BEN CAIRNS has names his 34 strong squad to compete in the Super Series [previously Super6] Sprint, which kicks off in two weekends’ time with a home game against Edinburgh Rugby ‘A’ Saturday on the 8th April at 5pm.
Among the new faces are Cairn Ramsay (Currie Chieftains), Euan McVie (Edinburgh Accies), Cameron Cobbett (Hartpury), Wallace Nelson (Southern Knights), Cameron Jones (Ayrshire Bulls), Euan McAra (Glasgow Hawks), Liam Richman (Queanbeyan Whites, Canberra, Australia), Aidan Boyle (Durham University), Matt Davidson (Scotland 7s), Grant Hughes (Scotland 7s) and Mikey Gray (returning from the USA). Charlie Jupp and Sam Wallace also move up from the Heriot’s Blues side which competed in the Premiership this season.
The five contracted Academy players aligned to the Goldenacre outfit are Dan Gamble, Matt Russell, Ben Evans, Jacob Henry and Nathan Sweeney.
“I am delighted to be at the stage where we are naming the group that will take us through the FOSROC Super Series Sprint and beyond,” said Cairns. :We are really happy with the balance in the group. We have a great mix of players who will wear the Heriot’s jersey for the first time and guys who know exactly what it means to put it on. We’ve also got a great blend of young up-and-coming guys with players who know what is required at this level.
“We’ve had a large proportion of the group in with us since mid-February while others will trickle in as their club and university commitments finish. We’ve got a brilliant start to the season on the horizon and we cannot wait to get into match action.”
Heriot’s have a pre-season hit-out against Watsonians under the lights at Myreside this Friday night, kicking-off at 7.45pm.
Heriot’s Rugby’s 2023 Super Series Sprint squad –
Props – Cairn Ramsay, Chris Keen, Euan McLaren, Josh Scott, Struan Cessford and Dan Gamble *
Hookers – Cammy Fenton and Michael Liness
Second-rows – Ronan Seydak, Ruairidh Leishman and Euan McVie
Back-rows – Callum Anderson, Cameron Cobbett, Charlie Jupp, Iain Wilson (CAPTAIN), Sam Wallace and Wallace Nelson
Scrum-halves – Cameron Jones and Euan McAra
Stand-offs – Bruce Houston, Ross Jones, Liam Richman and Matt Russell*
Centres – Aidan Boyle, Grant Hughes, Kyle Browne and Matt Davidson
Back three – Dan King, James Couper, Mikey Gray, Sam Pecqueur, Ben Evans*, Jacob Henry* and Nathan Sweeney*
* denote Scottish Rugby academy players