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Ross Sutherland captaincy was easy decision for Johnston to make


By Andrew Henderson


New Ross Sutherland captain Jamie Johnston says it was a no-brainer to take on the role.

Johnston (29) only recently returned to competitive rugby after six years out of the game due to injury.

Jamie Johnston has been named as the new Ross Sutherland captain. Picture: Peter Carson
Jamie Johnston has been named as the new Ross Sutherland captain. Picture: Peter Carson

But he has quickly become a key part of the Stags’ squad, becoming vice-captain last season and taking over from Ali Kennedy ahead of the next campaign.

Johnston admits that he was not aiming for anything like it when he first reached out to the Invergordon outfit two years ago.

“It was a no-brainer for myself,” he said.

“I got in touch with the club to play social, touch rugby. Through that, I was speaking to John Mann, and when I was playing touch it got to the season and John asked if I fancied playing a half.

“Two years later, I’ve played at Murrayfield, and I’ve ended up being captain. So yeah, it was a little bit unexpected.”

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.



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