Premiership: The Sunday Summary (for Saturday 16th October)

Marr, Currie Cheiftains Hawick, Edinburgh Accies and Glasgow Hawks all pick up wins

Glasgow Hawks came out on top of their dry match against GHA. Image: Colin Robinson
Glasgow Hawks came out on top of their dry match against GHA. Image: Colin Robinson
  • With several key men injured or unavailable, a different looking Marr side, with Scott Bickerstaff in the centre and Gordon Reid in the second row, cruised to a comfortable home win against Musselburgh. The Bickerstaff boys were dynamite. Defence was uncompromisingly effective. Now back in the groove after a couple of listless weeks – but Accies will pose a sterner challenge when they visit Fullarton next week.

 

 

  • An early blitz by Hawick at Mansfield petered out leaving another bonus point out on the pitch – but, realistically, 24-7 is no mean result against Jed. Kirk Ford is getting close to being a very good player and Matt Carryer leads from the front, notching his fifth try of the season. An interesting game away to Musselburgh next week.

Super6: Ayrshire Bulls defeat Southern Knights to clinch the title

Edinburgh v Bulls: hosts ride their luck and weather a storm to pick up valuable win

Zebre v Glasgow: weary Warriors keep up winning run


  • It has been a while coming but Edinburgh Accies celebrated their first away win of the season against Selkirk at Philiphaugh in attractive style, picking up a bonus point in the process. Jamie Loomes was again outstanding in terms of control and vision. Their backs were sharp, keen to let the ball do the work and lethal in their finishing. With much more depth now about their squad, they could make a serious statement about their title aspirations in Troon this coming Saturday.

 

  • Job done by Glasgow Hawks in the Glasgow derby at Braidholm – maybe not a classic but a bonus point none the less. Lewis McNamara put in a full shift which was rewarded with a couple of tries and Liam Brims slotted his goals with aplomb. Selkirk at Balgray next up.

 

 

  • Caught cold at Mansfield, Jed-Forest fought back gamely against Hawick, but, well though they played in the second half, they had always left themselves too much to do. Gary Munro was tidy at stand-off and Gregor Young a very real threat in the centre. A tough game at home to Currie Chieftains next week.

 

 

  • Still six or seven players light, Selkirk put up a brave fight against Accies at Philiphaugh – but it was never quite enough, though they finished strongly and did manage to salvage a bonus point – which was pretty good effort given their current stringent resources. Hawks away next week.

 

  • It does not get any easier for Aberdeen Grammar. They conceded a soft early try against Chieftains and struggled to find a way into the game. Their scrum was reasonable but their line-out was poor. Confidence and tempo are big issues. Every game is a big one now – GHA at Rubislaw next week.

Super6: Ayrshire Bulls defeat Southern Knights to clinch the title