AN ALVA rugby player is looking to get back on the pitch post-lockdown with one goal in mind: winning the Super 6.

Reyner Kennedy, who was asked to captain Stirling County last September after he just returned to the game from a horrific Achilles tendon injury, is hopeful the team can return to training in some shape or form next month.

While his first Super 6 campaign was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wee County man has set his sights firmly on making it to the top of the table with his team when rugby returns.

Currently, there are hopes the semi-pro league could start back up sometime around October. And while training arrangements are being confirmed, Reyner is trying to keep fit at home.

He told Advertiser Sport: "Fingers crossed we'll be able to train similarly to Glasgow and Edinburgh in small groups first, then as a squad later down the line.

"That's the plan at the moment, whether or not that changes I have no idea."

However, Reyner agrees it could be a bit of a "shock to the system when we are back, hammering each other at training and during games".

Looking at the campaign ahead, Reyner said: "Stirling Super 6s squad; our goal will be to win the campaign – if that wasn't the goal for the squad then you'd be not looking at it positively."

He had snapped his Achilles tendon in November 2018 and it was a long road to recovery.

Reyner, who started out in Clacks with Hillfoots RFC at the age of five – following in the footsteps of his father Gregor – said: "It was quite hard to get back fit but I was back for September last year for the start of the Super 6 season.

"It was maybe not the way we wanted the results to go but overall certainly an enjoyable first-ever Super 6 campaign."

He keeps close with sister Megan, who featured in the Advertiser earlier this month following her graduation from the University of Stirling with a masters degree.

Both had their fair share of injuries and have been supporting each other through their respective spells with Scottish women's internationalist Megan currently looking to come back from knee problems.

Reyner said: "Without a doubt, Megan has always supported me when I've been playing growing up and she took rugby up years ago.

"We definitely support each other, try and train with each other when we can – we both had pretty horrible injuries, Megan probably more than me."

When the Super 6 league does return, Stirling County will be playing clubs Ayrshire Bulls, Boroughmuir, Heriot's, Southern Knights and Watsonian.