Premiership Dream Team for weekend of 8th October

A big Borders representation with three players each from Hawick, Jed-Forest and Selkirk

Calum Renwick was outstanding at openside flanker for Hawick in their win over Marr. Image: Malcolm Grant
Calum Renwick was outstanding at openside flanker for Hawick in their win over Marr. Image: Malcolm Grant

LEWIS YOUNG scored a try and his return to the Jed-Forest team helped lift the Borderers to a rousing victory over struggling Heriot’s so he is at full-back, with his Riverside team-mate Mason Cullen on the right wing after another busy afternoon which also featured a try, while Kerr Gossman’s four tries for Edinburgh Accies versus Musselburgh meant he was a stick-on on the left wing.

Robbie Kent of Accies is at outside-centre while Andrew Grant-Suttie impressed at flanker for Selkirk during the first half of their match against GHA, and then played a key role in helping securing the home win when he moved to inside-centre after the break. Honourable mentions to DJ Innes of Currie Chieftains and Brendan McGroarty of Glasgow Hawks had a ding-dong battle in midfield at Balgray.

Jamie Forbes was man-of-the-match in that game at Balgray for consistently getting Currie Chieftains playing in the right areas and guiding his team to victory, while Ryan Godsmark‘s half-time move from inside-centre to scrum-half was also a key factor in Selkirk’s victory over GHA, so he gets the nod for the No 9 jersey ahead of Jed’s Aidan Bambrick,

This weekend’s Premiership match reports:

Currie Chieftains punish Glasgow Hawks with second-half scoring spree

Hawick’s forward power is decisive in victory over Marr

Edinburgh Accies run riot with powerful performance at Musselburgh

Pack power sees Selkirk home against indisciplined GHA

Jed-Forest capitalise on second half capitulation by Heriot’s Blues

Shawn Muir of Hawick came close to selection at loos-head prop but misses out on this occasion to Gary Strain of Glasgow Hawks, who scored a try, had an assist, and led a pack which put Currie’s scrum under pressure on a number of occasions. Try-scorer Matty Carryer is at hooker after a huge contribution to Hawick’s home win over Marr, while tight-head Zen Szwagrzak was the corner-stone of a dominant pack performance by Selkirk against GHA.

Clark Skeldon of Jed and Dalton Redpath of Hawick were both immense so Ewan Stewart of Currie Chieftains is unfortunate to miss out on this week’s Dream Team.

In the back-row, Tiann Wright‘s tackling performance and support of the ball carrier gets him the nod at blindside flanker, Calum Renwick was man-of-the-match for Hawick versus Marr so is at openside just ahead of Jed’s goal-kicking breakaway Finlay Scott, and his Mansfield team-mate Jae Linton is edged out by Edinburgh Accie Ruairi Campbell at No 8.


15. Lewis Young (Jed-Forest)


14. Mason Cullen (Jed-Forest)

13. Robbie Kent (Edinburgh Accies)

12. Andrew Grant-Suttie (Selkirk)

11. Kerr Gossman (Edinburgh Accies)


10. Jamie Forbes (Currie Chieftains)

9. Ryan Godsmark (Selkirk)


1. Gary Strain (Glasgow Hawks)

2. Matt Carryer (Hawick)

3. Zen Szwagrzak (Selkirk)

4. Dalton Redpath (Hawick)

5. Clark Skeldon (Jed-Forest)

6. Tiann Wright (Glasgow Hawks)

7. Calum Renwick (Hawick) 

8. Ruairi Campbell (Edinburgh Accies)

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