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Rugby union: Determined Tim Doig will fight on at Hare Lane

TIM Doig says Chester’s season is far from over despite enduring a tough couple of weeks which left him contemplating his future.

TIM Doig says Chester’s season is far from over despite enduring a tough couple of weeks which left him contemplating his future.

Doig, the Hare Lane club’s director of rugby, has been frustrated by his team’s recent form, particularly the back-to-back defeats which have allowed Rossendale to climb into second place.

After last week’s loss to Beverley, Doig was so unhappy he considered walking away.

“I took a step back to evaluate my position,” said the former forwards coach, who was appointed director of rugby in 2009. “Having evaluated it, I’m going to be here for at least another season and I’m waiting to hear from the other coaches.”

Chester are now a distant 16 points behind leaders Darlington MP but are only six behind second-placed Rossendale.

The top team in National League Division Three North goes up automatically, with the runners-up facing an end-of-season promotion play-off.

“We can still achieve a play-off place,” insisted Doig. “There is still a lot to play for.”

 

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