Thursday, 31 May 2012

Ayr's new signings in the news

As already announced on our front page, Ayr has made six new signings for the coming season.  The Herald is hot on our heels with the breaking news of Peter Jericevich, Dean Kelbrick, Nick Campbell, George Hunter, Kerr Gossman and Craig Gossman's arrival at Millbrae for an exciting year ahead.  We look forward to welcoming them on board.

Read the full story here and keep your eyes peeled for more news of signings in the coming weeks.


Monday, 7 May 2012

Fergusson and McConnell in Scotland squad for Junior World Championship

Two of Ayr's best young players will be flying out to South Africa at the end of the month as part of the Scotland squad competing in the IRB Junior World Championship.  Fly-half/utility back Robbie Fergusson and scrum-half Murray McConnell have been named in Peter Wright's Under-20s squad to face France, Argentina and Australia in the pool stages and hopefully beyond.

You can read the full story here.

Fergusson and Bennett celebrate a win for Scotland U20s

McConnell on the charge for Ayr

Fergusson and McConnell are joined in a squad of 28 by some of the most talented young Scottish players, including former Ayr man Mark Bennett, who now plies his trade with French side Clermont Auvergne.


Friday, 4 May 2012

McConnell leads Scotland U20s to win

Ayr's Murray McConnell captained Scotland U20s to a 33-16 win over the English Counties U20s.  Fellow Millbrae youngster Robbie Fergusson also started for the Scots at the University of St Andrews sports ground on Friday evening and scored a try for the men in blue.  The young Scots came from behind to record an encouraging victory over their English rivals that bodes well for next month's Junior World Championship.

A brief preview of the friendly fixture can be read here.


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Pre-season fixtures confirmed...

With plans well underway for next season the club can confirm three pre-season fixtures for the 1st XV. The team will travel to Hamilton at the beginning of August before heading to Irvine the following week to play in the showpiece match to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Marress club. On 18th May the squad heads to Swalwell in the north-east of England to take on Blaydon RFC.

Saturday 4th August - Hamilton RFC ko 3.00pm
Saturday 11th August - Irvine RFC ko 3.00pm
Satruday 18th August - Blaydon RFC ko 3.00pm

Blaydon (in red) against local rivals Tynedale