Premiership talking points from Saturday 15th February

Only three matches went ahead this weekend, with Storm Dennis wiping out the Glasgow Hawks versus Hawick and Edinburgh Accies versus Marr games

It wasn't pretty at Stoneyhill and both sets of players deserve a medal for making it through the 80 minutes. Image: David Gibson
It wasn't pretty at Stoneyhill and both sets of players deserve a medal for making it through the 80 minutes. Image: David Gibson
  • Currie Chieftains are unlikely to catch Marr in the run-in – but the bonus point they earned in an amazingly lively game played in atrocious conditions at Rubislaw yesterday could be a significant factor when it comes to all important home advantage in the play-offs. Well worth their win, they readily took whatever chances came their way –  with scrum-half Gregor Christie outstanding until he was forced off injured.

 

  • Aberdeen Grammar are still looking for a slot in the play-offs –  but they have a tough couple of games left –  Hawick away and Marr at home. They will, however, take confidence from their gutsy second half performance against Chieftains –  and will be disappointed that they did not manage to snatch a losing bonus point from the encounter despite Tom Aplin’s tremendous long range try –  reminiscent of the one he scored against Marr earlier in the season. A great, if unrewarded, effort up-front with Matthias Schosser and Ross Anderson to the fore –  and some nice touches from stand off Sam Knudson.

 

  • ‘Sevens in the mud’ was how Alan Lorimer saw Jed-Forest‘s eight-try demolition of GHA. Powerful performances up front from Gregor Law, Dom Buckley, Donald Grieve, Garry Young and particularly man-of-the-match Harry Meadows. Gritty play from scrum-half Nik Stringl –  and, given the weather, an unbelievable seven conversions out of eight attempts from Robbie Yourston – and not a yellow card to be seen. Bring on Hawick on 7th March!

 

  • Trevor Carmichael had a fair idea of what was coming his way at Riverside –  but he must never-the-less have been disappointed with GHA‘s  muted response to the onslaught. A huge game at Braidholm against Musselburgh on 29th February.

 


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