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Highland Rugby Club have no plans to apply to Scottish Rugby's hardship fund as clubs prepare for coronavirus hit

By Andrew Henderson

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Highland Rugby Club are not planning on applying for Scottish Rugby's club hardship fund.

The Scottish Rugby Union announced on Sunday that there is a pot of £500k that clubs could apply to if they are facing cashflow challenges through the impact of coronavirus.

Rugby activity ranging from training to matches is currently suspended, meaning that club's do not have the means to make money through matchday income or hospitality.

But Highland's development officer Iain Chisholm says the club are fortunate to be in a healthy financial position, and would not want to take away funding from clubs who have a greater need.

"We're in a lucky position to have fantastic sponsors and a community that supports the club through events and match days and there are other clubs who will desperately need this money," he explained.

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