Friday, 17 February 2017
Ayr v Watsonians preview
Ayr have a one-point lead at the top of the table over Melrose, although the Borders side have a game in hand, and are hoping to put in a strong performance against Watsonians after a good six-try win against Glasgow Hawks last week and ahead of the play-offs next month.
However, the visitors have already shown Ayr and the rest of the league what they are capable of since their promotion into the top flight and the Millbrae men are ready for a battle.
"We know just how dangerous Watsonians can be," says Ayr head coach Calum Forrester, "having lost at Myreside earlier in the season. Marcus and Simon (Di Rollo and Taylor, Watsonians' coaches) have them playing an exciting, attacking brand of rugby. For us, we are looking to build on last week's performance."
In the squad, flankers Gregor Henry and Will Bordill switch places from bench to starting line-up, and hooker Lewis Anderson makes up a strong and speedy front row with George Hunter and Steven Longwell.
15. Grant Anderson; 14. Danny McCluskey, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Ross Curle, 11. Craig Gossman; 10. Frazier Climo, 9. David Armstrong; 1. George Hunter, 2. Lewis Anderson, 3. Steven Longwell; 4. Robert McAlpine, 5. Scott Sutherland; 6. Blair Macpherson, 7. Gregor Henry, 8. Pete McCallum (c).
16. David Young, 17. Adam Prentice, 18. Will Bordill, 19. Paddy Dewhirst, 20. Jamie Bova.
Kick-off 3pm! Follow the scores live on Twitter.
Ayr 2nd XV v Watsonians 2nd XV kicks off at 3pm at Millbrae.