Cumnock Rugby Club president Steven Miller says he hopes the club can get back to playing again after seeing the last two seasons declared null and void.

Cumnock were sitting second in the West Regional League Two when the first lockdown occurred with the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) giving clubs several choices on how to conclude the season.

The majority of clubs voted to null and void the season and return to playing in September 2020, however due to another wave of COVID-19, the new season was null and voided again.

The SRU have now been in contact with clubs again to arrange plans for the 2021/22 season which is due to kick off in September.

The option for clubs is either to full competitive season with the cup competitions at the back end of it or just playing friendlies for the year, with no promotion or relegation.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Miller said:“I really don’t know what is going to happen regarding next season. It is hard to police it at our level, we will just go with the SRU guidance.

“In terms of the vote for next season, I will be discussing it with the club and the players, we have things organised to work within the club and the SRU guidelines.”

On the subject of players, the club has a history of producing quality ones across the sport, including half-back Gavin Lowe, who is a regular for Scotland 7s. Another product is outside-centre Mark Bennett, who plays for Edinburgh in the Pro 14 and represents the national side.

Miller was full of praise for the Olympic silver medallist for everything he does for the club.

“Mark has always been good to the club, he brings in Scotland jumpers and comes into help with the youth training too.

“Everyone is on the look out to see if he is in the team at the weekend, it is normally a talking point at the clubhouse on a Friday.

He added: “We have a really good youth section and we have put a lot of hard work into it over the years.

“There’s some really good coaches working in the youth section which helps, and we are starting to see players progress into the senior side. “