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Oban High School under-14s are taking a lead role in this weekend’s Super Saturday events at Oban Lorne Rugby Football Club (OLRFC).
As part of their 2021 France Tour fundraising effort, players from the Bulls and Sharks will be selling hot drinks, pies and homebaking at the Glencruitten venue during the 1st XV’s West Division Two clash with Helensburgh and afterwards, while Scotland take on Wales in their final Six Nations clash.
The youngsters are inviting all past players to go along and enjoy the day which is being supported by Scottish Rugby, which has contributed to the raffle as part of their #everyonesgame initiative.
In March 2021, 33 players from Oban High School under-14s will travel to Toulouse where they will play a junior team from Oban Lorne RFC’s new sister club USC Terrasson. They will also benefit from professional coaching at Toulouse and hopefully take in a Pro14 match.
Murray Hamilton, principal teacher of physical education at the high school and OLRFC secretary, said: The players are really excited and need to make a good start to their fundraising for tour kit, lunches and activities in the down time. This is the first time we have been able to run a trip like this and it is a great opportunity for the young players to experience rugby abroad and get to meet USC Terrasson players.
‘Everyone is looking forward to great day on Saturday where members of the community and players past and present can come together to cheer on their local and international teams.’
The Oban 1st XV game at Helensburgh will kick off at 12.30pm to allow all present to watch Scotland’s final 2020 Six Nations fixture against Ireland on the big screen in the clubhouse.
Oban Lorne Ladies are due to travel to Kirkcaldy on Sunday (2pm) in a National Plate fixture. Last weekend’s home match against Kelso was postponed for the second time of asking due to a waterlogged pitch.
Six Nations matches between Italy and England and France and Ireland have both been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns.