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Highland Rugby Club's Baird left in limbo as New Zealand dream gets put on hold


By Andrew Henderson

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Blindside flanker Oscar Baird has been left in limbo after a dream move to New Zealand to play rugby this year was put on hold.

The 23-year-old Highland player was set to bid farewell to his teammates at Canal Park after this week to play in New Zealand in their season, which runs from March to August.

Oscar Baird in full flight for Highland against Kelso. Picture: Callum Mackay
Oscar Baird in full flight for Highland against Kelso. Picture: Callum Mackay

But with sport on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as some travel restrictions being put in place, Baird does not know if he will be able to head out this year.

“They’ve cancelled their domestic rugby season out there for the next month or so, and my visa is still being put on hold,” he explained.

“I was initially hoping to go, but now I’m stuck in limbo a little bit. I’m trying to wait and see what they say."

Read more in today's Highland News.


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