FOSROC Super6 Round 6: Review
Sunday 12 September: Boroughmuir Bears v Southern Knights
It took 24 minutes for the first points of the afternoon to come but when the Bears were penalised for not rolling away Knight’s stand-off Jason Baggott slotted the ball between the uprights.
On the half-hour mark Knights No8 Iain Moody was shown a yellow card for a no-arms tackle and Bears hit back with a successful penalty kick at goal by Tom Pittman.
HALF-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 3-3 Southern Knights
The first try of the game came only two minutes into the second-half. Knights worked their way up-field, No8 Iain Moody picked the ball up from the back of the breakdown and stretched his long arm over the try line, Baggott added the conversion.
Bears responded only two moments later; the ball worked its way wide to find winger Jordan Edmunds
From a line out drive approx. 10-metres out the Knights rolling maul got moving, the ever-consistent replacement hooker, Russell Anderson, was at the back of the maul to guide it forward and secure the ball down over the try line. Jason Baggott was on hand to add the extra two points on offer.
Ten minutes later Anderson produced a carbon copy of his earlier try, just this time on the other side of the pitch, Baggott once again adding the conversion.
With two minutes left to go Knights mounted one of their last attacking plays. Replacement full-back Joe Jenkins threw a one-handed offload to Sam Pecqueur who took off down the far side wing. He offloaded inside to replacement scrum-half Cameron Jones who kicked ahead just outside of the 22-metre line and grounded the ball himself to earn Knights the bonus-point win.
FULL-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 8-29 Southern Knights
Boroughmuir Bears: TRY Jordan Edmunds PEN: Tom Pittman
Southern Knights: TRY: Iain Moody, Russell Anderson (2), Cameron Jones CON: Jason Baggott (3) PEN: Jason Baggott
Ref: Sam Grove-White
AR1: Graeme Ormiston
AR2: Samuel O’Neil
No4: Thomas Digby
Time: Ben Evans
FOSROC Player of the Match
Euan McLaren (Southern Knights)
Yellow – Iain Moody (Southern Knights)
Boroughmuir Bears: 15. Tom Brown, 14. Glen Faulds, 13. Ronan Kerr, 12. Robbie McCallum*, 11. Jordan Edmunds, 10. Tom Pittman, 9. Kaleem Barreto; 1. Ross Dunbar, 2. Craig McKenzie, 3. Dan Winning CO-CAPTAIN, 4. Jack Fisher, 5. Will Inglis, 6. Craig Keddie CO-CAPTIAN, 7. Rhys Tait*, 8. Trystan Andrews
Replacements: 16. Finlay Scott, 17. George Cave, 18. Martin McGinley, 19. Mzwandile Mncube, 20. Rory Drummondm, 21. Murray Johnstone, 22. Kyle McGhie, 23. (blank shirt number) Martin Cimprich.
Southern Knights: 15. Keiran Clark, 14. Iain Sim, 13. Nyle Godsmark, 12. Andrew Mitchell, 11. Sam Pecqueur, 10. Jason Baggott, 9. Murdo McAndrew; 1. Grant Shiells CAPTAIN, 2. Fraser Renwick, 3. Euan McLaren, 4. Angus Runciman, 5. Dalton Redpath, 6. Harry Borthwick, 7. Ruaridh Knott, 8. Iain Moody.
Replacements: 16. Russell Anderson, 17. Shaun Gunn, 18. Calum Crookshanks, 19. James Head, 20. Allan Ferrie, 21. Cameron Jones, 22. Cameron Scott, 23. Joe Jenkins
Saturday 11 September: Ayrshire Bulls v Stirling County
The opening try of the game came only two minutes into the game kicking off.
Ayrshire Bulls had worked their way up field and moved the ball wide to the stand side, as the initial attacker was brought down by the County defence it was offloaded nicely from the ground to full-back Matt Davidson who scored in the corner. Tom Jordan added the conversion.
Stirling got their first points on the board when Bulls were penalised for not rolling away. Andrew Goudie stepped up and slotted the ball between the uprights.
Bulls extended their lead when Yaree Fantini collected a backhanded offload from hooker Alexander McGuire which allowed him to go in for Bulls second try of the afternoon. Jordan added the extra points on offer.
Just before the half-time whistle Stirling were reduced to 14-men when winger Tom Roche was shown a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on.
Fantini second is second try of the afternoon in the final play of the first-half. The Bulls maul got a moving after a line out, the openside flanker was on hand to secure the ball down over the line
HALF-TIME: Ayrshire Bulls 19-3 Stirling County
Bulls extended their lead when Stirling were penalised at the scrum, Jordan kicked the ball in-between the posts to make it 22-3
Ten minutes into the second-half Bulls Captain Blair McPherson showed his power to match is way over the try line to score the hosts bonus-point try of the afternoon and his fourth in the tournament to make him top try scorer. Tom Jordan added the conversion.
Near the hour mark Robert Beattie collected a offloaded intended for a Stirling County player he ran in a try on the far side with Christian Townsend adding the conversion.
County scored their first try of the afternoon when the ball worked its way wide, flanker Callum Cruickshank collected the inside pass and Euan Cunningham added the conversion.
Try number six came for the hosts came from nothing when Gavin Wilson collected a loose ball and ran in near the posts, to make it 43-10.
Bulls added the final nail in the coffin, when winger Elias Caven ran in a simple try out wide, Townsend added the conversion.
In the final play of the game Stirling managed to score a consolation try when Tom Roche rumbled over the whitewash, Cunningham added the extras.
FULL-TIME: Ayrshire Bulls 48-17 Stirling County
Ayrshire Bulls: TRY Matt Davidson, Yaree Fantini (2) Blair McPherson, Robert Beattie, Gavin Wilson, Elias Caven PEN Tom Jordan CON Tom Jordan (2) Christian Townsend (2)
Stirling County: TRY Callum Cruickshank, Tom Roche CON Euan Cunningham (2) PEN Andrew Goudie
Ref: David Sutherland
AR1: Dunx McClement
AR2: Bob Nevins
No4: Duncan Pine
Time: Graham Eastland
FOSROC Player of the Match
Yaree Fantini (Ayrshire Bulls)
Yellow: Tom Roche (Stirling County)
Ayrshire Bulls: 15. Matt Davidson, 14. Elias Caven, 13. Robert Beattie, 12. Tom Williams, 11. Robbie Nairn, 10. Tom Jordan, 9. Jordan Lenac; 1. George Thornton, 2. Alex McGuire, 3. Calvin Henderson, 4. Edward Bloodworth, 5. Tom Everard, 6. Ryan Sweeney, 7. Yaree Fantini, 8. Blair MacPherson CAPTAIN
Replacements: 16. (25) Jamie Drummond*, 17. (17) Ruairidh Sayce, 18. (18) Michael Scott, 19. (16) Ewan Hamilton Bulger, 20. Gavin Wilson, 21. Tom Lanni, 22. Christian Townsend*, 23. Harry Warr
Stirling County: 15. Craig Robertson, 14. Steven Hamilton, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Craig Jardine, 11. Tom Roche, 10. Andrew Goudie, 9. Grant Hughes; 1. Billy Dineen, 2. Reyner Kennedy CAPTAIN, 3. JP Phelan, 4. James Pow, 5. Bradley Luney, 6. Callum Cruickshank, 7. Connor Gordon, 8. George Arnott.
Replacements: 16. Angus Fraser, 17. Cole Lamberton*, 18. George Breese, 19. Byron Bowes, 20. Josh Van Vuuren, 21. Caleb Korteweg, 22. Euan Cunningham*, 23. Landon Hayes
*FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy Player
Friday 10 September: Watsonians Rugby v Heriot's Rugby
The first points of the game came only four minutes into the game when Watsonians stand-off Marc Morrison slotted a penalty between the posts as Heriot’s were penalised for not rolling away.
Heriot’s levelled the scoring just after twenty minutes when the hosts were penalised for side entry. Bruce Houston successfully kicking the penalty.
The hosts were awarded a penalty try only moments after as Heriot’s second row Fraser Hastie was shown a yellow card for pulling down the maul to make it 10-3.
They were reduced to 13-men for a short period when their captain Iain Wilson was shown a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on.
In the final play before the half-time break Michael Badenhorst scored his first try of the tournament for the hosts when he rumbled over from short range with Marc Morrison adding the extra two points on offer.
HALF-TIME: WATSONIANS RUGBY 17-3 HERIOT’S RUGBY
Heriot’s scored their opening try of the evening just two moments into the second-half when scrum-half Lloyd Wheeldon took off down the stand-side. Stuart Edwards was on hand to collect the ball from a neat pop-pass from the ground as he ran in the try.
On the hour mark referee Finlay Brown awarded another penalty try, but this time to Heriot’s, as Watsonians prop Steven Longwell was shown a yellow card to make it a two-point game. 17-15
The visitors took the lead with just under ten minutes left to go when Nathan Chamberlin slotted a penalty for Heriot’s as the hosts were penalised for holding on.
Watsonians regained the lead with moments to go when Marc Morrison added another penalty for good measure.
In the last play of the game Watsonians were penalised at the scrum. Chamberlin held his nerve to kick a long range penalty from just inside the half-way line and secure the victory for the visitors.
FULL-TIME: WATSONIANS RUGBY 20-21 HERIOT’S RUGBY
Watsonians Rugby: TRY Michael Badenhorst, penalty try CON Marc Morrison PEN Marc Morrison (2)
Heriot’s Rugby: TRY Stuart Edwards, Penalty try CON PEN Bruce Houston, Nathan Chamberlan (2)
Ref: Finlay Brown
AR1: Ruairidh Campbell
AR2: David Changleng
No4: Kevin McGhee
Time: Alan Forrest
FOSROC Player of the Match
Sam Daly (Watsonians Rugby)
Yellow – Fraser Hastie, Iain Wilson (Heriot’s Rugby) Steven Longwell (Watsonians)
Watsonians Rugby: 15. Jamie Forbes CAPTAIN, 14. Harvey Elms, 13. Scott King, 12. Dominic Coetzer, 11. Lomond Macpherson, 10. Marc Morrison, 9. Reiss Cullen; 1. Sam Grahamslaw, 2. Cal Davies, 3. Steven Longwell, 4. Luis Ball, 5. Michael Badenhort, 6. Karl Main, 7. Harry Fisher, 8. Sam Daly.
Replacements: 16. Campbell Wilson, 17. Thomas Jeffrey, 18. Harrison Courtney, 19. Kieran Watt, 20. Kwagga Van Niekerk, 21. Roan Frostwick, 22. Joe Reynolds, 23. Ru Smith
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. Andrew Nimmo, 2. Cameron Fenton, 3. Josh Scott, 4. Ruairidh Leishman, 5. Fraser Hastie, 6. Iain Wilson CAPTAIN, 7. Jack McClean, 8. Callum Marshall.
Replacements: 16. Michael Liness (26), 17. Michael Jones (18), 18. Chris Keen (19), 19. Ronan Seydak (22), 20. Jason Hill (17), 21. James Couper (20), 22. Alex Ball (21), 23. Nathan Chamberlain