland
31 Mar Shetland v Gordonians 2nd XV
07 Apr Shetland v Dyce
The post split table now looks like this:

Richie Gray

Scotland Star Meets Mike Skinner

Scotland star Richie Gray fulfills one of his lifelong ambitions this weekend when he gets to meet Mike Skinner!
Gray the 6ft 9ins, 19-times capped lock, is in Shetland to announce the appointment of Daniel Meadows as Rugby Development Officer for Shetland.

Daniel Meadows Gray will support the club development officer and active schools co-ordinators from Shetland Islands Council at fun rugby sessions at Bells Brae primary school, Anderson High School and at Shetland Rugby Club at Clickimin, all on Friday afternoon.

Mike Skinner He will also savour a five-egg omelette at Hay’s Dock Restaurant, cooked by local stalwart of the game Mike Skinner, and be at the Holmsgarth ferry terminal to wave goodbye to the Shetland team, heading away for Saturday’s match against Aberdeen University Medics in the Caledonia Regional League Division 3 NE.

Season 2011/12

Seasons fixtures avaliable here.

RBS Caledonia Regional league Div 3NE post split fixtures

Sat. 21 Jan. Shetland 5 v 13 Aberdeen Univ. Medics
On a beautiful day to watch rugby indoors on the television, Shetland and the Medics slugged it out through the mud on the Clickimin rugby pitch. A sizeable crowd watched a match that could easily have been won by either side. Unfortunately for the home side it was two kicks that led to the tries for the Medics. On a day when the wind was a tad gusty, the kicking option was perhaps unwise.
The Shetland forwards battled away all match, consistently gaining ground through some decent rucking. But there appeared to be no real cutting edge in the backs, who at times looked like brass monkeys in search of welders.
seven minutes into the second half Craig Mann rumbled over from close range for his first try for Shetland, after the Shetland forwards had battered away for several drives. The home crowd was expecting more of the same, but Shetland appeared to then lose any real momentum. With a Shetland scrum on the Medics 5 yard line being lost against the head.
At the end of the day the Medics defended well and scored their two tries through bad decision making from the home side. Shetland should look on the positive side as they could quite easily have won this match.
The other two league fixtures were both postponed.

The league has now been split in two, with the top 6 facing each other again and the bottom 6 doing likewise.
The fixtures are the reverse of what has already been played - Shetland has already played Dyce away, so they now only play them at home, etc.
There has already been one change to the initial fixtures - with Dyce now being the last match instead of the first. There will probably be more.
Shetland RFC now have 3 home and 3 away fixtures to play between 14 january and the beginning of April.
The fxtures are:
14 Jan Shetland P v P Dyce
21 Jan Shetland 5 v 13 Aberdeen Univ. Medics
18 Feb Ellon 2nd XV P v P Shetland
25 Feb Deeside P v P Shetland
03 Mar Aberdeen Univ. Medics v Shetland
31 Mar Shetland v Gordonians 2nd XV
07 Apr Shetland v Dyce
As you can see from the above fixtures, Shetland will face 3 away matches in consecutive weekends.
A glance at the Gordonians fixtures show that their 1st XV do have a fixture at the end of march, so I wonder what sort of team they will bring up then?
A full list of RBS Caledonia Regional League Div 3 NE post split results/fixtures can be found here.
The post split table now looks like this

Full list of RBS Caledonia Regional League Div 3 NE pre split results/fixtures can be found here.

League table at 3 Dec 2011 (the final pre split table):

2011 Shetland Midsummer Sevens photographs

Hurriedly uploaded some of Forbes photos which can now be found here.
Full tournament report will appear when anyone sends it to me.
For the record - Banchory won the SVT Cup, with Inverness the Shield, and the Shetland Chargers the Wooden Spoon. The Murray Anderson trophy, for best Shetland team outside of the Select, went to the Shetland Baa Baas.

Past Seasons

Some information about the 2010/11 season can be found here, with the 2009/10 seasons details here.

Junior Rugby - has started for 2011

Training - every saturday morning. Venue kickaboot pitches, Clickimin.
Minis (P4-7) from 10.00 - 11.00. Midis (S1-4) normally 10 - 12.
For more detail contact Paul woods (Coaching coordinator)
(01595) 694965

Intercounty in Orkney on August 22nd 2009

Orkney 88 Shetland 5
Shetland try from Joe O'Connor.
Some photographs from Forbes Hogg can be found here.

2009 BP Shetland MidSummer Sevens weekend

Congratulations to the Arbroath Smokies team who won the BP Shetland Midsummer Rugby Sevens last weekend beating the youngsters of Shetland Select in one of the best finals seen in a long time. Other winners were the Shetland Babarians who defeated the North Zetland Vets to win the Murray Anderson Memorial Trophy, the 'Oros' won the 125 shield beating the Arbroath Vets and in the battle of the Wooden Spoon Delting defeated Shetland Recreational Trust.

A more detailed match report can be found on the Shetland Times site here.

A report from the Arbroath Herald here.

Photographs of the tournament can be found at Kevin Jones' site here.

A list of fixtures for the 2008/09 season can be found here.

Been around the world!

In a moment (in fact several minutes) of madness, I worked out the distance that Shetland RFC has travelled from Lerwick, in league and cup matches, since our probationary season back in 2003/4.
Having fulfilled our away fixtures this season the grand total of miles covered is some 26,093 miles in less than 5 seasons. Which is a couple of thousand more miles than the circumference of the earth round the equator.

Young people, old people.....

Shetland RFC on the SRU website here.

2007/08 fixtures

The Shetland fixtures/results and match reports can be found here.


Just in case you were wondering!

In a moment of boredom I wondered if Mike Skinners televised figure for "this is the distance we will travel our away matches" was correct.
Mr. Skinner pulled the figure of 5000 miles out of the air, but he underestimated.
The actual distance from Lerwick (according to for 9 away matches was 6350 miles.

Fixtures 2006/07
Last seasons fixtures here
BT National League Division 5B (North) fixtures and results for 2005/06 season available here.
Shetland RFC's fixtures/ results & match reports for the year ahead 2004/5 are available here.

Information on how to reach Shetland, and things to do once here, can be found here.

Old news + Rugby Special

Those of you who missed the Rugby Special feature on Shetland Rugby can view the video clip here.
Moved a lot of the old stuff to another page. So if you are looking for the likes of the 2004 Viking match reports, past tours, John Beatties radio interview, and some other bits and bobs, try here.

Upcoming Events
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2013/14 Fixtures: