Super6 Friday night games to be shown live on BBC website and iPlayer

This weekend's Super6 clashes between Boroughmuir Bears and Heriot's at Meggetland will start the schedule of 10 matches being shown by the public broadcaster

Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

ALL 10 Friday night games of the 2021 Super6 season will be shown live on the BBC Sport Scotland website and BBC iPlayer, it has been announced.

Tomorrow’s clash between Boroughmuir Bears and Heriot’s will launch the schedule of coverage, with the programme starting at 7.15pm ahead of a 7.30pm kick-off. Paul Mitchell is on commentary duty along with former Boroughmuir Bears captain Chris Laidlaw.

Short highlights of all 33 matches will be available on the BBC Sport Scotland website and Scottish Rugby channels over the course of a weekend, while extended highlights of all matches will be available on the Scottish Rugby website every Monday.


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It has previously been announced that the 10 Sunday matches in this Super6 campaign will be shown on free-to-air channel, FreeSports. Coverage will begin at 1.15pm each week, with highlights of the Friday and Saturday matches shown during the Sunday show.

Jenny Drummond will be hosting this Sunday’s programme featuring Ayrshire Bulls hosting Watsonians at Millbrae, with commentary from Stuart McFarlane and former Scotland international and record points scorer Chris Paterson.

This weekend’s Super6 fixtures –

Friday 30th July: Boroughmuir Bears v Heriot’s Rugby – 7.30pm (Live on BBC Sport Scotland website, BBC iPlayer and Scottish Rugby website)

Saturday 31st July: Stirling County v Southern Knights – 3pm

Sunday 1st August: Ayrshire Bulls v Watsonians Rugby – 1.30pm (Live on FreeSports)


Boroughmuir Bears v Heriot’s: Super6 returns with inter-city derby clash

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16 Comments

  1. Like our friend Dom above. I also tend to not use the thumb icons. Except when a lack of generosity of spirit is displayed. I’ve thumbed up you for your excel at reply. Thanks septic

  2. Entertaining match, to be expected a few production issues on the first hit out but positive overall, 1000 viewers for a ‘local club game’ + pitch surrounding full of fans is nothing to be sniffed at to begin with.

    Change is happening folks, i for one am looking forward to it.

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  3. A thumbs up is a point of view now? You learn something new everyday.

    I don’t use the feature as I consider it meaningless. But you bash on as you normally do.

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  4. Some of the oldies are stuck in their ways Septic, best just to leave them be, their biased opinions will never changed regardless of clear positive change right in front of them.

    Excellent work by the SRU to have even more coverage.

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    • And some seem to be so insecure that they can’t accept others have different opinions to them.

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  5. Best to luck to the competition and great to see a decent amount of coverage. Its had a tough baptism of fire and still to an extent an alien concept to me. When it comes to rugby you want to get emotionally invested and I’m not sure they’ll attract much support outside their traditional base and even then fans may have split loyalties better S6 and the traditional side. Districts would have been more of an emotional pull but that would limit games and wouldn’t provide a base to add new teams. I’ll definitely give it the benefit of the doubt and tune in (as they’d say back in the day)

    • Not that I’m one to grumble but come on, guys, this TV coverage seems to be getting delivered by the junior trainee department. Did they not do a sound check? Complete loss of sound seemingly unnoticed for several minutes and general horrible sound quality – either the gain is up way too high or the piece of string is falling out of the tin can…
      Is there no-one monitoring? ?

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    • Credit has to go to Mark Dodson for how he has steered the ship over the past year and a bit during this pandemic and these partnerships with the S6 can only be a good thing.

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  6. Great TV Deal and boost for the game. Its just great to be able to watch rugby being played after such a difficult time for all. Players have lost so much time in what can already be a very short career. This just isnt a time for politics its a time to let everyone breath to recover and to fulfil their ambition to be as good as they can be.
    Most players will always play for their local club, as always some will test themselves at a higher level and the very few then go on to greater things.
    Our job is to make that as easy as possible not to build walls
    Good luck to everyone in S6 and the Club Game when it starts , nothing is back to normal no matter how much we want it to be . Lets not make it any harder than nescessary

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    • someone did not like that post. About the most uncontentious post as there could be, one we should all be able to support. Of course no attempt to explain why. Strange behaviour

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      • Paying attention to thumbs up or thumbs down and thinking it has any meaning. Now that’s strange behaviour

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      • being interested in the point of view of others isn’t strange behaviour Dom. Especially something as inoffensive as that post. I know its difficult for you to get that, but you really must try harder.

        Were you the second thumbs down? If not, no worries. If yes, would be good to hear why

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