Monday, 27 July 2015

New recruits for 2015/16

The new season is fast approaching, and the coaching team has been busy recruiting players in the forwards and backs for 2015/16.  The BT Premiership will have an altered format this year, with the majority of the games played before Christmas and the play-off taking place after the Six Nations.

There will also be the BT Cup and Premiership development games, so it will be a packed schedule for faces old and new at Millbrae.

It has already been announced that scrum-half Ali Price and centre Archie Russell have joined Ayr from Stirling County.  Both are BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy players.

Also new to the backs are former Glasgow Hawks winger Haddon McPherson and Russell McEwan from Whitecraigs.

Familiar faces Dougie Steele, Aidan Holland and Graham Hunter return from Dubai, Hull and Biggar respectively, and Frazier Climo comes back to Ayr after a period of playing professional rugby with Llanelli Scarlets.

Ayr RFC head coach Calum Forrester is glad to see the return of Climo.

"His experience in the professional game will be invaluable and will help develop the younger players around him."

In the forwards, hooker Lewis Anderson returns from GHA and joins new props Steven Longwell (Dundee), Sam Kenny (Kent) and Javan Sebastian (Wales).  In the back five, Lee Scott joins us from Dumfries.

The new season kicks off on Saturday 29th August against Glasgow Hawks at Old Anniesland, with the first home game a week later against Boroughmuir, but you can check out the new recruits during the pre-season friendlies throughout August.

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