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Ross Sutherland coach wishes exiles could stay


By Will Clark


John Troxler scores a try for the exiles. Picture: Peter Carson
John Troxler scores a try for the exiles. Picture: Peter Carson

Ross Sutherland head coach John Mann says he wished that players from the Exiles XV who his team beat 28-22 in the annual memorial fixture were able to stay home.

The Stags were given a tough examination last Thursday where Ciaran Docherty's last gasp try gave the first team victory in a game that was played in memory of Daniel Rafferty and Dave Mackay.

Mann lamented the fact the exiles would not be able to stay at home after the festive season saying if they remained in the area Ross Sutherland would become a force to be reckoned with.

“The exiles had some quality players in the form of junior internationals and premiership players," he said.

“A number of people came up to me and said if we could have a select 22 from those 40 guys that played what a team we would have.

"We would easily be a National One standard side.”

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.



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