2022 FOSROC Super6 Championship Preview
The 2022 FOSROC Super6 Championship kicks-off this Friday. Here’s our guide to the championship ahead of this weekend.
All six participating teams will play each other home and away, followed by two semi-finals on Friday 21 October and Saturday 22 October respectively, and the final taking place on 30 October. The first semi-final will see the club who places at the top of the table play those in fourth after the first 10 rounds of the regular competition, and those who place second and third will play in the second semi-final.
Ayrshire Bulls are first to host Heriot’s Rugby at Millbrae this Friday. Saturday then sees Stirling Wolves welcome Boroughmuir Bears to Bridgehaugh as Southern Knights host FOSROC Super6 2022 Sprint Series winners Watsonians at The Greenyards.
All Friday matches will be broadcasted live on free-to-air channel FreeSports with all Saturday matches available to watch live on the Scottish Rugby website, the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.
Highlights from every match will be available on the Scottish Rugby website.
The first round of games sees Heriot’s Rugby travel to 2021 FOSROC Super6 Championship winners Ayrshire Bulls on Friday. Stirling Wolves v Boroughmuir Bears kicks off at 2pm on Saturday, followed by Southern Knights hosting Watsonians at 4.30pm.
The championship continues in the next round as Southern Knights visit Boroughmuir Bears on Friday evening. This is followed by Watsonians’ clash with Ayrshire Bulls at Myreside, before Stirling Wolves host Heriot’s, both games on the Saturday.
The third round of games begins on Friday 19 August as Southern Knights travel to Bridgehaugh to play Stirling Wolves. Saturday sees Ayrshire Bulls host Boroughmuir Bears at the earlier time of 1pm and Watsonians take the short trip to Heriot’s in the evening, kick-off 5pm.
Ayrshire Bulls will then host Watsonians the next Friday evening. This game is followed by Southern Knights’ visit to Meggetland – the home of Boroughmuir Bears and Heriot’s Rugby welcoming Stirling Wolves to Bridgehaugh on Saturday.
The fifth round of the championship includes Boroughmuir Bears hosting Heriot’s on Friday 2 September. This round continues Saturday with Ayrshire Bulls travelling to play Southern Knights at The Greenyards, and then Watsonians play Stirling Wolves at Myreside.
After a week’s break, the 2022 FOSROC Super6 Championship returns as Southern Knights host Heriot’s on Friday 16 September. Saturday will then see Watsonian’s play Boroughmuir Bears at Myreside, followed by Stirling Wolves v Ayrshire Bulls in the evening.
Watsonians then travel to Stirling on Friday 23 September, followed by Heriot’s clash with city rivals Boroughmuir Bears at Goldenacre. Ayrshire Bulls host Southern Knights on Saturday evening.
With only three more rounds to go until the semi-finals, Boroughmuir Bears host Stirling Wolves on Friday 30 September. Saturday sees Ayrshire Bulls travel to Heriot’s, followed by Watsonians welcoming Southern Knights to Myreside.
In the penultimate round of regular fixtures, Stirling Wolves travel to Bridgehaugh to play Ayrshire Bulls on Friday. This fixture is then followed by Boroughmuir Bears v Watsonian’s at 1pm and Heriot’s v Southern Knights at 4pm on Saturday.
The final round of regular fixtures before the semi-finals sees Watsonians host Heriot’s at 7.45pm on Friday. Fixtures continue Saturday where Southern Knights will take on Stirling Wolves at The Greenyards and Boroughmuir Bears welcome Ayrshire Bulls to Meggetland.
After these 10 rounds, the teams that place first and fourth will play each other in their semi-final on 21 October and those who place second and third will clash on 22 October. The 2022 FOSROC Super6 Championship will then conclude with the final on 30 October.
FOSROC Super6 Tournament Director and Head of Performance Programmes Grant McKelvey said: “After the success of the new FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series we now move into the more traditional structure of the FOSROC Super6 Championship. Of course, we’re still breaking ground a bit having never completed a full season of fixtures for all the reasons we know but I have no doubt that we’ll build well on the momentum that we’ve picked up through The Sprint.”
“The players & team management have all managed to grab some recovery & reset time and I know that all squads have been back on the training field with their respective coaching teams with everyone looking to get out the traps early and set the pace.”
“Can Watsonians keep their momentum going? Can Stirling Wolves go one better, or will the traditional format of the Championship suit the other teams better? Will the younger players who made an impact through the Sprint do the same? Who knows, but I’m looking forward to finding out!”
“Hopefully with some summer weather still to come, that will play a part for the spectators attending but for those at home or interested parties all around the world, we would once again like to thank our production & broadcast partners at Freesports & BBC iPlayer for their live coverage of all fixtures.”
“All arrows point to Millbrae, Bridgehaugh & The Greenyards this weekend for sure!”
Watch all Friday’s matches live on FreeSports (Sky HD channel 422, Virgin HD 553, TalkTalk 64, BT Vision channel 64, Samsung TV Plus. Also available on the FreeSports Player — www.freesportsplayer.tv).
All Saturday’s clashes will be available to watch live on the Scottish Rugby website, BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.