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Stags to tour the north for pre-season


By Andrew Henderson


Ross Sutherland are heading north for their pre-season fixture list – including a historic match in Ullapool and a long-awaited return to Golspie.

The Stags returned to training this week, and the first matches of the new campaign are within sight.

Ross Sutherland will be heading to lesser-visited areas for their pre-season friendlies, with matches in Orkney, Golspie and Ullapool. Picture: Peter Carson
Ross Sutherland will be heading to lesser-visited areas for their pre-season friendlies, with matches in Orkney, Golspie and Ullapool. Picture: Peter Carson

First Ross Sutherland will travel to Orkney on Saturday, August 17, for the first senior team game there in a number of years.

The following week the club will host Caithness at Golspie in the first match held in Sutherland in more than a quarter of a century.

Lastly, John Mann’s men will head to the west coast when they play Stornoway in the first ever match in Ullapool.

The Stags head coach says a return to Sutherland has been in the pipeline for a while.

“We’re really looking forward to it, and we’re also going to try and get both teams to put firsts and seconds out on the day to make it a festival of rugby in Sutherland,” Mann explained.

“To my knowledge, it’s the first senior game of rugby in Golspie or Sutherland in 25-plus years."

Read more in today's North Star.



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