Thursday, 7 April 2016

Ayr and Ayr Ladies at Melrose 7s

The Melrose 7s is always a day not to be missed as thousands descend on the picturesque Borders town for the famous tournament, and it will be a special day for Ayr RFC as both men and women in pink and black get to play at the Greenyards for the first time.

The men, who have reached the semi-finals in the past and lost out to eventual runners-up Germany in last year's competition, have a bye into the second round and will face either Howe of Fife or Edinburgh Accies.

While the men compete for the Ladies' Cup, Ayr Ladies will play Melrose Ladies for the Gentlemen's Cup before the men's final after being invited to take part by the hosts. The Millbrae side can't wait to showcase women's rugby in front of such a huge crowd.

Ayr field a youthful squad for the men's competition, with Iain Renwick named captain and Gordon Kotze leading the coaching team.

Look out for coverage on the BBC.

1. Aidan Holland, 2. Gregor Henry, 3. Craig Brown, 4. Craig Stevenson, 5. Graham Hunter, 6. Iain Renwick (c), 7. Paddy Dewhirst, 8. James Pinkerton, 9. Gregor Paxton, 10. Mark Conlan.

Ayr Ladies:
1. Catherine Shennan, 2. Kelsey Swift, 3. Phoebe McDowall, 4. Lynsey Turner, 5. Lauren McBride, 6. Linsey Bunten, 7. Lynda Morgan, 8. Lisa Main, 9. Mairi McDonald, 10. TBC.

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