RORY HINDAUGH was dangerous on the counter-attack and a solid last line of defence for Musselburgh, so is selected at full-back for this week’s Premiership Dream Team. It is tough on his Stoneyhill team-mate, Sandy Watt, who scored a hat-trick against Selkirk, but he misses out on the No14 jersey to James McCaig, who grabbed a brace for Currie Chieftains in their top of the table victory over Marr. On the opposite wing is Thomas Glendinning as reward for hanging in there to get a consolation try for Glasgow Hawks on a cold and disappointing afternoon at Rubislaw.
Scott Bickerstaff led the fightback and scored an excellent try which secured a bonus point for Marr at Fullarton so is at outside centre, while Andrew Mitchell scored twice and was a stand-out for Hawick in their big home win over GHA.
Stand-off this week is Cammy Scott, who made sure Aberdeen Grammar played the game in the right places, as the Rubislaw men finally picked up their first win of the season against Glasgow Hawks. Meanwhile, Danny Owenson bossed the game superbly as Musselburgh broke their recent losing streak so is selected at scrum-half despite a rare off day from the kicking tee, just ahead of Gareth Welsh of Hawick.
Any one of the Jed front-row, or indeed all three together, could have been selected for this week’s Dream Team. However. Shawn Muir‘s superb two-try performance at loose-head for Hawick and Matthias Schosser‘s big-hitting contribution at hooker for Aberdeen Grammar see them get the nod ahead of Gregor Paxton and Finlay Scott, leaving Paulo Ferriera as the only member of that Riverside triumvirate to make the side. Blair Jardine, Marr’s hard-carrying hooker, was also unlucky to miss out
20-year-old Hamish Ferguson was physically dominant both sides of the ball, and it could easily have been an all Currie Chieftains second-row with Rhys Davies once again superb, but on this occasion he misses out to the hard-carrying Kieran Watt of Musselburgh.
The return of Darren Gillespie gave the Jed back-row a real hard-edge at blindside flanker, and he has try-scoring team-mate Craig Cowan for company in the back-row at No8. Ben Inglis was outstanding in every facet of the game for Aberdeen Grammar at openside, so gets the nod ahead of several strong candidates for the No7 jersey, including Fergus Scott of Chieftains, Stuart Graham of Hawick, Matt Crawford of Musselburgh and Jamie Drummond of Marr.
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15. Rory Hindhaugh (Musselburgh)
14. James McCaig (Currie Chieftains)
13. Scott Bickerstaff (Marr)
12. Andrew Mitchell (Hawick)
11. Thomas Glendinning (Glasgow Hawks)
10. Cammy Scott (Aberdeen Grammar)
9. Danny Owenson (Musselburgh)
1. Shawn Muir (Hawick)
2. Matthias Schosser (Aberdeen Grammar)
3. Paulo Ferriera (Jed-Forest)
4. Hamish Ferguson (Currie Chieftains)
5. Kieran Watt (Musselburgh)
6. Darren Gillespie (Jed-Forest)
7. Ben Inglis (Aberdeen Grammar)
8. Craig Cowan (Jed-Forest)