FOSROC Super6 Round 2 Weekend Review

FOSROC Super6 Round 2 Weekend Review

The second round of the 2021 FOSROC Super6 kicked-off on Friday night Watsonians Rugby host Stirling County at Myreside. on Saturday Ayrshire Bulls hosted Boroughmuir Bears and on Sunday Heriot's Rugby hosted the Southern Knights

Sunday 8 August: Heriot's Rugby v Southern Knights 

The opening score the this game went to Southern Knights as referee David Sutherland award them a penalty try when Heriot’s hooker Michael Liness was shown a yellow card for a maul offence.

The visitors recorded the first try of the game twenty minutes in when winger Jacob Henry made a powerful run down the far side of the pitch.

Knights extended their lead shortly after when the hosts were penalised for offside and stand-off Jason Baggott slotted the ball between the uprights.

On the half-hour the Knights rolling maul got moving and hooker Russell Anderson secured the ball down over the line to make it 20 un-answered points to the visitors.

With five-minutes to go until the half-time whistle, the hosts got on the scoreboard when scrum-half Lloyd Wheeldon took a quick-tap penalty and winger Callum Young raced in for his first try for the city club. Heriot’s stand-off Bruce Houston added the conversion to ensure the hosts took the full compliment of points that were on offer.

The hosts scored another just before the half-time whistle when the ball was off loaded to Stuart Edwards who went in under the posts. Houston added the extras.

HALF-TIME: Heriot’s Rugby 12-20 Southern Knights

Houston added to the hosts points shortly into the second-half when the Knights were penalised for offside.

Shortly after Baggott kicked three penalties for the Knights in quick succession to ensure they stretched their lead to 14 points [15-29].

The Southern Knights sealed the deal when Patrick Anderson ran in a try on the far side, in as many weeks.

Baggott added the extra two points on offer and the Southern Knights recorded their first win of the 2021 FOSROC Super6.

FULL-TIME: Heriot's Rugby 15-36 Southern Knights

Match Officials: Ref: David Sutherland, AR1: Keith Allen, AR2: Ian Kenny, No4: David Changleng, time-keeper: Ben Evans.

Heriot's Rugby: TRY: Callum Young, Stuart Edwards CON: Bruce Houston (1) PEN: Bruce Houston
Southern Knights TRY: Jacob Henry, Russell Anderson, Patrick Anderson, penalty try. CON: Jason Baggott PEN: Jason Baggott (4)

FOSROC Player of the Match: Jacob Henry (Southern Knights)

Heriot’s Rugby: 15. Ross Jones, 14. Rory McMichael, 13. Robert Kay, 12. Stuart Edwards, 11. Callum Young, 10. Bruce Houston, 9. Lloyd Wheeldon; 1. Chris Keen, 2. Michael Liness, 3. Dan Gamble*, 4. (22) Ruairidh Lishman, 5. Ronan Seydak, 6. Iain Wilson CAPTAIN, 7. Jack McCLean, 8. Jason Hill.
Replacements: 16. (17) Cameron Fenton, 17. (18) Struan Cessford, 18. (19) Andrew Nimmo ,19. (20) Callum Marshall, 20. (4) Adam Sinclair, 21. Alex Ball, 22. (23) Nathan Chamberlain, 23. (26). Jack Mann
*FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy Player

Southern Knights: 15. Joe Jenkins, 14. Patrick Anderson, 13. Billy Wara, 12. Nyle Godsmark CAPTAIN, 11. Jacob Henry*, 10. Jason Baggott, 9, Murdo McAndrew; 1. Shaun Gunn, 2. Russell Anderson, 3. Mak Wilson, 4. Angus Runciman, 5. Daniel Suddon, 6. Dalton Redpath, 7. Harri Morris*, 8. Iain Moody
Replacements: 16. Fraser Renwick, 17. Grant Shiells, 18. Euan McLaren, 19. Harry Borthwick, 20. Allan Ferrie, 21. Cameron Jones, 22. Cammy Scott*, 23. Keiran Clark
*FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy Player

Saturday 7 August: Ayrshire Bulls v Boroughmuir Bears

On a soggy Saturday afternoon at Millbrae the hosts got first points on the board through a Christian Townsend penalty as the visitors were penalised for pulling down the maul. Moments later he extended their lead by a further three points with another kick at goal when the bears were pinged for holding on.

The first try of the afternoon came from a backs move off a set-piece lineout. Robbie Nairn came off his wing to make the break and pass out to centre Tom Jordan who went in under the posts, Townsend added the extra two points on offer.

Boroughmuir Bears got their first points of the afternoon half-way through the first half when Tom Pittman slotted a penalty as the hosts were penalised for not rolling away.

Townsend extended the Bulls lead minutes later as referee Greame Ormiston judged the Bears to be offside.

Just before half-time Bulls hooker Michael Scott secured the ball down over the try line, at the back of the maul, to score their second try of the afternoon. Moments before the half-time whistle Townsend added another penalty to his tally to give the hosts a 21 point lead at the break.

HALF-TIME: Ayrshire Bulls 24-3 Boroughmuir Bears

The first points in the second half of the game came with almost ten minutes left to go.

Boroughmuir Bears had a scrum in between the posts only a few metres out from the try line. At the back of the set-piece, replacement back row Trystan Andrews picked the ball up and ran hard and fast at his opposition. Although he was brought down he stretched out and scored the Bears first try of the campaign. Tom Pittman was on hand to add the extra two points on offer.

FULL-TIME: Ayrshire Bulls 24-10 Boroughmuir Bears

Match Officials: Graham Ormiston (referee), Ross Mabon (AR1), Samuel O’Neil (AR2).

Scores: Ayrshire Bulls TRY: Tom Jordan, Michael Scott CON: Christian Townsend PEN: Christian Townsend (4)

Boroughmuir Bears: TRY: Trystan Andrews CON: Tom Pittman PEN: Tom Pittman

FOSROC Player of the Match: Edward Bloodworth (Ayrshire Bulls)

Ayrshire Bulls: 15. Matt Davidson, 14. Aaron Tait, 13. Tom Williams, 12. Tom Jordan, 11. Robbie Nairn, 10. Christian Townsend*, 9. Jordan Lenac; 1. George Thornton, 2. Rhodri Tanner, 3. Michael Scottt, 4. Tom Everard, 5. Edward Bloodworth, 6. Ryan Sweeney, 7. Yaree Fantini, 8. Blair MacPherson CAPTAIN
Replacements: 16. Alex McGuire. 17. Ruairidh Sayce, 18. Calvin Henderson, 19. Ewan Bulger, 20. Gavin Wilson, 21. Harry Warr, 22. Tom Lanni, 23. Elias Caven
*FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy Player

Boroughmuir Bears: 15. Glen Faulds, 14. Callum Ramm, 13. Michael Gray*, 12. Robbie McCallum*, 11. Jordan Edmunds, 10. Tom Pittman, 9. Kaleem Barreto; 1. Ross Dunbar, 2. Craig McKenzie, 3. Dan Winning (co-captain) 4. Ewan Stuart, 5. Euan Ferrie*, 6. Craig Keddie (co-captain), 7. Rhys Tait*, 8. Rory Drummond.
Replacements: 16. Cameron MacMillan, 17. George Cave, 18. AP McWilliam, 19. Jack Fisher, 20. Trystan Andrews, 21. Martin Cimprich, 22. Kyle McGhie, 23. Mzwandile Mncube
*FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy Player

Friday 6 August: Watsonians Rugby v Stirling County 

The opening game of the second round of the 2021 FOSROC Super6 was a tense affair.

Despite glimpses of a score the first points of the game did not come till 20 minutes in when County captain Reyner Kennedy secured the ball down over the try line, with Andrew Goudie adding the conversion.

HALF-TIME: Watsonians 0-7 Stirling County

Hosts Watsonians got their first points on the board 10 minutes into the second half when Stirling's No8 was shown a yellow card for offside. Watsonians replacement stand-off Marc Morrison stepped up and slotted the ball between the uprights.

It looked like it would be Stirling who would hold onto the win but with five minutes to go FOSROC Player of the Match Sam Daly crashed over the try line for the home side. Morrison added the extra two points to seal the deal for the hosts and earn their second win on the trot.

FULL-TIME: Watsonians 10-7 Stirling County

Match Officials: Keith Allen (referee), Jonny Perriam (AR1), Bob Nevins (AR2).

Scores: Watsonians TRY: Sam Daly, CON Marc Morrison, PEN Marc Morrison. Stirling County TRY: Reyner Kennedy, CON Andrew Goudie

FOSROC Player of the Match: Sam Daly (Watsonians Rugby)

Watsonians Rugby: 15. Jamie Forbes, 14. Lomond Macpherson, 13. Lewis Berg, 12. Dominic Coetzer, 11. Harvey Elms, 10. Lee Millar CAPTAIN, 9. Reiss Cullen; 1. Harrison Courtney, 2. Ross Graham, 3. Steven Longwell, 4. Kieran Watt, 5. Michael Badenhorst, 6. Karl Main, 7. Connor Boyle, 8. Sam Daly.
Replacements: 16. Cal Davies, 17. Matias Sonzogni Argiro, 18. Angus Williams, 19. Luis Ball, 20. Harry Fisher, 21. Roan Frostwick*, 22. Marc Morrison, 23. Jordan Venter

Stirling County: 15. Craig Robertson, 14. Steven Hamilton, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Grant Hughes, 11. Logan Trotter, 10. Andrew Goudie, 9. Caleb Korteweg; 1. George Breese, 2. Reyner Kennedy CAPTAIN, 3. JP Phelan, 4. James Pow, 5. Byron Bowes, 6. George Arnott, 7. Connor Gordon, 8. Alasdair Mackie.
Replacements: 16. Angus Fraser*, 17. Billy Dineen, 18. Murphy Walker*, 19. Callum Cruickshank, 20. Josh Van Vuuren, 21. Kristian Kay, 22. Landon Hayes, 23. Tom Roche

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