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Diss Rugby Club staying positive despite entering into a another lockdown




The wait for a return to competitive action now looks like it may well extend to 18 months, but Diss Rugby Club head coach Nick Greenhall is refusing to be overly downbeat.

Diss’ last league action came back on March 7, 2020 when they recorded an entertaining 32-29 victory over Romford & Gidea Park at Mackenders.

Since then Covid-19 has kept the Blues in hibernation, aside from one adapted friendly against West Norfolk just before Christmas.

Diss played an adapted friendly against West Norfolk just before Christmas. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss played an adapted friendly against West Norfolk just before Christmas. Picture: Mark Bullimore

And with the country expected to be in lockdown until at least the end of February and almost certainly beyond, it’s unclear as to when Diss will be back out on the pitch.

“It’s probably the lowest we’ve been because we had all the guidance about coming back before the lockdown,” he said. “The lads are missing the game and they’re missing playing every weekend.

“But we’ll get through it and the key is to make sure we come out healthy at the other end.

“We’ve been working hard all the way through and the players have been given some conditioning work to keep them going during the next couple of months.

“We might not be able to play, but the planning and the development never stops. We want to be the best we can be when we come back.”

Meanwhile, the RFU has pulled the plug on plans to get clubs across the country playing again in what it termed ‘Cluster Fixtures’.

Diss had been due to take on the likes of Ipswich, Stowmarket and Wymondham from January 23.



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