FOSROC Super6 Round 8: Review
Sunday 26 September: Stirling County v Watsonians Rugby
The first score of this game came less than one minute into the game when Stirling’s scrum-half Caleb Korteweg collected a nice offload to run in near the posts. Euan Cunningham added the conversion.
Stirling stretches ahead five minutes later through a penalty by Cunningham as Watsonians were penalised for not rolling away.
Moments later Stirling scored their second try of the afternoon when George Arnott stretched out and scored in the corner.
Watsonians got on the scoreboard twenty minutes in when Harvey Elms pounces on a bouncing ball, Marc Morrison added the conversion to make it 15-7.
They added to their tally twice more in quick succession when Morrison added two more penalties for good measure.
George Arnott scored his second of the afternoon when he powered thorugh the visitors defence to go in under the posts, Cunningham adding the extra’s to make it 20-10.
Near the half-hour mark County bagged their fourth try and a bonus point when winger Tom Roche found his way to the try line. Euan Cunningham’s conversion was successful.
With a few moments to go until the half-time whistle, Watsonians outside centre Lewis Berg showed his power to fend off the Stirling defence and find his way to the try line with Morrison adding the conversion to make it 29-20.
On the strike of half-time, Stirling County scored their fifth try of the afternoon as they got their rolling maul got moving and captain Reyner Kennedy secured the ball down over the try line.
HALF-TIME: Stirling County 34-20 Watsonians Rugby
Tries came as quickly in the second half as they did in the first.
Within the first two minutes Watsonians had crashed over for another try by Sam Grahamslaw, with replacement Joe Reynolds adding the conversion to make it 34-27.
Minutes later Tom Roche was on the scoreboard again for the hosts as he raced in for a try in the corner. Euan Cunningham nailed the conversion from near the touchline to make it 41-27.
Watsonians responded ten minutes later when second row Michael Badenhorst rumbled over with Reynolds adding the extras. [41-34]
With moments left on the clock the visitors scored again as Sam Daly picked the ball up at the back of the scrum for a classic No8 pick and go to make it 41-39.
Joe Reynolds conversion, which would have drawn the scores level, was unsuccessful and the hosts secured the win
FULL-TIME: Stirling County 41 – 39 Watsonians
Stirling County: TRY: Tom Roche (2), Caleb Korteweg, George Arnott (2), Reyner Kennedy CON: Euan Cunningham (4) PEN Euan Cunningham
Watsonians: TRY Harvey Elms, Lewis Berg, Sam Daly, Michael Badenhorst, Sam Grahamslaw CON: Marc Morrison (2), Joe Reynolds (2) PEN: Marc Morrison (2)
Ref: Ian Kenny
AR1: Keith Allen
AR2: Michael Todd
NO4: Willie Anderson
Time: Andy Summers
FOSROC Player of the Match
Grant Hughes (Stirling County)
Sam Daly (Watsonians Rugby)
Luis Ball (Watsonians Rugby)
Stirling County: 15. Craig Robertson, 14. Steven Hamilton, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Grant Hughes, 11. Tom Roche, 10. Euan Cunningham, 9. Caleb Korteweg; 1. Adam Wood, 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. Billy Dineen, 18. George Breese, 19. Max Williamson*, 20. Callum Cruickshank, 21. Andrew Goudie, 22. Landon Hayes, 23. Ross McKnight*
Watsonians Rugby: 15. Jamie Forbes CAPTAIN, 14. Harvey Elmsm, 13. Lewis Berg, 12. Scott King, 11. Lomond Macpherson, 10. Marc Morrison, 9. Roan Frostwick*; 1. Sam Grahamslaw, 2. Ross Graham, 3. Angus Williams, 4. Luis Ball, 5. Michael Badenhorst, 6. Kwagga Van Niekerk, 7. Karl Main, 8. Sam Daly
Replacements: 16. Cal Davies, 17. Harrison Courtney, 18. Nathan Borel, 19. Kieran Watt, 20. Harry Fisher, 21. Murray Scott, 22. Dom Coetzer, 23. Joe Reynolds
Saturday 25 September: Boroughmuir Bears v Ayrshire Bulls
The first score of this game came seven minutes into the first half when Ayrshire Bulls were penalised at the scrum. Bears Tom Pittman slotted a straightforward penalty between the posts.
The first try of the game came just after 10 minutes when the Bulls rolling maul got moving from the back of the lineout. The Bulls matched forward and Yaree Fantini secured the ball down over the try line.
The hosts went ahead only two minutes later when centre Robbie McCallum broke up-field and passed out to Kaleem Barreto to go in near the posts. Pittman’s conversion was successful.
In a copy of their first try, Bulls levelled the scoring on twenty minutes when Fantini secured the ball down at the back of the maul
HALF-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 10-10 Ayrshire Bulls
The Bulls stretched head into the second half when Michael Scott replicated Fantini’s earlier try.
On the hour mark FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy winger Finn Callaghan came on to the pitch and scored in his first touch in a Super6 game for the Bulls. Matt Minogue’s.
With five minutes left he scored himself a second try and a fifth try of the afternoon for Bulls when he in the corner.
In the final play of the game Bear’s youngster Duncan Munn made a line break up the field, the ball was worked out to Mike Jones who stretched out and scored a consolation try for the hosts.
FULL-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 17-27 Ayrshire Bulls
Boroughmuir Bears TRY: Kaleem Baretto, Mike Jones CON Tom Pittman (2) PEN Tom Pittman
Ayrshire Bulls TRY: Yaree Fantini (2) Michael Scott, Fin Callaghan (2) CON: Matt Minogue
Ref: David Sutherland
AR1: David Changleng
AR2: Bob Nevins
NO4: Walter Gaffney
Time: Ben Evans
FOSROC Player of the Match
Ryan Sweeeny (Ayrshire Bulls)
Boroughmuir Bears: 15. Glen Faulds, 14. Tom Brown, 13. Duncan Munn, 12. Robbie McCallum*, 11. Jordan Edmunds, 10. Tom Pittman, 9. Kaleem Barreto; 1. Ross Dunbar, 2. Finlay Scott, 3. Martin McGinley, 4. Will Inglis, 5. Jack Fisher, 6. Euan Ferrie*, 7. Rhys Tait*, 8. Craig Keddie CAPTAIN.
Replacements: 16. Craig McKenzie, 17. Michael Jones*, 18. Scott Habib, 19. Trystan Andrews*, 20. Scott McGinley, 21. Murray Johnstone, 22. Martin Cimprich , 23. Mzwandile Mncube
Ayrshire Bulls: 15. Matt Davidson, 14. Elias Caven, 13, Robert Beattie, 12. Tom Williams, 11. Aaron Tait, 10. Christian Townsend, 9. Harry Warr; 1. Michael Scott, 2. Rhodi Tanner, 3. Calvin Henderson, 4. Edward Bloodworth, 5. Tom Everard, 6. Ryan Sweeney, 7. Yaree Fantini, 8. Blair MacPherson CAPTAIN
Replacements: 16. Alex McGuire, 17. Ruairidh Sayce, 18. George Thornton, 19. Rory Jackson*, 20. Gavin Wilson, 21. Finn Callaghan*, 22. Matt Minogue, 23. Jordan Lenac
Friday 24 September: Southern Knights v Heriot's Rugby
The first try of the game came less than two minutes into the game when Southern Knights flanker Alan Ferrie pounced on a loose ball and ran in under the posts, Jason Baggott added the conversion.
Heriot’s responded two minutes later when their scrum-half Alex Ball darted inside the Knights defence and went in over the try line. Nathan Chamberlain added the conversion to make the score seven points each.
Still within the first ten minutes of the game, Heriot’s full-back Ross Jones broke up-field near the half-way line. He fed out to James Couper who raced down the far side to go in at the corner for the hosts to take the lead.
On twenty minutes Heriot’s extended their lead through a Nathan Chamberlain try, which he converted himself to make it 7-19.
Just before half-time the hosts started to fight back. Replacement centre Andrew Mitchell broke up field, the ball was recycled, and Jason Baggott went in under the posts. His conversion was successful.
HALF-TIME: Southern Knights 12-19 Heriot’s Rugby
Knights took the lead in the second-half when the ball worked its way out-wide to find winger Freddy Owsley who showed his pace to run across the pitch and score for the host, Baggott added the conversion to give them the lead.
Ten minutes later Heriot’s winger Callum Young got an opportunity to show his pace as he ran in a try from out-side the half-way line, leaving two Knights players chasing his tracks. Bruce Houston added the conversion to make it 21-26.
With five minutes left to go, it looked as if Heriot’s has sealed the deal, however the Knights had other ideas.
In the 76th minute, Baggott off-loaded to replacement prop Grant Shiells who crashed over. Baggott added the conversion to take the Knights to within one point, 28-29.
In the 78th minute, referee Ben Blain awarded Knights a penalty try, as their rolling maul got moving from well outside the twenty-two, and sent Heriot’s Ronan Seydak to the sin bin.
In the final play of the game Knight’s turned over the ball at the breakdown, Billy Wara ran the full 60metres to secure the win for the hosts and remain, comfortably, top of the table.
Baggott added the conversion for good measure.
FULL-TIME: Southern Knights 42-29 Heriot’s Rugby
Southern Knights: TRY Alan Ferrie, Jason Baggott, Freddie Owsley, Grant Shiells, Penalty Try, Billy Wara CON Jason Baggot (5)
Heriot’s Rugby: TRY Alex Ball, James Couper, Nathan Chamberlain, Callum Young CON Nathan Chamberlain (2), Bruce Houston PEN Bruce Houston
Ref Ben Blain
AR1: Ross Mabon
AR2: Sam O’Neil
NO4: David Changleng
Time: Alan Forrest
FOSROC Player of the Match
Callum Young (Heriot’s Rugby)
Freddie Owsley (Southern Knights)
Ronan Seydak (Heriot’s Rugby)
Southern Knights: 15. Joe Jenkins, 14. Sam Pecqueur, 13. Nyle Godsmark CAPTAIN, 12. Cameron Scott*, 11. Freddie Owsley, 10. Jason Baggott, 9. Cameron Jones; 1. Shaun Gunn, 2. Russell Anderson, 3. Euan McLaren, 4. James Head, 5. Angus Runciman, 6. Ruaridh Knott, 7. Alan Ferrie, 8. Dalton Redpath.
Replacements: 16. Fraser Renwick, 17. Grant Shiells, 18. Calum Crookshanks, 19. Billy Wara, 20. Iain Sim, 21. Murdo Mcandrew, 22. Andrew Mitchell, 23. Patrick Anderson.
Heriot’s Rugby: 15. Ross Jones, 14. James Couper, 13. Rory McMichael, 12. Robert Kay, 11. Callum Young, 10. Nathan Chamberlain, 9. Alex Ball; 1. Chris Keen, 2. Michael Liness, 3. Dan Gamble, 4. Roan Seydak, 5. Fraser Hastie, 6. Ruairidh Leishman, 7. Iain Wilson CAPTAIN, 8. Callum Marshall.
Replacements: 16. Cameron Fenton, 17. Andrew Nimmo, 18. Josh Scott, 19. Jack McClean, 20. Jason Hill, 21. Jed Gelderbloom, 22. Bruce Houston, 23. Ben Evans*