Try time again for Dundee

A club in Tayside & Fife has picked up the RBS Try of the Month accolade for the second time this season.

Dundee HSFP’s full-back Bryce Hosie, won the first trophy in September. This time round it’s back-rower, Richie McIver, who’s fondly known as The Specimen at Mayfield, who takes the November award.

The 26-year-old, who is an assistant manager at The Playwright restaurant in Dundee, said: “We had a few good scores in the game against Kelso and I’m chuffed that mine has won this award and come out on top.

“We had a slow start to the season, but we’re really starting to gel now, and our game is improving. We’ve been unbeaten in our last four league games.

We’re trying to create an attacking style of play and I think this try is a good example of the type of game we’re wanting to execute, it sums us up.”

The winning try was scored in Dundee HSFP’s narrow victory (28-25) v Kelso at Poynder Park on Saturday 30 November, shows a great turn of pace from the scorer and includes a quality support line.

Scottish Rugby’s specialist skills coach, Duncan Hodge named McIver November’s winner. 

He said: “This is a fantastic try. The side showed great ambition to counter attack from deep and their passing and ability to beat the man was quality.

“The support play was exceptional shown in the fact that anyone one of three players could have scored the try. Well done Richie.”

Nominations for the December RBS Try of the Month are now being taken at www.scottishrugby.org

The scorer of the RBS Try of the Month and the person who submits the footage each receive two tickets to the Scotland v France, RBS 6 Nations match at Murrayfield on Monday 8 March (kick-off 5pm), courtesy of RBS, Scottish Rugby’s principal partner.