Game-less stretch could be tough for Ross Sutherland
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Ross Sutherland head coach John Mann admits that the next few weeks will be a difficult period for the club with no matches to look forward to.
Last Saturday’s postponed fixture against Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV means that the Stags will go for over a month without a competitive game.
That has a knock-on effect on training and commitment to the club, as there is suddenly no carrot on the end of the motivating stick.
Mann has been left struggling to understand why this break, the second inactive spell already this season, has been scheduled the way it has been.
“We played Moray, and then our next game will be the rescheduled one against Grammar on Saturday, November 16,” he said.
“Part of it is that we’re out of the Bowl. Saturday, November 9 is a cup round, so we’d have been out that week anyway, that’s our own fault.
“I’m sure some of it will have to do with the World Cup, but the fact that the World Cup is in Japan means most of the games are played first thing in the morning.
“I don’t understand why we couldn’t be playing rugby on a Saturday afternoon.”
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