Friday, 28 September 2012

Ayr v Heriot's preview

Ayr welcome Heriot's to Millbrae tomorrow, as they look to continue their unbeaten run in the RBS Premiership.  Despite the five wins on the trot, including last weekend's victory over Melrose at the Greenyards, Ayr aren't taking anything for granted.

"It was a huge achievement for the squad," head coach Kenny Murray says of the victory.  "The boys put in a huge shift to maintain their winning record.  But we realise that Heriot's are capable of beating the best on the road."

Murray expects a very fast and expansive game.  "Our defence will have to match the ambition and pace of the Heriot's attack."

Commenting on the number of yellow cards in recent matches, Murray knows everyone has to be on their best behaviour: "We must ensure that discipline is our top priority."

There are two changes to the starting team.  George Hunter moves up from the bench, with Denford Mutamangira dropping to the replacements.  Ross Curle comes in at fly-half in place of Ruaridh Jackson, who returns to Glasgow Warriors.

Zimbabwean internationalist Shingai Mpofu, who is at Millbrae as part of the South African Rugby Union exchange programme, will make his debut from the bench.

Teenager Gavin Lowe once again appears amongst the replacements, following his impressive debut against Stirling County a fortnight ago.

Team (subject to change on match day):

Anderson, C Gossman, Fergusson, Dalgleish, K Gossman; Curle, Jericevich; Cox, Wisnewski, Hunter; White, Sutherland; Fisken, Dunlop, Forrester (capt).

Replacements: Mutamangira, Mpofu, Fenwick, Doneghan, Lowe.


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