THE lively Callum Ramm gets the nod at full-back, and is joined in the back-three by his consistently tidy Boroughmuir Bears team-mate Joe Jenkins on the left wing, with Luca Bardelli of Sprint Series champions Ayrshire Bulls on the right wing.
Matt Davidson was immense, especially in defence, for Heriot’s as they overcame some major set-backs to push Bulls all the way at Millbrae in the 1st/2nd place play-off so is a stick-on at outside-centre, while his team-mate Grant Hughes, along with Scott Robeson of Boroughmuir Bears and Craig Jardine of Stirling Wolves are all unfortunate to miss out to Scott King of Watsonians at inside-centre.
Jason Baggott controlled proceeding and picked up two tries as Watsonians claimed third spot so it as at stand-off, while Hector Patterson – son of former Scotland No 9 Derrick – is the most recent product of the Jed-Forest scrum-half conveyor belt and the classy teenagers two try performance for Watsonians earns him selection at scrum-half ahead of Ben Afshar of Bulls.
Adam Wood‘s delightful cameo for Stirling Wolves gets him the nod at loose-head prop. Alex McGuire‘s arrival on the park for the Bulls bolstered their set-piece and helped trigger a powerful second half performance so he is selected at hooker ahead of Corey Tait, Jerry Blyth Lafferty (both of Bears) and Michael Lines (of Heriot’s). Calvin Henderson of Bulls is at tight-head.
Kieran Watt made big contribution for Watsonians in the open and in the battle of the line-out so partners the rugged warriors Clark Skeldon of Southern Knights in the second-row, with notable mentions to the hard-carrying Archie Smeaton of Ayrshire Bulls, his team-mate Ed Bloodworth, and Josh King of Boroughmuir Bears who miss out on this occasions,
Liam McConnell‘s contribution in the back-row was highlighted by Bears head coach Graham Shiel as outstanding after their win over Knights so he is selected at blindside flanker just head of Ryan Sweeney of Bulls and Ruairidh Leishman of Heriot’s.
Iain Wilson scored two tries and made impacts all over the park for Heriot’s to earn selection at open-side.
Trystan Andrews‘ 40-metre try for Bears against Knights was a thing of beauty and he was named man-of-the-match in the 5th/6th place play-off, while the hard-working Neil Irvine-Hess was man-of-the-match for Watsonians in the 3rd/4th place play-off, but both miss out at No 8 to Blair Macpherson, who once again led from the front with two tries and countless thunderous carries for Bulls in the only match which (if truth be told) really mattered.
15. Callum Ramm (Boroughmuir Bears)
11. Luca Bardelli (Ayrshire Bulls)
13. Matt Davidson (Heriot’s)
12. Scott King (Watsonians)
11. Joe Jenkins (Boroughmuir Bears)
10 Jason Baggott (Watsonians)
9. Hector Patterson (Watsonians)
1. Adam Wood (Stirling Wolves)
2. Alex McGuire (Ayrshire Bulls)
3. Calvin Henderson (Ayrshire Bulls)
4 Kieran Watt (Watsonians)
5. Clark Skeldon (Southern Knights)
6. Liam McConnell (Boroughmuir Bears)
7. Iain Wilson (Heriot’s)
8. Blair Macpherson (Ayrshire Bulls)