Home   Sport   Article

Game-less stretch could be tough for Ross Sutherland


By Andrew Henderson

Contribute to support quality local journalism



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.

Ross Sutherland will reach November having only played two matches in the Caledonia North Two. Picture: Peter Carson
Ross Sutherland will reach November having only played two matches in the Caledonia North Two. Picture: Peter Carson

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.”

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.


This website is powered by the generosity of readers like you.
Please donate what you can afford to help us keep our communities informed.

BECOME A SUPPORTER

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More