FOSROC Super6 Round 7: Review
Sunday 19 September: Heriot's Rugby v Ayrshire Bulls
The opening score of the game came only seven minutes into the first-half when Ayrshire Bulls stand-off Tom Jordan slotted a penalty for the visitors as Heriot’s were penalised for offside.
The first try of the game came shortly after when Bulls forced an offload to Robbie Narin who slid in at the corner.
Bulls extended their lead on twenty minutes when Jordan kicked a straightforward penalty near the posts as Heriot’s Ruairidh Leishman was shown a yellow card for a high tackle.
Five minutes later the ball was worked wide by the Bulls, Robbie Nairn went in for try number two of the afternoon for both him and the Bulls. Jordan added the conversion to make it 18 points to null.
HALF-TIME: Heriot’s Rugby 0-18 Ayrshire Bulls
For a long time, it looked like it might have been a scoreless second-half, but with ten minutes to go Bulls winger Aaron Tait fended off his opposite man Callum Young and finished it off in the corner to score the 100th try of the 2021 tournament.
With five minutes left to play Heriot’s were awarded a scrum on the five-metre line. As they had been all afternoon, the Ayrshire Bulls pack were too strong for the hosts. Bulls turned the ball over in the scrum, captain Blair MacPherson powered over to score his seventh try of the season to put him to try scorer and give the Ayrshire Bulls an bonus point to put them into second place in the FOSROC Super6 league table.
FULL-TIME: Heriot’s Rugby 0-28 Ayrshire Bulls
Heriot’s Rugby N/A
Ayrshire Bulls TRY Robbie Nairn (2), Aaron Tait, Blair MacPherson CON Tom Jordan PEN Tom Jordan (2)
Ref: David Sutherland
AR1: Ross Mabon
AR2: Ruairidh Campbell
No4: David Changleng
Time: Andy Summers
FOSROC Player of the Match
Tom Jordan (Ayrshire Bulls)
Ruairidh Leishman (Heriot’s Rugby)
Heriot’s Rugby: 15. Ross Jones, 14. Rory McMichael, 13. Robert Kay, 12. Stuart Edwards, 11. Callum Young, 10. Bruce Houston, 9. Alex Ball; 1. Andrew Nimmo, 2. Cameron Fenton, 3. Josh Scott. 4. Ruairidh Leishman, 5. Fraser Hastie, 6. Iain Wilson CAPTAIN, 7. Jack McClean, 8. Jason Hill.
Replacements: 16. Michael Liness, 17. Michael Jones*, 18. Chris Keen, 19. Ronan Seydak, 20. Callum Marshall, 21. Jed Gelderbloom, 22. Lewis Govenlock, 23. James Couper
Ayrshire Bulls: 15. Matt Davidson, 14. Elias Caven, 13. Robert Beattie, 12. Tom Williams, 11. Robbie Nairn (19), 10. Tom Jordan, 9. Harry Warr; 1. George Thornton, 2. Alex McGuire, 3. Michael Scott, 4. Edward Bloodworth, 5. Tom Everard, 6. Ryan Sweeney, 7. Yaree Fantini, 8. Blair MacPherson CAPTAIN.
Replacements: 16. Jamie Drummond (25), 17. Ruairidh Sayce, 18. Calvin Henderson, 19. Ewan Hamilton Bulger (16), 20. Gavin Wilson, 21. Jordan Lenac, 22. Matt Minogue, 23. Aaron Tait
Saturday 18 September: Stirling County v Boroughmuir Bears
The first try of the game came ten minutes into the game when Stirling County got their rolling maul moving and Reyner Kennedy secured the ball down over the line.
Boroughmuir Bears responded only one moment later when stand-off Tom Pittman put in a lovely cross-field kick that found Jordan Edmunds who had to work hard to finish it off in the corner. Pittman's conversion was successful. [5-7]
Just after twenty minutes Stirling went ahead through a Craig Robertson penalty kick as the Bears were penalised for offside to make it 8-7.
The Bears responded moments later with a penalty by Pittman to take the lead 8-10.
With ten minutes to go until half-time, Stirling scored a lovely entertaining try. Scrum-half Caleb Korteweg off-loaded to Grant Hughes in the tackle, Hughes was able to burst through the gap and sprint up-field. He passed right to Andrew Goudie who took it slightly left and found Tom Roche running the opposite line, he managed to step his last man and go in under the posts. Craig Robertson added the conversion with ease.
HALF-TIME: Stirling County 15-10 Boroughmuir Bears
Stirling extended their lead when Archie Russell broke up-field. He offloaded the ball to Craig Roberston who found Steven Hamilton running the supporting line to go in for their third try of the afternoon.
Bears closed the deficit soon after through another Pittman penalty to make it 20-13.
With just over 10 minutes left to go Boroughmuir were awarded a scrum not far from the try line. When the ball found its way to winger Jordan Edmunds he showed sheer strength and power to go over the try line and leave four County defenders clinging onto him. Pittman slotted the conversion to make it 20-20.
With less than 10 to go, Pittman put the victors ahead with a lucky penalty kick from out-wide that bounced off the posts to make it successful and the score 20-23.
In the final play of the game the Stirling rolling maul got moving again, this time it was replacement hooker Angus Fraser who was able to secure the ball down and steal the win from the visitors. Grant Hughes was on hand to add the conversion for good measure.
FULL-TIME: Stirling County 27-23 Boroughmuir Bears
Stirling County TRY Reyner Kennedy, Tom Roche, Steven Hamilton, Angus Fraser CON Craig Robertson, Grant Hughes PEN Craig Robertson
Boroughmuir Bears TRY Jordan Edmunds (2) CON Tom Pittman (2) PEN Tom Pittman (2)
Ref: Ian Kenny
AR1: Dunx McClement
AR2: Alistair Watt
No4: Brian McGuff
Time: Ben Evans
FOSROC Player of the Match
Jordan Edmunds (Boroughmuir Bears)
Lewis Skinner (Stirling County)
Stirling County: 15. Craig Robertson, 14. Steven Hamilton, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Grant Hughes, 11. Tom Roche. 10. Andrew Goudie, 9. Caleb Korteweg; 1. Cole Lamberton*, 2. Reyner Kennedy - CAPTAIN, 3. Lewis Skinner, 4. James Pow, 5. Josh King, 6. George Arnott, 7. Connor Gordon, 8. Dean Taylor-Menzies
Replacements: 16. Angus Fraser, 17.l Billy Dineen, 18. George Breese, 19. Rory Jackson*, 20. Callum Cruickshank, 21. Euan Cunningham*, 22. Landon Hayes, 23. Ross McKnight*
Boroughmuir Bears: 15. Glen Faulds, 14. Callum Ramm, 13. Ronan Kerr, 12. Robbie McCallum*, 11. Jordan Edmunds, 10. Tom Pittman, 9. Kaleem Barreto; 1. Ross Dunbar, 2. Finlay Scott, 3. Dan Winning CO-CAPTAIN, 4. Euan Ferrie*, 5. Will Inglis, 6. Rory Drummond, 7. Rhys Tait*, 8. Trystan Andrews.
Replacements: 16. Craig McKenzie, 17. AP McWilliam, 18. Martin McGinley, 19. Jack Fisher, 20. Craig Keddie CO-CAPTAIN, 21. Duncan Munn, 22. Kyle McGhie, 23. Scott McGinley
*FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy Player
Friday 17 September: Southern Knights v Watsonians Rugby
The first points of the game came almost twenty minutes into the first half when Jason Baggott slotted a penalty for the home side.
Watsonians responded moments later when Marc Morrison kicked a penalty for the visitors to make it three-all.
Two minutes later the first try of the match came when Knights hooker Fraser Renwick secured the ball down at the back of the rolling maul.
The hosts extended their lead on the half-hour mark when prop Shaun Gunn crashed over with Jason Baggott adding the extras.
Just before half-time Watsonians hit back with a lovely chip through and No8 Harry Fisher dotting down.
HALF-TIME: Southern Knights 15-8 Watsonians Rugby
Knight pulled ahead four minutes into the second half through a penalty by Baggott.
They went ahead further when referee Ben Blain awarded Knights a penalty try and sent Watsonians Karl Main to the sin bin.
FULL-TIME: Southern Knights 25-8 Watsonians Rugby
Southern Knights: TRY Fraser Renwick, Shaun Gunn, Penalty Try CON Jason Baggott PEN Jason Baggott (2)
Watsonians Rugby: TRY Harry Fisher PEN Marc Morrison
Ref: Ben Blain
AR1 Michael Todd
AR2 Samual O’Neil
No4: Bob Nevins
Time: Alan Forrest
FOSROC Player of the Match
Angus Runciman (Southern Knights)
(Watsonians) Kwagga Van Niekerk, Lewis Berg, Karl Main
(Southern Knights) Iain Moody, Euan McLaren
Southern Knights: 15. Joe Jenkins, 14. Patrick Anderson, 13. Nyle Godsmark CAPTAIN, 12. Cameron Scott*, 11. Sam Pecqueur, 10. Jason Baggott, 9. Murdo McAndrew; 1. Shaun Gunn, 2. Fraser Renwick, 3. Euan McLaren, 4. James Head, 5. Angus Runicman, 6. Harry Borthwick, 7. Alan Ferrie, 8. Iain Moody.
Replacements: 16. Russell Anderson, 17. Grant Shiells, 18. Calum Crookshanks, 19. Dalton Redpath, 20. Ruaridh Knott, 21. Cameron Jones, 22. Andrew Mitchell, 23. Iain Sim
Watsonians Rugby: 15. Jamie Forbes CAPTAIN, 14. Harvey Elms, 13. Lewis Berg, 12. Scott King, 11. Lomond Macpherson, 10. Marc Morrison, 9. Roan Frostwick; 1. Harrison Courtney, 2. Cal Davies, 3. Anugus Williams*, 4. Luis Ball, 5. Michael Badenhorst, 6. Kwagga Van Niekerk, 7. Karl Main, 8. Harry Fisher.
Replacements: 16. Ross Graham, 17. Sam Grahamslaw, 18. Nathan Borel, 19. Kieran Watt, 20. Campbell Wilson, 21. Reiss Cullen, 22. Dom Coetzer, 23. Angus Hoffie