Home   Sport   Article

Raptors head coach McLaughlan: Coronavirus did not cost us Caledonia North Two title


By Andrew Henderson

Contribute to support quality local journalism



Highland 2nd XV have been left frustrated by missing out on the Caledonia North Two league title after the season was ended early due to coronavirus.

Scottish Rugby made the decision last Friday to end all campaigns as they stood, meaning the Raptors will finish second, one point behind Aberdeenshire with two games in hand.

Highland 2nd XV will have to hand off the Caledonia North Two title after the season was ended early. Picture: Callum Mackay
Highland 2nd XV will have to hand off the Caledonia North Two title after the season was ended early. Picture: Callum Mackay

With both of those outstanding fixtures supposed to have been taking place at Canal Park, confidence was high that a second successive title would have been claimed soon.

However, Raptors head coach Nathan McLaughlan says the early call-off is not the reason they will not call themselves champions, adding that he has no arguments with the league’s call.

“It was always in our power to win the league – we weren’t relying on any other results – so the frustration comes with it being a couple of cancelled games that has cost us,” McLaughlan explained.

“We were due to play a game a few weeks ago and it got called off because the other team couldn’t get a squad together."

Read more in today's Inverness Courier.


This website is powered by the generosity of readers like you.
Please donate what you can afford to help us keep our communities informed.

BECOME A SUPPORTER

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More