ANOTHER assured performance sees Hawick’s Kirk Ford, the league’s most prolific points kicker, named at full-back, with Ryan Flett of Glasgow Hawks on the right wing and Ethan McVicker of Selkirk on the left wing.
Ryan Cottrell had some excellent touches for Selkirk versus Currie Chieftains before going off injured so gets the nod at outside centre, while Hawick’s three-try man-of-the-match Ethan Reilly is selected ahead of Chieftain Greg Cannie and Accie Ben Brannan at inside-centre.
Jamie Forbes of Currie Chieftains oozed class at stand-off and links up at half-back with Sinjin Broad of Edinburgh Accies, meaning Paddy Boyer of Currie Chieftains just misses out.
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Loose-head prop Cole Imrie touched down twice for Edinburgh Accies as they dismantled Heriot’s Blues at Goldenacre, and he is joined in the Dream Team front-row by his club mate Clem Lacour at tight-head, while Hawick’s Fraser Renwick was once again a stand-out at hooker.
Finlay Simpson was man-of-the-match for Edinburgh Accies and he is joined in the engine-room by Currie Chieftain Ewan Stewart, and this pair are set to go toe-to-toe in next weekend’s play-off semi-final at Malleny Park. Mike Vernel also had a big 25 minutes off the bench for Currie Chieftains.
In the back-row, the Hawks back-row of Tiaan Wright, Oscar Baird and Seb Hastings showed up well, but don’;t quite make the cut on this occasion. Instead, 19-year–old Ally McCallum of Currie Chieftains edges it at blindside flanker, while Calum Renwick and the outstanding Jae Linton both of Hawick are at openside and No 8 respectively. Innes ‘Sharkey’ Hill of Heriot’s Blues, Ruari Campbell of Edinburgh Accies and Rhys Davies of Chieftains have to make do with honourable mentions.
15. Kirk Ford (Hawick)
14. Ryan Flett (Glasgow Hawks)
13. Ryan Cottrell (Selkirk)
12. Ethan Reilly (Hawick)
11. Ethan McVickar (Selkirk)
10. Jamie Forbes (Currie Chieftains)
9. Sinjin Broad (Edinburgh Accies)
1. Cole Imrie (Edinburgh Accies)
2. Fraser Renwick (Hawick)
3. Clem Lacour (Edinburgh Accies)
4. Finlay Simpson (Edinburgh Accies)
5. Ewan Stewart (Currie Chieftains)
6. Ally McCallum (Currie Chieftains)
7. Calum Renwick (Hawick)
8. Jae Linton (Hawick)
2022-23 Premiership Leaderboard – after all 18 regular season matches