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Ross Sutherland head coach Mann sees opportunity to restructure Caledonia North Leagues


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross Sutherland head coach John Mann hopes Scottish Rugby will use the current suspension to restructure the Caledonia North Leagues.

No matches will be played for the foreseeable future thanks to efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

For the Stags in Caledonia North Two, it raises questions over what happens next with the club sitting in the only relegation spot – although still with every chance of escaping if they win their games in hand.

As things stand, Ross Sutherland would be relegated from Caledonia North Two if they are not able to complete their last three matches. Picture: Peter Carson
As things stand, Ross Sutherland would be relegated from Caledonia North Two if they are not able to complete their last three matches. Picture: Peter Carson

Mann does not expect to be given the chance to play their remaining games, but would like to see the SRU take a more radical approach than just ending the season with current standings.

“I think the season is probably going to be knocked on it’s head for this year, so it’s interesting to see what’s going to happen,” Mann explained.

“Obviously I hope we will get to stay up, whether they have a play-off or whatever happens.

“My opinion is that there needs to be a restructure of the league anyway. I don’t think an eight-team league suited anyone."

Read more in today's North Star.


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