Stornoway Rugby club eyeing dramatic relegation escape

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Stornoway Rugby Club are clinging onto their North Caley Division 2 lives as the relegation dog-fight goes to the wire.

With the islanders fixtures now fulfilled, they must wait to see how Lochaber get on in their final game when they take on Ross Sutherland in Fort William on May 7th.

The Fort William side sit bottom of the league, a single point behind Stornoway. The island side are also better off on points difference by the hefty margin of 130.

Lochaber have been on the road for their last two games, losing both heavily to Ellon and Shetland. Their final game however, takes place on home turf when they meet the Invergordon side in Benavie on Saturday May 7th, so it’s going to be an anxious wait for Stornoway before finding out which league they will play in next season.

On a far more exciting note, Stornoway are pleased to announce that this year’s club dinner will take a slightly different format than usual.

The club have secured the services of Scotland and British Lions legend Doddie Weir (pictured right) as guest speaker.

Club Treasurer, Iain McFee, has put a power of work in to secure Weir, capped 61 times for his country.

“It’s something we have been talking about for a number of years, getting a real Scottish legend to come up as a guest speaker and to get Doddie is fantastic, we should have a great night with him,” said McFee happily.

With such a star name in attendance, the evening will be open to all and the club hope that a number of the supporters that turned out to watch their home games this season will come along. McFee added: “The support that has been shown to the team this year has been incredible, it would be great to see as many get along as possible as I know the players would like to show their thanks.”

The dinner is being held in the Caladh Inn on Saturday 21st May at 7.30pm.

If you are interested in attending what promises to be a great night, please email stornowayrugby@gmail.com and the club will contact you with all the details.