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Highland Rugby Club confirm National One encounter with Stirling Wolves is off due to coronavirus fears


By Andrew Henderson


Highland Rugby Club head coach Dave Carson says they have made the decision to cancel tomorrow's match against Stirling Wolves.

Scottish Rugby earlier released a statement saying that games and training would be suspended as of Sunday evening due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving the door open for club matches to be fulfilled tomorrow.

Rugby. Highland v Heriot Blues..Coach Dave Carson..Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No..
Rugby. Highland v Heriot Blues..Coach Dave Carson..Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No..

However, Highland have taken matters into their own hands and told the governing body that they will not be playing.

"It seems absolutely ridiculous that they're waiting until Sunday at 6pm," Carson said.

"It's the most bizarre thing I've ever heard. I've phoned Murrayfield to say that we're not playing.

"There's no other sport going on in the Highlands, and we've got a reputation to think of that is very high at the moment, so we don't want to look stupid by them making us play, so we're not playing.

"As a club, we've decided that we're not going to be the only sport playing in the north."

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