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Carson expecting much tougher road to victory for Highland against Marr in Scottish Cup


By Andrew Henderson

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Highland Rugby Club head coach Dave Carson expects Marr to be four or five times more difficult than Watsonians were last weekend.

In league action, the Greens swept aside Watsonians 52-7 at Canal Park, running in eight tries.

Andrew Findlater drives for the line in Highland's win over Watsonians last weekend. Picture: Gary Anthony
Andrew Findlater drives for the line in Highland's win over Watsonians last weekend. Picture: Gary Anthony

But their next game comes in the Scottish Cup against the top amateur rugby side in Scotland right now, Marr, who lead the Premiership by eight points over Currie Chieftains.

It will be a much bigger challenge for Carson’s side, but with home advantage in a one-off knockout match he reckons his side will be up for it.

“It will probably be the same challenge times four or five to be honest,” Carson said.

“It has set us up nicely getting a win like Watsonians, it was a good attacking display and our defence was tested.

“It was exactly what we’re going to need this week, we’re going to have to take our chances when they come and we’re going to have to be really strong in defence to keep Marr at bay.

“That’s something we’ll definitely work on this week.”

Read more in today's Highland News.



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