STIRLING WOLVES have retained 19 players and added 15 to their 34-strong Super Series Sprint squad ahead of kicking off their campaign at home to Boroughmuir Bears next Friday night (7th April). Among the new faces are former Glasgow Warriors full-back Glenn Bryce, experienced former Southern Knights duo Ruaridh Knott and Craig Jackson, and former Boroughmuir Bears scrum-half Kyle McGhie.
Wolves are also boosted by the return of hooker Reyner Kennedy following a long-term injury to captain the Bridgehuagh outfit.
“We feel that the players coming in will add strength and depth to our existing core playing squad and the coaches are excited about the undoubted potential within the group,” said acting head coach Eddie Pollock. “Pre-season has shown that the players have a real work ethic and willingness to learn, which will stand us in good stead in the coming weeks. We are all looking forward to our first home match against the Bears at Bridgehaugh.”
Stirling County President John Gibson added: “As President of Stirling County and a big advocate of the Super Series, I am delighted to get back to business and the start of the FOSROC Super Series Sprint competition.
“This time, the Super Series Sprint will include ‘A’ teams from Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby. The Wolves will play the Warriors on Friday 21st April at Bridgehaugh with a 7.35pm kick-off. This is a great development and will only help to improve the quality of the game in Scotland.
I’m very positive about this season and I am sure Eddie Pollock and his coaching team of Duncan Hodge and Sean Kennedy will bring the best out of this group. We look forward to the kick-off at Bridgehaugh, with our first game at home against Boroughmuir Bears on Friday 7th April.”
Stirling Wolves 2023 Super Series Sprint squad –
Props – Adam Woods, George Breese, Lewis Skinner, Lliam Quarm, Moby Ogunlaja and Callum Norrie*
Hookers – Gregor Hiddleston and Reyner Kennedy (captain)
Second-rows – Hamish Ferguson, James Pow, Ruaridh Hart, Tom Smith and Harris McLeod*
Back-rows – Benny Grant, Connor Gordon, Jake Spurway, Ruaridh Knott and Shaun McDonald
Scrum-halves – Eric Davey, Kyle McGhie and Finlay Burgess*
Stand-offs – Craig Jackson and Marcus Holden
Centres – Craig Jardine, Josh Laird, Mikey Heron, Ryan Southern and Ben Salmon*
Back three – Finlay Callaghan, Glenn Bryce, Gregor Smith, Korie Winters, Stevie Hamilton and Logan Jarvie*