Premiership Dream Team – 21st December 2019

The final Dream Team of 2019 is hevily populated by Edinburgh Accies, Hawick and Marr players after good wins at the weekend

Jamie Loomes returned from a hamstring injury to guide Edinburgh Accies to a much needed victory over Jed-Forest. Image: ©Fotosport/David Gibson
Jamie Loomes returned from a hamstring injury to guide Edinburgh Accies to a much needed victory over Jed-Forest. Image: ©Fotosport/David Gibson

HAWICK’S dominant scrum laid the platform for their bonus-point victory at GHA so both props – Shawn Muir and Dale Johnstone – make the side this week, and are joined in the front-row by Marr’s two-try hero Ollie Rossi at hooker.

Adam Barnett of GHA and Hawick debutant James Rowley are in the boiler-house, while Mackenzie Pearce of Marr is at blindside flanker, Scott McClymont gets the nod just ahead of Jamie Sole at open-side, and Jack Bruce of Edinburgh Accies is at No 8. Honourable mentions go to Paddy Brown and Luke Hutson (off the bench) for Musselburgh, and the Hawick triumvirate of Stuart Graham, Jae Linton and Shaun Fairbairn.

Musselburgh’s Danny Owenson is once again at scrum-half, and Jamie Loomes – who came back from injury to be a guiding light in Edinburgh Accies’ much needed win over Jed – is at stand-off.


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There’s a few handy inside centres in the league at the moment, with Robbie McCallum a focal point in the GHA backline, and Wiaan Griebenow a huge physical presence for Hawick (although careless hands counted against him this week). In the end, Conor Bickerstaff once again wins the battle for the No12 jersey for this final Dream Team of the year.

Andrew Mitchell was a handful at outside centre for Hawick, so just edges out Ruari Campbell, who is making a pretty decent fist of converting from a back-row to 13 with Edinburgh Accies.

Scott Bickerstaff returned from Scotland 7s duty to do some damage on the right wing for Marr and Aaron Purewal is on the opposite touchline for GHA. Callum Ramm kicked nine points and put in an assured performance at full-back for Edinburgh Accies.

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15. Callum Ramm (Edinburgh Accies)

 

14. Scott Bickerstaff (Marr)

13. Andrew Mitchell (Hawick)

12. Conor Bickerstaff (Marr)

11. Aaron Purewal (GHA)

 

10. Jamie Loomes (Edinburgh Accies)

9. Danny Owenson (Musselburgh)

 

1. Shawn Muir (Hawick)

2. Ollie Rossi (Marr)

3. Dale Johnstone (Hawick)

4. Adam Barnett (GHA)

5. James Rowley (Hawick)

6. Mackenzie Pearce (Marr)

7. Scott McClymont (Selkirk)

8. Jack Bruce (Edinburgh Accies)

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