ANDY MCLEAN’S man-of-the-match performance as Glasgow Hawks picked up a win on the road at Jed-Forest earns him selection at full-back ahead of tough competition from Kerr Gossman of Edinburgh Accies, Charlie Brett of Currie Chieftains and James Ferguson of Musselburgh.
Luca Bardelli defended courageously against the powerful Scott Bickerstaff and took his try well in a losing effort against Marr, so is named on the right wing, while Lachlan Ferguson‘s pace and appetite for work in a try-scoring performance in Selkirk’s win over Musselburgh earns him the No 11 jersey, with Lewis Wells of Edinburgh Accies and Cammy Meager of Currie Chieftains missing out.
James Pinkerton had a big game for Hawks at Riverside, so is selected ahead of the reliably classy Robbie Kent of Edinburgh Accies, Nairn Calder of Marr and Owen Cranston of Jed at outside-centre, with the hard-running Oisin Quinn of Heriot’s at inside-centre.
Kirk Ford‘s control after moving to stand-off, not to mention his late touchline conversion, was key to Hawick’s away win over Edinburgh Accies, so he wears No 10 this week, with an honourable mention going to Aminio Bogidrau, who was a real handful in that slot for GHA, demonstrating an exciting repertoire of skills from no-look passes, to kick-passes, to dummies.
Ford’s half-ball partner teenage club-mate Hector Patterson, who is selected ahead of Eric Davey of Hawks and Jack Hamilton of Selkirk at scrum-half.
Both Marr props – Gordon Reid on the loose-head and Craig Miller on the tight-head – deserve a tip of the cap for playing the full 80-minutes as they Ayrshire men bounced back from their heavy defeat at Accies last time out with a win over GHA, and some hard carries in an incrasingly dominant pack sees the latter of these two edge ahead of two-try Cairn Ramsay into this week’s Dream Team, alongside Luke Pettie of Selkirk and Ross Graham of Hawick at hooker.
Cody Roman of Chieftains and Finlay Simpson of Edinburgh Accies are once again selected in the second-row this week.
Blair Jardine is a phenomenal workhorse in the back-row for Marr to is named at blindside flanker, Blake Roff showed up well at openside in a losing cause for Jed, and Rhys Davies took up the Currie Chieftains captaincy in Graeme Carson’s absence and led from the front with real physicality, so sneaks ahead of Jae Linton of Hawick at No 8.
15. Andy McLean (Glasgow Hawks)
14. Luca Bardelli (GHA)
13. James Pinkerton (Glasgow Hawks)
12. Oissin Quinn (Heriot’s)
11. Lachlan Ferguson (Selkirk)
10. Kirk Ford (Hawick)
9. Hector Patterson (Hawick)
1. Luke Pettie (Selkirk)
2. Ross Graham (Hawick)
3. Craig Miller (Marr)
4. Cody Roman (Currie Chieftains)
5. Finlay Simpson (Edinburgh Accies)
6. Blair Jardine (Marr)
7. Blake Roff (Jed-Forest)
8. Rhys Davies (Currie Chieftains)