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New Ross Sutherland captain wants to reach the top


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross Sutherland Rugby Club have appointed back row Andy Mackay as their new captain, replacing Jamie Johnston.

Andy Mackay has been appointed Ross Sutherland club captain for the 2020/21 season.
Andy Mackay has been appointed Ross Sutherland club captain for the 2020/21 season.

The 24-year-old won a players’ vote to take over the armband, as he returns to his first club.

Mackay rose through the youth ranks to break into the first team, but left for France to play a season of semi-professional rugby, and then a professional campaign.

Last season he was turning out in the Premiership for Selkirk, but he always had an eye on returning to Alness and playing for the Stags once again.

Now doing so as captain, Mackay’s experience at a higher level should serve him well in a leadership role, and he has high ambitions once amateur sport is allowed to resume.

Read more in today's North Star


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