RUGBY: Ross Sutherland are out to keep the good times rolling
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Ross Sutherland Rugby Club will be looking to put in another dominant performance against Inverness Craig Dunain this weekend.
Their opening day 80-21 victory over Caithness was backed up by another high-scoring affair as the Stags recorded a 73-19 win against Highland 3rds.
A third game in-a-row at their Invergordon home now follows against Craig Dunain, who will be playing some of their own home matches at the Naval Grounds this season.
As such, there is a good relationship between the two sides, but the Stags will be looking to continue building on their momentum and feel-good factor even against their friendly rivals.
“We’ve had a good relationship with Craig Dunain over the past couple of years,” John Mann, now Scottish Rugby’s north area regional manager who scored four tries for the Stags against Highland last Saturday, explained.
“There have been a couple of times their guys have trained with us, and last year if either team was short of one or two boys we would help each other out.
“We’ve had two weeks scoring 70-plus points, so I would be hopeful of a win for Ross Sutherland at the weekend. With my regional manager’s hat on though, I’m just hoping for a competitive, safe game.”
There is a determination in Invergordon to both enjoy the good times while they seem to be here, and do what they can to ensure things do not change any time soon.
“Positivity is quite contagious,” Mann added.
“The environment at the club has been really good, and numbers at training has been awesome. It’s a fun place to be, so people can’t wait to get there and everything works a bit better.
“It’s good at the moment, and we’re getting results, so if that continues I don’t think the atmosphere will change any time soon. We want to make this the status quo and enjoy it while it lasts.”