Premiership Team-of-the-Week for the play-off semi-finals (and one final round 18 game)

Five Currie Chieftains players selected after an excellent away win over Marr

Hawick captain Shawn Muir is selected in this week's Premiership Dream Team at loose-head prop. Image: Malcolm Grant
Hawick captain Shawn Muir is selected in this week's Premiership Dream Team at loose-head prop. Image: Malcolm Grant

BOTH starting full-backs from Saturday’s Borders derby at Mansfield park make the side this week, with the lively Archie Barbour of Kelso wearing No 15, while Kirk Ford’s influence after moving to stand-off in place of the injured Kyle Brunton means that he is in the 10 jersey.

Despite the less than conducive conditions, there were several strong performances by the wide-boys, including Charlie Welsh (who took his try well for Hawick against Kelso), and Kelso pair James Thompson and Robbie Tweedie, but Ryan Daley‘s exceptional defending which prevented two Marr tries and team-mate James McCaig‘s impact in attack sees the Currie Chieftains duo get the nod.

Kelso’s Dwain Patterson‘s tidy all round performance for Kelso means he is at outside-centre, while try-scorer DJ Innes of Currie Chieftains is selected just ahead of the hot-stepping Lee Armstrong at inside-centre. Ford’s half-back partner is Currie Chieftains man-of-the-match Paddy Boyer.


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Shawn Muir of Hawick is a familiar face at loose-head after a typically industrious performance, and his Greens team-mate Fraser Renwick also made a strong case for selection but misses out to Glasgow Hawks try-scorer Paul Cairncross. Meanwhile, at tight-head, it was notable that Hawick’s scrum took control after Kelso’s Terry Logan went off, while Marcus Goodwin was man-of-the-match for Hawks at Riverside, but Will Farquhar is only Marr player to make the cut on a disappointing day for the Fullarton men.

Keith Melbourne of Kelso and Dalton Redpath of Hawick form a rugged second-row partnership, with Rhys Davies of Currie Chieftains at blindside, Calum Renwick celebrating his 100th Hawick appearance at openside, and Cammy Brown of Kelso selected just ahead of opposite number Jae Linton and Currie Chieftain Sam Cardosi at No 8.

 

 

15. Archie Barbour (Kelso)

 

14. James McCaig (Currie Chieftains)

13. Dwain Patterson (Kelso)

12. DJ Innes (Currie Chieftains)

11. Ryan Daley (Currie Chieftains)

 

10. Kirk Ford (Hawick)

9. Paddy Boyer (Currie Chieftains)

 

1. Shawn Muir (Hawick)

2. Paul Cairncross (Glasgow Hawks)

3. Will Farquhar (Marr)

4. Keith Melbourne (Kelso)

5. Dalton Redpath (Hawick)

6. Rhys Davies (Currie Chieftains)

7. Calum Renwick (Hawick)

8. Cammy Brown (Kelso)


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