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Highland set standard in their Scottish Cup defeat to Marr – now they have to match it


By Andrew Henderson


Highland Rugby Club head coach Dave Carson says his players set the bar last week against Marr – and they know they have to live up to that now.

The Greens were on top form against the best amateur side in Scotland in the Scottish Cup clash last Saturday, and led at half time before going down 17–12.

Highland Rugby Club's Scottish Cup campaign was ended by Premiership leaders Marr at Canal Park. Picture: Owen Cochrane
Highland Rugby Club's Scottish Cup campaign was ended by Premiership leaders Marr at Canal Park. Picture: Owen Cochrane

It was a strong performance in defence just as much as it was in attack, which was particularly pleasing for Carson.

But the expectation level has been raised now, and Carson says the players as much as anyone will be expecting the same standards going forward.

“That’s the big thing for the players, they said themselves after the game that they’ve set the bar that high now,” Carson said.

“They showed they could defend and attack against a quality side and do well.

“They’ve got to continue that now. It’s a mental thing, taking that attitude into every other game regardless of who you’re playing.

“You could be playing teams in the middle or at the bottom of National One or teams at the top of the Premiership, and we need to see that kind of performance every week now until the end of the season to end really well.”

Read more in today's Highland News.



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