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Ross Sutherland feedback is shaping next steps in club's future


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross Sutherland are hoping that a player survey will help them improve ahead of next season.

Tom Bannerman holds off a Highland 2nds tackle as Ross Sutherland try to move the ball quickly from a scrum. Picture: Peter Carson
Tom Bannerman holds off a Highland 2nds tackle as Ross Sutherland try to move the ball quickly from a scrum. Picture: Peter Carson

The Stags struggled in Caledonia North Two in 2019/20, only avoiding relegation when the season was brought to an early end and Scottish Rugby ruled that there would be no promotion or relegation.

So in an effort to discover what needed to change for the next year, the club went right to the source and asked the players for their opinions.

“There were a few things they picked up on, so we’ll tweak training a bit,” club president John Scott explained.

“Players were obviously frustrated in terms of the success of last season.

“That was fairly evident by our league positioning, but I think they recognised that in the latter half of the season, there was some really positive stuff that came out of it.

“We had 10 under-18s who stepped up into the mix, they got some really valuable experience last year, that was one of the real positives. We need to keep doing that, but we’ve got to retain older players as well.

“Communication from the committee down to players could be worked on. It’s not bad, but it could be better. Another thing we need to work on is all of us – committee and players – could support each other more.”

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal


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