Friday, 14 April 2017
Melrose v Ayr - BT Premiership final preview
After eighteen regular games, two semi-finals and nearly 200 tries scored between them over the past seven months, eighty minutes in the pretty Borders town will decide who lifts the trophy.
"Ayr and Melrose have enjoyed a number of great battles over recent years and it is fitting that it has come down to the wire again this season," says Ayr head coach Calum Forrester. "Rob (Chrystie, Melrose head coach) has done an outstanding job with his squad. We are fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead. We have prepared well and the players are in a good place."
There is only one change to the starting line-up, with Stafford McDowall moving to inside centre.
15. Grant Anderson; 14. Danny McCluskey, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Stafford McDowall, 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. Will Bordill, 8. Pete McCallum (c).
16. David Young, 17. Djustice Sears-Duru, 18. Adam Prentice, 19. Gregor Henry, 20. Harry Warr, 21. Jamie Bova, 22. Richard Dalgleish.
Kick-off 3pm! Follow the scores live on Twitter.