Rbs Premier A Review: Round 3

Some exciting rugby was showcased across Scotland on Saturday when RBS Premier A returned to action.

As ever, the top eight clubs provided a wealth of tries and entertaining action. Melrose, Stirling County, Gala and Dundee HSFP came out on top in the four matches with wins over Ayr, Currie, Boroughmuir and Aberdeen Grammar respectively.

Dundee HSFP continued to show their threat at the top end of the table and their desire to win the league and a place in next year’s British and Irish Cup with a comfortable bonus-point victory over their closest rivals Aberdeen Grammar, 28-13.

Dundee HSFP head coach, Ian Rankin, said: “It’s great that we were able to travel to Rubislaw and come away with a bonus point. Not many teams have lost at home this season but if we can keep winning away we can continue to put pressure on Melrose at the top of the table. We travel down to Millbrae next weekend to play Ayr.

“I believe this was our best team performance so far this season, we stuck to our game plan and everybody played very well.”

Stirling County also returned to form at their Bridgehaugh fortress with a second win over Currie this season, 32-24. This pulled Currie down one place in the Premiership and allowed Stirling County to leapfrog Ayr and move into fifth place. Ayr lost 20-3 to Melrose at the Greenyards.

Elsewhere in the league Gala moved their way back into the top three with a win over Boroughmuir at Netherdale, 20-8.

Click here to see the RBS Premier A standing after the weekend!

RBS Premier A round three scorers:

Dundee HSFP

  • Tries – Cam Brown, Richie McIver, Harry Duthie, Andy McLean
  • Conversions – Cam Brown (2)

Aberdeen Grammar

  • Tries – Will Wardlaw, Fraser Lyle
  • Penalty – Rob Aloe

Stirling County

  • Tries – Ruaridh Leishman, Ben Addison, Alex Moffat, Brian Archibald
  • Conversions – Brian Archibald (3)
  • Penalties – Brian Archibald (2)

Currie

  • Tries – Gary Temple, Andy McMahon, Jamie Forbes, Dave Smith
  • Conversions – Jamie Forbes (2)

Melrose

  • Tries – Bruce Dick (2)
  • Conversions – Andrew Skeen (2)
  • Penalties – Andrew Skeen(2)

Ayr

  • Penalty –  Sylvain Diez

Gala

  • Tries – Ewan McQuillan, Luke Pettie
  • Coversions – Lee Millar (2)

Boroughmuir

  • Try – Andy Rose
  • Penalty – Ally Warnock