Friday, 31 August 2012

Ayr v Dundee preview

Ayr's first home game of the new season sees them take on Dundee HSFP at Millbrae on Saturday at 3pm.  Following their excellent opening win of the season against Boroughmuir last weekend, Ayr hope to give their loyal supporters something to get their teeth into.

The victory over Boroughmuir proved to be a rather bruising encounter for several of the players, with Dean Kelbrick and Finn Russell picking up injuries and missing this week's encounter.  They are replaced by Richard Dalgleish and Sylvain Diez respectively.  Ross Curle also misses out due to his red card.

There are changes in the forwards, with Colin White returning to action following his recovery from a virus.  On the bench, Denford Mutamangira is back from international duty with Zimbabwe, and Nick Campbell has been released by Glasgow Warriors for the game.

Ayr head coach Kenny Murray has predicted a tough match against Dundee.

"Our games against Dundee are always physical encounters, and I don't expect this game to be any less so," he mused.  "They have a very strong pack and are always very ambitious behind the scrum."

"This is our first home game," Murray continued, "and if we can play some of the rugby we played last week, we will give the fans something to cheer about."

Team (subject to change on match day):

Anderson; C Gossman, Fergusson, Dalgleish, K Gossman; Diez, Jericevich; Cox, Fenwick, Hunter; Sutherland, White; Doneghan, Dunlop, Forrester (capt). 

Replacements: Mutamangira, Wisnewski, Fisken, Campbell, Taylor.


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