LOTS of tight call this week, starting at full-back where Andy McLean of Glasgow Hawks edges selection just ahead of Kerr Gossman of Edinburgh Accies, Matt Reid of Selkirk, Chris Hyde of GHA and Charlie Brett of Currie Chieftains.
Kody McGovern‘s second hat-trick for Chieftains in as many weeks earns him the No 14 jersey, while the pace, elusive running and two tries scored by Amena Caqusau sees the GHA man selected on the other wing. That means three-try Craig Robertson of Heriot’s, Accies pair Fraser Lindsay and Lewis Wells, and Ross Darroch of Glasgow Hawks, are unlucky to miss out.
Robbie Kent‘s ability to beat the first defender as Accies put champions Marr to the sword sees him selected at outside-centre ahead of Ryan Cottrell of Selkirk, the hard working Paul Christie of Heriot’s and James McCaig of Currie chieftains, while Andrew Grant-Suttie wears No 12.
Vincent Hart‘s control at stand-off for Accies sees him retain his place in the Dream Team, and his club-mate, Max Love, is unfortunate to miss out on selection this week to Hawick youngster Hector Patterson, who scored two tries in a man-of-the-match performance against Jed-Forest.
In the pack, Mike Downer of Glasgow Hawks misses out to Shawn Muir of Hawick at loose-head. Archie Falconer was impressive for GHA at hooker with a highlight being his 40-yard break from inside his own 22, and Finlay Scott of Jed also showed up well, but the hardworking and uncompromising Bob Stott of Musselburgh edges it on this occasion. And at tight-head, Michael Fox did pick up a yellow-card but was solid in the set-piece as part of a GHA pack which had the edge against Heriot’s.
Cody Roman of Currie Chieftains links ups with Finlay Simpson of Edinburgh Accies in the second-row, which means Selkirk pair James Head and Andrew Cochrane as well as Clark Skeldon of Jed all miss out.
Andrew McColm of Selkirk starts at blindside flanker, while Heriots’ youngster Sam Wallace is selected ahead of Dario Ewing of GHA and Connor Sutherland of Hawick at openside, and Ruairi Campbell‘s man-of-the-match performance in that big win for Accies over Marr means he wears No 8.
15. Andy McLean (Glasgow Hawks)
14. Kody McGovern (Currie Chieftains)
13. Robbie Kent (Edinburgh Accies)
12. Andrew Grant-Suttie (Selkirk)
11. Amena Caqusau (GHA)
10. Vincent Hart (Edinburgh Accies)
9. Hector Patterson (Hawick)
1. Shawn Muir (Hawick)
2. Bob Stott (Musselburgh)
3. Michael Fox (GHA)
4. Cody Roman (Currie Chieftains)
5. Finlay Simpson (Edinburgh Accies)
6. Andrew McColm (Selkirk)
7. Sam Wallace (Heriot’s)
8. Ruairi Campbell (Edinburgh Accies)