Tough start to rugby season

Mackie rugby squad.

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The Mighty Mackie 2s have had a tough start to their rugby season with two defeats of contrasting nature.

The first, at home to Gordonian’s 2s was a try-filled last minute loss 24-31 after leading 24-12 at the break.

The second, an honourable and battling defeat away to a very strong Dyce team 19-0, showcased the steelier side to their game.

Despite the results, things are looking up for the men in red, with solid individual performances and a nice improvement in their rucking and aggressive tackling. Pictured are, top row, from left – Barry Milne (manager), Ryan Brown, Mark Coull, Jamie Kindness, Chris Kay, Finlay Stewart, Glen Moir, Cameron Howard, Ross Mckenna. Bottom row, from left – Mark Beadie, Gerry Lock, Ben Newell (Captain), Adam Rhoney, Matthew Greig, Kieran Ferguson, Jamie McConachie, Alex Thurlow, Pete Smith.