Friday, 30 September 2016

Boroughmuir v Ayr preview

It's another trip east for Ayr as they visit Meggatland to face Boroughmuir in the BT Premiership on Saturday.

After a heartening win against Melrose last week to top the table and remain the only unbeaten side in the league, Ayr are hoping to continue in that vein this week. The home team will have other ideas.

"Boroughmuir will be looking to bounce back after some narrow losses in recent weeks despite playing some good rugby," says Ayr RFC head coach Calum Forrester. "Last week was our most complete performance of the season so far and we will be looking to improve on what was a mature and disciplined display."

In the squad, prop Adam Prentice makes his first start, with hooker James Malcolm returning to the line-up after missing out last Saturday.

After some good performances for the 2nd XV, Graham Hunter is amongst a dynamic group of substitutes and could make his 1st XV debut.

Craig Stevenson is promoted from the bench in place of Robert McAlpine, who has received a thoroughly deserved call-up to the Glasgow Warriors squad for their Pro12 game against the Dragons tonight.

15. Grant Anderson (c); 14. Cameron Taylor, 13. Danny McCluskey, 12. Stafford McDowall, 11. Craig Gossman; 10. Frazier Climo, 9. David Armstrong; 1. George Hunter, 2. James Malcolm, 3. Adam Prentice; 4. Craig Stevenson, 5. Scott Sutherland; 6. Will Bordill, 7. Gregor Henry, 8. Blair Macpherson.

16. David Young, 17. Steven Longwell, 18. Robert McAlpine, 19. Graham Hunter, 20. Richard Dalgliesh.

Kick-off 3pm! Follow the scores live on Twitter.

It's a 3pm kick-off for Boroughmuir 2nd XV v Ayr 2nd XV, and the scores will be updated via the Ultimate Rugby app.

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