Published: 17/11/2017 19:22 - Updated: 17/11/2017 20:11

Caithness get home advantage in semi final

 

Greens scrum half Kris Hamilton passes out of the tackle. Photo: James Gunn

 

Caithness RFC have been given home advantage in the BT Caledonia Shield semi finals.

The Greens will face Aberdeen Wanderers at Millbank on Saturday, January 27 for a place in the final.

Wanderers are the only team to have beaten Caithness this season recording a 37-29 win in Aberdeen in August on the opening day of the league campaign.

However Caithness have not a lost a game in the league since and made it to the semi finals of the shield with a 37-15 win over Strathmore in Forfar in the first round and by receiving an automatic bye to the semi final after Harris FP forfeited their quarter final as they failed to send a team to Thurso.

The winners will meet either Alloa or Grangemouth in the final on Saturday, March 3 with one of the finalists receiving home advantage.

The winner of the Caledonia Shield will then progress to the national shield semi final against one of the winners from the Borders Shield, Edinburgh Shield and West Shield.

The National Shield final is scheduled to be played at Murrayfield Stadium with a date to be confirmed.

Caithness have reached the National Shield final only once in their history when they were defeated 27-6 by Preston Lodge at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld in 2014.

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