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RUGBY: Winger determined Highland title chase runs in one direction as they prepare to face Dundee

By Will Clark

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Magnus Henry runs in a try. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Magnus Henry runs in a try. Picture: Callum Mackay..

MAGNUS Henry says Highland are determined to push their National One title challenge in one direction as they prepare to continue their excellent season against Dundee at Canal Park on Saturday.

Seven wins from eight league matches so far this campaign has seen Highland move into second place, six points behind leaders Ayr.

Henry (25) who works as a PE teacher at Glenurquhart High School in Drumnadrochit, says this season there is real belief in the squad they can come out on top, shown by their performances so far this season.

He said: “It has been great, we have come out and hit the ground running. There have been a few close calls but also some really gutsy performances.

“Winning games week after week really helps us carry the momentum into the next game.

“There have been new additions to the squad, but in the last few years there has been a real focus on where we can go as a club and where we want to go and aim for the promotion slot.

“This year is a real concerted effort to get there, everyone is pulling in one direction and working for each other.

“Pre -season everyone was working hard, there is something about this season and is great to see so far.”

Henry says their 29-14 win over Glasgow Academicals last Saturday was also testament to their title credentials.

“That was one of the better games we played this season as a whole both defensively and attacking against quality opposition.

“With us being second and them being third in the table, it was always a big occasion. It was scrappy at times, there is always an ebb and flow but we managed to handle it well.

“It showed character in the team that when we were down to 13 men, we never conceded and ground tackles out. That was a big moment in the game surviving that 10 minute period.”

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